★ Goblins ★
|QTY||Position||Cost||MA||ST||AG||PA||AV||Skills & Traits||Pri||Sec|
|Goblin||40k||6||2||3+||4+||8+||Dodge, Right Stuff, Stunty||A||GPS|
|Bomma||45k||6||2||3+||4+||8+||Bombardier, Dodge, Secret Weapon, Stunty||A||GPS|
|Looney||40k||6||2||3+||–||8+||Chainsaw, Secret Weapon, Stunty||A||GS|
|Fanatic||70k||3||7||3+||–||8+||Ball & Chain, No Hands, Secret Weapon, Stunty||S||AG|
|Pogoer||75k||7||2||3+||5+||8+||Dodge, Pogo Stick, Stunty||A||GPS|
|‘Ooligan||65k||6||2||3+||6+||8+||Dirty Player (+1), Disturbing Presence, Dodge, Right Stuff, Stunty||A||GPS|
|Doom Diver||60k||6||2||3+||6+||8+||Right Stuff, Stunty, Swoop||A||GPS|
|Trained Troll||115k||4||5||5+||5+||10+||Always Hungry, Loner (3+), Mighty Blow (+1), Projectile Vomit, Really Stupid, Regeneration, Throw Team Mate||S||AGP|
|Special Rules||Badlands Brawl, Bribery and Corruption, Underworld Challenge|
Goblin Team Strengths:
- Very cheap players
- Access to lots of secret weapons
- Can have two trolls
- Dodge and Stunty
Goblin Team Weaknesses:
- Low strength
- Low armour
- Fragile (stunty)
- Unreliable players
Starting Roster Goblins Team
Basic Goblin Roster
|QTY||Players / Extras||Cost|
Trolls have had a slight price increase, but are now a bit more reliable when it comes to using dice rolls and also have the Projectile Vomit ability. You don’t need to worry so much about an Apothecary, Goblins are pretty expendable and cheap, Trolls have some built-in protection in the form of Regeneration.
This leaves you 230k to play with, or to save for incentives. Bribes are 50k as an incentive for Goblin teams, though don’t forget that not all of your opponents will have spent their entire budget. Bribes are very useful to get another unit from one of your Secret Weapon players, or to help in the foul game. Since the above scheme only has eleven players, you will want to include a few more, even if they are basic Goblins, as they are fragile and you may also get one of them kicked out.
Secret Weapons Team
|QTY||Players / Extras||Cost|
|1||Fanatic (Ball & Chain)||70k|
You have three replays and 15 players in total, two of which have Secret Weapon (the Looney and the Fanatic). That gives you 2 extra substitutes to deal with likely injuries (against teams like the Dwarves) or to foul against more expensive but less Block / Tackle teams (like the Elves). Your extra numbers and two great foul options in the Looney and the ‘Ooligan should help you avoid being outnumbered.
An alternative option is to forgo the Fanatic and save the extra 70k, which would allow you to induce a cheap bribe against many teams and then you could try to get more out of the Looney. The problem is that many opponents will try to attack Looney and hope the chainsaw hurts its owner, although you still have an ‘Ooligan’ who could make good use of the bribe.
Goblin teams are agile and fast, but they are also very weak. They tend to cheat and use secret weapons to win.
Jim: “Greetings, sports fans! I’m Jim Johnson and joining me today is Bob Bifford.”
Bob: “Good evening Jim, looks like we’ll be talking about Goblin teams tonight?”
Jim: “That’s right Bob, what do you know about these little greenskins?”
Bob: “Not much Jim, I just know that they’re green, sneaky little green chaps.”
Jim: “Exactly, plus they are much more cunning than their Orc cousins, Orc teams often hire these stragglers to run for them to gain agility.”
Bob: “They’re so small they’ll run through your fingers!”
Jim: “They’re also a mean cheater, whenever they can sneak a secret weapon or two onto the field.”
Bob: “Let’s face it Jim, what would Blood Bowl be without a little fun?”
Jim: “You’re absolutely right, Bob. Too bad every new inning the referee kicks them off the field, or at least tries to.”
Bob: “I think they use Trolls to liven things up.”
Jim: “That’s right, brute force and really stupid, every now and then it does the job.”
Bob: “And what a good time the fans have with this show!”
Bob: “Tell me, Jim.”
Jim: “In your playing days, didn’t you throw more than one on opponents, like trolls do?”
Bob: “Yes! hahahaha, and ,how they bounced! Sometimes they even landed on their feet!”
Jim: Hey Bob, what do you think about Goblin teams in Blood Bowl?
Bob: Well Jim, they’re definitely one of the weakest and most challenging teams to play with.
Jim: That’s for sure. Their players are cheap, weak and break easily.
Bob: Yeah, but on the other hand, they have the biggest access to secret weapons. You’ll often see them using players with things like chainsaws and pogo sticks.
Jim: And don’t forget about the two troll players they can employ to help bolster the team on the line of scrimmage.
Bob: Exactly. But, their secret weapon players tend to get sent off and trolls aren’t exactly known for their reliability.
Jim: Yeah, playing with goblins can be a real challenge. But it can also be a lot of fun.
Bob: Definitely. They’re also known for trying to bribe referees to keep their weapons on the pitch. And even if that doesn’t work, they’re cheap enough to be able to have a full bench of substitutes.
Jim: So, in conclusion, Goblin teams are not suited for beginners, unless they’re up for the challenge and want to have some fun with the diversity of the team.
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