Thursday, 18 February 2016

Guild Ball Showcase: The Masons

Next in my series of Guild Ball showcases, it is the MASONS! The builders of the Guild Ball world, these guys have lots of armour which makes them a tough nut to crack. They can also deal out the pain with players like Mallet and Chisel (AKA CHISSLE) but equally can score goals with relative ease with Flint. 
These guys were my second team but I haven't really had chance to play with them yet as I have been learning how to use the Fish. 

The Masons - Tower, Harmony, Honour, Flint, Marbles, Mallet and Chisel

Tower, Harmony, Flint and Honour

The Missles, Mallet and Chisel

Vice Captain Flint
I am still missing Brick from the original line up and there are also a few union players who can play for the Masons I need to get. Once I have painted my Union team I may revisit these guys. Chisel is probably one of my favourite models in the entire range, she was a dream to paint. You may be able see in the photos I gave her Wyldstyle themed hair.

Next up will be the Union showcase! Hopefully with Captain Rage!!!!!!!!

If you are interested in learning to play Guild Ball or want to test your skills, email to arrange a game.

Happy Wargaming guys!

Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Guild Ball Showcase: The Union

''Who are the Union? A mismatched bunch o’ mercenaries, scum and criminals for the most part. You wouldn’t want to meet any of them in a dark alley late at night. 
Nobody really knows when orders from above won’t turn up and you’ll have one of them playing for you. How it is that they manage to worm their way into everyone’s teams is beyond my ken. Something to do with the lads high up in the guilds is all anyone can tell you, and even that’s probably guesswork more than truth.
All I know is that you never trust them. Watch them carefully, even when they’re on your side; they might not be next time around.''
- Flint, Mason’s Guild Vice Captain

It's time for another showcase! This time it is team 3/5 and it is the UNION! As I have started collecting more and more teams, I have also bought the relevant union members to go with them. With the release of Rage 2.0 and my win at the Grinstead Cup, I decided to invest in a Union captain and Coin (the mascot) to bring the Union up to a fully fledged team. 

I really enjoyed painting Rage 2.0 and especially liked giving him a pundit green top hat! I also gave Decimate a pundit green Beret to continue the theme. 

The Team (L to R) Fangtooth, Snakeskin, Coin (FL), Rage 2.0 (M), Decimate and Gutter

Rage 2.0, Decimate and Gutter

Rage 2.0 with his Pundit hat on. 

Fangtooth and Snakeskin

Coin the Mascot/ Bank

There are still a few union players to pick up but with the Hunter's Guild release now on the horizon, they may have to wait. The next showcase will be my Alchemists painted up by Chris Hay/ Jay Finnegan of Guild Ball Informer.

If you are interested in learning to play Guild Ball or want to test your skills, email to arrange a game.

Happy Wargaming guys!

Monday, 15 February 2016

The Grinstead Cup Review

Well that was a blast! Thanks to everyone who supported our very first Guild Ball event here at Mid Sussex Wargamers! Massive thanks to Jay Finnegan (Pundit Quartermaster and 1/2 of Guild Ball Informer) who came down from Manchester to run and TO the event. It was very much appreciated. Also a massive thank you to all the guys (and girl) from 1066 in Hastings! Your support is invaluable and I look forward to repaying the favour at Field of Screams!

Onto some pictures from the event itself and of the winners:


1st Place - Sam Page and his Fish! 

2nd Place - Oli Curant and his Masons
3rd Place - Daniel Adams and his Butchers

Best Goal - Ed Churchman and his Brewers
Best Painted Guild - Charles Nurser and his Engineers

Final Standings

I was completely amazed to win all 5 of my games in only my second tournament. I went in with the aim of winning maybe 1 or 2 but all 5? Didn't even consider it. I had 5 fantastic games which culminated in claiming a hard fought victory over my Butcher nemesis Daniel Adams (I was on a 6 game losing streak to him).

Shark was definitely my MVP with 7 goals in 5 games but then he is my captain and that is his job. Snakeskin gets an honourable mention for scoring a vital goal against Dustin's Engineers in game 4 when the game was finely balanced. That momentous tackle/ 1" dodge result is the best.

Pretty much all I hear when Shark does his thing! 

Thanks again all for attending and we hope to see you all again down south soon! 

Happy Wargaming guys!