Assyrian army

Assyrian army

Tuesday, 3 March 2015



The Garrison High Goblin riding a lizard is like the Wraithe - begging to be put on a horse. OK, LotR/GM would have Goblins painted green and riding wolves - mine are flesh coloured and I don't see why they shouldn't be on horses.

But then, the figure will also do quite well as a High Elf cavalryman. If I wanted to go commercial I would probably do a bit of carving on the helmet and give it a new shield but for me it's OK as it stands. The Oriental look, of course, means it would stand in well as a Hyborian Khitai. The problem with that is the number needed. Only one figure on the mould because it's not really feasible to make a new mould just for this and a Khitai HoTT army would need quite a few of them. Still, it's a thought. Then again, do I really need anothe all-Rider HoTT army?

Probably, and it's a nice figure.

 This original version was cast and painted soon after I bought Garrison, so it's about 8 years old. I had intended an Orc/Goblin army then, it's taken a while to get back to it.

 I quite like the bat motif on the shield, not sure how appropriate it would be for Elves or Khitai, but then - it's fantasy anyway.

 Finally, can't stop messing about... so stuck some wings on three of the lizards... still being painted, hopefully the final product will look better than the current version.


  1. Ahh, good idea, I am planning a Khitai army at the moment (using Garrison Chinese figures of course), so I may have to borrow that idea for heavy cavalry.

    1. Don't really see Garrison Chinese as Khitai - too early. Mongols would be an idea, or generic Medieval Persians or Chinese. The Garrison Mongol Chinese subject archer would be great. The Sung cavalry officer would be fine, it's the 'men' I don't thinkwould fit.