In December I finished these three pieces for the newly released DreadBall Xtreme.
“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
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 🙂
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.
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 Champions” Continue reading
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”.