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reds8n wrote:



One gathers they -- understandably -- get the odd rule a bit wrong here and there.


and some pics from around the web :



Ghaz wrote:Size comparison of the new board to the old board from War of Sigmar.






jullevi wrote:
BloodBowl website is now live!

http://www.bloodbowl.com/

Including lovely unboxing video.
















Ghaz wrote:The Blood Bowl team at the Amsterdam Open Day:



ImAGeek wrote:





From BattleBunnies http://battlebunnies.blogspot.co.uk/2016/10/blood-bowl-pics.html

Apparently Skaven and Dwarves are next in plastic, and the other teams will be resin.









https://www.facebook.com/Blood-Bowl-219720111727104/?pnref=story


'They're here...'

"Hey sports fans — Jim and Bob here, Blood Bowl’s official commentators. We hope you're as excited as we are about the return of the world’s greatest game."
“Is this for real, Jim? I mean, it is April 1st an' all. Can we really trust anything we see today?”



zedmeister wrote:Another day, another post from Games Workshop, well Forgeworld, building hype. Love the squig ball



reds8n wrote:via FB


Good afternoon, Sports Fans! We're proud to show off some of the trophies being awarded at Warhammer World's upcoming Blood Bowl, The Bugman's XXXXXX League Cup on 21st-22nd May. Being as how the event is sponsored by Bugman's Bar, these are no ordinary trophies but rather one-of-a-kind, exclusive, engraved Bugman's hip flasks! Perfect for any Blood Bowl player travelling to an away match. There's still a few tickets left, so if you fancy your luck at winning one of these, go here to find out more details: http://warhammerworld.games-workshop.com/the-bugmans-xxxxx…/


.. Glad to see the Gouged Eyes legendary Captain is mentioned !

https://www.facebook.com/GWWarhammerWorld/posts/1197418010277677


reds8n wrote: anyone going......?



reds8n wrote:

“Well will you look at that, Bob. These tireless individuals, selflessly giving up their own free time to test the new season guidelines for this great game.”

“That guy at the front isn’t playing against anyone, Jim.”

“No, Bob, I think his opponent might have used one of those invisibility potions, developed by some of the less reputable Necromancer coaches. We’re pretty sure they are going to rule against that after playtesting though…”




https://www.facebook.com/Blood-Bowl-219720111727104/

another 2700 or so page likes and we get to see another mini......


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Warhams-77 wrote:Rictus from recalcitrantdaze.blogspot.com has posted one hell of a Warhammer Fest report (well four)... so so many photos (Quoted under the spoilers below, there are more in his articles)

Thanks, Rictus!

Source: http://recalcitrantdaze.blogspot.com

Warhammer Fest 2016 - Part One - Blood Bowl.

I will do a few posts covering today's event, starting with Blood Bowl...

Had a number of conversations with the team, especially Andy Hoare who put up with me going back about four times (though one conversation was mainly to do with Adeptus Titanicus). Thankfully he is a man with a lot of patience.

First up what I can remember:

The release is hoped to be end of the year.

Box set contains the first two teams, Orcs and Human in plastic.
The pitch is double sided with a Human pitch on one side and an Orc pitch on the other.
The rules have not been changed, they are the rules which has been around for a while now.

In total there will be six teams in plastic (Human, Orc, Skaven, Elf, Nurgle and Dwarf). Other teams will follow in resin. There is also likely to be resin conversion sets.

There will be more pitches which will also be double sided (Dwarf/Skaven & Elf/Nurgle) with more possible later including tournament specific ones.

They are looking at neoprene pitches but as yet they don't know, it comes down to cost and if they can get them in large enough quantities and other factors but it is something they would like to have.

Several expansions are mapped out including the first one covering seven more teams and league rules.

If all goes well Dungeon Bowl will also see the light of the day.

http://recalcitrantdaze.blogspot.de/2016/05/warhammer-fest-2016-part-one-blood-bowl.html

Spoiler:



























Mark Bedford (another guy with lots of patience) has done the concept work for the teams and had his sketch book on hand.

Also on show were 3D renders for the Dwarf team, done by Dave Thomas (players) and Chris Drew (Death Roller).


Spoiler:




























reds8n wrote:via FB :



Good afternoon, sports fans; it's big announcement time! This weekend sees the return of Blood Bowl to Warhammer World in the form of the Bugman's XXXXXX League Cup event. To celebrate, the kind folks over in the Specialist Games Studio have put together this pack of Classic Star Players, which will be available from Warhammer World on Saturday. Full rules for using these metal figures in your games are included. If you want a set, make sure you're there! It's not too late to buy a ticket to the event- find out more about it and buy yours by clicking here: http://warhammerworld.games-workshop.com/the-bugmans-xxxxx…/


cannot deny a wee wave of nostalgia swept over me at the sight of these models


reds8n wrote:

"Hey sports fans,
Those of you lucky enough to join us at Warhammer Fest last weekend got an early sneak peek at the upcoming Blood Bowl season."

"Yes indeed, Bob, but now the rest of the boys and girls at home can see too. Take a look:"

"Oh, and if you’re around Warhammer World this weekend (which we assume is some sort of huge stadium) then come along and check out the Blood Bowl Bugman’s XXXXXX League Cup."

"A few of the team behind the new season will be there too, so you can chat with them about it."

"Sounds like a fun day, Jim."

"Most certainly."
– Jim & Bob





zedmeister wrote:Another day, another post from Games Workshop, well Forgeworld, building hype. Love the squig ball


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Check it out sports fans,
The first painted model for the new Blood Bowl.

“Well this is great to see, Jim: our first look at the new season kit for The Gouged Eye Orcs.”

“That’s right Bob, this boy is looking pretty ferocious, and that red is going to really compliment the spilled blood of their opponents, I can't wait to see the full team.”

“Great point Jim, and I wonder who will be next to show off their new kit? And I wonder if it's true what they say...?"

"What's that, Bob?"

"...that red ones go faster!"

- Jim & Bob


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GIven that it's now after midday in the UK, and that post was timed at 12.55pm, I guess this isn't an April Fools. I wonder if we really are going to see BB sooner than expected then?

   
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 kitch102 wrote:
GIven that it's now after midday in the UK, and that post was timed at 12.55pm, I guess this isn't an April Fools. I wonder if we really are going to see BB sooner than expected then?

Given that Lost Patrol is being shown off several months in advance, I think this might be them getting exposure for a Specialist Games launch.
   
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Next thing you know, GW is going to post on their Facebook page that they're updating Sisters. Like that will ever happen! *ducks*


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That! Miniature!

   
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Sad Panda said January 2017

This site is official and not April Fools

The craziness of it all is tongue in cheek

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I have to say - this new GW advertising, way ahead of release, is refreshing. I now know I need to keep a massive pile of cash aside for this in addition to my usual hobby spend.

Bravo GW. Colour me extremely excited. Keep up a slow trickle of teasers and titbits and you'll keep my excitement up till release!

Right, time to work out budgets...
   
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In one of the pics of The Lost Patrol there was a new bloodbowl box in the background. Plus there were pics of the minis or at least the renders a while back. The Orc looks to have a neck.......I thought they didn't have those

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Well, fish or not fish, that miniature looks very cool.

And then I wonder what GW would be able to do with a new Amazon team nowadays...in full plastic.

Cuteness for the Cute Goddess! 
   
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I hope they will bring many teams in plastic before switching to FW resin for the rest.
   
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Man... Bloodbowl officially coming back has me so hyped. I mean, in terms of pure, condensed, competitive miniature sports-gaming, Guild-Ball is just kind of incredible, but Bloodbowl was never about competitive as much as fun.

Hell, I played Dwarves and Ogres... I was literally on both ends of the playability spectrum... but I am all for supporting a relaunch.

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Bringing back their old games and community outreach? And we're sure this isn't April Fool's?


"Hey sports fans — Jim and Bob here, Blood Bowl’s official commentators. We hope you're as excited as we are about the return of the world’s greatest game."

“Is this for real, Jim? I mean, it is April 1st an' all. Can we really trust anything we see today?”

“You better believe it’s real, Bob, and we've got some amazing stuff on the way for the boys and girls watching at home. We'll be reporting on all the news that matters, as we count down to the big kick-off for the new season.”

Stay posted.
- Jim & Bob

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HYPE.

HYPE.

THERE IS NO LOSING WITH THIS ONE. Even if the new rules suck arse, I can still play the old ones, and I have more than enough 40k bits to customize my minis to the old rules.
   
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the_scotsman wrote:
HYPE.

HYPE.

THERE IS NO LOSING WITH THIS ONE. Even if the new rules suck arse, I can still play the old ones, and I have more than enough 40k bits to customize my minis to the old rules.


Sure, just as long as they either work with or ignore the NAF - you know, the guys who've kept Blood Bowl alive while GW ignored it, and whose World Cup had 900 players attend in 2015.

   
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the_scotsman wrote:
HYPE.

HYPE.

THERE IS NO LOSING WITH THIS ONE. Even if the new rules suck arse, I can still play the old ones, and I have more than enough 40k bits to customize my minis to the old rules.


Sure, just as long as they either work with or ignore the NAF - you know, the guys who've kept Blood Bowl alive while GW ignored it, and whose World Cup had 900 players attend in 2015.


This is my main concern. Of all GW's unsupported games BB is definitely the most beloved by wargamers, and still has a massive network of leagues and players. 900 players for the World Cup is absolutely nuts, and it's a testament to how well the game is designed and how well it has stood up to the test of time.

There's a massive amount of absolutely awesome third-party teams out there (check out Greebo.it), so where exactly are GW needed in all of this?

My main hope at least is that they don't f*** up the rules. I know a lot of people who would be very upset at the prospect of that and the resulting split in the player base that would occur.

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New posting that I missed the other day - if they reach 10,000 likes, they'll reveal this silhouette

   
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I might have to break out my Dwarves.

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Early reveals!? It's like GW is a completely different company these days!
   
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Anyone like to make some predictions for the new set and rules?
- No limits on players per side, play with what you've got.
- New Sigmarites and Chaos teams, starter set (inc. 3 page rule pamphlet) $150. Pitch available separately.
- All one block dice attacks (you can role the dice in a special Sigmarite themed dice rolling cup, available separately)
- New mega-size players that fill 4x4 squares, priced $80. Can only be knocked down by mega-size player on other team.
- Faction specific special rules; Bearded dwarf players get to re-roll blocks, double bonus for dwarf giant slayer teams who are bearded and naked. Undead players get a free resurrection roll if they have dragged the corpse of a deceased family pet to the game .

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I'm excited about this for two reasons. First, Bloodbowl always seemed cool but I missed it the first time around. Second, GW seems to finally be pulling their heads out of their butts on this.

I'm hoping for a lizardman team.
   
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There are two things I'd really like to see out of this.

One, a swift death to the idiotic idea that power tiers are a good thing. Every team should be equally good, but should achieve that power level in different ways. If you want to make a team that sucks, you should either not spend all of your gold or make a deliberate decision to play against type. It should not be assumed that the reason you are playing Ogres is because you want to lose 2/3rds of all your games.

Two, bundle everything except the teams into a single product that can be bought on its own. Not everyone wants to play Orcs or Empire, so giving people the ability to buy the pitch, dice, rulebook, etc and two team boxes they actually want is better than making these two teams your de facto mandatory first teams.

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lonestarr777 wrote:
How does it feel not to have any joy left in hat cold black heart Pacific?

I'm excited about this for two reasons. First, Bloodbowl always seemed cool but I missed it the first time around. Second, GW seems to finally be pulling their heads out of their butts on this.

I'm hoping for a lizardman team.


They've had a lizard man team, special players and everything, models too.

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lonestarr777 wrote:
How does it feel not to have any joy left in hat cold black heart Pacific?

I'm excited about this for two reasons. First, Bloodbowl always seemed cool but I missed it the first time around. Second, GW seems to finally be pulling their heads out of their butts on this.

I'm hoping for a lizardman team.


It was available on PDF from GW directly until a year or two ago and loads of other manufacturers produce teams. Why didn't you use that?
   
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Haha, 2 of the 3 rules for being part of the page are pertaining to pretending other companies haven't been out-Blood-Bowling GW for a while now. I understand that stance but it's amusing to me that they're so up front about it.

   
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lonestarr777 wrote:
How does it feel not to have any joy left in hat cold black heart Pacific?

I'm excited about this for two reasons. First, Bloodbowl always seemed cool but I missed it the first time around. Second, GW seems to finally be pulling their heads out of their butts on this.

I'm hoping for a lizardman team.



The lizzies are included in the team pack for the event at Warhammer World

http://warhammerworld.games-workshop.com/the-bugmans-xxxxxx-league-cup/

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lonestarr777 wrote:
How does it feel not to have any joy left in hat cold black heart Pacific?

I'm excited about this for two reasons. First, Bloodbowl always seemed cool but I missed it the first time around. Second, GW seems to finally be pulling their heads out of their butts on this.

I'm hoping for a lizardman team.


Sorry but I think mine is a legitimate concern. The player community for BB is massive internationally. I love the game, I have friends who love the game and travel abroad to play in tournaments. And finding the rules, team rosters and miniatures online is about as difficult as finding pictures of Kim Kardashian's butt, I'm afraid that's not an argument for relaunching the game.

Couple this with GW giving not one gak about existing player communities (WHFB) and their ineptitude concerning the rule mechanics of current games (AoS and the state of 40k) and you can see why I have concerns.

GW might see it as a quick cash injection, one and done release, but they have the potential here to destroy player communities. Their track record does not fill you with encouragement.

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It won't invalidate the old rules. If the new rules suck, people will just go back to playing the old game, maybe using some of the new minis. Given that GW are already running blood bowl events, I doubt the rules will change very much.
P.s. New set pretty much guaranteed to be humans vs orcs, with dwarfs the first add on race.
   
 
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