Friday, November 18, 2011

Blitz Action, or, 'How I let Nostalgia Drain My Wallet, Blood Bowl Style.

Yeah, I'm addicted to minis. No surprise there.  I didn't even start playing Blood Bowl until 3rd edition came out, but I did start in on Warhammer in... 89? So the old sculpts strike that 'golden era' chord in me, so when I saw several complete 2nd edition Blood Bowl teams on Ebay I just had to.  I didn't worry about buyers remorse because at least 9 months ago I was 'watching' an Ebay auction for a 2nd edition Orc team, and forgot at the last minute and missed out.  And every couple weeks since I remember that and look for them.  Sure, some of the sculpts are repetitive, and are not as dynamic as what I could make from kit bashing, but they do have charm.

So, no regrets: I bought.  I picked up an Orc team, Elf team and Skaven team! Plus a couple goblins and a Troll (O.K. and some extra orcs on the way from UK since the Orc team doesn't have as many blitzers and black orcs as I'd want).  Earlier this year I painted a 2nd ed. Skaven team for a client and really fell in love with those sculpts.  Not as dynamic as some others out there- I'm painting the Impact Ratman team next month and looking forward to those a lot- the latest 3 additions to it are really nice.. but nothing wrong with having both types of teams! I did say I'm addicted to minis right?

So here is what I got:
When will I find time to paint these? Only the gods know, but I'm looking forward to it.

When I first got into miniatures, a friend of mine, the one who inspired me to start painting, had an amazing orc army, so this orc style brings back great memories. The skaven I like better than the 3rd edition, and the elves will be fun: I like the Pro-Elf roster, so that's what I'll be aiming for with these.

These 2nd edition teams came from 1988.  Yes a real flashback.
So enjoy the music below, one of the songs on near constant play for me at that time.


The Angry Lurker said...

Great classic miniatures of which I had a few but the song is on my ipod under favourites....bloody quality tune.

Anonymous said...

Wow, that's a lot of work to go through, I don't think I'll ever have the dedication to paint them all.

Mikkel Nyboe said...

Those are great minis - A good find! Makes me wanna buy some more myself.
Looking forward to see them painted! :)

Michael Awdry said...

Ah 1988, what a year! Finally allowed to legally purchase alcohol in a pub! Good luck with the painting, can't wait to see what you make of them.

Paul of the Man Cave said...

Great pickups - that's the Skanevn team I bought brand new in 1988 and I still love playing them. Try as I might with bash teams, maybe I'm an Ag coach at heart!

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