In his annual review of 2018, Dennis mentioned that he wished that the tabletop community in Germany would move closer together again. I liked this section, because I think it's one of the biggest strengths of this hobby, which often goes unnoticed. Enough reason for me to take a glimpse into the past and shed […]
For the last week or so I have been feeling a little disconcerted. Despite a few hours a day trying to figure out what it's all about. I have come to the conclusion that I haven't painted enough minis. Go figure.Soooo...The main reason why I am not painting of last is that I don't have much a place to work. What I do have is a puff. In truth it is a very comfortable place to put my feet but It's not a workbench. It is what I have at the moment.wasI guess painting is out of the question. My eyesight is not the greatest and I am kind of dependant on using a magnifying lamp. Given the "workbench situation" I can only do what I can do. So this is it.As part of the overall plan I was going to do some Blood Bowl stuff. I only have a few figures to hand so I thought I could at least get things started. Some of the stuff I got last year were the Doom Lords. Chaos is one of my favourite teams to play. Bashing things in Blood Bowl is where it's at for me. It lacks a little flair maybe but it feels good when you see you
I completed a custom four player "Crossroads" pitch for Blitz Bowl games before the holidays. It was made from some felt from JOANN Fabrics and Crafts and a black Sharpie pen, (I tried to use a white fabric marker, but it went dry much too easily and had to switch to the Sharpie early on).Over the holidays we played a few four-player games on it and have had a great time each time we have played.The rules are a little different - the first team to score ten points wins.... You get five points for a touchdown and one point for causing an injury. We use two balls at all times and the only rule we changed (in addition to no cards) is that if a player starts your turn prone, you can attempt to injure that player by using a Block action; if you roll a result that forces an armor roll, there is a -2 penalty to the armor roll. It is a benefit to crunchy teams....In the center, we placed a single statue of Nuffle, which also throws out the balls at the start of the game (and whenever a touchdown is
While Dennis summarized 2018 in his annual review quite smoothly, I‘ll take a look into the glass orb for 2019 and do what a true hobbyist can do best: make plans and try to do everythin possible that they turn out differently! Accordingly my main point on the list of good intentions for the new […]
So the end of a another year. Time for the usual renewal and looking forward to the future kind of post. Right now it does feel like a time of renewal. The new year appears to be a time when my life is about to change. Significantly so. In previous years this has been an upbeat post. It is odd that it was this day last year that everything started to change. Today things seem very precarious still. My predictions for the year to come seem to be more vague ideas than they have been in years gone by.This year has seen me me lose my auntie, my home, my relationship, my beloved car and about seventy five percent of my income. I have recently quit my job and now have to find one. Where I am living may be untenable soon. Many of these problems may sort themselves out and I have a feeling they will. Sadly it looks like nothing is going to sort out Fallout 76.This year has been a bit of a let down on the gaming front at least so I am at a bit of a loss of what to write this year. After splitting up at the beginning o
Over the last few weeks we have been been painting up models for Blitz Bowl, while also getting more than a few plays of it in. We have all found Blitz Bowl to be a great two-player game - very different from Blood Bowl, but enjoyable in a very unique way.It is fast to play, provides a ton of strategy and choices, and the game provides additional team cards (apart from the Humans and Orcs) that allow you to use additional teams. This was a great choice by Games Workshop and makes the game extensible with additional models, providing much more variety in match-ups.The Challenge Cards are what make the game shine; they provide randomness and enhance the flavor of the game by taking some of the focus off of just scoring touchdowns.We have models for most of the teams now and it seems that they are all mostly balanced for our style of play. If we had to pick a weaker team, it would appear to be the Elves. Although good at passing, they have a really poor armor stat and are not as fast as t
The last chronicle I did wasn't an uplifting one. My father had just passed away and I was dealing with a lot. Well, since then things have settled down. I still have a lot left to do regarding my father's affairs, but the breakneck pace I was running at for 2-weeks straight is over. I guess you could say that things are settling into a new normal. Twitter Giveaway Contest For weeks I had not touched a model. The motivation to paint wasn't there, plus I had nothing to work on. Since getting into Warhammer Underworlds, my paint queue had...continue reading
The moment I thought, "Okay, now I'll just be playing with the team", the painting contest thetacklezone.net grabbed my attention. The site is still fresh and has the option to find tournaments and leagues for Blood Bowl as well as an artwork section where you can take a look at some beautifully painted teams and […]
It is one of my habits to give each of my coaches a motivational mascot and since I have a fable for Squigs, it was once again a specimen of the red-skinned maws on two legs. The model is from Goblin Guild and captures the atmosphere of Blood Bowl quite wonderfully. Grumbla Boz was pulling […]
I purchased add-on miniatures for my Dwarf, Orc, Dark Elf and Skaven Blood Bowl teams a couple of weeks ago. With Lobotomy being all painted up I turned to painting up the extra miniatures and fillers for the existing teams that I have, starting with the extra 2 Blitzers and 4 Linemen for my Dark Elf team which I painted up yesterday.Miniatures are all from Black Scorpion Miniatures and made out of resin. I like these more than the Games Workshop recent plastic release (where the teams are a bit of a hit and miss in terms of look depending on race imo).
A bit of a Blood Bowl craze at the house with my wife. It started with a casual game, followed by purchasing several new teams, add-ons to existing teams, purchase of extra special play cards and sending 3 teams off to a talented and reliable painter I've used on several occasions when I had been short on time :D We also decided to split up the collection of teams between the two of us and begin a small Blood Bowl league. At the moment Caroline manages Dwarfs and Dark Elves, soon to be followed by Chaos. I manage Orcs and Skaven, soon to be followed by Nurgle. We will also have a new Human team to use, and I am eagerly waiting for the release of Games Workshops upcoming Undead team which looks really good. Two games into the league Skaven-Dark Elves 1:1 while the Dwarfs won 2:0. Lots of fun to be had. In other news, I received information that my copy of "Nemesis: the board game" should ship around November 22nd, I may yet get my copy before Christmas! Really looking forward to it.
Two more recycled Warhammer figures made it into the fan block. While I mostly repositioned parts on the other models, this time I modified one of the Orcs with a few parts that were still in my bits box. As I like to use Blackorc elbow pads on other models as shoulder armor, I still […]
More old Warhammer miniatures have gotten a stylish makeover and are now loyal fans of the Maulers. It is easy to see what effect the restauration of an old figure can have. I remember quite well that I didn't finish the musician's drums at the time because I felt burned out after more than twenty […]
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In my last article on the Maulers I introduced Bonkh and Gabru. Today's introduction is a bit shorter, but it's a short character as well, so it seemed alright. I rummaged in my bitsbox for suitable models for Blood Bowl fans and found an old crew member of the doom diver catapult. I never had […]