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Forest Halfling Teams


 0-16  Forest Halfling  45,000  5  2  3+  4+  7+  Stunty, Break Tackle, Dodge  A  GS 
 0-2  Forest Halfling Thrower  80,000  5  2  3+  2+  7+  Stunty, Break Tackle, Dodge, Pass, Sure Hands  AP  GS 
 0-2  Forest Halfling Catcher  80,000  6  2  2+  5+  7+  Stunty, Dodge, Shadowing, Catch  A  GS 
 0-4  Forest Halfling Blitzer  90,000  5  2  3+  5+  8+  Stunty, Break Tackle, Dodge, Claw, Dauntless  AS  G 
 Re-roll counter  60,000 gold pieces each 
 Apothecary  Yes 
 Special Rules  Halfling Thimble Cup, Old World Classic 
 Tier  3 


Player Pics


Player Icons
Forest Halflings

Forest Halfling Thrower

Forest Halfling Catcher

Forest Halfling Blitzer


Famous Teams
Spearcamp Chieftains - first mentioned in the 2nd edition Companion.
There was also a famous star player called Arfie Shortzenegger who was first mentioned in 1st edition deathzone and he was half Halfling half Pygmy.

Background
Deep in the tropical jungles of Lustria in small camps sheltered from the world live Halfling tribes, how Halflings came to live in this part of The World no one knows. Though small in size they share very little in common with Halflings of the Moot, they are fearless warriors, agile and brave.

When war ravaged The World the Forest Halflings were almost wiped out of existence. The Lizardmen gave them shelter in their temples, and over time the Forest Halflings culture mirrored the Slann and Lizardmen of the region, and even helped them in battle often riding Cold Ones in to battle.
The diminutive Skinks first introduced the Forest Halflings to the Blood Bowl and trained with them for practice, though these friendly games were a far cry from true Blood Bowl and injuries were minimal.

As the years passed by and Forest Halfling tribes grew in size and strength the Tribe chieftains started sending their best warriors out in to the world in the form of Blood Bowl teams. Only the finest Forest Halflings returned from the trials and those with the greatest achievements became the next Chief of the tribe.

Rationale
When Pygmies were originally released in the 80s they were called things like Og, Ug, Umpopo, Bongo etc.. the models were very cartoon like and pretty offensive, they were discontinued pretty quickly after their release. Their troop types were fine though and made up of - Standard Pygmy Warriors, Scout, Guard, Chieftain and Shaman. Pygmies later got retconned, taking on the culture of the Slann and Lizardmen, and even fought in their armies, most notably in the game Warmaster where they were given the new name Forest Halflings. So although I originally went with the team name Pygmy I later changed their name to Forest Halfling because of the problematic past associated with that name.

Forest Halflings stat line showed they were very agile and pretty fragile. Because of this I thought it would be best to create Forest Halflings as Ag4 stunties, which is something we do not have in the game currently. There are no obvious Big Guys to accompany the Forest Halflings, the Kroxigor would be the closest in terms of location, but the Lizardmen are sworn enemies of the Forest Halflings, so that was a no go.

Season 2 Changes

Season 2 (2020 Edition)Changes
I have reduced the linemen and throwers agility to 3+, but the thrower Passes on a 2+. I also gave Break Tackle to the Linemen, this means they will only have 1 2+ after that fails it goes up to a 3+. Which slightly detracts from the teams over all ability to move round the table freely and means the are worse at picking up loose balls.

Team design rationale and background by Garion
Icons by harvestmouse
Player pics by Knut Rockie, coloured by Cevap

Last update: May 29, 2024