Avaran Treebeast, Grogan Convict Thug and Yndij Reaver for DreadBall Xtreme

L to R: Avaran Treebeast, Yndij Reaver, Convict Grogan Thug

L to R: Avaran Treebeast, Yndij Reaver, Convict Grogan Thug

In December I finished these three pieces for the newly released DreadBall Xtreme.  

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Warpcon 2014 – DreadBall


Warpcon” has been my local con since my school days.  I have attended the majority of times that the event has taken place over the twenty four years that it has been running.

In addition to playing a few casual games with old friends, I often try to run a game/tournament of something at Warpcon to keep me busy.  With 2013 being the year of DreadBall at Chateau Sho3box the obvious choice this time was to run a day-long DreadBall tournament. Continue reading

Custom DreadBall Pitch


The O.C.P. Patriots (Irish DreadBall Champions) play defence versus the Zegema Beach Zephyrs (UK & Ireland Ultimate DreadBall Champions) at Thomond Park at some designated point in the future.

I am the current Irish DreadBall Champion.  Mantic supplied me with this prize pitch as a rather nifty functional trophy.

The rigid one piece polycarbonate/aluminium laminate (at least, thats what I think its made out of) arrived yesterday along with a large box of miniatures as a prize for my UK & Ireland Ultimate DreadBall win a couple of weeks ago.  I havent had a chance to play a game on the pitch yet but I hope to remedy that over the Xmas break.

Of minor note is the inclusion of “Thomond Park” on the pitch (top right in the ropey photo above).  Thomond Park is a significant Irish rugby stadium that also hosts the Irish DreadBall Nationals, amusingly enough.  To continue the entertainment value of winning a “sporting” event at Thomond, I asked Mantic to make sure that the stadiums name featured on the pitch.  I havent the slightest interest in rugby, but many of my regular opponents do, so it adds another level of amusement to me being the champ of a “sport” crowned at Thomond 🙂

Lead Belt Trip

I traveled to Nottingham the weekend before last to go to the Mantic Open Day and play in – and win – a DreadBall competition.  As I was in “The Lead Belt” I also squeezed in a couple of visits to other toy soldier places.  A visual record composed of ropey phone-photos follows.

Lovely miniatures in Foundry Cabinets.  They make me want to snap all of my paintbrushes.

Lovely miniatures in Foundry Cabinets. They make me want to snap all of my paintbrushes.

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Dr. John Zoidberg

“I took the liberty of fertilizing your caviar”.

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Zegema Beach Zephyrs – DreadBall Asterian Team

Zegema Beach Zephyrs

Zegema Beach Zephyrs

This bunch of dirty, cheatin’, skinny space-folk is my newly painted Asterian (space-elf) DreadBall team.  As of last Saturday the Zephyrs are now the “UK & Ireland Ultimate DreadBall ChampionsContinue reading

Nameless Spawn – DreadBall Giant/MVP

Nameless Spawn

Nameless Spawn

My first DreadBall Giant figure is this guy, a Nameless (as in the DreadBall/Warpath/Deadzone faction) Spawn that I finished over the weekend. He doesn’t have a proper name.  Im leaning towards christening the big fella “Lester”.

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Lunar Industries Lampreys – DreadBall Nameless Team

Lunar Industries Lampreys

Lunar Industries Lampreys

My first finished DreadBall Season 3 team consists of these… things, a collection of sort of crustacean, sort of squid aliens collectively called the “Nameless”. Continue reading

Ultimate DreadBall


Rekall Rentokillaz (Veer-myn) vs Cork Road Browns (Z’zor) vs Mustard Prophets (Judwan). The Prophets won by landslide in the seventh and final round.

I got three games of Ultimate DreadBall played yesterday.   Continue reading

DreadMill II – DreadBall Tournament


Infernal Fathers vs Mega City Judges

Aided by a couple of gaming cronies, I recently ran the DreadMill tournament, which went very well.  The follow up DreadBall tournament took place last weekend at the same venue. Continue reading

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