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quinta-feira, 28 de julho de 2016

I have'nt written much on this blog in quite some time. I guess its life. My back is getting worse, and I had a hospital stay in the beginning of july. Getting old sucks.

I have a big BB/FF figure collection. How big? Its now just about 1,800(yes, 1,800) and I get figures just about every week. I also have a set of figures made in honor of my beloved cousin, Mike.

Sometimes I get a shitter. A baddly cast, or just a poorly made miniature. I buy so many figures its bound to happen, right? Mean to say, Law of avarages, right? And the makers are usaully happy to replace these miscast, misfit figures, and thats as is should be, right? If I spend my money on something, That something should have a garrentee that it is unbroken, cast correctly, and is in good shape.I don't care if it is a $4 figure. It has to be covered.

Why am I going on about this? We all know this, right?

Well, therte is a company that is making poor figures in a terrible resin, and I have had to deal with it and I need to tell people who care about this sort of thing. I have had trouble putting the figures I recieved togeather. I gave up, and I sent the team back. I don't expect my money back, and I really don't care. Iwas going to write about this on Talkfantasyfootball, but feared being banned. I write here, knowing there are good people who care about Blood Bowl, and care what they put on the pitch. People who are way better painters than I will ever be, and want the best product they can get. If we pay our maney for a taem, we should get something we can work with, not a bunch of rubish that not only does'nt go togeather, but is so brittle that ankles and limbs brake at the slightest touch. These products are unacceptable, and there needs to be someone who stands up and says, "NO MORE"!

I am an honest person. I am nearly 50 years old. I don't need to accept garbage for any amount of money. I get blood bowl figures every week, I mostly get good stuff. I need to tell you there is a company that is selling shit. I know that word will be deleted, but I wish it won't be, as it is what it is. Please hear me on this. I have been a good blogger here, and this needs to get out to the people who may very well be thinking of buying from this company.

I will talk to anyone who is interested via pm's. I need to tell you this, as it is hurting me. thanks for reading.

domingo, 17 de julho de 2016

Hello boys! How's everyones summer going? I hope everyone is well. I wanted to say I hope everyone in France is ok, and my wife and I have you in our prayers.

The new Wild Thing set is almost ready(being shipped as we speak). The new set includes Bull and Max#3. Each set is $20usd, and proceeds go to the Wounded Warrior Fund.

If anyone wants a set, and they are limited(25 sets), contact me at: lacourjohn@aol.com

segunda-feira, 16 de maio de 2016

Slaaneshter United

I'm working my way through the 24 at NAF Tournaments and decided to take my Chaos Pact team Slaaneshter United to this years NAFC (team number 18). I finished 73rd out of 140+ teams winning 3 and coming second in the other three games. The team is all female and I thought I'd share a few pics here.

Here is the team Logo

 
And here is a shot of the whole squad:
 
 
 
The big girls:
 
 
 
 
 
 
Elf lady:
 
 
Girly rat
 
 
Two headed Goblin girl (the mind boggles...)
 
 
and some of the marauders:
 









 



and finally I took Lewdgrip to the tournament, he gives the team a lot of options they wouldn't normally have in this format:
 
 


 

Thanks for looking!

sábado, 6 de fevereiro de 2016

How about some Dungeonbowl?

Yes, how about?
 
As I've had the chance to mention a few times in past posts, we at NABBO League enjoy playing a bunch of other games between our official league competitions.
It's a nice way to get to know other games, put to use some of the non-bloodbowl related miniatures we all have, and have a good time amongst friends.
All while scheming and plotting for the next NABBO league competition of course!

One of those games we play, is a home version of Dungeonbowl - a very short version of it where several coaches may play at the same time, each controlling a big guy, and as in other DB type games, each has the herculean task of finding the ball hidden in the chest, and carry it safely to his end zone, all this while the opposition tries to stop it anyway they can - including throwing chests at each other...

Anyway, I did a post a few years back, with a WIP photo report of the building of the dungeon, and in that report I mention a couple of fellow Talk Fantasy Football mates, over their own forum threads on Dungeon Bowl.
One of them - yggdrasil,  has recently put together most of the info he had in that really long thread in TFF, joined a ton of other photos and info about the game, and made a fantastic web site with it


DUNGEONBOWL : ASTROGRANITE EDITION

 In there you can find and download several rules pdfs (from the 1989 original ones, to his own adaptation to them), read fluff and game reports, and last but by no means least see photos of his beautifully converted and painted teams for many colleges of magic, along with quite a few extra stars, monsters, and a ton of other stuff that crawls in Dungeonbowl dungeons!
Awesome.

Miss it at your own peril, that's all I have to add to it!

Have fun,
Axtklinge


segunda-feira, 18 de janeiro de 2016

NABBO Tea Cup 2015!


The year of the Wizard!

As some of you - followers of the ways of NABBO Tea Cup - might already have read in the past, in order to give each NTC tournament a different feel from league games and an extra layer of fun, the organization of the tournament usually adds some house rule to the otherwise fairly regular team tournament builds.
This year the 'little extra house rule' was a free wizard for each team, which instead of the usual Zaping or Fireballing of the opposing players, could make use of proper spell books and attempt to transform the opposing players into frogs! How could it be any funnier than that?


The rules for all these wizards and spells where quite simple, starting with an 2D6 of 8+ as an "activation roll" for the wizard (fluff wise aka "let's check if the wizard is paying any attention to the game..."), and if that went ok, the coach had another d6 roll of 4+ to actually turn an opposing player into a frog or alternatively reverse one of his "frog-players" to the regular "player" (the "frog" was randomly chosen amongst the players on the pitch).
If the coach was lucky enough to roll a "6" on this last roll, he was allowed to repeat this roll and try to transform a second opposing player into a frog.
This could go as far as three players maximum (which was as much "frog-players" as each team could have on the pitch at the same time).


The frog
The "frog-player" was treatd like any other player, with this profile: MA 5, ST 2, AG 4, AV 6. Skills: No Hands, Dodge, Side Step and Right Stuff. Also, the armour was considered magical so any injury roll of 8+ would KO the player instead of any other nastiness.

(For more information on the house rules please have a look at NABBO Tea Cup V in the NABBO League blog).

The tournament

Despite the low number of participants (only six this time), the event was still a lot of fun and for the first time we had the grand total of two ladies playing - more than 33% of our tournament crew, which is a lot more than many big tournaments out there can brag about!
(Yes, just having a bit of fun with maths...)


As far as team choices go, we had Amazons (x2), Chaos Dwarf, Lizardmen, Slann and Vampire, and a combined total of 49 "frogged" players, over the course of nine games.

The Prizes
To commemorate for the fifth NTC, instead of the usual three awards - Champion, Most Casualties and Wooden Spoon, the organization had decided to go for five, adding the Most TD's and Best Defence (least TD's suffered).
Since we "share the wealth" by not giving more than one award to any coach, this meant that this year almost everyone coach took an award home (which is fine since our objective is to have a good time while playing Bloodbowl).

This year I've played Chaos Dwarf and was lucky enough to win the Champion award (started with a lucky last turn 1-1 tie against Amazons which kept me in the race for the upper places, won 2-0 my second game against Lizard - the team that won the Most Casualties; and won 3-0 my last game against a Slann - which was undefeated that far, and ended up winning the Most TD's).
The Most Casualties award was won by Iuliia, one of the ladies playing in the tournament (a rookie player both on our league and on the tourney scene).
The Wooden Spoon was conquered by Marco Preto - his second WS in a row (last year won it Humans and this time with Amazons), which is quite amazing since is one of the best players in our league, so we can only speculate why on earth Nuffle keeps poking him on our tournaments...


Last but not least...
Here's a pic of the custom dugout and dice we've made for the tourney, so if you like them and feel like supporting us, we might still have a few of those extra.





Have fun!
Axtklinge


Double posted on the NABBO League blog.

terça-feira, 20 de outubro de 2015

Douglas and Max #2: for Mike!

 How say, boys? Been awhile...

I hope everyone had a good summer. seems like I was just sitting in the heat 2 days ago, LOL!
Well, its tourney time in our little corner of pa. we are getting set for the Mike Kriger Memorial CUP, on Saturday October 31st. it will be held at the Nesquehoning rec center, from 10am until its done.

This year, we will have the new set of "wild things" models, Douglas and Max#2. New figures are always fun, and we are very proud of these new figures from ace miniature man, Rykar. He did a great job bringing these monsters to life.

 By now, most here know the story about our event and the figures we have bought to the game. my cousin mike, was killed in the fighting in Afghanistan. He was my best friend, and he was a founding member of our gaming group, The Thursdaynight Hero's. To say that his death left a hole in many peoples lives would be an understatement. Mike was a kind person, always ready to help a friend as well as a stranger. he sadly left behind a wife and little girl.
 This year, we are hoping to surpass the $300 mark with donations to the Wounded Warrior Fund. this organization is set up to help our vets who may need help. Services like mental and physical therapy, service dogs, housing, and things like that.
We know mike would be proud.

If you'd like more info on our event, please feel free to contact me. Our tourney is for beginners, so don't expect "NAF" level game play, but the point of the event is just to play blood bowl and have fun doing it.
 If you can't make it, and would like a set of these limited miniatures, they are $20usd per set, and a portion of the sales go to the Wounded Warrior Fund.
 I only wish we could do more, or I wish I could give one of those big fake checks, just for the LULZ!

 

quinta-feira, 3 de setembro de 2015

German Team Bowl

This weekend is German Team Bowl and with the World Cup coming up fast the organisers have decided to mirror the rules of the forthcoming Bloodbowl extravaganza! A great chance to practice and then maybe make some tweaks to team and/or skill selection. Teams of three, different races, six games over two days and as I said using the Wc ruleset. The sole difference really apart from number of players on a team being two days instead of three so each 'day' of the WC will be represented by two games.

Peter (Chaos Pact) and I (High Elf) will be joined by Phillipe (Amazons). After a bit of thinking and a total rethink following it being pointed out to me that I had misread the rules and could not have a star player I settled on the following:

2 blitzers , 4Catchers, 2 Throwers, 3 Linemen, 2rr and an apothecary.

All well and good but when I went to the figure cabinet I realised I only have two catchers. No time to order or eBay any extras I decided to convert a third (why did I have three?) blitzer and one of my many linemen. Here are the results:






I will show you the whole team and let you know how they got on next week :)