Here’s a small Blood Bowl tournament between the teen and I.
I figured it was about time to get some Blood Bowl games in, and finally try out the latest rules from 2020. Since I have 4 teams completed, that gave us two teams each. Simple enough.
As usual, I was too wrapped up in playing and rules look up to take much in the way of pictures, so this won’t be a play by play match report.
The teen took bash heavy teams (Dwarfs and Chaos Chosen, and I took Old World Alliance and Orcs to try out the passing play. Also, to try out the Old World Alliance (Human, Dwarves, Halflings, and/or Treeman or Ogre), since they are newer and I had yet to play them.
If you can spot any half-painted Dwarfs or Halflings, those would be from the Old World Alliance team. I figured I could get those painted up before and add them to my Humans team before we were done with the tourney. Well, that didn’t quite happen. I also had grandiose plans of finishing up the current Blood Bowl team I’ve been working on since January, and then quickly work on another team to give us three teams each. Yea, that didn’t happen either.
The big rule changes that most people will notice, are the ability to use rerolls more than once in a turn and the Passing stat. I did use the Reroll more than once, but only once in our games. The Passing stat I used quite a few times. I think I’d say that I passed the ball way more in our games than I have in previous editions. the Orc team are not particularly good at passing, but I was able to pull off a successful passing play or two with them.
I wish I would have snapped a shot of our last game. The Dwarfs and Orcs made it to the finals. It was 0-0 and we were on the last two turns of the game. I had no rerolls and made a desperate move to score. I got my goblin down field. Had my Thrower scoop up the ball. He’d have to make a dodge roll, then try to get as far upfield as possible for hopefully a good throw. Somehow he made the passing roll and now it was up to the Goblin to roll to catch…sweat on my brows…roll….yes! He catches the ball, all he will have to do is walk it in on my next turn.
Then the teen manages to run one of his Dwarfs across field. Roll to rush, makes it! Roll to rush, makes it! Damn, he’s now marking the Goblin and that means no easy walk in.
The teen ends his turn, and I call the family over.
“Daddy’s goblin needs to dodge away from this Dwarf. If he does, Daddy will score and wins our game! In order to do that, I need to roll 3 or better (on d6).”
Shake, shake, shake … (maybe I shouldn’t have called the family to watch), shake, shake, shake…. (did I just jinx myself or will they bring me luck?!)…. shake, shake, shake… (why is the little one rooting for her brother?!) ….shake, shake….(this is going to look really bad if my Goblin fails, makes an Injury roll and breaks his neck!)….and the die falls….it’s a 3!! I might have let out a little “woot!” there, but essentially that small move is what won the league game for me.
All in all, some fun times. Glad we got to play (took us about 3 weekends) and finally put those Blood Bowl minis I’ve spent so much time painting to use! I think they make a world of difference in getting the feeling of the game.
Up Next: Hopefully a painted mini or two!