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.
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!