PROFESSIONALLY MADE PITCHES
GW ORIGINAL (current edition)
|Classical Good Looks!|
So far though I've been reluctant to deliberately vandalise something so it's still intact even if I have never actually played a game on it to date! I'm sure you're all familiar with the general make up of a standard pitch but in case there are people reading this blog who are unfamiliar with it; it's made of nice thick cardboard, can withstand spilled beverages and folds down quite small for easy carriage.
ZLURPEE BOWL IV
|Playing Bloodbowl is thirsty work|
|Jumpers for Goalposts?|
PUGWASH PIRATES - (SANABESO)
|Somewhere around here is treasure|
|Rolled and ready to set sail..|
STURM DER HIEBE - (FF FIELDS)
|A Storm blowing|
The Puzzle Pitch concept works really well and I haven't yet met anyone who isn't satisfied with the end product which is totally customisable in consultation with the company (I think the guy's name is Alex). I have heard it can take some time to get an answer back from him occasionally but it is worth any wait. I've used this pitch several times.
GOBSTYKS - (FF FIELDS)
|My he's cute, can I stroke him?|
Like the S d H one above it features built in dugouts, scatter template, kick off table and both turn and reroll tracks. It doesn't have a weather table though but it is more generous when it comes to the score track! I'm using this pitch this season as the home turf of the Beastwick Wytches my Pro Elf team. A handy tip for anyone who is either thinking of buying one of these pitches or already has one - plastic album covers are perfectly sized to keep a pitch in, together and protected. They can also be picked up cheaply either from a record store (if you can still find one!) or from eBay.
HOME MADE PITCHES
|Big Guys need a bit of elbow room...|
PAINTING CANVAS PITCH
|A painting canvas pitch - usual result a draw?|
POLYSTYRENE TILES PITCH
|There's blood on the pitch....|
|Let's get ready to rumble!|
|The sands of time|
I made two of these for my 40th birthday which I celebrated with a small tournament called the Khemri Kup. Four of us took part each with starting teams from the Khemri Roster and no additional skills and everybody playing everybody else once. Lots of fun but I digress! More commercial grade polystyrene 'left behind' by builders who did some work on the house. Pitch area was covered in sand and the squares were marked out this time with nails before, yes you've guessed it, painting the white lines. The dugouts were printed out and stuck on originally. The turn markers were made from pillars with egyptian icons. The reroll counters were then placed over the nuber of the turn that they were used in. Something I picked up at tournaments which shows when you used your rerolls and stops you 'accidentally' using a second one in the same turn. A scatter template was also placed in the middle between the turn tracks. The drawbacks for this pitch are: it doesn't fold so transport is harder and the sand has turned out to be quite abrasive so you need to be careful when placing figures prone.
BLOOD BOWL TO GO
|It's a blood bowl pitch!|
And Finally.........Blood Bowl 7's
Made using the same techniques as the polystyrene tiles pitch. This was my first attempt to get my son Alexander interested in Blood Bowl but it came a little early in his life and has only been played on once I'm afraid. It is designed to be used with the rules for Blood Bowl 7's where a game should be possible in a lunch time, ideal for halflings! Smaller than a normal pitch it is easily transportable, looks good has a scatter template turn track and reroll spaces and is easy on figures. You know what I might just have to try it out with Alexander again now he is embarking on a Bloodbowl career after all!