Well, it would appear that Games Workshop’s Made to Order program is not the only “new” Halfling team for Blood Bowl. Yesterday, Black Scorpion Miniatures announced that they were adding a new Halfling team to their line of “Fantasy Football” minis, and I have to be honest… I like the little guys.
Stylistically, they remind me of the Willy Imperial Halfling team a little more than the classic Games Workshop Halflings. They are a little less silly, and more well dressed than the original 3rd edition minis. I am not 100% sure about the scale of these minis, but I was given a couple of Black Scorpion Elf minis a while back at a tournament and they seemed pretty true 28mm. I would expect that the Halfling team would be a similar scale, though I do not have anything to actually base that expectation on.
Here is a nice closeup of the Treeman. I really like the details, especially his face. This mini is a dry brusher’s dream!
If you are unfamiliar with Black Scorpion Miniatures, the best thing about them is the price. At £40.00 for 16 miniatures with few repeated sculpts, Black Scorpion’s value is hard to beat. I only have the two previously mentioned Elf minis from Black Scorpion, but I can say that the material they use for casting their minis seems to be of a much higher quality than other company’s minis that I have seen at similar price points.
I do not expect to pick these minis up as I already have the 3rd edition Halfling team, and funds are a little tight with all the Games Workshop Blood Bowl product coming out these days, but if I had the option to pick these minis as a drawing prize at a tournament, I would gladly snap them up.
Anyone else interested in these minis?