Switch Theme:

Blood Bowl News & Rumors: p#124 Ogres..( & Gnoblars)  [RSS] Share on facebook Share on Twitter Submit to Reddit
»
Author Message
Advert


Forum adverts like this one are shown to any user who is not logged in. Join us by filling out a tiny 3 field form and you will get your own, free, dakka user account which gives a good range of benefits to you:
  • No adverts like this in the forums anymore.
  • Times and dates in your local timezone.
  • Full tracking of what you have read so you can skip to your first unread post, easily see what has changed since you last logged in, and easily see what is new at a glance.
  • Email notifications for threads you want to watch closely.
  • Being a part of the oldest wargaming community on the net.
If you are already a member then feel free to login now.




Made in us
Courageous Skink Brave




 greatbigtree wrote:
I would like to see less emphasis on creating “long term” damage, and more focus on playing the ball. My experience is that the best long-term strategy for non elf / skaven teams (most teams) is to bash and, I almost forgot, 2 guys to play the ball.


To me, that seems to just be the playstyle that the majority of players have decided is "correct." And maybe they're right, but I've had a lot of success with other builds. When I play lizardmen, for instance, I've been known to start with only 3 sauruses, 3 re-rolls, and 9 skinks. Skinks are crazy fast, and can pull off plays nobody else can. They're also more resilient than you'd expect, thanks to dodge. Obviously Tackle is a huge problem for this style, but the only team that starts with much Tackle (dwarves) are extremely slow, so I can often just stay completely out of their threat range with most of my players.

Experiment with unconventional ways to play; you might surprise some people.
   
Made in ca
Boom! Leman Russ Commander





London, Ontario

I don’t mean to be down on that plan, but in my experience, Linemen and Blockers generally take Block followed by Tackle.

I’ve played more traditional Lizzies with lots of Saurus and I *still* go through skinks like crazy, because Tackle gets taken to deal with them. That’s been my experience, anyhow. I tend to play long-term leagues, where we run into the “spiraling expenses” rules. By that point, tackle is widespread and my skinks *without* block are just hiding behind the big guys.
   
Made in us
Cabin Zombie






The worst experience I’ve had was a league where the Dwarf player had some lucky early games and got skills on like all his Linemen and they all picked up Guard. It was the absolute least fun thing to play into.

 
   
Made in us
Near Golden Daemon Caliber





Affton, MO. USA

 AduroT wrote:
The worst experience I’ve had was a league where the Dwarf player had some lucky early games and got skills on like all his Linemen and they all picked up Guard. It was the absolute least fun thing to play into.

Happens in most leagues where there are crunchy teams like skaven, goblins, halflings and even skink heavy Lizardmen teams. It’s the first skill I put on my Dwarf linemen.

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
Made in ca
Resolute Ultramarine Honor Guard






Vancouver, BC

Dwarf Linemen also start with two skills that make squishier teams sad baseline. Their linemen are more skilled than most other teams blitzers.

Most other teams linemens will pick block or wrestle first, of course. Maybe one of them will get kick to get more choice where the ball goes.

This message was edited 1 time. Last update was at 2019/05/18 18:59:01


 warboss wrote:
Is there a permanent stickied thread for Chaos players to complain every time someone/anyone gets models or rules besides them? If not, there should be.
 
   
Made in us
Hellacious Havoc





Everybody saw they put these up for made to order right?
[Thumb - 473E5032-4E2B-47FD-BAE9-7148155F3D13.jpeg]

[Thumb - D1B2F726-52D7-42EB-8B25-F9B633AFCF04.jpeg]


   
Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






Omadon's Realm

That treeman is as awful as the hotpot is amazing.



 
   
Made in gb
Stealthy Warhound Titan Princeps





UK

Hotpot was released in 1992 and goes for silly money on eBay. So glad they’ve made it available again. Time to grab 2-3 for my oldhammer empire army...
   
Made in ca
Boom! Leman Russ Commander





London, Ontario

I almost feel like I should “report” that generic treeman picture. At this moment, I can’t think of a model I’d be more ashamed to have released to the public. Dick-nose doesn’t look so bad anymore, and I’d never use *that* model.
   
Made in us
Cabin Zombie






It’s less of a Treeman and more of a Firewoodman.

 
   
Made in gb
Fixture of Dakka






Have they rebased that 25-year-old hotpot, or just photoshopped it onto round bases?
   
Made in au
Fixture of Dakka





Melbourne

Photoshopped by the looks.


I want to like the old treeman. But I also really want to dislike it. I'm stuck in an uncomfortable spot between "yay nostalgia and hrmm dated sculpt"

My Blogs -
Dark Angels - Currently Lord of the Rings Rohirrim!
Terrain - Currently Dead
My Instagram - I don't post much. 
   
Made in vn
Longtime Dakkanaut




https://www.warhammer-community.com/2019/05/20/blood-bowl-on-hard-modegw-homepage-post-3fw-homepage-post-2/

Artwork Treemen didn't look that bad.



It's resin, not plastic, so I don't understand why they didn't follow this.
   
Made in gb
Multispectral Hsien





Gosport, UK

The generic one might look more like that. The one we’ve got atm is a character (or the old made to order one).

This message was edited 1 time. Last update was at 2019/05/20 15:46:13


 
   
Made in gb
Fixture of Dakka






 Snrub wrote:
Photoshopped by the looks.


I want to like the old treeman. But I also really want to dislike it. I'm stuck in an uncomfortable spot between "yay nostalgia and hrmm dated sculpt"


That one's not old enough to get nostalgic about. Trish Carden's early 90s Marauder treemen, though ...
   
Made in gb
[DCM]
Decrepit Dakkanaut




UK

This message was edited 2 times. Last update was at 2019/05/20 20:14:14


 
   
Made in de
Enginseer with a Wrench






I guess the 'treeman' is usable as some kind of wooden 'robot' or golem. Just place a halfling (or pet squirrel...) on top to operate some (also wooden) levers. Wouldn't use it for Wood Elves though.
   
Made in gb
Regular Dakkanaut







Dice used to be £7, why the increase!?
   
Made in us
Near Golden Daemon Caliber





Affton, MO. USA

 Original Timmy wrote:


Dice used to be £7, why the increase!?

Maybe they got McDonald’s Supersized

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
Made in ca
Resolute Ultramarine Honor Guard






Vancouver, BC

I wasn’t going to get the halfling team, but then I saw the sandwich ball.

 warboss wrote:
Is there a permanent stickied thread for Chaos players to complain every time someone/anyone gets models or rules besides them? If not, there should be.
 
   
Made in us
Captain





LA

If we get a plastic tree man with a birds nest in its mouth or on it I would definitely consider buying it. Could use it for wood elves and halflings, I like dual purpose models like that. Unfortunately GW pressures me hard to buy the pitch/dice/cards and crap because all that stuff is limited. I failed to get the elven union pitch in time, so tired of the limited stuff.

 
   
Made in gb
Calm Celestian





England

Rough idea when Wood Elves would arrive?

 Nostromodamus wrote:
Please don’t necro to ask if there’s been any news.
 
   
Made in vn
Longtime Dakkanaut




They don't even have a full team picture.

Come back in 3 months. Or maybe they'll show it at the UK expo this month.
   
Made in us
Captain





LA

The halflings come on 3 different little sprues, first time they've done that with a BB team so far? Kinda more irked they couldn't fit a tree man in there now, since this time they weren't restricted to a single sprue doubled.

 
   
Made in gb
Dakka Veteran





John D Law wrote:
Everybody saw they put these up for made to order right?

That Treeman must of been released as a joke. It's old Nagash level bad.
   
Made in vn
Longtime Dakkanaut




 Thargrim wrote:
The halflings come on 3 different little sprues, first time they've done that with a BB team so far? Kinda more irked they couldn't fit a tree man in there now, since this time they weren't restricted to a single sprue doubled.


There are HUGE space in those sprue that could have been extra bits/ body. They just can't afford to give you 2 of this sprue with only 1 token, 1 turn mark, so you have extra space for more bits/player, they're halfling, they need more than 12 guys . They want you to buy 2 box just to get 1-3 more guys for the team....

This message was edited 1 time. Last update was at 2019/05/25 02:43:43


 
   
Made in de
Longtime Dakkanaut





The fact that the Champions of Death have 14 models while Halflings and Gobbos have 12 will never NOT be downright stupid.

Looking for a Skaven Doomwheel banner to repair my Nurgle knights.  
   
Made in de
Longtime Dakkanaut






I suspect the halflings might get a supplement pack with two each of their new positions (Blocker-lite and Catcher I believe?)

This message was edited 1 time. Last update was at 2019/05/25 22:04:53


   
Made in ca
Resolute Ultramarine Honor Guard






Vancouver, BC

Why? You already get two of each positionals in the box.

They need to release a treeman in order to actually have the team playable, even for the worst team in Blood Bowl!

 warboss wrote:
Is there a permanent stickied thread for Chaos players to complain every time someone/anyone gets models or rules besides them? If not, there should be.
 
   
Made in de
Longtime Dakkanaut






 Crazyterran wrote:
Why? You already get two of each positionals in the box.

They need to release a treeman in order to actually have the team playable, even for the worst team in Blood Bowl!


You're right. I thought the box was just 12 regular halflings. Didn't realize some of them is supposed to represent new positions

   
 
Forum Index » News & Rumors
Go to: