• dimanche 14 mai 2017

    WHFB Scenario: Pitch invasion (part two)

    Hi !! In this part we ‘ll talk about the dreaded Blood Bowl supporters. As describe in the last part, this scenario is based on the famous kick off event “Pitch invasion”. So, I built the supporters factions to have the less paint job as possible. Blood Bowl Teams and Skaven supporters are painted since many moons. I “only” have the Green Skinz  supporters to paint, and the colorful banners for every armies. Yep, both factions must bring their team colors in the stadium this is the key to give a real sportive effect to the battle. Banners, shields and painted armor elements are the way I chosen to represent the teams colors.

    I already played two games has Game Master. Classic GM’s job, I introduce the scenario, have a WHFB referee function and manage some funny house made rules. But the must funny for me is to share some secrets with other players. Both factions have hidden troops and they arrive progressively during the game. Those animate and give a good rhythm to the game, like other specials secrets events  J

    I keep them secret for the moment because I planned to play a last game at the end of the month with other venerable French Old Hammerers… The secret must be kept but you can trust me, I’ll share with you in the next part the battle report and all the specials stuffs.

    Both factions are built with the WHArmies book and totalizes 850pts, including : The team,  supporters and hidden troops. I applied the same logic for both armies. Elite troops are represented by the Blood Bowl team, they’re accompanied by a Big Guy. Supporters are less punchy but add diversity, they’re boosted by several characters.

    Orcland Raiders :

    1 unit of Orc Big’uns (Orcland Raiders) with Champion (Starplayer) and 1 Ogre.  2 units of Goblins Spearmen, 1 unit of Goblins with hand weapon, 2 units of Goblins Bowmen, 3 Snotlings bases with Snotling Shaman (One spell : Fire Ball). And 4 Supporters Characters including the army banner.
    No magic Item.


    Ugly GreenFacebook

    Lovely 3rd & 4th ed Goblin Shields

    Fearsome Ratskins :

    1 unit of Skaven Stormvermins (F. Ratskins) with Champion (Starplayer) and 1 Rat Ogre.  2 units of Skaven Spearmen, 1 unit of Slaves with hand weapon, 1 unit of Skaven Gutter Runners, 1 Jezzail team. And 4 Supporters Characters including the army banner.
    No magic Item. Chaos attributs are pre rolled by me.

    samedi 8 avril 2017

    WHFB Scenario: Pitch invasion (part one)

    Hi, today a special WHFB scenario largely inspired by an article published in 1988 in “Le Hérault Citadel N°5”, a French magazine edited by Agmat France who translated many texts from Games Workshop publications (more information about Agmat here) 

    The original scenario is written like a dialog with two sport speakers who describe the situation in a Blood Bowl stadium, it really funny but It’s too long for me to translate it (sorry). In summary I purpose you my own version.
     We are in the Groenwald Blood Bowl arena and the match oppose the Orcland Raiders to The Fearsome Ratskins. Stadium stand are full of furious supporters and players are waiting in their half. In the center of the pitch, one player of both team and the referee flip a coin to decide which team chooses to kick-off or receive the ball. At this moment, a wad of cash falls on the ground directly from the pocket of the referee… After a brief moment of silence in the stadium, a fight breaks out between the two players, accusing each other of referee corruption!! Pressure go’s up in the stands and the supporters of each team get out of control! The fence chainlink around the pitch it violently destroys by the supporters!! Ho my god … PITCH INVASION!!

    This scenario is played only in the stadium, it’s a medium surface 75x100cm. So, both factions are smaller than classic armies. Around 60 miniatures by faction, 10 or 12 soldiers by unit. A GM is highly recommended to manage the hided troops in armies, special events and other non-players troops. Lockers can hides some troops of courses and the fence chain-links have some wounds and toughness skill. Ranked units can be formed only on the pitch and when you move on the stadium stand you automatically loose the base to base contact but all units gain the special troop type:  Scout.

    The stadium is the central part of the scenario it’s an unusual gaming table and the best advantage is you have only one scenery to build… But I didn’t want the spend lot of time on. I used my Astrogranite pitch and I managed to create the stand with the less paint job as possible. The principal technic I used is based on glued paper sheets on polystyrene. I created Wood and stone printed sheets with Townscape (pdf) samples I duplicated (here and here). I find some fake Blood Bowl sponsors on web (here and here), I glued them like wood sheets on 2mm cardboard.  Last element is the fence chain-link, I bought this mdf kit here.

    That's all for the first part, next parts, I will develop and show you the two factions of supporters!

    dimanche 12 mars 2017

    Blood Bowl : Troll

    Hi, last update for my Orc Team... Need a Troll to be complet. The original Citadel Blood Bowl Troll is great but I decided to convert his left arm, I added some part of armor, added some percing on his face and body. And to finish, some spots on his skin. I applied classic bicolors skin tons and chair color ton for lips and ear.

    mardi 28 février 2017

    Blood Bowl : Skaven Team

    Hi BloodBowl fans! Today, I show you my brand new Skaven BloodBowl team, the Fearsome Ratskins. Between two projects, to break the routine…  I try to keep in my leadpile a Bloodbowl teams to paint. Sixteen miniatures, three weeks to paint them!
    I used classic warm colors scheme based on the popular Washington Redskins uniform of the 70’s (yellow helmet and red jersey). With different neutral brown colors for fur and leather. To make some contrast, I applied a cold grey/blue NMM for the steel part of the armor. Concerning the decals, I used the human transfer sheet from the last Bloodbowl game box (really good material)

    These miniatures are sculpted for the Bloodbowl 2nd ed and the Rat Ogre is missing on the Skaven roster in the late 80’s… So, lots of coaches use the WHB3rd Rat Ogre to fill this lack and (of course) while keeping the early Chaos Ratmen style. This Rat Ogre is pretty naked and it’s a great challenge to create/convert his own sport version. I admit… four armed players are very fashion in the Skaven teams and It’s probably redundant with the starplayer Rasta Tailspike but it’s so fun to made.

    In the same way, I convert the Skaven BB 1st ed and transform it in another Starplayer of the current edition. This early edition is too much spicky for me, I opted to the flat disks of steel on the shoulders (like the Rat Ogre) and I swapped his hand by a claw.
    You know this angry man? If you enjoy the Chaos Ratmen, you must Know Andy Chambers! He’s one of the most prolific contributor of the early Skaven race in WHFB  3rd and 4th ed.  Here I share a team painted by him and published in a GW magazine (Citadel Journal may be…). I never saw it on the web…

    Orcland Raiders Blitz!!

    dimanche 29 janvier 2017

    SAGA : Dark Age farmstead

    Hello, today it’s the last part of my SAGA painting circa. I needed to complete my collection with a few dark age sceneries, so, this farm was gently bought by my wife for my last birthday on the 1st Corps website.

    Lot of buildings:  House,  Hut,  Store,  Grain Store,  Pig Sty,  Bee Hives, haystacks, dung heap and farmers.  I completed this pack with animals from Magister Militum range. Mostly painted with the drybrush technic, the buildings are really cool to paint.


    From WAB Shieldwall book.