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[Blood Bowl] Triple Skulls Every Time

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  • BloodySlothBloodySloth Registered User regular
    Redcoat-13 wrote: »
    Picked up the Dwarves and Skaven this past week. As long as it remains affordable for me I kind of want to try making a decent 1000 TV roster for each of the teams that come out, to make pick up games really easy but also with a lot of variety. The Dwarfs are almost perfect just out of the box, and I'm thinking a little converting can shape up the Skaven box into a good starter team pretty nicely. The Orcs and Humans I'm a little more concerned with, as converting a regular Orc boy into a Black Orc seems a little lame considering they're supposed to be physically larger than normal, and I'd really like the humans to have an Ogre.

    I thought I heard a rumour that we'd eventually see some booster packs (maybe resin?) which would contain any extra players you might need; for instance, Skaven would get a pack that would include the 2 extra gutter runners.*


    *Honestly, what Skaven team doesn't want 4?

    I really want to limit my team purchases to just the one box if I can help it, for cost reasons. I'm going to pick up the Ogre which should be coming out in a week or two just because I think it's probably the cheapest option for me. I actually have a left over River Troll from a few years ago when I made a Goblin team, so he'll be perfect for the Orcs, and I think I can convert the rest of the roster except for maybe the Black Orcs, since I do want them to be a bit bigger than the other positions.

    I actually plan to turn the two Skaven throwers into two more Gutter Runners, and then convert two of the linerats (the model with the hand outstretched as if he's catching a ball) back into throwers. It sounds a little convoluted but I think the end result is going to work really well.

  • Ken OKen O Registered User regular
    And I have a tracking number on my Fantasy Football Battlefoam order. Woooo.

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  • BadablackBadablack Registered User regular
    My brother is a big football fan, and also loves boardgames. So I got a Bloodbowl set to play with him and want to do the human team as the Jacksonville Jaguars (his favorites) and the orcs as the New England Patriots.

    Looking at their team uniforms though, I'm wondering. Are there any companies out there that make transfers of football numbers and team icons for miniatures? I don't particularly want to free hand any of this. Also, apparently one team wears gold pants and the other silver. Is there a good way to make that work on cloth, or would it be better just to use gray and dark yellow?

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  • NorgothNorgoth Registered User regular
    Badablack wrote: »
    My brother is a big football fan, and also loves boardgames. So I got a Bloodbowl set to play with him and want to do the human team as the Jacksonville Jaguars (his favorites) and the orcs as the New England Patriots.

    Looking at their team uniforms though, I'm wondering. Are there any companies out there that make transfers of football numbers and team icons for miniatures? I don't particularly want to free hand any of this. Also, apparently one team wears gold pants and the other silver. Is there a good way to make that work on cloth, or would it be better just to use gray and dark yellow?

    The kits should come with transfers for numbers and such.

    BloodySloth
  • Ken OKen O Registered User regular
    Badablack wrote: »
    Looking at their team uniforms though, I'm wondering. Are there any companies out there that make transfers of football numbers and team icons for miniatures? I don't particularly want to free hand any of this. Also, apparently one team wears gold pants and the other silver. Is there a good way to make that work on cloth, or would it be better just to use gray and dark yellow?

    I looked up NFL miniature water slides and found

    https://www.tudorgames.com/customs/nfl-decals.html

    They might be too big, I didn't see a size listed.

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  • BadablackBadablack Registered User regular
    Those appear to be for electric football models which appear to be about the same size as the GW mans. That's exactly what I was looking for, thanks!

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  • honoverehonovere Registered User regular
    Local store is starting their BB league. Yay!

    On Wednesdays at 2pm. Nay!

  • BloodySlothBloodySloth Registered User regular
    honovere wrote: »
    Local store is starting their BB league. Yay!

    On Wednesdays at 2pm. Nay!

    ...Who could possibly swing that? Youngins are all in school and all the grown ups are working.

  • Ken OKen O Registered User regular
    My new Battlefoam arrived last night. It should easily hold two or my teams. It has pouches for dice and a section just for the board and dugouts. I'm super happy with it.
    Saturday I should be able to actually put some time into my Ork team, "Da Golden Toof". And pick up my Ogre. Playing BB2's story mode made me really fond of the Ogre, I named him Puddin.

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  • Ken OKen O Registered User regular
    I went to the GW to do some painting yesterday and I ended up having a game with my Orks against a Chaos team. I won 1-0. We had some wonderfully silly ball locations and if my Blitzer could have caught the ball it would have been 2-0.

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  • DayspringDayspring the Phoenician Registered User regular
    The FW rat ogre...doesn't look very good, huh?

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  • Redcoat-13Redcoat-13 Registered User regular
    Dayspring wrote: »
    The FW rat ogre...doesn't look very good, huh?

    I'm not a tremendous fan of the pose tbh, but the main sticking point for me is that it seems to lack fur completely, which in turn doesn't look great because nothing is breaking up the flesh.

    It almost makes me wonder if they forgot about it (I'll just carry on using my old Boneripper model). Maybe if / when they do the special characters for Skaven, maybe they'll do another Headsplitter.

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  • Ken OKen O Registered User regular
    That pose definitely needs to be more upright. I don't think the paint job is doing it any favors either. But seriously that pose. It has to be just spilling into the adjacent squares right? Outside of how it looks, I feel it'd be a tremendous hassle to play with.

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  • honoverehonovere Registered User regular
    I'm a bit disappointed with GW/Forgeworld's ongoing support of the game to be honest.

    Except for Zug the resin models are really lacking, and while the 4 plastic teams are nice filling out the positionals is a hassle.

  • BloodySlothBloodySloth Registered User regular
    With the exception of Griff, I think all the Forgeworld stuff has just been getting worse and worse with every release. I genuinely think they're trying to keep up with a release schedule that they weren't ready for, for whatever reason. There's just no way I am dropping 25 bucks on that disastrous BB rat ogre when I could go on ebay and get an Island of Blood Rat Ogre sculpt which looks amazing with no or minimal conversion for less than half that price.

    In fact, I might just do that now.

  • GaryOGaryO Registered User regular
    So I played this last night with my brother for the first time in about 13 years.
    I managed to win the first game with orcs, simply due to pretty much beating his team down and him not having enough guys left to stop me from running the ball in. (Had to do this due to my linesmen repeatedly failing to at catch/pick up the ball whenever I tried a throw) however I did get a team name out the rubbish linesmen, The Goddamm Goddammits - because of the amount they made me yell 'Goddammit')

    Next game it was getting late so we were just gonna do 1 half. We swapped teams so I was now humans, He left his flanks open, so my catchers sprinted past his defence ready to catch the ball. I managed to throw the ball to my catcher who promptly tried to dodge the only orc between me and a 2 turn touchdown and failed both dodge rolls.
    The orcs then began pummeling my team and I couldn't stop them and they scored on turn 6. 1-0
    I somehow managed to get my catcher in another position for a 2 turn touchdown (on turn 8 end of the game for a tie), had to make a go for it roll though. It was a 1. game over.
    But because we were having fun we decided to see what would happen and kept playing till the next goal (basically just playing for fun and not taking things to seriously)

    Needless to say the orcs ran roughshod over me, 3 of my players were pushed into the crowd, and most of my turns were just standing my guys up ready to be knocked down again. However I wasn't giving up, even when I tried to stop a touchdown and ended up accidently pushing the orc into scoring again. We decided to keep playing, to see what other craziness would happen.

    I ended up with only 2 players left, a linesmen, and a blitzer, versus 10 orcs, due to a fumble my blitzer managed to get the ball!, but then tripped up trying to dodge away from an orc. Queue 6 turns of getting up, going for it, picking up the ball, dodging and tripping up again (sometimes not even managing to get the ball), while a couple of orcs kicked him while he was down. Me and brother decided this one blitzer was like a boxer at the end of a 15 round fight, tired, bruised, battered and barely able to stand, and surrounded by giant musclebound freaks laughing at him, but still not giving up.

    Anyway my brother decided to finally finish off my Blitzer and moved 7 orcs into contact with him, ready to knock him out and then kick him dead. BUT the orc doing the blitz, due to him not paying attention when he was moving them into the fight, was actually a thrower. Quite possibly the worst choice for a blitz (he thought with three dice it didn't really matter). He rolled a push, and 2 both downs. Not wanting my blitzer to win a 7 on 1 fight (thanks to block) he chose push, so now my blitzer was on the corner of a square of orcs. And he had the ball. I decided I had one option left, to finally successfully make a dodge with him and go for their end zone. And with a Zoidberg like 'woop woop woop' my Blitzer sprinted away from the orcs, finally making a dodge roll.
    And because of the ways his orcs were positioned for their attempted beatdown, only one linesman could reach him for a blitz. with a 1 dice bltiz he rolled Skull, Attacker goes down!!! My blitzer was home free and scored a touchdown!
    Making the end result after about 30 turns of play, Orcs 2 Humans 1.

    the Orc attempt on my blitzer that pushed him free. you can see the thrower had no choice but to push him out the scrum
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    the touchdown, with the orc linesman who attempted to stop him lying prone on the ground. And in the far distance my one remaining linesman on defence
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    TLDR: Played a game long past when it should've ended, One of my last 2 players on the field got the ball, survived a 7 on 1 fight and and managed to score.

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  • honoverehonovere Registered User regular
    I think I found out why I like the human team so much less than the Orc team.

    Not fantasy enough. The armour looks too much like football armour, not enough like historical armour.

    New Griff is a good example.
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    compared to the in my opinion much better old Griff
    bb_griffoberwald2.jpg

    Also who thought that the new one should look like Judge Dread without helmet? At least he comes with an alternate helmet.

    video game art is also much better
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  • tzeentchlingtzeentchling Doctor of Rocks San DiegoRegistered User regular
    Yeah those shoulder pads are a little ridiculous. The head's not bad, but the hair isn't great. But yeah, of the three the video game art is the best.

  • honoverehonovere Registered User regular
    Looks like the next BB release will be a Troll.

    My dream release at the moment would be character sized sprues with maybe two players on it as boosters for the plastic team with more of the 0-4 positionals + assorted linemen on it.

    Like a black orc + blitzer sprue for the Orcs or a blitzer + lineman sprue for the humans.

  • tzeentchlingtzeentchling Doctor of Rocks San DiegoRegistered User regular
    My Dark Elf team is finally fully painted and flocked! Presenting the Agents of HYDRA:
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    Close ups in the spoiler:
    The four blitzers:
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    The witch elves, assassin, and runner:
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    The 6 line elves:
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    Ken OhonovereSharp101GuibsGvzbgulBloodySlothDayspring
  • BloodySlothBloodySloth Registered User regular
    That's a brilliant color scheme/theme for Dark Elves.

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