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Hobby Update – Kruleboyz Hobgrots

3 x 10 Kruleboyz Hobgrots

With the release of the Dominion boxset last year, I picked up a few sets as I have some aspects of all the destruction armies. Unfortunately, Kruleboyz started off near the bottom of the rankings and haven’t moved since (argueably getting worse). There’s been a few successes but not enough to tempt me away from Big Waaagh and Gloomspite.

But with fewer tournaments on the horizon and a pressing need to paint something a little easier there was some good news for my Kruleboyz… or at least the Hobgrots – they had reached the top of the ‘to be painted’ pile!

Kruleboyz Hobgrots

My destruction armies are painted to go together so that meant only one thing – Blue! However I wanted to try something different so I decided to paint the skin of the Hobgrot units different colours – and Contrast colours gave me the ideal opportunity.

The colours I chose were Volupus Pink, Plaguebearer Flesh, and Iyanden Yellow… all over a white undercoat, over black. This has recently started to be called ‘Slap-Chop’ after the Honest Wargamer did a painting episode!

The Honest Wargamer – with a painting video!


How do they play?

Well, unfortunately not well – but they are cheap. At 80 points for 10 they can serve as shields… but they are lacking synergies with the rest of the Kruleboyz list. No key word as the Orruks don’t trust them with poison so they don’t benefit from the allegiance abilities. It’s all a bit unfortunate and still definitely needs some work.

Woe Points and Hobby Bingo

This also contributes to two of the methods I’m trying to use to reduce the pile of shame or potential! Woe Points is -33 for these group and three squares of Hobby Bingo which I’ll ask Peter to update for me! If you want to be involved in either of these aides to clearing the pile of potential then join us on our Discord Channel.

Buying a Box

You could pick up a box of these chaps, but really you’re looking on ebay. There’s so many Dominon boxes and many were split up for selling – as such there’s lots of Hobgrots available.

— Declan and Eeyore