So I started playing Bloodbowl again recently. Personally I’m just using it as an excuse to paint miniatures again, but I guess playing is just as fun.
I resurrected my old Human team The Blitzkrieg Boys for the league I’m playing in and remade them using the latest version of the rules so as they include an Ogre and aren’t quite as squishy vs Undead as they were (plus thankfully the undead have been toned down). It’s been fun, but I’m seeing shades of the past. In my first game against a Necromantic team I lost both a blitzer and one of my catchers to the inevitability of death. Not an auspicious start by any means. But hey, I still managed to win the game and one of his werewolves managed to trip and kill itself as well so I didn’t do as bad as I expected.
I actually liked the layout of the Necromantic team a whole lot better than the original Undead one. The combination of flesh golems, werewolves, wights, ghouls and zombies appealed to me so much more than the mummy, wight, ghoul, zombie and skeleton combo from the original undead team. So much so that I grabbed what remained of my undead figs after Karen had picked through and “borrowed them” for her team (yeah, I’m still a little bitter. STFU) and realized that with the addition of a couple of golem and werewolf figs, I had a complete Necro team ready to go… and ‘lo and behold the Necrovore Nightstalkers were born. I’ve yet to play with them, but I’ve had more than enough fun just posing them and modelling some proper neck fur out of green stuff for the wolves for them to be a fun alternative team.
So, now I have a whole plethora of teams on the go (if you want a running count, I have eight teams now: my primary Human team, enough miniatures for 2 more human teams, my Lizardman team, my ever-beloved “feral” Halfling team, the aforementioned Necromantic team, my Orcs and I also have the makings of a Skaven team that I’m still debating on using) and I’m having a blast alternating between which ones I am painting. The silly thing is, I think I’ve painted more of the teams that I’m not using in the league than my humans that I AM using. Go figure. Oh well. I’m having a blast. Once I unpack my camera and set up my makeshift lightbox, I’ll try and get some decent pics and post them in on the site in some sort of gallery format… but that’ll mean I’m going to have to start working on the website again. Bah. Damnitalltoconfoundationandbackagain!
All of a sudden I feel like the rabbit from Alice in Wonderland. Anyways… I think I’ve blathered for long enough today. I’m off to find something productive to do… like shower and then perhaps paint some miniatures.