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27-12-2011, 01:30 AM #2621
League F, scroll to bottom if TLDR
Taxederm and sons (all deceased) are Undead investment bankers, in looking to improve the synergistism, leadership/teamwork and out of the box thinking of their staff by undertaking team building exercises. Blood bowl was chosen at random out of a live humans stomach, most were disappointed it wasn't "Producivity simulations" (gathering human infants to be devoured by the ghouls and leaving their skeletons to develop scale models for small scale simulations of market dynamics), but reactions soon changed when 'C.E.O John Dowling' (deceased) suggested that this could be used to forward their other interest, a strong portfolio in funeral and medical services.
So it was decided, and they carried their Corporate moniker onto the pitch. The amateur team set were against equally fresh Amazon Gridiron Maidens.
The heat had no effect on the Undead but 2 of the Amazon players were out with heat exhaustion but regardless the GI Maidens looked to run rings around the bankers. Only a daring gambit by the ghoul lawyer 'Briar Smith Attorney at law' stood between the Amazons an an early touchdown, he served papers long enough for the "cease and desist order" to be enacted and flatten a number of players, during both my Taxederm's and Gridiron's turns. The fourth turn saw injury but mostly the ball got ignored deep in Taxederms defensive zone for the first half replaced with a brawl which resulted in no-one getting hurt badly.
The second half saw 2 deaths, one from an Amazon tripping over while running too fast, another when faced between simply knocking out an aggressor 'C.O.O Aaron Scott' decided to lie on his back too... despite it not being needed (face palm here) to promote an equal opportunities agenda. They both laid down dead on the pitch on the for some time, then Aaron Scott got back up again, the Gridiron player didn't for more obvious reasons.
But, due to quick thinking by the ghoul 'Prosecutor Marcus Phillips' realise a loop hole and quickly sought action against the Gridiron end zone, this was halted when his motion was blocked by a foot to the face but a collection of his peers supported his action and he ended the dead lock with a touchdown and filed for negligence against the Amazon defence.
By the last 2 turns only 5 Amazons were standing and the 10 investment bankers and associates were delivering a seminar on coffin suggestions and medical supplies, no transactions were completed.
Result: Taxederm 1 - 0 Grid Iron Maidens
Casualties: 1 injured zombie (no effect), 2 dead Amazons, 2 injured Amazons(effects unclear)
edit: According to WhiskeyTangoFox one of the deceased Amazon players,an appropriately named "Bloody Mary" has been recruited by my team as a zombie... So that's nice.
Last edited by Heliocentric; 27-12-2011 at 02:14 AM.
28-12-2011, 02:45 PM #2622
Heh, good start - a freebie lineman in your first game.
28-12-2011, 05:07 PM #2623
Well, it finally happened. Horatibro Nelson, star Berserker, veteran of 15 matches, responsible for 4 TDs, 3 deaths, 12 assorted casualties, and 8 KOs, was crippled yesterday. By a bloody poncy elf, no less. When we dragged him off the field with a smashed collar bone, the apothecary took one look at the screaming, frothing madman enraged with the pain, and said "Nah, mate, nah, that man is dead. Stone dead, I'm sure of it. Nothing for me to do here," and beat a hasty retreat.
And thus, in small, went my match against HughTower's Wood Elves. Although it started well, with me winning the kick and getting a blitz on the kickoff result, which saw an Ulfwerener clear a space for my Runner to get under and catch the kick, that was about all that went well. From that point on, the sheer amount of dodge, sidestep, and other annoyances made it difficult to successfully knock anyone over or clear a way forward, and Hugh gradually prised the ball from my grasp, passed it downfield, and scored in short order, leaving me only 3 or 4 turns to reciprocate. Which became rather unlikely when my Yeti promptly caused a turnover before I'd had a chance to pick up the ball, which had been kicked deep into the back left corner of the pitch. Despite my frantic attempts to secure the ball safely, a botched attempt at a short pass left an easy opportunity for an elf to swoop in, grab the ball, and ponce his way into the endzone. 2-0 going into the second half.
The second half went more according to plan, in spite of the Woodies getting their own blitz result on the kickoff. The blitz proved to be more harm than help, as it ended prematurely when a Wardancer failed a dodge and was knocked out by the pitch. On my next turn, the other Wardancer, which had successfully made it through my lines, was injured (or KO'd?) by a blitzing Ulfwerener. With his teeth somewhat drawn as a result, Hugh spent the rest of the match slowing my cage down to the best of his ability. While the defense was quite capably managed, it was ultimately not enough to stop me from grinding may way to at least scoring the consolation TD on my last turn.
Nevertheless, a 2-1 loss for the Brolafs, and with a star player due to be sacked in the process. A painful result to say the least, but a fun match all the same. I shudder to think what Snoozer's Dwarfs may do to me next week, though.
29-12-2011, 08:17 PM #2624
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- Dec 2011
So, I picked up Blood Bowl in the Steam sale on a whim, and have found myself consumed by it over the last week. I was directed here by the Steam news and hey, this looks like fun!
I realise the next season doesn't start for about a month, but that seems just about right for me to er...learn how to do anything remotely decent. I'll add myself to the bottom of the spreadsheet as soon as I actually settle on a team.
I'm highly tempted by Wood Elves, but they just seem so squishy, so I'm also playing around with High Elves and, bizarrely, Necromantic (doing runny stuff with ghouls and werewolves). Any advice for a completely green newbie would be much appreciated, and please feel free to PM me so I don't clog up this thread.
29-12-2011, 09:09 PM #2625
@ Dentharial - there's a good few posts about advice for newbies in the last few pages, well worth a look and they shouldn't be too far back or hard to find :)
30-12-2011, 10:02 PM #2626
31-12-2011, 02:22 PM #2627
- Join Date
- Jun 2011
Just played against Combats Chaos team. 3-1 to him.
01-01-2012, 11:20 AM #2628
Picked up BB in the steam sale and am having a blast. The SP game is proving too easy so a foray into the proper game
seems to be in order :) I've not played the board game since about one game of the 1st edition which didn't leave me too impressed. I enjoy board games generally and have a fair collection leaning towards over complicated wargames!
The teams i've played so far, the Wood Elves are most fun so i'd go with them as a first MP team. I see from the spreadsheet they don't seem to be oversubscribed!
Look forwardto seeing you on the pitch!
01-01-2012, 02:00 PM #2629
Hello SteveJohn. Season won't be over for a couple more weeks so I'd recommend getting some games in the challenge league in the meantime.
02-01-2012, 05:20 PM #2630
Chaps! I can only see half the games completed on the sheet and we're due to move people on Thursday night (the 5th). Let me know if you're going to miss your game, otherwise they'll be defaulted, we've all had long enough by thursday :-). I presume no-one would be stupid enough to fill in the spreadsheet, but if you haven't, make it so!
New peoples! Hello! This current season ends 25th January and then we'll spend the following week (or so) getting the new season started, at which point you can join us. We look forward to inflicting pain upon you (and in the game).Benevolent dictator of the RPS Blood Bowl Divisions of Death - Join us!
02-01-2012, 08:18 PM #2631
Two of the teams in F have had mutually exclusive availability. The other 2 players (one is me) have accepted waiting until the 8th and then catching up.
02-01-2012, 08:48 PM #2632
Thanks for the game Desvergh - a few dice rolls differently and it could have ended very differently, but in the end I feel the draw was fair. Also, thanks for not killing any skinks! This was my first game with Lizards, and I'm still a bit worried about their fragility.
02-01-2012, 08:51 PM #2633
The David Icke Experience vs Bishi Bashi Speshal (Division 6).
The season got off to a good start for both teams, with hefty servings of violence. Blocks were being dished out left, right and centre, and the two teams seemed evenly matched.
A fluffed offence by the orc team in the first half led to a strong attack by the lizards, which was barely halted. Halftime found both teams still on 0, however the Icke's turned this around, scoring the first TD of the match in turn 4 of the 2nd half.
Fearing all was lost the orcs gave into their bloodlust, however a successful series of blocks left an opening in the Icke's defence, allowing the orc cage to roll forward and equalize on the final turn.
Good match Boots.
03-01-2012, 04:03 AM #2634
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- Dec 2011
somanyrobots said he would post a write-up, but just confirming that we played our match and the Squigtown Stompaz came out on top. I've included an in-game screenshot of one of my two gobbos (the second who suffered a painful injury moments later) in a bit of a pickle. However, he employed a classic goblin stratagem (the 'RUN AWAYZ!' Maneuver) and managed to squeak out.
03-01-2012, 04:12 AM #2635
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- Dec 2011
- SF CA
The Lucky Lycanthropes (Necromantic) vs. the Squigtown Stompaz (orc), Division E
The match opened with the Squigtown Stompaz kicking off to the Lucky Lycanthropes. Limbsnatcher the ghoul recovered the kick, and moved into a cage. A break up the right hand side of the field led to Limbsnatcher and a wight comrade deep in orcish territory, only to make some terrible blunders and get fiercely taken down. (Meanwhile, of course, the orcs were pounding the unliving daylights out of the zombie linemen). With the ball loose in the back of orcish territory, a furious scramble ensued to recover, with many tackles all around. At last, the ball was recovered by Kwikrot the goblin, who was promptly surrounded by the necromantic bruiser brigade. Despite a daring escape by Kwikrot, the half (plagued with red skulls throughout) ended scoreless, with the ball near the center line.
The Lycanthropes kicked off in the second half, and the Squigtown thrower recovered the ball. The outcome was predetermined, with black orcs battering zombies out of the way clear to the endzone. While most of the Lucky team was tied up by orc blitzers, Limbsnatcher the ghoul slowed down the orcish advance with a desperate block; but on the following turn, he was cruelly murdered by a black orc. The Stompaz ran the ball in on the twelfth turn. 1-0.
The Lycanthropes received the kick-off, and immediately set to work on screwing things up. Coffinslicer, the surviving ghoul, spent three turns at it and yet proved himself entirely incapable of picking up the ball. (He will be severely punished. Seriously, one ghoul killed and the other incompetent?) On the final turn of the game, a lucky orc block wound up shoving the ball into the hands of a zombie, but the situation was hopeless, and the Lycanthropes ended the game screwing around in their own half, attempting (and failing) to farm for SPP.
So ended the match, 1-0 for the Squigtown Stompaz. An excellent match, and kudos to pseudointellectual for being a very pleasant opponent!
03-01-2012, 09:53 AM #2636
I played my first match with my skaven team against darkweebles ogres in Div. E and it didn't end well for him. A bit worried about six players with mighty blow I opted for an extra apoth and a bribe in inducements. Suffice to say I didn't need the extra apoth since I was winning the hurt game, giving an ogre a permanent injury on my first blitz, another ogre got KO-ed and was out for most of the match and all the snotlings were injured or KO'ed after the first half. As the match progressed it soon became apparent that it wasn't about winning or losing, but how much I was gonna win with. Darkweebles fairly fresh ogre team used their only reroll early in each half, and they suffered dearly for it, failing to pick up the ball and losing tacklezones/blocks/blitzes to bonehead. I imagine it wasn't much fun playing the ogres at that point.
Anyway my skaven ran in five goals and scored some spp from injuries, making this a very nice first game for them experience-wise, so if an admin could take a look and validate the game I'd be happy. :-)
Darkweeble - thanks for the game and good luck and kudos for going with the ogres.
03-01-2012, 11:26 AM #2637
@ mrpier & Darkweeble - yoinks! sounds like the absolute reversal of my Skaven game (I was Skavens, we lost 4-0)
03-01-2012, 04:39 PM #2638
03-01-2012, 06:37 PM #2639
I've recently acquired BB and thought I'd drop a "hello" as per the instructions to join the RPS leagues.
I've played a fair deal of BB in the (relatively) distant past with proper lead(pewter) figures + cardboard/paper so I'd say I'm not a complete newbie to it (the game interface does require some getting-used-to, though)
I'm looking forward to joining the RPS league whenever there's a slot available to me!
03-01-2012, 08:04 PM #2640