Chaos Dwarfs are the twisted descendants of Dwarf explorers who have been terribly affected by the forces of Chaos, turning them into evil, self-centred creatures. In one way, however, they haven’t changed at all – they still love playing Blood Bowl! Chaos Dwarfs are not very numerous and make great use of sneaky Hobgoblin slaves to perform all kinds of tasks, including playing on their Blood Bowl teams.
Chaos Dwarfs whilst they prefer the running game like their counterparts, the Dwarfs, they have a somewhat different approach in how they execute it. They have stronger players than the Dwarfs and some much less skilled, fragile and cheaper players as well. This mix makes them more like Undead, though they have more starting skills and more high armoured players as well. The Bull Centaurs are one of the best players in the game, strong, high armoured and can move a fair distance. This makes them great blitzers, the Minotaur is also great at blitzing, both able to make more space to move a cage and at attacking the opposing team. The cheap and somewhat dispensable Hobgoblins are great for carrying the ball as well as fouling and they round the team off nicely.
The drawbacks for the Chaos Dwarfs are that the Hobgoblins are fragile and start with no skills, the Centaurs don’t start with any blocking skills and low agility, the Chaos Dwarfs themselves are slow and have low agility and the Minotaur can be unpredictable and unreliable. Their rerolls are also very expensive and with no ball handling skills you really don’t want to do more with the ball than pick it up and hopefully just run the length of the pitch with that same player to score. If you find yourself needing to start doing lots of dodges or passing then you are going to end up in trouble.
I think they make a great team for a beginner, they have a good mix of players who can dish it out and take it. They can be somewhat forgiving to mistakes, Centaurs normally get blocks in their favour, the Dwarfs have block and tackle and the Hobgoblins can move the ball about if you have rerolls to hand. High armoured players and cheap players won’t leave you outnumbered too often as well.
- High Armour
- Bull Centaurs
- Cheap disposable players
- Expensive Rerolls
- Low overall Agility
- Not that fast