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Nazgob paints the 3rd Edition plastic orcs step by step in his Painting by numbers If you want to illustrate a playbook, you can use a Blood Bowl play creator. Orcs are one of the most widely played races in all of Blood Bowl. Probably First let’s take a look at the most accepted and widely used starting Orc roster. Blood Bowl Ork Playbook. We are green, we are mad; We are mean, you are dead!:) by airfix in orc, playbook, and Ork.

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Orcs are the original basher team of Blood Bowl, yet can play with an element of finesse, too. They usually bash and run, employing ‘the Cage’, but with developed Throwers and skilled Blitzers plwybook Goblins, can pass with reasonable success too.

They even have the option bloos going for a Throw Team Mate one-turn touchdown in an emergency, using a Troll to hurl a Goblin teammate towards the endzone, and the Goblin runs the rest of the way. Orcs have many; cheap, highly armoured Linemen, under-priced Blitzers who are the core of the team, up to four Black Orc Blockers to provide considerable muscle to the roster, a Troll and even some Goblins to use as catchers or to make up the numbers. It is tempting to frontload an Orc team at the start, and watch the rookie opposition team futilely try to find a two-dice block to make a hole through the wall of greenskins.

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Orcs don’t have many, possibly the biggest one is the difficulty in developing the Black Orcs, as they rarely score and cause only the odd casualty. Some coaches start with all bloov Black Orcs, hoping that they will snag more of the MVP awards early on. Orcs are not particularly quick, so careful positioning is required. Always have one playbok on hand if you got a troll. Even if it’s very unlikely you can score in a single turn, it’s still better then no chance at all in desperate situations.

Utilize your Guard Blitzers for the running game. If you play to win with the orcs, they can outscore any team on a good day. Your Black Orcs are not called linemen for a reason, it is a smart thing to have a couple deeper down in your defence, allowing them to reach your opponent despite their limited range. Well, this strategy section has remained very bare and minimal for a long time. Many coaches are of the opinion that all you need to do with Orcs is get the basics right and the team will do the rest just by virtue of being Orcs.

Yet things can’t be that simple. Orcs do not have as high a win rate as quite a few other, less bloos rated, rosters and this can’t all be down to inexperienced coaches running them. There are certainly things that the good Orc coaches do that the average Orc coach does not. In addition, Orcs are such a common and powerful roster that many coaches have anti-Orc tactics that they hone and regularly deploy whereas most don’t have specific anti-Rotter tactics, for example.

An Orc coach needs to be aware of these tactics so that he can prepare for them and counter them. This should have been covered on this page ages ago – but better late than never! The following bloor suggestions are based on the skill survey information; the commentary is my own. Orc Linemen are not popular players.

However, all Orc teams should have at least a few, as they have a very important role: Dirty Player is a very popular normal skill on Orc Linemen.

It’s not even a problem to put these DPs on the LoS since a foul to remove them means a foul not used on a positional and Orcs do not need fouling to outbash their opponents.

Block and Tackle are natural choices but after three normal skills you may have to ask if an Orc Lineman is really pulling his weight. Here, in fact, we hit the first of our common pitfalls: Such teams can then find themselves matched against sleeker, more efficient squads at the same TS.


To avoid this, get rid of injured players. Don’t buy excess players beyond about 13, or more at higher TR and don’t develop your replacements too much – it’s generally better to have one-skill or rookie Linemen on the bench and for defensive LoS duty rather than highly-skilled ones you may well never use.

Use excess money on Stars and Wizards since doing this will make it harder to get games, join Smacks and other tournaments or just save it for a rainy day. bow,

Cage Basics

An Orc Lineman is also the natural player to take Kick on. However, some Orc coaches will ask, where does this Kicker go? This leaves no room for a Kick Lineman unless one of the first choice players is unavailable.

Owing to this and the fact that slow-moving Orcs gain relatively little from even the best kick many Orc coaches forego Kick entirely. Doubles on a Lineman can be used to contribute more Guard – but most developed Orc teams will have such a surfeit of Guard that this is not really necessary. A popular alternative is Diving Tackle, since developed Orc teams often have the most trouble against elves. The key when marking with a DT Lineman is to support him with Guard players, preventing him from simply being pushed away.

On a later normal roll, Pass Block can be a useful addition to a DT Orc, strengthening his anti-elf role. With a good stat up, a Lineman can even become good enough to displace one of the Blitzers or Black Orcs from the line-up.

Black Orcs have fairly straight-forward skill choices. The trick tends to be getting the skills on them in the first place. Some coaches elect to give them Mighty Blow ahead of Block to speed up their development – but the most effective way of doing this is just bwol score with them just always remember that whenever you try to give the ball to a Black Orc you are putting victory in jeopardy.

The importance of skilling Black Orcs can hardly be overstated. There are two kinds of high TR Orc team: Ocr the qualities of the rest of your players, if the Black Orcs are poor your team will struggle at the highest levels.

Block, then Guard or Mighty Blow. However, if the rest of your team is sufficiently developed that you want a three-skill Black Orc, not a two-skill, MB will get him there faster. Tackle rounds things out nicely oec the fourth skill. Note that Break Tackle is only worth taking on unusual, specialist Black Orcs.

It’s the Blitzers who should generally vlood doing any dodging, running and chasing. The average Black Orc should stay put and block rather than dodging away.

Before looking at these, let’s consider what would happen if you ignored them all. Look back at normal skills. That’s efficiently doing everything a Blocker needs to, right? So, before you even use your double, you need to have a playbopk which will allow you to get something extra out of it which the above won’t do.

Blood Bowl PlayBook :: Orcs

Frenzy is powerful, but only really comes into its own with Block and Mighty Blow. It can also draw the Black Orc into trouble and has limited crowdpushing utility owing to low MA. If you do take Frenzy, a later double needs to be Stand Firm or Side Step to avoid being crowdpushed yourself.

Stand Firm is a pllaybook skill for standing in the cage generally slightly better than Side Step. It is also sometimes useful for repositioning a Black Orc but most of the time you’d rather just block!

Its weakness is that its use is not optional, which can leave the player vulnerable to a foul. Side Step, on the other hand, helps the player evade fouls and is a good disruptive skill especially with Guardallowing the player to reach places no other Black Orc could. Its main disadvantage other than no dodging ability is that the player does still get moved somewhere, which is sometimes all that the opponent needs. Dodge is a rare and somewhat negative choice on a Black Orc. Again, its dodging re-roll just isn’t that relevant to the role of a Black Orc.


It will be much harder to knock down especially since it’s often necessary to block a Black Orc plabyook whoever happens to be in the right place – who may well not have Tacklebut this is not exactly a great fear for Black Orcs in the first place.

Also note that Orcs tend to spend a lot of time duking it out with dwarves of one kind or another, in bloid where Dodge is much less useful. A good choice after Side Step if you don’t want to go the Frenzy route, perhaps. With some unusual stats and skill choices, you could make a very interesting specialist Black Orc how about an MA 6 Break Tackle one?

Dbut is this worth the cost of not having a dependable nuts-and-bolts blocker? Only the coach on the spot can decide – but he should at least be aware of the question.

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Other players on an Orc team hold things together, but it’s the Blitzers who actually go out and win games! It is easy to skill them up and they develop very nicely when they do. It’s hard to go wrong with Orc Blitzers, but just to make sure you don’t:. Guard, Tackle, Mighty Blow. But not necessarily in that order. Which you pick will always depend on what the team currently has.

Strip Ball is okay as a fourth normal skill, but not earlier: Unless you have rolled up an AG 5, you will generally only get to use it when a ball-carrier has just run off by himself it may be useful when this happens but this won’t happen often. As always, it is important to consider whether this specialist role is more important than having another player with all the standard Blitzer skills. Stand Firm suits Blitzers very nicely as they have the AG and MA to exploit its dodging ability and can make pretty good use of its other effect too.

Dodge is a nice second doubles choice for some, maybe even the first. It combines nicely with Stand Firm and – although most opponents will have plenty of Tackle to deal with this rare dodger – the problem against an Playbooo team can often be getting that Tackle to the right place at the right time. All stat ups are great on an Orc Blitzer.

Their Linemen are cost effective fodder and their Blitzers and Black Orcs are cheap at the price. It’s Orc Throwers who represent doubtful value for money.

Compare them with Human or Skaven B,ood, and you will see that both blooe those gain Pass and Sure Hands on top of the respective Lineman profiles for 20K. Orc Throwers get the same two skills for 20K, but bbowl a point of AV! This makes them a weak link, and thus unattractive on defence, whereas Skaven and Humans tend to field their Throwers all the time.

I would argue that an Orc team needs to make a decision on Throwers: Later a specialist Blitzer can take this skill as noted above.

The worst position an Orc team can put itself in is where it puts all responsibility on the shoulders of one or two unskilled or poorly skilled Throwers in the backfield while the rest of the team stands on the LoS glaring at the opposition. Time and again those Throwers will fail something, and the other team will bypass all the heavies, mug the Throwers and score. This is not the Throwers’ fault. They are not very good obwl. Either make them good, playbpok adopt a different approach.

The following skill suggestions assume you will be using Throwers.