Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Orion Cup 2012 - result = 4th
Wow, haven't posted since April 28th! My apologies, have just had a lot going on and blogging has taken a backseat to everything else. Here's a delayed posting about the first blood bowl tournament I played in back in June, the Orion Cup.
I brought a very similar Norse roster to my planned Zlurpeebowl roster, it had no Yhetee but did include Boomer Eziasson.
Game 1 vs. Anthony
This was a tight game, first half boomer kept the dwarves on their asses, but a nice play from Anthony put a tackle zone on my ball carrier, and I ended up having to burn my reroll on a failed GFI early in my last turn which meant when I needed it for a failed dodge it wasn't available. Failed to score on my drive had me worried, went in at HT 0-0.
Second half I managed to do a good job tying up Anthony in the middle of the field and as time started ticking away and we had to finish - he decided to go for a 5+ dodge with reroll to get out of my "cage" (I had 3 players surrounding his ball carrier) which failed and the ball landed in my players hands - that bit of fortune helped me to score in the last turn of the game for a lucky 1-0 win.
Game 2 vs. Colin R.
Another tight game, Norse vs Norse. I remember it being back and forth quite a bit but am starting to forget some details. What I do remember is Colin's dice not being great and his "Samsquanch" (hehe) failing a number of wild animal rolls - along with some unfortunate block dice results. This game ended 1-0 in my favour as well.
Game 3 vs. Kolja
Every game finished 1-0 for me this tournament. This time I was on the receiving end. I did manage to keep his skaven from scoring for something like 12-13 turns of the game, but late in the second half he pulled off some nice plays with his gutter runners to score and I just didn't have time to get one back. I think I misplayed boomer in this game - I used him on my offensive drive (which works better vs. bashy teams IMO) but in this game I should have saved him for a defensive drive, since the skaven were too spread out when defending to take much advantage.
I finished in 4th place - a fun little one day tournament and some good practice for zlurpeebowl. Everyone got prizes too which was nice.
Posted by Tristan M at 5:50 PM