Saturday, 19 January 2013

The Dwarf Giants

I recently re-bought Blood Bowl 2nd Edition. When I was working with Mark at The Ramshackle Fort, he would regale me with stories of his Oldhammer exploits and we talked about Games Workshop in the good ol' days ©. I used to love Blood Bowl back n the good ol' days© and it was probably one of, if not my actual, favourite GW game.

Obviously GW saw the flaws in having a game that couldn't be expanded, only 16 figures were required to play and very few supplements could be produced as it is a self contained game. It was shoved it to the back of their marketing strategy. It still limps on, but I have fond memories of playing for hours as a youth and I wanted to recreate that fondness.

I specifically wanted 2nd Edition, not just because that is what I used to play but also for the board. That polystyrene Astrogranite pitch was the best! As an adult I have disposable income which allowed me to buy all the teams that were outside the reach of my meagre teenage pocket money income. In order to right this wrong over the past few months I have bought myself an Elf team, a Orc team, a Halfling team, a Dark Elf team, a Human team, a Goblin team, a couple of Ogres and a handful of star players and cheerleaders, all in the prized metal of my youth. I also bought a Dwarf team, which I have recently finished painting, the first Blood Bowl team I have painted in over 22 years. I did them in the livery of the Dwarf Giants and here is the finished product. I have yet to field them, but expect a full report when I do!




UP WITH THE GIANTS!!!

To finish off this post, here is a bit of shameless publicity for two friend's wargaming blogs, the first is from my opponent; Nerd Lard and the second is for The Ranshackle Fort, an Oldhammer blog! Give 'em both a looksee! 

6 comments:

  1. Brings back happy memories. Loved playing bloodbowl

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  2. Thanks Scotty, well, it's an affordable investment on EBay!

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  3. looking forward to the highlights!! :-)

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    1. Don't you worry, there will be match reports and all sorts coming your way!

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  4. While the old miniatures were great the ruleset really wasn't. I've found that the perfect combination is the new (and free) ruleset played with 2nd edition miniatures.

    Happy Blood Bowling

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    1. I have never used the new rules, but I will certainly look into it!

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