Blood Bowl: Chaos it is

Blood Bowl Chaos WarriorAs I mentioned recently we’re trying to drum up interest for Blood Bowl at my FLGS. I had originally decided to do an Orc team because it’s easy to proxy but then I realized I could do a Chaos team easily too since I use Beastmen for my Chaos Marines’ Lesser Daemons. So, change of plans and here’s my initial roster.

1) Chaos Warrior
2) Chaos Warrior
3) Chaos Warrior
4) Chaos Warrior
5) Beastmen
6) Beastmen
7) Beastmen
8) Beastmen
9) Beastmen
10) Beastmen
11) Beastmen

Re-roll x 3

Hopefully I do well the first game to land an apothecary. I’m always fearful running a team without one. I have no intention of getting the Minotaur either so once I have the apothecary it’s just a matter of getting a few more Beastmen. As much as I love the Minotaur I’ve just never had any real luck with him. Oh, when he keeps his head in the game he’ll mangle the other team but then there’s the games where you can’t do anything with him. As a general rule I’ve been staying away from big guys with the wild animal trait and finding I do better without them.

  • BenitoSenence

    As the games get played and your opponents start expanding their roster, many gravitate towards the “Big Guy”. The reason, well it’s Blood Bowl. He knocks down the little guys and the rest of the team “fouls” him out of the game. Computer games don’t simulate the true brutality of this game. The AI is trying to score not knock out your best player with a cunning plan of beating him to death. I suggest you reconsider. 8)

    • http://creativetwilight.com/ Thor

      I don’t play the AI, I play real people with the PC version of Blood Bowl. That’s what sucks with the XBox version, virtually nobody to play, however on the PC there’s thousands of players on each day. At this point I have over 300 games under my belt with various teams, all against real people. So, I think I know a thing or two about how real people play ;)

      It’s specifically the wild animal trait I’m avoiding, not big guys. Want to move him, that’s a 4+ roll unless you blitz, then it’s a 2+. Blocking is a 2+ too. So, if you want to move him you either risk the 50% failure, waste a blitz action just to move him or actually blitz with him and hope his unreliability doesn’t bite you in the ass.

      See, the problem I have is when you have a wild animal on the team you have to give it a lot of attention to try and make him useful. You find yourself wasting blitzes or blitzing with him when it’s not the ideal choice just because not doing it means he’s got his thumb up his ass and is useless. I don’t like babysitting a single player no matter how devastating he ‘can’ be. I also don’t like my tactics being driven by a single player.

      Now, bonehead is a big guy trait I don’t mind. Straight up 2+ to do anything, no reliance on blitz and block actions to improve use.

      Besides, anyone can knock someone down, you don’t need a big guy to do that for you. I’d say he does it easier except for the fact he’s stuck on strength skill ups unless he rolls doubles, so even that’s not entirely true. Big guys have a use, don’t get me wrong, but they also aren’t a requirement.

  • BenitoSenence

    Makes sense, I’ll be following along your lines [No Big Guy] when we get this going as I’ve been wanting to get more games in with my Amazon team. 8)

    • http://creativetwilight.com/ Thor

      One of these days I’ll have to roll up an Amazon team. I’m a sucker for their counter-part, Norse.

  • khorneinquisitor

    Yeah, I looked at the link that was posted on the forums I believe and I was torn between running chaos or skaven.  I am going to opt for skaven however.  Also, if you would like some actual chaos warrior models to play with let me know.  Gotz a bunch.

    • http://creativetwilight.com/ Thor

      Skaven are fun. Fragile as hell but fast and always capable of scoring.

  • stealthystealth

    Freaking A of course you want to be Chaos. I went Chaos first and I will take a Minotaur. Your going to need those 300 games 

  • http://thegoldend6.com/ Adam

    Goblins are my first love in Bloodbowl. Useless as all get out except for that one time you can get the Troll to hike a Goblin carrying the ball endzone-wards.
    Every other time, the dozy bastard eats the little bugger.

    • http://creativetwilight.com/ Thor

      Goblins are a lot of fun. I always have a soft spot for them. In general I enjoy the teams that aren’t as competitive because I get tired of seeing the same teams over and over. Me playing one of those teams doesn’t change what else is out there but at least for my opponents they get to see something that isn’t Orcs and Chaos for once.