Blood Bowl 3e: Chaos Dwarf Team – Hobgoblins!

Blood Bowl 3rd Edition: Chaos Dwarf Team, Zharr-Naggrund Ziggurats - Hobgoblins

It’s been quite a few years since I’ve posted any Blood Bowl stuff here, not for lack of wanting to paint/finish anything, but BB has just been one of those things that have been easy – too easy – to overlook until “later”. I’ve finally forced the motivation to get to work completing my 3rd Edition Chaos Dwarves team – nominally the “Zharr-Naggrund Ziggurats”, though I honestly can’t recall what I named my own team here back in the day – though they did get used, providing a fun and effective team to play with.

Blood Bowl 3rd Edition: Chaos Dwarf Team, Zharr-Naggrund Ziggurats - Hobgoblins

These were a “split” completion – with the first five being completed at the end of January – hence also the final models for Dave Stone’s Paint What You Got challenge that concluded at the end of January – and then with the last four of these getting completed in the opening days of February – it obviously makes more sense to just post all nine of them up together in this case.

Blood Bowl 3rd Edition: Chaos Dwarf Team, Zharr-Naggrund Ziggurats - Hobgoblins

Eight of the models are the “official” BB models, and the extra is a WHFB Hobgoblin war machine crewman of some description. It might have been a bolt thrower – I honestly can’t recall!

Blood Bowl 3rd Edition: Chaos Dwarf Team, Zharr-Naggrund Ziggurats - Hobgoblins

These had all been basecoated since the 1990’s. I cleaned them up, de-Skittled them to make them look more like an actual sports team (blue and yellow sleeves, blue hats, blue undershirts – gone!) – and the bright orange skin tone (remember “Hobgoblin Orange” paint and the Blanche hobgob face icons?) was ochred-down a bit as well to make it look more “natural”. or natural-ish, anyway!

Blood Bowl 3rd Edition: Chaos Dwarf Team, Zharr-Naggrund Ziggurats - Hobgoblins

I still need to clean up and finish the Chaos Dwarves and the Bull Centaurs (hopefully this month!) I probably also need to find a Blunderbuss and an appropriate Minotaur model to slot in with them as well, though that may take a bit longer, as an original metal Blunderbuss would be the most ideal.

20 thoughts on “Blood Bowl 3e: Chaos Dwarf Team – Hobgoblins!

  1. Really nice tanks, mate! …Wait, these are a nice surprise! 😀 The sculpts are definitely classics and came out before my time in the hobby so they’re interesting to see. I love the bright color patterns and while I always think of the Goblin Green paint and goblins together, its nice to see hobgoblins, gobbos, and orks in slightly different colors as well.

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  2. Top painting. They actually look quite threatening there, which is somewhat at odds with their usual performance in the game. I guess that the interesting part of the team is the Chaos Dwarfs themselves and especially the Bull Centaurs.

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  3. I like the idea of bloodbowl, played the ios game on my phone for a while, but never understood the actual mechanics the way it should be played on table top. Great paints man

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  4. I’ve been looking forward to seeing some Blood Bowl from you and as ever you didn’t disappoint! Lovely work on these, good choice of team colours and nice to be reminded of Hobgoblin Orange as well, there’s a colour I’ve not thought about in a long time! 

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