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I'm looking at starting an army based around gobbos (no orcs). I have never played o&g before, so have no idea what they're like. So I've got two questions:
A) Are goblins-only lists feasible in eighth? Or am I gonna get blown out of the water?
Are they competitive enough to be used in tourneys? If so, what units are must-haves and what should I steer clear of?
Buddy, lemme tell ya- Gobbos were competitive in 7th! People don't believe it until they've faced a well organised gobbo horde but it's true. Come 8th ed, gobbos are actually quite formidable. I've won several games and have had a couple of close draws against 'top tier' Dark Elves.
You want lots of big blocks of troops (I use spearmen but that's because those are the models I've got) a healthy smattering of fanatics and a good collection of heroes. BSB is essential, and I tend to take a regualer gobbo as my Lord rather than a night gobbo.
Have a look at this- http://www.librarium-online.com/foru...ml#post1330230 (Night Goblin Tactica)
It needs updating but sadly that ranks lower on my priorities than finishing my degree so you'll all have to wait. Only big changes are bigger unti blocks (Stubborn is great) and fewer squigs (Low I and T3 is now terrible). If you are using general goblins then replace the squigs with chariots and wolf riders and you'll be fine.
No more NG spearmen, thanks! Now I need some pump-wagons!
Anything that had a goblin in it got better in 8th, except maybe squig hoppers. Fanatics don't seem as devasting before since although there is a lot less units around to draw out fanatics, it seems at the moment.
Orc boys with hand weapon and shield are good, they work well when your night goblin units have nets.
If its uber competative you want, its night goblin units, atleast one fanatic and always.... ALWAYS nets, then use regualr goblin heroes.
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Thank you all very much for your help. I tihnk I definitely will start a night goblin army. I've played with the Dark Elves for awhile, and I want more of a 'fun' army to play with. Thanks especially to The Paint Monkey - great tactica article, really quite helpful. Rep for you