Wednesday, 21 December 2016

From AaronH - Human Blood Bowl Team (60 Points)

My first entry for the year is one that I'm not even sure why I'm painting. This is my human blood bowl team from 3rd edition (? - I don't know Blood Bowl). They've been sitting in their box for five years. I found the box for a steal buried in a games store in Jacksonville NC. I have never played.

With the new edition out there is a lot of enthusiasm amongst the local gamers so that may change. Additionally, my friend Tony is moving back to Denver from New Zealand in May and has expressed an interest in playing. It's fun, from what I hear so I'll look forward to it.

The entire team. 
The models are fairly simple to paint. Not too much detail and only a couple of weirdly cast wonky spots.

Blitzer? 





There are six of these guys.
There are twelve models in total. Six of one sculpt and two each of three others. I haven't named the team or put numbers on them yet. I'm waiting for inspiration. I may need to play a couple of games before anything strikes me. Regardless, I'm prepared now when the opportunity presents itself.

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Great looking Blood Bowl team Aaron! Like you, I've never played the game, but I know it has a faithful following, especially with the new edition having just rolled out. These guys have a chunky look to them, reminding me of the early plastic Cadians. I also like the 50's era team colours you chose - they have a very retro air about them.

This squad will give you 60 points. I hope they give you good luck this spring!

51 comments:

  1. Excellent, they need to be called the Challengers

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  2. An excellent start! The Altdorf (Hermann Precinct) Challengers (or AHPC) stand ready to start the new season.

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  3. While not a bloodbowl fan I can appreciate good painting. And boy fast painting as well.

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  4. great start you may see a few BB team crossing my painting desk. I look forward to more of your figures at this impressive standard

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    1. Thanks James. I may hit another team as well. The orcs are still sitting in the box. We'll see how my laser like focus fairs this challenge.

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  5. A great start Aaron! :)

    As for name, maybe "Campbell's Century"? Just another 88 to paint... ;)

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    1. They are easy forgiving sculpts, but I don't know if I can handle another 88. Though since a century usually only had 80 that would be 68...

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  6. Quality and quantity, I played Blood Bowl when it first came out, now I feel old LOL

    Ian

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    1. I try not to think about such things. There's no way I'm not still 21.

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  7. Excellent looking team. I played Bloodbowl for the first time last month and really enjoyed it and Im hoping to get my son into the game over the holiday break.

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    1. Thanks Miles. Good luck with that.

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  8. Every one I know who played Bloodbowl has always spoken well of it. Hope you get lots of enjoyment out of your team.

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    1. Thank you Adam. I'm in the same boat. I've never heard anyone not like it. Here's to playing soon and finding out for myself.

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  9. Great! I just picked up the new box set to compare to my old unpainted box set... and naming the teams are so hard.. will farm that out to the group also at some point when I have them more further along!

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    1. They are certainly better at it than I am. Take advantage of all the help you can get, I say.

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  10. Very nice looking and a wonderful start to the challenge! I still have those sitting around unpainted as well, but with the new version out, the new ones will likely see paint before the old versions. Great first day work though!!!

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    1. They are nice simple sculpts to get done, as evidenced by these being a day's work. I look forward to seeing what you do with the new ones.

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  11. Your team are looking good! I do miss playing BB. I think I still have some figs from my Undead team scattered around the place.

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  12. he old school is always beautiful!

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    1. They do have a certain charm, don't they?

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  13. Topical and colourful; what more can you ask from an AHPC posting :-)

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  14. You won't be able to miss these guys on the tabletop - I do like me some old skool figs, and the old 'Eavy Metal' colour scheme is the icing on the cake!

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    1. I'll be honest, I had no idea this was the 'Eavy Metal' color scheme. It's probably for the best. I would have been intimidated.

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  15. Well done Aaron! I too never bought into that game, but with the new edition this might change, who knows?

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    1. Cheers Chris. I hope if you buy in you enjoy it as much as everyone else seems to be.

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    1. As it should be, and was for so many years.

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  17. Very colourful! I like the basing. Well done all around.

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    1. Cheers Padre. I hope the Mrs. is doing well. Please let her know she's in my thoughts.

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  18. Old skool Bloodbowl! What's not to like? Hope you enjoy the game Aaron. I suspect you will...

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    1. I suspect I will as well. Thanks Millsy.

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  19. Great looking old Bloodbowl team. I hope they are successful when they take to the field.

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    1. I do as well. My son has just expressed an interest in playing, after seeing it played down at the shop, so we may pull it out over the break.

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  20. Great game, good to see a renewal of interest. See you on the pitch!

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    1. PS I wonder if Paul OG owes you breakfast in bed...

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    2. Thanks Barks. I know you favor it. It does seem to be very popular down under. Paul is part of the inspiration for this, pushing me in unwholesome directions...

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  21. I haven't played in ages, but my skaven and elf teams would gladly take the field against these. They look very grand!

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    1. Cheers David. High praise indeed.

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  22. Ahh love it! Never played Blood Bowl, but it's on my to-do list. Great team!

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  23. great to see these mini's get some love and a truly classic paintscheme

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