Long ago, driven by a desire for adventure, the Valkyries of the Norse settlement in Lustria sailed away from their men-folk and founded a colony deep within the estuary of the river Amaxon. Now these ferocious warriors have taken to the Blood Bowl pitch – and Nuffle save those who dare play against them!
Amazon Team Roster 2022
|QTY||Position||Cost||MA||ST||AG||PA||AV||Skills & Traits||Pri||Sec|
|0-16||Eagle Warrior Linemen||50k||6||3||3+||4+||8+||Dodge||G||AS|
|0-2||Python Warrior Throwers||80k||6||3||3+||3+||8+||Dodge, On The Ball, Pass, Safe Pass||GP||AS|
|0-2||Piranha Warrior Blitzers||90k||7||3||3+||5+||8+||Dodge, Hit and Run, Jump Up||AG||S|
|0-2||Jaguar Warrior Blockers||110k||6||4||3+||5+||9+||Defensive, Dodge||GS||A|
|Special Rules||Lustrian Superleague|
Amazon Team Overview:
Amazon teams got a makeover in September 2022 with both some expected and unexpected changes. The biggest of which was that there was speculation that they would lose having Dodge on every player, though that didn’t happen. Having Dodge on every player is a great strength at lower team values (with the exception of in matches against Dwarf and Chaos Dwarf teams who can negate it with lots of Tackle players). Don’t be fooled into thinking that this makes Amazons an agile team like the release article suggests. Whilst Dodge can help manoeuvre your players, the primary benefit for an average agility team like Amazons is that it makes them harder to knock over.
The biggest change up is that the team has lost two of it’s four Blitzers and that they don’t start with Block, or primary access to strength skills. It was previously very easy to get four Block + Dodge + Guard players which was tricky to deal with. To make up for this loss, the Blitzers are now faster and have gained a new skill called Hit and Run. Amazon teams also now have access to two higher strength Blockers, that are both fast and agile for a strength four player.
Amazon teams are still quite fragile and will find it harder to go toe to toe as much as they previously could. The Throwers are better but the team has also lost it’s Catchers, they were always a run first team but the new roster and starting skills pushes you more towards that than before.
For beginner players I think they will be a bit trickier to use than before, especially if you are going to be facing either of the Dwarven teams. You don’t have Block players to start, the Blockers are more expensive than the old Blitzers and the reroll prices have gone up. They aren’t going to be as strong as they were out of the gate and I’m not sure the changes will help much at higher team values where they were weaker. For shorter redraft tabletop leagues they should still be viable in the right hands, just don’t be mistaken that they are a super agile team dodging all over the place!
Amazon Team Strengths:
- Everyone has Dodge
- Good value Linemen
- Hard to knock over
Amazon Team Weaknesses:
- Low armour
- Average Stats
- No Block and few ball handling skills