Yes, Blood Bowl. Yes, White Dwarf. Yes, June 2013.
I’ve only just got back into the games hobby, but have done my fair share of internet and forum reading in the last few months. Over that time I’ve seen that 1) GW seem to focus on three product lines – Warhammer 40k, Warhammer Fantasy and Lord of the Rings, 2) they’ve recently just shut down the Specialist Games division that had been the home of some of my favourite old games, and my beloved Blood Bowl and 3) White Dwarf is the glossy monthly catalogue for the new products (codexes, miniatures etc).
Odd then that we should have a mention of “..an individual obsessed with Khorne Berzerkers painted in classic shiny red suddenly began a High Elf Blood Bowl team I felt compelled to find out why…in this instance a league was starting up and it’s easy to get swept up in the excitement of a furious Blood Bowl season..”. The mention is in the middle of a 2-page piece by one of the regular contributors about the collecting aspect of hobby. But for me just seeing mention of Blood Bowl in White Dwarf was enough to do a double-take.
With the forum rumours of a September release of a Blood Bowl anniversary box set, it got me thinking. The rumours are of a 4 team set. Are High Elves one of those teams? Why would the editor allow mention of a non-core product army? Are GW staffers busy getting teams ready for the White Dwarf issue that would likely support the release of the boxed set in the same way that it has the recent 40k codex releases? Probably nothing, but it got me wondering. I’ve put £100 aside for September…just in case 🙂
Here’s how it appears in the magazine (p119).
What do you think?