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A regiment of Hobgoblin Warriors.[1]

Hobgoblins are a sneaky, evil-minded race of Greenskins. Despised by their kin, the Hobgoblins survive by the grace of their adopted masters, the Chaos Dwarfs.

Hobgoblins, a larger variety of 'standard' Goblins, are found living out on the Eastern Steppes of the world where they are ruled over by the Khans, all of whom answer to the Hobgobla-khan, the greatest of the hobgoblin warlords. Hobgoblins are known for being the most traitorous creatures in the world. "Backstabbing a friend" is often referred to literally in Hobgoblin society, so much that they have evolved a hard flat bone backplate where a stab is most likely.

During the height of the largest and most savage Black Orc rebellion the Chaos Dwarfs were almost overcome. Vastly outnumbered by their former slaves they were driven upwards through the layers of their city, fighting for each level, ascending ever closer to the Temple of Hashut itself. At the final hour the city was saved by the treachery of the Hobgoblins, who, having rebelled along with the Black Orcs, switched their allegiance once more and turned the tide against the Orc rebels. In doing so the Hobgoblins earned the enmity of the other green-skinned races who deeply distrust them to this day. They are considered so untrustworthy and underhanded by the other Greenskin races that they refuse to have dealings with them.

However, their efforts in the Black Orc rebellion caused the Chaos Dwarfs to employ them. Unlike the Chaos Dwarfs’ other slaves, they are not made to work in the pits and workshops, but are used as servants, slavers, and warriors. The Hobgoblins enjoy the favour from their masters and care little what other Greenskins think of them. For their part, the Sorcerers know this and use it as a check against possible Hobgoblin plots.

Previous Editions

In previous editions background books, Hobgoblins could interbreed with other Goblins making especially large Goblin off-spring. Also Hobgoblin Shamans had their own fierce mutant guard dogs called Hobhounds.[2]

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Chaos Dwarfs
Units Bale Taurus - Bull Centaur Renders - Chaos Giant - Daemonsmith Sorcerer - Deathshrieker Rocket Launcher - Dreadquake Mortar - Earthshaker Cannon - Great Taurus - Helcannon - Hobgoblin Cutthroats - Hobgoblin Khan - Hobgoblin Raiders - Infernal Castellan - Iron Daemon War Machine - K'daai Destroyer - K'daai Fireborn - Infernal Guard - Lammasu - Magma Cannon - Skullcracker War Machine - Sorcerer-Prophet - Steam Carriage
Characters Cinderbreath - Drazhoath -
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Orcs & Goblins
Units Arachnarok Spider - Black Orc - Black Orc Big Boss - Boar Chariot - Cave Squig - Doom Diver Catapult - Forest Goblin Warboss - Fire Kobold - Goblin - Goblin Shaman - Goblin Troglagob - Goblin Warboss - Hill Goblin - Nasty Skulker - Night Goblin Fanatic - Night Goblin Shaman - Night Goblin Warboss - Orc Arrer Boy - Orc Boar Boy - Orc Boy - Orc Great Shaman - Orc Warboss - River Troll - Rock Lobber - Savage Orc Big Boss - Savage Orc - Snotling - Snotling Pump Wagon - Spear Chukka - Spider Rider - Squig Herder - Squig Hopper - Stone Troll - Troll - War Boar - Wolf Chariot - Wolf - Wolf Rider - Wyvern
Characters Azhag - Big Red 'Un - Black Tooth - Borgut Facebeater - Brak Batwing - Durkol Eye-Gouger - Gobbla - Gorbad Ironclaw - Gorfang Rotgut - Grimgor Ironhide - Grom the Paunch - Grulsik Moonclaw - Masked Chieftain - Morglum Necksnapper - Oglok the 'Orrible - Skarsnik - Snagla Grobspit - Taugrek the Throttler - Wurrzag
Strongholds Thunder Mountain


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