Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Retribution of Scyrah - Moros WIP and Blood Bowl Report

Thus far my episodes into Bloodbowl have been how do you say ... less than fruitful.  I am currently 1 Win and 3 Losses with the Athel Loren Crimson Tide but hey... I'm new so it's ok.

So let's examine first my opinions on Blood Bowl.

It took me a while to realize that causing casualties is a pretty important part of the game, especially in league play.  I also had to wrap my mind around the concept of fouling.  Fouling isn't cheating, it's a mechanic in the game.  Blood Bowl is a brutal and lethal game and I was not playing it as such.  I was focused on running plays and scoring touchdowns - like you would in a normal Football game.  Now that I have a better understanding of what is expected, I am able to make better decisions moving forward.

Thus far - I have learned how to set up the pass pretty well and I'm getting better at dumping receivers into the backfield.

I am still struggling with defense.  I have not yet learned how to properly box players and break cages.  I am also allowing myself to take way too many unnecessary hits during a game that should be avoided.  Once I have figured out how to minimize my dice rolling and maximize my opponents, I feel I'll be much better.

So I ordered a team from Black Scorpion Miniatures.  It's the Wood Elf team for lack of a better description.  As I was painting these models I noticed that there were way too many imperfections and miscasts on this team.  The faces are too thin and pinched which give them a gaunt and squished appearance.  The bodies have far too many pits, uneven surfaces and rough casts to make painting them remotely enjoyable.

I have ordered more metal models from various providers and we'll see how things turn out.

Now Moros...

As I wait for Fantasy to come out with a new edition and for my Eldar Farseer edition to arrive, I will assemble my brand new Moros light myrmidon from Warmachine!

As you can see it comes in both metal and resin pieces.  None too bad and with the exception of a slight casting issue that was easily fixed with a hobby knife, the model was very well done.

The model despite it's numerous pieces, was easy to assemble and pin.  I am pleased that this metal model was much better to assemble than the last few from Privateer Press.

I'll be priming and painting up many of the Retribution as I paint both my Blood Bowl and my Eldar army in the next few months.

Updates will come!

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

The University of Athel Loren Crimson Tide! Blood Bowl time!

It's Blood Bowl season here at the Ordo Fanaticus and that means HOBBY EXCITEMENT!

I'm finally getting around to playing Blood Bowl after years and years of not touching the game and I'm finding I have forgotten far more than I ever learned... :(

That said I ordered a new team I'm going to be painting up very quickly!

Here are some pics!

I ordered the models from Black Scorpion Miniatures.

Entire team + additional models 

 2 Wardancers + Thrower with 2 Catchers and 6 Linemen

Side view of team.

Wiley Miniatures Treeman and Wardancer.
The Wardancer will be my Turn Counter.
I have a Wizard, an Apothecary and a Cheerleader along with a Dryad.(no real reason for her)

Painting updates to come!