It has a lot of character and with a little conversion could work in a Warhammer 40K setting. I have been painting a few Snotlings as additions to my Ork vehicles, as well as Grot tanks, so this wouldn’t be too much out of place. Even the players look like they will be useful.
This lovely photograph classic Orc Boar Riders and Goblins with Trolls and Snotlings in support. Check out the liberal use of Goblin Green and the amazing Snotling Pump Wagon.
It was originally published in 1992, that’s quite some time ago. At this time I had “gone off” Warhammer but it had become, for me, looking slightly silly and the models appeared to be “unrealistic”. Come on how realistic are snotlings in the first place… I think a contributing factor as well was that Games Workshop were getting quite “strict” about their games, and the creativity we had seen in the earlier days was getting lost to “follow the army list to the letter”. I liked having fun, I think you can still have fun with games, but the models still need to look good.
Snotling Pump Wagon, still probably my favourite model of all time!
One of my favourite models of all time is the Snotling Pump Wagon, not the new montrosity, but the original one from Citadel. What I liked about it most was the humour behind the model, you got the idea that the designer was down the pub when the idea came up.
The model initially came as a single decker with an expansion pack providing the top deck if needed. In later years the complete model was made available as a single kit.