When talking about tactics in Blood Bowl we often divide teams up into four categories: Bashers, Agility, Hybrids, and Stunties. Each of these categories tend to have fairly consistent qualities that determine the approach to how they should play the game to succeed. For Bashers, we generally find slower teams with higher strength, armour and blocking ability, but with less effective ball handling skills and lower movement and mobility; and for agility teams the opposite is generally true. Hybrids can generally play either style depending on their opponent, while with Stunties anything goes! As with any broad category there are many nuances and variations within those groups, but for players looking to start out and understand the solid basics of play for their team, this approach works well.
In this article we are going to look at the fundamentals of offensive play for the two most prolific and polarised types: Bashers, and Agility teams.
One of Blood Bowl’s great strengths is that the core game can be played for fun as a standalone entity, or as part of competitive formats of different lengths and configurations, from resurrection tournaments with no development, to eternal leagues in which players and teams can grow and their stories pass into legend. Succeeding in these varying environments requires fundamentally different approaches to various aspects of the game, and we’re going to take a look at some of the most important below.
Once you have mastered the basics of Blood Bowl, are comfortable navigating the game’s rules, and no longer feel as though you are at the mercy of the dice, it’s time to look to the next level. In this article we’re going to take a look at five areas coaches can focus on when trying to become a better player.