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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 10-02-10, 12:10 AM Thread Starter
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Default Little Help with Blood Bowl?

I confess - I've not played the tabletop version - but I think I have the gist of it. I nderstand where tackle zones are and which manouvers I'm most likely to fail (the ones involving an enemy player).

I cannot for the life of me win against the AI.

I've come to terms with the cheating dice - that's okay.

My problem is simple:

One AI player picks up the ball. Or beats my player to death and then picks up the ball he was holding. All the other AI players immediately form an impregnable testudo around him. Then they all march to the end zone and score while my elves bounce hilariously off of their elbows. Repeat two-to-four times a game.

I tried forming a skirmish line in front of this formation, instead of just attacking it. When I do this, the AI players punch my to the ground and carry on. Unless they are Scaven, Scaven just run around the side of my line.

What am I supposed to do? the AI has a reputation for being terrible, so I know the problem is on my end, but I'm damned if I can figure out how to win.

I've had the same trouble with Lizardmen, with the added frustration of Saurus and Kroxigors being unable to touch the ball.

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Nice to see that there are other Blood Bowl players out there! I have the Xbox version of the game, and the AI is a good player, but with the right tactics you should be able to pull it of. I usually play with the Dwarfs, and my tactic is to place my toughest guys (Slayers and the big wheel thingie) in the middle, and two guys far behind them, on the spot where the ball is most likely to land. The rest of the Dwarfs just go on a line as far forward as possible. Then I start by ganging up on the AI:s toughest units, using the slayers superior skills to knock anything down. The rest of the line advances, but I usually concentrate my efforts on one flank, and push on that way, knocking out everyone, and the other flank just keeps the enemy reinforcements away from the flank where I am making the push. Then the dwarf with the ball advances on the flank where I am making the charge, and by the time he is there, both slayers have finished the middle and are joining him, so he is basically safe. Then you just have to advance and keep going until the goal line...

Thats my confusing Dwarf "tactica", but I dont know about the Lizardmen, as I have not played as much with them... But still, my dwarf tactic could be tried, and if it works it would be nice to hear how it went... Hope this helped and good luck !

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