Wednesday, 24 October 2018

Blood Bowl, Week Two

Greetings all.

Another pretty quick post for me, as I *still* haven't painted anything... However, I did manage to get in another Blood Bowl game this week, in the league at my local club.

I was planning to take a few more pictures of this game, but my opponent hadn't yet painted his team, so I decided not to. He was a great opponent though, and this was a tense and very close game, right until the end. Two games played and two wins under my belt, so off to a good start.

This week's game was against Goblins, a team that I've never actually played against, and it was quite an interesting one! Even though they're supposedly a bottom tier team, they're definitely not to be underestimated. Secret weapons and Trolls can go a long way!

My Orcs won the roll off and elected to receive, caging up nice and early, and planning to cause some carnage while slowly moving down the pitch. A classic Orc strategy. Although it did actually go to plan, the sneaky little gobbos certainly made me work for it... between bombs, fanatics, and trolls, my boys ended up getting bogged down for a long time, and we were lucky to break free and make a run for the end zone. I just made it in time for the half time whistle.

In the second half, I didn't have quite so many secret weapons (or indeed Goblins) to contend with, but it still ended up getting pretty interesting. My Orcs had managed to steal the ball from the Goblins, and had caged up in one of the wide zones with a good amount of time to spare. Unfortunately, a well-thrown bomb, followed by an equally well-thrown Goblin, meant I was almost looking at a 1-1 draw. Luckily it was at this point that Nuffle turned his back on my opponent, and I managed to steal the ball back and make a break for the end zone (thanks to a very un-Orcy passing play).

Another 2-0 victory for my boyz, a level up for a Black Orc (taking Block), and some more winnings (to go towards a second thrower or troll). It's all going suspiciously well at the moment, but let's hope my good fortune continues...

Monday, 22 October 2018

Blood Bowl at the club

Greetings all.

Ok so not really much of a post, but I'm trying to get back into the habit and whatnot. I actually haven't painted anything new in a little while, mostly because my limited free time has been filled with obsessively trying to complete the new Tomb Raider game, and also actually playing the odd game or two of toy soldiers!

To make the latter a bit more likely, I've joined up to a little Blood Bowl league at my local club. Blood Bowl was one of the games that got me into gaming in a big way in my formative years (Necromunda was probably the other, with a smidge of Warhammer Quest on the side), and it still holds a special place in my heart. The new edition is great, and it's good to be playing it again.

Here's an action shot from my game last week, against some nicely painted (new) Skaven. The boys didn't let me down, and we walked away with a 2-0 victory, and no injuries.

In case you missed seeing my team the first time round, here they are again:

I'm down for another game tonight, so I'll snap a few more pics if I can. Till next time!

Thursday, 20 September 2018

Quick painting update

Greetings all.

I thought I'd write another post real quick, before I run out of steam again and go for another year without posting... I do at least have something to show, although it is very much more of the same.

Work continues on my Nurgle Daemons for AoS/40k. It's been a long time since I played a game, and I should probably rectify that, but I am at least painting my army.

Four more second edition Plaguebearers complete:

This actually means I have a completed unit of 30 of this version, plus 30 of the previous version, and 10 of the following version. Not bad at all really, although I ought to take a group picture at some point.

Till next time.

Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Well that didn't work out

Greetings all.

So the plan was to do some more blogging. That was fast approaching a year ago, and clearly it didn't happen. So here I am, writing another post about returning to blogging. In truth, I have missed it, and I do feel a bit out of the loop when I'm not blogging, so I'll be making a bit more of an effort to do just that. Although I said that before, so I guess we'll see!

Anyway, I have painted some models and played some games since I last posted. It's been a bit difficult adjusting to the "new normal", having moved house again and trying to raise a small human. Various life things have contributed to me losing my hobby mojo a little. It seems to be on the right track again though, so let's hope that continues.

So here are some pictures of the meagre amount of models I've painted this year...

Some templates for Blood Bowl. The rust effect was a bit of an experiment that wasn't entirely successful, but they're done and it's better than bare plastic.

Ripper Bolgrot

Scrappa Sorehead

Tokens for Blood Bowl

A bunch more Nurgle stuff. Old school Plaguebearers and a very cool Pantheon of Chaos Herald.


A couple of Mystic Warriors for Frostgrave

A Frostgrave zombie, made from an old Nurgle champion.

6 monopose beastmen, to fill in as various things in Frostgrave (Rangifers, most recently).

A bit of a pitiful showing so far, but hey ho. I've played a few games along the way too, which is cool. The painting flow is picking up a bit as time goes on, and blogging might help that along.

That's all for now!

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

A(nother) return to blogging?

Greetings all.

So it's been a long time since I bothered to update this blog. I'm blaming it on having a small person around now, but mostly it's just because I got lazy. I've also let the domain lapse, so none of the old links to this blog will work... I think I'll just keep it hosted on Blogger for the time being, but I will be making more of an effort to update.

Despite having a miniature human to look after, I have actually managed to squeeze in a bit of time here and there to paint other miniatures, and even play a game or two. I'll do a bit of a picture dump of all the things I've painted this year, with a few words to accompany. My total painted is nothing compared to previous years, but frankly it is a lot better than I had expected.

First up, the re-release of Blood Bowl got me all excited, and since I'd long since sold my old team, I had to paint a new one. Obviously by "new", I mean "old". As I hadn't played in a while, and was therefore rubbish, I went with the classic starter team: Orcs!

Despite first getting into BB in 3rd edition, the 2nd edition Orcs were always my favourite, and I knew I had to have a team. So I present "Never Mind the Orruks":

I've added plenty of extra bits and hangers-on to the team, with a few more to come I think.

I also painted a greater daemon of Malice from the Pantheon of Chaos range. This was a very generous gift from my brother-in-lead, Alex:

Most of the rest of my painting time has been occupied by getting my Nurgle army up to scratch to play some Age of Sigmar. I know some veterans may not approve, but it really is a fun game, plus all of my Daemons are round based for 40k anyway, so it just makes sense. I added a lot more Daemons to what I already had, and painted a few Skaven Pestilens allies to hang out with them. These weren't all painted this year, but I did take some better pictures of my stuff, so it's all mixed in:

That's pretty much it for this year. I've got a few bits and pieces on the table currently, and lots in the pipeline (not the least of which is a bunch of old stuff for the new Necromunda). If I can stick to the plan of blogging a bit more then you might even get to see it...

Till next time!