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Wood Elf
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Elf
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2015-12-31 21:19:59
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Let's talk Nurgle
So I just finished a Sprint with my Nurgle team - Nurg Jersey Devils and I got lots of HOT TAEKS about them.

I played with 16 Menz? and went foul heavy because so help me Nuffle, I need to induce CAS even if I don't have CPoMB available (nor may I ever - more on that later)

1. They're forgiving - The Regen, the Foul Appearance, the Tents, all lessen the burden to play your absolute best Blood Bowl.

2. Tieing with them is very attainable if you receive first. More so than my other teams, I find it easy to take 8 turns to score and then haplessly try and prevent an opposing score. More conservative coaches will play for the tie and occasionally lose but by and large the emotional peaks and valleys of Nurgle are less volatile and the games are much less dynamic in terms of turnovers, scrambles for the ball, hits on the ball carrier, etc etc.

3. Foul Appearance can turn a good move into a bad one immediately. I'll insert the game URL here later but there were a few games where one or two FAs in a row left my opponent completely vulnerable counter blocks with bad bad Nurgz. It's fairly easy to present your opponent with nothing but FA opportunities to block you in the early turns of a drive and it can cause headaches. Think of it as Bone-Head for your opponents where the question becomes "Is it worth it to reroll this FA and if so, what does this do for the moves for the rest of the turn?". I think that it's one of those skills that gets better the more of it you have and people can discount the 1/6 chance for failing it at the worst possible moments, especially if they're planning 3-4 blocks that need to overcome it.

4. The team itself is fun for team building because there are so many options and directions to go thanks to mutations. Foul first, clawpomb, positional nightmares, pseudo elves, almost anything your little heart desires can be done within the framework of the team. That so many people fall into one type of build isn't a surprise but I'm starting to think that some of the most annoying player types aren't clawpomb.

For example, instead of taking POMB on NWs, I'd reckon I'd rather go with mass Block, Claw, MB, Guard, Tackle/Prehensile/Tentacles - you've got the skills to allow you to get to that lofty amount of SPP, you've got the regen/FA/ST to survive in tough environments. Playing all these high TV opponents, it was very rare for me to think "gee, if I only had PO, this would be a lot easier" Keep your damage machines upright and protected through mass FA and Guard.

5. It's too forgiving a team to consistently be a challenge and a lot of games play out the same. Much the way of my high TV Necro, you can guess who received first by total team turns in the box score and ultimately that's not very rewarding to me. I can see why people play Nurgle, more so than I used to and there's something to be said for auto piloting through games (especially if you're playing to wind down and relax) but it just doesn't feel as rewarding as pulling off wins against them with teams that aren't suited very well to beat them.

I'll play with them again in a few months since the team building lure is strong but for now I am content to put them away on the shelf.
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Posted by NerdBird on 2015-12-31 21:32:28
You may want to get some tackle ;-)
Posted by pythrr on 2015-12-31 21:54:03
nurgle rock, you filthy lucker

:)
Posted by keggiemckill on 2015-12-31 21:54:39
I agree with everything you said. I only use mine in either retribution or wanting to relax with some smashing. The team is to simple when they get high in TV.
Posted by Squiglet on 2015-12-31 22:46:45
I find my nurgle teams some of the hardest to coach, both in game and trying to develop them over a string of games...

Perhaps I should try using some players that aren't rotters. But where would the fun be in that?
Posted by mrt1212 on 2016-01-01 01:37:42
Nerdbird, you unintentionally bring up a great point - despite lack of tackle on anyone but the ball carrier, I only lost 1 game to elves (you) and tied the rest (diced Tmoila too but thats BB and arguably he has the best built delves currently roaming high TV box).

It just doesn't hurt that much against Nurgle as much as other teams.
Posted by Timetis on 2016-01-01 02:32:17
Hey now, mine roam at high tv too, plus they kicked tmoilas delves arses :-P

https://fumbbl.com/p/match?op=view&id=3737740
Posted by Timetis on 2016-01-01 02:33:53
Other than that, love what you're doing with the diversity in playing every single team nuffle gave us.

Will we see a helf sprint again early next year?
Posted by mrt1212 on 2016-01-01 19:47:14
Timetis - yes, probably March/April
Posted by mrt1212 on 2016-01-01 19:57:31
Or make that April/May. I'll probably just do 1 or 2 teams since I'm going on a 2 week cruise for my 5 year anniversary. Even though I'll have 240 free minutes I don't think that's a wise use of time ;).