This BB lark should be straightforward. I roll average dice, you roll average dice, they are average throughout and we enjoy ourselves. Well, if I ever get a game like that, I'll be sure to let you all know. This one verged from ridiculous to sublime, but mostly ridiculous.
Interesting, we could both be MVP with a win (although I needed to win by 3, or win by 2 with net 2 casualties). Iain's team is perhaps one of the most under-developed teams we've seen in the playoffs for a bit, so I did have an eye on the big win and that cost me as I probably should have kicked in pouring rain, but was thinking that my five guard (to his none) and 3 MB (to his none) might have given me the leg up I needed. And indeed it may have, had I just been focussed on that, but I was also trying to manufacture an SPP for my thrower and this nonsense was where it (started going) wrong.
Because having picked it up, the catch wasn't made - and then I failed the pick up in the next turn too. So Iain had pressure. To which I responded by pushing the rookie golem, pushing him again, so now needing to hit him without block (quad down) and just like that, I was up poo creek. Stoopid thrower (well, coach). Iain blocked those in contact, injuring a guarder and KOing three more, although failed the pick up (a ghoul caught it instead). I had a pretty decent chance to get back into it, as it happened, because the rookie ghoul could be hit two dice by a blitzer. Pushes, rolled into skulls and it was 1-0 to Iain.
Still four turns to equalise before half-time, but the big win out of the question now. Some good defence from Iain and I needed to make a few rolls in turn 7 to be in range (used last RR) and failed the score in T8 needing two GFIs and failing the first. Failed both remaining KOs rolls so setting up with 9 against Iain's 11.
At this stage, I get a perfect D and Iain is a little "could have done without that". "Ha, I chortle", looking at my fairly full KO'd/injured box. "Yes, I am in a strong position" he says, "but these things turn around". I wasn't so sure. Well, Iain is a genius. He IMMEDIATELY double-skulled, then used a RR first block of 2nd turn and decided not to use his last RR first block on third turn. This turned the pressure right around and I was right in his face, men up (somehow, he had lost FIVE) and when I made the GFIs to hit the ball (and KO him) in turn 4 after more terrible luck from Iain in his four where he had to use his last RR in any case, it looked all the world I had escaped this with a likely draw - and Nivlaps becomes MVP for the season.
Oh fickle Blood Bowl. Nope - despite having only two players that could really doing anything (2 WWs off, 1 ghoul off, 1 wight off, golems/zombies marked), Iain's defence could redeploy after I had double skulled first dice roll (and couldn't really RR with only one RR left) and then the following turn the ogre critically boneheaded ((again - not his best game), leaving a blitzer needing to dodge (failed with RR), leaving my blodging catcher to be blitzed and he had to avoid a POW. POW later and somehow I had thrown away the game I couldn't expect to get anything out of, but had looked nailed on to do so. Ogre finished with skulls too. Should be grateful no-one died, I guess :o)
Congrats to Iain for another MVP. How does he do it? Roll on the playoffs but if either of us roll this badly there, these teams aren't going very far....
|Posted Wed Jan 18 2017 14:27:21 (last edited Wed Jan 18 2017 15:15:18) by FoxyBee