Dreadball – Teratons!!!

Woooooo! The awesomeness that is the Teratons have arrived (apart from the standard restik team :(), and man do they look awesome. I’ve only got the alternate sculpts at the moment, as well as Dozer, as Mantic messed the order up a touch but they’ll do me just fine for now. So let’s have a look:

Teraton Guards

Teraton Guards

Teraton Jacks

Teraton Jacks

Teraton Keeper

Teraton Keeper

Teraton Prone Markers

Teraton Prone Markers

Dozer

Dozer

How awesome are all these?

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Dreadball – Alpha Simian

The armour, fur and flesh is now done on the Alpha Simian and here’s how it looks:

Alpha Simian Front

Alpha Simian Front

Alpha Simian Back

Alpha Simian Back

I’m very pleased with the results so far, especially in regards to the Albino look as I felt this was a bit of a gamble and could look terribly wrong. Still got a fair bit of work to go on this chap, but he’s been such a pleasure to work on I can’t wait 😀

 

Dreadball – Big Mech Finished!

The Centurions now have one hell of a Jack joining their ranks, in the form of the Big Mech!

Big-Mech-1 Big-Mech-2Big-Mech-3

I’m very happy with how he’s turned out and will get some images up soon of him along sid ethe Centurions to see how they look together.

I have been tempted to have a go at making a DB glove for this guy, and am certainly gonna try a couple out and see out it looks, but more on that later…

Dreadball – Big Mech & Alpha Simian

Big Mech Front

Big Mech Front

Big Mech Back

Big Mech Back

Work has been progressing smoothly with the first 2 of my giants. As you can see I’ve painted up the Big Mech in the same fashion as the Silver Centurions, as I’m gonna try and do the same with each of the giants(different teams though). Just some glowy blue bits and something on the visor for this guy and he will be done 😀

Alpha Simian Front

Alpha Simian Front

Alpha Simian Back

Alpha Simian Back

The Alpha Simian I’m going to paint up for the Gamma Slammers, and to try something a little different will be done as an albino. Only managed to get the basics done on this guy so far, whilst waiting for some bits to dry on the Big Mech, but really looking forward to getting properly stuck into him.

In other news, should be getting my first game of Ultimate in tomorrow, which I am super excited for. Gonna try and get some pictures and do a wee write up of how we get on and general thoughts on the system.

 

 

Dreadball – Giants!

I was hoping to get a lick of paint on these guys by now, but due to my living room being rotten the missus and I have had to relocate to the in-laws for a while :(. So all I’ve managed to do is get them cleaned up and built and I will get a wee bit of undercoat onto them tonight.

Turns out contrary to my last statements there is still a fair amount of mold lines on these chaps. The good news though is they are much smaller and, to me, seemed much easier to clean off than on previous models. They do look amazing once built up, with a spectacular amount of detail and some really dynamic poses. Especially in the case of the Big Mech. That’s enough rambling though, here’s some pictures:

Alpha Simian

Alpha Simian

Barricade

Barricade

Big Mech

Big Mech

Nameless Spawn

Nameless Spawn

Dreadball – ULTIMATE Unboxing!

dreadball-ultimate-cover

Picked myself up a copy of Dreadball Ultimate this morning, for the great price of £32 from my local retailer, and my god what a bargain that turned out to be :D. So I thought I’d show you lot out there in the interwebs what was included and how it looked straight out the box. So without further ado, here’s whats included:

Ultimate Pitch

Ultimate Pitch

This is just lovely. Printed onto a flexible rubber base (much like a mousemat) its easily fold-able which is good cause it comes in at a massive 2′ x 2′. The colours are vibrant, the design great, and all the extra places for cards, discard pile etc make it even better.

Big Mech

Big Mech

Alpha Simian

Alpha Simian

Nameless Spawn

Nameless Spawn

Barricade

Barricade

As you can see the models are pretty nifty too. The sculpts seem to be a cut above what I’ve experienced from Mantic in the past with a beautiful amount of detail, as well as minimal mold lines. I really can’t find any fault with these guys, other than not being a fan of the Nameless Spawn (but that’s personal taste at the end of the day).

Card Deck

Card Deck

Cards are much of the same as in the standard boxed game, although with an alternate design on the back.

Tokens and Bases

Tokens and Bases

Tokens are again much as you’d find in the standard boxed game, but as I’ve said before that’s not fantastic, but they do the job they’re supposed to. I’m hoping that Mantic will do a set of acrylic tokens for ultimate, but won’t be holding my breath.

Season 3 Rulebook

Season 3 Rulebook

And to round it all off they have even thrown in the season 3 book. It’s certainly up to scratch with the previous books with 4 great looking teams, the rules for all 5 giants, rules for ultimate and some nice reference tables as well as some new fouls and rules tweeks to help get the game to where it should be. Some good fluff in there as well, with my particular favorite being a reason given for why the Judwan would suddenly drop from 3+ to 4+ speed.

All in all I am stupendously impressed with this box. Just for value it is top notch, with everything included coming to around £70 if it was bought and available separately (I estimated the pitch, cards, tokens would be around £20, as you know I’ve been looking at getting some pitches printed and these usually come in at £25-£35 depending on who you go to). Even if you just wanted these 4 giants it’s better to get this box than buy them in blisters. I can’t wait to try out a game of this as I think it will be just as much fun, if not more, than the base game with so much more going on and up to six more people to have a laugh with.

So with all that in mind stop what you’re doing and go and buy yourself a copy. Now!