Thursday, 1 December 2016

Unboxing/Review: Blood Bowl


A lot of people have been waiting for the resurrection of this game for a long time. Myself actually have never played the old versions of the game. I have only been playing Blood Bowl 1 and 2 on the PC/Ps4. But I was really happy when GW announced they are doing a new version of the game, and it's one of those games that have a really devoted fans even though GW haven't supported the game in such a long time, many player still played the game and big tournaments was held just for Blood Bowl.

So it's nice and welcome move on GW's part that they bring us new versions of these classic games. So I was very eager to see how contents of the box was, so here's my unboxing/mini-review.


The bow is sturdy as the other GW game boxes and with beutiful artwork and crammed with stuff, one nice thing is that the sprues are in different colors which doesn't make it as important (still important in opinion) that they are painted because you can still see easily which team is which.



There are two of the same sprues for each time, which gives you duplicates. That is not a huge deal though in my opinion. The colored hard plastic is nice and there are not a lot of cleaning to do on the models, but they still take some time to assemble even though there's just three parts on each model.



The details are really nice on both the Human and Orc teams. and especially the Orcs could work great to make into Orruks in Age of Sigmar. I had some spikes and fingers which was damaged though, but It is quite easy to fix.



Here's the other stuff you get in the box, Pass, Scatter and Throw-in Templates with really nice details as well. And then we have all the dice you need as well as bases (which have holes in them to put the ball in) you also get decals for both teams and plastic bags to put your dice and cards in. As a bonus you get a 50% off coupon on Blood Bowl 2 on Steam which is a really nice deal, I already have it though.

Two Reference sheets are also included in the box for easy check how you play the game.  

Then we have the rulebook, which is nicely laid out and really
 what you have come to expect from a Game Workshop product. It's 56 pages long and that is including the rules, a Team roster, the 'World of Blood Bowl' describing the history and then a couple of  pages showing you how too assemble the models and how you can paint them up. There's some nice artwork in there but not much pictures of painted models, Me as an hobbyist first and foremost  would have liked too see some more pictures showing different team colours.


One fun thing though is that you get some some fun and short comments here and there from the famous commentator duo of Jim and Bob.








Then we of course have the pitch, one for the Human team on one side and for the Orcs on the other. We also get two double sided team dugouts for each pitch and this is where you place your KO'ed and injured players. I really like the details on all these and that both variants are so different, really makes me hope for some expansions in the future to get other cool ones.


We also get the cards of course, player cards including Starplayers, Griff Oberwald, Mighty Zug and Morg 'n' Thorg the Ogre. You get two types of Special Cards as well called 'Miscellaneous Mayhem' and 'Random Events' too spice things up in the game. 

Here's the assembled Human team.with tokens and balls. 

And the sam for the Orc team of course. 

For last a picture of the nice details of the templates in the box.
I haven't got a game in yet, but the rules is pretty much the old ones with some fixes so I have no doubt me and my opponent will have a good time.

All in all I'm really happy with the content, the details of the miniatures are really great, nice artwork and overal good quality on everything. If I have one little complaint it is that I would have liked too have some more pictures of painted models or at least some guide on different teams and how their uniforms look. But I'm sure there's a lot of stuff on the interwebz which can help me out on how I want to paint up my teams.

So both thumbs up for this game and I hope to get a game in soon!


Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Hobby Update: Blood Bowl and more!


Received some great stuff today! The Blood Bowl box, the Skaven team and Death Zone Season One! I must start to get my stuff together and post more on the blog. So I will be doing Unboxings/Reviews again and starting with this stuff (even if you probably have seen it many times before). That will probably be posted tomorrow though and this post is more about what I'm doing hobbywise at the moment and my thinking is that this will be a regular update each week.


Sorry for the bad picture here, just wanted to share how my Lions of Sigmar Stormcast Eternals are doing, it is growing but more is coming, Fulminators, more Judicators a Knight-Venator and a Stardrake. And then I will buy more stuff to buff out the Paladin units, as I want ten of each kind I also want one or more units Prosecutors and a Knight-Azyros so I can field the Warrior Brotherhood battalion.


I will also try too build some more on my Chaos army and more precise my Tzeentch. Hopefully we will get an Battletome some time next year so I want to be ready for it. This will be my second AoS army and after that I will also do some Destruction. All I need is more time!!




As seen on the pictures above my hobby room is in chaos right now, with a lot of projects at the same time. But it's fun and I have been quite good at painting my Stormcasts and not being too distracted by all the other things. It's getting really hard now though with Blood Bowl and everything.


I also got some more stuff today, the new texture paints. Will be doing some experimenting with these as I have used the old ones quite a lot. And then give you a small review. That's it for now. Please tell me if these kind of posts is interesting to read at all. At least it's good for my as I can see how good I am at keeping to one project at a time (will never happen fully but I try)

Monday, 21 November 2016

Miniature Monday: Stormcast Eternals Paladin Protectors

Continuing working on my Stormcasts, and I really worked hard to pretty much paint these guys up during the past week.

I don't know if it show or not but a lot of time and effort is in the armour itself with all the highlights and what not. It's worth it though because the whole miniature is covered armour.

I really like the Protectors both as how the models look as well as in the rules, and I'm glad I'm finished with these guys. The sad thing is that I'm working towards having ten of these, ten Retributors and ten Decimators, so far five Retributors and five Protectors are done. But I'm getting faster painting these guys actually so... I'll get there.

Until then here's the first five. Next up is some gaming actually during the weekend and painting wise I will paint up something different. Probably something for Silver Tower but we will see. Cheers!




Monday, 14 November 2016

Miniature Monday: Lord-Celestant

This dude took more time than he should have. Probably because I decided to go with white on the one side of the cloak and the purple on the other. This took a lot of time, also I just wasn't happy with how he turned out. So I did white on his helmet as well and some other stuff and in the end I was happy with the result.

So one more hero for my stormcasts, I now have two more in the pipeline, the Stardrake and the Knight-Venator, both models takes a lot of time. Have done most on the Stardrake though.

But before I finish them I want to finish my protectors. Have done the base colours so hopefully they won't take to much time. I want to finish them and one of the heroes before this years end, hopefully even more because I'm looking for reinforcements :)



Monday, 24 October 2016

News: The new releases shown in Nov White Dwarf


Got my White Dwarf today but haven't read through it enough to give you an review just yet. But there was a couple of surprises for me in the new releases section that I thought was interesting.


Haemotrope Reactors for 40k, really nice looking. And for AoS an re release of the Balewind Vortex (so no more OP vortex for those who moan about that) and the Magewrath Throne but without the skulls underneath?! Hopefully they release the skull mountain as a separate kit. 

New Hero bases for both 40k and AoS!

Of course the main release of the month The Burning of Prospero

In the right lower corner there is a new thingy I haven't seen before, an repair kit for when your models brake during gaming!
What do you guys think about the new releases?

Monday, 17 October 2016

Miniature Monday: Retributors finished!

Painted two more Retributors, one with the Starsoul Mace and one regular guy. So now it's a full unit. Want five more though and three more Starsoul Maces but that will have to wait a little, next up is the Lord-Celestant on foot and five Protectors.

That's it for now.




Monday, 10 October 2016

Miniature Monday: Knight-Vexillor finished!

Continueng too finish more characters for my Stormcast army, this time it's the OP choice that many Stormcast players uses too throw in their best units into the enemy, the Knight-Vexillor with his mandatory pennant of the stormbringer.

Not much too say really, he is like most stormcast models too paint. But I'm happy with the result and that brings my army up too seven painted characters! Have some more characters as well as many troops as well. So will continue to paint up this army and it's still a lot of fun. Please tell me what you think!




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