Ultimate Edition of Blitz Bowl adds some more teams, and refreshes some existing ones. In particular the goblins lineup changed. Instead of eight goblin figures, you get six plus one troll.
I had eyed various Blood Bowl big guys for a while, so this was a perfect excuse to pick one up.
halflings also get a treeman, though for now I’m proxying it with a treeman from Impact Miniatures.
Chaos is the last of my latest round of Blitz Bowl team powerups.
I really like this purple skin for beastmen. I did it for
Underworlds and Blackstone Fortress. Why not Blitz Bowl?
I don’t love the pose of these blockers. There’s something classically GW about them, but my nostalgia for it isn’t quite powerful enough.
I’ve only been painting half team boxes, then selling off or giving away the other half. It’s all I need for Blitz Bowl, and I don’t really have much desire for Blood Bowl. But
Dungeon Bowl has me intrigued, and I think these half teams will be enough.
Chaos coin Chaos token
Blitz Bowl Chaos
We had the
halflings, now it’s time for a team with a different hunger.
The ghoul gets a distinct skin color, to help separate it from the rest of the team.
The mummy ended up with darker bandages than I had intended.
The wight blitzer looks a lot like his less-powerful skeleton friends. The key is the winged helmet.
One of the zombies lost a finger during assembly. But, hey, zombie don’t care.
The undead team is unique in Blitz Bowl for having seven models on the team. They’ve even got two pairs of mooks, instead of triple linemen like so many others.
Undead balls Undead coin Undead token
Blitz Bowl Undead team
The Halfling Blood Bowl team is a bit unusual for Blitz Bowl. First, there’s only one ball and coin sprue, which means you can’t just split it down the middle like most of them.
Second, there’s only one model marked as a runner per sprue, and four hopefuls. Glove guy here looks kind of runner-y, so he got the spot.
On the plus side, there are lots of alternate parts, so you can customize your team a good bit without needing to be clever.
Plus, sausage decals.
Halfling balls Halfling coin Halfling token
For this round, I put the freestanding balls on 20mm bases. It makes them easier to handle.