Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Dark Elves - BloodBowl

Well the NFL season has kicked off for another season, and I have rather enjoyed reading about the Laughing Ferret's -  'Ape' Bloodbowl teams exploits over here.

 It had me rummaging in the display case to grab my Dark elf team, from way back when... A couple of pics for your enjoyment:



I think I probably painted these up in the early 90's... A few mates and I started a little league which ran for a wee while, though it was really me and a mate who had a dwarf team that played each other the most. I had a star Witch Elf that could back flip and somersault her way across the board, with ease... until the swine dwarf player , played "Peaked" on her. Damn!

Fun memories... slightly different angle to next picture. The eagle eyed amongst you may have noticed a tiny paint chip on the knuckle of one of the linemen, I'll have to get that fixed up...


I have been a Grid-Iron NFL fan for many years, and this game was always a great way to have some Grid-Iron style action on the table top. I could be wrong but I think its one of the games that GW has relegated to "Specialist" role, and the rules are probably freely available as a download. The pitch would be easy to make, and a few range markers for throwing wouldn't be too hard to make. You might even be able to get the appropriate dice from somewhere?

In the meantime, the NFL team I have followed for years, the Miami Dolphins are probably destined for another disastrous season... we seem to have been in a period of 'rebuilding' ever since Marino retired... and this year we have a new head coach and QB, I'm not holding my breath...  

19 comments:

  1. Nice looking team Scott, we were watching the Denver Broncos vs Pittsburgh Steelers last night!

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    1. Cheers Fran, Broncos had cracker of a game - Manning can really turn it on!

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    2. Go Broncos!!! Nice figures Scott!

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  2. Personally I like Bloodbowl. The variety in the teams is fantastic and these guys have some really cool figures. The Ferret is costing me money though as I keep buying figures I see on his site! I just scored some really col flying monkey's yesterday and I got a load of dwarfs a while back that should be delivered this month.

    I don't watch American football though. I'm a dyed in the wool rugby girl and their men just can't compete with mine!

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    1. LOL, you'll soon have a worthy lead mountain like the rest of us.

      I used to play rugby as a school kid, and as much as I enjoyed it back then, I find gridiron more exciting to watch on TV!

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    2. Rugby has cooler shirts. And that extinguishes the bulk of my knowledge of these two sports. ;)

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  3. Well look at it this way Scott....yesterday, the Dolphins looked brilliant in the first 10 minutes before disaster struck. Remember those 10 minutes. It may be a LONG season!

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    1. Ah yes, that astounding ability to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory... ;-)

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  4. The Lions are always rebuilding having only won 1 playoff game in almost 55 years. Nice looking team.

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    1. I can certainly sympathize, and you did get a high period when Barry Sanders was blazing his way up and down the pitch! He was fun to watch.

      Cheers
      Scott

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  5. Nice looking elves! I have fond memories of these minis- my 2nd Blood Bowl team were the dark elves, but i remember how frustrating I found it trying to come up with a way to paint their uniform- so many different parts to it.

    Glad you enjoyed the Ape reports :)

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    1. Many thanks, and no worries, your reports were a joy to read :-)

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  6. Bloodbowl is a great game. My absolute GW favourite (besides Space Hulk...).

    Good Luck with those well painted Elves!
    Monty

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    1. Yes it can be quite addictive once you get in to it!
      Cheers
      Scott

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  7. I loved BloodBowl - I have a great PC version of it, that has online play - it takes up rather more of my time than it should!

    Must...not...buy....real....team.....

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    1. Must admit I thought about getting the PC version... but I guess I am the polar opposite to you... I must resist PC games as they can suck up so much time, I'd get nothing painted! ;-)

      Go on , get a team, you know you want to! Probably easy to pick up a team ready to go on ebay... you don't need a bazillion figures either...

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  8. They look great fun Scott, like Jon I must resist!

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    1. Ah go on, give it whirl. Its great fun! ;-)

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