The Chaos Strategies
By Brian Giese
Some Blood Bowl teams have a variety of players
to choose. Some have passers, catchers, linemen, and then some elite
player like wardancers, or witch elves. Chaos simply has Beastmen
and Chaos Warriors. Chaos does have 1 great star player and one decent
one. Lord Borak, is indeed one tough S.O.B., but Grashnak Blackhoof
is big and tough but has a flaw I feel most star players have. No
Example of a starting
Here are two example teams I use on
a regular basis for Blood Bowl.
|Chaos Example 1
||Chaos Example 2
3 Chaos Warriors
4 Chaos Warriors
This is a average conservative chaos force...
takes 3 out of 4 total allowed chaos warriors and fills the
rest of field with the beastmen. A good fan factor and 2 rerolls
isn't too bad, especially for the 70K a reroll.
This team gives you the 4 full chaos warriors.
As well as a much higher fan factor to help with money in the
future. Whenever you get the card that allows you to buy rerolls,
take advantage of it. With only 1 reroll. You will have troubles
a lot of the time. A team like this can be very powerful down
The Chaos Players
(pros and cons)
have decent movement. It isn't great, but it is the best you are going
to get with a chaos team. How you build them up really depends on
how you want to play with your chaos team. Chaos can be one of the
toughest teams. You start with no skills, besides horns and based
on what your roll early on will give you a direction to go with your
team. If you roll doubles, you have to decide whether to take Mutation
or some Agility based skill. If you don't get lucky and hardly ever
roll doubles then your options are limited.
I will list 2 possible combos for choosing stats. First
group will be for your average Chaos team that barely gets any doubles.
2nd group will assume you are a bit lucky in rolling for skills and
have a little more freedom of choice...
Skills 1: Assuming you have 8 Beastmen. If
you have just 7 it won't really affect what skills you take. Give
block to your first 2 Beastmen... as long as you don't roll doubles.
This is just too important of a skill for a team that has no skills
or any rerolls... Your 3rd and 4th Beastmen need other skills. Just
for variety sake and team sake. I would give one Guard, a very useful
skill. Also Sure Hands would be good for a Beastman that you intend
to stay back and try to get the ball early.. If you roll doubles
on you first couple skills. I HIGHLY suggest Big Hand. This can
be so effective and makes picking the ball up so easy.
After your first 4 Beastmen have skills (assume 2
with block, 1 with guard, 1 sure hands), give every other one block,
the other tackle or Pass Block. Don't give anyone leader, save up
for Borak (he is the man). Unless you are playing a league that
doesn't allow Star Players.
As for the second skills for the Beastmen I would
recommend that the ones that you use for the front line get stand
firm or guard. Another good skill for someone that has guard would
then be block. The ones used as wide outs should get tackle. Mix
up the skills when you get them. When they roll doubles always give
them a physical skill unless you are trying to form a certain player.
Skills 2:This is for the people who get a ton
of doubles for your beastmen. If they do not roll doubles for the
first skill give them block. You have many choices, Do you want
the make a Beastman into a blitzer type? Or do you want him to be
a catcher or passer? If you want a catcher, then give him either
very long legs, catch or even dodge. If you want a blitzer type
give him Claw, Prehensile tail or Razor Sharp claws/fangs.
If you are lucky to have someone with pass give him
big hand if they roll doubles again. But the odds are against this.
The main thing is by the time everyone has two skills
at least 5 out of 8 Beastmen should have block and something else.
Someone should hopefully have some skill to play as passer. Another
as a runner. 3rd skill and up: Strip ball, some more with guard..
Possible regeneration, Razor Sharp Fangs can be very effective.
The idea that I am trying to get across is that since
that the chaos team has no Position players, you have to
make your own.
Chaos Warriors: Chaos warriors
are the main focus for the offensive in the chaos team... At first
though they have no skills and they can be beat. However they are
still tough, with 4 strength. They are good for the line because not
a lot of other players start with a higher strength. Chaos warriors
are used to help break down the middle or sides of the field as your
Beastmen run through the holes they make.
Skills: The first skill to give them is block, if you don't
roll doubles. Try to give this skill to all the Chaos Warrior. A
chaos warrior with block and a Beastman next to him with guard can
be a good combination indeed. If you roll doubles take a mutation.
Claws, fangs are good choices. Tentacles can be good, if you know
you will be facing lots of elves in your future.
Second skills and so on, Mighty blow can be a good skill for at least
one warrior. If you get doubles and already have block Give them dodge
and make him a bitch to knock down. Hopefully you might get a strength
5 chaos warrior, if luck is with you. Other skills such as guard are
ok, if you don't already have some Beastmen with it. Guard is better
for Beastmen though as they can assist the chaos warrior. Foul appearance
is always good and regeneration is a good thing to have as well (they
just keep coming). Stand firm is another useful skill to make them
Big Guy Minotaurs: I include
these because a ton of people use the big guy rules from Citadel Journal
13 . Minotaurs are just fun... So what if they go crazy and charge.
Just make sure they are close to the enemy.
Skills:For their first skill give them block.
Even if you roll doubles... Since they sometimes charge, minotaurs
need Block in case they get in trouble. Of course they gain skills
rather slowly. They are just a good big guy to have on the field.
Don't give them the ball. They will just drop it if they go nuts.
They are very good in center of the line. Multi block can be good
against smaller players. Especially if the minotaur is charging
with horns. One assist from a Beastman can give him total of ST
7 and any elf team will be flying to the ground in pain.
How the troops are
is the way I usually set up for chaos. You need to make your setup
specific to your team. If you have a minotaur with Wild Animal (if
you play with big guy rules) place them in the front line. Your opponent
cannot choose not to place players there. Therefore if you go balistic
you have an enemy close by so you don't end up blitzing your own guys.
The same as above.
If you have any suggestions, please