I’ve been hearing good things about Blitz Bowl, and I’ve been thinking about adding some smaller games that could fill gaps when the main game of the evening ends early. Plus, Blitz Bowl is marked as ages 8+, so should be good to play with the kids.
I wasn’t feeling super creative about it, so I went with the color scheme from the box art. I did use it as an excuse to play with GW Contrast paints, mostly for the yellow.
The humans are, perhaps not surprisingly, the least fantastic of the Blitz Bowl teams. Most of them would pass in a more realistic sports game.
I do appreciate that the Thrower and Catcher are easy to identify from their pose.
The bases come with holes for balls to be inserted when they’re carrying. I’m not sure it’s totally worthwhile, but it is fun. Maybe magnets would make it easier to insert/remove them.
Each teams comes with an assortment of accessories. Some people paint them in detail, but I decided to keep it simple. Both the token and the coin got oil washed to give some depth, but are otherwise single-color.
Wyrd’s special edition model for Black Friday 2019 is the Silent Knight. In M3E, Killjoy is keyword associated with Titania, but his regular model doesn’t really fit the aesthetics. The Silent Knight is an alt Killjoy that fits much better.
I tried to paint him as a combination of all the colors in the Autumn Knights. He could easily be their boss.
I bought the Titania box on a whim at Adepticon in 2019. Wyrd had a handful of new M3E crew boxes, plus some old ones with M3E cards. They also had a promo at $100 spend. So Titania got lumped in with von Schtook and here we are.
Titania came with a small clear plastic flying stand, but no clear place for it to join. So I cut a notch in her back and temporarily stuck in some brass rod as a holder for painting.
I hadn’t previously noticed that Gorar is wrapped around an egg. There’s even a piece to give the underside detail, but I missed it during assembly. To the bit box you go.
By the time I got to assembly I was missing one of Aeslin’s legs. I don’t know if it was missing when I bought it, or it broke off the sprue when I was preparing the kits. In any case, I decided it wasn’t really necessary, as it just adds to the otherworldly floating quality of the model.
I decided that despite the name of ‘Autumn Knight’, each of the three would reflect a different season. This one is fall, with oranges and browns.
This one is my favorite, winter. There are no leaves, just a bare trunk.