I have a bit of a soft spot for Goblins. They get a bad rap in most fantasy universes, but at least in the world of Warhammer they tend to be quite comical. Night Goblins however are a little different: they’re crazy even by Goblin standards, but they do embody a wonderfully evil, sneaky side of being a greenskin that isn’t represented by the more bombastic and brutal orcs.
That’s why it’s so exciting that with Total War: Warhammer only a few months out from release, Night Goblins have gotten their own featurette.
As much as the standard Night Goblins are out of their minds after one too many slugs of fungus beer, the Fanatics are in a class of their own. Waiting until enemy units approach and then hurling themselves from the mass of greenskins around them, the Fanatics wade into the enemy with wildly swinging ball and chains. An effective strategy whether they’re on the field of battle or a Blood Bowl pitch.
The Night Goblins aren’t as effective in anything else they do, but masses of dirty, little arrows and jabbing, cruelly barbed spears still don’t exactly tickle you in the guts when a thousand of them are sent your way.
There’s also the fungus addled minds of the shaman to contend with. They aren’t as powerful as the Orc counterparts, but they can ride wolves, letting them get in and out of the thick of battle quickly, slinging spells as they go.
Total War: Warhammer is set for release on 26th April 2016.
KitGuru Says: Yup, it’s the greenskin life for me. I’ll be conducting a monstrous Waarggh! when this comes out next year. What about the rest of you?