Friday, 13 April 2012

Stillwater Stiffs 5-0-1

The Stiffs chalked up another win last night in the Ball and Chain League to cling desperately to the Spike Trophy. This was the hardest game I've played yet and the 2-0 score doesn't really justify how the game could have swung either way at any moment. It was against Nick's Chaos Dwarfs who I found out the hard way are tough as nails. The regular 'Bash 'em' tactics weren't going to work here, in fact I often found myself on the back foot when it came to blocking, so I tried to focus on dodging clear of the rucks and playing a running game. It definitely felt strange but it seemed to work in the end.

I got a few photos of the game this time round. They're nothing flash as my team is still unpainted and it was quite hard to hold the camera steady enough in the dim light. Here they are none the less:

Here was the first turn kick off. I learned my set up wasn't that great as Nick quickly pushed my Wights towards the sideline. The silver lining however was that it opened up a gap on either side for my Ghouls to run through and threaten his ball carrier at the back. From there I managed to turn over the ball and score by the third turn.

This photo was later in the second half after I had received. This epitomises the second half. Nick broke the line early to threaten my ball carrier who managed to get to the safety of the Mummies before Nick could bring him down. The Mummies then escorted him slowly towards the Endzone and that was the game.

I just wanted to add one last photo. This one represents the shame of my Wight being beaten up pink Hobgoblins. Shaaaaaaaaame.

My next game is in two weeks where I play Paul's Underworld team. This would be the top of the table clash so I feel I should really get my team painted for this event. I'm just not sure where I will find the time. We'll see how we go...

Sunday, 1 April 2012

Stillwater Stiffs 4-0-1

The Stiffs have chalked up another win for the season and retained the Spike Trophy for a few weeks more. We're approaching somewhere close to completing the first round robin I believe with only three more players to organise games with. Despite my best attempts the only other player in the league to remain undefeated has not agreed to a game with me yet but I will persevere.

This time I played Michael and his Slann team; TKQKKI (don't ask me what that stands for). The score was 4-0 to me in the end and was very one sided throughout most of the match. I was kicking off in the first half and an unfortunate kick left the ball in a very easy position for me to turnover. I scored off this kick and then it seemed like de ja vu as a similar theme played itself out for the second kick. Additionally my Mummies went to town on his Frogs and landed five of them in the Injury dugout. This left the second half a forgone conclusion as Michael could not pull together many players to stem the tide of Undead shambling down the field.

On the bright side Michael did manage to kill one of my Zombies. It was the Norse player I resurrected in my first game against Tim and ironically he was killed by the same Frog that intercepted two passes in Tim's game against Michael and cost Tim the game. It seems there's a bit of enmity between these teams.

One more game lined up for April and there'll likely be no photos for that either. The next one is against Nick and both Nick and Michael are using proxy miniatures so I couldn't see much point in getting photos for this game or the next. I'll be sure to break out the camera once I line up a game with Paul; the other undefeated coach.