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General

Necromantic artwork by Games Workshop, 2010

The dead do not rest easy. From haunted castles to sinister forests, undead creatures prowl the night and snatch unwary villagers from their beds. Well, some of them do. For the rest, there's Blood Bowl! Many Necromancers, proficient at corpse-raising and flesh-crafting, but lacking a real plan for how best to use their skills, realize that warm dugouts are a lovely alternative to musty tombs and dank barrows, and therefore decided to assemble a team of players (quite literally). Interestingly, a schism of sorts seems to have occurred. leading to two competing philosophies when it comes to raising an Undead team. Some Necromancers put their trust in the ancient dead, raising skeletons from mass graves and drawing lurching Mummies from their tombs to wreak havoc on opposing teams. Other Necromancers prefer a little more life in their team, buying the services of werewolves with promises of fresh meat and stitching together hulking Flesh Golems from an assortment of cadavers [1].

Necromantic teams are a haven for many of the damned as well as the dead; Werewolves and Ghouls are well known to take the pitch to prey on some poor victim holding a pigskin. For many of the damned, the glory of the game is a way to escape the curse they hold; while a Werewolf that hunts and kills a villager will be stalked and killed, the Werewolf that kills on the Blood Bowl pitch will be showered in glory and praise- plus he gets a free meal [2]!

Famous Necromantic Teams

  • Bruendar Grimjacks

Famous Necromantic Star Players

  • Frank 'N Stein
  • Wilhelm Chaney
  1. Blood Bowl Almanac, 2018, pg. 129
  2. Living Rulebook 6, 2010, pg. 81
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