[Archive] (07/05/2015) Hunter's Big Hats - Blood Bowl

Hunter:

Hi everyone, I’m Tommy.

I’m currently painting up a Chaos Dwarf Blood Bowl team, The Short & Curlies. :smiley:

As well as the official models, the team includes a converted Warhammer Quest minotaur, a converted WHFB bull centaur and a Chaos Dwarf holding a blunderbuss with a ball wedged in the barrel, representing star player Zzharg Madeye.

I’ll post them all on here as the painting progresses.



Once my Blood Bowl team’s finished, I’m working on a collection of all the classic big hat WHFB Chaos Dwarfs. I’ll post them up here as well.

So, without further ado:


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Hunter:







Loidrial:

Strange minotaur, never saw.

In case, just because i fell in love with him time ago:

http://www.comixininos.com/blood-bowl-teams/enanos-del-caos/minotaur/kaos-dwarves-volmarian-minotaur-rolljordan.html

Nice painting job, like that purple n gold!

MadHatter:

Looks real good! I love the old Zharr-Naggrund Ziggurats models, I use a converted Hthark for my Taur’ruk :slight_smile:

Great paintjob man!

Got any games in with them yet?

Hunter:

Thanks for the feedback guys. :slight_smile:

Loidrial: that minotaur model looks awesome! I really like that he resembles the lammasu. I haven’t actually had the chance to use the minotaur yet and the mini I have was very easy to convert! If I find a place for him on my roster, I might have to upgrade to that sculpt!

MadHatter: I’ve had a couple of one-off games with them, as I normally play Orcs. I started a new league a couple of weeks ago though and this time I’m using these guys. The next league meet-up is in three weeks and I want to get the whole team painted beforehand. I lost my first game 1-2 against a Human team. I’m hoping the dice gods smile more favourably on a fully painted team!

gIL^:

Minotaur is the old warhammer quest one.

Going good keep it up.

Bloodbeard:

The bloodbowl CDs are so brutal, really nice job you’ve done on them. The CD are one of the best teams in bloodbowl, can fulfill so many roles on the matt. Here’s a link to a really good tactics article: BB CD Playbook

I always find room for a minotuar on the team - that ST6 horn blitz is great to have. I also make sure to get a hobgoblin with both the foul skills - to take out the opponnents nasty players when they are down.

The beauty of the CD team is that they can perform all manner of different play styles and almost all skill rolls are perfect for the BCs. Make 1 a blitzer with strip ball, break tackle and the other a ball player / runner.

My only suggestions would be to add white strips to the players bases. I gives that extra football feel.

Ben Saunders:

Never really been a fan of that WHQ Minotaur, but then the current plastics aren’t great either - it looks surprisingly good here.

I’ve long wanted to play a CD BB team but sadly hardly get the chance to play the game at all.

torn:

great start. Im not sure about a minotaur in a CD team he seems to be a risk. Your opponent will look to take out your bullcentaurs if he can, if he cant he will take out your hobgoblins and then you will have a hard time moving the ball. No minotaur means more hobbos and to be fair in a starting lineup dwarf blockers are pretty decent with block tackle even against str4 or big guys who wont have block/dodge.

Hunter:

Thanks for the excellent feedback guys and Bloodbeard: that playbook is really handy, thank you!

I’m finding the CDs require a little more finesse than my Orc team. I was using the bull centaurs as scorers, but given their low agility, I think I’ll focus on using the HGs for that and keeping the centaurs as long-range guided missiles for potential blitzes. I’ll probably wait until I have a bit more practice with the team before introducing the minotaur. Can’t wait to get him on the field though.

The next league day is in two weeks. The hobgoblins as you can see aren’t finished yet, but I hope to have them completely done in the next few days. All I have to do then is paint the two bull centaurs and I’ll have my roster fully painted. I have another four hobgoblins, a CD blocker and Zzharg Madeye to paint after that!

I’ve also made re-roll, turn and score counters.



Abecedar:

they are looking quite nice.

And good luck with your games

tjub:

Never played CDs in BB, so can’t comment on the use of BCs. But its a good looking team!

Admiral:

Good-looking team, not least that severed Orc head marker. :smiley:

Best of luck! If the computer game is anything to go by (haven’t played the tabletop version yet), Minotaurs are very tricky and should preferrably be allowed to fight late in the round when other players have already moved and fought. In a league, you want to level up all players to have Block as fast as possible, including Hobgobbos and not least Bull Centaurs. Minotaurs cannot have Block, so to use them is always to risk a Turnover. Also, they often seems to get confused and do nothing… Best to keep them around in a support role, letting your CD Blockers do the actual striking!

tjub:

Good-looking team, not least that severed Orc head marker. :D

Best of luck! If the computer game is anything to go by (haven't played the tabletop version yet), Minotaurs are very tricky and should preferrably be allowed to fight late in the round when other players have already moved and fought. In a league, you want to level up all players to have Block as fast as possible, including Hobgobbos and not least Bull Centaurs. Minotaurs cannot have Block, so to use them is always to risk a Turnover. Also, they often seems to get confused and do nothing... Best to keep them around in a support role, letting your CD Blockers do the actual striking!

Admiral
IMO Big Guys need a double skill in the first three skills or its a cut and re-buy. Block and Guard are great beginner skills, but you should consider wrestle on a few hobgoblins since its a great skill open a path and might even discourage slow moving bash teams so hit you. A double on a CD would preferably be Claw depending on the meta.
Also, Juggernaught on the Minotaur is a poor mans Block, since he will take a lot of Blitzes anyway being Wild Animal.

Hunter:

Got in my second game today. Lost 2-1 to Skaven. I scored first early in the game, taking advantage of a gap in my opponent’s defence. After that I had some bloody god-awful dice rolls. Simply couldn’t get any pesky rats off the table (all pushbacks or knockdowns, but no serious damage). They ran rings around me and my opponent made a point of swarming my bull centaurs, stopping me from getting much use out of them. The sly S.O.B. kept fouling and stunning my BCs whenever they were knocked down. Just as well the git’s a friend of mine! Credit where it’s due though, his board positioning was pretty much spot-on throughout the game.

A couple of times I almost scored, but either the dice weren’t in my favour or my placement was lousy. I almost equalised near the end of the game (and finally managed to injure a few rats!), but I’d run out of re-rolls and fumbled the ball at the end. The dice gods were clearly looking down on me unfavourably for failing to finish painting my bull centaurs! Didn’t have time to stay for another game, so I’ll have to try and arrange a few more outside the official league days.

Tl;dr: I need a lot more practice!

Hunter:

Sorry there haven’t been any updates for a while. The last league day was rather inconveniently on Easter Sunday, so I skipped Blood Bowl for some family time instead.

We had another league day on Sunday 3rd May and I played against another Human team. My opponent, Douglas, is new to the league but a seasoned Blood Bowl player. His team were modelled on Bretonnians and named �?oLes Mancatchers�?� (Being Bretonnian, they were a bit camp).

He had a fairly standard human line-up, but with an ogre thrown in for good measure. My strategy was to simply avoid the ogre as much as possible, play defensively in the first half and try to injure some of his players. In the second half, I could hopefully outmanoeuvre his diminished squad and score at least once. I played my usual 5 dwarf blockers, 5 hobgoblin linemen (one in reserve) and 2 bull centaurs (one of which had Break Tackle).

First half:

Douglas rolled highest and decided that I should kick and he should receive.

Douglas’ ogre failed its Really Stupid roll on his first turn, allowing my CD blockers to be a bit more aggressive, but all I managed were pushbacks.

On turn 4 one of my hobgoblins blocked and injured a Human lineman, causing him to miss the next match (he’ll probably just be replaced). On my next turn another hobbo fumbled a dodge. I re-rolled and buggered it up again. The hobbo knocked himself out. D’oh.

Turn 8 and Douglas was able to easily outmaneuver me and score a touchdown. My bull centaurs were swarmed, my hobbos were all on their asses and my CD blockers simply weren’t fast enough to catch his blitzers. On my turn 8 one of my CD blockers was sent off for fouling, without even injuring the other player.

Most of his players were still on the field. So much for the dice gods looking favourably upon painted teams!

Second half:

This half was more of a grind than the first, as we’d adapted to each other’s playstyles and successfully countered each other’s moves. I built a fairly solid cage, but he was excellent at dodging round me and exploiting gaps to knock my hobbos down. Douglas’ ogre failed it’s Really Stupid roll for the second time in the game, freeing up some tackle zones, but I failed an early dodge roll my following turn, losing any initiative I’d gained. Another of my hobgoblins was pushed into the crowd and KO’d. I came close to equalising towards the end of the second half, but his defence was solid. I tried a very risky pass to one of my bull centaurs, but he fumbled it and with no re-rolls left Douglas won the game 1-0.

I felt I played better than in previous matches, but I really struggled to keep up with the more nimble humans. I think 5 CD blockers may be too much, as I’m finding MA 4 and AG 2 hugely frustrating. I may have to replace one or two of them with more hobgoblins. It’s my third consecutive loss, so I definitely need to switch up my game plan! My hobgoblin #8 was MVP and secured enough SPP to gain a new skill. I rolled double 6s and chose Guard, as I still sometimes struggle getting my head around tackle zones!

I’m now kicking myself for forgetting to take photos of the match, as his team was fully painted like my own and looked very nice.

gIL^:

i like the almost classic look with a dab of newschool shading.

Fuggit Khan:

i like the almost classic look with a dab of newschool shading.

gIL^
Yeah, I've never played Blood Bowl, but these miniatures are so nice that it tempts me to give it a go. They really are painted quite nice, the shading effects on the purple is beautiful :hat off

Miasma:

Hi Tommy, really nicely painted miniatures you have and good to see someone else how is currently in a league. I’m joining a league in the coming weeks and will most likely use my Norse unless my CD alternates arrive in time.

Hunter:

Thanks for the positive feedback guys!

I had to paint the team as quickly as possible, as I really don’t have much time for painting these days. It’s nothing fancy: apply basecoat and add a couple of layers of highlights, maybe an ink wash or two. I don’t have the time or the patience for anything fancier than that! I just love the sculpts though. They’re a dream to paint.

Miasma: Although it’s my first proper league and I’m consistently getting hammered, I’m having a blast playing Chaos Dwarfs. I definitely feel they require a bit more finesse than my usual Orcs, but I’m enjoying the steep learning curve. One guy in my league is playing Norse, but I’ve not played him yet. I think there’s a good chance he’d outblock my blockers!