Blood Bowl is not a new game. It was first released back in 1986; that’s 30 years ago! It’s been through a few iterations with a new edition released late last year. There was even a period when the game was no longer officially supported. The fans stepped up and kept the torch burning. Leagues were held and rules were refined and for many years the game just kept going from strength to strength. Just what makes it so special?
Vital information has been lost on a planet infested with the most lethal predators in the known galaxy. Information necessary for the survival of mankind. In situations like these, whom ever is sent to retrieve the data is doomed to certain death. We have only one recourse the Space Marines. For they shall know no fear.
I’m sure I’m not the only person who has a few hundred models that need paint slapped on them. It’s also safe to say that there are others like me who have a few hundred models on order too. It’s especially easy to have that happen with so many Kickstarter projects that just churn out the models. This year I’m expecting Massmorra, Dark Souls, Mythic Battles, Kingdom Death, among others. So with time at a premium I need to find a way to get the bulk (rank and file) models painted up to a decent table top standard fairly quickly or I’ll never get anything done.
Enter Army Painter…
This weekend saw the 2017 Blood Bowl kick off for the Warbanner gaming club. With a total of 9 players, every one still green to the game, we had a fun Sunday of football mayhem!
So I’ve had this piece of foam core sitting in my study for almost a year. I bought it with the intention on making custom inserts for the games I have that really need them. I’m looking at you FFG. However most of the foam core ended up being used on school projects for the kids. It is very easy to work with and you can make some really cool stuff with it.
Then I got Food Chain Magnate. It cost me R 2,250. There are over 300 cards in the box and it has no insert at all….