A post on Warhammer-Forum.com has shown off several images of new Elven Union related products for Blood Bowl. The low-res images show several new products including a new double-sided Elven Union pitch with on well manicured pitch on one side, and a frozen ice pitch on the other. Also shown is a single Elven Union die, an Elven Union team card pack, a package of card sleeves to fit the odd sized Special Play Cards complete with BB logo, a single random card with an image of what appears to be the Halfling Ref shown, and best of all, two images of the team sprues which look to show the Elf Union team as old school style multi-part plastic minis for maximum customization.
Due to the Games Workshop’s change from resin teams to plastic, it might still be a little while before the Elf Union team hits shelves. Luckily, in the meantime, we’re still getting fairly regular releases for Blood Bowl. Recently Forge World put the Chaos Renegades Coins & Tokens set and the rookie Minotaur up for pre-order, and today, a box from the UK showed up in my mailbox!
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!
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!
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.
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!
Well, it’s been a couple of weeks since the previous post about painting my Delaque gang, so I thought I would check in. Admittedly, there has been very little progress. Between the sprained wrist, which is healing slowly but surely, and the drama of Hurricane-pocalypse here in Texas this week, there really hasn’t been much time for painting. I did, however, get about an hour or so to paint this afternoon… after the power came back on at the house.