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Veterans

The Veteran coach usually makes the right decisions. He grasped a strong positioning’s importance and his pitch control is harder to contest. His improved synchronism allows him to better optimize his remaining game time. His offensives alternate between cages and runs – often in a single game, and even during a single drive. His eyes are constantly on the watch for chain pushes opportunities without mastering complex sequences. He optimizes his team but still tries bizarre skills combos. The Veteran coaching level is a cool phase of tests and discoveries.

Attacking a Veteran’s defense is an adventure. Defending against his offensives is never already won. The Veteran coach has understood that what wins a blood bowl game is the cumulation of small advantages and that it is often enough to tip the balance in his favor even with some ordinary luck.

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 If you've just picked up Blood Bowl for the first time, this article may be interesting as a historical document.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…

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…

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

How To Improve Your Coaching

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 time coaching their team.

How To Break Bad Coaching Habits

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

I’m Losing 0-2. What Should I Do?

It is typical. Either you have played too sketchily, or your opponent is particularly on fire, or luck has blown far too heavily towards the pitch's other side ... Or maybe it is all this combined. Anyway, you are now losing 0-2. Yes, you are in serious trouble! "Help! What do I do?" Blood Bowl is a…

Granting a Touchdown to Win

If you ever wondered, yes, it is better not to grant a touchdown than to grant one. But in the end, it is not that easy because to win a game, you need to score more touchdowns than your opponent ... by all means possible. Unfortunately for your pride, granting a touchdown is sometimes a tactic that…