Raaaaaaaaa!

Here he comes! Hailing from the Black Mountain Blades, one of the most notorious Star Players! Welcome Grim Ironjaw! I’ve always wanted to paint up some Star Players for Blood Bowl. Especially all the Dwarves available. I picked Grim to be the first one. Of course the new Forge World sculpt is cool, but I prefer the old one. ...

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Regarding Slayers

Regarding Dwarf Slayers Games Workshop has had a long tradition of coming up with several sculpts. I started out with the era of the Slayersculpts around the time of the 2nd Blood Bowl edition and their brethren in Warhammer accompanied us for quite a long time. Then there came only two new sculpts for Mordheim which had slightly downscaled facial features and smaller hands. Then there came only one plastic Slayer which was the first sculpt I didn’t like that much. And now as the Age of Sigmar and the Fyreslayers are upon us I doubt that we’ll get to see improved new plastic Slayers from GW. So what can a Dwarf do if he intends to include ...

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Cheer up!

Cheer up! The dwarf women are here to entertain the crowd. This is in fact not the first dwarf woman which made it to the blog but the first dwarven cheerleader. The new season is continuing to be very succesful for the Barak Varr Bowlers. The last game against a Nurgle team was won 1:0 again without any casualties or serious injuries on dwarven side. Unfortunately I can’t show you pictures of the game as the miniatures were not fully painted / based. Anyway the Barak Varr Bowlers got plenty of new cash to spend for the Playoffs. This is definitely a good thing as it gives me motivation to paint new stuff. I picked up ...

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Reserve Bench

The Barak Varr Bowlers had their first match in my local Games Workshop’s Blood Bowl league. The pleasant surprise was that they won 1:0 during the second half against the Norsca Vikings (a Norse team – duh). I had a great time and would like to thank the other Coach Kartoffel for the thrilling and brilliant match. Although I have to admit that the Dwarves were real lucky that day regarding the dice rolls and the Norse were not. No ultra smart tactics from my side, haha. The new money the team got were immediately spend for another Lineman for the reserve bench. At an early stage of the last game I was on the field with only ...

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The Head Coach

When I first read the new Head Coach rules on page 38 of “Blood Bowl Death Zone Season 1” there was no doubt that my Dwarf Team the Barak Varr Bowlers were in need of a new model. “If you have a suitable miniature representing your Head Coach, you can argue the call when one of your players is sent off for committing a foul or using a Secret Weapon.” So I grabbed an old dwarf miniature from the Warhammer range which was released around the same time as my Blood Bowl team dwarves (late 80ies, early 90ies). The former bowman got some new bits, some green stuff and voilà – Head Coach Ansgrim Flintbrow and ...

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Starting the new Season

All aboard the Blood Bowl hype train! Of course I joined aswell. Yesterday was the official release date of the new Blood Bowl box and I am very motivated to start this year’s new Season. In fact my last post regarding Blood Bowl was in 2013 so this was really about time. My Barak Varr Bowlers are ready for Kick Off but as a victim of the hype I wanted to paint another Dwarf for the team. I ended up with a referee and I hope he’ll be a bit biased when I have to face Greenskins and the likes. In fact I am planing to play some games with my Dwarfs and the next team ...

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Border Princes Skirmish

If you’ve followed the last couple of posts regarding Warhammer you might have noticed that some of the Aleatores are diving into the world of Warhammer skirmish recently. It’s a homebrewed setting mostly consisting of Mordheim, Regiments of Renown, Heralds of Ruin and Kill Team rules. Our member Elrond is responsible for this very entertaining mix which we playtested now for the first time. As this playtest resulted in quite a few changes to our rule setting I am not going to explain the rules we used in detail (if you have any questions feel free to ask anyway). So what we have here now is more likely a visual teaser for the future matches to come. The ...

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Conquer the skies

Now that my Dwarven Regiment of Renown is waiting for its first match I am already looking forward to the next step. That’ll be a 500 points Dwarven Warhammer Army. We have a home-brewed heavily modified rule setting for the Aleatores on the oven for this but more about this issue another day. I couldn’t resist and had to start with the center piece of the small Dwarf army – a Gyrocopter. Funny though that something small like this is supposed to be the center piece of an army. But if you kept an eye on this blog for some time you’ve most likely already noticed that we’re pretty much into low point matches. So that ...

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The tiny Throng

Today is the day and I am happy to announce that the small project I started back in July 2015 is now finished. The Old World’s most tiny Throng is ready now for its first adventures. Actually I am talking about my 100 points strong dwarven force for the Regiments of Renown Warhammer modification. The two new Quarrellers were the last Dwarves needed. It’s always cool to finish a project. But to be honest it is one among 100 others and I had my fair share of fun painting the dwarves so that I already bought enough stuff to get ready for the next step – 500 points. Actually I already painted the Thane ...

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Mining Muscles

There is life in the old dog yet. We talked again a bit about our still boiling Warhammer plans and I got some fresh motivation to paint some Dwarves of the Stonehammer Clan. These two Miners will deliver some additional muscles to my Regiments of Renown warband. ...

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