Thursday, September 22, 2016

Are you ready for some Bloodbowl?

The Royal Karaz-a-Karak Engineers' Guild Gunnery Division Blood Bowl Club

The Royal Karaz-a-Karak Engineers' Guild Gunnery Division Blood Bowl Club, affectionately known as the Gunners, are the longest standing team in top flight blood bowl. Initially founded to give the master gunnery engineers something to do in their free time that did not involve explosives, they became a full-fledged professional team within only a few years. Due to their location within the capital city of Karaz-a-Karak, the Gunners amassed quite a fan base ,which often got into fights with fans from the nearby North Gate White Roosters, a team popular with the more bucolic dwarfs in the city. Fans of the Roosters have even been known to spread false tales that the Gunners had to bribe their way into the top division of Blood Bowl.

The Gunners have enjoyed significant success in recent years under coach Joran Grahamson, who has perfected a very defensive dwarfish style of play that relies on 1-nil wins. Although often labeled "boring," Joran would much rather be successful than exciting. 

The Team

The Runners:

The Longbeards:

The Blitzers:

The Troll Slayers:

I've had this team for a while, at least a decade when I picked it up on the cheap. I've painted a few (more on that in a moment) but the team remained unpainted in Lisanne Lake wanted to run a Blood Bowl tournament at Oldhammer Day 2016. That was just the motivation I needed to finish the team. I'm quite happy with the way they turned out. I do have one more Blitzer and Longbeard, as well as the Star Player Grim Ironjaw. The Blitzer and Longbeard were painted a while back and I'm not happy with them. Grim Ironjaw was painted even longer ago as I picked him out of a used bin and glued an axe in his hand and stuck him in my dwarf army. All three will be stripped and repainted immediately after Odhammer day this year. Now, I just have to track down a Death Roller!


  1. O very nicely painted. The red-white combo works nicely. Man I wish I could attend to join the league with my Orcland Raiders! :)

    1. Thanks!

      Check out Sean's blog I know he and a couple of other guys are talking about doing a west coast event.