A while ago I came across this thread on Warseer where a guy was doing Dungeon Bowl teams based on the example teams on the box bottom of the old expansion for 2nd edition Blood Bowl. I have fond memories of Dungeon Bowl, that and Blood Bowl were the games that really pulled me into the miniatures gaming hobby (and kept me around, too). I also miss my old collection of 2nd edition Blood Bowl models, so I decided to re-collect them and create several (hopefully all) Dungeon Bowl teams to be used for pick-up-and-play games.
I’m pretty much done collecting the miniatures; now I have to paint, paint and paint. I also need to do some conversions (I’m using 80s mummies and ghouls for the Black Widows team) and ofcourse do the dungeon floor pieces (using Dave King’s free Bederken Dungeon Tiles). The first team I’ve started painting are the Doom Forgers.
I’m staying fairly true to the original lineup with the following roster, for the full team of 16 players:
4 Dwarf Blockers
2 Dwarf Runners
2 Dwarf Blitzers
2 Dwarf Troll Slayers
2 Norse Werewolves
Here are the first five guys from the team painted up. I’m doing numbers and postional colours when I have the full team painted up. From left to right we have a halfling, a dwarf blocker, a troll slayer (which is actually a Marauder slayer with the weapons removed and a simple knuckle duster sculpted on), another dwarf blocker and finally a werewolf represented by the old Willhelm Chaney star player model.
I entered these in the second round of LPL6 at LAF. I didn’t win, but managed to score a draw. I think my entry would’ve done better if it hadn’t been for the clash between models, bases and environment. The models are clearly Blood Bowl miniatures, but they are mixed in an unconventional way. Furthermore, they have bland bases with no grass on them. Blood Bowl miniatures usually have grassy bases but since these are for Dungeon Bowl I figured grass bases would look out of place. However, I don’t have a dungeon environment to photograph the models in so the bases clash with the surface they’re on. Finally, I’ve just used my regular wargaming terrain which doesn’t really fit with the models. Oh well, I’m entering these in a future round again – together with the other six models making up the starting 11. I’ll try to do something more dungeon like for that. I’ve got the old 2nd edition styrofoam playing field, a quick paintjob on that could work.