[Archive] Bloodbowl?

AGPO:

Okay, I’ve not played this since I was a wee small boy (about 6 actually) with my cousin’s models and the first edition of the game.

So anyway, i was wondering

a) Where can I get the rules

b) How many models would I want

c) Apart from the main rules, are there any supplements I would need?

AGPO:

Okay, I’ve not played this since I was a wee small boy (about 6 actually) with my cousin’s models and the first edition of the game.

So anyway, i was wondering

a) Where can I get the rules

b) How many models would I want

c) Apart from the main rules, are there any supplements I would need?

Willmark:

All right here my friend:

http://specialist-games.com/

AGPO:

Thanks Wilmark, this should do me fine

cornixt:

You are best off getting the main box, then you get the board, dice, and templates. You’ll also get a couple of teams to play about with to learn the rules before you pick a proper team (with decent models)

Sharkboy:

I’ve been playing it since the beginning but over the years have been slowly getting rid of it, have the box set minus the 2 plastic teams (already sold) and about 6-8 2nd edition teams worth of models.

PM me if you’re after the game and want to talk teams.

:cheers

zorn sabretooth:

*play chaos dwarfs

*don’t buy anything now because gw are slowly killing off specailist games whitch means they might release new editions or kill it off completely

Willmark:

Don’t know if they are killing them off. GW is in the midst of a major reorg from top to bottom. I doubt they will get rid of these but they won’t be getting anything new anytime soon. Basically they have fix a lot of other stuff first.

cornixt:

Blood bowl is great for minimal investment. The fans are so involved that I doubt it would ever go completely. So many other manufacturers make models for it, and you can often convert an entire team from a single box of plastic GW models. I don’t think that the latest rules are even available as anything other than a pdf at the moment, and they have been playtested to death so they are very balanced.

AGPO:

Well I have the pdf rules and I’ve come up with a couple of teams. My plan is to convert my teams and as strictly speaking you don’t need the scatter templates that leaves me needing only the field, block dice, dugouts and range ruler. Now I reckon I can make me a couple of dugouts, and if I join the NAF I get the block dice for £5 (or alternatively if someone tells me which result is on two faces I can simply make a table and use a normal D6). I’m not really so keen to pay £50 for the pitch and range ruler, especially since I intend to convert my own pitch/pitches for my teams.

So my questions are as follows:

1. How big are the squares on a bloodbowl pitch and what are the dimensions of the pitch (including of end zones, line of scrimmage etc.)

2. What are the dimensions of the range ruler and the range for each type of pass

3. Is it worth joining the NAF if I’m just starting out and is there a free bloodbowl forum out there?

4. Does anyone have a pitch and/or range ruler going cheap?

Thanks in advance for your help guys

Geckilian:

I recommend TalkBloodBowl, the best BB forum I reckon, and it’s free. I’m Xanthier on there, and I’ve found it to be immensely helpful in team composition and so forth. Even so, I joined the NAF for the funky coloured dice. Considering the dice go on eBay for ridiculous prices (even the plain white ones) joining the NAF is usually the cheapest option. Or, if you don’t mind different dice with very similar symbols, check out Impact Miniatures Dice. Not quite the real thing, but the symbols are close, and the dice work perfectly fine.

A pitch square is about 28.5 mm per side. 28 mm and the overall pitch will be too short, 29 mm and it’ll be too long, both of which messes with the range ruler.

As for getting the pitch and range ruler, check out Tritex games, whenever I check there they’ve had a pitch and templates etc for sale relatively cheap. Certainly a lot less than £50, that’s for sure.

Oh, and pitch dimentions: 13 squares long each half, width is 15 squares, end zones along short edges are 1 square, wide zones along length of pitch are 4 squares each. Hope that helps.

metro_gnome:

blam!

http://fumbbl.com/

Willmark:

Great to see the renewed interest in BB around here. It looks like we might get 8 players minimum where I live.

Geckilian:

I have to agree Willmark, Blood Bowl is a great game, doesn’t take long, and with so many team combinations it’s easy to develop a great variety of play styles. I still remember my 2 Flesh Golem and 14 Zombie team fondly…

Willmark:

Cool. I should have some new pics up tonight in my BB team blog. I just finished the 1st treeman and have more halflings on the way.

cornixt:

I created a nice BB pitch and template thing a while back. I’ll see if I can find it in an old PC backup, seems my laptop died today :frowning:

AGPO:

Thanks for the advice guys. I started converting my first team last night. I’ve converted six hobgoblins from the old night goblins. My four chaos dwarf blockers are going to be complete sculpts, but I’m not sure what to do for the two bull centaurs and the minotour I need. Pics to follow soon

cornixt:

Here is the spreadsheet with the pitch and templates (I think, I haven’t been able to double check since I can’t open the file)

BB starter kit

AGPO:

Thanks Cornixt. I can’t print the pitch but it’ll be useful for reference purposes. The rest is all fantastic

Lord Darkash:

Heresy minis have a great minotaur perfect for BB…

Like THIS

and my personal favorite

also search Deathball on their site for other great minis