Monday, April 7, 2014

Blood Bowl Game 1 Report

Four Feet of Chaos V.S. The Hellburgh Squeakers
(The results from the Chaos Dwarf point of view)

The team so far
The height depraved players of Four Feet of Chaos served their chaotic patrons well in the great bloody ritual that is Blood Bowl and brought glory to themselves winning 3-0 against the Hellburgh Squeakers who squeaked their painful death cries from under their stocky boots. The day was temperate and cool, a good day for killing in the name of the great unholy ones and at the start of the second half Tzeentch decided to part the clouds and bless us with a bright sun to keep the vile skaven rats from making a sneaky come-back. (Which they're known for doing.)
In the first half on the first turn of the game, the Hellburgh Squeakers took the ball. Their Rat Ogre, Phillip, with much enthusiasm and ferocity, smacked the Chaos Dwarf team leader, The Chaos Dwarf Blocker Gharzhakh Bloodhammer, an especially menacing dwarf who earned his name from permanently staining his hammer red with the blood of countless elves in a great war, on the head leaving him unconscious in the pits until the start of the next half in which he made a come-back and scored a touchdown on the last turn of the game.
The Rat Ogre's arrogance was repaid in double when the Chaos Dwarf Blocker Khatan Ogreslayer badly injured Phillip on the first turn of the second half, sending him to the apothecaries to miss the next game.
Khatan Ogreslayer smacking a gutterrunner
Rhalkos The Destroyer, a great black bull centaur who once stomped an entire halfling village flat beneath his hooves, caused so much terror in That One Rat that That One Rat tried to flee but was ultimately stomped flat and crushed dead. (Sadly it was from a dodge roll, not a block, so the gods did not bestow any star player points on Rhalkos for this.)
Shazhakh Ironhoof, The reddish brown Bull Centaur and apprentice to Rhalkos proved himself to Khorne by spilling the blood of a rat named Scoob, crushing him beneath his iron hooves and giving him a serious concussion, causing him to miss the next game and have a permanent -1 to armour value. Shazhakh Ironhoof also scored a touchdown for the game, leveling him up.
The Hobgoblin player, Nottan Orc, who is a rather skinny orc disguised as a hobgoblin to get back at his old team who fired him for being too weak, with the bludgeoning fists of his team mates was able to score a touchdown in the first drive.
Złakoza The Hooved, named so for his cloven hooves mutation he received for some deed involving goats and unspeakable things only he and Slaanesh are aware of, was awarded the MVP, causing him to level up!
In the end, this spectacle of blood and gore in the name of the chaotic gods was greatly enjoyed by the fans and Four Feet of Chaos became a little more famous, earning almost enough gold to hire their sixth Chaos Dwarf player but not quite enough.
Their next opponent will be next weekend (after this because I will be in Las Vegas from Thursday to Wednesday) against Jeremy Ford and his Imhotep's Legion of Khemri!


One extra photo of models for the team.
These two models will be used for the star players Nobbla Blackwart and Rashnak Backstabber. I also need to get a 6th chaos dwarf blocker painted for the team and the minotaur pretty soon.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Blood Bowl Team WIP + A couple extra pictures

The final players for my Blood Bowl Chaos Dwarf team arrived just two days ago. Just in time too, since the league starts the day after tomorrow so I've been working on them with all the free time I have available.

My dog died in his sleep yesterday so I had to bury him and I wasn't feeling up to painting a whole lot so progress has been slow, but any progress is good and there has been progress. I put the pictures in order from oldest to newest. I'll post another set of photos when all the base coats are done or nearly all done.

Here's the team all together. The minotaur won't be starting with the team but hopefully as the league goes on I'll be able to buy him onto the team. That gives me some extra time to paint him!

The 1st edition goblin was painted as a test model for the paint scheme (Blue/Black). He's the only one I have named so far. Hobb the Gob. I still need a team name too. (Masked Marauders? eh.. probably not.)

Since all the chaos dwarfs are wearing masks I'm going to paint each mask in a different crazy bright color to try to get an old-school chaos feel. Yellow, red, pink, bright green, something else for the 5th. I think it should give them a neat look, though I haven't tested it yet so I guess we'll see.

A little further along yesterday.

Where I currently am at. Not a huge amount of progress but it's not bad considering the time I've had to work with. I'd like to get basecoating done by saturday at least, but who knows if I'll actually get that done. I shall try anyway.

Here's some individual photos.

The team leader. I still need a name for him, but I think he looks the most menacing of the group.

Behind shot

Guy with cloven hooves mutation. I like his expression.

One of the blockers with a split color pattern. Kind of feel like the odd boot should be a sort of off color that doesn't exactly fit the scheme and looks out of place like he just found it or something but I'm not really sure how well that'd go. Brown might work just as well.

One of the bull centaurs (Hthark the unstoppable 3rd edition model) I feel like these guys don't exaaaactly go with the 2nd edition chaos dwarfs but I really didn't have the time to convert my own boar centaurs or really find any old boar centaurs to convert and I found two of these guys for a good deal so I just went with them. I think they'll do fine.

The blue/black color scheme is going to be very prominent on these fellows. I think it'll look quite nice if I do it well.

The only hobgoblin who is actually a hobgoblin model. This guy's one of the 3rd edition hobgoblins. I need to find some more of them for 5 and 6 as I'll probably be needing to hire some more during the league. I was surprised how well he looked with a simple basecoat like this. Quite an easy model to paint.

Still unsure on his hood color though. Could do a bright orange or a simple brown or perhaps a dark red would do well enough.

Couple Hobb the Gob photos I think I posted previously, but just to keep everything together, here.

And that's all for blood bowl stuff. Just for fun I had a few extra pictures on my camera that are worth throwing up, so here.

Found this guy in a box of old things (along with a snotling carrying a squig on a tray!) with the rider all broken into several pieces. I glued him back together though I don't seem to have the rest of his lance.
Old school cockatrice!

Amusing silhouette from spraying figures. Surprising how well those silhouettes look. Can you tell which model is which?

The messy pile of minis section of my work table. (Zoats!)

A couple recent ebay buys I thought were pretty cool. Goblin king's chariot and red dragon.
Pull pig, pull!

Needs touched up a little but otherwise very cool!
And just for fun, a photo of a chaos dwarf mortar team who may be a couple of blood bowl fans. They certainly need to be painted up soon! I'm actually pretty excited for them.

And that's all! Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoy my photos of old lead.