Wednesday 24 October 2018

Blood Bowl, Week Two

Greetings all.

Another pretty quick post for me, as I *still* haven't painted anything... However, I did manage to get in another Blood Bowl game this week, in the league at my local club.

I was planning to take a few more pictures of this game, but my opponent hadn't yet painted his team, so I decided not to. He was a great opponent though, and this was a tense and very close game, right until the end. Two games played and two wins under my belt, so off to a good start.

This week's game was against Goblins, a team that I've never actually played against, and it was quite an interesting one! Even though they're supposedly a bottom tier team, they're definitely not to be underestimated. Secret weapons and Trolls can go a long way!

My Orcs won the roll off and elected to receive, caging up nice and early, and planning to cause some carnage while slowly moving down the pitch. A classic Orc strategy. Although it did actually go to plan, the sneaky little gobbos certainly made me work for it... between bombs, fanatics, and trolls, my boys ended up getting bogged down for a long time, and we were lucky to break free and make a run for the end zone. I just made it in time for the half time whistle.

In the second half, I didn't have quite so many secret weapons (or indeed Goblins) to contend with, but it still ended up getting pretty interesting. My Orcs had managed to steal the ball from the Goblins, and had caged up in one of the wide zones with a good amount of time to spare. Unfortunately, a well-thrown bomb, followed by an equally well-thrown Goblin, meant I was almost looking at a 1-1 draw. Luckily it was at this point that Nuffle turned his back on my opponent, and I managed to steal the ball back and make a break for the end zone (thanks to a very un-Orcy passing play).

Another 2-0 victory for my boyz, a level up for a Black Orc (taking Block), and some more winnings (to go towards a second thrower or troll). It's all going suspiciously well at the moment, but let's hope my good fortune continues...

Monday 22 October 2018

Blood Bowl at the club

Greetings all.

Ok so not really much of a post, but I'm trying to get back into the habit and whatnot. I actually haven't painted anything new in a little while, mostly because my limited free time has been filled with obsessively trying to complete the new Tomb Raider game, and also actually playing the odd game or two of toy soldiers!

To make the latter a bit more likely, I've joined up to a little Blood Bowl league at my local club. Blood Bowl was one of the games that got me into gaming in a big way in my formative years (Necromunda was probably the other, with a smidge of Warhammer Quest on the side), and it still holds a special place in my heart. The new edition is great, and it's good to be playing it again.

Here's an action shot from my game last week, against some nicely painted (new) Skaven. The boys didn't let me down, and we walked away with a 2-0 victory, and no injuries.

In case you missed seeing my team the first time round, here they are again:

I'm down for another game tonight, so I'll snap a few more pics if I can. Till next time!