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 game of small scores (1-0, 1-1, 2-1, etc.). The reality is that unless you seriously outcoach your opponent while helming a fast and/or agile team, there is no magic formula. Filling a gap this big sometimes happen, but do not count on it.

“Yes, but what do I do?”

You will have difficulties swallowing the pill, but it is now too late.

“But he intercepted my pass!”

Also, it is a bit trivial, but you would be better off passing where there is no one to intercept.

“Yes, but I had no other options!”

Again, the answer is very ugly to hear. Play in a way that leaves you with options.

Stacking Minor Mistakes

Let’s be honest. Minor mistakes stacked over many turns is why you wind up playing a catching up game. Failing to suck all the juice from your players’ skills and positioning is why your opponents often manage to move their ball carrier out of your player’s reach at critical game turns. To catch up against these better coaches, you then have to increase your risk-taking, thus exposing yourself to Nuffle‘s moods.

Ditto to counter an opponent particularly in luck. Your only possible solution is to play better than him (that’s why a dominant coach will easily master a lucky but also very wasteful rookie) and/or increase your risk taking to push your luck to his level.

If your opponent is the best and the luckiest coach … And that leads to a 0-2 deficit … Unfortunately, there is only a nasty wind gust that will allow you to catch him up! Think of something like a succession of favorable kickoff events multiplied by a deceived husband’s luck. In short, do not count on it.

When two points behind, the only thing you can do is to play your best while carefully analyzing how your counterpart smokes you. You will then be better equipped to serve him the same medicine … In a rematch.

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