Sneeky Rim – Goblin Acolyte

Delving deep within my Lead Mountain for robed acolytes I came across this Mantic Goblin Sneek.  He’s been painted with fire-motif robes as he will be joining my warband as one of Clyro Burns’ assistant sorcerers.

Sneeky Rim, Goblin Acolyte

This miniature is out of production, which is weird as I still think of Mantic Games as the new kids on the block and not a venerable old company with the luxury of retiring its older offerings.  Time flies.  Only yesterday I was horrified to be told it was my tenth Twitter anniversary.  Next thing you know I’ll be off to a field to drink cider and watch Fairport Convention unironically.

In 2016 I had a weekend of Frostgrave gaming looming and was desperate for fully painted figures.  I quickly rebased a Ruglud’s test miniature and slipped him in with my Chaos Thugs with a matching shield.  It established a precedent, and I’m now seeing what other greenskins I can paint as part of this multiculti force.

Though I’m working on these guys with Dragon Rampant in mind, I’m wondering how to get them onto an Age of Sigmar battlefield.  Kairic Acolytes is my current best bet, but their compulsory weapon options don’t make them a perfect fit.  Suggestions welcome!

Sneeky Rim, Goblin Acolyte
Clyro Burns and his acolytes in the City of False Idols.

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Curis has painted for Games Workshop, Forge World, Warlord Games, Mantic Games, Avatars of War, Wargames Foundry, Studio McVey and many others. He's won at Golden Demon and Salute. He publishes monthly painting tutorials on Patreon.

4 thoughts on “Sneeky Rim – Goblin Acolyte

  • August 7, 2017 at 9:14 am

    Brilliant work as always! Love seeing this group grow! Could you not field him as a Gaunt Summoner with Chaos Familiars? You would need to paint one more but would be a perfect fit! The Summoner is even able to cast Infernal Flames!

    • August 7, 2017 at 9:17 am

      It is nice watching a collection grow gradually. That’s quite a good idea, actually. I’ll dig up the White Dwarf with the warscroll in and have a look.

  • August 9, 2017 at 8:46 am

    That’s a nice fig, who sculpted it?

    Beautiful painting.

    The Gaunt Summoner idea is great. I second that.

    • August 9, 2017 at 9:05 am

      It’s a Bob Naismith.


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