Blood Bowl: New Rules In March WD!

Looking to add some danger to your games of Blood Bowl? The March WD has 4 new Balls to use on the pitch!

Games Workshop is adding some optional rules for your Blood Bowl Games. Now players can try to sneak in some new types of Balls to use in their kickoff – but be warned, these might prove to tough to handle!

images via Spikey Bits

The Extra Spikey Ball can be used by any team – just be careful when catching it or attempting to pick it up…

The Limpin’ Squig Ball is just extra bouncy and can attempt to hop away – that’s what happens when it can only use 1 leg!

Any Ball that comes with it’s own D6 chart is going to be trouble. Watch out for extra mutations when holding this ball…

The Master-Hewn Ball is regulation in the all dwarf-league. It’s not their fault your puny strength can’t support it’s hefty weight.

Overall, these are some fun changes to the game – but keep in mind you can get busted for attempting to use one! Still, it’s nice to see Blood Bowl getting these fun little flourishes in the White Dwarf.


Try out one of the new balls in your next Blood Bowl Game – you know, cause it’s not brutal enough!

  • orionburn

    Very cool. Shaping up to be one hell of an issue of WD.

  • YetAnotherFacelessMan

    This is the greatest stuff. Keep it coming, GW.

  • Red_Five_Standing_By

    Awww, poor humans.

  • benn grimm

    Very cool! 🙂

  • Severius_Tolluck

    sweet, although more randomness it looks fun!

  • Love it. We have stadium upgrades in our league and this is going to be available to any who have an equipment manager (along with the ability to deflate balls ala tom brady)

  • kremmet

    Where’s the deflated option for true patriots?

  • Johaad

    How is the new bloodbowl?

    • Ben_S

      As good as it was, apart from some crazy new rules.

    • YetAnotherFacelessMan

      The exact same as regular blood bowl, except for the addition of some optional stuff, and a much-needed nerf to Piling On.

  • Ben_S

    These look like they may be fun, but I’m already a bit fed up of new rules all over the place. It’s no longer enough to have the core game and Deathzone – you need extra cards, various White Dwarf magazines, rules that only come with limited items like the pitches. Now I know how 40k players feel!

    • DeadlyYellow

      Now now. This wouldn’t be a GW product without excessive payment for rules.

      • YetAnotherFacelessMan

        Damnedest thing, I haven’t payed for any Blood Bowl rules, what with the living rulebook on the internet and this website posting all the new rules GW is releasing.

  • Aezeal

    Where is my sylvaneth team?

    • Get outta here with your dirty language. They’re Wood Elves!

      • Hagwert

        Is it right that Blood Bowl is set in 2493 I.C. ? If so there might be hope that Mordheim will not receive the AOS treatment.

      • Hagwert

        Is it right that Blood Bowl is set in 2493 I.C. ? If so there might be hope that Mordheim will not receive the AOS treatment.

      • Aezeal

        Well my wood elves want to play.. but my treeman wants to be on the sylvaneth team.

    • YetAnotherFacelessMan

      DarkChaplain’s got a point, man. Now, a Dryad team would be neat.

    • ThorOdinson

      They don’t play Blood Bowl in the Mortal Realms, sorry.

  • Wampasaurus

    I am still waiting to see rules for the other 3 Chaos powers as well as an Undead team and a Lizardman team

    • Red_Five_Standing_By

      Additional rules are coming later this year.

    • Still waiting for Lizardmen to jump the gun on the new edition myself. Let’s hope they’ll arrive sooner rather than later

    • Scatter 667

      there is a teams of legend pdf on the blood bowl page with additional
      rules for teams like chaos chosen, chaos dwarfs, lizardmen, undead, vampires and many more! u can play them with the current rulebook!

  • Nyyppä

    How is it possible that these people get all this awesome stuff done for their boardgames but when it’s about 40k or AoS it always goes like this: “Cool and balanced? Nah bruh. Here, I’ll give your opponent this old style sustained fire, sD+1, apocalytic blast, ignores cover and LoS, infinite range gun glued to this thing that is immune to everything for a total of 5 points. To make it fun you get this grot equivalent for a hundred points. Now, go forge the narrative!”

    I’m sure that someone now want’s to point out that perfect balance is inpossible to achieve so I’ll get that out of the way: It’s not about perfect balance. It’s about close enough balance that there is a point in goung through the game. 40k does not have that and looking at AoS it’s going away from that like it’s life depended on it. It’s already pointless to play Death in AoS and 40k has more than half of it’s factions in such a sorry state that even fluffy games are pretty much waste of time.
    So no, not perfect balance. A good balance.

  • Jimmy Rajden

    Does the issue come with the balls on sprue?

    • Nyyppä

      Very unlikely, but since every team box comes with 2 if the corresponding teams special balls you will find them online soon enough.