Thursday, 5 November 2015
So… Guild Ball Then
You may recall way back in April, Bull invested in a couple of teams for us to start with Guild Ball. They're lovely looking miniatures and the premise seems great – Blood Bowl meets Malifaux. I even got so far as building my starter team but that was not a great experience and then I downloaded the rulebook. Hmmm, my enthusiasm evaporated rather quickly as I found the rulebook not very clear and was more confused after reading it than before.
The summer and autumn seasons have been a hobby-free period as family, building work then illness got in the way. Then I got to thinking about painting something. Bull had suggested I paint something special as a comeback project and my thoughts returned to the Guild Ball models that have been patiently sitting in a box in the spare room.
In the absence of any actual painting I thought I would do some reading up as it would be a shame not to give the game a decent go before consigning it to my gaming history. This time I avoided the main rulebook and downloaded the Quick Start Rules.
Oh my word, it suddenly started to make a bit of sense. I was now able to understand what some of the special plays meant and the pros and cons of various models. However, what I also discovered is that my team of choice – the Morticians – are the most difficult team to play. That sounds familiar, didn't the same thing happen with Blood Bowl… me choosing the three most difficult teams to play with!?!
This new information only came to light after I had ordered some additional Mortician models… of course!
I know what will happen, I'll lose my first few games and get very demoralised and feel like it's all been a waste of time. So, I've invested in a new team to start things off. Of the two flagship teams that they recommend for demo games I've gone with the Butcher's Guild. It was a tough call as I love the Fishermen's Guild models, but I just felt that I needed something with straightforward rules to begin with.
Also, from a painting perspective, I have plenty of experience painting red and brown colour schemes. Easy does it!
Looking forward to getting this up and running. Looking forward to seeing some painted models on the blog again!