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Our tactics and strategies posts can improve your Blood Bowl coaching skills to a competitive level and help you think like a legendary coach.

Moving to Blood Bowl Second Season

This guide is for coaches moving from the Blood Bowl 2016 rules to the Blood Bowl Second Season rules. These will be referenced as BB2016 and BB2020 respectively. If you've just picked up Blood Bowl for the first time, this article may be interesting as a historical document. If you're moving from…

How To Be Lucky

Ex England NAF captain, and uber-competitive munchkin, PeteW is very good at Blood Bowl. There's a saying on FUMBBL, the famous free fantasy football online website: "Don’t play PeteW on a Sunday." This is because PeteW is known to be lucky, and as a noted Christian, it's feared by the otherwise

Letting go of “Your” luck

Is there a deeper question than: "What do you really want?" When it is their turn to play, I often hear coaches say they do not have the faintest idea what to do. So, I ask them: "What would you enjoy?" Well, interestingly enough, the answer that comes up most often is: "I'd like to be lucky."

Black Orcs – The Pedda Theory

I’d like to caveat this article with this being my initial thoughts on black orcs from a tournament perspective without really having played them. Don’t take this as gospel, but rather a point of view, which may or may not prove to be true once we’re able to play tabletop games again. Why did I…

Year of the ‘Fling

On September 11th 2019, with more than a little bit of goading from the Two Drunk Flings and Friends crew, I set out on a Blood Bowl challenge; One Year, Only Halflings in all variants of the game. The challenge is set by the Fling Nation group of coaches. Often found bouncing around the lower to…

The Art of Coaching

It is very difficult to write a theory of Blood Bowl. Already, there are very few coaches who have a global and coherent idea of the game. Then, in the heat of the action, even legendary coaches rely more on their flair and creativity than on a logical system. All legendary coaches run their teams

An Introduction To Tournament Blood Bowl

With the new edition just about to hit the shelves it is a really exciting time for Blood Bowl! After years seemingly lost in the wilderness, Games Workshop have blessed us with two new editions in the last three years, each more bounteous than the last. The new box set is overflowing with new toys…

Tomb Kings / Khemris PLaybook

Tomb Kings push the one-trick poney concept to Blood Bowl’s furthest extreme. Yes, it is true that they are very muscular with up to 41 strength points on the pitch. However, this extreme has its polar opposite because their deficient agility complicates an action as easy as picking up the ball.

Pulling Off a Long Feint

SNEAKY TACTICS - PART 2 A long feint aims to goad your opponent's screening players and mobile resources into contesting or stopping (dead) your ball carrier on a flank. As soon as your opponent compromises enough players and player skills on your feint, you then swiftly change the ball of