Guest edited by the infamous Hall of Famer, Lord Borak the Despoiler, the 2018 Blood Bowl Almanac compiles the first three issues of Spike! Journal. The rules, team rosters and history of the Doom Lords, Naggaroth Nightmares and Nurgle’s Rotters are detailed in full, along with the Star Players at their disposal. But that’s not all – the 2018 Blood Bowl Almanac also includes a heap of other Blood Bowl rules that were, until now, only available in White Dwarf. If you missed out on the team pitch and special ball rules, now is your chance to get your hands on them, along with rules for fielding three legendary Star Players – Joseph Bugman, the White Dwarf and the Black Gobbo! Finally, the almanac also includes an updated Blood Bowl FAQ to ensure that you’re fully up to date with the latest rules clarifications.
Blood Bowl comes with everything you need to start playing Bloodbowl.
All miniatures are made out of coloured plastic and can just be snapped together. So even customers who do not play Games Workshop games, can pick up a copy, snap it together and start playing!
The box contains:
Shambling Undead teams are drawn from a mix of vicious undead creatures and former Blood Bowl players that died on the pitch and – through the art of necromancy – have been given the chance of a second career! Most famous of all the Shambling Undead teams that have graced (or stained) the pitch over the years are the mighty Champions of Death. The Champions of Death team set contains 14 multipart plastic players covered in rusted armour, and eight thematic gaming accessories: - 2 Mummies - 2 Wights - 2 Ghouls - 4 Zombies - 4 Skeletons - 4 Shambling Undead Blood Bowl Balls - 2 Turn Markers - 2 Double-sided Score Coins In addition, the set includes a Champions of Death transfer sheet, with decals that feature player numbers and the team’s logo, and a sample team roster to get you started.
Inducements! They can be literally game-changing, but how often have you reached the end of the second half and realised you forgot all about an Inducement that you paid hard-earned GP for? This deck of 26 reference cards will help you keep track of them during your games and read the rules without breaking up the action. Plus, you’ll get a handy set of double-sided reference cards to boot!
– 11 Inducements that can be used by any team: Bloodweiser Keg, Bribes, Extra Team Training, Wandering Apothecaries, Horatio X. Schottenheim, Hireling Sports-Wizard, Frog, Specialist Assistant Coaches, Temp Agency Cheerleaders, Weather Mage & Halfling Master Chef.
– 10 team-specific Inducements: Kari Coldsteel, Fink Da Fixer, Papa Skullbones, Galandril Silverwater, Krot Shockwhisker, Chaos Sorcerer, Druchii Sports Sorceress, Plague Doctor, Horticulturalist of Nurgle & Igor.
– Scatter template / Throw-in template
– Passing chart / Agility table
– Weather table / Weather conditions tracker
– Kick-off table
– Team Card / Match Record
A double-sided card Blood Bowl pitch, complete with matching dug-outs, this is the perfect place for your Nurgle teams to play.
The pitch is made to the same specifications as the board included with the Blood Bowl boxed game, and includes rules for play with the sticky plant life trying to hinder your match.
Blood Bowl Ogre is a multi-part plastic kit contains the components necessary to assemble one model. He comes supplied with a 32mm Blood Bowl round base, featuring a hole to slot the ball into when your miniature has possession.
Guest edited by Glug Glottington, this is the third issue of Spike! Journal. Covering Nurgle teams, with a veritable host of brand-new content for Blood Bowl, this is sure to be a must-have for Chaos coaches... Contained in the 36-page journal:
- Papa Nurgle’s Favoured Players: details and background on those teams dedicated to Nurgle, the most bizarrely cheerful of the Chaos gods. You’ll learn how they play, how they look and how they gleefully spread their rot and filth all over the pitch, with a focus on The Diseased Destroyers, Bile-City Blightkings, The Subterranean Slimeballs, and The Plaguebearers;
- Chat With the Rat: ace Skaven reporter Hackspit ‘the Scribbler’ Quillchewer talks with Bilerot Vomitflesh about being a follower of Nurgle, and asks: just where is the Garden of Nurgle?;
- Star Player Spotlight: – a detailed profile of Bilerot Vomitflesh, who can play for Nurgle and Chaos Chosen teams. Includes his in-game cost, stats and skills, and career ‘highlights’;
- Dirt From the Dugout: Spike! Journal interviews gossip columnist Mindy Piewhistle about the rivalry between the Dark Gods, and learns maybe a little more than they’d like about some insidious locker room shenanigans;
- Nurgle Playbook: an Introduction to coaching Nurgle teams, including an overview of the strengths of their team, advice on tactics, set-ups, and examples of the skills you can give to different positions.
- Star Player Spotlight: a grisly profile of Bulla Shardhorn, a pox-ridden beast who can play for Chaos Renegade, and Nurgle teams. Includes his in-game cost, stats and skills, and career highlights;
- Star Player Spotlight: a profile of Tolly Glocklinger, a former circus strongman (which is excellent) who can play for Nurgle teams. Includes his in-game cost, stats and skills, and career highlights;
- The Glittering Prizes: an overview of the recent history of Blood Bowl taking a closer look at many of the minor leagues and tournaments that have sprung up after the collapse of the NAF, becoming regular fixtures;
- Sideline Assistance: a trio of rotten new inducements for Nurgle, Chaos Chosen, and Chaos Renegade Blood Bowl teams. Plague Doctors, Cavorting Nurglings and Horticulturalists of Nurgle are available – none of them do anything especially pleasant…;
- Mighty Blow!: tales of sporting glory from the career of all-time Star Player Bob Bifford, presented as an all-new comic strip drawn by the legendary Blood Bowl illustrator Pete Knifton, and written by official Spike! Journal sports-scribe Nick Kyme.
The Athelorn Avengers exemplify everything that makes Wood Elves some of the best teams in Blood Bowl: stunning speed and agility, unexpected savagery and natural talent. Star Players like Jordell Freshbreeze and Gloriel Summerbloom have become household names for Blood Bowl fans everywhere. Wood Elf teams are incredibly popular, as they're known to put on an impressive show – they're just as likely to (literally) dance circles around their rivals as they are to get smashed in (literally) spectacular fashion. They play the game better than just about anyone else, and they look stunning while they're at it.
Wood Elves hit hard and fast, but they're not known for their endurance and resilience, alas. They’re the proverbial glass dagger, but in the hands of a skilled coach they can produce impressive results. If you're content to scrape by with minimal effort, this isn't the team for you – it takes finesse and skill to win games, but when you succeed, you know you've earned it. For their part, Wardancers are amongst the most impressive starting players in the game, all your Wood Elf players start with at least 7 Movement, and they have access to one of the wildest collections of Star Players to be found anywhere.
This multipart plastic kit contains all the components you need to assemble the Athelorn Avengers, a Wood Elf team for use in games of Blood Bowl, containing 2 Catchers, 2 Throwers, 2 Wardancers and 6 Line Elves, plus a roster sheet. Also included are a transfer sheet, 2 turn markers featuring a Wood Elf motif, 3 thematic balls, and 14 Citadel 32mm Round bases featuring holes in which to place the ball.
The rules to use Wood Elf teams in your games of Blood Bowl can be found in Spike! Journal 6.
Blood Bowl: Halfling Dice Set
This set of iridescent green dice is the perfect accompaniment to your Halfling Blood Bowl team. The dice feature white markings, and the 6 face of the 6-sided dice has been replaced with a crossed knife and fork symbol. Halflings are famously lucky, and while we can't promise that extends to these special dice, surely it can't hurt to try them. You'll be rolling in style either way.
– 3 Blood Bowl Block dice
– 2 6-sided dice with the Halfling team icon on the 6
– 1 8-sided dice
– 1 16-sided dice
This indispensable set of 44 cards will keep you focused on the game instead of flipping through rulebooks. The deck covers everything you need to get your Halfling team on the pitch.
– Reference cards for Halfling Catcher, Halfling Hopeful, Halfling Hefty, and Treeman
– Reference cards for new and Golden Era star players
– Blank cards that you can use to create your own players
– A team roster card, with a match record on the reverse
– 3 Heroic Feats cards
– 3 Benefits of Training cards
– A card explaining how to use the cards, with a red card on the reverse
Though the Wood Elves don't care for the finery of the High Elves or the terrifying costumes of their Dark Elf cousins – they still look effortlessly fabulous in their own savage way. These dice will harmoniously blend with and enhance the atavistic allure of your team, accessories, and Wood Elf pitch.
– 3 Blood Bowl Block dice
– 2 6-sided dice with the Wood Elf team icon on the 6
– 1 8-sided dice
– 1 16-sided dice
Nature can be serene and idyllic, or mysterious and dangerous – so too with the wild and aloof Wood Elf teams. The Wood Elf pitch features an arboreal sanctuary, replete with trees and vegetation in full summer bloom, inhabited by an assortment of birds and woodland creatures. Zones are marked by tree roots peeking through the loam, and there’s a large Wood Elf symbol in the centre of the pitch.
Flip the board to discover the same scene, but transported in time to agreeable autumnal colours with glowing sunlight, trees in full color, and a warm, welcoming palette.
The package includes two double-sided dugouts to match the style of the pitch. Each dugout features the usual score tracker, Reserves, Knocked Out and Serious Injury boxes, touchdown trackers for both halves, and a re-roll tracker. You'll also find rules to represent the particular features of both sides of the pitch.
Dwarf Giants Blood Bowl Team contains 12 plastic miniatures! In the box you’ll find 2 Troll Slayers, 2 Blitzers, 2 Runners and 6 Linemen, with alternative heads for the Troll Slayer and Blitzer, as well as 3 Dwarf balls, a double-sided score coin and a turn counter.
There’s also a decal sheet featuring symbols for the Dwarf Giants, and a 1,000,000 gp roster allowing a coach to use the team straight out of the box, and 12 32mm bases.
Full rules for putting together your own Dwarf teams can be found in Death Zone Season 1.
Elfheim Eagles Blood Bowl Team is a multi part plastic kit containing the components needed to assemble The Elfheim Eagles, an Elven Union Blood Bowl team. The team consists of 6 Linemen (4 of which are actually Linewomen), 2 Blitzers, 2 Throwers and 2 Catchers, each of whom are as impressively-cheekboned and beautiful as you might expect from an Elven team. The heads and shoulder pads are interchangeable between the miniatures, meaning your team can look unique.
There are a host of extras in the kit – 2 turn markers, 2 double-sided score coins and 6 balls, 4 of which are encrusted with opulent gemstones. Supplied with 12 32mm Blood Bowl bases and an Elven Union transfer sheet.
Elven Union Pitch & Dugout is a double-sided card Blood Bowl pitch, complete with matching dug-outs, this is the perfect place for your Elven Union teams to play. One side features a perfectly manicured grass pitch with an Elven Union symbol delicately mown into the centre, the other is a frozen field entirely covered in ice by the swirling winds of magic. The dug-outs are themed to match, with opulent marble boxes and gems everywhere – they feature score trackers, reserves, Knocked Out and Serious Injury boxes, Down trackers for both halves, and a re-roll tracker. The pitch is made to the same specifications as the board included with the Blood Bowl boxed game, and includes rules for playing on a frozen pitch.
Gouged Eye Orc Blood Bowl Team contains 12 plastic Orc Blood Bowl players – 2 blitzers, 2 throwers, 2 Black Orc blockers and 6 linemen. Supplied with extra balls, team counters, a decal sheet covered in Orc symbols and 12 32mm Blood Bowl round bases, featuring holes to slot the ball into when your miniature has possession.
The Greenfield Grasshuggers are one of the most esteemed teams in the game. After all, who doesn't love an underdog? Formed back in 2418, these eager and earnest Halflings have had to fight twice as hard to make a name for themselves. They're full of heart, determination, and enough sausage and ale to choke a troll. They’re a joy to face off against on the pitch, not least of which because you might be able to nick one of the best mince pies you've ever had when they're not looking.
If you catch yourself thinking Blood Bowl is too easy, or you want to impress your friends with your impeccable coaching skills, there are few challenges greater than running a Halfling team. They might not be the most competitive in the game, but they're certainly one of the most fun. That said, with new positions like Catchers and Hefties, they're more versatile than ever. If you have a defiant streak, or just enjoy a fun and chaotic game, pick up a box for yourself and get ready for the good times.
This multipart plastic kit contains all the components you need to assemble the Greenfield Grasshuggers, a Halfling team for use in games of Blood Bowl. You'll receive 2 Catchers, 2 Hefties and 8 Hopefuls, plus a roster sheet. Supplied with a transfer sheet, 2 sausage-wielding turn markers, 3 extra “balls”, and 12 Citadel 32mm Round bases featuring holes in which to place the ball.
Halflings are well known for their fondness of good food and drink. This is always in evidence when there's a Blood Bowl match on, making for a perfect excuse for a party. You'll find one side of the game board decorated with the trappings of a quaint rustic feast – well-kempt prairie grass sprinkled with tiny flowers, colourful pennants, and a wide variety of picnic blankets, food and drink. The Halfling symbol of a crossed fork and knife is proudly emblazoned in the middle of the pitch.
Flip the board over to reveal the sloppy aftermath of getting a little carried away with the festivities. You'll find evidence of an immense field rush, complete with trampled grass and muddy tracks, broken bottles and barrels, and mere crumbs of the feast-that-was.
The package includes two double-sided dugouts to match the style of the pitch. Each dugout features the usual score tracker, Reserves, Knocked Out and Serious Injury boxes, touchdown trackers for both halves, and a Re-roll tracker. You'll also find rules to represent the particular features of both sides of the pitch.
This is a pack of handy reference cards for a Human Blood Bowl team, along with blank cards allowing every coach to create their own players! Contained in the pack: - Reference cards for Linemen, Catchers, Throwers, Blitzers and Ogres; - Reference cards for the following star players: Morg 'N' Thorg, Helmut Wulf, Karla Von Kill; - The following blank cards that you can use to create your own players: 9 Linemen, 6 Catchers, 3 Throwers, 6 Blitzers, 2 Ogres; - A team roster card, with match record on the reverse; - 8 Special Play cards: Mercenary Meteormancer, Experimental Footgear, The Protegé, Bad Burger, Rowdy Wizard, Hungry Griffon, Steelhelm's Sporting Tonic, The Latest Techniques. - The most important card: a card explaining how to use the other cards.
Blood Bowl Almanac brings together the 2 Death Zone Seasons available so far, with some fantastic content from White Dwarf articles content added on, this is an essential book for every Blood Bowl coach. Contained in the 140-page hardback:
Official League rules! This is a guide to running a Blood Bowl league, taking you through drafting and maintaining teams, dealing with casualties, earning and spending Star Player points, playoffs and continuing into new seasons. Includes a blank roster/match record sheet
Optional League rules! With these, you can handicap the amount of gold that top-flight teams earn, keep Star Players around longer, earn sponsorship deals (as long as you don’t mind being a dirty shill), bring in infamous referees, cheerleader and coaching staff, use different balls and set up exhibition matches
12 Star Players! Barik Farblast, Glart Smashrip, Kreek Rustgouger, Horkon Heartripper, The Swift Twins, Bo Gallante, Willow Rosebark, Karla Von Kill, Helmut Wulf, Ripper Bolgrot, Scrappa Sorehead, and Madcap Miggz are all in here, ready to play for your team (for a price); - Hall of Fame! The Bright Crusaders, Orcland Raiders, Warpfire Wanderers, The Greenboyz, The Grudge Bearers, The Celestial Comets, The Chaos All-Stars, and The Underworld Creepers are featured in this illustrious, glorious Hall, along with their history and team rosters
More Stuff! Alternate rules for using Special Play cards, a compendium of player skills, an OFFICIAL reference for the teams available to play, a summary of all the Star Players and a selection of weather tables, all in one handy place; - An FAQ! This provides clarity on a number of rules based on feedback from the Blood Bowl community.
Reikland Reavers Blood Bowl Team is a multi-part plastic kit containing the components necessary to assemble the a Human team for use in games of Blood Bowl. It contains: - 2 Blitzers - 2 Throwers - 2 Catchers - 6 Linemen as well as 6 balls, a double-sided score coin and a decal sheet. Supplied with 12 32mm Blood Bowl round bases, featuring holes to slot the ball into when your miniature has possession.
Scarcrag Snivellers Goblin Blood Bowl Team contains 12 multi-part Goblins, featuring 6 pairs of unique bodies and 7 pairs of unique heads, meaning no two Goblin teams need look alike! There are also 6 Goblin team balls, featuring the kind of dirty tricks the Scarcrag Snivellers frown upon – 2 deflated, 2 with Goblins stuck in them and 2 stuffed with dynamite – 2 turn counters and 2 double-sided team tokens. The 54-component kit is supplied with 12 32mm Blood Bowl bases and a 1,000,000 gold piece roster, including 8 team re-rolls and Fan Factor 4! Rules for Goblin teams can be found in Blood Bowl Death Zone Season Two.
Skavenblight Scramblers Blood Bowl Team box contains twelve Skaven team members, warpstone balls and Skaven specific counters. The miniatures are snap fit and made out of grey plastic. The box also contains an assembly guide and decals and an out of the box team roster. For the full rules, the customers will need the Death Zone Season One book.
Join Butty Baconfingers as he guest-edits issue 5 of the Spike! Journal. He'll show you the ropes of coaching a Halfling team to victory on the pitch, or at least a full belly during one of their famous half-time banquets! Relax with a mug of the finest ale and read about the storied history of the Greenfield Grasshuggers, nearly a dozen unlikely Star Players, and other amiable underdogs of the Blood Bowl pitch.
You'll find tactics and tips that will help you address, the, er... shortcomings of the diminutive denizens of the Moot, plus hilarious guest columns: Hackspit ‘the Scribbler’ Quillchewer tries his best-best to understand the unusual half-time entertainment called ferret-legging, whilst gossip-columnist Mindy Piewhistle interviews her own sister Cindy about the sordid details of Halfling teams on tour. Of course, you'll also enjoy the latest installment of Mighty Blow! wherein Bob Bifford recounts the first time he played for a team of Halflings, illustrated by the legendary Pete Knifton, and written by Nick Kyme.
The mysterious and deadly Wood Elves enter the fray in Spike! Journal 6. L. Ron Elfman signs on as Guest Editor (after expressing some misgivings about the amount of wood pulp that went into this print run) to bring you some insider info.
If you want to put on a show, dancing across the pitch, pulling off impressive feats of speed and agility, the Wood Elves are for you. Find an ancient (but sturdy) tree and clamber into its arboreal embrace with this fine volume to spend an afternoon learning about the forest dwellers of Athel Loren.
Read about the rich history of these unlikely Blood Bowl favorites, including insight into the wide variety of strange woodland Spites, Treemen and Dryads that cheer them on (and sometimes join them)! They’re the proverbial glass dagger, hitting hard and fast, but crumpling under pressure if they’re not handled carefully. Don’t worry, we’ve got tactical tips from the experts to help you along, as well as all the rules you need to field them and their host of bizarre Star Players, plus the usual hilarious columns and the latest instalment of the Mighty Blow! comic strip.
The Doom Lords Blood Bowl Team contains the components needed to assemble The Doom Lords, a Chaos Chosen Blood Bowl team.
The team consists of 4 Chaos Blockers and 8 Beastmen – each Beastman’s head is interchangeable, meaning your team can represent a unique fielding of horned aberrations! The Blockers’ heads are interchangeable amongst themselves, too.
There are a host of extras in the kit – 2 turn markers, 2 double-sided score coins in the shape of Chaos stars and 6 balls – 2 each of a flaming ball, a skull ball and another skull ball, these lacking pegs. Supplied with 12 32mm Blood Bowl bases, a 1,000,000 GP roster and an Chaos transfer sheet.
Troll Blood Bowl is a multi-part plastic kit contains the parts you need to assemble a rather large Troll wearing a human’s helmet as a knee pad and winding up to fling a Goblin into the end zone.
Supplied with a 32mm Blood Bowl round base, featuring a hole to slot the ball into when he has possession.