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domingo, 29 de abril de 2012

Player Portrait: Brort Eralg

As some of you may know, I play (and commission) a league on fumbbl in honour of the Zlurpnation. Some of you may also remember that I hate Both Down. Thanks to them, I have been expanding the fluff of my team, the Badland Outlaws. Every game has a write up and a lot of players have a biography; I thought I'd share one of those with you today.

Famous Orc Player Profile


Team: Badland Outlaws
Age: Unknown
Height: 6' 4"
Weight: 165lb
Rushing: 75 yards
Touchowns: 1
Casualties: 1
Most Valuable Player: 2

To everyone's surprise, and the Coach's eternal bemusement and disappointment, Brort applied for funding to go to the Altdorf College of Blood Bowl. There, instead of learning traditional Orcy skills, the blitzer discovered magical things to do with the pig-skin. Like pick it up.

Unfortunately for Brort, his elvish tendencies have turned him into the team's whipping boy. Every time he gets near the line, one of the bigger orcs walks over and steals the ball from him.
Did you know?
In a desperate attempt to bulk up and stop the bigger boys picking on him, Brort turned to drugs. They simply made him still thinner and more elf-like, as well as providing him with a free sex change operation. Brort now has her own line of Orcy lingerie.

Now, in case you found that boring, here's something to wake you up.

quinta-feira, 26 de abril de 2012

Love Pirates, Eat Frog Legs!

Just a few days ago, the author of this amazing dugout Das Schwarze Schwein, and proud coach of the accordingly fitting team the Pugwash Pirates , promised to (also) show us his custom pitch!
By now we've all learned better then doubt Neil's word (regardless of being a despicable Blood Bowl buccaneer and all...), and so we've waited. Luckily for us he knows his waters far too well and before we could run a rig, he sent word that the pitch he was about to show us had two teams playing on top of it, therefore he decided to add a game report to the pics of the pitch!!!


Pugwash Pirates vs Racing Slanntander,  
Minden Bloodbowl League Season IX

 Game 7 for both the Pirates and the Slann, with this being the fourth encounter between the two teams, Pirates start favourites as they have won the previous three.  However, the last Pirates game saw them lose their unbeaten record as the Diabolische Diven (Dark Elves) beat them 3-1, whilst the Slann also went down to defeat 4-1 against the Skaven of Borussia MönchenRatbach so both sides are looking for an upturn in their fortunes.  

Blind Pugh will be making his debut for the Pirates; with only one leg and wearing dark glasses, he starts his Catcher career ranked third behind Eddie Longshanks and Three Legged Pete.


Racing Slanntander had 260,000 Gc to spend on inducements and chose to hire Helmut Wulf and a Wizard.  Pugwash Pirates won the FAME roll (+2) as a disappointingly low 14,000 fans hopped or buccaneered their way through the turnstiles.  The weather was perfect and the Pirates won the kick off roll choosing to receive.
Lemmy the Cat, the Assistant Coach! 

1st Half

Despite the low attendance the home fans make themselves heard granting the Pirates the resolve to overcome misfortune (extra reroll).  This is good because misfortune, in the form of double skulls, strikes with the very first block!  Rerolled safely though and the way is open to Helmut Wulf skulking in the rear, pirate assist in place and Cap’n Jack blitzes, through the armour and KO’d. 
You will always remember this as the day you almost got to use yer chainsaw!’ 

The frogs start to do froggy things in an effort to screen off the cage and set up a blitz but calamity strikes as the Strength 3 catcher attempts to dodge out - 1, dodge skill 1 - and hurts himself badly.   
The pirates grind their way down the field knocking out another frog on the way and the Masked Marauder, after anxiously looking up in to the clear blue sky for signs of lightning, strolls in for the opening score on Turn 4, Pirates 1 - Slanntander 0

Racing Slanntander are unable to revive their KO’d player and set up to receive with just 9 players.  They run it down the wing, blitzing a space free and leaping a defensive screen in place to attempt a two turn equalizer.  Unable to blitz the ball carrier directly the Pirates go all sneaky and orchestrate a complicated series of moves and blocks culminating in a blitz by ‘gentleman pirate’ Johnny Puddles and a chain push to shove the ball carrier in to the waiting fans.

The fans then think it very funny to throw the ball at Master Bates the Ogre who lets it bounce off his forehead and in to space.  Johnny Puddles continues his run and picks up the ball but the pirates having committed most of the team to the scrap are unable to protect him, and exhausted from the effort of blitzing he is unable to pass.  Racing Slanntander declare a blitz on the ball carrier but the curse of double one strikes again as a failed GFI also burns a team reroll and leaves Johnny Puddles free to move the ball down the field and cage up.  He looks nervously up at the sky once more, but still no sign of lightning.  His luck doesn’t last though and the frogs leap in to the cage, one die block - dodge splat - downed and out, dead!  However, Dr Sawbones runs swiftly on to the pitch and carries out Charming Passer Recovery happily saving Johnny’s life but sadly reducing his range of movement permanently.  The frogs are unable to secure the ball though and Eddie Longshanks runs over picks it up and hands off to the Masked Marauder who, with a nervous glance at the sky, once more sets off towards the endzone.  The frogs are unable to reach the ball carrier so instead the Kroxigor takes out his frustration on Roger the Cabin Boy, knocking him out.   
The Masked Marauder jogs in for TD number 2 and it’s half time Pirates 2 Slanntander 0.  Where is that Wizard?

 Nothing like Half-time Re-Fish-Ments...

2nd Half

The second half starts with the frogs having a mountain to climb, but back up to 10 and receiving the ball they’re not out of it yet.  The Pirates kick straight down the middle and high in to the air allowing the AG5 Slann catcher to step underneath and take a comfortable catch.  Racing Slanntander know they need to score quickly and force a gap in the centre of the pitch where they build a big frog shaped cage and place a catcher with the ball in  the middle of it.  The Pirates surround the cage and place tackle zones in a loose screen to make leaping and dodging as hard as possible.  Then using another chain push they shove the ball carrier one square away from the endzone.  The catcher with the ball does what frogs do best though and Leaps away from the marking Ogre and dodges past the screening pirate before breaking with Blood Bowl tradition and making a successful GFI followed by a second successful GFI to score.  Deficit reduced but Pirates still set fair as they line up to receive the ball next.  The Wizard, having briefly glanced up, sees the Slann score and goes back to reading his book... Pirates 2 Slanntander 1.

What happens next is a demonstration of both the good and the bad side of playing Slann.
First a linefrog kills himself failing a dodge (despite using a reroll) before number 7 gets hit so hard by Seaman Staines that he is forced out of the game and next weeks match up too. 
However, a block by Long John, (double skulls rerolled skull and block, turnover leaving the ball carrier unprotected) followed by a sustained burst of 3 plus rolling, another successful one die blitz on the ball carrier and then some AG 5 wizardry and the shocked Pirates suddenly find the game tied with a quarter of it still to go:
Pirates 2 Slanntander 2

So 2-2 and anybody’s game; the Pirates have a full crew of eleven on the pitch whilst the Slann are down to 8 however Racing Slanntander do still have the Wizard up their sleeve not to mention their pesky AG 5 catcher! The Pirates set up to receive; leaving a loose square of four players ready to move on to the ball wherever it lands.  Where it lands is right in the middle of the pitch, the frogs realize they need to grab the initiative and BLITZ!  Things are looking black for the Pirates all of a sudden, a successful leap over the line of scrimmage dodge out towards the descending ball……a one, dodge skill, one again and Nuffle gives with one hand and takes with the other.  

The Pirates consider themselves off the hook there and quickly secure the ball.  They then proceed to press home their numerical advantage; the Masked Marauder slams a frog lineman in to the ground, leaving him unfit to continue, and the Ogre KO’s the Kroxigor.  The Pirates, still concerned about the Wizard and the AG5 catcher, move carefully down the Pitch leaving themselves with plenty of back up plans.   
Until finally Eddie Longshanks is able to run in the winning Touchdown following yet another double one dodge from the Slann (this one admittedly a little desperate with only 2 frogs left standing on their webbed feet) and the game is effectively over Pirates 3 Slanntander 2.   

The sky is still clear and the forgetful wizard hasn’t made an appearance, is that Pirate gold I hear jingling in his pocket?  The frogs just have time to fumble a pass before the ref blows his whistle and the surviving players troop off for a tot of rum in the Captains Cabin.

Post Game Musings

The Slann have this ability to get at you anywhere (and themselves out of any tight spot) as long as they get good dice rolls, they don’t need great ones just good ones.  They are a very different proposition to any other team in the game, but they are very weak in the basic skills area and really burn rerolls. 

The thing about Wizards is; even though he didn’t affect the game directly (Peter admitted he forgot he had him!) I spent a lot of time taking precautions against him and would definitely have placed players differently had his threat not been there.

A dead (or KO’d) chainsaw wielding maniac is a good chainsaw wielding maniac.

Agility 5 is REALLY annoying when you’re playing against it!

Cheerleader Moaning Minnie, 
apparently not that happy about having frogs for dinner...

Last but not least, here's a picture of the pitch in all it's glory!
Amazing job Neil.
Thank you for sharing once again!

quarta-feira, 25 de abril de 2012

NABBO TC dugout meets Q´ermittVII

Ahoy there...

Im still talking like a pirate...lolol... Anyway,this is going to be a small update.

Just want to point out a couple of things .

1st,the Challenge of Q´ermitt report that Tristan posted in his´s awesome and its definitely good reading material.

Please visit his blog and read that awesome report: CLICK ME

And now the 2nd thing that i wanted to point out...check the pic below that Axtklinge mailed me...

Frikking awesome right...its a Nabbo Tea Cup dugout  :) Its just awesome when two Blood Bowl cultures meet in a land far,faaarrrr away...well...far away from Portugal at least  :)

Props to Axtklinge for the pic  :)

terça-feira, 24 de abril de 2012

The Pugwash Pirates

Following our MMN blog post on Neil's amazing "Das Schwarze Schwein" Blood Bowl dugout (please check the link), he was once again kind enough to let was see and show "The Black Pig" crew!

So here they are, the fierce human pirate team, The Pugwash Pirates:

Capn. Jack and Capn. Barbossa (Blitzers)

Capn. Pugwash and The Masked Marauder (Blitzers)

Cut Throat Jake and Drunken Duncan (Line pirates)

Long John and Seaman Staines (Line pirates)

Roger the Boy and Sucker Punch Bill (Line pirates)

Eddie Longshanks, Three Legged Pete and Blind Pugh (Catchers)

Master Bates (Ogre)

Captured Grim Ironjaw (Reroll)

Sacrificial Maidens (Reroll)

Extra LVP and Leader Rerolls

A great looking team, worth of a great looking custom dugout.
Nothing less!
Kudos to Neil for his work (the whole 'nine yeards': concept, conversions and paint job).
Well done mate!

segunda-feira, 23 de abril de 2012

Congratulations to Axtlinge !!

Geez!  MMN really racked up the medals here eh? MMN's own Axtlinge has placed 1st for "best original concept" in the FF-Fields "Team Too Cool" contest!!  Congratulations buddy! He has earned himself a custom pitch for his team "Three Chile Burrito Bandits".
Here is the photo he submitted (or at least one of them - how freakin awesome are the cactus treemen!! No wonder he got best concept, it's brilliant!!)

I haven't been able to find anything about this team of Axt's, how have we not seen this on the blog before?  How many other brilliant blood bowl teams are you hiding from us??

Congratulations to Paul of the Man Cave !!

Wow, I really wasn't paying enough attention!  MMN's own Paul of the Man Cave has placed 2nd for "best original concept" in the FF-Fields "Team Too Cool" contest!!  Congratulations mate! He has earned himself a custom pitch for his team "Terracotta Terrors".
Here is the photo he submitted (or at least one of them - what superb Tomb Guardians those buddha figures make!!)

I haven't been able to find any other pics or information on this awesome team of Paul's, c'mon pal - give us the goods!!  Closeups and what stroke of genius inspired this team??

Congratulations to Nazgob !!

MMN's own Nazgob (aka @mike_whitman on twitter) has placed 3rd in "best painted" in the FF-Fields "Team Too Cool" contest!!  Congratulations man!  He has earned himself a custom pitch for his team "The Interlopers".
Here is the photo he submitted (or at least one of them - check out the awesome harlequin conversions!)

I also did some digging (ps. Mike, your Flickr photostream on your blog is down) but I used some google-fu to find his Interlopers Flickr set - check out all the close-ups!

Great job Mike and congrats once again! Well deserved!

domingo, 22 de abril de 2012

If you want a classic...

...then by all means,go here: -
"If you have come to look at this game, chances are you're a fan of the boardgame -- and so am I. Blood Bowl is one of the best boardgames ever made; this is your chance to play the same game on your PC. The teams you control are the most famous teams in the Warhammer universe: The Underworld Creepers, The Gouged Eye and Dwarf Giants, to name a few. You take on the role of the coach, and it is your duty to gain the golden trophy."
I hope you enjoy it...if not,well,at least now you have a piece of the Blood Bowl history :)

sexta-feira, 20 de abril de 2012

Das Schwarze Schwein...

...or The Black Pig!

Hear Ye, Hear Ye! 

 Today, Merry Mayhem News is proud to announce something never seen before in this old world port!
A vessel who's awesomeness would make the legendary Flying Dutchman pale in comparison, the home and dugout of the fierce Pugwash Pirates team, sole creation of our friend Neil, a Blood Bowl coach and dugout pirate himself.
Ladies and gentlemen, let me present you first handed images of this year Dungeon Bowl "Best Dugout" award winner, Das Schwarze Schwein !
Overview of the entire ship!
The crow's nest with the scatter template on the boards! 

The ship's place for cut-throats yet in reserve! 

Here be "Dead and Injured" sea dogs.

Now that's a very graphic warning regarding Go-For-It abusers!

 Gun ports and turn counters!

 There you have a jolly good cabin for the Ref to Rest...

 ...In Peace!
The score board!

And out the window goes the N.I. skilless player...

Here sharky, sharky, sharky!
Can let prime beef waste can we? Arrrr...

That's one fantastic piece of work Neil!
Congrats for a well deserved "Best Dugout" award, and thank you for letting us show it off in the blog!

quarta-feira, 18 de abril de 2012

How about another... Star Player?

And now for something completely new... an Orc Star Player!

Mr. Ugroth Bolgrot with his good friend 'Pain'!
"-Up there, zee? ZMIIILE !!! Some'unz about to be proper chopped in half'z and betta'z not me!"


Yesss, you're right, it is a conversion!
Nothing too fancy, just a 3rd Ed. plastic Orc Lineman from the box, with a couple of plasticard and green stuff mods: Iron Jaw - probably something inspired in 40k universe, and the mandatory chainsaw -fondly nicked 'Pain'.

For those still in doubt (or having trouble reading his name on the base), he'll be filling the role of the Orc Star Ugroth Bolgrot, the orc chainsaw wielding lunatic, that will probably do more psychophysical damage to the opponent coach then to the armour of his players!

Since this season I'm having a go with a Chaos Pact team in my league who knows if it will come handy?
Either that or I really wanted to try checkers in orc armour!

Have fun!

sábado, 14 de abril de 2012

GHAG "best goblin / best painted" winner

... is Hakomike with his amazingly painted karate chopping gobbo!!

His prize is... an original dungeonbowl team of dwarves - 14 strong!!

Here are the full results of 39 votes;
11 votes: Hakomike
10 votes: Marco Preto
6 votes: Axtlinge
3 votes: laughingferret
2 votes: Connexion
1 vote: Barnacle111, Dokumitsukai, JRufer, lerchey, NeilNickson, Wakelynn, Xtreme

sexta-feira, 6 de abril de 2012

GHAG contest raffle results!

I would just like to start off by thanking everyone involved in this project - what a rousing success it has been!

Here are all the goblins, next to each person is a # and whether or not they qualify for the raffle prizes.  In addition I have added a poll to the blog, please vote for best goblin (conversion, theme, paintjob) - I have a surprise for whoever wins. The poll will be open for one week.

#00: Abraxis (he already got the best prize of all!! DISQUALIFIED lol)
#01: Axtlinge (MMN member - does not qualify)
#02: Barnacle111 (qualifies)
#03: Be4ch (qualifies)
#04: Connexion (qualifies)
#05: Dalfort (qualifies)
#06: Dokumitsukai (qualifies)
#07: Hakomike (qualifies)
#08: JRufer (qualifies)
#09: laughingferret (qualifies)
#10: lerchey (qualifies)
#11: Marco Preto (qualifies)
#12: Mathias (qualifies)
#13: Nazgob (MMN member - does not qualify)
#14: NeilNickson (qualifies)
#15: fatfinley (qualifies)
#16: Wakelynn (qualifies)
#17: Kilowoggy (qualifies)
#18: Thadrin (qualifies)
#19: Tristan (MMN member - does not qualify)
#20: wapcaplets (qualifies) 
#21: Xtreme (qualifies)
I have used to determine the winners.

Let's start with the $25 off coupon.  This can go towards any commission with Gavin: @artbygavin on twitter or

the winner is.. #17 - Kilowogggy!!. Congrats, please provide MMN with your contact info.

Now, onto the main prize, a print of my bloodbowl teams duking it out signed by the artist (Gavin: @artbygavin on twitter or
main prize!
the winner is.. #3 - Be4ch!! Congratualations!!  Please contact MMN to provide your mailing address.

Again a HUUUGE thank you to all who participated.  Please remember to vote for best painted, as I have a special surprise in store for them too!