What exactly is Guild Ball?

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What exactly is Guild Ball?

Post by 3eland » Thu Sep 27, 2018 9:22 pm

As the title states. What exactly is Guild Ball? I stumbled across it at the FLGS yesterday and the models looks really nice.

What is it. How do you guys find it? I am intrigued.

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Re: What exactly is Guild Ball?

Post by MagickalMemories » Fri Sep 28, 2018 5:46 am

It's a bunch of guilds.
They play ball.


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Re: What exactly is Guild Ball?

Post by wsott1970 » Fri Sep 28, 2018 1:39 pm

It looked (to me) that it was kind of a blood bowl substitute for a time when Blood Bowl was not readily available... but that is just a guess...

I think I did look at the minis for use in blood bowl at one time...

The board is very different, and I would think it is mechanically different... but in the vein of Blood Bowl.

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Re: What exactly is Guild Ball?

Post by wsott1970 » Fri Sep 28, 2018 1:41 pm

Ah... I see more soccer vs I guess rugby would be more what Blood Bowl is... even though it looks like American football.

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Re: What exactly is Guild Ball?

Post by 3eland » Fri Sep 28, 2018 4:58 pm

Hmm. Do the models come as a single, full sculpt or do you have to assemble them? I've seen the starter pack (or I think it's the starter pack) and its red and blue full sculpt models.

@MM - Hardy har har. LOL. Thanks for the link

@Wsott - Yeah I'm thinking you're right re: a game when BB barely had the fanbase it does now.

I guess I need to see if it's even popular around me. I know BB has gotten a lot more popular since GW started actually doing stuff for it.

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Re: What exactly is Guild Ball?

Post by Boskie43 » Sun Sep 30, 2018 10:24 pm

Every model for the fisherman guild needed to be assembled from multiple pieces - and pinning them was a real pain in the ass. Can't speak of any of the other guilds though!
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Re: What exactly is Guild Ball?

Post by wsott1970 » Sun Sep 30, 2018 11:26 pm

Oh, you mean the guild ball yearly celebration... yeah, it for the faint of heart.

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Re: What exactly is Guild Ball?

Post by 3eland » Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:01 am

Okay cool. So there is the option.

I might just get them and assemble them for my collection. The models look great.

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Re: What exactly is Guild Ball?

Post by Vastare » Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:27 pm

The newer boxes come as one-piece plastics, whereas the older pewter models were a little finicky.
It is nothing like Bloodbowl - soccer vs football at the very least.
It is very popular here - it has a strategic element that rivals WMH and the models are gorgeous. It doesn't really cater to campaign play the way that Bloodbowl does. Rather, it is a legitimately clever game with excellent synergies wherein various guilds play ball ;)

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Re: What exactly is Guild Ball?

Post by 3eland » Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:34 pm

Vastare wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:27 pm
The newer boxes come as one-piece plastics, whereas the older pewter models were a little finicky.
It is nothing like Bloodbowl - soccer vs football at the very least.
It is very popular here - it has a strategic element that rivals WMH and the models are gorgeous. It doesn't really cater to campaign play the way that Bloodbowl does. Rather, it is a legitimately clever game with excellent synergies wherein various guilds play ball ;)
Thanks for the response. Very interesting.

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