Thursday, October 29, 2020

Blitz Bowl: Chaos Blocker

Violence made manifest.

We continue to be excited about Blood Bowl’s streamlined counterpart, Blitz Bowl. After Eric finishing painting a Halfling model, I decided to try my hand at painting a model from the Chaos team. I wanted a simple paint scheme, based around the Cleveland Browns. Fortunately, the process was rather quick!

Monday, October 26, 2020

Blitz Bowl: Halfling Hefty

Halfling Hefty next to a Human Lineman.

We recently started to play Blitz Bowl, the streamlined cousin of Blood Bowl. Although the Blitz Bowl box contained a Human and Dwarf team, I wanted to play a Halfling team, having had the team since their release. Although diminutive in stature, the Halfling models abound with character, with really expressive faces. With a team of only 6 models, the Halfling team also presented a great opportunity to assemble and fully paint a Blitz Bowl team!

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Dragged into Turbolasers Episode 78: Chatting with Witchhammer Studio about converting and Inq28

Witchammer Studio!

In this episode we have the privilege of talking with Jonny Lashley, a fantastic tattoo artist who creates some of the most stunning and dark Warhammer miniatures under the name Witchhammer Studio. We talk with him at length about his creation process, and how his experience as a tattoo artist has influenced it. We discuss a wide array of different inspirations that he taps into when creating and painting models. Despite not playing Games Workshop games extensively and being more focused on the hobby elements, we talk about how his involvement in various Inq28 events at Adepticon has spurred him into new creative ventures, like building gaming boards for the postponed Relicta Stellas event. We also get to hear his thoughts about the importance of making strong and impactful bases for the models he creates. Finally, we discuss some of his favorite hobby tools, particularly a Dremel rotary tool, and some of the types of paints he enjoys working with.

Monday, October 12, 2020

Blitz Bowl: Unboxing

Blitz Bowl!

Multiple times In the past, we have tried to play Blood Bowl, both in the form of single games and in a league, but always struggled to continue after a few games. Despite this, every year we get the desire to get some tiny athlete models and roll some dice with friends. With the COVID pandemic keeping us home, coupled with the long playtime for a single game, we had resolved to put off Blood Bowl for another year. This changed when we saw that Games Workshop just released the second season of their Barnes and Noble exclusive game Blitz Bowl, set in the Blood Bowl universe. Designed by James M. Hewitt, known for writing the rules for the new version of Adeptus Titanicus and the Hellboy board game, Blitz Bowl streamlines and simplifies the mechanics of Blood Bowl, creating a game with a similar feeling that can be played in 30-45 minutes rather than two hours. Using half the number of models of Blood Bowl (6 rather than 12), Blitz Bowl seemed like an obvious place to get into the Blood Bowl universe. With a Dark Elf team largely assembled, we decided to get the second season of Blitz Bowl and give the game a try!