Here's my recap of game 1. I was fortunate enough to start on the top table (absolutely sweet table to play on) and it was my slann vs. Robs necromantic (no flesh golems) and Peters pro elves vs. Philippes wood elves. I've played both Rob and Peter before, but this was Philippes first tournament (deathbowl to boot!).
A bit of his inexperience showed, and benefited me greatly - after winning the roll to go first, Philippe failed a "go for it" with reroll moving his second player - basically giving me first turn (though his treeman had a tackle zone on both balls)
#db9g1 game 1 of #deathbowlIX begins. went with the slann, it's all about leap baby!! #bloodbowl
|first setup, pro elf on left, wood elf on right|
|going first really gave the slann a huge edge|
|pro elf & necro still have their turn 4, 1-0 slann!!|
|at least four failed 4+ catch rolls by elven players|
|slann are always a threat - even with few players on the pitch|
Peter managed to score vs. Philippe in the closing turns of the first half, putting us both 1-0 over our opponents. Things are a little hazy now but I think I recall trying to stop him as well because I'd protected myself from getting scored on by Rob - but it could be the other way round and I helped him to score so Rob couldn't!
#db9g1 setup after 3 turns due to slann pulling off a crazy passing play #whutupshun ps. I still had the other ball
|only 7 slann left standing, still 2-0 up|
|Rob just couldn't get any rolls to go his way this game|
|if I had counted better I could've pushed one more last turn and scored a third.|
After the above pic, Peter managed to knock over my player (the ball scattered into the endzone) and put three tackle zones on the ball, he then pushed for his own touchdown and failed with a "go for it" (2+ with reroll). I nearly made it 3 touchdowns on my last turn by leaping onto the ball but failed the 5+ pickup with a 2. That was ok though because Peter failed to get a second touchdown by failing another "go for it" (2+ with reroll) which brought a mighty cheer to our table.
|twice Peter failed 2+ with reroll for a 2nd touchdown to tie me for the table|
So after game one, I won 2-0 tied on casualties and stayed on the top table to face Leathan (the eventual tournament winner) and his norse team (with 2 ST5 Ulfs and a MV9 Sure Hands, Sure Feet, Dodge runner!!)