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Blood Bowl humans: old and new size comparison

I originally put up and article comparing the old and new Blood Bowl models. Now that I have repainted the human team, I thought it would be a good idea to revisit the topic.

Here’s the full line up showing one old and one new version of each player type on the human team. From left to right it’s Lineman, Thrower, Catcher, Blitzer.

For a closer look at the differences and the similarities, here’s the each position by itself:

The lineman has a similar pose, and is just larger all round.

The almost identical pose of the thrower makes the comparison easier. Look at the beautiful 90s red paint on that ball!

The catcher seems to have grown the most, and one day he’ll be a real little boy.

Slight difference here; where the new Blitzer stands between the old plastic blitzer on the right, and a classic metal blitzer on the left. He’s larger than either of course.

Back in 3rd edition days, you could buy metal figures to supplement the box set to get the number of positional players you wanted. These days it’s a bit trickier to get the 4 blitzers your human team desperately needs.

10 comments on “Blood Bowl humans: old and new size comparison

  1. John@justneedsvarnish
    February 23, 2020

    Quite a difference, but nice to see your old and new figures side by side!

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    • davekay
      February 23, 2020

      Thanks John, yes it was good to dig the old models out – I had forgotten I used the official transfers for the team numbers on the original team too!

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  2. maenoferren22
    February 25, 2020

    Scale creep is definitely a thing. Looking good nonetheless.

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    • davekay
      February 25, 2020

      Thanks! Scale creep is real here, I had someone suggest that maybe the old humans could pass for halflings now!

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  3. Faust
    February 26, 2020

    The scale on the old humans was off even compared to most of the other older BB minis. It’s something that always bugged me quite a bit. Thankfully they have kept the same scale across the teams in the latest release. There are a couple of Forgeworld minis that are bigger than they should be, but not too terribly bad.

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  4. backtothehammer
    February 28, 2020

    I had mine out the other day and the same scale creep is also visible on the Orc teams. My bugbear with the humans is the blitzer models. I never liked the older model and the newer one looks too much like the linemen.

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    • davekay
      February 28, 2020

      Yes, the lineman I used to show the scale creep is the one I frequently mistake for a blitzer. My solution was the flowers!

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  5. Azazel
    April 3, 2020

    There’s a real size difference between the old and the new. I hadn’t realised it was quite so pronounced!

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    • davekay
      April 3, 2020

      Yes it became more apparent once I had painted the new ones too

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