Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Blood Bowl League - Week 1

Last night was the first week for the Blood Bowl League and there was a very good turnout. At least 10 players showed up and there may even be more from what I was told. We have two divisions and I am in Division I.

I played my first game and lost. My first opponent played Norse, what I am told is one of the toughest teams in 6th Edtion. I have to agree with this. His team had both a Snow Troll and a Werewolf. Although I was able to knock the troll down a couple times, I failed to injure it. One of my Black Orc Blockers did manage to injure the werewolf in the second half.

It did not help that one of my throwers failed the roll to pick up the ball and failed his Sure Hands re-roll not once, not twice, but three times! Furthermore, four times my Black Orc Blockers went to throw key blocks and rolled double skulls, thus knocking themselves down.

Despite everything that happened, it was a really fun game and I am looking forward to next week. I will have to remember to take my camera so I can post some pictures.

Final Score
Marga's Mashas (0-1-0):0
Norse (1-0-0):3


eriochrome said...

Both Norse and Orc are top tier teams but Norse due to their low armor sometime do not advance as far as the high armored orcs due to player injures leading to cutting of players down the road.

I hate when the dice just do not want to follow the odds. Assuming you are in the middle of no where 3 failed sure hands can pretty much kill a game for you.

I believe that the Snow Troll has a low enough armor value to make fouling it a good way to go if you get it on the ground. Just make sure you get enough assists and do the fouling with a lineman.

slipwing said...

I did end up injuring three of my opponent's players, and despite the Snow Troll's claws, he only injured one of my players.

Up until the second half, it was a tight game. The score was 0-1. It was in the second half that the dice started failing me. The ball was fumbled by my thrower all three times in the back field, two of those were returned by my opponent for TDs.

I have to give kudos to my opponent. He is a good, seasoned veteran and he was very fun to play against. He taught me lots.