With the release of Dreadball, I could not help but be excited. It has been many years since my Norse Blood Bowl team (the Esoteric Order of Dagon) hit the field, but I have not forgotten the joy in pushing a team around, and watching the dice betray me in humorous ways. With a streamlined and simple-to-pick-up set of rules and a line of relatively nice looking plastic teams (if only GW had made more plastic teams…), there seemed to be little to lose.
|The only painted member of the team...|
I ended up settling on the Midgard Delvers (the dwarves) because of the simple, yet brutal look to their armour. The box, being one of the first runs, had 10 models rather than the allotted 8 (an extra guard and an extra jack). To my surprise, all the models come in multiple parts. Only the striker really benefits from this, due to his more dynamic pose. The rest of the models curiously require you to glue on their fists. It is an odd choice because it does not actually give you any modeling freedom, as the fist can only go on in one way. There is only one design for each of the player types (guard, jack, and striker), making the team look uniform, but the stocky pugnacious look of the dwarves largely makes up for this
|His hands are curiously missing.|
|There are the hands!?|
|A few finished Delvers!|
|Metal, something I can work with...|