Wednesday, February 6, 2013


I'll admit it, I love Dreadball.  I'm also a fan on some level of Blood Bowl but to a lesser extent, I think.  When the Dreadball Kickstarter went live I almost immediately bought in.  I couldn't help it.  It was so cool!

A few weeks ago a package arrived with the box game, including the four available teams (Humans, Orx, Veermyn and Forge Fathers) and all the MVPs as well as the acrylic pitch and a Veermyn coach jersey that I added to my order.

I devoured the rules and got the minis assembled in the first few days.  I have to say that I'm very happy with the models overall but I really dislike the material that Mantic Games uses to produce them.  It's incredibly hard which makes it difficult to clean the mold lines off them and unless it's an open area or flat surface, files are a real pain to use.  As a result there is still some pretty serious mold lines on some of the models.  Ok, I'll admit it, I got lazy.

I've managed to get in two games so far with two members of my game group and they both seemed to enjoy it.  I want to put together a league but there are some folks that just aren't interested and only want to play 40K on our game days.  I think after they see it played they'll get into it but we'll just have to wait and see.
With all the other hobby stuff I have going on right now, I haven't had the time to devote to these guys yet but I did manage to get a Greenmoon Smacker guard test model done.
The tape on the base is there because the bases are clear acrylic and I want to protect them until the model is sealed.

I really want to finish up my Zombies so I can take a nice little break and paint me some Dreadball models. I've settled on team names and color schemes for the four teams I have:
Humans - Dassal Groxboys (silver helmet and pants, navy jersey)
Orx - Greenmoon Smackers (see above)
Veermyn - New Enggano Patrirats (navy helmet and pants, silver jersey) (Enggano rats are an Indonesian species of rodent)
Forge Fathers - New Asgaard Giants (blue helmet and jersey, grey pants)

These should look pretty good when I'm done with them.

1 comment:

  1. I like it. I should have bought in. I will be ordering one of the box sets soon! I have been batting around some teams of my own. Mostly Rugby teams.