DreadBall: MVPs John Doe and The Praetorian

Oh, looking over some of my collection of newer minis I have prepped… Even though I have painted several teams and MVP, I still have two drawers full of Dreadball minis that are primed black, and a box of the second wave of DB Extreme minis that are untouched in bags. I dropped out of the DreadBall 2nd ed kickstarter as the minis presented there did not appeal to me all that much. And frankly, I needed to cut back on my kickstarter spending. So the latest three or four Mantic KS’s have not seen my pledges (apart from Star Saga which had Nameless in it!).

I already do have enough minis to last a lifetime, and the Mantic ones are so very hit and miss. Some I really like, others are shite city. Most are rather blandish. The big appeal with Mantic has always been a low(er than most comparable minis)  price point, and what you get are usually perfectly servicable minis. -mind you not Great minis, but servicable. But DreadBall does have good minis for the most part. And it is a great game.

Anyway. I look forward to the new 2nd ed ruleset and the hopeful revitalizing of general interest in the game. Only now that Blood Bowl is being re-released there might be a migration of players back to that game and away from DreadBall. For my part I find the two games scratch a slightly differnt itch. Not sure why, both are ball sports games (something which I find incredibly dull and uninteresting in real life)

John Doe:

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I colour code the threat zones and the back facing on the bases with red for guard, yellow for jack and green for striker like traffic lights. That flock is mostly black IRL and not brown.

I always found the Nameless appealing. Something about all those Cthulhuesqe tentacles I think.

Perhaps it is time to break out that Nameless team and do them up in full colour?

 

The Praetorian:

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The original Asterian Combat droid/drone/living automaton turned DreadBall Player.

The Mantic Space Elves using unmanned drones/robots much like Eldar Wraith Constructs. Go figure why.

I like the asterian droids, but I emphatically do not like the “living” asterian minis for Dreadball. There seems to be something wrong with their heads. They are probably my least favorite of the lot.

 

John Doe, Season 1 MVP (Nameless; Guard)

and

The Praetorian, Season 3 MVP (Asterian; Striker)

DreadBall, the Futuristic Sports Game

Mantic Games

Restic

Hex bases

 

Minivember Tally: 11

Painted so far this month: 14

Painted so far this year: 338

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