Conclusion: Having played Blood Bowl the boardgame in the past I was really looking foward picking it up again on my DS. Turn based battles seem to work quite well on the DS (see Final fantasy tactics advance or disgaea). However while the underlying game mechanics are ok ( they are exactly the same as the board game) they are let down by ugly graphics and a poor interface. If I'm being honest it looks like this game was rushed out to coincide with the Pc release.
Conclusion: I bought this not realisng it was second hand. It was a mistake as it does not work. When I switch it on it starts with the 3rd level - what happened to the firet 2? I have read the book but still cannot see what is wrong.