Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Jungle Bowl – Lizardmen and Slaan in Bloodbowl

So here we have it the last one in the series. A quick note on Khorne and Bretonian teams, I won’t cover these mainly because they are both unofficial until GW says so. There both a bit rubbish anyway!

Lizardmen and Slaan are based on the original Lizardmen army in fantasy (Now seraphon). All the fantasy armies Lizardmen however were the exception as they got 2.

The main Lizardmen team includes the mainstays of any Lizardmen community (Skinks and Saurus) although the Slaan were a surprise. I believe this team arrived from the community (Along with Chaos renegades). It’s hard to think of a team full of frog bloodbowl players especially since the fantasy miniature was a fat toad sitting on a palanquin.

Lizardmen are a powerhouse of the current game and Slaan are a very interesting team very different to most teams. Let’s delve in shall we?!

Friday, 5 January 2018

Bloodbowl heads to the waste lands: Chaos Dwarves and Ogres in Bloodbowl

So, I failed to finish the series by December but you know xmas is a busy ish time of year (Or I was too lazy….)

For the penultimate article of this series I present to you the Ogres and Chaos Dwarves. These guys shared the same area of the map just outside the old world although there were always the regiments of renown representing the ogres!

Armies of huge ogres and dwarves with their hobgoblin allies ruled this area. In the blood bowl world these are 2 hard hitting teams. Chaos Dwarves are similar to their dwarf cousins but different and in my opinion much more exciting to use.

Ogres on the other hand are a team of pure strength with the little snotlings there for erm support?
Both are exciting but how are they for beginners and seasoned vets?

Monday, 18 December 2017

Bloodbowl in the Buff: Amazon and Norse in bloodbowl

Long ago the creators of Bloodbowl came up with an idea. That idea was that they would create human team that has all dodge and a human team with all block. This would be offset by their lack of armour.

This fell in nicely with the Norse marauders in fantasy but also with the warrior women. I’m not sure which came first amazons in bloodbowl or amazons in the fantasy world.

Although since that inception Norse have changed amazons have stayed the same I’d say probably to their detriment. Norse however have become a very interesting team.

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Dem Bones part 2 – Vampire and Khemri in bloodbowl

Hi everyone and as time ticks on and I’m coming to the end of my team review series I thought I’d touch on the unusual teams of bloodbowl. Vampires and Khemri were born out of Games Workshop splitting the Undead faction way back in the late 90’s. Khemri were the Egyptian faction and vampires the Transylvanian factions and both have echo’s of this basis.

Both are harder than the previous selections to use and both require a little bit of patience and playing. Both of these are in the lower tiers and you’ll see why in a minute. Both however having played them in leagues fairly recently are fun and different teams to use.

Saturday, 18 November 2017

Tree Huggers and the paupers – Elves and Wood Elves in Blood bowl

Completing the run through of the elves is the order of the week this time. Elves are very different from most factions in that their high agility focus’s them solely on agility based plays. More so with these teams as they both have armour 7.

Both teams are pretty different from their armour 8 cousins the high and dark elves. In different ways.
Wood elves are like their fantasy counterparts. I imagine Orion is a coach and he’s called forth every spring to teach the wood elves different blitzing plays.

Elves on the other hand are the epitome of the Blood bowl alternate universe. It represents Poor Wood elf, Dark elf and High elf players who can’t afford the expensive armour or aren’t arrogant enough. So, they have to borrow their team uniform from others…. Millenniums of hatred and now there in the same team because they can’t afford armour but still want to beat people up! Very blood bowl!

A Reminder about elves is on the previous blog…. Catch that here! http://deathorgloryblog.blogspot.co.uk/2017/10/dark-or-light-high-elves-and-dark-elves.html

Thursday, 9 November 2017

Dem Bones part 1 – Undead Teams in blood bowl

Welcome bloodbowlers! As you may (or may not) know Blood bowl followed the races released with Warhammer fantasy. Therefore, initially there was one blood bowl team for undead which had a mixture of vampiric, Necromantic and Khemri Elements.

When games workshop split these armies so did the split occur in blood bowl and three new teams were born Khemri, Vampires and Necromantic. Instead of ridding themselves of the old team this was retained to make 4 Ghoulish teams.

Again, I’m not sure what’s happened to them now. However, vampires and the dead are tolerated if not cheered with gusto wherever they go! I’m guess Vlad and Manfred coach rivalling teams…

Out of the 4 I’m going to first look at the traditional old-world teams the undead and the necromantic.

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Beware the Stunties! – Halflings and Dwarves in Blood bowl

Taken as they are from the Warhammer fantasy universe, Dwarves are a fan favourite and had a massive following and still do now (even though there now flying in massive airships….)

Indeed, they are iconic. Their Troll Slayers which brings visions of Gotrek Gurnisson and Snorri.

Halflings on the other hand were more well known for the Moot than anything else and an imitation of the Hobbit. Indeed, as they are supported by the treemen it is as if they are much more like their Lord of the Rings counter Parts.

So how about it guys should be have a look at the stunty and the Stubborn?