Monday, November 11
First up was a chap playing Skaven who was taking part in his first tournament. His luck was against him and I won 3-0 and caused 2-0 casualties. Off to lunch which saw more delays! Finally I got game two under-way against an experienced coach playing Norse. Things just went brilliantly for me in that game - I won 3-0 again but I'd caused 5-0 casualties. I was starting to get the tingle of excitement round about now but then I found I was up against one of the tournament pros, again with Norse. His first block of the game took out my Kroxigor which really was quite rough - but these things happen in Blood Bowl. I sucked it up and started doing my best - and I managed to make it a 2-1 loss although I did cause 6-2 casualties on him. Best game of the weekend by far even though I lost.
Sunday was a much more relaxed affair as the same friend drove me and we got there in plenty of time for game four. I was matched up against Undead for that game and I just couldn't break though and score. He did a great job against me and I lost 2-0 with equal casualties of 2-2. Game five was against one of the best stunty team coaches around - he was using Goblins this time. He had two fanatics (ball and chain which at ST7!) and he used them really well. I had to be happy with a 1-1 draw but he out casualtied me with a 1-3 result. In my final game I was playing against an Underworld team. I thought I'd lose this as his first four turns went perfectly for him - but after that his luck turned on him. After I'd scored, the kick-off results was a "Throw a Rock" which hit his Warpstone Troll and injured him. He failed his regeneration roll so used his apothecary - which again was an injury. So with no troll and being outnumbered, it ended in a 3-0 rout for me and it could have been 4-0 had a go for it worked at the end of the 1st half. He did more damage to his own team than I did as they all hurt themselves when falling over - so the casualty result was just 1-0.
So - after a rather tricky and stressful Saturday morning it turned into a pretty good weekend. I won three games, drew one and lost two so no complaints there. It seems I also had the joint highest number of touchdowns which was a shock.
I enjoyed using the Lizardmen too - quite a tough team and the skinks are so fast! I'll be using them again at the club BB one-day tournament on the 24th.