The team name is a reference to a cult of worshippers in the mythos of Svenska Kulter by Anders Fager. Team logo is used by permission from him, if you want merchandise with it, please visit this place.
First out are the Nurgle warriors, I´ve used whfb Blightkings for that. Only conversion is removing of weapons.
Here is the Beast of Nurgle, with a prone and stunned marker. The conversion is made out of a squig placed on a spider. I quite like him, check out WIP pics below.
Here are the pestigors, the two on the left are basically whfb pestigors with some addition of pink horror arms and headswapping (a banner skull and a gorkamorka cybork head). The ones on the right are savage orcs with head swaps.
And here are the rotters, represented by opponents that all have been blessed by the rot.
From left: Dwarf from Battle of Skull Pass starter set, Gorkamorka Yoof with added tounge, WHFB Gnoblar, Orc crewman from Orc Chukka / Bolt thrower, Scotling from Impact miniatures and a whfb Orc Boy.
The team has been participating in the Open season at our local League, no tournament. Yet…
I´ve been inspired by the mythos of entwives for quite a while, how would they look? There are clues here and there in Tolkiens stories, Treebeard describes their hair as the hue of ripe corn. They are supposedly Guardians of agricutural plants.
In my mind this entwife took shape, in form of a birchtree.
When I did a druid type of BloodBowl team that could work as Amazons, Wood Elves or Humans then the need for a proper Treewoman resurfaced.
Since creation, Autumn Birchtree has participated in one tournamnet together with a halfling team (standing in for Deeprot Strongbranch that is). Sadly, no play for the Druids yet. But they´ll get there, it was great fun to develop Birchtree.
The hair is supposed to resemble wheat, and the leaves are a sign of autumn. Btw I love the new GW glazes.
Here are some WIP photos:
And here´s the team in full:
Majority of figures are Neomics Punkzons but there also some Necromunda Eschers, Mordheim Sister of Sigmar and Warzone Imperial Mourning Wolves (From the Mutant Chronicles Universe). Weapon have been snipped and they´ve all received cloaks to be more uniform and druidlike in appearance. Haven´t gotten around to do a proper background story yet but I´d say it will probably be about income generation in order to save a certain forest or something like that.
From the Marshes of Madness in the middle of Badlands territory stems the team of Bubba´s Brawlerz.
How the team was founded is still shrouded in darkness but what is known is that Chief Bubba himself likes to surround himself with loads of braggadocious black orc blockers and brawling blitzers rather than bickering lesser greenskins such as gobbos.
As soon as a player is accepted to the team a new name is given to the newcomer. Bubba says that it is to create a more uniform team identity but it might as well be that he´s just lazy.
Ive played a season so far with them, they are doing quite well. Watch their progress on the pitch here.
Here are Chief Bubba and the troll Klonk together with the prone/stun marker.
Gobbo, throwers and line orc.
Black Orcs, heavily inspired by the True Detective aesthetics. (Check Robert W. Chambers “The Yellow King” for original story.)
Base for the team is WHFB save orc regiment box, with added minis for throwers (orc shamans) and chief (40K ork warphead). The troll is made from scratch, by grey stuff and cork, see progress pic below.
“Even though they are fairly new on the Blood Bowl scene, the team seems to have a quite realistic view on how they’ll do.
Maybe not the players themselves though, as they’ve all chosen more or less impressive names.”
A rennaisance themed Ogre Team? Yes indeed. A great joy to paint them, they are made by Kevin “Goblinmaster” Adams, the snots also. He worked for GW in the eighties and made the Snotling Pump Wagon for instance. Here´s more info on Kev.
The snots were procured from GW and the Ogres from Wargames Foundry, they´ve made a special site dedicated for these chaps called Warmonger. I really really want to buy these orcling scouts but sadly I havent found any practical use for them. Yet. It is not specifically designed for BloodBowl, I just saw them and realised that I needed them. And since I´m basically only playing BloodBowl at the moment, that´s what they needed to be.
The snots were found in a box in the basement. I have a great pile of Orcs & Goblins stuff from my WHFB days, these chaps used to be the crew of the Snotling Pump Wagon (an older version).
The team has been participating in the open season and the so called Silly Season in our local League. Theyve had a rough start to say the least, in nine games theyve lost no less than three ogres, thats equal to 420 gc. I´ve still won 4 games though, so somehow they´re pulling it off. The plan is to expand them to also double as an orc team, then the first four ogres will be black orcs.
They´ve also been to two tournaments, Närkebowl in Örebro and GothBowl in Gothenburg.
The passed out gobbo on the shroom is a reroll marker, the goblin in the evening gown with the meat cleaver is the apothecary.
Hope you like them, I surely do. If you want to follow them and see how they perform on the pitch, you can visit them here.
Yeah, here are enough pieces for a starting roster.
Linemen (including team captain and the kickstarter exclusive kicker)
Painted/Bought in 2016: 13/0
More to follow, starting off the year really good.
Yeah, first up are two positionals for my dwarven team in BloodBowl.
The Trollslayers, “Fierce” Bossman and Dan E Gloveless, will be part of Dorf Chesthair City “The Pears”. Dan is so eager to get on the pitch so he isnt even properly dressed.
And here from the side:
The models are from Iron Golems kickstarter that finished last year and they are sculpted by the incredibly gifted Pedro Ramos. “Fierce” is supposedly the Grimm Ironjaw mini but I´m quite fond of him so I made him a permanent part of the team.
Some more reserves, bazooka and chainsaw in the piles.
Earlier WIP photos of the team. As you can see more are on the way.
And here´s the front of the box.
Painted in 2016: 2
Bought in 2016: 0
The painted/bought ratio is so far so good but we´ll see what happens, GW has just announced that they are gonna bring back Necromunda and BloodBowl in some form and if they are releasing anything like that I´m most likely to pick them up.
The early mock-ups and sketches they showed on their 40th anniversary (the Forge World Open Day)last week was very promising I must say. Check them out here!
Bloodbowl was the game that brought me back to the miniature painting and sometimes even playing hobby after a couple of years hiatus.
In short it’s a boardgame of football, but with elves, dwarves, orcs and wizards. A bit like chess, a lot not like it. A fantastic game.
Your team consists of usually 11-16 players so it’s not necessary to buy and paint hundreds of miniatures. Unless you want all types of teams that is.
These three players will be beastmen in my new Chaos team. In order to make them more diversed from the generic goatman look I’ve applied greenstuff. Inspiration comes from a tzeentch warband in a White Dwarf magazine (#128 I believe), the Wheel of Time series, early GW catalogue and the Oldhammer community.
Pics are not that great, will do better when project is finished. Promise.