Are Blood Bowl minuatures any good in a tabletop game?

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Are Blood Bowl minuatures any good in a tabletop game?

Post by Big Mac » Thu Feb 16, 2017 9:24 pm

I always thought that Blood Bowl looked a bit silly game (rather than a sensible part of Warhammer) but has anyone ever used any of the Blood Bowl miniatures in a regular tabletop game?

Could you paint these slightly differently, or modify some of them, to make them look a bit less like American Football players and a bit more like Warhammer PCs or NPCs?
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Re: Are Blood Bowl minuatures any good in a tabletop game?

Post by Gilvanblight » Mon Feb 20, 2017 1:36 am

The biggest problem right now is the scale. You can't even use the new edition figures with the old version of the game. They have grown significantly. The originals were around 28mm, then they were 32mm no clue what they are now but they look huge.

I've used my 2e Blood Bowl minis for a wide variety of things. The Dwarf Steamroller has been used many times as both a Dwarf and Dragonlance Gnome invention. The goblins I've used as well goblins. An Elven Kicker was a D&D PC. Most of them look more fantasy than football. The new Orks which seem to be covered with weapons would work just as standard Orcs I would think. I have to assume they changed the background though since, despite being overly violent weapons were lot allowed in the versions of the game I own.
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Re: Are Blood Bowl minuatures any good in a tabletop game?

Post by Big Mac » Thu Mar 09, 2017 11:39 pm

Gilvanblight wrote:The biggest problem right now is the scale. You can't even use the new edition figures with the old version of the game. They have grown significantly. The originals were around 28mm, then they were 32mm no clue what they are now but they look huge.
The oversized scale is one of the two off-putting things with Games Workshop miniatures :( (the other thing being an excessive amount of spikey bits on certain minis).

I've always gone to their shops, with a mind to look for a subset of miniatures that I am able to use.
Gilvanblight wrote:I've used my 2e Blood Bowl minis for a wide variety of things. The Dwarf Steamroller has been used many times as both a Dwarf and Dragonlance Gnome invention. The goblins I've used as well goblins. An Elven Kicker was a D&D PC. Most of them look more fantasy than football. The new Orks which seem to be covered with weapons would work just as standard Orcs I would think. I have to assume they changed the background though since, despite being overly violent weapons were lot allowed in the versions of the game I own.
A steamroller does sound very much like it would work as a Tinker Gnome invention! :lol:

It sounds like I would have some usable miniatures.

How did Blood Bowl minis get sold? Were they gigantic boxed sets, or were they sold in twos and threes?
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Re: Are Blood Bowl minuatures any good in a tabletop game?

Post by Sharkbelly » Sat May 27, 2017 2:59 pm

Both! There were boxed sets for some teams, and blister packs for some of the models.

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