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“The Weakness Of A Dwarf Runner…”

Updated: Jan 8, 2022

“…Is that they have lower armour compared to most of their team mates.”

"Greetings Blood Bowl fans, and welcome to yet another exciting edition of Friday Night Football. I'm Jim Maddenberg and along with my pointy-eared co-commentator Thom Grassyglade, I’ll be bringing you all the latest facts concerning our favourite amateur incarnation of Fantasy Football known as Sevens.”

“Hot off the press is the confirmation that the Rusty Buckets have signed retired Kicker Lotgran Whitfoot as the burgeoning club’s sole Runner. The second edition Dwarf has been convinced to once again don his steel-capped boots for an impressive 85,000 copper pieces, and has already been seen sprinting around the team’s meagre-sized stadium.”

"Blood Bowl" WIPs - The Dwarf kicker's beard was painted using "Vallejo" Heavy Red & "Citadel" Nuln Oil

“Indeed he has Jim. The 28mm scale second-hand metal miniature was originally (re)primed with a couple of coats of “Vallejo” Heavy Sienna, so as to mask the model’s previous yellow and blue colour scheme. The player was then dry-brushed with “Vallejo” Gunmetal, before being treated to a combination of “Citadel” Agrax Earthshade and "The Army Painter" Strong Tone Quickshade.”

“Next up, the Dwarf had his shoes, sleeves and belt layered with “Citadel” Abaddon Black, before his trousers and tunic received a coat of “Vallejo” Heavy Sienna and (more) “Citadel” Agrax Earthshade. The so-called speedster’s gloves were subsequently coated with “Vallejo” Heavy Brown, before being shaded in (even more) “Citadel” Agrax Earthshade.”

"Games Workshop" WIPs - Three Dwarf Lineman at various stages of completion

“And, as with all Whifoot’s fellow players, I believe the odd spot of "Mig Productions" Extreme Rust Wash was also used on the figure’s spiked knee-caps, elbow-pads, and shoulder-pads, Thom..? These areas were later given a delicate dry-brush of “Vallejo” Gunmetal to add some additional highlights to the aged metal.”

“Totally true, Jim. Of course, the former Kicker turned Runner isn’t going to be the only new Dwarf joining the Rusty Buckets, as we know of at least one more Lineman due to join the team during the next few days. Indeed, rumour has it that at least three more players are expected to sign their lives away for a chance to play on the Astrogranite within the next week.”

"Terrific stuff, Thom, and doubtless this broadcast will give Blood Bowl fans plenty of coverage of these new additions just as soon as the ink has dried on their contracts. Disappointingly however, that brings this particular Blood Bowl Sevens special to an end. But please do join us again when we'll be taking a closer look at some of this club's other players..."

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