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  1. I've finally started painting my Guild Ball models. I'll dump update pics in this thread as I get stuff painted. I have a hobby blog which I use to keep me motivated and therefore generating content for it at https://splayedpaintbrush.com/ Hence the strange thread title. I didn't want to call it "My Masons", as I expect there to be more than just Masons making an appearance here eventually. I've started painting Mallet and Flint. I want to try something new. So I'm playing with gold NMM. There's more of me waffling on about my first experiments painting NMM gold on my Masons in this blog post: https://splayedpaintbrush.com/2016/07/13/painting-experiments-gold-non-metallic-metal/
  2. Well the last one went down so well I done did another one I did. Lots of thanks that have already posted rules clarifications on the channel. Learning the game by crowdsourcing!
  3. I'm a slow painter. I don't have the time I would like to have for painting and playing. But I enjoy it very much, when I finished a miniature and much more, when it get some table time. Two or three month ago I started with Guildball and choosed the Spooks. It was the first time, that I had the chance to choose a faction freely, because I was the first in my gaming club collecting Guild Ball. When we start a new game, we normally try to choose different factions and not to double some on the start. But I never was the first, when starting a new system - but for this time! After some rounds with the models of the starterbox, I bought the rest of three team members to fill the ranks to a full team. In the meantime I began painting Obulus, but stuck with the feather coat. So I took a reacreation of him and started with my new Ghast, one of my favorit of the Morticians. After a game I played yesterday, I finished him today. But because I didn't know if I do myself a Guild Ball gaming table or buying a gamemat, I don't finished the base and doesn't used dull coat spray on him. But I hope you still like him:
  4. Morts Blog

    Hello all, I have decided to start a blog of my games on here to keep motivated with the Morticians, I've decide these will be my team for season 3 tournaments. I have previously played a lot of Butchers and Union to reasonably good success but I'm really struggling to get around how to win with the Morts. I'll post a picture of my team up soon. Managed to get most of the options painted last year but they have been sat in a box until now. I'm a bit of a completist so have all the options except; Vileswarm, Veteran Graves, A+G and Fangtooth completed so far. Game 1 - Brewers Scalpel, Dirge, Silence, Ghast, Bonesaw and Graves (my spares were; Minx, Cosset and Obulous) Tapper, Quaff, Hooper, Pintpot, Spigot and Stoker A very fighty line up so I was hoping to ping in goals early on and then single out a couple of his players to finish the game off. A couple of big errors were made, I missed 2 goal runs with Bonesaw due to missed passes (probably a bit of inexperience in using it, reasonable odds at both I think). This put me on the backfoot but I was in control of the ball all of the game. The second big error was underestimating Pint Pot. He managed to take out both Silence and Dirge (poor positioning by me, I was trying to get Silence to Tuck/Shutout someone) without too much trouble. Scalpel was the only one doing the real work, taking out 2 players and picking up the ball from Bonesaw's loose passes. Timed out as well with my opponent having 16 minutes left on the clock, he would have got the 6 take outs before I could pop a couple of goals in as well Game ended up 4-12 to the Brewers Got the chance of a couple of games this weekend so will see how it goes.
  5. Clanger's Stuff

    I've just finished painting all of the Guildball models I own. Firstly because they have been a joy to paint and secondly because I love this game.
  6. Just checking on the movement for Memory. The card states that Memory can take a 2" Dodge at the start of every friendly Guild model's activation. I read this as it includes Brainpan's activation as well, which means that Memory can dodge up to 12" over the course of a full 6 model turn. Is this the correct view of Memory's card?
  7. Just bought Brainpan and Memory and I have a question on the kick interaction. Memory does not get an activation, so everything Memory does is out of activation. Does this mean that if Brainpan spends an influence to make Memory take a shot on goal, is it considered a Snapshot, meaning that 2 successes are needed?
  8. Hi, This is the first time I've ever attempted to paint miniatures but the Spooks really inspired me. Comments and advice on improving always welcome. Thanks!
  9. Vs Morts

    I guess I can add Morts to the list of teams that I struggle against. Scalpel/Dirge/Ghast/B&M/oGraves/Mist just destroyed my Esters/Quaff/vSpig/Friday/Hooper/A&G. 4 (1 TO each of Scalpel and Mist) to 14 (Turn 1 & 2 Goals by Scalpel, a Turn 3 TO of Esters, and a T3 Goals by Graves). My opponent only needed Scalpel and Mist. That was an embarrassment, but I can't see holes in this lineup - at least, none that the Brewers have the tools to exploit.
  10. Im selling off all my spare models as I have all teams. Alchemist - Smoke (metal) built, unpainted Morticians - Obulus (metal) unbuilt, unpainted... Morticians - Obulus (metal) built, unpainted (staff snapped at hand) Morticians - Dirge (metal) built, unpainted Morticians - Cosset (metal) unbuilt, unpainted Morticians - Cosset (metal) built, unpainted (very top of staff snapped) Morticians - Silence (metal) built, unpainted Morticians - 2 x Graves (metal) unbuilt, unpainted Morticians - Graves (resin) unbuilt, unpainted Morticians - Brainpan + Memory (metal) unbuilt, unpainted Butchers - Limited edition Ox (metal) unbuilt, unpainted Butchers - Ox (metal) unbuilt, unpainted Butchers - Vet Ox (metal) unbuilt, painted stripped Butchers - Boar (metal) built, unpainted Butchers - Brisket (metal) unbuilt, unpainted Butchers - Princess (metal) built, unpainted Fish - Hag (metal) unbuilt, unpainted Masons - Granite (metal) unbuilt, unpainted Brewers - Pintpot (metal) unbuilt, unpainted Union - Rage (metal) unbuilt, unpainted Hunters - Theron (metal) unbuilt, unpainted Hunters - Hearne (metal) unbuilt, unpainted Hunters - Zarola (metal) unbuilt, unpainted Hunters - Jaecar (metal) unbuilt, unpainted Hunters - Egret (metal) unbuilt, unpainted Hunters - Farhad (metal) unbuilt, paint stripped Please pm me if you are interested in any to discuss price, would prefer they went to a good home as they are sitting on my shelf next to my painted teams. Prefer to sell teams as a whole if possible. UK based and attend many events if you want to save on postage. Pics available if requested
  11. So I thought about some moves I could play against the Fisher, my main enemy team at the moment. While I thought about it, I came up with a story behind it. It's not finished yet, and this one is written in one go, with only few corrections, so the wording and the grammar are likely to be a bit off, but it is for pure enjoyment. I hope you will find it an intersting read. Like it is said in the title, it is unofficial. Things will happen that would likely not happen in the real Guildball fluff, but I thought I could use some elements of existing fluff and create an exciting shortstory. Here we go The game was about to begin. Shark overlooked the jubilating crowd on the fan ranks. They were cheering, drinking, laughing and screaming towards the Pitch. They couldn’t await to enter their fanatic rage of fandom. Shark knew when the ball gets kicked over the ground the fans couldn’t hold their enjoyment. It wouldn’t be the first time that the pitch was flooded with wild and adrenaline rushed savages. He overlooked his team. Greyscales and Sakana were meant to flank the Morticians. He learned from the past to never engage them singlehandedly. Even their evasive skills were sometimes not enough to protect from a blow of a scythe or the slashing hit of a butchers glaive. Kraken and Siren were teamed up. He didn’t know why they were intertwined to each other so deeply, but he didn’t need to ask why. He knew they were effective, and that is all he needed for the game. They were his spear he would use to ram through the Morticians ranks and score one goal after another. If everything would go according to the plan. And that was exactly the Problem he would have facing those freaks. Obulus opened the playbook. For this game Cosset was unfitting. He didn’t need a player that couldn’t follow the plan. Even the crowd was part of it. It took weeks of consideration and a fair amount of coins to coerce the masses. He looked over to the officials to start the game and nodded. A slight hand signal told him that everything was set up. Another look over to the Fishers’ Coaches in their shack. They were talking to each other and apparently going through the plan for the game. No one noticed it. The officials were handed their megaphones. “Ladies and Gentlemen, we are here today for this seasons 3rd matchup. Hold your beverages – and some their bladder – for this is going to be a fight of the giants. It were many games between those two teams, and every single one of them was a stressed threat of pure tension. Goals were shot, bones were broken and knifes and spears were clashing. But THIS game, Ladies and Gentlemen, the rivalry is spiking, and there will be no holding back! Adults and children, old and young, man or woman, please do the teams a favor and CHEER, SCREAM AND JOOOOY!” The two teams moved onto the field. The crowd was energetic, loud. The Fishers jogged into their deployment area, waving at the crowd, stretching their limbs. It was a show. Obulus overlooked this spectacle with an arrogant smirk on his pale face… Shark waved hand signals over to Greyscales and Sakana and ordered Kraken and Siren to be in the center of their deployment. He hushed a few words over to Salt and that little guy was jumping around in joy. They were readying their weapons. Shark and Obulus went to the center of the Pitch. The thumping of the crowds’ feet was rhythmic and deafening. They looked each other in their faces while one of the officials transited towards them. He flipped the coin and Obulus loudly said “Head.” When the coin landed it showed the chosen symbol. Shark looked down to it. Something was wrong. His eyes went up to meet with Obulus’ eyes. “And mines’ next?” The Spooks’ Captain offered him a hand without saying a word. Damn these bastards, Shark thought to himself and shook it. The game was about to begin. <They call you freaks, spooks, outsiders. Though they are the ones using monsters in their team.> Abendroth overlooked the guilds’ area from his domains balcony. It was evening and the sun was going down. The warm wind blew the summers’ heat into his splendid apartment. Obulus was quiet. <That… Kraken guy and Siren. They are the ones. You know, you throw out the guilds’ money for bribery and your… plans. She just needs to look at one and make him do what she wants. And that big, blue guy is a mountain. If it weren’t for them, there would be no problems, for anyone.> Obulus listened up. <What do you want me to do? Take… away their abilities?> Abendroth turned his head slightly over to him, not even looking at him, his head tilted up a little, his nose in the air. He was combining all the clichés about rich and arrogant nobles there were ever to be. He hated him. And he hated it to be so similar. But it was still necessary to wear the mask of a servant. <I leave it to you how you cripple their team.> That was all he wanted to hear. All he needed to hear. He turned around, his feathery mantle weaving in the summer wind while he walked down the stairs into the guilds’ underground. He stared into the shadows between two massive pillars. The dim shine of a lighted cigar and the crackling sound of burned and inhaled Kraut greeted him. The story itself is already finished in my head, but I just wanted to give a little... let's call it preview. Hope you enjoyed it.
  12. Looking to trade out some extra items i have acquired. I HAVE: Union: New: Decimate and Vet. Rage Masons: Original Honour(Painted), Flint(Painted), Mallet(Painted), Harmony(Painted) New and unpainted: Kickoff Flint, Kickoff Marbles New Masons momentum/influence tokens (won em in a tourny but already had some) Other: 4" Hunters Patch (Won in a tourny but dont play them) Full S3 card set for the following teams: Engineers, Butchers, Alchemists, Hunters I WANT: (Preferably Unpainted) Brewers: Esther, Quaff, Mash, Pint Pot, Vet. Spigot Union: Token Set Morticians: Any.... Chibi Cards: Honour(really want), Blackheart, or Tapper Can send pics upon request. Tried posting one or two but it keeps giving me messages about size limitations no matter how many times i try to resize it.
  13. Bob's Guild Ball Blog

    Hello Guild Ballers! Another report is up on my blog! Read it here! It's a friendly game between my Brewers and Hunters. We used season 1 guild plots since nobody had the season 2 plots yet. Other than that, feel free to comment or ask questions. I hope you enjoy the read, and don't be afraid to look at the other stuff in my blog. It's all guild ball related! See you on the pitch some day!
  14. I know Season 3 has been out for a bit but I know that some people are still picking up new teams so I wanted to write-out a piece on all the S3 changes from S2. In addition to changes I specifically point out some silver linings (because let's face it, people are negative on Morts right now) and lastly end with some expert opinions by Alex Botts. If I missed any changes from s2 to s3 please let me know. http://midwestwargaming.com/morticians-season-3/
  15. Pick your poison episode 1

    Here is a game play video with my buddy Quinn playing on vassal. Enjoy! Episode 1
  16. Hello! After commenting on the wonderful work of others, and realised it was probably time to post some of my own finished figures. I backed the Kickstarter and ended up enthusiastically committing to a few teams ... erm, all of them to be specific. Well ... they are awfully nice figures, aren't they? So I took the plunge and have started with the Fisherman's Guild as they were an early favourite of our group. Salt finished. Can't quite get a shot with the little fellow in full focus. Khaki base, some wet blending of White on his adorable little tummy, more Khaki and a thin brush to pull out some individual hairs. I didn't go with the white and grey dapple that the character card offered, and painted without bothering to look at a picture of a real otter, but it's a reasonable match - apart from the nose being a little too red rather than brown. His collar is in team colours, so at least something was right! Ball finished. I'm oddly proud of this, as normally my attention span goes to pot for detail of this nature, but it turned out alright. Based with Beasty Brown, panels painted in Khaki then lots of thin Parasite Brown washes on the panels. Both Kraken finished. My attempts to do skintones still need improvement, as what feels like a super smooth transition is exposed for the lie it is when you take photos at this distance. That's okay, I won't beat myself up over it - just try and do a little better on the next one. One is a little more worn and rusted than the other, as I love my rust effect in a bottle and felt obliged to use it on at least one Kraken. Happy with how the Experimental Pants worked out, as I haven't tried to do a denim type fabric before - and blue glazes on the leather and metals to tie the non-skin items together worked out better than I hoped, so there'll be more playing with glazing in the future. I'll endeavour to update on a regular if infrequent basis, but thanks for looking and thanks to everyone else for producing awesome painted figures that I thoroughly enjoy looking at on all the other threads. So there you have it, my last six weeks' work condensed into my first post!
  17. Why not Graves?

    I know opinions vary, but most people seem to think there are better guys than Graves (or VGraves) for Morticians. I'm not sure that anyone has said WHO is better, much less why they think he's so poor. Can someone shed some light on this for me?
  18. Hi all, We've had some awesome and humbling feedback from our first attempt at a match report and are now back with another!! We've added terrain this time around for variety and Georgie is continuing to expand her cosplay requests while our guest Ian is one of the nicest guys you could ever wish to play!! Let us know what you think in terms of the editing and style and we'll be sure to keep working on it! ((Its worth noting again that we're going for causal play vs. competitive but are looking for feedback whether we should use plot cards next time around?)) Hope you enjoy!! Bonus points for spotting any rules fails (e.g. Cosset's magical healing skills!!!)
  19. More season 3 changes

    Changes to Meathook and Coset (http://steamforged.com/sfg-news-blog/2016/10/26/momentum-playbooks). Meathook seems very good now. She is handing out bleed, a defensive debuff, easy momentous damage, a pulse that now puts out bleed and movement debuff (rather than 1 damage and debuff), got an extra influence, lower scything blow, lower pushes, pushes added to her momentous damage, and kept tooled up and I smell blood. The changes to crazy could be problematic as well. With the shift in her playbook Cosset is doing a ton of momentous damage trivially and even more if dirge is in the mix. Three momentous on 2 success with dirge. Ugh.
  20. I know most people here will probably already be knowledgeable about using Mortician's, but I thought I would post this article for newer players anyway, especially if there is an influx of players after Kick Off! comes out! Please feel free to forward this to any of your friend's who may be starting Mortician's! http://trollpatrolgaming.blogspot.ca/2016/10/guild-ball-primer-morticians.html
  21. I have an NIB Alchemists Starter that I'm looking to trade for any of the following starter boxes: - Engineers - Morticians - Fishermen - Butchers - Masons Thanks for reading.
  22. Marcel brings his Morticians all the way from South Africa for his first game of Guild Ball against my Masons!
  23. ::update:: 600 page views already! Thanks everyone Hello all! A blog I recently started with Scalpel as my current main focus. The Autopsy report. i hope you enjoy and please shoot me any feedback! http://autopsyreportgb.blogspot.com/?m=1
  24. Esters vs Obulus Morts

    Hi all. i have been playing Esters Brewers and having fun and doing ok- aside from a disastrous performance at the pumpkin cup (still had a lot of fun there too though!) im taking Esters again to a tournament at dark sphere London at the end of this month. i think I have a good handle against most guilds- even when I lose (often) I know mistakes I have made and lessons to learn. the only guild that I seem really stumped against is Obulus Morts. Puppet master and fear seem to really hurt Brewers and once I'm down 4 points or so very hard to catch up. What to do when obulus kicks for example? I can kill the ball and keep it safe but with puppet master he can drag at least one player guaranteed and flatten him to win the momentum race or even legendary it then it's set up for him to have a spectacular turn 2. my tournament 8 at the moment will be: Esters, spigot, Stoker, Friday, scum, mash, hooper, gutter. I have the option of bringing stave, rage or fangtooth but I won't change esters for rapper (other models won't be painted in time). Obviously I need a squad for the whole tournament- I may not even play morts!! any thoughts much appreciated.
  25. Scalpel's Voodoo

    Hi guys. I’ve played my first game of the Big League this week at my FLGS and I’ve written a short blog post about it (www.geekphotoguy.blogspot.co.uk) but I wanted to try a bit of fan fiction loosely based around the pre-match. Hope you enjoy it! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ The familiar sound of brandished blades being sharpened shattered the silence of the confined dressing room. Chilling breath clung to the air like clouds hanging in a clear sky. Players shared glances between them knowing that one mistake could be costly – not just for their team but for their lives. Transfixed on the uneven cobblestones, Scalpel furiously tapped her foot on the floor; reciting a verse on her lips with no words appearing to pierce the air. Looks of confusion swiftly swept across the faces of other players as the glances they shared with one another turned into stares. The noise subsided back into the unnerving silence from whence it came and the Morticians’ finest are finally ready to start their build up for the inaugural game. The Archangels are ready to take flight. Continuing her inane ritual, Scalpel proceeded to turn her tap into a stamp. Throwing her jet black dreadlocks backward, she faced skyward. Rising like a zombie from an open grave; arms rising upwards, legs locked – she froze with an unsettling degree of suddenness. This time however, the chant became audible: “Help ons groot Elegua. Help ons groot Azrail. Seën ons groot Nayanezgani. Dood aan ons vyande. Die dood aan ons vyand.Die dood aan die valse gode.” (Help us great Elegua. Help us great Azrail. Bless us great Nayanezgani. Death to our enemies. Death to our foe. Death to the false gods.) “Kyk na ons guns en welwillendheid. Gift ons met horings , moed en presisie.” (Look upon us with favour and kindness. Gift us with swiftness, courage and precision.) “Bring ons oorwinning vir die gode, ons familie en Figeon.” (Bring us victory for the Gods, our family and Figeon.) Stunned into silence, the players watched amazed as Scalpel’s body rose off the blood stained floor. Limbs turned limp and her head retracted even further than before. Voodoo was at work here. Pulsating intensely, the chant was repeated over and over. The ground shook violently forcing those around to clutch on to whatever secure fixings were available. Dirge’s wings flapped furiously as he tried to maintain a suitable distance away from a seemingly dangerous sight. “Look!” exclaimed Cosset, struggling to grasp the rusting hook impaled into the wall. Turning slowly as not to lose their positions, each team member watched as a black mist engulfed Scalpel’s body, raising her higher towards the ceiling. Forming into recognisable shapes, the cloud transformed into heads of the deceased, the unborn and the familiar all twisting and turning in a huge vortex of bleakness. “Vir die gode.” she bellowed. “Vir our family.” The swirling mass expanded, this time filling the room. Heads of ancestors past charged towards the stunned players, crashing through them in a splash of black vapor. Taken a-back, each player in turn lost their grip and slumped helplessly to the floor – concious to the moment but devoid of all feeling. Laying helpless on the cold stone floor, spirits continued to move in their own unique way – jolting and jerking around, bouncing off walls and making their way through obsticales like they were not there. Scalpel’s jaw displaced once more, screeching out : “Vir Figeon!” Each of the spirits’ heads reared upward at the sound of the cry and shot towards the ceiling, disappearing through the thatching leaving whispy wafts of their entrails to disemminate back into the air. The engulfing cloud surrounding Scalpel subsided as rapidly as it began. Earth which was once on the brink of collapse below ground to a halt, giving those non-ritualistic players the chance to come back to their senses and slowly regain some feeling in their bodies. For Scalpel, she lie slumped in a heap on the floor – visibily devoid of life. As the others tentatively steadied themselves and rose to their feet, Scalpel remained lifeless in the centre of the room. During the brief interchange of quisical glances and shrugged shoulders, Ghast knelt beside his lifeless captain. Extending his arm, he gently rolled her over. Life returned. With sharp inhalation, Scalpel’s chest rose above the floor. Her eyes shot open into a sharp stare and following the movement of her chest, the rest of her torso sat upright. Gasping for breath, she looked around the room. With a rye smile, she stood. Removing her favourite blade from the scabbard, she examined the tip with the point of her index finger. “We’re ready...” she muttered, much to the surprise of those around her. “The moment is now.” She clasped the door handle and turned it. Taking one final glance back into the room her smile returned. “Anyone else coming?” she enquired as she stepped out the door running her knife along the brickwork as she went. Everyone remained in the room in a stunned silence. Eventually, each member of the team turned and followed suit, trudging out of the door. Silence was last to leave. Before closing the door, he turned to examine the room. “Next time I better bring my prayer beads!” ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------