BB2020 Amazon Starting Rosters (2022 Version)

Amazon Starting Rosters Overview

Late in 2022 we got the new version of the Amazon team which has had some tweaks to the old version that was around for a long time. There have been some player changes and price rises which has affected the strength of your starting lineup. You’re probably always going to want to start with both Blockers and Blitzers with the rest suiting your own personal preferences. Thankfully you get all the positional players in the Games Workshop Amazon team box.

QTYPositionCostMASTAGPAAVSkills & TraitsPriSec
0-16Eagle Warrior Linewomen50k633+4+8+DodgeGAS
0-2Python Warrior Throwers80k633+3+8+Dodge, On The Ball, Pass, Safe PassGPAS
0-2Piranha Warrior Blitzers90k733+5+8+Dodge, Hit and Run, Jump UpAGS
0-2Jaguar Warrior Blockers110k643+5+9+Defensive, DodgeGSA
0-8ReRolls60kApothecary: Yes
Special RulesLustrian Superleague

Reroll Heavy Amazon

QuantityPlayer / ItemCost
7Eagle Warrior Linemen350k
2Piranha Warrior Blitzers180k
2Jaguar Warrior Blockers220k

As someone who likes to have a lot of rerolls this is probably the choice I would go with. The team doesn’t start with Block on any players any more (down from four) and you don’t have any ball handling skills on anyone either. As you can also use multiple rerolls per turn now, having four rerolls to start gives you a lot of flexibility. Some teams are faster than you and some teams are stronger than you. You might need that rerolls for rushing or one die blocks. Don’t forget that adding extra rerolls later costs double the amount of money!

The obvious downside is that you don’t have any Throwers. On paper the Throwers seem like good value, paying an extra 30k for three skills. Personally I’m not sure they are worth having but I’m a passing adverse coach. On the Ball can be handy, but you can just as easily keep two Linewomen back for picking up a kick off. If you’re the kind of player who enjoys a good passing play then I would go with another starting lineup. The better passing ability of a Thrower might be useful to have on occasion if you wanted to add one later. They also have passing access to get Leader, though as this team starts with four rerolls I don’t think you’ll need that.

All Positional Players Amazon

QuantityPlayer / ItemCost
5Eagle Warrior Linemen250k
2Python Warrior Throwers160k
2Piranha Warrior Blitzers180k
2Jaguar Warrior Blockers220k

If you think the Throwers are worth having then you can fit both of them in, giving you all the positional players and still have the funds to start with three rerolls. I think this will probably be the most popular starting roster. There’s not much to say about this one, though you might consider starting with one thrower and either saving the extra money towards an Apothecary, or starting with dedicated fans.

Low Team Value Amazon

QuantityPlayer / ItemCost
7Eagle Warrior Linemen350k
2Piranha Warrior Blitzers180k
2Jaguar Warrior Blockers220k

Taking a leaf out of some of the Stunty teams playbooks, you could look to starting your team with a low value and making use of inducements. Again you start without either of the Throwers but this time just taking two rerolls. I usually prefer to have at least three if I can help it, however you do have Dodge on the entire team which helps a bit (no Block is a bit of a worry but you can get it with two touchdowns on any player).

This seems a bit risky but against most new teams you can likely get two Bloodweiser Kegs to help return knocked out players. You might have enough to take a team mascot as well. Alternatively you can hire Akhorne to get an extra player, or if facing some slightly more developed teams you’ve got more options such as Helmut Wolf and his Chainsaw, or one of the new Lustrian Star Players.

Amazon Team Starting Rosters Summary

Whilst not exhaustive these are the most likely starting rosters for most players. You could go a bit more extreme in some of them if you really wanted, or swap a reroll out for an Apothecary (I wouldn’t bother and would save up for one if you wanted), or an extra player. You can’t squeeze as much in as you used to be able to, but you still don’t really need to sacrifice as much as most other races.

6 thoughts on “BB2020 Amazon Starting Rosters (2022 Version)”

  1. Is it just me or is the table for the all positionals team not finished? Just says player 1, player 2, player 3, etc for me.


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