Matthew Coupland
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I've started making my own custom Blood Bowl team, by hacking up some 40k ork sprues. Is this a good idea? why, or why not.
 
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Why would it be a bad idea?
Just remember, there aren't any lasers, rocket launchers or other modern weapons in Blood Bowl.
 
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It's a perfectly good idea. I think coming up with different models for teams is half the fun of BB - probably since all the many plastic sets GW puts out are so much more customisable than the ready-made metal BB teams.

40k orks is one I hadn't thought of before, but should work well. But you might indeed want to clip all/most of the weapons off, if you want to keep to the theme.

Go for it
 
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One thing to keep in mind is you'll want to be able to tell apart blitzers/black orcs/throwers etc at a glance. Your opponents will be a lot happier too ("what? ST4? I thought that was a blitzer!") You can usually get enough differences to make it work - like building the BOs from the biggest, chunkiest pieces - especially if you also use differing paint schemes for each role.
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I've seen some fantastic looking teams on www.talkbloodbowl.com that use 40k orks.
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You're having fun. They probably will look great. It's a great game.

Sure, it's a fantastic idea!
 
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Our group doesn't follow the rules about minis which makes it more fun. We use what we want, from whatever companies we like, weapons or no. The only reason to worry is if you plan on playing with people who are hardcore about the rules.
 
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I am doing my team from a mix of fantasy and 40k ork parts.
+ ogre kingdom bits.

65% done

 
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terrene wrote:
One thing to keep in mind is you'll want to be able to tell apart blitzers/black orcs/throwers etc at a glance. Your opponents will be a lot happier too ("what? ST4? I thought that was a blitzer!") You can usually get enough differences to make it work - like building the BOs from the biggest, chunkiest pieces - especially if you also use differing paint schemes for each role.


You can color code the ring around the base too to help differentiate players.
 
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You can color code the ring around the base too to help differentiate players.

Hm. Now seriously, I have a strange feeling, telling me that if you think about starting such a conversion job and you can't come up with any other method to do distinguishable position player miniatures, then you might be better off sticking with the original miniatures.

I mean, how hard can it be with multipart plastic? Blitzers? The ones with the shoulder pads/helmets/hair squigs... Throwers? The ones with the ball in hand... Black orcs? The ones with a darker skin tone or just the bigger ones (converted from bosses)...
 
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