Since it was re-released last November, by all reports Blood Bowl has been selling very well for Games Workshop. Since Blood Bowl 2016 was announced, many people have voiced concerns that Games Workshop re-releasing the game would put many third party mini companies out of business. It would seem that those fears were unfounded, because new crowdfunding campaigns seem to pop up on an almost weekly basis. With so many new campaigns starting all the time, I thought it would be a good idea to start a running series with a monthly collection of current Blood Bowl related crowdfunding campaigns. I won’t go into as much detail in these round up pieces as I do when I write about a specific campaign that I am excited about, but I will write enough to keep readers as up to date on current campaigns as I can. September brings us no fewer than five crowdfunding campaigns, so let’s take a look at what all is available this month!
Not much to say, gave my Chaos Renegade team a Zenithal prime tonight. In my previous painting with Zenithal prime I just did black and white sprays, tonight I added a gray spray in between. Fascinating I know. More pics after the break.
Want to play a Norse team in your local Blood Bowl league, but can’t find any Norse miniatures made by Games Workshop? No problem! Hungry Troll Miniatures ran a Kickstarter campaign back in April for a new Norse team (as well as two other teams!) and the miniatures have just landed at my front door!
Over the years my collection of Blood Bowl teams has waxed and waned in direct correlation to my time available to game and my economic standing. Despite the fluctuations the one team I never pulled the trigger on was the Undead team. I’ve always liked the idea of an Undead team ever since I read about the Champions of Death and their coach Tomolandry the Undying. Despite the interest in the team I was never truly satisfied with the team options out there. GWs Undead had good components but the Zombies where weakly done and I also felt like the Ghouls looked like they were in need of a sports bra. What I longed for was an Undead team that had a consistent sports team look that still offered great details and a lot of character.
Once upon a time, there was a guy on the interwebs named J_Bone. J_Bone liked a website called Talk Fantasy Football. One day, he had an idea to produce a line of miniatures for an under-served Blood Bowl team… Slann. The Slann team was added to the game post 3rd through 5th edition, after Games Workshop had stopped supporting the game. As a result, there were never any official Slann Blood Bowl minis. Over the years, a couple of third party companies released some nice Slann teams, but J_Bone decided he wanted a team sculpted by one of the best independent sculptors on the Blood Bowl scene, Pedro Ramos.
Our friends over at Willy Miniatures kindly sent us over a copy of their recent Kickstarter success, the Ratmen Team. It arrived all the way from Spain last Saturday and it has taken me all week to assemble, photograph and write up this review because there is a LOT inside this box. Let’s get on with it.
Well, it’s been 5 day since the last episode of Under the Brush, and despite my wrist being stubborn and not wanting to heal, I managed to get a little done this week.
The NOVA Open tabletop wargaming convention started today, and with the convention came a closer look at the upcoming re-release of Necromunda from Games Workshop. As reported on the Warhammer Community website, Games Workshop demoed the game for attendees… and my how the game has changed.
By all reports, the next Blood Bowl team coming from Games Workshop will not be available until November. Why is it going to take so long? It has to do with the decision to switch from Forge World resin to Games Workshop plastic and the long production times for that. In the meantime, there are still plenty of indie companies running crowdfunding campaigns and releasing new teams all the time. Case in point… the new Chaos Dwarf team coming from Gaspez-Arts.
So, a while back I bought a team of silly female Dwarf minis from a company called Warlord Games. I thought they were hilarious because they were a Dwarven take on a “sexy” female team. If that doesn’t make you chuckle while shaking your head, I don’t know what will! Anyway, I already had a Games Workshop 3rd edition Dwarf team at the time, and shortly after, I picked up the fantastic Iron Golems Dwarf team. I painted both of those teams and even picked up a couple of Best Team trophies at local tournaments for them. Even more recently, I bought the Games Workshop 6th edition Dwarf team. So the question now is, do I REALLY need four Dwarf teams? The answer is a resounding, NO. What does that mean for you? It means that it’s time for Wyrd Stones and Tackle Zones’ very first mini giveaway!