by Martin (Paradigm Central)
But before we start, Tricksta, the roster you sent to the list, is that a starting roster? I see no skills gained, but yet you have gotten an awful lot for your buck!
1. Getting started:
What big guy rules does your league use?
If you use “no stars”, you have no easy access to TTM, and this will greatly hurt your team! IF you play in a league where you first need an ST+1 for a troll rookie, and then TTM – you are screwed! Talk to your commish about lowering TTM to ST:5.
If you do use stars – then do you also allow multiples of each star? If multiples are allowed, pick the troll star instead of Mork. The troll is so much cheaper, and besides, when throwing players you only need to get a “missed result”, so there will be no difference between AG1 and AG3.
Does your league allow wizards to cause TO’s? (standard rules). If so, buy one for your starting team – it can win you many games.
Skills and Throwing players
Throwing players is your number one weapon! Remember – throwing a player that does not have the ball will not result in a TO!!! This is very important. This also means that you should get jump up for some gobbos ASAP! Once you’ve got jump up gobbos and 1 or more TTM trolls, you can use the 2 special plays sketched out below.
Always throw players short range (never long), as this will count as long, and incur a -1 throwing penalty. This means that you only need a 3+ to get a missed result (which is what you need).
3. Da special Plays
Da deliverator. (offense)
When playing offense, sometimes you may be tempted to throw a gobbo with the ball. But on a missed pass, he will need a 4+ to land, and this just might cause a turn over. Instead, throw a gobbo without the ball (but with jump up (and preferably catch too)). If he lands on his feet great! If he lands head first, he may still pass his armour roll. If he is hurt, don’t panic – try again next turn. But if he is allright, run a gobbo with the ball up to him, give him a hand-off, and let him run in the touchdown.
Da flying double blitz. (Defense)
This is good against a large defensive formation such as the cage. Throw a jump up gobbo at an empty square, next to as many opposing players as possible. He probably won’t land on his feet – but hopefully he will be allright. Now – run in assists, and let the gobbo take a block action, against a corner of the cage. Hopefully, this will open a hole, so that another player can use the blitz action to get attack the ball handler.
Allways consider: Am I in a position to either score or steal the ball? If you are not, the safety of your gobbo’s is a top priority. Any gobbo’s next to a player with block (or mighty blow) should immediately attempt to dodge away. (If this fails – heck, anything would have failed with that roll). If a gobbo is standing next to a player with tackle, use a troll to blitz the bastard.