Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Stillwater Stiffs 9-1-1

A photoless post I'm afraid so I'll make it brief to stop it from becoming too boring. The Stiffs have carried over their 9th win of the season keeping them at second on the table behind the Pond Scum; Paul's Slann team. Last week they played Regan's Chaos team; the Stormers and it was a bloody game.

The casualties started early with the first kick-off result being "Throw a Rock". The fans were viciously accurate as one of Regan's Beastmen was carried off with a groin strain. We then started with me receiving for the first half. Verk quickly sent off a Chaos Warrior with a Badly Hurt result but Regan's Stormers quickly followed as Ana Reksit was Badly Hurt by Regan's Minotaur. Cleo then killed a Beastman who was promptly apothecaried and once again Regan's Minotaur answered with a casualty of his own. This time however he put Dusty out for this game and the next with a blitz from my right of the field. I did my best to keep the Minotaur out of the play while Ronaldo pushed downfield for the first touchdown of the match. The last turn of the first half was mostly uneventful so we set up for the second.

The Second half started out without much excitement until a very unfortunate block from Regan. On his second turn and only two rolls in he rolled a one die block with a skull coming up and then another skull on the re-roll. A bit unfortunate but you wouldn't think it to be a game changer. However, Regan had not had a chance to move his Minotaur before the turnover so it left him dangerously exposed. A quick blitz from a Tomb Guardian put the Minotaur on the ground and then Liv'n Let'di followed up with a guillotine leg drop and put the Minotaur off with a broken neck. From there Regan was starting to become severely outnumbered and it became very difficult for him to contain my team let alone get past them and score. Nuffle was doing him no favours and the Stiffs managed to turn the ball and run Dodgy Dave in for the second Touchdown while picking up a couple more casualties on the way.

A great game against Regan. He played really well with what was not far off a rookie team after some unfortunate deaths in previous games. He had me on the ropes before the Minotaur was taken off but as soon as that happened it seemed his dice all turned South and there really wasn't much he could do. Final score 2-0, cas 5-2.

On a bit of a side note I'd like to send out some heartfelt thanks to a couple of tournament organisers. I recently attended the Cavcon 40k weekend and Fantasy weekend run by Wes and Alex respectively. Both of them were a lot of fun and after playing so much Blood Bowl it was really nice to be playing some different games. It also inspired me to get a bit more painting done on both armies (though I progressed models more than completed them) to the point where I'm not far off having a fully painted army for both. So thanks very much Alex and Wes, I really appreciate the hard work you both put in and I look forward to the next event.

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