Posts Tagged ‘Blood Bowl’

Human Team vs Dwarves for Blood Bowl Season #2

Posted on December 9th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

The second week of Blood Bowl saw my Human team, the Titan Bay Thunderhawks, face Benito’s Dwarven team, The Miners 69’ers. This was Benito’s first game in the season, and my second game. Though, he had a higher TV (team value) on account of me having …

Blood Bowl Season #2 – First Game of the Season

Posted on December 7th, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Last week we kicked off (pun intended!) season #2 of Blood Bowl at my FLGS. We wrangled up 7 of us for the season, which isn’t bad considering the small sampling we have. I got to play against Kenny and his Orcs. GAME TIME! Humans vs Orcs My starting r…

Blood Bowl Eldheim Eagles & Other Stuff

Posted on December 6th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Although the Elfheim Eagles have been in the offing for a while there are been some genuine publicity for them today and alongside that there are a few other new releases pending.

In the first supplement for the game, Death Zone all the elf teams got a mention. It seemed odd to me that they haven’t come out earlier as they tended to be one of the more popular teams especially if you liked passing plays and dying players. I was expecting the other elf teams at some point but as GW came up with a kitbash way to do Dark Elves and High Elves could easily use this box (well maybe with a bit of conversion) leaving the wood elves to do, so they may not be hitting the website any time soon.

The Full Team

The box set has all the usual stuff. In order to field a reasonable team you are still going to need a couple of boxes. This is probably going to leave you with four of the twelve figures in the second box (two blitzers and two throwers) being pretty much useless but this has been the case with the other boxes as well. There are a couple of deals including one with all the new elf releases and another with just the team and the dice. Neither of these seem to have any cost saving though.
It’s the look of the figures that is all important and they do look good. They have the distinctive elf style and grace. I thought the catcher was nicely posed and the thrower and the blitzer look pretty good to.

Not a Nazi salute

As I said earlier there is plenty of other new material and some “new” material which is also on pre-order. There is obviously a set of dice. As all teams now have a set of dice I guess they are just following form and they do seem to make money. There are card sleeves for the special play cards. At £7 for fifty they are no prohibitively expensive and are almost value for money. There are three team decks also due out. Obviously the elf team deck is there as is the deck for humans and orcs and I assume decks for other teams will follow. There is also the Almanac which is everything from Death Zone 1 + 2 plus a few extras. I haven’t seen a copy of DZ 2 so this book might make it on to the shopping list.

The full Monty

There are also several new boards. Along with the Elf Team release the is a nicely manicured elf pitch on one side and a wintery pitc on the other. This comes with suitable dug-outs. Also out is the Blood On The Snow board with orc and human themed winter boards. Then there is the goblin board which has two fairly mashed up looking pitches. Both of these also come with dug-outs. Forge World have also done a couple of neoprene boards.

All in all they seem to have made it on to the wishlist.

A Few More Updates

Posted on December 4th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Another few quick updates today as much continues to get done on several projects.  First up is the mat for my Napoleonic scenario for Aspern-Essling.  This table uses my standard 6 foot by 8 foot layout with a 4 foot by 4 foot section added …

Getting Closer To Finishing Offf

Posted on November 11th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

I should start this post with a brief remembrance of the Fallen. Today is the day we remember our fallen soldiers in the UK. More than a few relatives died during the Great War, and a few fewer died during the Second World War. Luckily for my family, m…

Getting Closer To Finishing Off & Remembering

Posted on November 11th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

I should start this post with a brief remembrance of the Fallen. Today is the day we remember our fallen soldiers in the UK. More than a few relatives died during the Great War, and a few fewer died during the Second World War. Luckily for my family, m…

Actual Progress

Posted on November 9th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

I have managed to get some painting done and I am even where I wanted to be by this time of the week. Normally I aim to complete the painting of five figures per week. By this point in the week I hope to have the base layer down on all of them and mayb…

Actual Progress

Posted on November 9th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

I have managed to get some painting done and I am even where I wanted to be by this time of the week. Normally I aim to complete the painting of five figures per week. By this point in the week I hope to have the base layer down on all of them and mayb…

The Mighty Zug – WIP

Posted on November 8th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

I couldn’t bring myself to paint this morning but I did find the replacement 28mm head I was looking for. In all the incarnations of The Zug, he is bald. The only really bald spare head I could find was this one by Mad Robot Miniatures. I think the hea…

The Mighty Zug – WIP

Posted on November 8th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

I couldn’t bring myself to paint this morning but I did find the replacement 28mm head I was looking for. In all the incarnations of The Zug, he is bald. The only really bald spare head I could find was this one by Mad Robot Miniatures. I think the hea…

A Start Has Been Made

Posted on November 7th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Late on today I have found some time to do a bit of painting. I have more or less finished what I was doing last week. Abandoned gracefully might actually be a better term. The figures are good enough for tabletop.Now I am really just at the blocking o…

A Start Has Been Made

Posted on November 7th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Late on today I have found some time to do a bit of painting. I have more or less finished what I was doing last week. Abandoned gracefully might actually be a better term. The figures are good enough for tabletop.Now I am really just at the blocking o…

Griff Oberwald Conversion And The End Of The Week

Posted on November 5th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Whilst I am still feeling lousy, I have to be up and able. This means that I am moving a lot more sluggishly today. But I am still moving. That said, I have no intention of painting but sitting at my bench was more comfortable than sitting in the sofa….

Griff Oberwald Conversion And The End Of The Week

Posted on November 5th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Whilst I am still feeling lousy, I have to be up and able. This means that I am moving a lot more sluggishly today. But I am still moving. That said, I have no intention of painting but sitting at my bench was more comfortable than sitting in the sofa….

Varag Ghoul Chewer Conversion

Posted on November 3rd, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Yes I am getting distracted again.Well kind of. Something I mentioned in a post has been making me think. When I first started playing Blood Bowl I was very, very short of money. So my first team was made out of what figures I had. I converted some spa…

Varag Ghoul Chewer Conversion

Posted on November 3rd, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Yes I am getting distracted again.Well kind of. Something I mentioned in a post has been making me think. When I first started playing Blood Bowl I was very, very short of money. So my first team was made out of what figures I had. I converted some spa…

I Said It Was Going To Be A Blood Bowl Year

Posted on November 1st, 2017 under , . Posted by

What I have found in the past is that if you don’t know what to do, do something that you have loved doing in the past. So that has to be Blood Bowl at the moment.

Today has been about clearing up the bench and not killing the dog who has been driving me up the wall. I wish dogs could speak human because I would really love to know what she wants.

After dithering about deciding what to paint, I have settled on the Blood Bowl stuff. There has been a load of it sat on the bench for months in various states of incompletion. I figured that I wanted to start the Skaven Team, one of the more enjoyable teams to play, as long as you don’t get hit.Then I thought maybe I should finish what I have started first. Then I looked up how much all the Star Players and Big Guys I need for the four teams I already have and figured that this would amount to well over £200. This has got me thinking proxies. I can’t really do proxies for the big guys but there are prospects for the Star Players.  But that is a story for another day.

Anyway, I have to finish off the Troll big guy for the orc team and start the four goblins. This isn’t a huge job but maybe one for next week.

The human team is a little closer to complete. I still need the star players but I am thinking maybe I could do some conversions here as well.

All that said, it’s Wednesday and I haven’t picked up a brush yer. I am not too worried. I have a load of half done human catchers and an almost complete ogre so I should be able to catch up and get to five figures.

I Said It Was Going To Be A Blood Bowl Year

Posted on November 1st, 2017 under , . Posted by

What I have found in the past is that if you don’t know what to do, do something that you have loved doing in the past. So that has to be Blood Bowl at the moment.

Today has been about clearing up the bench and not killing the dog who has been driving me up the wall. I wish dogs could speak human because I would really love to know what she wants.

After dithering about deciding what to paint, I have settled on the Blood Bowl stuff. There has been a load of it sat on the bench for months in various states of incompletion. I figured that I wanted to start the Skaven Team, one of the more enjoyable teams to play, as long as you don’t get hit.Then I thought maybe I should finish what I have started first. Then I looked up how much all the Star Players and Big Guys I need for the four teams I already have and figured that this would amount to well over £200. This has got me thinking proxies. I can’t really do proxies for the big guys but there are prospects for the Star Players.  But that is a story for another day.

Anyway, I have to finish off the Troll big guy for the orc team and start the four goblins. This isn’t a huge job but maybe one for next week.

The human team is a little closer to complete. I still need the star players but I am thinking maybe I could do some conversions here as well.

All that said, it’s Wednesday and I haven’t picked up a brush yer. I am not too worried. I have a load of half done human catchers and an almost complete ogre so I should be able to catch up and get to five figures.

Where Did That Day Go?

Posted on October 30th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

I had a plan for today. I swear I did. Well I think I did. Maybe. Or did I?My other half has been ill all day and seems to be getting worse. I think this is the second day of the hangover. Then I have ended up taking a family member to A+E. There is th…

Where Did That Day Go?

Posted on October 30th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

I had a plan for today. I swear I did. Well I think I did. Maybe. Or did I?My other half has been ill all day and seems to be getting worse. I think this is the second day of the hangover. Then I have ended up taking a family member to A+E. There is th…

Blood Bowl Team Introduction – Skycastle Titans

Posted on October 22nd, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

A guest article by Daniel / DinoTitanEdition on his Blood Bowl Underworld Team, the Skycastle Titans. „Boss! Boss! Da ogres are gon‘!“ „What do you mean ´da ogres are gon´? How iz we suppos’d to play now? And more important – how qill we survive dat?“ „EEEEK…sorry-sorry coach goblin boss – we from clan Rigens […]

Progress, In A Lot Of Different Directions

Posted on October 11th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Well I have had a blip for a few days but I seem to be over it now. Somewhere along the line I have managed to get a solid three hours of painting in today. Whilst I am not speeding through the work, I am at least making progress.A little bit of everyt…

Progress, In A Lot Of Different Directions

Posted on October 11th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Well I have had a blip for a few days but I seem to be over it now. Somewhere along the line I have managed to get a solid three hours of painting in today. Whilst I am not speeding through the work, I am at least making progress.A little bit of everyt…

Blood Bowl Releases

Posted on September 27th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

There are still a number of Blood Bowl Figures on the workbench in various stages of completion. Despite being in the throws of Zomtober, I still keep looking at them.  It’s Blood Bowl that is really taking up much of the rest of my Birthday list (soon to rechristened the Christmas List). I have a bit of sitting around time so I was looking up what’s new in the world of Blood Bowl.

The answer wasn’t much…But there is a bit of promise out there. Whilst there is nothing new on the GW there is some stuff on Forgeworld site.

I did a post about a Minotaur big guy which is now out along with the counters for a chaos team. Then I found that there is a chaos team with all the bits in one box.  Chaos was always one of my fave teams so I guess I will take a punt when I next get the urge. I am not sure that I would buy the tokens at £8 when a whole team is £20 but they look pretty good.

On the downside, the elves are coming. I hate elves. A mate of mine, Martin, loves them and all his characters were either elves or behaved like elves if the game didn’t have them in it. This may be why I hate them. Uppity, smug, arrogant and annoying. Yes Martin, I am talking about the elves.

Now I am a completist so I will get round to buying them. This is not a big ask as the figures are really, really nice.

If I can make them look this good, I might actually have to play a game with them. the only time I have used the elves I have is to practice against them. The Christmas list will just have to get bigger.

Blood Bowl Releases

Posted on September 27th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

There are still a number of Blood Bowl Figures on the workbench in various stages of completion. Despite being in the throws of Zomtober, I still keep looking at them.  It’s Blood Bowl that is really taking up much of the rest of my Birthday list (soon to rechristened the Christmas List). I have a bit of sitting around time so I was looking up what’s new in the world of Blood Bowl.

The answer wasn’t much…But there is a bit of promise out there. Whilst there is nothing new on the GW there is some stuff on Forgeworld site.

I did a post about a Minotaur big guy which is now out along with the counters for a chaos team. Then I found that there is a chaos team with all the bits in one box.  Chaos was always one of my fave teams so I guess I will take a punt when I next get the urge. I am not sure that I would buy the tokens at £8 when a whole team is £20 but they look pretty good.

On the downside, the elves are coming. I hate elves. A mate of mine, Martin, loves them and all his characters were either elves or behaved like elves if the game didn’t have them in it. This may be why I hate them. Uppity, smug, arrogant and annoying. Yes Martin, I am talking about the elves.

Now I am a completist so I will get round to buying them. This is not a big ask as the figures are really, really nice.

If I can make them look this good, I might actually have to play a game with them. the only time I have used the elves I have is to practice against them. The Christmas list will just have to get bigger.