The Bloodbowl team that once was, and yet again might be official. Slann, the old race that even ventured into space are now mostly known for their mage priests in Lizardmen armies. But the Old Ones are truly so much more.
Rumour has it that they might be brought back by gw since they included two other previously unofficial teams in their new edition. They’ve been part of the NAF Bloodbowl scene a while though.
This slann in particular is a blitzer, and more specific my contribution for the 2016 SweBBA Legacy Team. SweBBA stands for Swedish BloodBowl Alliance and is a web forum for mostly swedish coaches (www.swebba.se)
First team I finished after getting back to the table top pitch in 2013 after almost a 15 year hiatus. This team was taken to Stockbowl Cup IV, a Stockholm based tournament.
Great fun, did OK; three wins, one draw and two losses. Not enough guard and no strip ball at all, but using chainsaw was awesome.
Thrower and Black Orcs: WHFB Grimgor Ironhide, Ogre, 40K Warboss and mostly two GorkaMorka Nobz.
Lineorcs: WHFB Big´Uns, Savage orc big boss and a Black orc blocker miniature.
Varag ghoulchewer, Ugroth Nolgrot and the apothecary.
The models are the “Animosity orcs” from GW and a 4o Gretchin. The chainsaw is from GI Joe and the tank from an old “Skorcha warbuggy“.
Cheerleaders and wizards
The whole team
The troll is from the whfb starter box Battle from skull pass, but modified a bit.
Yeah, so as I´ve mentioned before, the name of my gang in our renewed endeavours into the wonderful world of Necromunda was Seasonal Scallywags.
It didnt take me long to realise that they needed a bit of touch-up, paintwise. Or rather a lot of touch. A re-do if you like. So i sent them aceton swimming.
To the left they are drying up after a refreshing bath. Note that this treatment is not at all recommended for plastic minis, they evaporate in aceton. I´m not sure what to use if you´re trying to paintstrip them, just don´t use aceton , ok?
In the middle is the backbone of what is to be th new model for my leader, an ork skorcha gunner body with a headswap from a space wolf sergeant. Plan is to try out magnetise arms for more choices when it comes to weapons. Right now he´s wielding a chainsword and a bolt pistol but I´m thinking of getting a flamer for him. We´ll see what happens.
I´ve also realised that in order for my scallywags to be an unruly bunch I probably need to make the team more diverse. One idea is to have the Orlock ganger models waiting to step up whenever the juves have gained sufficient experience. That way I can use other minitures for the gangers I already have. I´ve already laid my eyes on some prospects in the “street violence” range of the amazing wargames foundry.
Having a bunch of reading up to do, next post might be of some painting. Or artwork. Or reading material. Or something else.
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.