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Ogres!! how to beat them (if possible)

Discussion in 'General Blood Bowl News and Discussion' started by Richard the 3rd, Jan 18, 2020.

  1. Richard the 3rd

    Richard the 3rd New Member

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    Hi all,
    I'm new to the forum and my first question is how to win against an Ogre team..
    I have a human team and my next game is against and Ogre team. it has 5 of the big guys in it.
     
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    Usually focus on the gnoblars av5 with stunty so are likely to be sent off, tackle helps with this. Depending of the skills of the ogres if enough gnoblars are removed the ogres can be teamed up on and contain. Also if the ogres team is unlucky a bad couple of bone heads would let you either run through if you have the ball or access to their ball carrier.
     
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    Disengage from the ogres, hit the gnoblars, wait till boneheads give you opportunities to isolate the ball carrier.
     
  4. Richard the 3rd

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    So if the Ogre team is kicking to me, and sets up the Ogres on the LoS shall i just dodge away from them as my linemen have MV6 so if i am lucky i could have all 3 linemen out of range from them.
     
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    I wouldn't run that far back as if you do that the ogres would be able to go right up field and make it your last move. Depending on what the ogres could blitz it many be worth leaving linesmen marking an ogre. Another thing to watch out for is gnoblars have an extra +1 to dodge so dodge on a 2 up and ignore tackle zone when they dodge but they can cause a dodge roll if you where to run away from one but their tackle zones don't applied the -1 to your dodge it's always an to dodge into a gnoblar cage.
     
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    Yeah let them take 1 blitz a turn ideally on a lino, leave your pieces 2 spaces apart so one ogre can't mark 2 at once, if an ogre boneheads, try to screen him off from the cage, generally make them chase you.
     
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    The biggest mistake coaches make against Ogres is over attacking the back field to hunt snotlings. Ogres work best once they fracture the opposite team so present a wall just in front of them (not next to them) and only send a couple of block (&tackle if available) players hunting snots.

    Alternatively once Ogres get separated don’t be afraid to one die them with your block players. If they don’t have Guard and you do then this is a massive advantage use it to get a number of blocks. You don’t need to hurt the Ogres just pushing them away or down is enough to slow them down. A fractured Ogre team is a beaten Ogre team. Late in the half use linemen to mark Ogres if needed. Do it too early and you could lose too many players but late on keeping the Ogres apart is worth it.

    If the ball is on a Snot wait till he is only protected by 2 other snots then mark them up and 3+ dodge a Blitzer in to 3Die blitz his ball carrier. It will happen sooner or later.

    If they have a one turn drive set up a 3 by 9 grid of your players to provide a tackle zone where they want to land (middle of your backfield) not at the back. Throwing (or kicking) snots can work alright but most of the time it just creates a dead snot. With humans you should beat any support to a thrown player so just hold the line and deal with anything going over your head when it happens.
     
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  8. Richard the 3rd

    Richard the 3rd New Member

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    Hi all,
    I managed to get a 3-0 win!!
    I had a player with KICK skill and got the ball very deep into their half so the Ogre team used up time just moving the ball towards the line of scrummage. I managed to form a small "Ogre Hunter" pack and isolated an ogre and KO'd it.
    the Gnoblars were easy to block away and i got myself some good passing channels for my Catchers to run across the endzone.
    I even on one kick off restart just put 3 linemen on the scrummage and the rest of my team over 7 squares away. too far for any Gnoblar/Ogre to go for it and blitz.
    Thanks all for the advice.. I will highly likely come back and ask for advice against my next opponents.
     
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    Well done. I think the lesson is that don't stress about it vs ogres. They look scary, but have quite a few of their own problems to take care of. :)