Our History

Thrud Ball was founded by the great Frank (Giraffe) in aid of the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation. For many years, it was held in Bognor Regis and run collectively by the BRGA wargaming club - a group of local enthusiasts who dedicated their time and effort to raise a lot of money for charity.

The team behind the tournament changed a few times over the years, but the BRGNs continued to run Thrud Ball until 2020. Sadly, due to COVID-19, the tournament was cancelled that year.

In 2021, SquadChaos took over. Squad Captains Glowworm, Nazgob and Thor have taken over the management of this fine Blood Bowl institution and together, they intend to keep everything going in the spirit of the tournament started so long ago.

With an emphasis on the four Fs (fun, fundraising and family friendly), SquadChaos are excited to take Thrud Ball into the future!

Terms & Conditions

This material is completely unofficial and in no way endorsed by Games Workshop Limited. Games Workshop, Blood Bowl and all associated marks, names, characters, illustrations and images from the Warhammer world and Warhammer 40,000 universe are either ®, TM and/or © Games Workshop Ltd 2000-2021, variably registered in the UK and other countries around the world, and used without permission. No challenge to their status is intended. All Rights Reserved. All Thrud Images are the sole copyright of the artist Carl Critchlow and used with his permission.

Note: The rules for Thrud and all other Thrud Ball Star Players are Experimental (1st Draft) and are NOT legal BB2020 but ARE Legal at Thrudball 2021.

Concept Art: THRUDBALL 2021

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