Gaming on a budget – The Challenge (Month 2 – Part 5)

Morning Mancavers,

Last month we started our “gaming on a budget” feature with the aim of spending no more than £30 per month on a new game we hadn’t invested in before.  I decided to get involved with a low fantasy Medieval football style game by Steamforged Games called Guildball.  Having taken a look at the teams available and gotten some advice from friends and forums I opted to purchase the Fishermens Guild.  With their combination of maneuverability and speed they would be the best option for me.

Last month I bought the Fishermens Guild Season 1 Starter Box which came with 3 miniatures (Angel, Siren and Shark), a ball and some data cards for each player the miniatures represent.  I really really wanted one of the other team players called Kraken so I bought him too.  At this point I had slightly gone over my planned budget of £30 and I think including postage it cost me a total of about £34.80 leaving me short this month.

Starting out I only had about £25-26 to play with.  I initially decided to add in two new players to give my team more flexibility in terms of tactics and options.  I went for Greyscales and Jac.

Jac - Fishermen's Guild

Jac – Fishermen’s Guild

Greyscales - Fishermen's Guild

Greyscales – Fishermen’s Guild

Also to get my team going I opted to purchase some MicroArt Studios bases.  The only option I feel really matches anything like the feel I’m looking for my Fishermen is:-


These are nice and look like a ruined jetty or pier.  I picked up a set of 40mm bases (for Kraken) and a set of 30mm bases for everyone else.

A selection of DS Round 30mm "Wood" by MicroArt Studios

A selection of DS Round 30mm “Wood” by MicroArt Studios

A selection of DS Round 30mm "Wood" by MicroArt Studios

A selection of DS Round 30mm “Wood” by MicroArt Studios

In total my spend came to:-

Greyscales – £8.05

Jac – £8.05

2 x MicroArt 40mm DS Round “Wood” Bases – £3.60

5 x MicroArt 30mm DS Round “Wood Bases – £3.60

All in all I spend £23.30 + P&P which rounds me off to roughly £26 this month.  I should now have enough miniatures to give me options when putting together a team.  I really need to get involved and start playing with the Guildballers locally (the Andy’s, Pam, Jason W & Mark S) and have a read of the rules and build a pitch.  One of the things that really draws me to the game is the fact that I dont have to spend a lot of money on a fancy rulebook.  Its free to download!!  If you have been following this little endeavour of mine and have been thinking you too would like to get involved then why dont you download a copy of the rules and take a look for yourself.

I can also go onto the Guildball Forums to pick up tactics and general Guildball advice.  Here is a link:-

Oh the hobbying never ends in the Mancave!  There will be more updates to share with you guys soon.

Ive been very busy making my Alien Versus predator minis and building an Aerial Hunter Killer from Pegasus Hobbies for my Terminator Genisys…..but more on these in a later update.

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