Bloodbowl Wood Elf Team – Gardeners of Degalaque C

The Gardeners of Degalaque C are known for their swift and proper execution on plays on the pitch.That’s why they are called Gardeners, they are keeping the competition short, like the grass in a garden.

Amongst the elves in the vast Degalaque forest the title Gardener is a ceremonial upholder of the order, carrying out the verdict of the Elder Council.

The team used to be bitter enemies of the Treehuggers of Degalaque West but seems to have won that feud.

Team is coached by the fierce Mme Butterfly, a proper Gardener by profession.

So I’ve entered our Open League this season with a Wood elf team, painted these almost three years ago but yesterday was the first time I had the opportunity to field them.

They are druid themed, and the basis is some neomics punkazones with added hoods. But there is also some necromunda eschers, mordheim sisters of sigmar, mourning fangs from warzone/mutant chronicles in there. And some lovely pixies from Stonehaven in Canada.

The centerpiece is the Treewoman/ Entwife, called Growtwice in this incarnation because of well, fluff. I did a proper blogpost on her earlier.

It was also an opportunity to finalize the first minis for 2017, five markers/counters, tadaa:

Not so impressive I know, but focus has been on some dark elves.

Since they’re done in an assembly line style soon there’ll be a whooping 21 more models finished! Hopefully.

If you wan’t to follow the Gardeners progress on the pitch you can do it here.

Last week most of the nerd attention has been dedicated to discussing the upcoming necromunda-esque skirmish game from GW. Lots of people are getting really excited again!

Entwives – Autumn Birchtree

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.