Here’s my bloodbowl team, orcs!
Although I can’t possibly fit all of them into a starting team, I just bought two boxes so I could get the full complement of 4 black orcs, 4 blitzers, and 2 throwers, just in case I ever needed them.
Here are the first 5 linesmen – Grabba, Stikka, Puncha, Pusha, and Kikka (noticing a theme?)
They’re all painted using washes over a black undercoat and a drybrushed white basecoat.
Skin: Two coats of Thraka Green wash
Blue details: Two coats of Asurmen Blue wash
Bone: One coat of Gryphonne Sepia wash
Skulls: left drybrushed white
Straps and leather: One coat of Devlan Mud wash
Once that was all done (and throughly dry), the metal bits were painted using Chainmail. Then, the whole model got a wash of Devlan Mud.
The black orcs also got a extra layer of Badab Black wash for their skin to give them a slightly darker tone.
Bases are just a flat coat of Goblin Green – I’m planning on flocking these at some point though – to match with typical Blood Bowl fields.
My Blitzers tend to do more hitting than running, due to their block skill – hence why two of them are named “Stoppa” and “Haltta”, which don’t particularly imply speed…
Finally, here are the throwers, who although not as hitty as the rest of the team are essential. I usually only run one in a starting team, which causes mayhem when he goes down…
The balls got an extra coat of Devlan Mud wash to make them darker than the rest of the leather straps, so they stand out a bit.
These guys don’t get many outings – Blood Bowl seems to get played on a rotating basis with all the other specialist games – but they’ve done okay so far. Befitting an orc team, they tend to focus on hitting the other team until there isn’t enough of them left to stop them stomping up the field. This works against pansy elves and weak humans, but doesn’t seem to work so well against chaos and undead…