I was recently working on some miniatures again after a long break where I did not really do anything. I kept buying pieces of various types but was mainly just storing them for some mythical future use. Some of those purchases work quite well for me as I had filled in all my Games Workshop Blood Bowl miniatures that go on the pitch (never into stuff like Coaches and Cheerleaders or Trophies) before they disbanded the Specialist Games lines. Some of those pieces have gotten hard to find now. Other stuff is just sitting their waiting for me to think 40K is worth investing back into which does not seem like a very likely event with GW's current path. Or to start playing some type of fantasy game.
Here is my collection of old school ogres for Blood Bowl. I have 6 total so if I do not give any to other teams could field an ogre team with them and my 2nd edition snotlings. The guy at the top left is not an official Blood Bowl ogre but is of the same style.
They are in various states of priming/painting/stripping since most of them are second hand pick ups. The two shinny ones are the ones that have been in the family blood bowl collection since they were first produced like 25 years ago. My dad made me spray varnish all of my leads back in the day to cut down in the lead contact which is why they are still so shiny.
I should probably do close up on them all so will do that next time I have them out.
Up for examination today are some of the Lego collectable minifigures from series 12. We ended up with 9 of the 16 from this group due to a mis-identification by me. Above we have the Pig Suit which I just got since my wife saw one in the Lego Club magazine and asked if it was related to the movie. It is not that she liked it but I remembered her mentioning it and decided to pick it up. We also got a Hun and our misidentified Crazy Miner who I in quick checking thought his hat made him a different figure.
Welcome to Moonday Night Blood Bowl, I am Mik Terrorco and this is my
partner Run Grinden. What do be have in store for ours fans tonight,
We have a great match up of the Black Death visiting the
Legends of the Thrall. I have been really impressed with what I have
seen out of the Legends this season. Most people will tell you that the
vampire is an unreliable player and their enthralled human minions are
not much better than a hobgoblin but I think it really comes down to
coaching. Legends has a great coach who knows how to keep his vampires
focused on the game and not the thralls or spectators. The Legends have
signed Wilhelm Cheney for the game to bring a little more speed and
punch with Marisa Hematomei out this week. He might be able to make
some short work of a few dwarves with those claws.
Certainly nothing exciting in these guys. There are 6 different miniatures made up of 2 variations of 3 basic poses. I lack the tree men to really field this team with just two in total but even if I had them they would be pretty low on the list. I would probably do goblins first as they at least get the secret weapons which can be fun if not really effective.
Here is the Third edition Treeman Star Player. Since Halflings generally have a lot in inducements you generally will have 2 tree man plus the tree man star.