13 November 2011

Northbowl '11 - Game 2 Highlights

Game 2, and my Coromandel Nightmares were totally outclassed and outplayed by the Chaos Warriors, suffering a 4-2 defeat.... After winning the toss, I elected to kick off, figuring I had a better chance against the 4 St4 Ag3 warriors ,St5 Minotaur and the claw and horned Beastmen...sadly...I was wrong :) An opening in the Chaos defence.... EVENTUALLY leads to a TD for the Dark Elves.Chaos scored 2 in reply.... Highlights of the game included the attrocious casualty rate suffered by my team: at one stage, 4 players were Badly hurt and another 4 Knocked out, leaving only 4 players on the pitch. "Highlight??!!" you say...well yes, because it was at this stage that Hubris Rakarth managed to double dodge into 2 tackle zones, pick up the ball, and then dodge twice again out of a press of Beastmen, avoid a potentially devastating tackle by the Minotaur rolling Double Skulls on a blitz, and running it in for a 2-all equaliser... Hubris starts his run for the ball.... ...grabs it, dodges through 2 tacklezones and starts racing for the endzone.... ..the Minotaur tries to stop him.... ...and rolls double skulls...TD Hubris! Thats when it all went horribly wrong....half of my Knocked Out Dark Elves found that condition inifintely preferable to going back out to face the Minotaur again, and so I played the rest of the second half with only 7 players each drive...thats BloodBowl though, and I was glad to come away with only a 4-2 loss! Full kudos to John for his masterful player positioning and use of skills as he shut down every attempt to make a scoring drive, and avoided what was left of my defence each time... Now, if only I can beat those Vampires next game I'll crawl off the bottom of the league ladder!!

11 comments:

  1. Bad luck Dude - I guess its all up from here though! Its really frustrating watching your team get pulled apart like that, but hero-plays like that of Hubris make it all worthwhile!

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  2. Sucks mate, did all his warriors have AG boosts?

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  3. Sounds like your team took a serious pounding. Chaos can be very brutal. Sounds like you played it smart though, I think kicking off to them was a good idea.

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  4. Great report...as awlays ;)

    Cheers

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  5. Tristan, not all, but they all had a mutation of some sort, claws mainly and tentacles and extra arm..
    Thanks Ferret and Abraxis, I'll put up the report on the Vampir game shortly :)

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  6. My human team were trounced in a friendly last night. I feel your pain.

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  7. Ouch down to 7 players, thats rough!

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  8. Anatoli: if you think that's rough you try having your team cleared off the pitch
    Having 5 casualtys in 2 turns(2 dead)!

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  9. Luckily it was the opposition(I was playing chaos)

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  10. Thanks for reminding me Right Stuff! It was a sad day indeed for my Human team, The Cerberus Slayers...

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