Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Blood Bowl!

Whew! It has been a long time since I have made a blog post. Thankfully the lack of post is not due to a lack of gaming! One of my favorite Games Workshop games has had resurgence in the area which has me gaming almost twice a week now. The game I’m talking about is none other than Blood Bowl. If you haven’t tried this little gem, I recommend it! Simple rules and a fun campaign system and you only need around 13- 16 figures! We have a league going on (season 3). I even got my wife into it which in itself shows how great the game is!

So, without further ado, lets take a look at some teams (painted as well).

First off are the “Wildfire Witches” – my current team in the league (season 3). The miniatures come from Shadowforge miniatures and are great sculpts. I have 4 “Blitzers” and 4 “catchers” in order to play them as a variety of blood bowl team. Right now, I use them as Elves, but they can also stand in as high elves and amazons. I am in fourth in my division having a string of bad luck. Be warned, armor 7 is not for the weak of heart…

Here is a picture of the Blitzers and Catchers!

Another picture showing the linebunnies, throwers and the two catchers

Next, we put on a tournament on a couple weeks ago and instead of playing something “competitive”, I decided to play Ogres - thus the Gnomish Gearworks team was born. Instead of the normal ogres and snotlings, I went for a different approach and found some old mage knight golems to stand in for the ogres and tiny gnomes to stand in for the snotlings (the gnomes are actually 15mm gnomes produced by peter pig). I actually painted the little gnomes myself using dip method to get them done in a hurry. All in all, they turned out pretty good!

With a strength of only 1 and an armor of 5, snotlings don't stay on the pitch long!

Lastly, a “while” ago a friend of mine went to a GW Game’s Day and picked up an undead team which he eventually sold to me. I didn’t know at the time that I had a complete team of undead (20 miniatures total). This team is the one that my wife is playing and she’s getting fairly good with the rules, but now needs to work on strategy!

Here are the Mummies (right), Wights (middle) and Ghouls (left)

and the skeletons

and don't forget the zombies.

At the time of writing this, I have a new team on the way (Necromantic) as well as the needed figures to flesh out a human team. Was going to play the ogres as my next premiere team, but after the tournament, I decided that it wasn’t going to be all that fun…

I have a lot of back log stuff to talk about. Hopefully, I can get it all done over the Thanksgiving break!


Anonymous said...

Some nice looking teams you have there, I especially like the Undead. If either you, or the wife want some strategy advice then check out my site.

Of course depending on how competitive you are, you might want to keep this to yourself!

Brendan Mayhugh said...

Awesome! Thanks for the tip.