It’s Green Week, your Orcs & Goblins
We thought we'd caught him. We thought he couldn't cause any more damage. But The Black Goblin has escaped his dungeon lair (well, the box under the desk) and begun to cause havoc in the website once again. As I write, the rest of the web team are busy trying to herd him into a cupboard, but he's got wickedly sharp teeth and Mark's already pale from blood loss. Of course, the return of this green-skinned herald of mayhem can only mean one thing: that the new Orcs & Goblins are nearly here.
While we set about catching our resident nuisance, we decided that this week would be Green Week™ (can we trademark that? Who knows...) on What's New Today. Now, the Orcs often get a lot of press coverage, and so do the Night Goblins (it's the cheeky pointy hats and the Fanatics that do it I reckon), but we decided to take a look at the lesser-known greenskins - the Forest Goblins. To kick off Green Week, here are some of the coolest looking Forest Goblins that have been sent in to our inbox. The first pictures were sent in by Dimitris Kiourtsoglou, who's been building a full Forest Goblin army. Here's Dimitris to tell you more:
I'm also very excited by the new releases. I've already pre-ordered the giant Arachnarok Spider and I can't wait to get it. I will then have five different sized spiders in my army, ranging from tiny little ones all the way through to the massive Arachnarok. So yes, it looks great, it's massive, it fits with my army theme and (with a Shaman on it) it boosts my magic. What else could I ask for?
Dan: Thanks, Dimitris, your army looks completely crazy and very colourful - it's the epitome of a Goblin army. It's great to see what can be achieved with a little bit of imagination and a lot of Green Stuff. I'm a particular fan of your Spider regiment and I love the effect you've achieved on the spiders (which was done by sticking static grass to the model before it was undercoated). Sticking with today's spidery theme, Lukasz Grzyb has sent us this picture of the Arachnarok Spider that he painted for his local independent retailer in Poland.
Dan again: That Arachnarok is stunning, Lukasz - the red has come out really well - I might have to try out your painting technique on something soon. The funny thing is, Lukasz even said in his email that he had to rush this model because he didn't have much time to work on it. So, not only is he an awesome painter, but a fast one too. Expect plenty of admiration (and a modicum of envy) from all our readers, Lukasz.