What stocking fillers do you get the avid Warhammer fan? There are plenty of miniatures to choose from but if you want something extra festive Games Workshop has a surprise. You can now pre-order Da Red Gobbo’s Surprise ahead of the official launch this month.

Part of Warhammer’s Commemorative Series, Da Red Gobbo’s Surprise features a cheeky Grot from the Gloomspite Gitz. This mischievous character comes armed with a few surprises for the Mortal Realms. His generosity is explosive as he comes armed with candy cane grenades.

But you’ll have to be quick, as Da Red Gobbo’s Surprise is a limited-time 2023 holiday season exclusive. Pre-orders are open now with shipments beginning on 24 November. The model will only be sold until Monday 8th January 2024.

Warhammer Da Red Gobbo

Da Red Gobbo’s Surprise Rules

You’ll find that Da Red Gobbo is a versatile fellow as he can be used in both Warhammer 40K and Warhammer Age of Sigmar. However, his rules for each are slightly different, and Games Workshop has already published them so you can compare them.

Warhammer 40,000 RulesFaction: Orks40 points

  • Main stats – Move 6″, T 2, SV 5+, Wounds 3, LD 7+, OC 1 and Invulnerable Save 4+
  • Ranged Weapons (Kustom grot blasta [PISTOL]) – Range 12″, Attacks D3, BS 3+, Save 5, AP -1 and Damage 2.
  • Melee Weapons (Close combat weapon) – Range melee, Attacks 3, WS 3+, Save 3, AP 0 and Damage 1
  • Abilities
    • Explosive Presents (Aura): While a friendly Gretchin unit is within 6″ of this model, that unit has the Grenades keyword and, each time such a unit uses the Grenade Stratagem, add 1 to the result of each dice rolled to see how many mortal wounds are inflicted.
    • Da Revolushun!: Once per battle round, at the start of any phase, you can select one friendly Gretchin unit that is Battle-shocked and within 12″ of this model. That unit is no longer Battle-shocked.

Warhammer Age of Sigmar RulesDESTRUCTION – Gloomspite Gitz

  • Main stats – Move 5″, Save 4+, Bravery 5, Wounds 5.
  • Missile Weapons (Candy Cane Grenades) – Range 8″, Attacks 2D6, To Hit 4+, To Wound 3+, Rend -1 and Damage 1.
  • Melee Weapons (Point-blank Candy Cane Grenades) – Range 1″, Attacks 2D6, To Hit 3+, To Wound 3+, Rend -1 and Damage 1
  • Abilities
    • ‘Seasons Greetinz, Ya Gitz!’: Da Red Gobbo is a generous sort, and any who approach him are in for a festive ‘surprise’… Once per battle, at the start of the combat phase, you can say that Da Red Gobbo will rig his festive gifts to blow. If you do so, roll a dice for each enemy unit within 6″ of this unit. On a 2+, that unit suffers a number of mortal wounds equal to the number of enemy models within 6″ of this unit.
    • Sweet Toof Barrage: No one likes the feeling of candy cane stuck in their teeth – especially when accompanied by a deadly explosion. If the unmodified hit roll for a shooting attack made by this unit is 6, subtract 1″ from the target unit’s Move characteristic until the start of your next hero phase. This ability cannot reduce the target unit’s Move characteristic below half.

And don’t forget to check out these Warhammer Festive Gifts!