Tuesday, 24 January 2017

From Barks- Blood Bowl casualties (30 points)

A break from Star Wars this Tuesday as I get ready for CanCon and the Aussie Bloggers' Meet-up.

I'll be taking my newly painted Norse team to compete in the Blood Bowl competition. The team (by Roll Jordan) comes with three figures for use as casualty markers for when (not if) my Snow Troll plans go pear-shaped. Here's the Snow Troll (not an AHPC entry)- he's big, on a 40mm base.


And here he is when he's Really Stupid:


And knocked down:

And Stunned:

These fun figures are quite practical- they save me having to lie my painted figure down in a square that is too small for him!

Alan and Paul: Ha! - these figures are heaps of fun. I've never played Blood Bowl, but looking at figures like this makes me want to give it a go. Good luck at Cancon, and may you never have to use the Troll Being Stupid. That's 15 points, with a couple more for the size of the beasts.

EDIT: Having seen the size of these figures, we have adjusted the points to reflect how massive they are. 

37 comments:

  1. Fab casualty markers Barks! :)

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  2. Lovely looking trolls!
    Best Iain

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  3. Smashing paint job! With the re-release of Bloodbowl have plans/rules changed for those who kept playing in the interim or are they broadly ignoring the new rules?

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    1. Thanks, Jamie! The new rules are (thankfully) not dissimilar to the previous ones, so there is yet to be a schism between two camps. I'm happy with the new rules so far, but I am concerned they will bring out 'kewl' new teams or players that will upset the careful balance established over he past few decades.

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  4. Sorry I thought that was Ray Roussell for a second....

    Cracking stuff

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  5. Fabulous work on some charming minis. The second photo is how my boss sees me, I am sure.

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  6. Terrific fun submission, Barks - sorry I can't make Cancon, but at least you'll get the better half of the C&G team!

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  7. Very cool minis, well done Barks!

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  8. Lovely work on that white, those gems and the edge highlights!

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    1. Thanks- I felt I skimped on these a bit as they are only casualty figures!

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  9. Great looking figs and a great idea to boot

    Ian

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  10. Nice minatures and great painting. cheers

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  11. Really well done, and fun for the gaming table.

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  12. How fun! Lovely skin tones!

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    1. Cheers, Bill! It is simply Vallejo Iraqi Sand and Army Painter soft tone, highlighted with the Iraqi Sand again.

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  13. Great looking stuff! And pretty darn brilliant that they actually make different minis for the different status that the mini can have! It's sometimes a real pain to try to fit a mini on it's back especially in a crowded line.

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    1. Yes, it is better than a simple token.

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  14. Norse BB what is there not to like. Excellent painting

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  15. The way you've managed to enhance the emotion on his face is brilliant!

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    1. They are characterful sculpts already!

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  16. Very nice work on these trolls! Made me almost forgive you for not continuing with the Star Wars theme... almost. ;-)

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    1. And here I was worried that I was oversaturating the market! Okay, I'll do more Star Wars just for you next time!

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  17. Nice work, Barks! Those are very nice markers, I like the anima/cartoon nod with that goose egg! ;)

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    1. Thanks, David, they are fun and I think Blood Bowl benefits from a cartoon style.

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