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Friday, July 8, 2011

Progress Report 7/8/11 - Dodging my way back to you blog.

Life!!! It keeps happening without me!! I am slowly pulling myself up and out of Real Life(TM) and back into a world of tiny men (and women, and monsters, and... you get the idea) - I hope to have more meaningful content here soon. In the meantime...


Behold my Vampire Blood Bowl team! I will be playing them tomorrow (and Sunday) at the 7th annual Zlurpee Bowl! Since regular BB tournaments just aren't hard enough for me I have decided to play one of the teams listed in the rules pack - FTLOTG (For The Love Of The Game) Vampiire. That's right... two Vampires and ten Thralls will go head to head with all comers in a blood filled (probably the Thrall's) weekend of BB matches. We'll see how much love I have for the game after this one is over...

I assembled and painted this team in just under 5 days. I started with a unit of 10 Vampire Counts Ghouls I had sitting around collecting dust and thought... could I make a Vampire team out of these guys? After looking at the GW Vampire models and coming back across the Strigoi models it all came together. Beastial vampire blood sucking dudes with smaller crazy blood crazy dudes all on the pitch to drink a bowl full of bloody balls!


I only needed two vampires for this team so that's all I managed to get done! The look suitably feral and gruesome I think. The skin came out exactly like I wanted so I am pretty happy with that. 


Next up was the Ghoul crew playing the part of Thralls. Low armor average BB players with a penchant for violence... sounds about right. 


I have their bases painted with the skill I have given them for my tournament roster. I discovered later that I would probably have changed a few skills but I didn't have time to go back and paint the bases and skill text again before leaving for the event. Oh well! 

So that's it! Now I am off to Indiana with some Blood Bowl cohorts for a weekend of boardgames, beer, and blood (on the pitch only please). Here's hoping I come back with some good tales and ideas for the next time around.

9 comments:

Tristan said...

dude you team looks awesome! love the fact you are bringing a FTLOTG team. i have decided i am going to chaos cup - if you are attending we should definitely meet up for a bevy.

Tristan said...

ps. good luck at zlurpee!

eriochrome said...

Nice looking team. Matt(Delevus) is always inviting me to these events but they seem to always show up when I have plans. Heavily Pregnant wife is my excuse this time.

Painted team would also be a problem.
Good Luck.

Fnurgn said...

They look great!

Paul of the Man Cave said...

WoW, they look great matey! My Lad is just starting his fiorst BB team now- Orcs!

inanecourage said...

You are cetainly becoming skilled at quickly converting and painting great looking Blood Bowl teams. Good luck with getting your players heads punched in.

Randroid said...

Thanks all! The event went well and I had a great time. Ended up with a 2-0-4 record but made it to the "top table" of the bottom (FTLOTG teams). Lost that one based on almost 100% bad dice. Vamps killed three Thralls in the first three turns... :/

@ Tristan: I will be at Chaos Cup as well! Would love to grab a brew.

@ Eriochrome: You should come sometime! Lots of fun to be had.

Still need to prime and paint the remaining 4 vamps but I really enjoyed playing this team over the weekend. It hits the same highs as Ogres but in a slightly different way (crazy dodging and passing antics).

Brother Joseph said...

Nice painting on these, and a good looking team all round.

Paul of the Man Cave said...

So how did you go at ZlurpeeBowl mate?