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    Games Workshop Blood Bowl Release Timeline (lots of gaps)

    This is a list I’ve compiled (with help) of Games Workshop’s releases over the years, split by game system. I stress this is a work in progress; it is far from complete or comprehensive. It’s based on a mix of info from these forums, fellow forumites help and my White Dwarf collection.

    I'm sure there will be errors: things mis-categorised as plastic/metal kits, models in the wrong month, and some just plain missing. If you can help out with further info to improve this it would be greatly appreciated

    Some guidelines for inclusion:

    • Magazines, books, terrain, tools, paints and so on aren’t included: this is focused on models alone.

    • Limited Edition models are a bit of a mixed bag when it comes to inclusion, I’m sure I have a lot of gaps with these, but they’re not strictly excluded or anything. I haven’t included models solely released within the big army sets (usually a standard bearer).

    • I include it in brackets when a number of variants of one basic thing are done, e.g. if three goblin bosses are released it’s “Goblin Bosses (3)” rather than one entry for each. This usually only applies to leaders with different armaments and so on.

    • I don’t include models released in starter sets except where they differ from existing models significantly. So the Island of Blood models count, but the Battle for Macragge ones don’t.
    Despite these issues I hope it might be an interesting or helpful resource for others. Many thanks to Tarax, Tae, Scryer in the Darkness, mrtn, gunmonkey, Ghudra, someone2040, Daniel36, coyote1066, Coach, MarcoSkoll, AsleepByDay and ADF for all their help.


    Note on *: I would like one day to give this a site of it's own, and as part of that I was to add images of models for easy identification. At the moment that project is firmly on hold for various reasons, but I'm still collecting images here and there. The asterisks mean I have an image for that thing.

    Sculptors/designers now included! Key:
    AC – Adam Clarke
    AM – Aly Morrison
    DT – Dave Thomas
    FP – Felix Paniagua
    GM – Gary Morley
    KA - Kev Adams
    MB – Mark Bedford
    MH – Mark Harrison
    NB - Nick Bibby
    NL – Neil Langdown
    PB – Phil Bowen
    SB – Steve Buddle
    SH – Shane Hoyle

    June 2009
    The Mighty Zug (NL)

    December 2008
    Griff Oberwald (NL)

    June 2005
    Reikland Reavers

    May 2005
    Human Team (MB)

    February 2005
    Skeleton with Chainsaw (MB)

    January 2005
    Dark Elf Poison Blades (MH)
    Skaven Poison Blade (AM)

    December 2004
    *Dwarf Deathroller (AM)
    Dwarf with Bomb (AM)
    Dwarf with Chainsaw (AM)

    September 2004
    Hubris Rakarth (AM)
    Jordell Freshbreeze (AM)

    May 2004
    Troll (AC)

    March 2004
    Varag Ghoulchewer (AM)
    Griff Oberwald (AM)

    January 2004
    Minotaur (AC)
    Ogre Cheerleader (FP)

    November 2003
    Vampire Team (SB)
    Necromancer Team Cheerleader (SB)
    Khemri Team Cheerleader (SB)
    Vampire Team Cheerleader (SB)

    August 2003
    Ramtutt III (PB)
    Zara the Slayer (SH)
    Necromancer Team
    Flesh Golem
    *Werewolf

    July 2003
    Elf Team (DT)
    Elf Cheerleaders (DT)

    February 2003
    Ogre (AM & MH)
    Ogre Thrower (AM & MH)

    December 2002
    Nurgle's Rotters (SB)

    September 2002
    Khemri Team (PB)

    October 2001
    Thrud

    July 2001
    *Lizardman Team (MB)

    July 1998
    Norse Team (GM)
    Human Team (GM)

    March 1995
    Zharr-Naggrund Ziggurats Team (GM)
    Hekflem Skuttlespike (GM)
    Dwarf Death Roller (GM & NS)
    Chaos Mutants (3) (GM)
    Hthark the Unstoppable (GM)

    February 1995
    Atherlorn Avengers Team (GM)
    *Gnashrak Blackhoof (GM)
    Jordell Freshbreeze (GM)

    December 1994
    Skaven Mutants (4) (GM)
    Halflings (6) (GM)

    November 1994
    *Chaos All-Stars Team
    *Lord Borak the Despoiler (GM)

    October 1994
    Goblins (4)
    Horkon Heartripper (GM)
    Count Luthor Von Drakenborg (GM)

    September 1994
    Galadrieth Gladiators Team (GM)
    *Grudgebearers Team (GM)
    Prince Moranion (GM)
    Grim Ironjaw (GM)

    August 1994
    *Headsplitter (GM)
    *Skavenblight Scramblers (GM)

    July 1994
    Bomber Dribblesnot (GM)
    Varag Ghoul-Chewer (GM)
    Ripper Bolgrot (GM)

    June 1994: Death Zone
    *Morg'th N'throgg (GM)
    Griff Oberwald (GM)
    The Mighty Zug (GM)
    Fungus the Loon (GM)
    Champions of Death Team

    May 1994
    Nobbla Blackwort (GM)
    Scrappa Sorehead (GM)
    *Naggaroth Nightmares Team

    April 1994: Blood Bowl (3rd Edition)
    *Orcland Raiders Team

    August 1991
    Elf Team
    Eldric Sidewinder
    *Elf Cheerleader
    Dwarf Team
    Barik Farblast
    Flint Churnblade
    Dwarf Referee
    Dwarf Cheerleader
    Dwarf Death Roller (MP)
    Dorjak Sureclaw
    Wormhowl Grayscar
    Galmen Goreblade
    Duke Luthor Von Hawkfire
    Withergrasp Doubledrool
    Lewdgrip Whiparm
    Bilerot Vomit Flesh
    Slarga Foustrike
    Dieter Hammerslash
    Chaos Players (2)
    Chaos Cheerleader
    Chainsaw Wielding Loony
    Troll
    Minotaur
    Ogre

    July 1989
    Chaos Team
    Chaos Dwarf Team

    June 1989
    Treeman (MP & NB)
    Chainsaw Wielders (KA & MP)
    Ogres (BO)
    Ogre (M'Gorg'Gn'Throg) (BO)
    Minotaurs (BO)
    Minotaur (Bellow Thunderslam) (BO)
    Troll (Grograt Crunchskull) (BO)

    May 1989
    Snotlings (KA)

    April 1989
    Halfling Team (AP)
    Death Roller (MP)

    January 1989
    Goblin Fanatics (KA)

    December 1988
    Frank N Stein
    Wardancer
    Chaos Warriors
    Skaven Mutant
    Beastman Mutant
    Ninja
    Halfling
    Werewolf
    Mutant
    Dwarf with Bazuka
    Humans
    *Snotlings
    *Dark Elf
    Orc Cyborg

    August 1988
    *Skaven Team

    July 1988
    Ogre (JG)
    *Troll (MP)

    June 1988: Blood Bowl (2nd Edition)
    Human Team

    May 1988
    Elf Team (JG)
    Orc Team (KA)
    Goblin Team (KA)
    Ogre (JG)

    May 1987
    Ogre
    Human
    Elf
    Orc
    Dwarf
    Zombie
    Skeleton
    Skaven
    Goblin

    January 1987: Blood Bowl (1st Edition)
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    Re: Games Workshop Blood Bowl Release Timeline (lots of gaps)

    Added in what I found on there, thanks
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    Re: Games Workshop Blood Bowl Release Timeline (lots of gaps)

    3rd edition and the 6 basic teams were released in 1994 - well almost, there was no metal human team.

    Star players for all these teams at the same time - check the 1994 catalogue on Stuff of Legends.

    Deathzone and the other 6 teams in 1995

    Amazons 2001?

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    Re: Games Workshop Blood Bowl Release Timeline (lots of gaps)

    The tag on the Elf Cheerleader says 1988 from the look of it. Also, you've not got Jes Goodwin in the list.

    Also, did you need photos of painted or unpainted minis? I ask since I just stripped my 1988 Elf team ready for repainting.

    If you need them, pm me and I'll see what I can do.

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    Its important to note for legal reasons its not thrud the barbarian it blood bowl. Its thrudd.
    This is because GW didn't ask carl if they could use thrud and just made the simple change to avoid a conflict.

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    Its important to note for legal reasons its not thrud the barbarian it blood bowl. Its thrudd.
    This is because GW didn't ask carl if they could use thrud and just made the simple change to avoid a conflict.

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    Re: Games Workshop Blood Bowl Release Timeline (lots of gaps)

    Quote Originally Posted by BFalcon View Post
    The tag on the Elf Cheerleader says 1988 from the look of it. Also, you've not got Jes Goodwin in the list.
    The list isn't a comprehensive list of all those involved in sculpting [game system] minis, just a key to those I have sculptors for. If you know of some he did I'll add those on

    Also, did you need photos of painted or unpainted minis? I ask since I just stripped my 1988 Elf team ready for repainting.

    If you need them, pm me and I'll see what I can do.
    Painted is nice, but unpainted is just fine too. That would be great.

    Quote Originally Posted by inkpwn View Post
    Its important to note for legal reasons its not thrud the barbarian it blood bowl. Its thrudd.
    This is because GW didn't ask carl if they could use thrud and just made the simple change to avoid a conflict.
    Interesting point
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    Until just recently I've been searching for two complete sets of six "Snotling Player" minis for my Ogre Team. Before finding all models I tried to get proper list names of them, which are varying a lot. Most list them as 1980s models or 1988, which I suspect is rather the release of the large set of smaller "Blood Bowl Snotlings".

    CcmWiki acknowledge them to the 1991 red catalogue as part of the Goblins section under Blood Bowl:

    http://www.collecting-citadel-miniat...ings#Bloodbowl
    http://www.solegends.com/citcat912/index.htm
    http://www.solegends.com/citcat912/c20324bbgoblins.htm

    You have it listed as May 1989. What is your resource? I'm quite curious to learn more!

    Another question; what is your goal or intention with this interesting list?

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    Re: Games Workshop Blood Bowl Release Timeline (lots of gaps)

    Quote Originally Posted by korinth View Post
    Until just recently I've been searching for two complete sets of six "Snotling Player" minis for my Ogre Team. Before finding all models I tried to get proper list names of them, which are varying a lot. Most list them as 1980s models or 1988, which I suspect is rather the release of the large set of smaller "Blood Bowl Snotlings".

    CcmWiki acknowledge them to the 1991 red catalogue as part of the Goblins section under Blood Bowl:

    http://www.collecting-citadel-miniat...ings#Bloodbowl
    http://www.solegends.com/citcat912/index.htm
    http://www.solegends.com/citcat912/c20324bbgoblins.htm

    You have it listed as May 1989. What is your resource? I'm quite curious to learn more!
    In this case both I and CcmWiki are right My source is White Dwarf 113, May 1989, which the wiki gives as it's source too. The catalogue they later appeared in came out in 1991, but covers several years before it.

    Another question; what is your goal or intention with this interesting list?
    Mostly just to provide a resource for people interested in things like who sculpted what, when a certain model came out, which are the oldest models still around, and so on. I'd like to have it set up on a site of it's own, but that's a slow process that'll probably only get down when I find the time.
    When did GW release something? Was it plastic or metal? Who sculpted it? Come find out:Fantasy, 40K, LOTR, BFG, Blood Bowl, Epic, Inquisitor, Man O' War, Mordheim, Necromunda & Warmaster

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    Re: Games Workshop Blood Bowl Release Timeline (lots of gaps)

    Quote Originally Posted by Tymell View Post
    Mostly just to provide a resource for people interested in things like who sculpted what, when a certain model came out, which are the oldest models still around, and so on. I'd like to have it set up on a site of it's own, but that's a slow process that'll probably only get down when I find the time.
    Doesn't seem like a large task if you put the minis metadata in a database based on what you find. Or just start/join a wiki, and add all data, but that is tedious.

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    Re: Games Workshop Blood Bowl Release Timeline (lots of gaps)

    Quote Originally Posted by korinth View Post
    Doesn't seem like a large task if you put the minis metadata in a database based on what you find. Or just start/join a wiki, and add all data, but that is tedious.

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    Ha, no, it probably wouldn't be a big task in that respect, it's mostly just that I have so little experience with website creation/design, it's hard to know where to begin.
    When did GW release something? Was it plastic or metal? Who sculpted it? Come find out:Fantasy, 40K, LOTR, BFG, Blood Bowl, Epic, Inquisitor, Man O' War, Mordheim, Necromunda & Warmaster

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    Re: Games Workshop Blood Bowl Release Timeline (lots of gaps)

    Quote Originally Posted by Tymell View Post
    Ha, no, it probably wouldn't be a big task in that respect, it's mostly just that I have so little experience with website creation/design, it's hard to know where to begin.
    It's basically 4 types of entities you might be interested in:

    - Sculptors (has many Miniatures).
    - Miniatures (has one Sculptor, has one Publication, has several Images)
    - Images (has one Miniature)
    - Publications (has many Miniatures)

    Additionally you can let the Miniatures relate to many Publications where applicable, but you are mainly interested in the first, right?

    I think arranging a test suite for a relatively small set of minis like Blood Bowl wouldn't be that hard.

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    Re: Games Workshop Blood Bowl Release Timeline (lots of gaps)

    Quote Originally Posted by Tymell View Post
    In this case both I and CcmWiki are right My source is White Dwarf 113, May 1989, which the wiki gives as it's source too. The catalogue they later appeared in came out in 1991, but covers several years before it.
    The minis actually say 1988 on the slot-part, so they where probably sculpted earlier.
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    ... is converting and painting an Ogres blood bowl team at the moment. Next in line is a lo-fi themed Dark Elves team and then Norse.

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    Re: Games Workshop Blood Bowl Release Timeline (lots of gaps)

    Assuming that the figures are arranged by release date, it's not relevant, but I thought I'd point out that the third/fourth edition metal human team was actually sculpted at the same time as the others - the tabs say 1993, and I remember a studio team appearing in WD made up of these unreleased figures - but they weren't made available for sale until the third edition re-release in 1998.

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