Our next entry into the LotR 20mm realm is Goblins by Goblin Factory. These were originally made to compliment other 28mm figures. The Goblins are quite small so compared to a 28mm human, they work out well for that purpose. However, they also look good as a full sized Orc next to a 1/72 scale humanoid. This is fantastic news especially since Goblin factory has an extensive range of Goblins including Goblins on Wargs.
These figures are metal. They are some of the first 20mm figures I painted and the first Goblins I’ve painted in a long, long time. The skin is like that of the Mordor Orcs. GW Bubonic Brown over Black and a wash of Snake Bite Leather. Then lightly highlighted with Bleached Bone. Tunics are mostly white and bleached bone as a wash. Leather stuff is Snake Bite Leather again and Chestnut Ink as a wash.
These figures are all metal and, as you might guess, don’t come cheap. The packs of 6 foot are about $7.50. That puts us over $1 per figure. Wargs and riders are about $8.50 per 3 figures. They are very nice sculpts and the look is fantastic when painted up. They are great for skirmish gaming. Cost of this group is $17 for the Wargs, plus $15 for the melee, plus $7.50 for the archers and $4 for the Shaman. $43.50 total. A hefty some for 21 Infantry and 6 Warg Riders. When you consider that GW plastic boxes are going for $30 these days (6 Plastic Wargs for $30!) you realize that a comparable sized force in 28mm is $60. Perhaps not quite the savings we had with the rebel Minis Orcs and Dark Alliance Orcs. Should you wish to go another rout, Dark Alliance has just released 2 new sets of Warg Riders.
Dark Alliance Wargs These figures will probably cost about $15 for 12 figures. They are not widely available yet.