Bloodbowl! Dark Elves!

Well, with the announcement of a re-release of Bloodbowl from Games Workshop in 2017, there’s a lot of excitement about the game!  It’s worth noting, though, that there has been lots of activity in the Bloodbowl area for years, even without GW support, so here’s a look at some of the cracking teams and options that are out there.  Rather than breaking it down my manufacturer, I thought I’d break it down by race!  First up, Dark Elves!

NB – As I come across more bits and pieces, I’ll hopefully keep this up to date with new options and models.

Complete Teams

Tanatos Dark Elf Team (MK1881)

http://www.comixininos.com/blood-bowl-teams/elfos-oscuros/complete-teams/dark-elves-dark-elf-team-of-16-players-mk1881.html

This is probably my favourite looking Dark Elf team at the moment.  Its a vicious looking greek style armour, with all the positions you’d want for a Dark Elf team, and the slightly unusual theme really makes it distinctive (with a solid nod to the original 2nd edition GW team).

Honos Dark Elf Team (MK1881)

http://www.comixininos.com/blood-bowl-teams/elfos-oscuros/complete-teams/pro-elves-pro-elf-team-of-16-players-mk1881.html

This team is quite neat with some very dynamic poses.  To me, though, it feels a little bland with the slightly generic elf but spiky look.

Dark Elf Team (Uscarl Miniatures)

http://www.comixininos.com/miniaturas-por-fabricante/uscarl/dark-elves-team-of-15-players-uscarl-miniatures.html

The sculpts aren’t up to the standard of some of the more modern style teams here, but there is lots of character in there with a decent range of positions and poses.

Wicked Elves (Shadowforge Miniatures)

https://www.tritex-games.co.uk/product/shadowforge-female-wicked-elf-team-x-11-players-2802/

This team has been on the market since before GW stopped selling BB!  Its a cracking set of sculpts, if a trifle cheesecake!  Still nice to be able to field a female team on the pitch though!  I must confess, I have a full set of these 🙂  And if you do a lot of the skin areas as lycra, they actually look pretty fun.

One useful note – there are a wide range of extra models for the team beyond the core – both extra poses for the various positions, but also for the various support roles, such as cheerleaders, mages, coaches, security and so on.

Black Widows (Impact Miniatures)

http://www.impactminiatures.com/index.php?option=widows_profile&id=BW_TM3

I’m not terribly enamoured by these, as there isn’t enough different sculpts, and the clothing choices are … odd.  Mind you, paint the exposed skin area as spandex and it’d actually look pretty good.

Dark Elves (Neomics)

http://www.gaspez-arts.com/dark-elves/neomics-team-dark-elves.html

Elfe Delle Tenbre (Gaspez Arts)

http://www.gaspez-arts.com/elfi-delle-tenebre/team-elfi-delle-tenebre.html

Night Talons (Esair)

http://www.esair.baueda.com/shoptalons.html

I really like the look of this team.  Its pretty unique, like an armoured madonna team 🙂

Star Players

Hubris Rakarth Alternatives

http://willyminiatures.com/product/dark-elf-star-player/

Roxana Darknail Alternatives

http://willyminiatures.com/product/witch-elf-star-player/

 

http://www.gaspez-arts.com/team-captain/witch-sarah-darksoul-special-edition-2nd-ttc.html

 

Eldred Sidewinder Alternatives

http://willyminiatures.com/product/hypnotic-eyes-elf-star-player/

 

Hobby Roundup (Week 1)

Well, the first week of hobby in 2016 is over, and what have I done?  Nothing!  Or, at least, very little!  I’ve been looking through what I have, rather than getting active hobby in.

I’ve opened Imperial Assault and the Force Awakens X-Wing starter sets that I got for Christmas, though have to pop tokens and sleeve the cards still.  I have to say, I am blown away by the quality of these sets.  Great value, cracking miniatures, clear rules, good introductions, and easy to add to.  Really looking forward to trying them out – I play X-Wing already, but looking forward to getting a couple of new x-wings out with the falcon!

I’ve also started my 2016 involvement in #WAAC, with the purchase of Lanyssa from the Minions faction in Hordes (from Privateer Press) to be painted up for a charity raffle later this year.  Obviously the plan is Green and White colours … and I do enjoy painting elves!

 

With the announcement of Bloodbowl from GW again, my enthusiasm to get some teams painted is through the roof!  I may have acquired a team of Wicked Elves from Shadowforge this week.

I’m probably going to go with a bodysuit colour rather than flesh, making them a little less wicked!  Blue and Yellow Darkside Cowgirls are planned!  I also got a set of elf catchers I was missing to finish off my Elf ladies that I plan to paint in the red and blue of the Galadrieth Gladiators!

Looking forward to trying out some Vassal Malifaux and Guildball to get to grips with the rules too!