Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Favourite Units of Mine No. 3

Meet Morg.

Or to give him his full name Morg 'n' Thorg. (No one is quite sure what the 'n' stands for and everyone is too scared of him to ask).

Morg is the cover Ogre for the current edition of GW's Blood Bowl game and is one of the legendary Star Players of the NAF league (that's the Nuffle Amorical Football League for those non-BB players out there).

A former player of the Chaos All-Stars team, Morg, now hires out his considerable bulk and hitting power to any team willing to fork out the 430,000 gold pieces to hire him (making him the most expensive Star Player currently playing in the NAF).

For most starting teams with a 1 million gold team value, Morg is not really a viable option, given the requirement to have a minimum of 11 players in your starting line up.

Unless you play Goblins.

So it was that Morg and the Gobs, took the field against against Ruarok's Skaven team, The Rat Sharks. Ruarok must be the only Blood Bowl player in history to name his players after the characters from a Leornard Bernstein musical (they are all named after the gang members of the Sharks gang in West Side Story - we were both doing the show at the time he got the team).

Needless to say, for all his legendary skills and prowess, being on the same side as 11 Goblins does not a successful combination make and whether it was because Morg was just content to take his appearance fee and not get his chain glove dirty or whether the total crapness of the Goblins rubbed off on him, it was not a good day for the Ogre. By the end of the game, he had failed to hospitalise any of the Skaven players, while in the meantime there were only 5 Goblins left standing on the pitch which Morg and the Gobs lost (surprisingly only 1-0).

However, as the only Star Player that I have used in a Blood Bowl game he get's the vote for Favourite Unit No.3 (but maybe I won't be rushing back to hire him).

When I painted Morg, I had just finished watching for the umpteenth time, "Gladiator" so I was going for the "Swords and Sandals" type of look - there is no truth in the rumour that I didn't fancy doing the black and white chequers pattern on his shoulder pad.

And in Blood Bowl weapons are not allowed, but are you going to tell him???

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