Sherthor Scorchers VS Butomax Broots
Amusingly, when I told Right Stuff who he was playing he said "No, not Leigh - he is my Nemesis!". Right Stuff has played him 4 times and lost every time, including a fantastic match at his first CanCon competition (see Match 5 here). Anyhow, against this background Right Stuff put his Pro Elves (with 4 Journeymen) against Leigh's Orcs...
|Scorchers line out against the Broots|
The game kicked off with myself winning the toss electing to receive. He kicks the ball and it heads towards mid pitch. The kick off result is a Blitz. Great. He charges around my flanks to try and get the ball. He gets under it but luckily fails the catch. Then I execute what elves do best, score! Then the Elves lose about 4 players in 2 turns (1 being a dead Line elf) but the elves still manage a good defense with the green scum only scoring on turn 8. Half Time: 1-1.
We start the second half with me expecting him to turn the game into a 2-1 grind, but he does the opposite when he drops the ball and I turn him over to score. 2-1 to me. 6 turns left in the game and I am back to defense. He doesn't drop it this time, :( , drives through my defense over time and scores on turn eight. I throw a quick completion to maximise SPPs in my only turn left and the game ends in a 2-2 draw.
Darkland Decimators VS Surf n' Turf
I must admit that the Khorne team were unknown to me and Richard to playing as per the PC game. A lot of Frenzy on the team, with the odd horns and Juggernaut thrown in. Not much Block to back it up though, or for ball handling skills either. The game would also played in Blizzard conditions - not good for my slower team. This would no doubt be a slugfest, to be enjoyed on Richard's newly made custom pitch.
The Khorne boys won the toss and elected to receive. From the outset Andrew was all over me and is clearly very experienced with Frenzy - he had side pushes and all sorts of moves I just never saw coming. Very impressive, as opposed to my doubles skulls on my first block! Somehow within two turns I had multiple players fighting to stay on the pitch, and my Block Bull Centaur went to help Blitz them out of danger - he slipped on the ice and KOed himself, followed by a claw Chaos Dwarf going to the Crowd and being injured (Miss Next Game). Not going so well here, but the fight went on as Andrew ground out the half to score, with me killing one of his players but no other casualties. 1 nil down at half time.
|Chaos Dwarves face off against Khorne!|
With 4 turns to go the game would be down to the wire, but at last my second Bull came back to the pitch. A Riot on kickoff gave the Khorne team an extra turn to score in, but here the dice started to turn against them. Previously unfailing dice gave a few early turnovers and I sprinted a Bull and a Hobbo deep into his half to threaten the ball. Then Nuffle's favour returned to the Khorne and they stunned 4 players in a row, throwing my counter-drive off and making me feel lucky I hadn't got a stack of injuries instead.
|4 stuns in one turn? Ouch!|
|Last turn desperation moves pay off|
A fantastic game in which I was totally outplayed throughout and I felt like a stole a well earned win from Andrew with some last minute some Nuffle magic. And of course he was a total gentleman and good sport about it too!
Post Game Management
Sherthor Scorchers: A Lineman skilled up taking Wrestle, and Right Stuff added another catcher to his roster.
Darkland Decimators: Hobgoblin Slave#93497 skilled up with double, taking Dodge (I plan to make him a blodging ball carrier in due course) With my earnings I had enough to my 6th and final Chaos Dwarf. I'll still only have 5 on the field for the next game with the crowd surfed Claw CD sitting it out with his injury.
So I've held onto second place with my fingertips and Right Stuff moves up to fourth place:
|points||TD score||Cas score|
|60||5 - 1||9 - 5|
|Darkland Decimators||Chaos Dwarf|
|40||5 - 4||8 - 3|
|Surf n Turf||Khorne|
|40||4 - 3||3 - 5|
|34||6 - 6||1 - 13|
|34||4 - 4||10 - 1|
|Team of the Century||Dark Elf|
|30||3 - 2||2 - 7|
|Lords of Damnation||Chaos|
|24||2 - 1||0 - 5|
|14||2 - 3||2 - 5|
|12||2 - 7||10 - 3|
|Gargoth Gargoyles||Chaos Dwarf|
|8||0 - 2||5 - 3|
Team photos to follow shortly - promise!