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Sunday, September 27, 2015
Oogie Spazzjabber's Gobbo Gang
Behold the Goblin War Chief Oogie Spazzjabber and the odiferous gaggle of gobbos who call him Boss. Oogie is not by any means one of the most powerful Goblin Clan leaders in the Black River country, but that is something he intends to change very soon.
Oogie was the smallest of a litter of forty-seven, and had to learn to fend for himself almost from birth. He is still a bit small for a Goblin and is obsessed with making himself seem bigger and more important than he really is; hence his predilection for big, ostentatious head gear, and for standing on things like the little knot of earth and turf you can see him perched on in the picture above.
He earned the name Spazzjabber for his obnoxious habit of loudly and wildly hijacking any conversation he should happen across, regardless of what it may have been about or whether he was invited to it, just to make sure that everyone's attention is focused exclusively on him, rather than on whatever stupid, unimportant, non-Oogie thing they might have been wasting time discussing. Oogie's obsession with himself is not to be underestimated. The clan battle standard is really just a crude painting of Oogie's own face leering down on his enemies from above.
His obsession with size carries over even to the weapons his followers are armed with. Oogie himself carries the largest sword he can wield, and insists that all his boys fight with two-handed weapons because he believes the long-handled cleavers and bashers make his troops look bigger and scarier.
Its hard to say if there is any merit to this theory, but Oogie believes it, and what Oogie says goes.
Oogie works more or less constantly to increase the size of his following, so, while still a minor chieftain, he may not remain small fry for long.
Here for your viewing displeasure, are some of Oogie's warriors preparing to march out to join the horde of the Black Orc Warlord known as Big Blackie.
This is September's addition to Big Blackie's horde. Back in May I set myself the goal of painting at least one unit or group of characters each month. I actually managed to keep this pact with myself and am now in a good position to try to blitz-paint my way to 3,000 points during the month of Orctober. All other painting projects will be put aside next month in the interests of getting Big Blackie's horrid horde finished; nothing but Orcs and Gobbos next month! November will be spent painting baggage trains. I need one more Orc baggage section and two for Chaos. I already have all the bits and figs assembled for the Chaos wagons and the hideously mutated baggage tramps. It's a pretty sweet project...I hope you'll like it! Then...sometime around Christmas or New Year's...Big Blackie's horde will clash with Aulech Henschblutt's Chaos raiders in a great big 3k pt battle report! This project has stayed on schedule so far...here's to hoping it'll reach the finish line more or less on time!