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.
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.
A couple of weeks ago speculation started to run wild when a small image from taken from this month’s White Dwarf magazine started making the rounds across the interwebs. That image (shown below) was a from a reader’s question asking if Necromunda was going to be making a return considering the success of Shadow War: Armageddon. The response was a teasing, “well, check back next month for some news…” Some thought this was only a reference to the upcoming Necromunda video game, but others dared to hope that this signaled the re-release of one of the more beloved games of the Games Workshop Specialist Games era. Well, today it is official… The Wahammer Community page has posted confirmation that Necromunda is officially coming back!
Via War of Sigmar, Forge World has announced what will be available at the Forge World Open Day. The minotaur will be 20 GBP and it will be Forge World, not a GW plastic release. Also the token packs for Chaos Renegades and Underworld Denizens will be 8 BGP each. I was hoping the two packs would be sold together, but that doesn’t look the case. Kind of seems like a lot of money for just a couple of tokens …
The steady stream of new Blood Bowl… I mean “Fantasy Football” miniatures continues, with independent teams starting crowd funding campaigns or pre-orders almost weekly. This week is no different. The newest team to become available for pre-order comes to us from Sukubus Studio in the form of their all female Vampire team.
For more than a little while now, reports have swirled that Games Workshop was working on replenishing stock of the Skaven and Dwarf pitch, as well as both the Skaven and Dwarf themed Blood Bowl dice sets. There was even an image of Reikland Reaver, Gouged Eye, and Goblin team dice that circulated the interwebs with reports that a release was imminent. Unfortunately, that release did not materialize then, but if Spikey Bits latest post about Games Workshop’s pre-release list for this weekend is accurate, then those dice sets and the Skaven and Dwarf pitch might finally be coming. They claim that the list is confirmed, and my experience so far has been that they are generally correct.
A few days ago, another box from Forge World showed up on my doorstep. I went through the box and took some pictures. I intended to write this post at that point, but then I unexpectedly had to drive to my home town to say goodbye to a very old friend. Now I am back at the lair, and I can finally write this post. So, without further delay… Goblin Secret Weapons!
For those that are new to Blood Bowl, it might come as a surprise that there is a thriving independent market for “Fantasy Football” minis from various third party companies. During the years when Games Workshop halted production, and in some cases even sent Cease and Desist letters to players who even mentioned the words Blood and Bowl on their websites, these small operations kept the Blood Bowl community up to its collective eyeballs in new minis. If you think that trend has halted… or even slowed a hair since Games Workshop has put the game back into print, you are very wrong.