No change! I fear change!
Triplets! I love triplets!
GC's lovely 1-2-quad based tier system. It's clearly the best!
No, it was fine, I think you confused my blitzer for a runner once, but otherwise it was spot on :p
boots468 vamps vs niea7 necros : 1-1 draw. i'll do a short write up later, when i can be more impartial. Those last five turns weren't good for my heart rate ...
Just finished a 1-1 draw with boots468. Given how lucky I was with my armour and injury rolls he played brilliantly to pull back a TD and make sure I couldn't score again. Really need to work on the whole ball moving about thing.
The third match in as many seasons between Nullk and I proved something of a damp squib. I was apprehensive as this was the 13th match for the Rats and they were still unbeaten. Combined with Nullk losing the first game, drawing the second I felt the writing was on the wall. In the event I rolled a lot of early Pows and had some very good armour rolls which all but ended the game as a contest. Zons canít cope short-handed and Nullk didnít start to wear down Rat numbers until he was merely chasing a consolation.
A 3-0 win gets the Rats off to a solid start as they chase a fifth straight division win. We did suffer another death (albeit to a rookie linerat) and failed to skill up either of the rookie GRs so the Orcs will start firm favourites next round, but hopefully this result will keep us in contention.
Full write up:
I won coin toss and kicked. Fine weather, and the game devolved into the expected mass brawl on the half-way line. I had marginally better ST, AG and re-rolls [and blood lust :-( ], he had marginally better MV, AV and skills. I chose not to use my apoc on a KOd vamp on turn 2 ,which I regretted when he KOd another one (and the expected tonne of thralls...) leaving a vamp and ~six thralls against a full 11 necros. I managed to get a 1d block against a blodge ball carrying ghoul with a thrall in ~turn four, which i re-rolled to defender down, KO-ing the ghoul. My sole vamp left then dodged twice, picked up the ball in 2 tackle zones, dodged out and threw an accurate pass. Naturally the marked thrall failed the catch (4+, no-re-roll), and NieA7 capitalised perfectly - when he scored in his turn 8, I had only had two knocked down thralls and 1 stunned thrall left on the pitch.
My turn 8 gave me 4 2d for blocks, each of which were just push. My KO recovery rolls were good at half time though, and I lined up with 10 (2 vamp, 8 thrall) against his 11 for the second half. I had to set up very aggresively, and although I catch the high kick off, things don't look good. In the following turns, every thrall in scoring distance is KOd/injured, until turn ~13, when i throw to a free thrall. However, he quickly gets blitzed by a werewolf and the push then defender down is enough to get him into the crowd (badly hurt), and it's here I begin to give up on the game.
My poor faith is quickly rewarded though, as with 9 players to my 6, NieA7 fails another 2d for, no-block, block (only 1/9 chance of failing though) after not moving a player to cover the loose ball, and a thrall is left in scoring range. Even though I have some re-rolls left, the thrall manages his pick up (and a GFI maybe) on his own to make it a scarcely believable 1-1.
With two turns left NieA7 fails his wight pick up then I double mark/hypnotise his wolf and ghouls in scoring distance, then sit back reflecting on an unlikely draw. Then I realise there are actually three turns left, and all he needs is an AG3 short pass, AG3 accurate catch and an AG3 dodge with dodge (or an unsilled 2d blitz) without re-rolls to win the game. Thankfully, the very first dice roll (the pass) is a fail, so I escape with my draw but have a -AV thrall and MNG vamp to show for it.
Thanks for the good game NieA7, your team totally dominated the game, and probably deserved the 3 points. As ever a few hours later, I'll have missed some important points in this write up, but as long as I've conveyed the overall dominance of the Necros (being outnumbered 9-4 with 3 6337 skill-less players will never end well!) and my fluke in scoring my goal, it'll do.Cheers!
Last edited by boots468; 19-07-2011 at 11:22 PM.
TenjouUtena and I finished out Div 3 match:
potatoedoughnut's Clone High (Nec) 2 - 1 TenjouUtena's NERV (HiE)
Game started off with hot hot heat and the elves receiving. The necros put a little pressure on the ball but hung back for the most part. TJ got a blitzer free in the endzone and the thrower free to pass to him for 1-0 elves.
The heat then took out a couple zombies and approximately 25 elves. With so few elves on the pitch the ghoul in the backfield decided that he was in no hurry to pick up the ball and fumbled it around for a few turns. A few turns and elf KOs later the necros finally manage to pick up the ball and move it downfield, scoring on turn 8. 1-1 tie
At halftime most of the elves make it back on the pitch (down 2 I think) and the ghoul and blodge wolf decide to take a nap. The weather decides to improve for the next drive though. For the second game in a row (I think) I setup to kick after halftime when I was supposed to receive. I manage to cage the ball around midfield and the elves set up in front of the cage to slow things down. I switch over to the other side of the pitch with the ball wolf and a couple wights while the elves and various zombies punch each other in the middle of the field.
The zombies and golems keep the elves tied up while the clock ticks down. TJ does manage to do a crazy break away with a blitzer doing several dodges, a gfi, and a 1 die block to knock the ball carrier down and get the ball loose. The ball goes into the crowd the next turn, but luckily stays near the elf endzone. The wolf picks the ball back up and runs it in on turn 16. 2-1 Necros.
The heat really sealed the game for the Necros. TJ didn't have any cage breakers and being down ~5 players only made it harder to get the ball back in elf hands. He had several good/lucky hits on the ball carrier, but didn't have the players to follow up and get the ball to safety.
GG and thanks for the game TJ!
heh this is a little late, but I wanted to go on the record that onestepfrom lost was very gracious to blame my poorly running luck for his win, he played his undead tightly with few mistakes and lots of bashing... Oh the bashing, my poor rats :)
OK chaps, listen UP!
NTW has had a great idea which I think we'll be implementing shortly. It's a change to the 'match organising' procedure that I think will help things run more smoothly for everyone. We're going to use the group forum to organise matches!
I've posted most of this in the match organising thread already, where NTW proposed the idea, but to quote myself, the reasons to do this are 3-fold...
1. It lets you have one little 'discussion' for each division, so making organising easier to track for yourselves
2. It means we go back to our one uber-thread for the divisions, rather than monopolising things by having 2.
3. It lets us (admin types) easily track back within a division to see if someone has failed to post.
Now, perhaps moving over completely midseason is a bit bold, and may confuse people. But we will DEFINITELY adopt this for next season, unless something is fundamentally broken with this idea (and if so, let me know, cos I can't see it...). Given that, it may be worth trying to get used to it now, and from this point on we will be checking BOTH PLACES (here and in the group forum) for evidence of match organising. So you should, too!
If you have any troubles with applying/using the group forum, let us know so we can investigate and try to remedy them. If there's a glaring problem with the idea, let us know too. But lets try to migrate over and embrace the exciting CHANGE!
Benevolent dictator of the RPS Blood Bowl Divisions of Death - Join us!
I'm probably missing something super obvious, but other than the link in chainsaw's post, how do you navigate to the group? I can't see links to the groups page anywhere.
Last edited by ntw; 20-07-2011 at 11:28 AM.
Div B, proper write up to follow: my Chaos (2) vs Desvegeh's Necro's (0)
A deserved win there by alh_p.
Sweltering heat did neither teams any favours. I did have a bit of bad luck on some rolls (a GFI that could have yielded a touchdown, but no luck despite a re-roll). But I also made some real poor tactical choices, including an amusing triple dodge attempt using a flesh golem (accidental click).
My highlight of the match - alh_p's minotaur being beaten up by my ghoul.