Friday, 16 March 2012

Stillwater Stiffs 3-0-1


The Stiffs played their fourth game of the season last night and can now breathe easy for another couple of weeks while they get to hold the Spike Trophy a little bit longer. I played Simon's human team the "Middenheim Municipals". It's pretty safe to say Simon was fighting an uphill battle in that his team had played only one game while mine had played three, so I had a few more skill ups than he did. Things didn't get any better for him when my kick-off landed right on the line of scrimmage in front of my two Mummies. It didn't take me too long to turn over the ball and Simon then spent most of, what was supposed to be his receiving half, on the defence. Despite that Simon put on a dogged defence and as much as I tried I simply could not score so the first half ended with both sides still sitting on zero.

The second half gave me the jitters at kick off. There was nothing spectacular about the kick but I kept rolling up skulls on my blocks so for the first two turns my blocking was basically ineffective and when I wanted to pick up the ball I had usually already used my re-roll to fix a Double Skull Block so my Ghouls kept fumbling the ball. Simon wasted not time in sending through Catchers and Blitzers to put pressure on me and for a time he was very close to scoring. I managed to pull it back though and get the ball safely up field. By about halfway through the second half the casualty rate was starting to show on the Municipals with five in the Dead and Injured dugout and two in the Knocked Out dugout Simon only had about eight players on the field. My Mummies screened Kannibale up field so he could safely score the winning touchdown and the game was over.

The real standout performances in this game go to Tinderbox who scored three casualties to now be sitting on five total; the highest in my team and I would hazard a guess that it is the highest in the league, also Tot the Zombie deserves a special mention; ticking up his fourth casualty which is not only unusual for a Zombie but also puts him ahead of Bubba Hotep; my other Mummy. Looks like Bubba has done a great job of training my front line, but he better pull his socks up or he might find himself cut from the team.

Lastly I've got a screenshot from the Blood Bowl computer game of my team Captain Bubba Hotep. I've been trying to fit in a couple of on-line games for some more practice which have resulted in mixed success. Despite a clumsy first half I managed to beat a Goblin team and I then played a second game against a Wood Elf team who remain my achilles heel. I came close to drawing the game with the Wood Elf player but made some foolish mistakes in the last two turns of the game to suffer a loss. I'm really struggling with the Elves, so as much as I despise the idea, I might have to start playing an Elf team to better learn how to beat them.

But that's just a crazy idea for another day. Happy wargaming everyone and if you're celebrating St Pats have a great time. : )

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