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 Mr_Rose wrote:
I’m not sure how you can say look at Necromunda and how they packed five minis onto each sprue when no blood bowl sprue has had less than six?


Necromunda sprues have an excess of bits that Blood Bowl doesn't need that can be replaced by an extra body. It's not really hard to see.


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 Crazyterran wrote:

Sure, they could do 12 dudes for 40 or 24 dudes for 80.


They can do it for the same price as the Necromunda kits.

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 TBD wrote:
 Mr_Rose wrote:
I’m not sure how you can say look at Necromunda and how they packed five minis onto each sprue when no blood bowl sprue has had less than six?


Necromunda sprues have an excess of bits that Blood Bowl doesn't need that can be replaced by an extra body. It's not really hard to see.


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 Crazyterran wrote:

Sure, they could do 12 dudes for 40 or 24 dudes for 80.


They can do it for the same price as the Necromunda kits.


The sprues are the same size and looking at the GW site, already just as packed as the Necromunda ones are.
   
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Rampton, UK

If they replaced two orc lineman and some balls for a blitzer and a black orc that would be better, who needs 6 lineman ?
   
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All it takes is adding some extra distinguishing heads/arms and/or simply making the same arm/leg fit on different bodies in different angles to create different poses to, for example, turn a Lineman into a Blitzer. This would require minimal sprue changes for teams like Dark Elves and Elven Union (who have some interchangeability already) but could be done for the other teams as well if they wanted to.

It is perhaps understandable how the first two teams' sprues were designed in a more limited fashion as they didn't know if the relaunched game would be a success, however the latest sprues look so advanced there really is no excuse to not have multiple build-options on them for certain positions. The FW Orc booster makes it even more obvious these are design CHOICES by GW, not sprue limitations, to get us to buy two boxes instead. What anyone thinks of that is for them to decide but it would be quite naive to not aknowledge it for what it is.



 
   
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I guess at the end of the day, I'm not quite as salty about the human and orc boosters because I'm intending to buy Blitz Bowl, and my fourth Human Catcher and Orc Blitzer will both be in there.

And looking at other rosters, this is probably the last time we'll have this problem? They seem insistent that boosters follow a 2-1-1 pattern. For humans and orcs, this is a problem, since they both have 0-4 of two different positions. But they're the only two teams in the game that have two 0-4 positions. For every other team that needs a booster, they can do it like the Skaven, where they give us 2 of the 0-4 and then an extra of a couple 0-2 positions for variety.

I'm still a little worried about how they'll do the teams with 0-6 positions like Lizardmen, Chaos Dwarf, and especially Ogre, but I guess we'll see.
   
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Possibly they’ll just change the team comp; ogres especially could do with some extra positionals like a Bruiser that is identical to every other ogre except they don’t have stupidity. Or a hunter with giant crossbow ‘secret’ weapon, or maybe Yhetee runners… anything really. Firebelly and Butcher wizard inducements!
Maybe also give the Gnoblars some love too? Perhaps a new special rule that lets them counteract ogre dumbness?
And how about one of those giant cat riders as a Big Guy? No Hands but lots of movement and hits like a Frenzied truck.
Yeah, I think Ogres could do with a major overhaul.

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Everett, WA

I'll definitely be getting one of these. Four unique guys that can replace some of the "clones" I've got in my lineup is a good thing. I only wish they'd do another one. Maybe swapping in a lineman for the thrower.


Reading's for morons who can't understand pictures.

 
   
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Feels like if the booster had been 2 x Blitzer, 2 x Black Orc, a LOT of people would have bought it.
I certainly might have. No chance of buying it like it is.
   
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Praise be to the almighty Games Workshop for giving people on the internet the ability to complain about things they previously lacked the privilege to even buy in the first place only two years ago.
   
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No-one has complained about the lack of bitz ordering yet, this is disappointing. Back in the day, we could call GW (on our land line) and order an Orc BB team, plus an extra two black orcs and an extra blitzer, giving us 4BO, 4BL, 1 Thrower and a few linemen, ie a decent Orc team. We can't do this anymore and I think it's a damn disgrace.
   
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https://www.forgeworld.co.uk/en-NL/Human-All-stars

Surprise!
   
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I really like those two. Very nice.

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Those kind of came out of nowhere didn't they? Look pretty great though, the paintjobs don't do the sculpts justice

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That chainsaw need some paint thinning, or the detail of the sculpt is just bad.
   
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It's just the paintjob again. Same person who overdid (for a polite term) the LotR models has done it again for these. Karla especially has a very crisp face on the bare resin, but the paintjob has killed a lot of that detail again.
   
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Look like a supposedly busted up chainsaw turned into paint clog.
   
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Not fan of the wings on Karla's headgear. Other than that it's great.
   
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Random pondering....could the wings on Karla be a design choice to help her blend into a forthcoming Norse Team?

I'm sure she can play for them as well?

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Says in her description she can play for Human, Halfling, Amazon and Norse.
   
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JWBS wrote:
No-one has complained about the lack of bitz ordering yet, this is disappointing. Back in the day, we could call GW (on our land line) and order an Orc BB team, plus an extra two black orcs and an extra blitzer, giving us 4BO, 4BL, 1 Thrower and a few linemen, ie a decent Orc team. We can't do this anymore and I think it's a damn disgrace.

How do you think that would work with plastic parts on a sprue?

When one or two parts are much more popular (as in your example) they have a pile of partial sprues left?

They'd have to charge you more than the cost of a box (the cost of two sprues plus time to clip and pack) for that.

Just look at the prices bitz sites charge and you'll see the same thing.

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Longtime Dakkanaut






Even when they did let you order individual components, a whole sprue counted as one component. No ordering just one player from the human or orc sprues, or a pair of legs from an RTB01 sprue. It's one of the drawbacks of making most of your models as plastic kits.

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LA

The new star players look alright, I probably won't get them though as I rarely use star players.

The open day is tomorrow, I wouldn't be surprised if the next team gets previewed. (fingers crossed for chorfs).

 
   
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Not a fan of flowing locks Karla. Aside from the obvious ‘y she no haz hat?’ head injury debate, long hair in sports armour is just asking for it to get trapped at an inconvenient moment. Also, I like the sensible pony tail look she has in her character portrait. Otherwise, a really great model let down by another wonky paint job.

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 Scott-S6 wrote:
JWBS wrote:
No-one has complained about the lack of bitz ordering yet, this is disappointing. Back in the day, we could call GW (on our land line) and order an Orc BB team, plus an extra two black orcs and an extra blitzer, giving us 4BO, 4BL, 1 Thrower and a few linemen, ie a decent Orc team. We can't do this anymore and I think it's a damn disgrace.

How do you think that would work with plastic parts on a sprue?

When one or two parts are much more popular (as in your example) they have a pile of partial sprues left?

They'd have to charge you more than the cost of a box (the cost of two sprues plus time to clip and pack) for that.

Just look at the prices bitz sites charge and you'll see the same thing.


I don't think it would work. That was an example of a non-serious post. Bitz orders were good though.
   
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So, the remaining gobbo positional sand the lost troll have been revealed.

Not sure about the ‘Ooligan with his giant clacker thing, but the others are great.

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OT but does anyone know how those bases are done? It looks a little like a sheet of grass cut to size. Is it just static grass allied thickly?
   
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Stockholm, Sweden

They paint the grass.
   
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Hehe nice, as a grass texture paint then?
   
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No, they glue static grass to the bases and then paint the grass. One of the previous publications gave their step by step, but I do not recall which. Honestly it seemed like a wasted effort to me.

 
   
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Myrtle Creek, OR

This might be helpful (not as thick a layer of grass but the general concept):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzVdGSeKbGw
   
 
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