Blood Bowl



Down at my local gaming club ( Essex Warhounds )we are starting to play Blood Bowl and the more experience blood bowl players have set up a league -which we are playing most Sunday nights just to mix up the normal games of 40k fantasy and FOW.

 I’m new to the game  of Blood Bowl  so I have downloaded a digital version of the game which has just come out – you can find the link here This  computer game uses the full current rules so I’m using  it as a playing aid and to be honest I’m having  fun .

I have this game on the PC and was lucky anougth to pick  up  a French version for my PSP which is also very good the last time i was in France ( France game but you can change to english using the  ingame options  on the menu page)

As I’m new I’m going to start with a standard bash -bash Orc team with a few goblin runners /Catchers and play a small league to see how the player’s progress

-I will post my team once I have fully play tested it  and are 100% confident of the rules  , I’m also thinking of building a full  scale blood bowl board using 6mm MDF and dug outs from Hurst molds   I will ofcourse update my site if i do decide to push on with this project.

below is a picture of a typical  Orc players  ( with upgraded gloves – shoulder guards – helmet )  from the PC game.


anyway below is a short description of blood bowl and the general rules of the game  just to give out more information on this great game.

The Origin

Blood Bowl is an ultra violent team sport, based on the Warhammer fantasy world. Build up your team with Orcs, Elves, Dwarfs and many other fantasy creatures before jumping into the bloodiest arenas!
Blood Bowl was originally created by Jervis Johnson and Games Workshop in 1987. The board game, a parody of the Warhammer world and American Football, met with success in the 80s and the 90s. The world’s largest Tabletop Wargames company continues to sell the game’s miniatures today. Also, its creator never stopped improving and enriching Blood Bowl’s game system and universe with several rule changes.
Today, Blood Bowl remains very popular around the world thanks to a large community of players and numerous dedicated fansites. As for old Blood Bowl players, they have unforgettable memories of all the passionate games they used to play. Throughout the years, the original Blood Bowl game has earned a legendary status.

The Game

The game is a combination of a tactical game and a sports game The basics are extremely simple: two teams, one ball. The team that carries the ball into the opponent’s end zone scores a touchdown, the team with the most touchdowns at the end of the game is the winner. However, it’s how you decide to do this that makes things interesting, the ends justify the means! It’s not just the players you have at your disposal either. You can bribe the referee’s to look the other way as you cripple or trample annoying opponents and hire illegal wizards to give you a hand directly from the crowd… Blood Bowl severely tests the finest tacticians’ strategies
There are many races to accommodate every player’s profile and even more strategies for experimenting. Winning a game requires a strong game-sense and a lot of self-control.
For the player’s enjoyment, omnipresent humor and the use of spells, weapons, and other non-regulatory means place Blood Bowl outside of the classic sport simulation genre.


~ by armasheddon on August 18, 2009.

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