I’ve wanted this Volmarian Chaos Dwarf team from Greebo for a long time…since I first saw the pics many months before it was released.
Mainly, it was the money that held me back. They are an expensive team. I know the breakdowns…”well if you buy all 16 players it comes out to” blah blah blah. Regardless, it was a little pricey compared to 2nd hand stuff I can find on ebay. That is my guage. Because I’m poor. And Greek. Which means cheap.
I never bought another Chaos Dwarf team because they all paled in comparison to the Volmarians. Recently I scraped together some dough and picked them up. Greebo had a special so it was time to finally jump on the chance… PLUS, as I finish my quest to achieve an NAF ranking with all 24 races, Chaos Dwarfs were my last one!
Many people don’t like the Hobgoblins that come with this team, but I actually do. They look feeble (read: submissive) and a nice contrast to the bulky Chaos Dwarves. Dwarfs? Dwarves? Who can really be PC these days?
When I cracked open the models, my first thought was “Wow, these are big dwarfs” Initially it bothered me, but then I did some comparisons against other models and really it depended on the line. For example the new GW Human Team, as awesome as it is, is of that bigger scale. The previous GW Human teams were each smaller. So I’m aware of this scale creep that goes on in many games.
They were sorta big regardless. Especially since the name is “Dwarf”, you think small. Then I got to thinking about some things which make my larger size not feel like such a problem. That’s what she said. They are all still ST3, so being the same height as humans is perfectly acceptable. They are still fat and chunky, and really if you look at it, it’s their heads and helmets which add so much to that height. If you measure to their shoulders they are not that much bigger.
Lastly, to further continue my justification for being so anal (read: submissive), I thought…. well if these guys came from a Chaos Dwarf society, wouldn’t they pick the biggest and strongest to go and fight on the Blood Bowl pitch? Plus, when you are aligned with the taint of Chaos, you are bound to get a little beefed up.
All in all, I’m very happy with them. And the Bull Centaurs are great. I do have a Tawrorf coming from the same line to act as their Minotaur. I am actually going to be painting this team myself, which I plan to do with many of my future teams. I had my share of buying painted and paying to have them commissioned, and I like all the teams I own, but sometimes I get jealous by the connection that Xtreme has with Da 40 Miners. So I want to build and paint up a team of my own and carry with it some rich history.
My team is called the Windy City Heaters. With Scary Perry and the Stunt Double ready to break some tackles and clop downfield, they will be ready to Unleash the Fury at a Blood Bowl Tournament near you one day!