When Games Workshop announced the release of the Bright Crusaders team for Blood Bowl, there was quite a bit of grumbling across the interwebs. Some people were a little irritated that with only four official teams released for Blood Bowl, Games Workshop was now releasing a second Human team. While I can sympathize with the feeling, I decided to go ahead and order the Bright Crusaders team from Forge World. Well, a couple of days ago, a box from the UK arrived on my doorstep, so here we go with another Blood Bowl unboxing.
Last year Games Workshop announced their Made to Order program where they would, for a brief period of time, make older, out of print minis available for order. As soon as I heard about the program, I knew that Blood Bowl would be the perfect for the program as even with all of the third party Blood Bowl mini options, a number of the older Games Workshop teams are still in pretty high demand. These teams often sell for insanely high amounts of money on eBay. For myself, while I have almost all of the older Games Workshop minis that I actually want in my collection, there were still a couple of gaps. As a result, when Games Workshop recently announced that Blood Bowl was coming to the Made to Order program, and featured a Chaos Dwarf Bull Centaur no less, I got excited.
Well, here we are… a full two and a half years since my last Mordheim Terrain Tutorial post. What can I say? Better late than never I suppose. Since my group had not played Mordheim (until a couple of weeks ago) in the time since my last update, and with me diving with both feet back into Blood Bowl in that time, the Mordheim projects just got figuratively and literally put on the shelf for a while. After receiving a couple of requests somewhat recently to finish the tutorial series, and realizing that making terrain is actually my favorite part of the hobby that I have neglected for quite a while now, I decided that it was finally time to finish this terrain piece, and the tutorial.
First, to get anyone caught up who has not read the previous posts:
Just over a year ago, and having at the time recently received a mostly fantastic team of Dwarf minis from them, I was excited to see a new campaign being advertised from Iron Golems Miniatures. The campaign was for a very nicely packaged “Fantasy Football” (read Blood Bowl) set complete with two teams, score boards and counters, a nice six-fold, double-sided board, and integrated carrying case for all the components. It was a bit pricey, but it was also a pretty slick package, and at the time Games Workshop had not yet announced their new Blood Bowl release, so I took the plunge. Now, a full seven months after the originally projected delivery date (which is not super common for crowd funding campaigns) a nice, big box from Spain has arrived at my door. I guess that means it is time for another unboxing post!
The best kind of Blood Bowl team is one that I did not have to paint!
As I have said many times before, I do not enjoy painting minis. I do it because games are better when minis are painted. I also can not usually afford to pay anyone else to paint my minis for me because I always end up spending all of my gaming money buying the games and minis. Every once in a while though, I can manage to get painted minis without having to put in the work myself.
So, it has been pointed out that there has not been much in the way of Wyrd Stone posts on Wyrd Stones and Tackle Zones lately. That has mostly been due to Mordheim not being played at all in our group, and therefore, no games to talk about and no terrain to build. Well, luckily for us all, last week we actually played a couple of games of Mordheim in one night.
A few months ago, Games Workshop showed of the 3D modeling images of the new Deathroller mini. I have to admit, I really was not very impressed. Then not too long ago, they started showing off the finished mini painted by Jonathan Taylor-York. Again I have to admit, I really was not very impressed. Jonathan’s paint work was fantastic as is all of his work, but when I looked at the new Deathroller, all I could think of was the Christopher Nolan “Tumbler” Batmobile. It just looked like way too modern of a machine to be on the Blood Bowl pitch. With all of that in mind, I had actually decided to not buy the new Deathroller, but then the Deathroller went on pre-order and I have no self control… so here we are with another box from Forge World sitting on my desk.
Yesterday Games Workshop released the newest items in the Blood Bowl line, and of course I bought them, because of course I did… I had them pre-ordered through my FLGS and as luck would have it, there was also a Blood Bowl tournament yesterday at my FLGS. So I got to kill two birds with one stone and play at ROT Cup AND pick up the new Blood Bowl goodies all in one day.
This post is going to be REALLY pic heavy, so I apologize in advance…