Monday, February 14, 2011
The Cunning Plan
Hello everyone! It has been almost a month since my last report and I am very happy to be back with some new material. I have spent the majority of the last couple of weeks recuperating from a very bad chest infection, which caused me to miss some serious class time right at the beginning of a new semester and I have been playing catch up ever since. This has left little hobby time. I haven't set paint to brush in almost three weeks, but fortunately, I have found the time to play my first two Blood Bowl league games at the LA Battle Bunker.
My first game I played a Dwarf team. It was a bitter slug fest with both teams bashing almost every model on every turn with very little consequence. I was able to halt his cage and steal the ball for a late touchdown in the first half. As the game progressed into the second half it was my game to lose and I set up a pretty tough cage with a few blitzers and black orcs and the game collapsed into a scrum along the left wide zone. My nerves eventually got the better of me, and I made the mistake of launching my ball carrier from the cage before the opportune moment, allowing my opponent to make a quick tackle and a very, very lucky bomb down-field to equalize. The game ended in a 1-1 stalemate. I had caused one casualty and my opponent had done zero.
The next game was against Evan's chaos team. I was unbelievably lucky the first half, breaking armor on 3/4 of my blocks every turn and was able to briskly put two points on the board and a handful of beastmen on the bench. Evan returned fire in the second half, employing a risky new onside kick-type strategy and was able to bring in one touchdown while down 3 players due to casualties!
This is where the cunning plan comes in. There is a fantastic local store called The Realm that carries GW product pretty close to where I live, and I have resolved to bring Blood Bowl to its tables. Not being able to hobby in the past few weeks, I have spent some time putting together a Blood Bowl collection. Through Ebay I have been able to procure one full starter box with all the gubbinz needed to play, including a Human team and another Orc team. Also, I purchased another Pitch. Evan has decided chaos doesn't really fit the play style he wanted from a BB team, and is looking into starting fresh. I offered to adopt the team and so now have 4 fully functional Blood Bowl teams, a set of templates, two sets of blocking dice, and 2 pitches.
My plan involves obtaining at least one more pitch and another set of blocking dice so that I can begin getting more people in the community involved in Blood Bowl. In the next couple of weeks I plan to frequent the open gaming night at The Realm, playing as much Blood Bowl there as possible, while also purchasing a couple more teams. I have quite a lot of painting to do now as all the teams except for my Cheez 'Eadz are unpainted. 'Ere We GO!