Happy New Year, y’all! So this is what makes the Orc team fun. There is quite a bit of diversity in the team, with Orcs, a Troll, and Goblins. Funny enough, a lot of Blood Bowl coaches don’t even know that you can use Goblins on the Orc team. You don’t usually see them, as they are not competitive, but they are in the rules for those who pay attention.
Even the Coaches who know you can take Goblins, often forget that you can take up to 4. That’s been carried over to the 2020 rules too. 4 Goblins on a team would probably be a really bad idea, but hey, sometimes people like to go crazy.
You also don’t get goblins in the original Orc team box, so that might be why some people don’t know. You can always use the Goblins from the Goblin box, which is what most people do. The cool thing is that there are enough different sculpts in there, that you can have 4 completely different looking Goblins.
Speaking of the Goblin team, it’s one I’ve been wanting to do for quite awhile. It’s not my favorite team to play, but the minis look so cool that I just want to paint them. Likely they are a bit further down my list, as I really need to work on some good finesse teams, so we have a nice play balance.
Painting wise, I wanted to give them uniforms/colors that matched the Orc team they are playing for. I was really curious how the smaller, lighter green guys would look next to their team-mates. Seems they fit in nicely.
On a technical level, these guys should have been tougher to paint than the Orcs. Mainly due to the diminutive size. But I guess I liked them well enough, that I didn’t find them too much of a chore. Also there were fewer of them. Whereas with the Orcs I just felt like I was painting an endless horde and had to really push myself towards the end.
The goblins have moon-shaped plates on their backs. Being a moon, I figured white would be more appropriate than the red back plates on the Orcs. I think rest of the uniform ties in fine, so they should still be easy to identify as team members.
Up Next: Back to Orcs!