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Hi All,

I am a long time fan of Blood Bowl and looking to get into it (or painting some miniatures at least - have not had lots of luck finding table top opponents in the past).

Out of all the team, I think I like Humans, trouble is I cannot find any miniature I like - wondering if anyone here can help?

So far I have seen Black Scorpion (look too much like Elves) and Meiko (look a little weird). I like Willy's Miniatures but there are no human teams it seems (maybe you could fashion the vampire team...).

Please help, any suggestions are greatly appreciated.

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David
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Yeah, that's tough!

I gotta say, humans are the hardest ones, unless you wanna use a Norse team and just play them as Humans. There's a great web site that has a pretty thorough catalog of all teams available by type:

http://swebba.com/index.php?p=/discussion/10/models-by-team-...

One that they don't list are the Impact Valkyries, which I like a lot, and they play well as humans:

http://impactminiatures.com/index.php?option=valkyrie

...good positional poses. Not a lot of poses per position, though.

The fifth edition Games Workshop humans are great, but really hard to find.

I'd also feel remiss if I didn't mention the handful of Gorgon Studios humans. There are three of them here, but they have a few others if you email them and ask:

http://www.gorgon-studios.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPat...

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That's for the helpful info Ron!
 
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I like the look of these... I don't like playing humans though !-)http://www.shapeways.com/shops/lildevil
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I used 2 sets of Battleball miniatures in the past and they worked pretty well.



It just depends how picky you are on the sci-fi elements and mixing red and blue players. (You can always peel off the stickers and re-paint them.)

It looks like you get a hold of used Battleball games for about $15 on Amazon (link: https://boardgamegeek.com/article/edit/19900125). Plus, the game comes with a bunch of dice, including a football themed D6.
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WestyNesty wrote:
I like the look of these... I don't like playing humans though !-)http://www.shapeways.com/shops/lildevil


This reminded me that the page I posted didn't have the Shadowforge females:

Here they are at comixinos.com

They're Australian, which might work for you, and they have a nun team and a Playboy-bunny human team, too:

http://www.shadowforge.com.au/

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Thanks for the help guys.

I am looking for a male human team, similar style to the GW humans?

I was thinking I would even be happy with American Football players models but cannot find the right thing.

Maybe I am wanting something that doesn't exist. I was under the impression that Humans were one of the bigger teams out there?

Is there any talk about future releases from any of these companies or are most of the lines pretty dead?
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How about DreadBall: The Futuristic Sports Game? They only have 3 positions rather than 4, but you might be able to mod them.



Still sci-fi oriented, but it's a male human team. (There is also a female team available for Dreadball.)
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RN Estudio had a human team on Indiegogo recently:

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/rn-estudio-humans-vs-orcs...

Looks like they're in stock now:

http://www.comixininos.com/blood-bowl-teams/humanos/complete...

They're a bit heavily-armored, but they may be to your taste.

I don't know why there aren't many strong human teams. There are definitely a few "major players" (like Willy, Rolljordan, Greebo) who have none, and I think many of the rest are lackluster. I wonder if manufacturers have the impression that everybody has humans, or if they're just not fun to make... I'd love to see a set of humans in old-style American Football uniforms, with the leather helmets and pads!

In any case, with the way teams are being released these days (we're about to see our fourth new Necro team in less than two years) I think it's just a matter of time 'til we see one from Willy or Rolljordan, or somebody new perhaps.
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dradice wrote:
Thanks for the help guys.

I am looking for a male human team, similar style to the GW humans?

There are ususally plenty of GW human teams on eBay, if you don't mind the one that comes in the starter box. The newer metal team, as mentioned above, is quite rare and almost never comes up unfortunately.
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puzzlemonkey wrote:
I'd love to see a set of humans in old-style American Football uniforms, with the leather helmets and pads!


That's exactly what I would want! But I am guessing that is something that may not exist or easy to get...at least yet.

Just another question, being new to Blood Bowl, how do the RN studio models fit within the rules and scale wise with other models?

Thanks for all your continued help.
 
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I use Kaosball, perfect shape and have a MVP players!
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There is the Middle Kingdom Team:



The Divine Wind:



The Desert Dogs:




They are definitely one of (if not THE) most neglected teams. I think it is because there are so many human mini's available, and they are relatively easy to modify into great-looking Blood Bowl units.


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Wow--how did I forget Impact's "Eastern" teams? I have a set of each of the Divine Wind and Desert Dogs waiting to be painted. Great models, and a great deal!
 
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