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BLOOD BOWL – Journey of the Maulers: Project introduction

At some point in late February 2001, I started to cobble together an Orc team for Blood Bowl. Although I had already painted the team from the 3rd Edition boxed set, I wanted a team that looked a little more contemporary and individual. Since most of the Orc teams had red as their main color at the time, I chose blue. No one used this color for Orcs in my group of players, and since I associated this color with the fictional orcish deity Mork, the name was quickly found: Mork's Maulers.

The Orc team from the 3rd Edition boxed set…

BLOOD BOWL - Journey of the Maulers

…and it’s expanded roster

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However, painting the team went rather slow, even though I wanted to see it fully painted on the gaming table as quickly as possible. Due to that thought, I cut back on the quality of the paintjob in order to proceed faster, but like this the feeling of dissatisfaction started to creep into me the more I tried get the team done. And so the Orcs remained unfinished despite multiple successful participations in various leagues.

 

Now, of course, I have to admit that after almost two decades, the whole hobby has changed and evolved for me, just as Blood Bowl itself in its recent iteration. Though I still love Blood Bowl, I have only little time to play games, especially since the game mechanics are a bit dated by now.

The first team of the Maulers

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So how does one go about this mammoth task of completely painting a team where family, job and other interests are shrinking free time more and more? The answer came to me in a conversation with my old friend Swarley. You have to love your team and what you do with it in order to sustain the motivation permanently. In addition, Bunkerboss Dennis gave me the opportunity to take the step of maintaining my project to the digital level.

In the past few years, I have developed a style of playing that is not only close to the background of Blood Bowl, but also the only option for me to play games without actively participating in a league or tournaments, while also experiencing the evolution of the teams story. Since the hobby for me consists of four parts (building, painting, playing, telling the story), I developed a narrative approach to this project, which I had already tried out in a similar fashion on another team.

So with this intro I would like to invite and welcome you to experience this journey together with me. The Journey of the Maulers.

 

Greetings from the Chaosbunker

Dino

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