Word to all your Moms ;)
The Hornswogglers scrape in to the Finals!
Bombs... intercepting trees throwing bombs... inept Orcish play by me... flying Halflings... splatting Halflings, moar bombs!
It is safe to say the first half had it all, except, that is, for a touchdown.
It is also safe to say I will never handicap myself by hiring Bomber Dribblesnot ever again!
The Flings won the toss and wisely elected to kick, the ball scattering nicely towards one side of the LOS, opposite to the biased Orc setup which was favouring one of the trees. (two trees AND Strength 7 Deeproot Strongbranch; what you gonna do right?!?)
The Orcs put some tackle-zones on the ball before picking up with the thrower, but the semi cage wasn't well supported by the rest of the team.
"No worries!" says I. "That's why I brought the bomber to take those damn trees out of play and let me at all that squishy stunty goodness."
The bomb snagged in Deeproots leafy boughs in turn 1 (intercepted) and was flung at the semi cage making a blitz on the ball possible who was summarily taken down.
The orcs tried to reposition and a few turns of bashing near the sideline ensued before the flings successfully retrieved and protected the ball and the Orcs took far more damage than they were able to dish out. (6 left on the field by turn 7 after the spite foul by the bomber got him sent off)
It became a difficult defence for the rest of the half for the Orcs as they tried to take down a lone halfing who was a scoring threat and also pressure the ball somehow. Though the latter proved difficult after a 1,1 GFI fail for a blitz.
The flings were not able to make their late ttm in to scoring range though and a rough first half ended up 0-0 somehow. Honestly, it was a let off given how most of the half went and more than I deserved.
Oh, yeah, there were more bombs, a couple more interceptions by trees...and caught balls, but to be fair the throws back in the Orcs direction were not very effective. Did I mentioned I don't like bombs now? I was laughing on the outside, crying on the inside that half and needed another stiff drink at halftime.
The second half kicked off with 9 Orcs and a Goblin and the APO already used on the thrower.
The half went more to the form you would expect from Orcs vs Halflings though and saved my blushes.
Both trees took root by Turn 2.
The orcs smote the furry feeted 'People of short stature' in the way you would expect rather than poncing about like in Lord Of The Rings.
MOST crucially, when the orcs moved forward aggressively after the ball, the TTM in to the orc deep field didn't come off well enough. This allowed the Orcs to draw back and over a couple of turns safely secure the ball.
Only a worrisome moment of double skulls burning the last Orc reroll gave pause for concern before The Thrower marched down the field unmolested until the last turn and the last of the flings was cleared from the field leaving just Deeproot marching around on his own with the other trees rooted.
One Orc Blitzer Dead but 3 Skill ups and a deep Warchest.
Thanks for the game Val! :)
|Posted Tue Jan 16 2018 14:38:21 (last edited Tue Jan 16 2018 16:27:16) by Gritter