Saturday, July 11, 2015

A Ganga Snots!


Few thoughts are more likely to stir terror in the breast of an honest hausfrau than the spectre of finding a bloated snotling stuffing itself noisily in the bottom of her pantry.  Although one of the tough women of the Black River country is by no means incapable of dispatching one such loathesome creature with her trusty carving knife, where there is one there are always more, and unless drastic measures are speedily taken, home and community can be over-run with ravenous green mites within a matter of days.

Typical anti-snotling measures involve the calling up of the local militia, who must painstakingly scour the village and surrounding area with dogs and torches, prodding snotlings out from under every house and hedge and fallen tree and hopefully dispatching them quickly and efficiently.

In extreme cases, poison must be resorted to, though this is not the preferred method of Snotling extermination, as the area must be evacuated of children and livestock while the poison lies out...

 In the not-too distant future, I want to start gaming Snotling infestations of little villages.  Militia and dogs and hausfraus with frying pans battling snotling stands as they pop up almost at random throughout the town.
It seems like you have to have some snotlings in your Orc and Goblin army, although I have to wonder if they are really good for anything.  Last time I tried to use any of them in a Warhammer game was very long ago indeed, and I didn't use that many of them.   I tend to think the 3rd edition rules over-price them a little.  I believe it's 35 points for a stand of creatures who are essentially harmless and only really useful for soaking up arrows and such.


What they most definitely are, however is characterful and entertaining.  Just the thing for a chuckle, And if they get wiped out, it's not upsetting, because, like Skavenslaves, getting wiped out is sort of their job.
I've got a bunch more of these little creeps waiting to be painted.  Not sure if I'm going to start on them right away, though, as I'd originally planned.
I'd sort of planned to do all my Snots in one swoop but having finished this bunch I'm feeling a touch of Snotling fatigue.
"Ere we go!!!!!!  Yaaaggghhhhhh!!!!!"





10 comments:

  1. Awesome. Belive it or not the only snottling I have ever painted is standing in for a goblin wolfrider horn blower. Other than that I have never had a snott in my army. I own the little chaps and so must get round to it. Hope they trun out as nice as yours.

    Oh and I did a starting WHFRP adventure with a farm infested with snotlings. The local halfing labourer convinced himself he had stopped a goblin invasion..

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    1. Thanks Ernie! Hilarious about the WHFRP adventure. It actually doen't take that long to paint 'em, they're so small and their clothing and equipment is so sparse...

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  2. I look forward to seeing your forthcoming games and seeing the militia etc take these plucky green chaps on...
    Alan

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    1. Thanks, Alan I have about 6 more stands and some villagers to paint yet, but the more I think about it, the more I like the idea of trying to get 'em ready for a game before close of summer...

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  3. Great idea of a snotling infestation....and those mooning guys are hilarious.

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    1. Thanks, Springinsfeld! There were so many great Snotling pieces in the old days. The mooning boy-and girl snot piece is a great one, and I was happy to get it. My favorite, though, is still the wizard giving the bird. He's probably everybody's favorite.

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  4. Love the idea of playing a Snotling scenario!

    Great work on the charming little chaps - must get round to mine some time...

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    1. Thanks, Thantsants! Hmm...maybe I'll have to make Snotvasion my project for the rest of the Summer. I'm getting pretty well caught up on Big Blackie's army...

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  5. A snotling infestation is only truly dangerous once the little boogers find the hay-wains and wagons. Who knows how such moronic vermin are able to exploit this machinery, but they do. And then all hell breaks loose.

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    1. Agreed. But I think we can handle most of what they dish out. As long as they don't start learning to play Miley Cyrus tunes on Goffik Rock instruments.

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