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 Post subject: Starting BB without buying the GW set
 Post Posted: Wed Feb 16, 2011 4:42 pm 
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Hello everyone, my apologies if this is going over old territory, however i am looking to get into blood bowl but prefer the black scorpion orcs and humans and the pitches at impact. I have downloaded the competition rulebook from GW but want to know what other items i will need (counters/ dice etc) to start playing. If this is an old question sorry, perhaps you could direct me to the relevant info. Thanks very much.


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 Post subject: Re: Starting BB without buying the GW set
 Post Posted: Wed Feb 16, 2011 4:56 pm 
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You need to get some block dice (that you can buy from impact) also some 6 sided dice & an 8 sided dice. Then you need a range ruler which you can also buy from impact or alternativley http://www.tybbl.org.uk/resources/ has one you can download. Then you can get a scatter template & throw in template if you want (don't know where from) but there not really needed. Oh & most importantly you need some balls... Get that from impact too if you don't have your own balls ;)


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 Post subject: Re: Starting BB without buying the GW set
 Post Posted: Wed Feb 16, 2011 5:01 pm 
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oh yeah the above link also has some good print offs you can do for the kick off table & casulty table etc


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 Post subject: Re: Starting BB without buying the GW set
 Post Posted: Wed Feb 16, 2011 5:12 pm 
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Thanks very much for the advice, i have started playing the xbox version but there is nothing to beat figures on the board. the really anoying thing is that i bought the 1st edition and death zone back when they first came out (still remember being really excited by the very first advert in white dwarf). The ironspike all stars were a brief and consistently unsuccessful franchise but i stupidly got rid of my sets years ago. Never mind it gives me a good excuse to start all over again. Cheers again


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 Post subject: Re: Starting BB without buying the GW set
 Post Posted: Wed Feb 16, 2011 5:16 pm 
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We should have Black Scorpion in the store by Saturday as well.

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 Post Posted: Wed Feb 16, 2011 5:20 pm 
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Don't forget you get block dice when you join the NAF.

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 Post subject: Re: Starting BB without buying the GW set
 Post Posted: Wed Feb 16, 2011 5:28 pm 
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Just to sum it up in one place you need:
A pitch
Some dugouts (reserves,KO,Injured/dead boxes) with places for rerolls also a place to keep score
Throwing template
Scatter template (easily printable from various sources)
Throw in template (also easily printable 1-2 left, 3-4 straight, 5-6 right)
Block Dice (NAF with membership or you can buy some substitutes from impact as well, if you want them sooner than later, or you can use regular dice and a conversion chart)
2 regular d6
1 d8
2 teams
and someone to play against.

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 Post subject: Re: Starting BB without buying the GW set
 Post Posted: Wed Feb 16, 2011 6:05 pm 
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GalakStarscraper wrote:
We should have Black Scorpion in the store by Saturday as well.

Tom


What's Black Scorpion?


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 Post subject: Re: Starting BB without buying the GW set
 Post Posted: Wed Feb 16, 2011 6:32 pm 
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PlanetTJ wrote:
What's Black Scorpion?

Either a rejected alter-ego for WCW/TNA wrestler, Sting,

Or...

http://www.blackscorpionminiatures.com/index.php


Seeing as it's Impact, my monies on the latter. ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Starting BB without buying the GW set
 Post Posted: Thu Feb 17, 2011 2:03 pm 
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bouncergriim wrote:
Block Dice (NAF with membership or you can buy some substitutes from impact as well, if you want them sooner than later, or you can use regular dice and a conversion chart)
2 regular d6

Impact also sells a set of 3 d6 that have the blocking symbols as well as the regular numbers which is great because you don't have to switch the dice anymore.


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 Post subject: Re: Starting BB without buying the GW set
 Post Posted: Thu Feb 17, 2011 2:36 pm 
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TheDoctor wrote:
Impact also sells a set of 3 d6 that have the blocking symbols as well as the regular numbers which is great because you don't have to switch the dice anymore.

Those hurt my eyes (and head) a little.

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 Post subject: Re: Starting BB without buying the GW set
 Post Posted: Thu Feb 17, 2011 5:55 pm 
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sann0638 wrote:
TheDoctor wrote:
Impact also sells a set of 3 d6 that have the blocking symbols as well as the regular numbers which is great because you don't have to switch the dice anymore.

Those hurt my eyes (and head) a little.


That's just when you first see them. My entire league switched to these dice and everyone is happy with it. You really get used to the different look after a couple of turns.


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 Post subject: Re: Starting BB without buying the GW set
 Post Posted: Thu Feb 17, 2011 7:40 pm 
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I have been trying to put together a set have a look at the blog.

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 Post subject: Re: Starting BB without buying the GW set
 Post Posted: Sun Feb 20, 2011 10:23 am 
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Thanks everyone for the advice.


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 Post subject: Re: Starting BB without buying the GW set
 Post Posted: Sun Feb 20, 2011 3:54 pm 
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Depending on how you want to port your game:

"Boards"

My favorite: The Boulder Brawl felt mat from Impact Miniatures
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They also now sale pvc plastic roll up mats in differing schemes:
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