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Ok, so the current Orc and Goblin army book goes into detail about Orcs, Savage Orcs, Black Orcs, Common Goblins, Night Goblins and Forest Goblins. On top of them we have Gnoblars from Ogre Kingdoms and some mention of Hobgoblins from Chaos Dwarfs.
However, some other greenskin races are mentioned in the Army Book and from reading around on the net there are also several other greenskin races that crop up in Warhammer fiction. Here is a list of the ones I am aware of.
- Bogarts/Marsh Goblins (mentioned in army book, live in the Marshes of Madness)
- Mere-Goblins (mentioned in army book, nocturnal goblins of Black Water)
- Hill Goblins (commonly found in the Old World, mentioned somewhere else as another name for Gnoblars?)
- Kobolds (no idea, mentioned on Wikipedia. Live in the Wildernesses of the Badlands)
- Swamp Orcs (again, wikipedia. Something to do with Bogarts?)
- White Orcs of Mount Grimfang(only mentioned as a tribe in the Army book so unlikely to have any real significance, but also dubbed as 'rarely seen' unlike the other tribes)
If anyone has any more knowledge of any of these and/or any other races of Greenskin mentioned in Warhammer fiction then please let me know with a reply
allrighty, im not sure about this one but i thought id give it a go:
When i played Heroquest there were three types of green models, golins orcs and fimir
so i kindof grew up thinking the fimir are greenskin (ish) aswell. they are bigger than orcs, have snakelike heads, live in swamps and i do remember they are part deamon, and great spellcasters.
Wether they are really greenskins i do not know.
Boglars are a marsh tribe, i believe they are the very same as those bogarts you mentioned, so perhapsthey changed the name. there was a whole peace about it a few white dwarfs ago, and i believe theres info on those in ogre kingdoms army book
Last edited by Digger; July 17th, 2009 at 08:21.
Yeah I've heard of the Fimir before, weren't they scrapped as an army in the earlier editions? Never seen what they look like mind so didn't consider they could be greenskins.
I might have to have a scan through the Ogre army book to look for any other mentions of Boglars/bogarts like you said.
Anyways, cheers for the reply!
Fimir are not greenskins, though they do have green skin. They were phased out in 4th Ed of Warhammer but were incorporated into HeroQuest. Never really an army, just a handful of models. I believe they were some of the first models done by Jes Goodwin (who did Space Marines, SoB, Eldar Exarchs amongst others). They were cyclopean half-daemons roughly based on the Fomorians of Irish legend.
in 6th Edition O&G, in the map by Jacob Stacklehoff, there is mention of "Flying Goblins" that live closer towards where the Lands of the Dead are at.
While looking through old White Dwarfs (old as in back in 2002, when Necrons were the new army, fantasy empires performed strange unusual maneuvers like lapping, and magazines were filled with bright new optimism for a miniature range based on Lord of the Rings), I found in number 267 an article about various goblins...
Included with Kobolds (that look almost identical to goblins except for longer arms and smaller hips), there's a variant called Fire Kobolds, named such for their seeming immunity to fire, as well as the blotches of orange or deep red all over their green skin.
Troglabob, a goblin that lives in the sea, comes equipped with lungs and webbed hands.
Hill Goblins, larger versions of goblins, more aggressive, as strong as orcs (clearly scrawny, more runtier orcs), with really dark skin, almost Black Orc dark.
And finally, Dust Goblins. Not necessarily a new species, but rather your usual greedy greenskin that decided to play a visit to the desert of Khemri. After a quick slaughter at the hands of a Tomb King's army, Liche Priests would go ahead and ressurect them for their legions, and sometimes a few of the former greenskins escape to their homelands, significantly more pale and scrawnier than usual.
What about hobgoblins from the old chaos dwarf list, can't forget about those sneaky gits now.