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Av T-side Ape - 7 oktober 2013 21:48


It started on http://fumbbl.com/ where I played some matches with a Necromantic team, and I really enjoyed myself. Soon I just had to have a ready necro team to play next season in my local league. I put the Chaos farm rest and just started painting some of the many miniatures I had. The team is not ready yet, I have not select zombie models as I think the ones I have from Willy's are to big, but I wanted to share my progress. Here are some almost finished players for Chilltown Crypt Creeps



 

The Werevolfes and Wights are from Willy miniatures. The fleshgolems are bought from franarscilla and can nowdays be found at Meiko.


I have also started painted 2 mummies and 4 golems from Willys. The Golems have gotten different heads thou. 

 

These models are even futher from finished than the first bunch.

 

 

Otherwise are we preparing to go to Austria and fight for the EuroBowl. Team Sweden have practise a lot and have a really great gang going this year. If the quality of Chaos Cup and Spike tournament is anything to go by, Sweden will do very well. Congrats to Magnus, Jonas och Anders for great achivements and specially to David, the Chaos Cup champ.


/Lard

         

ANNONS
Av T-side Ape - 24 juni 2013 18:52

After Low Cash Cup the whole team Sweden have been selected. I think we have a really strong team this year and that my goal, that team Sweden will finish above 8:th place, is really possible to achieve. The eight coaches this are Melisqus, Jammydodger, Dragons, Skoberget, Johnnyd, Mago, Ozt and me, Lard. As reserves we have two other strong coaches; Coma and Bloodbowlgurra. Anyhow, now it is summertime and the tournamentscene in Sweden are on vacation. In the autumn Team Sweden will have a training camp in September and then it is the big showdown in Oktober: EuroBowl. A bunch of Swedish coaches are going to the states for the Chaos Cup and the Spike Cup, and as mush as I would like to meet and beat some US-coaches, I will have to pass this year.


New Kids on the pitch
New team aren’t that many finished yet but we have some upcoming project that could need your support, if you like the minis:

Star bowl fantasy fotboll and Shadow elfs


2 different Halfling team from Willy miniatures are also coming, you can see the minis in this TFF thread

or at this picts: 

https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/1004430_10200152542512603_1966161468_n.jpg
http://fc04.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2013/163/3/f/halfling_team___willy_miniatures_by_serg_natos-d68pvn3.jpg



Modelling: Old Ma Chaos

The team is coming along nicely. I have gotten some more hillbilly miniatures and are about to finish the marauders. For the farm animals (position players) I already have some beastmen from Gaspez but cant really decide if they are enough “farmy”. Here are some of my simple conversions on the Old Glory hillbillies. The models are really nice and fitting. The only problem was that Old Glory only sell the hillbillies in pack of 12 and even if I just wanted 3-5 models out of each pack I had to buy the whole “family”. If anyone wants some hillbillies with guns, axes or similar just contact me and we can arrange it.

Before:        

after:           

before:   after:              


before:     

after, but not finished: 

I also got this miniature as the coach: 


That all for this time, Ill be back when I have painted some more minis.


/ Coach M.


NAF: Lard.


ANNONS
Av T-side Ape - 9 juni 2013 17:06

Some really fast progress on the team, 6 mauraders tabletop ready. The bases, some vanish and extra blodsplatter is all that needed for them to be complete. The miniatures are the four Tengu zombie mutants (3 fat blokes and one with the big hand. The cold war zombie is the second from the left in front, and to right of him is one of the Boondockers, but witout his old cleaver. 


The bighand Tengu mutant has also gotten a new head from a boondocker to look more redneck, hillbilly.

   


While I wait for more zombies and farmer models to arive I have basecoated some of the farmanimals. My soundtrack while painting is strait psychobilly with this song as the forerunner:


/Coach M

(NAF: Lard)

Av T-side Ape - 6 juni 2013 18:23

The story:


If you travel from Pennybridge to the village of Glanshammer and take the second road on the left towards Smithstorp and follow it over five miles you will eventually come to Ur-Pers old farm, lying alone in the woods with is few meager fields burn beat from the forest. After Ur-Per passed away ten winters ago in the dry-lung-cough, it looked like that the farm would be deserted. He had no close relatives and had an ill reputation because of his dim wits, that many believed were acquired by the desolate location and the farms stunted, unhealthy crops. Those who didn’t heeds that reasoning argued instead that he suffered from the dark water around the forests of Smithstorp, recognizable for its membrane changing of colour and acidic mineral flavours. The same water is said slowly to rot both brains and bones of a man while he is still alive.

So it came that a young widow and her six children sought out Glanshammer after her husband burned down the family farm with himself inside. To escape malicious rumours about idiocy and madness the widow moved from their native village Viiby to Ur-Pers old farm.
In the beginning the large family often visited Glanshammer and provisioned. The large sons were often seen in the village in their cart as they flirted with womenfolk and bought up the beasts the local farmers could spare. They often paid with cash and offered plenty of their liquor they seemed to have in vast amounts. They often had drifters working on the farm for food and shelter and the drifters spread stories of a generous, loving family. Many townfolks also bumped into them in the forests brows or mire quagmire searching of prey. Often they shared they meal with strangers and the food they offered were almost always the finest meat, tender and tasting. The farm prospered and took out new fields out of the forest. They got the finest harvests people in the soundings area had seen, which was surprising given the farms history of meagre soils.

Then the rumours started. First one of the Dukes rangers went missing during a hunt in the northern forests, not farm from the family’s farm. Then there was some vagrants who disappeared after last been seen working for the family. Finally Stor-Erik of Garvshyttan testified that he found a human fingernail when he ate a sausage he had gotten from one son in the family. All of Glanshammer was to agree, the curse that Ur-Pers farm had taken the whole family. They were not welcome in Glanshammer anymore. What other than wicked demon worshiper could get a deserted forest farm to flourish? The chaos gods must be worshiped in their homes and demons could be seen shining behind their eyes. All shunned them and went detours around them if they came down the road. The shops in Glanshammer closed if they came into the village and no one spoke with them. They had to start going to Pennybridge to shop, but the road was long and burdensome. Without the trade the family had a difficulty with money and grow even more isolated.

Banished and alone the family turned to the only body that provides the justice and revenge in society. The place where anyone can take out their frustration in violence and get revenge under the crowds jubilation. They called them self "Old Ma Chaos" and signed up the family, farmhands and animals to endure the Blood Bowl pitch in all its  g(l)ory!




Models

To make the team I have been looking for fitting models, alot. In the beginning I thougt that gaspez arts farmanimal beastmen was perfect as beastmen in a chaos team and I would just need 4 fitting farmers as warriors. But the Gaspez models are huge! I bought the boondockers from brigade games minatures but they looked like midgets next to the huge animals so I had to change tracks. From Chaos team to Chaos Pact. The farmers will be the 10 mauraders and the animals the 6 positional players. So I started looking for 10 fitting farmers... The goal was a cannibalistic hillbilly mutants ala "hills have eyes" but I soon had to put zombie in there to because I found Tengu models. The number of Zombie farmer models I could find on the internet wasnt that many thou. Tengu had some and Cold war miniature had one.

 

Tengu:

     

Cold war miniature:

 

I have also ordered som Zombies/farmers from the Malifaux range, from Reaper and from lead-adventure, but if you know any great Zombie/farmer/cannibal models that would fit with this team feel free to share them with me. 

 

As these players are getting ready to face the music I will try to share them with you. The goal is 16 players and a display base for the team as I saw so many great display bases at the NAF championship. Two players have gotten some paint on them:

 

 

 

Here is also the hills have eyes for you all to watch. Its a real horror classic.

 


/Coach M.      

(NAF: Lard)


Av T-side Ape - 30 maj 2013 18:21

This Monday I came home from the NAF championship, tiered but satisfied. It was the 5:th tournament this spring and my Orkish Blood Bowl voodoo have really gotten better out of is.

In January I went to Doubt-IV in Umeå with the Orks and finished at 3:rd place out of 22 coaches with 7-2 in TD:s and 3 wins, 3 draws and 0 losses.

In March I arranged and participated in NärkeBowl 2013 in my own hometown. I played 3 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss and finished 6 (or 7!) out of 26.

At Easter I travelled to Gothenburg but played with my skaven team White Rat Trashers as Dragons borrowed my orks. It didn’t go that well, 2 wins and 2 losses. I really have to practice at my ratplay.

In the beginning of May we held a tournament in Malmö: Malmö BloodBowl Masters with 20 coaches. New orks on the block ended up in 9:th place with 2 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses.

So came the end of May and the NAF championship, the real challenge. It was the first year for me and no other coaches from Sweden had prior years travelled to NAF of my knowledge. This year it was 9 Swedish coaches participating. That shows that the tournament scene in Sweden really is growing fast. 
I had a great stay at the venue, even thou the food was a little bit to English for my taste (come on NAF, give us a proper lunch next year, and a dinner with enough food to fill up) and played six close BloodBowl games, all against new opponents. 
My goal was pretty high set: place top 12 or best of the Swedes. I played agains Orcs, Undead, Amazon, Goblins, Chaos and Skaven, in that order. After the dust had settled I had 4 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss and the loss was off course against Geggster and his annoying Goblins, a game I screw up my chance to draw. I came in on place 9 out of 156 coaches, best of the Swedes, a result I am really happy with! For the full result visit talkfantasyfootball.org

As I have done this five tournament I also have kept a close eye on my fellow Swedish coaches to assess they play style and to get information to make a informed decision on the members of Team Sweden for Eurobowl. At the moment 5 coaches are chosen and 3 more plus 2 reserves will be decided after Low Cash Cup in Stockholm.

The team so far:
Lard – Orks
Dragons – Chaos Dwarves
Jammydodger – Dwarves
Ozt – Norse
Mago – Wood Elf


New Kids on the pitch

Biggest news in my world is that Impact are producing teams in plastics for $35. That’s really cheap for a full team. Check it out here.

Willy miniatures kickstarter Chaos team is now possible to buy, and it is really beautiful. Shows us the power of 3d printing.
Willy miniatures has also completed there Khemri team, our as they call it the Egyptian team


Greebo miniatures Nippon Goblin team are now possible to buy.

Neomics has been bought by Gaspez and have a new Prince Elves team 

Black scorpion have a new great Vermin team and a elf team

Meiko miniatures has acquired a lot of Franarscillas miniatures and have released two teams: Wood elves with tree man and
Goblin team with 2 trolls 


Ready Steady Go!
The Nun Shall Pass team are finally finished in the Amazon setting. I will complete the team with an Ogre (for the human variation) and some coaching staff at some point but for now they are done. The painting is very simple; I saw this bunch of models as a practise in human skin tones. I didn’t make a real effort with the cloth and just kept it black. Nothing fancy but good enough to play games with. The models from Shadowforge are nowdays on Eureka miniatures but I bought mine from Impact.

The team: "Nun Shall Pass"

Linewomen:

  Blitzers:

 

Catchers:

  Thrower:

 


The New Orcs On the Block has gotten some more coaching staff; a hooligan and a ref that will work as reroll and turn counter.

 


I have some more orc staff waiting to be painted but they will have to wait for the EuroBowl to be completed. There are as always a lot of models for different project laying around and the following teams are on my to do list:

Prioritised
1. Old Ma Chaos – a chaos pact farmer team
2. Little team of Horrors – A team with pink horror as Slann
3. Pact of Underachievers and Low Performance – goblins and troll to make a underworld team with the Skavens from White Rat Thrashers.

The rest
* Willy XXL – a nekro/undead team – needs different zombies
* Impact Sarcos – Lizardmen
* Impact Scottling + Maiko Ogres – Ogre team
* Greebo Nippon – Goblin team
* Slanesh pact team – old slanesh 2:ed models for a chaos pact
* Uscarls scots – Norse team
* Dwarves of Anarchy – Neomics Biker Dwarves, but don’t have the team yet.

To complete it as all the 24 different teams I will also have to find modelling projects for High elfs, Pro elves, Dark Elves, Khemri, Halfling and Chaos, but that isn’t a hurry as I first have to finish the 10 teams above.

I will be back in a month time with the progress of the Old Ma Chaos and the selection of team Sweden.

Best regards
Coach M.



NAF:Lard

Av T-side Ape - 9 januari 2013 19:47

In the old Dalarna calander the year as you now as 2013 is actually the Year of the Orc. To celebrate this great festivity I have decided that I will play Orcs at EuroBowl in oktober. That was a hard desistion to make but nessesary as for me as the team leader of team Sweden I have to be very clear to all coaches in Sweden as of what blood Bowl teams team Sweden seeks. To get that great luck I need I painted the Ork soccermum model I had laying on my desk:

 

If we look at the 12 team types that placed best Eurobowl 2012 we find:

  • Undead
  • Wood Elfs
  • Chaos Dwarves
  • Lizardmen
  • Amazons
  • Orks
  • Dwarves
  • Norse
  • Skaven
  • Elfs
  • Nekromatic
  • Dark Elves

Out of those team I look to find eight coaches to represent Sweden. As I are an ok coach with two of them, Orcs and Wood elves the choice was easy. It is after all the year of the Orc.

That leaves 11 team types and seven coaches (and two reserves) to find. It will be some tough desitions if I will have to do them all alone. I need a sidekick, or a goblin, to help me. Last year was the year of the Halfling and in THAT movie we all got educated that Goblins speak with that nice English accent. As I only now one coach in Sweden that could do that the choice of my sidekick was simple (he was also the coaches who last Euro Bowl was the best of team Sweden coaches with 4,5/7 points in the tournament, he is experienced at international tournament, and Sweden NAF representative). Offcourse wanted he to play Orcs but after I pulled rank on him, he chooses the stunties instead. That is two out of eight coaches chosen. For teams we have left:


Chosen teams

  • Orks Me
  • Dwarves Coach D

Availible teams

  • Undead
  • Wood Elfs
  • Chaos Dwarves
  • Lizardmen
  • Amazons
  • Norse
  • Skaven
  • Elfs
  • Nekromatic
  • Dark Elves

I have a third coach in mind. In Sweden we do not have that many tournaments but we have one coach who during 2011-2012 won 4 out of 5 he participated in. It is outstanding in so many ways. But most coaches will be picked after two qualifiers and a look at the tournament scene.


Tournaments in Sweden are there for you to give it your best and prove that you are the chosen few to fit the norm set for team Sweden. I hope that I can find seven coaches who all are clearly better than myself on this game. Here is where I will look:


Doubt

Twinmountain bowl

Denmark vs. Sweden - Round 3

Qualifier Malmö

Qualifier Örebro - NärkeBowl 2013

GothBowl


To get myself into the orc way of playing Blood Bowl again, I will try to play as many tournaments with the orcs as possible. For Doubt this weekend I even have painted up a coach and a doc to follow mum around:

     

That exactly what my Wood elf team lacked. But offcourse, all you know that I still lack this important miniature: the heart of every ork team.

/Coach M.

Av T-side Ape - 31 december 2012 10:57

2013 was my "best" Blood Bowl year this far. In this recap I will look back and see what happend.


February

Finished the painting of my Nurgle team Likröta BK. 15 miniatures.

 


Mars

Painted a Weather goblin. 1 Miniature (16 in total)



April

Played at GothBowl with the Nurgle team but got trashed. Read this recap. Conclussion: Nurlge is a hard tournament team.


In the last weekend of April I tried my luck in StockBowl Cup II and got second place with Wood Elves out of 16 coaches. Never met the one who got first place.


June

Organized an participated in a selection tournament for Team Sweden for EuroBowl. I ended at place 3 out of 22 coaches with Wood elves.


September

Finished the painting of my Chaos Dwarves team Ziggurath Showstoppers. 15 models (31 in total)

 


Also in the late september I organized the Blood Bowl tournament NärkeBowl 2012, see this pictures.


October

Team Sweden went to Copenhagen to participate in EuroBowl. Team Sweden ended 8/14 and I got 66/112 in the individuall standing. Se this recap from the tournament.


November

Finished the painting of my Skaven team White Rat Thrashers. 15 Models (46 in total)

 


December

The last month of 2012 I painted 4 reinforcement thralls for my Vampire team - Pennybridge Super Suckers. 4 models (50 in total).

 


I also bagun painting a amazon/human-team for my fiancee. 6 models (56 in total). The team name is undetermined but "Nun shall pass" is maybe the hotest candidate at the moment.

   


Lastly during December 2012 I got elected as the new Team Leader for Team Sweden 2013. It is a great honor and I hope to be able to chose coaches for team Sweden during the Spring 2013.


I hope 2013 bring as much great Blood Bowl experience as 2012 has. For tournaments GothBowl and EuroBowl is mandatory. I will go to DOUBT next week and I think about going to the NAF championship (25th & 26th May 2013 - Nottingham).

For organizing I will organize a selection tournament for Team Sweden during the spring and a practice weekend for the team in September.


2012 I painted 56 models in total. That aint so much but it doubled the number of finished teams. Now I have 6 painted teams. For 2013 I hope to finish 2-4 more, beyond the rest of the amazons.


Happy New Year!


Lard / Coach M.

Av T-side Ape - 30 november 2012 13:52

It is always like this. You have an ambition to write often but then it gets less often and more not at all. But hey, now I am back with allot to tell you.


New kids on the pitch

Team Snö from Greebo is a new beautiful Norse team and if you are in the mind frame to buy a Norse team this is one of the best on the market.


UsCarl miniatures have released a Renegade elf team that could work for dark elfs.


Gaspez have some mummies for ther Egyptian warrior team - Khemri.


Willy miniature is about to kick start a Chaos team   that also looks really great. They have no miniatures yet but the pictures look top notch.


There is also this kick starter for some goblin secret weapons with a Halloween theme, and maybe a robotic troll...


I might have missed some of the new miniatures due to the long "blog writers block" but in the case I find newer teams out there they will be added in future Side Line recaps.


Bowl overview

This section will be mostly about EuroBowl but first I will mention the upcoming tournaments in Sweden. Next year has a great start of the tournament scene in Sweden!

Choose from:

Landskamp Denmark vs. Sweden - round 3.12 January in Copenhagen. RES/SWISS 1100K + 3 skills.

DOUBT IV 12-13 January in Umeå. RES/SWISS 1200K +4 skills (+2 more after game 4) 6 games in total.

TWIN mountain cup, 26-27 January in Sundsvall. RES/SWISS 1100K + skillpacks.


I am sure I will go to DOUBT and then we will see if can join any more tournament.


EuroBowl report

I was in team Sweden and went to Copenhagen to play some Blood Bowl. I had a Wood elf team with 2 wardancers, 4 catchers, 5 linemen and 3 rerolls. In hindsight can I see that it wasn't that optimal... It was great fun to hang with Team Sweden and to approach the game as a team. That was totally different from regular tournaments. The arrangement was also super good. The Danes had really made an effort to make it a perfect blood bowl tournament and I think they were pretty close to perfection.


 Team Sweden in all its glory

Game 1

We meet Belgium first and I was up against another wood elf coach - Da great MC. He played 2 wardancers, 4 catchers, 1 tree, 4 line and 2 reroll. Sure hands on a catcher, strip ball on a wardancer and one more skill I do not remember.

 

After a brutal Pitch invasion traded we TD:s for 1-1. He had the ball for a second try first half. I got a leap/sack chance with my strip ball wardancer, got the ball lose and then after a bunch it ended in my wardancers hand. Sadly he couldn't get away with it as he was out of moment so The MC just rolled a POW and scored in turn 8. In second half no one was able to stop the other one from scoring so the result was 3-4 to MC. He was the better player and had a little better time management so he was up 2-1 till the second half.


         The Belgium team gave us a great treat to eat. 

Team Sweden over all draw agains the Belgium team - 4-4.


Game 2

Next up was England and I was up against a Chaos Dwarf team played by Lycos. This was my 6:th NAF ranked game in my life. It was his 807:th...

I got the ball and the offense but wasn't able to stall enough as I had to score in turn 4. That meant that he had 5 turns to even things out. He got a high kick on a bull centaur that cached the ball and ran the Bull in a cage that was really hard to stop. 1-1 after first half. In second half he picked up the ball with a bullcantaur and ran it in a cage. It was hard to stop also this time. My one turn attempt failed.


As a curiosity was the only player that failed a roll in the Chaos Dwarf team the Minotaur, he rolled both down 4 times during the game. Due to this had Lycos not used a single reroll during the whole game.


1-2 Loss.


Over all beat the English team the crap out of Sweden. I think the result was 2-6 to England.


Game 3

A little discouraged I went into the next game against Scotland. To my surprise I meet a Swede - Tribble - that played as a freebooter for Scotland. To my joy was he playing Goblins.

      

It got even better when I rolled Blitz! for the first drive, stole the ball and scored on my turn 1. I then proceeded with another Blitz! roll, another TD and all the Bribes gone. Let's summarize the rest of the game with this: Tribble had really bad dices and I rolled great. Nuffle gives and Nuffle takes.

End result 5-0. Win!

Sweden vs. Scotland went in our favour as we won and Team Sweden got back some steam for game 4.

Game 4

This was a game against Finland (or minor Sweden as we think about it). I was up against a freebooter from Denmark so I had two of our neighbors in the same match. I was facing Kneagtens Humans and as he has his own playbook I thought I had him scouted pretty well.

This was a crazy game in all regards. Kneagten played as he writes in his playbook and fouled, 13-14 times during the game. He was evicted 2 times. He succeeded to score in the first half with a crazy play #pick up, pass, catch in tackle zones...# and evened things out to 1-1. As second half come along so did "get the ref" and the fouling continued. In the end I did not have the man power to stop him so I had to play for a draw with a desperate play. Let's call it Nobody puts side-step wardancer in the corner without the ball.

And yes, you can see my whole team at that point in this picture. Kneagten did that 5+ dodge with a catcher and blitzed both players out in the audiens before he scored. All without reroll.  

2-3 loss.

The important thing is that Sweden won over Finland. 6-2

Second day

Game 5

After cleaning our cabin we faced of against France. I was up against Elyoukey who played Lizardmen.

It was a good game. I scored 1-0 in the first half and succeeded to prevent Elyoukey to equalize. Second half started and the wood elf team had forgot to put on their armor... In a few turns the whole team just vanished to the knock out, injury booths. For the last 2 turns Tribble went for a clearing of the pitch but I succeeded to have one player standing. The game ended 1-1. Draw.

All my players on the pitch and some of his.  

As a whole was France better than Sweden that day and won 5-3 over us.

Game 6

Spain was our next challange and I was facing Barrys Norse. A very nice looking team.

   

I scored easy in first half leaving Barry with two turns to equalize. He rolled well and we had 1-1 after first half. For the first game in a while my players stayed on the pitch so I could slow Barry down in the second half. It was a tight defense and Barry couldn't find any cracks. On the other side, I couldn't get to the ball.

The game ended 1-1 Draw.

Over all Sweden got another beating and Spain won. 5-3

Game 7

Final game was againstSwitzerland and I was facing BDG and his Skavens.

He started with the ball and tried a pass that fell short. I could take the lead and after the next kick-off sack the ball high up on his court. After first half I had a 2-0 lead. I attacked second half and got 3-0. He suceeded to do a TD. I failded my last 2+ roll for 4-1 and he scored for the end result.

3-2 Win.

Sweden won over Switzerland. 6-2.

As the dust settled It seemed that Sweden came on place 8/14. With my 2 won, 2 draw, 3 losses I placed 66 out of 112 coaches. The total experience was a blast! I will definitive do it again if I get the chance. All the coaches and the staff where really friendly and by far this was the best tournament I ever been to.

Next year it is in Austria!



Ready steady go!

At last have I finished the White Rat Thrashers - my new Skaven team made to be possible to play at tournaments that just will accept miniatures from Gran Wendy.  So I give you:

     

The team have basecolor as follows: white - thrower, yellow - gutterrunners, red - blitzers.

What will i do next? Undead/Nekro i think...

/Coach M.

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