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    Can someone give me a rundown of bloodbowl teams?

    My friend and I just started playing and there is a league at the local shop.

    I wanted to get another team (besides the starters)

    What are the teams strengths and weaknesses?

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    Re: Can someone give me a rundown of bloodbowl teams?

    Humans: Good all rounders and cheap enough to have a few substitutes.

    Orcs: If you take lots of Blitzers and Black Orcs the team really starts to deal out punishment but they are slower than humans.

    Dwarves: Slow, except runners which are average, but have relativly high armour and some nice helping skills to start with.

    Chaos Dwarves: Essentially Human line men backed up by some dwarves, though Bull Centaurs pack a punch and can be prone to bursts of speed.

    Woodelves: fast, agile, low armour, can pull off some really artistic plays cause of the high AG. A personal dislike of mine they are a bit to good at times.

    High Elves: Basicly Humans with higher agility but everything costs a heap more so your team is small.

    Dark Elves: Kinda the same as above, but with witch elves, which are a bit rubbish.

    Goblins: My favourite cause if they do anything right it's a miracle. Cheap, weak, slow, but can dodge really well, throw in a couple of trolls and away you go.

    Halflings: Even worse than Goblins but are cheaper and backed up by treemen.

    Skaven: Fast, average but with a backbone of hard hitters, their runners are as agile as elves. The other Tourney favourite alongside Woodelves.

    Amazons: Human linemen all with dodge, and some passers and blockers with other skills. A bit boring and a tad slow.

    Norse: Same as above but with Block on everyone instead of Dodge.

    Very brief I know, if you've got any questions about specific ones ask away. But I think I got them all.
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    Re: Can someone give me a rundown of bloodbowl teams?

    nexus6 has pretty much done a good summary - but I need to add:

    Bloodbowl is the greatest GW game ever made. Bar none.

    Oh, and you forgot the Lizardmen Team: Adaptable team - though the players are individually expensive, doesn't give you much lee-way in regards to reserves, and you only have a choice between Skinks, Saurus and Kroxigor (surprise, surprise )
    Saurus are excellent due to high Strength and AV - though don't often advance fast enough to get the skills required to be good Blockers.
    Skinks, although very fragile, are great value as well - and as they'll be scoring all the touchdowns, they advance quickly. Star Skinks can instigate some very funny moments in-game (Chaos Minotaur blitzed my Star Skink; result = Minotaur ended up face down on the pitch!)
    Kroxigor, whilst Strong with high AV, tend to get picked on as they're seen as a big threat. Good for psychology value!

    Seriously, whatever team you pick - you'll have great fun with. Human and Orc teams are more forgiving to a beginner player though.
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    Re: Can someone give me a rundown of bloodbowl teams?

    I would forget bloody Lizardmen wouldn't I.

    I've only got the remains of a team of them I converted years ago before they had official models sitting in my room.

    There was also a Snotling team printed in the Journal. (Heck, that's going back a bit.)
    Easily the most fun I ever had. The current rules are all but identical to the edition before so the Snotling team would work fine.

    Snotlings are rubbish, I mean half as bad again as Halflings, but the uside is you get up to 30 of them in a team, plus up to 4 trolls, and you can have more than 11 players on the pitch as the ref loses track of the tiny little critters.
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    Re: Can someone give me a rundown of bloodbowl teams?

    What about undead?


    Also are there any rules for team construction? If I wanted, I could just field all black orcs?

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    Re: Can someone give me a rundown of bloodbowl teams?

    Ahaha they just keep crawling out of the woodwork.

    Seriously I would suggest trying to get either the current rules, or the last editions rules which are almost identical, off ebay or something for cheap.

    There are team restrictions, on number of players, and number of players of each type within a team. Seeing as to get a playable team you don't need to spend anywhere near as much money as you would on an army for one of the "core" games your able to justify forking out the cash for the rules.

    Actually shakespear I'm sorry I didn't think of this before. Cause of all the rubbish stuff they have done to specialist games recently, i.e. killed them, your actually getting a bonus.
    The Blood Bowl Rules.

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    Re: Can someone give me a rundown of bloodbowl teams?

    Yea, I have the box set. I am waiting to goto work tomorrow to print out the Rulebook.

    thanks!

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    Re: Can someone give me a rundown of bloodbowl teams?

    You're missing at least Vampires, Nurgle's Rotters(Nurgle), Ogres and Elves(non high/wood) that I can think of. There are also official rules for Bretonnians somewhere...

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    Re: Can someone give me a rundown of bloodbowl teams?

    I don't think any of those 4 are properly official though. And even if they are none of them are that good.
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    Re: Can someone give me a rundown of bloodbowl teams?

    There is the necromancer list. And Khemri, and Undead. There are five different rules for Undead again not all of them are properly official. I think Khemri and Undead appear in the rule book.
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    Re: Can someone give me a rundown of bloodbowl teams?

    Khemri
    *shudder*

    If anyone does play them then it's with a converted team cause noone in their right mind would buy the "official" models for them. Metal multipart skeletons with ball and socket joins.
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    Re: Can someone give me a rundown of bloodbowl teams?

    Khemri: a very slow team (slower than orcs) but with the potential for big hitting (4 S5 mummies that can use team rerolls).
    Everything in the team has Agi2 or worse, so don't count on them doing anything to do with dodging, throwing, catching or even picking up the ball.
    I've gone games without ever successfully picking up the ball, and that's with rerolls as well.

    Skeletons are cheap (and rubbish) so many players give them dirty player skill to foul the opposition to oblivion. It's not something I would do though if you wish to have many games


    Dark Elves: Agility in the game counts for a whole lot. It allows you to do things other teams wouldn't even consider. The DE have high agi and access to 4 blitzers, allowing them to get up close and personal when they want or to run away when they wish. They play the throwing game very well, but play the running game equally well.


    Chaos Dwarfs: Dwarfs/ChaosDwarfs are great. They may be slow but they are rock hard. They come with block and tackle as standard which can really put the pressure on the opposition. With high armour value, they are more than likely to get back up if knocked down.
    This, with high mobility high strength blitzers (bull centaurs) and cheap linemen make it a tough team to play against.

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    Re: Can someone give me a rundown of bloodbowl teams?

    I play norse, they're a little bit squishy but a lot of fun, especially as the blitzers have frenzy.

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    Re: Can someone give me a rundown of bloodbowl teams?

    Play my Chaos Dwarves!! they're cuddly and warm, aren't they Raveningwh0re
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    Re: Can someone give me a rundown of bloodbowl teams?

    The living rule book is on version 4, I sugest you start by reading that.

    Also just for reference, Pro Elves, Vampires, Ogres, Khemri, Necromantic etc are all offical. (all the ones in the Living Rule Book)
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    Re: Can someone give me a rundown of bloodbowl teams?

    I'm thinking of starting BB, orcs a good team to start with?

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    Re: Can someone give me a rundown of bloodbowl teams?

    Orcs or humans are the best starting teams, oddly enough thats why their in the box set.
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    Re: Can someone give me a rundown of bloodbowl teams?

    It's just that i have some spare ork boyz bits, should be enough to make a team.

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    Re: Can someone give me a rundown of bloodbowl teams?

    Quote Originally Posted by neXus6
    I don't think any of those 4 are properly official though. And even if they are none of them are that good.
    Yup they are official, in the latest update of the rules anyway! And vampires are ace if used properly.

    Th 'best' team is dark elves. But they do require a degree of skill to play.

    If i were you to start I wouldnt go anything too specialised. work your way into it.

    So if you want to eventually go for a slow, well armoured, tough team start with norse who still have few of the otehr skills, or at least the opportunity for them, but if you want a fast team then go for something like amazons. Specialist teams are hard to win with, especially if you arent familiar with all the subtleties of the rules.

    I dont mean they are your only 2 choices. I tried gobbos (numberous, fast but always died) then dwarfs which were slow but didnt take any crap.... but got nailed becuase i could never get touch down.

    In hindsight i wish id gone for a more all rounders team.
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    Re: Can someone give me a rundown of bloodbowl teams?

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    Play my Chaos Dwarves!! they're cuddly and warm, aren't they Raveningwh0re
    Heh, LUCKY LUCKY LUCKY winning touchdown. Great game though!

    ps, your DE were more deadly though
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