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As most people already know, GW is releasing a snow-covered pitch for the holiday season (preorders start next weekend, it goes to retail on 9 December). It's pretty expensive, at £18, but I am sure some people will get a kick (ha ha) out of it.

The Age of Sigmar site has HD pictures of both sides:

https://war-of-sigmar.herokuapp.com/bloggings/1406

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Looks pretty good and with discount is about the same as a GMT mounted board. But I like grass too much. It's cold enough in the UK without playing a game of Blood Bowl on a snow covered pitch.
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Never played Bloow Bowl (so far, pre-ordered the new release), does the pitch affect the gameplay or is it purely cosmetic?
 
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cosmetic.
 
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ghorron wrote:
Never played Bloow Bowl (so far, pre-ordered the new release), does the pitch affect the gameplay or is it purely cosmetic?


Actually, it's not entirely cosmetic. Blood Bowl has a weather table you roll against at the start of a match to determine what weather conditions you will be playing in. Blood on the Snow comes with a variant weather table you can use to generate relevant weather effects when playing with this board.
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KoalaXav wrote:
ghorron wrote:
Never played Bloow Bowl (so far, pre-ordered the new release), does the pitch affect the gameplay or is it purely cosmetic?


Actually, it's not entirely cosmetic. Blood Bowl has a weather table you roll against at the start of a match to determine what weather conditions you will be playing in. Blood on the Snow comes with a variant weather table you can use to generate relevant weather effects when playing with this board.


This. It was confirmed in the White Dwarf magazine. However, I've not actually seen a sample of the table, so I'm not sure how much impact the weather table will have.
 
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I prefer 3rd party maps which also hold the score track, dugouts and other information.

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Compared to the cost of a Power Grid map (£12-£15), I'd consider this pricey but not exceptionally expensive.

I'll definately be pre-ordering mine!
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tocoking wrote:
I prefer 3rd party maps which also hold the score track, dugouts and other information.



But are the squares big enough for 32mm bases or are they designed for 25mm?
 
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I will also get one.

Hope there wil be more models to order as well
 
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KoalaXav wrote:
tocoking wrote:
I prefer 3rd party maps which also hold the score track, dugouts and other information.



But are the squares big enough for 32mm bases or are they designed for 25mm?


I found most of them are 25mm. However, it doesn't take to much brain power to blow up the map to make it 32mm.
 
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I know that this is a bit of a cash in by GW, but the amount of support this game is getting is really encouraging. As someone looking forward to starting their very first Blood Bowl team, I'm really excited by all the silliness and support this game generates.

Can't wait to get on the pitch!
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Is it only the pitch or does it include a range ruler sprue?
 
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ILAKS wrote:
Is it only the pitch or does it include a range ruler sprue?


Just a pitch and new weather rules.
 
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I've heard that GW plans to release more variant pitches themed towards each of the different teams/races. If they include their own weather tables as well this could really make things more interesting.
 
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Mabuchi wrote:
KoalaXav wrote:
tocoking wrote:
I prefer 3rd party maps which also hold the score track, dugouts and other information.



But are the squares big enough for 32mm bases or are they designed for 25mm?


I found most of them are 25mm. However, it doesn't take to much brain power to blow up the map to make it 32mm.


I'm willing to bet that some of the 3rd party map makers are already making plans to up size their fields to the new scale.
 
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The pitch is now available for preorder.

The Winter Weather Table is available as a download at the preorder site:
https://www.games-workshop.com/en-GB/Blood-on-the-Snow (english)
https://www.games-workshop.com/de-DE/Blood-on-the-Snow (german)



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Had to search the US site for it. Still available on the US site.
 
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