Blood Bowl: Dwarf Team Minis Unveiled

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GW just pulled the covers off the Dwarf Team and they look awesome!

images via GW and the Blood Bowl homepage:

Dwarf Team

  • Initial team: plastic minis.
  • Team is out in February 2017.
  • Team mixes gromril-clad Clansmen and fire-haired Maniacs.
  • Star Players will be made by Forge World later.
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  • Jay DeJarnett

    These are some nice look Dwarf models. They’re just not silly and zany enough for me. I thought blood bowl is supposed to be tongue and cheek.

    • Robomummy

      the slayer is literally doing a beard-stand

    • DJ860

      Not even the beards? lol

  • neshta

    Wow this paintjob is amazing! I kept thinking I was looking at digital paintings! Yeaoch, very impressive!

  • TimW

    WANT NOW!!!

  • Golden Yak

    Ah’m a jumping off mah beard!

  • cudgel

    SQUATS!
    Someone get those dwarves some bolters !

  • SquadPainter

    Uh. I really don’t like them very much. It’s possible that the TRON paint job is detracting from the sculpts… but maybe not. Oh well.

    Thank goodness there’s the Scibor Dwarf Football team instead.

    http://miniset.net/files/set/smm-28ff0014-1.jpg

    Let’s hear it for the pig ambulance!

    • DeadlyYellow

      I think I prefer dwarves with more prominent beards (check out Black Scorpions’s offering,) otherwise you’re just playing fat gnomes.

      All in for that pig though.

      • SquadPainter

        Black Scorpion has amazing models. I like their Dwarves as well. The steam aspect and the beer-guts won me over to the Scibor team, however.

      • SquadPainter

        The pig is amazing!

    • Badgerboy1977

      Much prefer the GW ones myself though you’re possibly right about the colour of the armour detracting from them a little.

      • SquadPainter

        The GWs do have a certain unique look to them. I just don’t fancy it. I like the runes on the Scibor team more.

        As for the colors… they remind me of Mantic’s DreadBall palette: a lot of secondary and tertiary colors. Yuck. Come to think of it, most of Mantic’s color choices rub me the wrong way.

    • Aezeal

      Pig is OK, rest is ugly as hell

    • SupPupPup

      Got the pig. He’s great (though his face details are a bit rushed)

      The other dwarfs range from fantastic to meh.

      SCIBOR puts out some much better sculpts you could convert up, if you want more realistic BB players.

    • dave long island

      “Tron paint job”…. LOL.. 🙂

    • Emprah

      I think GW’s dwarves are better, but that pig with the beerkeg is a keeper.

      • SquadPainter

        That’s cool. Each line has a distinct and separate aesthetic. I love the runes and detail on the Scibor models.

        It is funny how everyone loves the pig (which you can get separately from the team). It looks even better in person.

  • generic eric

    I like the orange haired guys. Maybe I can get those individually.

  • Jared Swenson

    Definitely going to mod these to be Hammerers for AoS.

    • SupPupPup

      Yeah I was thinking the same, maybe with drill fists or something.

      With the death roller as a steamtank/gyrobomber.

      • Jared Swenson

        That’s a cool idea. I was thinking of mounting pressure controlled piston/hammers on the backs of their wrists, with tubes leading from the weapons to some device on their backs. Or give them shortened hammers so they are all dual wielding hammers. Or a combo of both. I tend to move more toward the steampunk route if anything.

  • Randy Randalman

    Very good stuff with Blood Bowl. Great comeback!

  • Hawt Dawg

    The Changer of Ways got a solid grip on these dorfs…

  • SupPupPup
    • orionburn

      Guessing that will be one of the FW models and probably why they didn’t include it.

    • Jason Anderson

      this Colour scheme also looks significantly better

  • SonoftheMountain

    is it me or is the second guy down look like he’s dabbing?

    • OldHat

      RUINED IT. Dammit.

  • Roughneck

    They were unvieled at the New Years open day. Not just now, wow inaccurate again

    • OldHat

      Dude, its BoLS, not CNN. They aren’t sweating journalistic integrity or accuracy. Just be happy there is a place giving you gaming news. Sheesh.

      • Roughneck

        Really gaming news? You cant be serious, if your gonna report something make sure its accurate. You contradict yourself there for it to be “NEWS” it has to be Accurate not baiting
        Why do you think GW dont like here? Ask any Employee and you can see the distaste.

        • OldHat

          I don’t care what GW employees think of BoLS. It is a place where all the crap strewn out across the internet is reported on. Not well or timely, but collected. If you don’t like it, no one is forcing you to come here, but don’t start criticizing their journalistic integrity. This is a gaming site that covers gaming stuff, not a news site that covers hard news. Jeez.

          • Roughneck

            Again for something to be news, it has to be accurate…..
            1, Why do you think when newspapers get things wrong they print retractions.
            2, Why do you think GW made a Community page?
            It’s not even collected as its a reprint of an article they did after the open day, as they said exactly the same thing then, New Dwarf Team revealed.
            Sorry for not wanting to be Trolled by Bols into clicking on an intentionally misleading article. That is my point, I don’t mind mistakes but take exemption to being intentionally mislead by an website.
            If you don’t like what I say that’s fine but don’t moan at someone for pointing out the article is being deceptive in its headline, as I bet most people clicked on here thinking it might be the Bugmans resin add-ons forge world told us would be revealed soon at the event.

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      • dave long island

        CNN doesn’t belong in the same sentence as the words ‘integrity’ or ‘accuracy’… LOL..

        • OldHat

          Ugh. Don’t make this political or anything. It was the first “news” site that popped in my head. How about NPR then? Better?

        • Roughneck

          Since when hasn’t it? That is news to me 😉

  • Emperor’s Champion

    I’m really digging these, even though the paint job could be a bit better but doesn’t really matter end of the day.
    Good thing about a game like blood bowl is if you’re more of a painter like me, the model count and being able to take your time painting up a gorgeous looking team is my favourite thing about this throwback.

  • Agent OfBolas

    Perfect base for Squat conversion! 🙂

  • zeno666

    Are these the fabulous GW multipose minis I keep hearing about?

    • OldHat

      Nope. These are game pieces for Blood Bowl. That is like asking for multipose chess pieces. This makes it easier to know who is what and as they are plastic, you could always convert if you want them to be snowflakes.

  • Ty Hayden

    Xho’za’khanx, Ax’tli’khanx, Xa’kota and now Dro’ka’khanx!?! What’s next? Itz’xa’khanz!?! When will we see the good and honest servants of the Old Ones?

  • Nyyppä

    I wonder will people really buy FW star players when you can get a whole team cheaper and just use those or convert something from other minis for a fraction of the cost.

  • Christie Bryden

    I do hope this is the style of armour we will see AOS dwarfs/duradin wear.

  • BeneathALeadMountain

    I wish GW hadn’t become obsessed with punch daggers/metal gauntlet/buckler things. Just gloves or gauntlets otherwise sneaking a knife on is pointless. Don’t like the models myself but it’s great to see so many people being positive about blood bowl.

  • Horus84cmd

    Phenomenal sculpts for two/three piece plastics. I can’t wait to get my goblin choking mitts on them.

  • Jimmy Rajden

    The whole 2 of each is not puting them in the spotlight to be honest. :/