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 […]
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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 write this article? Well, I’m interested in hearing the thoughts on this new team from others and to start the discussion, I’ll share mine first.
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 mid tables at virtually any tournament setting, the Fling Nation is dedicated to playing Halflings and encouraging others to do the same. Completing a full year of playing only Haflings gains the coach the “Chef’s Hat of Devotion”.
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 – full teams, star players, big guys and even referee models. It is a great time to be a Blood Bowl coach, and a great time for casual and league players to dip their toe into the waters of the tournament scene.
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. Moreover, once the ball
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 flank. Contrary to a small
Sneaky tactics – PART 1 I am often asked to write about sneakiness. Clearly, there are many coaches who think that it is the ultimate Blood Bowl means to achieve victory. Not that they are wrong, but it is very difficult to sneak drive after drive. Occasionally, the situation on the pitch is not conductive.
This strategy, often named The Grind, aims to win the game by a score of 2 to 1. Yes, you are reading correctly; we are not talking about a shutout. Even more convolutedly, we are not even seeking to score the game’s first touchdown! In fact, we do not care if our opponent scores first,
Let’s valiantly tackle an abstract topic: how to improve your coaching. Most of us try to be the best blood bowl coach possible. I am that way too. I give all my best. But I observe that some of you are not really improving even though they are spending a hell of a lot of
When I first learned to play Blood Bowl, I thought I simply had to pay attention to avoid picking up some bad coaching habits. It sounded simple enough. Yet, I would sit on the pitch’s sidelines, sweating through my t-shirt in the middle of the Canadian winter. I even ended up taking a nap before