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quarta-feira, 31 de outubro de 2012

And the voting for the best DeathRoller starts...


For the next 7 days you will be able to vote on your favorite Deathroller so,dont be shy about it...

Tell your friends and family...the prize is awesome  ;)

Ill be posting a compilation of the Deathrollers so its easier for you to check them,and then,you can use the "thingie" on the left to vote...pretty simple  :)

So,here we go:

See you in 7

terça-feira, 30 de outubro de 2012

Deathroller #9

There you have this awesome Deathroller from Juan that you may know from here:

- -Please check it out if you dont know it yet  :)

Heres some words from Juan himself:

"For this death roller I started with a resin barrel, a coffin cover and some 40K orki staff. I added some putty and more and more bits from 40k orks and Lizards banner from fantasy. Finally a piece of a plane on the top, a tractor exhausts pipe and the top of a dwarf.
The painting is not my best skill but I wanted to give a racing look with red and green.

With this piece of dwarf engineer you can smash and run at the same time, is the Gang Nam Style! Yeah sexy lady."
And now,here you have the "Mighty Fire- Gang Roller"
Heres the "Before and After" pics:

And heres some more bonus pics:

And to end this post...heres a little bonus...i hope you enjoy it  :P
Click HERE
I hope you liked the fact that theres spanish subtitles in that video  ;)

quarta-feira, 24 de outubro de 2012

Deathbowl X - result = 5th/24 (without a win!)

Check out my preamble to Deathbowl X here.  I did make a last minute change to my roster, dropping Strong Arm on the troll and Catch/Sprint on the goblin to give the goblin Pro and +MV.  Thinking back upon it now I wish I hadn't of changed my roster as I was always failing the catch or the throw. Hindsight is 20/20 but I didn't even think of probabilities in terms of actual opportunities (ie. I wanted Pro to reroll the landing, however it would have been better to make the catch roll easier with a full Catch skill reroll rather than Pro, and Strong Arm would have meant a 2+ throw instead of 3+ - which would have given me more chances to attempt to land and I should have just worked on saving my rerolls for that instead.  Ah well - maybe this means I take the original roster next year!

Game 1: 1-1 tie 3-1 CAS

My direct opponent was Matt, playing High Elves. To my left was Manuel also playing Orcs and to my right was Leathan playing Wood Elves.
Started on table one, which at this point seemed a blessing but by the end of day one was a curse.  It's impossible to sit down at this table due to it's height so I spent all day standing!  In this match I quickly decided it was best to focus on Leathans wood elf linemen so I could get them down and get some casualties.  I got 2 pretty quickly but then had to wait a long time for my third.  Leathan has won Deathbowl the past 2 years running so I wanted to make sure he didn't get a good start.  Debatable whether that helped him get to 2nd by not playing at top table or not, but in any case, right near the end of the game I made sure to help Manuel by blitzing one of Matt's players off his black orc so he could score the tying TD vs. Leathan.

I ended up with 5 points from this match.  1 for tie, 2 for having most CAS on the table, 1 for having 3+ CAS and 1 for sharing most TDs.

Game 2: 0-2 loss 3-2 CAS

My direct opponent was Mark H playing Humans. To my left was Peter playing Dark Elves and to my right was Colin K playing Skaven.
I wasn't too surprised to still be on table one, since I got lots of bonus points.  Mark's team was well composed with a ST5 blitzer with juggernaught as well as a MV10 catcher.  He and Colin made a good team, nullifying myself and Pete throughout most of the match.  I was very unfortunate to end a great turn one (first blitz = CAS vs. Colin) by eating my goblin.  Mark was very fortunate to have the ball bounce right next to his thrower (from the crowd/wall twice) after Pete failed a Leap to score vs. Colin and was able to run in his first TD without any blocking required!  Both he (again!) and Colin managed to score throughout the second half, so in the dying parts of the game, in order to screw Colin out of 2 points for the win, I threw the ball in front of Pete's blitzer, giving him a walk in TD and resetting the board. At this point Colin had 2 turns and I was willing to throw a ball to him, to then return those points but screw Mark out of the bonus points for most TDs on the pitch, but not surprisingly Colin didn't trust me and tried to get the ball himself, failing the pickup.

I ended up with 3 points from this match, 2 for most CAS and 1 for having 3+ CAS

Game 3: 1-2 loss 4-2 CAS

My direct opponent was Rod playing Skaven. To my left was Mark H with his Humans and to my right was Alex G also playing Orcs.
OK, NOW I am surprised to still be on table one.  CAS is apparently the way to go for bonus points so I am likely going to alter my plan away from the Slaan next year.  In this game Rod was really unfortunate not to score a couple times, with his gutter runner either dropping an accurate pass or failing the last GFI to score.  I also lucked out that in the later stages of the first half, nobody realized how close my goblin was to Rod's endzone so with a simple hand off, I ran the ball in and scored without even so much as a dodge or GFI required.  At this point I thought I had a good chance of progressing to play on top table again on day two, however in the second half, trying to throw a goblin twice ended up giving Rod easy TDs and he took the game 2-1.  I had maybe 5 TTM attempts this game and only once did I even get to roll to land the goblin which failed.  4 unsuccessful catches.

I ended up with 3 points from this match, 2 for most CAS and 1 for having 3+ CAS

Game 4: 1-4 loss 4-2 CAS

My direct opponent was Leathan with his Wood Elves.  To my left was Matt with his High Elves and to my right was Peter with his Dark Elves.
Again in this match I wanted to make sure Leathan didn't do well as there was definite possibility of him winning the tournament for the third time if the top table drew a bunch or he got a bunch of bonus points.  As it was I think that first tie in the first match just kept him out of 1st place (whew). Which was good because during the match, Matt took offence to me blitzing his catchers who he setup behind my LoS and CAS'd then fouled 2 black orcs out of the game.  He also went for it early but unfortunately his blitzer who knocked the ball loose caught the bouncing ball, which gave the impetus to Leathan with a big gap Matt had created, and it was quickly 1-0 Leathan.  Pete early on tried to return the favour by throwing a ball right in front of my blitzer to screw Leathan but luck or perhaps karma meant my blitzer bobbled the pick up and saved Leathan from a TD.  Later on, Pete did help me get a TD but it was too little too late since Leathan had a 2nd already and Matt kept fouling me to death, causing a casualty against my troll and removing my OTT TTM option.  Right near the end of the game I got my 3rd CAS (+ a bonus 4th).

I ended up with 3 points from this match, 2 for most CAS and 1 for having 3+ CAS

So I ended up with 14 points which tied me for 4th place and put me in 5th on tiebreakers, without even winning a game and with only 1 tie!!  WOW, so that's taught me something.  Colin K ended up in 3rd behind Leathan so mission accomplished to keep the Keilars off top spot.  If Stephane had managed to tie Colin late in game 4 on top table (Rod stopped him by scoring first) I think there was a chance I could have squeaked into 3rd place, however thinking back now I am pretty sure that then Stephane would have gotten 3rd.  Still I was very close to the podium without a win which was quite the feat.

I ended up winning Most CAS with 14, and due to finishing 16th last year (was 6th in 2010 - but last year everyone was ready for my Slaan) and 5th this year I also won Rising Star.  All in all a great fun and successful tournament for me.

dual posted on GWpertinent

terça-feira, 23 de outubro de 2012

DR contest... one last week!

As you know our Deathroller contest deadline ended past Sunday (21st).

However due to the request of our main (well... only) sponsor we decided to postpone the deadline to the end of the month!

Yes, that's the Wednesday 31st of October (2012... just to make sure we're on the same page)!

So either if you're almost finishing your Deathroller, or if you did finish it but would like to retouch the paint job, or even if you haven't begun building it but believe you can get it finished and delivered up to the last minute of 31st of October, by all means GO FOR IT!!!

We'll be glad to include new DR's, or update the pics of the ones that already got in!
Have fun!

segunda-feira, 22 de outubro de 2012

Deathroller 3# photo update!

Here you have the Randroid's Deathroller (our 3rd entry - check here), fully painted and fluffed!

"Crewed by Honcho Sleckbick the Groincrusher is the ultimate in Gnoblar reveng-eineering. Crafted from the bronze remains of a Dwarf Deathroller crew, this steam and rune imbued device has gifted Sleckbick with incredible luck, allowing only half of his crew mates to die each time it takes to the field. Sleckbick and his crew return to salvage wreckage from each race in an attempt to build and even bigger (and thus tougher and stronger) shiny metal crushing device. Some say Sleckbick's uncanny luck is the result of a magical talisman he took from a dead Dwarf Engineer, though it has been rumored that he actually recovered the talisman from a latrine. Reeking of blood, skunk ale, and filth both Honcho Sleckbick and his Groincrusher are truly a savage sight to behold!"

And don't forget to check more pics and a few tips on the bits he used to make it in his blog: Drinkin' and Modelin' !
Sounds good o me!

Congrats on a very cool job!

sexta-feira, 19 de outubro de 2012

Deathroller #8

And now we have a Deathroller with Viking inspiration!

Here's how our fellow TFF'er Barnacle111 tell us about his creation:

This is the 'Babbotsford Brewers' deathroller. 
They started life as a brewers producing fine ales secondary only to bugman's brewers. But after a bet with a skaven warpstone gin distillery, they tried their hand at bloodbowl. 
That was ten years ago, and they haven't looked back. 
Needless to say they are never without several beer wenches!

Deathroller WIP

Babbotsford Brewers Deathroller roaming in the snow!

Quite fitting that such unpredictable vehicle has a death-wishing Troll Slayer driving it, and with a cool tattoo too!

That's an impressive death machine you've build Tom, congrats and thank you for contributing!!

quinta-feira, 18 de outubro de 2012

Deathbowl X - year of original six

So I am pretty pumped about this weekends trip to Ottawa for a special edition of the Deathbowl tournament. First off, Deathbowl is awesome fun, 4 teams/2 balls/1 pitch - you know it's madness.  Second, being year 10, instead of it being "year of" a single race, it is year of the original six.  So if you bring any team of; dark elves, dwarves, high elves, humans, orcs, or skaven you will get a boost.  You can check out more about this particular tournament at the NAF forum thread.

I was originally thinking of bringing my new dwarf team, however 1 significant rule change this year is max 3 upgrades per player.  There used to be no limits and super players were definitely in vogue.  Without a super dwarf runner or blitzer I don't like the thought of playing the dwarves.  I also want to be careful which tournaments I take them too now that they are Warpstone Cup 2012 champions!

I don't find the build very suited to my dark elves either.  They are too expensive, even with 1250TV I didn't like any roster I came up with.  That only leaves 1 of the original six that I have teams for left which are the orcs (I've been told even on top of the roster bonus, it will be very worth playing an original six team).  So I've been throwing together some orc rosters, an all rounder, one built for getting casualties, and one with a souped up troll and 3 souped up goblins for TTM attempts.

In each case I am taking the free reroll original six bonus (it's worth 60k vs. the other bonuses of 50k so it seems a no brainer)

All Rounder
4x Black Orc w block/guard
2x Blitzer w tackle
2x Blitzer w +MV/dodge/sure feet
2x Lineorc
Thrower w +AG/Leader

Most CAS
4x Black Orc w block/mighty blow
4x Blitzer w mighty blow
Lineorc w guard
Lineorc w dirty player
Thrower w +AG/Block/Dodge
1 Reroll

Troll w pro/strong arm/break tackle
3x Goblin w +AG/+MV/sure feet
Blitzer w dodge
Thower w leader
6x Lineorc
3x Reroll

All of these were interesting, so I've been debating the pros/cons of each.  The All Rounder is pretty solid, the Most CAS would be a lot of fun, the OTT TTM list would be silly fun, but since it's a one trick pony I'd think that most opponents would be able to setup in such a way as to prevent the OTT with lots of tackle zones. I am pretty confident that a skaven team is going to come out on top this year.  They are nearly the perfect team for Deathbowl with their high movement and getting an extra free reroll is perfect for them.  Gutter Runners are scary good in this format.

So I've been seriously considering just going for Most CAS.  It is DEATHbowl after all and with all the extra players on the pitch, I could really just attempt to injure a ton of players every turn.  It does mean I probably won't win many matches, so yesterday I came up with a new roster which combines the Most CAS and OTT TTM in such a way that I think I can still take a run at the Most Casualties trophy and with a bit of luck pull out some ties/wins.

Troll w pro/strong arm/break tackle
Goblin w catch/sprint/sure feet
1x Black Orc w block/guard
3x Black Orc w block/mighty blow
1x Blitzer w guard
3x Blitzer w mighty blow
Thrower w leader

Still 7 pieces with mighty blow, plus a troll/goblin/thrower combo with;
pickup reroll, hand-off reroll, 1 of really stupid/always hungry/no fumble PRO reroll, GFI reroll

I am pretty sold on this list.  Just enough silly to not be bored playing 4 Deathbowl games for CAS only, I am just debating where to put the guard skill.  I think mixing 1 Black Orc and 1 Blitzer is the right combo, but am open to comments.

dual posted on GWpertinent

terça-feira, 16 de outubro de 2012

Deathroller #7

Here's Dokumitsukai entry!

Thanks for joining the fun, and congrats for a very cool looking model!
Love those yellows!

Here's a WIP picture:

 And here's the finished job!

Here's the fluff card of "Yellow Submarine"

PS: And thanks for helping out in the 'making of' the fluff card for my very own "Black Death"!
We'll meet again in the next Deathroller Race 2000! ;)

Deathroller #6

This one is my doing... Zvarr Black Death!!!

I really couldn't miss the opportunity to have a go at this competition by so many reasons that I'll only mention two:
1- I love scratch build stuff! I love the sketching, the planing, the bitz hunt, and finally put it all together. Sometimes even more than using them - this of course does not apply to BB stuff, but there are other games out there too! Or so I hear...
2- Deathroller Race 2000 is a very cool game and I didn't had enough DR's to promote (illegal) races in my neighbourhood! And then there's Neil - the mind behind DRR2000 - , which also is a very cool guy and more than deserved this token of commitment and respect!

Deathroller WIP process:
I've decided I wanted to try to build a DR without too much bitz, just to prove my point that a bit of imagination can do wonders (as in "cut the excuses and just build your DR" kind of thing), and while the result is no 'wonder' at all, it can be easily identified as a Deathroller - or so I hope, and so I have achieved at least 50% of my objective. No that bad.
I used a piece of a wood branch, leftover plastic from sprues (exhaust pipes), bottle tops (from wheels), cardboard for the engine, and a leftover torso from a dwarf std. bearer, and a drum from a chaos sprue (helmet). 
Some glue and green stuff later I had the beast ready for priming.
And since the top had seemed like a Chaos Dwarf thing I went for it, and painted it like some sort of dragster, with flames and all.
Hope you like it!

The WIP pics

The painted goodies

And here's a bit of fluff for "Black Death"...

segunda-feira, 15 de outubro de 2012

Deathroller #5

And now we have a tank!

According to his author Velvet Mark, this was made using a GW Imperial Guard autocannon, some 1/48 Soviet T-72 and cocktail stick.
And lots of imagination, we might add!

 And here's the painted version!

A fantastic conversion and for a very cool paint job to go with it!
Thanks for participating!

Deathroller #4

Here we go...
Remember the Deathroller Racing at Gobstyx report writen by Pete Delafield?
Well, here's one of those cool Deathrollers that showed up in the pic in the end of the report!

Skaven version of a Deathroller, by Philip Mark Croft.
Thanks, and congrats for a very cool model!

sexta-feira, 12 de outubro de 2012

even MOOOAAAR Deffrolla!!!

I am very upset that I don't have the time to devote to this awesome competition, but I am very busy with my own project for an upcoming blood bowl tournament.  I hope to bring you a huge post with tons of pics once this is done.

Still, I can't help pointing you towards Randroids excellent gnoblar deathroller.  Here are a couple pics to whet your appetite, but check out the link for more details and more pix!