Painted Orc Linemen

My son and I picked up a Blood Bowl team each. We don’t seem to have played more than a few turns of actual Blood Bowl, but we’ve been enjoying painting the miniatures. I’m really impressed with the quality of these kits considering that they come in two pieces per miniature.

I find myself constrained a bit when painting Orcs since the green skin rather excludes green from the colour choices for the rest of the mini. In the end I went for purple armour and white cloth, though there are a few bits where I’ve painted something the wrong way round (and notably on one of them I thought that the jaw was part of the helmet and painted it purple too). Nothing too hard or detailed, but good enough to feel good about putting them out for a game.

Next on the painting table: Orc Throwers

Categories: Blood Bowl, Painting and modelling | Tags: , | 7 Comments

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7 thoughts on “Painted Orc Linemen

  1. I have to say I was impressed with the snap fit models and they are definitely the most child friendly kits I’ve seen GW put out.

    • They were really excellent. I’ve long considered GW to be the best in the market as far as miniature kits are concerned, but these were even more impressive for being two pieces only. Now, if only GW could make a balanced version of Warhammer or WH40K…

  2. I agree with backtothehammer in their priceclass games workshop teams are top notch. I can wholeheartedly recommend giving a full game a shot when you get a chance. If you can laugh at strange things happening this is the game for you.

    • Thanks for commenting. I do love Blood Bowl and have played it many times with friends and via FUMBBL. One day I’ll get round to playing a full game with my children, but that has not happened so far.

      • I see how things are then, I had you figured for a more casual type. I hope your kids take to the proper way of playing blood bowl then instead of relying on random chance

  3. I like the purple/white color scheme. It’s cool that you are exposing your son to the hobby. Our teenager refuses to paint, so I have to roll solo. Our toddler might be my only hope. I did get our son to play 3 matches of Blood Bowl though. He enjoyed crushing my Underworld team with the Orcs, but didn’t like playing his more squishy Skaven team.

    • Thanks!

      At the moment my son is very keen on our hobby, so I just need to work a bit more on my daughter to get her to join in. Good luck getting your children to participate. Even just letting them know that the game is out there is perhaps enough to plant the seeds for the future.

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