Waterbowl – ‘n Thorg Preview

The Teams

‘n Thorg

# Coach Team Race TV Pld W D L TD Cas Pts
1 Barney Zakynthos Zoadiacs Slann 1000k 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Volkmair Gorgoth Bulls Chaos Dwarf 980k 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Podfrey Bone Thugz & Harmony Khemri 1000k 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Davelklatzen Acceptable in the 80’s Nurgle 980k 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Leipziger To RR Is Human Human 990k 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Bigbenbear Grom’s Gnashers Orc 1000k 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 cjblackburn Born Slippy Underworld 990k 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Brionnebiletappers Hat Headed Hatefilled Hat Haters Chaos Dwarf 1000k 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Heatoncoach Viral Communication Breakdown Nurgle 990k 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 Gniuz All Star Small Things Dwarf 1000k 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Jimbob Raccoon City Cannibals Undead 1000k 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 Vagabond1982uk Decadent Horde Chaos 1000k 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Beanbag Gateau Superstars Halfling 770k 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

 

With a potent mix of Veterans and Up And Comers, the ‘n Thorg division contains some of the finest names in Blood Bowl. And Leipziger.

 

Bone Thugz & Harmony – Khemri – Podfrey

Reigning NAF Championship winner Podfrey enters the season coaching one of the lowest ranked teams in Blood Bowl. This, however, lowers his ability to merely demigod levels.

His first victim, sorry, first opponent is the mighty Halfling team the Gateau Superstars. Giving an air of 90s rap nostalgia to proceedings.

 

Decadent Horde – Chaos – Vagabond1982uk

The lone vanilla Chaos team in the division, and a rare foray into a more bash minded team for the coach. Two smash mouth games start off the season before the soft amphibian underbelly of Zakynthos Zoadiacs wait in Round 3.

In an aggressive looking league it will be interesting to see how the team develops, or should that be mutates, during the season.

 

Gorgoth Bulls – Chaos Dwarfs – Volkmair 

Waterbowl 13 Most Casualties winner Volkmair coaches the more tusky variety of Dwarfs in this Waterbowl season. With an opening three games consisting of Chaos, Nurgle, and Halflings, will those injury rolls still be with him throughout the season?

The Round 5 Chaos Dwarf on Chaos Dwarf matchup jumps out as a potential highlight for the season.

 

Hat Headed Hatefilled Hat Haters – Chaos Dwarfs – Brionnebiletappers

The second and more alliteratively named Chaos Dwarf team the Hat Headed Hatefilled Hat Haters. After reaching the playoffs last season, in what was a bloodbath of a game, Brionnebiletappers will be hoping for more of that regular season form.

Pencil these in as my Wildcard to reach the playoffs.

 

All Star Small Things – Dwarfs – Gniuz

If Gniuz was looking to improve on last year’s record, this is possibly the worst division to be drawn into. But his hard headed Dwarf team could grind out those victories.

An opening game against Nurgle makes way for games vs Underworld and Humans. All three games could see casualties on the board, and hopefully touchdowns for the bearded fellows.

 

Gateau Superstars – Halflings – Beanbag

Poor Beanbag. Drawn into the most bash heavy of the three divisions, the lone stunties must be writing their wills already.

Round 1 sees the ‘flings taking on the always scary Khemri, before a possibly less hitting game against humans in Round 2. An aerial assault could get points on the board for the Superstars but I have a feeling that there won’t be much to write home about.

 

To RR Is Human – Humans – Leipziger

The sole Human team. Coached by renowned scoundrel and cad Leipziger, the League Commissioner is up for a tough season. Whether through sheer fluke or nefarious means he manages to avoid the perceived Top 3 Coaches until late in the season. Lets see if that turns out to be a blessing or curse.

 

Acceptable in the 80’s – Nurgle – Davelklatzen

After reaching the playoffs last season, Davelklatzen will be hoping for more of the same with his Nurgle team. A tough opening three rounds could prove tricky for the rookie Nurgle squad, however.

 

Viral Communication Breakdown – Nurgle – Heatoncoach

With a Beast of Nurgle flying in from sunny Spain, our second Nurgle team are a newish addition to the tabletop circuit. Starting with a 2 Pestigor 3 Warrior build, the increased speed to the sluggish Nurgle team will come in handy against the Round 1 Human opponents.

Matches versus Chaos Dwarfs and Orcs follow in what will be two aggressive matchups.

 

Grom’s Gnashers – Orcs – Bigbenbear

Starting without the cookie cutter Orc build, Grom’s Gnashers will be hoping luck is on their side with 4 re-rolls. The Hat Headed Hatefilled Hat Haters will be the first challenge for the Orcs.

Four bash teams in a row is never the easiest run, but with high armour and re-rolls the Orcs could be off to a flyer

 

Zakynthos Zoadiacs – Slann – Barney

One of the top coaches in the league, Barney’s Slann will be looking to leap into the playoff picture. But two tough games kick off the Zodiacs’ season.

The second round clash versus Podfrey may very well be the division decider.

 

Raccoon City Cannibals – Undead – Jimbob

Last season was middling for Jimbob and his Orcs. The Raccoon City Cannibals face the Zakynthos Zodiacs in a tough start for the Undead. They could leverage their comparative speed in the next games against Nurgle and Orcs before a walking dead clash against Podfrey’s Khemri.

 

Born Slippy – Underworld – cjblackburn

Amassing 21 wins over last year’s Premier and Veteran’s Leagues CJ makes up the trio of pre-season favourites.

After a bye week, Born Slippy tackle the All Star Small Things Dwarf team.

 

Predictions

The top 3 favourites for the division, and the League overall, have to be Podfrey, Barney and CJBlackburn.

After that I predict Brionnebiletappers to make up the Top 4.

My soft spot this year will be for BeanBag’s Halflings.

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