Monday, February 9

Boudica Bowl III - The Aftermath

No trophy for me this year but I had a good time at Boudica Bowl.  My first game was against Lizardmen coached by a real pro-coach so I did my best but lost 2-0.  Game two and I was facing Lizardmen again but I got a win in that game with a 2-1 result.  The last game that day was against Andrew with his Dwarf team.  He played really well and I was riddled with bad dice so he won 2-0.  Day two and I was facing Halflings in the first game.  A bad match up for him really and I won 3-0.  Game five and I was against Halflings again - they went 1-0 up quickly then got a cheeky 2nd touchdown thanks to a thrown halfling.  I had to do my best just to equalise - that game ended 2-2.  My last game was against Norse and their weak armour really didn't help them - I won that game 2-1.  So my final tally for the weekend was three wins, one draw and two losses which I was pretty happy with.

That's it for Blood Bowl for me until my own tournament in March - I'm running that so I don't expect to be playing unless we have odd numbers of attendees and I'm needed as a spare man.

Thursday, February 5

Boudica Bowl III - Blood Bowl Tournament

This coming weekend I'm off to take part in Boudica Bowl III in Godmanchester.  I went last year, had a great time, met a nice bunch of blokes and came away with the Most Sporting Opponent trophy.  This year I'd like to try to get a different trophy so I'm taking a different team - Chaos Dwarfs.  I used this team in the CBBBL league last year as I had the painted team for ages and never got to grips with using them - a ten game season would help there.  As it happened I managed to get into the final with them but lost against Skaven (I blame the weather as it was raining!)  They are the one remaining team that I have fully painted but haven't used in a NAF tournament so it's time they tried their hand.  The tournament is a 1.1 mil TV roster with the addition of six normal skills with two more normal skills to be handed out on day two.

I have opted for a (hopefully) fairly sensible roster of :

2 x Bull Centaurs with Break Tackle
6 x Chaos Dwarf Blockers (3 x Guard)
4 x Hobgoblins (1 x Sure Hands)
3 x rerolls
1 Apothecary

Day two skills will be another Guard Dwarf and a Wrestle Hobgoblin.

I had a warm up game with Andrew who is also attending - he was using his Dwarf team so it was hard work sorting out all the Guard assists!  It was a very close game and my Chaos Dwarfs only just won it with a single touchdown in the 2nd half.  So - I think we should both do okay.

Andrew - game face is on!