Saturday, November 12, 2011


The fight.... for LIFE...

I won't bother with "sorry for not posting" apologies. Inhumate does a good job in the video above. It would be a familiar story anyway... a month since my last post... life intrudes...

Sometimes the hobby urge is strong, sometimes less so. I was working on Necromunda models. I blame that for my slow decline into a lack of modeling/posting/painting.

Getting back on the hobby horse though! Just finished up the first new season of KUBBL with my Chaos Dwarf team Dunger Mifflin. Finished with 2 wins, 2 ties, and 3 losses. Not the greatest results but the good news is I also walked away with the team casualty award and the player with the most kills award. In the process I had plenty of injuries of my own - including a dead Chaos Dwarf blocker (Phylis Vance - RIP) and a couple lasting injuries on key players. I didn't manage to sneak into the playoffs but it was a fun season and I am pumped for the next one!

I have a perverse urge to put Mifflin on the back burner and start up my Vampire team the Strigoi Slash. I had a lot of fun playing a limited version of the team at Zlurpee Bowl this year and I would love to see a more developed version of the team in our league. Plus they are kind of like the Ogre team only they suck in a different way (get it?).

Banged up this quick logo which I am pretty happy with...

The models are mostly all done, just need to paint a few more Vampires. The hard part is choosing my starting roster. Right now I am debating between these two options.

Option #1
Vampires x 3
Thralls x 9
Rerolls x 4
Total: 970gp

PRO: More players on the pitch more often with the extra Thrall. Having a little gold left in the treasury gives me some flex in what I spend my earned gold on early.
CON: One less Vampire to start with which means it will take longer to skill up a full Vampire roster.

Option #2
Vampires x 4
Thralls x7
Rerolls x 4
Total: 1000gp

PRO: Four Vampires on the pitch makes for all kinds of interesting opportunities. It really plays up the S4 and A4 madness and opens new avenues for Hypnotic Gaze.
CON: I could easily eat through my entire team in one game with no bench. I would also have no gold in reserve to buy more Thralls.

Any advice on which roster you think is better would be much appreciated. The upfront cost of the Vampires has me shying away from going with 2 although I did compete with some of the best players in the country at Zlurpee Bowl with a roster like that. Hmmm...


Tristan said...

go with the extra vamp, you can always get journeymen thralls so it's only during the current game you would be seriously hampered. if you've hurt 3-4 of your own guys + whatever your opponent has done you are probably losing that game anyways.

Randroid said...

You make an excellent point and one I hadn't considered.

Have you played Vamps in a league? Any other suggestions?

Paul of the Man Cave said...

I started with 3 Vamps, 8 Thralls and 5 R-Rolls. Gets you going well with lots of extra flexibility to account for both bloodlust and the lack of basic skills which is pretty frustrating initially. Buy an apoth after the first game, and use journeymen thralls to cover the gaps if required.

I found that my Vamps skilled up quickly, and the thralls... well they are just there to provide snacks so who cares!

Congrats on you casualty awards with the Mifflins too!

Randroid said...

I tend to not use many rerolls when I play BB. My standard for most teams is 2-3. I may go up to 5 at some point but I think 4 should get me through.

Apoth seems as if it might be a waste? Since you can only use it on Thralls?

Low team value and induced Bludweiser Babes could be good...

Paul of the Man Cave said...

You'll find you need them more often to overcome the bloodlust, which can get in the way badly, especially once you have 3 or more vamps on the field.

The Apoth can certainly be used on the Vamps, and they can use regeneration after that - just like a troll does.