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Author Topic: BlitzMania! (Blood Bowl & Blitz Bowl)  (Read 5024 times)

Offline Karadek

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Re: BlitzMania! (Blood Bowl & Blitz Bowl)
« Reply #30 on: May 03, 2021, 01:11:51 PM »
I'm intrigued. Does Blitz Bowl have all the teams that regular Blood Bowl has?

Offline Jack Hooligan

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Re: BlitzMania! (Blood Bowl & Blitz Bowl)
« Reply #31 on: May 03, 2021, 02:33:07 PM »
The Blitz Bowl Season 2 box has a lot of team cards in it, but not all as there have been a few BB teams released since the BzB S2 box came out. Though there are fan made team cards for the newer teams, the cards included in the box are for:
Humans
Orcs
Goblins
Skaven
Dwarves
Shambling Undead
Elf Union
Wood Elves
Dark Elves
Chaos Chosen
Nurgle
Lizardmen
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Offline Karadek

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Re: BlitzMania! (Blood Bowl & Blitz Bowl)
« Reply #32 on: May 04, 2021, 12:02:34 PM »
Thanks! Now to track a game down...

Offline Donpimpom

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Re: BlitzMania! (Blood Bowl & Blitz Bowl)
« Reply #33 on: May 04, 2021, 07:00:31 PM »
is like season 1 only available in US?
How is it different from the BB Seven pitch?

Offline Jack Hooligan

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Re: BlitzMania! (Blood Bowl & Blitz Bowl)
« Reply #34 on: June 01, 2021, 06:52:10 PM »


When Blood Bowl was finally revived in 2016, it was reborn in a slightly larger scale from the models I had been coaching on the field for over 25 years. With that release, I decided to sell off my old teams and adapt to the new scale. Having not been too involved in the larger Blood Bowl community in recent years, the reboot of my teams in the newer 32mm was put on the bench. Now, with tournaments starting to resume again, I decided it was time to finally lace up and charge the pitch.



Above is the original Badlands Blitz kit. A rowdy bunch of bois who have ended up with more than one piece of celebratory hardware in their trophy case. Theyíve accumulated the most casualties as well as taking home a best dressed award. I liked these models a lot, but as the new game came at a new scale it gave me the opportunity to put paint to plastic again. Two models have survived the transition to the new version of the franchise, the chainsaw loony player on the left and the beer swilling coach on the right. They were both slightly larger than the older 28mm models anyway and fit in well with the new squad. I simply re-based them on larger 32mm round bases to better match the new team.



I originally started the new team about a year and a half ago, beginning with the Black Orc Blockers (now called Big ĎUns in the even newer Blood Bowl 2020 Ruleset). The plan was for the new team to stand on earth-brown ringed bases as was popular in the 00s and have paint chipped armour. There was something about this palette that wasnít sitting well with me though. It wasnít bad, but I didnít feel like the models Ďpoppedí as well as my older team did.



Cleaning up the chipped armour and going back to the old-school green rings felt a lot better. The models are certainly cleaner, and maybe thatís not the first trait one associates with orcs, but for my aging eyes and looking at models at arms length at the table, I prefer the cleaner aesthetic. Perhaps the Badlands Blitz are a premier orc team and are treated to the finest kits available?



Our troll Miggy is a converted BB16 plastic troll with a hand replacement so heís got a nice balled fist ready to knock an opponent really stupid. Originally molded with a goblin in hand to throw, this mini is pretty divisive in the community. With the hand replacement and lead foot reposition, I like this model quite a bit. Probably my favorite of the Big Guy models from recent years. A pair of gobbos hover nearby to keep Miggy inline with the playbook.



In the later moments of BB2016, Iíve come to have a lot of fun with the orc passing game. Unfortunately, orc passing has been nurfed a bit under the new BB2020 ruleset as the players generally have animosity toward one another. Iím a bit less than excited about this change, but to reflect this on the field, Iíve opted for the less accurate looking thrower model from Forge World over the awesome plastic thrower mini that comes in the team box. The thrower above has a pretty daft arm throwing position, a damaged skullcap, and an angsty scowl. He seems less likely to deliver solid passes from the backfield. Fitting for the new rules, I suppose. Here heís flanked by a brace of orc linemen, never expecting to receive the bladder from their thrower.



Here come the stars of the team, the Blitzer core. Three models are standard plastic orc blitzers, but two have head swaps for variety. The red-plumed player is a Forge World model, and likely team captain for the new look Badlands Blitz. Orc blitzers are great. I love the models and concept. I do wish they had more sculpt variety on the plastic sprues though. Any position that has four or more of, I wish came in at least two different poses.



Finally, we have the retired player as head coach and a few Star Players. I donít recall using Star Players in league play, but I understand that they might be more viable in tournaments so Iíve decided to have two kitted up and ready to sub in just in case. On the right we have all around orc badass blitzer, Varag Ghoul-Chewer. And on the leftÖHelmet Wulf? Ugroth Bolgrot used to be the Orc chainsaw wielding Star Player, but I guess he retired because he isnít in the new BB20 ruleset, only one chainsaw Star Player isÖthe human,Herr Wulf, who can apparently play for every team. I guess Iíll just use this model as Ďcounts así for Helmet Wulf.

So, after 4-5 years, Iíve finally sorted out a new team in the larger 32mm scale. Iíve painted plenty of these models for Blitz Bowl, but now I can finally get back to the king of sports games with a proper, complete team. Getting this team outfitted and in game-day condition impacted work on my ongoing Roswell í98 project. A project I planned to dive back into directly. However, Iím thinking I might just hit another full Blood Bowl team or two first so I can have options at the ready and can play games on my dining room table again. Humans and probably Skaven will be up next, but Iím not sure.

Offline Karadek

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Re: BlitzMania! (Blood Bowl & Blitz Bowl)
« Reply #35 on: June 06, 2021, 02:21:26 AM »
Very nice work. I've been playing BB since the early 90's. Always good to see another lifer on here.

Is the coach a conversion or was he available somewhere?

Offline Jack Hooligan

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Re: BlitzMania! (Blood Bowl & Blitz Bowl)
« Reply #36 on: June 07, 2021, 06:16:54 PM »
Very nice work. I've been playing BB since the early 90's. Always good to see another lifer on here.

Is the coach a conversion or was he available somewhere?

Thank you!
That orc was a free model given away at a BB tournament I attended in Norman, Ok (Orclahoma) a few years back.

https://www.orclahomabowl.com/

Offline Seuchenhexer

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Re: BlitzMania! (Blood Bowl & Blitz Bowl)
« Reply #37 on: June 07, 2021, 09:09:53 PM »
I really like the look of those orks! Especially the one with the beer  :-*

Offline Chairface

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Re: BlitzMania! (Blood Bowl & Blitz Bowl)
« Reply #38 on: June 18, 2021, 05:22:46 PM »
I just went through this thread with great enjoyment! I love Bloodbowl, its my go to game. Lovely work

Offline Jack Hooligan

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Re: BlitzMania! (Blood Bowl & Blitz Bowl)
« Reply #39 on: June 21, 2021, 06:29:16 PM »
I just went through this thread with great enjoyment! I love Bloodbowl, its my go to game. Lovely work

Thank you. It's been my go to for a long time as well. You'd think I'd be good at it by now.... ;)

Offline jon_1066

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Re: BlitzMania! (Blood Bowl & Blitz Bowl)
« Reply #40 on: June 22, 2021, 08:24:40 AM »
The Orcs are looking great.  I went with clean armour as well.  I think if you put too much texture into them then it creates a busy look that is hard to pick out at game play distance.  With nice clean lines the definition goes way up and the models become more easily identifiable - both from each other but also within themselves as to what bit is what.

Like the troll conversion.  I went with it raw and mine snapped at the ankle so had to be pinned so good choices all round.

Offline Jack Hooligan

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Re: BlitzMania! (Blood Bowl & Blitz Bowl)
« Reply #41 on: July 08, 2021, 07:03:48 PM »
I wrapped up the first Blitz Bowl season using my mix of official and homebrewed League rules.

Details at my blog: https://wyrdstonesandtacklezones.com/2021/07/07/blitz-bowl-league/

 

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