Sunday, April 12
TOWIE Bowl - the aftermath
My roster was :
Kroxigor - 140K
4 x Catchers - 320K
7 x Linemen - 420K
4 x rerolls - 200k
2 x fan factor - 20k
For skills on day one, I gave Dodge to two of the Catchers and Wrestle to a Lineman. Day two and I gave Dodge to a Catcher, Guard to a Catcher (doubles skill) and Strip Ball to a Lineman,
My first game was against Norse and I just got smashed off the field. I had a load of guys injured and knocked out so I played most of the game with around six players or less. It ended a 3-0 loss on touchdowns and a 3-1 casualties difference in his favour. Not the best of starts!
After lunch I could see I was on the bottom table and found that I was playing against one of the best players I know with Dark Elves. He'd had a bad first game so he was slumming it playing against my Slann! The game ended a 3-0 loss but I managed to get a 2-0 score on casualties against him.
Game three and I found myself playing against a Chaos team. I managed to get a 3-1 lead on him and was hoping I'd done enough but his did some real razzle dazzle moves and managed to score two touchdowns quickly to draw it to 3-3. We both got 2-2 on casualties too.
Onto day two and I was facing up against a Wood Elf team. I did my best but the Wardancers did what Wardancers do and the game ended as a 4-1 loss. I had thought I had done better than the scoreline though - some elfy bullshit moves just piled on the extra TD's! I got one more casualty than him though as I scored 2-1 on those.
Still on the botto table for game five and I was taking on Pro Elves. It all came good in this game. I was 3-0 up in the 2nd half and my opponent did get one touchdown to make it a 3-1 result to me. I got 3-0 casualties on him too meaning my Slann had at least gotten that elusive win I had wanted.
For the final game I was taking on Skaven and he had some terrible luck. A pitch invasion on the kick off meant he had six stunned players and I had none! This run of bad luck for him carried on and before I knew it I was 2-0 up. I had taken out a few of his players as well. Some bad luck for me and some Skaven razzle dazzle meant the game ended 2-2 but 4-0 casualties to me.
So my final tally with the Slann was a 1-2-3 result which I thought was a little unfair on them as I think I was unlucky for those two draws not to be wins. The team was great fun to use and despite only painting them the day before the event, I think they were one of the nicest looking teams there.
I'll be using the Slann again in a league sometime for sure. I think it will be a while before I try them in a tournament again though ;)