Friday, November 6, 2020

FTG - Fantasy Tribe Gnolls

Citadel Miniatures - 1980-1984

FTG 1 through 14 were released in the UK 1980-82
Many of this range came in multiple poses (marked with an asterix), others in just one.
Multi-pose figures came in many variants with different heads, weapons, etc. 

With Added Banner

Other Gnolls

Citadel figures with the same appearance, updated Nov 2021:

FTG The range was extended in US by Ral Partha with FTG 15 thru 19.
(though a couple are goblins not gnolls imho so they will be with the preslotta goblins when I get around to them) 

In the UK they were rolled into the new numbering system as C12 Great Goblins

Another Ral Partha release in the US - FF82 Kobold Hero - matches these figs
This figure also shows up in the C12 range.

 In the Second Compendium ten C12 poses were added

The Boar Riders were moved to the C21 code and illustrated in the First Compendium. Four new poses were added with rider and boar as single piece castings. I have three of them, two are in progress, one is stuck in the UK with my mum, I should put more effort into finding the fourth. I'll update this when I can show them.

Gnoll Army

Boar Cav

Infantry with hand weapons

Infantry command conversions
(Standard bearer idea stolen from David Wood)

Infanty Pole Weapons
(Many spear heads replaced over time)

Second Chariot, Conversion


  1. Spectacular! I've just started painting my own gnolls/great goblins(lots of humming and hawing over the colour scheme.

    That 'kobold hero' was sold as both a 'great gnoll' and a 'great goblin' in the UK. I think the bare-chested, longer-eared fellows were originally all 'great gnolls', and then the whole range became 'great goblins', regardless of ear-length or propensity for toplessness.

    Yours look amazing!

  2. Beautiful paint jobs, superb minis. Thanks for posting these, they're utterly charming

  3. The FTG4 Gnoll Chief must be one of my all time favourite sculpts. You have done a beautiful job on him too. The robes and the expression on his face are incredible. Thanks for sharing