I posted some pictures yesterday of my old 2nd edition orc team. I couldn’t remember why the minotaurs and the troll were painted the way they were but suspected they came from White Dwarf or some other picture that I’d seen. Well today, when I was flicking through the Companion book, I found them. They are two of the new star players included as cards in the back of the book.
The troll is Grograt Crunchskull and the minotaur is Bellow Thunderslam. Their attributes and skills are the old 2nd edition ones, but still ST 7 and AV 10/11. Wow! What was I saying about star players being star players?
Grograt and Bellow from Blood Bowl Companion
So the cupboard is open and I have mixed feelings really. Part of me is disappointed that more of the action figures and cars weren’t there. But I am the guy that sold his entire Star Wars collection for £50 at a car boot sale, so that chances are that I got rid of these many years ago and have since blanked it. The bigger part of me is really pleased with the haul. Blood Bowl is my new fixation and there is loads of it. I’ve now got metal teams of Elves, Orcs, Humans and Halflings(!) as well as several assorted Skaven, Goblins, Dwarves, Snotlings, Ogres, Trolls, Treemen, Chaos, Star Players, Mutants, Referees and Fans. I think that I must have had a chainsaw fixation too. Then there are the complete Human and Orc teams from both the 2nd and 3rd editions. I’m really pleased. Add to that a big box of Lego and a well stocked Hornby train set and Frank and I have hours of fun to come in the years ahead.
I’ve decided that a life rule is the more dice you own the bigger the geek you are. I am a massive geek 😉 I also found White Dwarf 173 which is the issue to go with the release of Blood Bowl 3rd edition. There’s a great turn-by-turn match report of the Orcs versus the Humans using the then new rules. I had forgotten that they used to have mail order pages in the back of the magazine. Mail order?! You were meant to cut out the pages and hold punch them to make your own catalogue. Mail order?!
I have a feeling that there is some stuff missing and that there may be another stash of toys somewhere. I’m basing this on that fact that only the red Blood Bowl Companion is there and not the yellow Star Player book. Both were equally loved and well-thumbed so to have one and not the other is a puzzle.
For now I’ve got several busy days ahead of me sorting, recording and photographing everything that I got. Then there’s going to be a lot of paint stripping as the paint jobs aren’t very good; which I did expect. I’ll post pictures and details when I have them.
Must get back to it now as I’m too excited.