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Post   Posted: Sep 07, 2018 - 02:50 Reply with quote Back to top

Suns it up well. Lucky to score on turn 8 and lucky you didn’t pull the one turner off. Good luck next round

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Joined: Oct 12, 2013

Post   Posted: Sep 18, 2018 - 10:31 Reply with quote Back to top

SWL Memories of FUMBBLs Past Conference LXXIII
Game 4: Klazam's Amazon "Cloud 11 Stormbreakers" Image

These zons had an unbeaten season in Reggies S73, powering through to take the title and advance to the conferences. Things are a bit tougher in Confs, and I was hopeful that my 3x Mighty Blows could inflict some serious damage.

Drive 1: I receive. Opposition had a chainsaw! This was moderately scary and the option was there to try and score early and force him off. In the end the wood elves stuck it out for the full half, Huge Patrol killed Helmut, and it was a fairly straight forward score.

Half time 1-0

Drive 2: Zons receive. Now for the fun bit, the Stormbreakers had no sure hands. Surely Huge could leap in, strip the ball free and we'd canter away for a glorious 2-0 victory. Sadly no. Both leap attempts failed 1 rr 1, 2 rr 2. The screen looked pretty good at T16, but the slippery girls found a way through. 1-1

<ramchop> grats
<Klazam> thanks
<Klazam> ah
<Klazam> forgot the grab tree
<Klazam> oh well
<ramchop> sorry, i'm sh*t at this, might take me a while
<Klazam> ill do my checks then
<Klazam> brb 5 mins
<ramchop> ok
<ramchop> ok, i think that works.


Either I'm getting better at setting up my doomed to fail 1TTD attempts, or Klazam took longer than 5min. Anyway, I'd clicked End Set-up and flicked over to a different window while waiting for him to return.

Then I heard the Kick, then I heard.... a Catch. It better not be that bloody Tree again!

Switched back to the Fumbbl window and thankfully the ball was in the hands of the elf back field. Can I finally do this T16 1TTD?

YES!!!! Emily is successfully chain pushed and scurries to the endzone ball in hand. GFI [4], GFI [4], GFI [1].... rr [6]

<Klazam> fuuuuuuuu#%
<Klazam> well, grats
<Klazam> yep
<Klazam> blood, here i come
<ramchop> thanks
<ramchop> ?
<ramchop> was there a riot?
<Klazam> there was a riot
<Klazam> yup
<ramchop> ha!
<Klazam> thats why i went fu#%

Maybe next time I'll actually need to do it in one.

Full time 2-1 (3/0/1 - 3/0/1)

RIP captain and thrower Kai Bollinger. Cut down while leading S74 Conf completions, and passing yards. No awards now for him this season. He might have been quite useful in an Elfy shootout next game. I'll miss the Leader skill too.

Joined: Oct 12, 2013

Post   Posted: Sep 24, 2018 - 01:17 Reply with quote Back to top

SWL Memories of FUMBBLs Past Conference LXXIII
Game 5: Bobs' High Elf "Phoenix Academy Sharp Shooters" Image

A chance for elfball! Score plenty of touchdowns for the rebuy! However, without my thrower, and his leader reroll, I was never really going to try elfball.

But Flippers was on 15spp, let's start the game by giving him an easy completion so he can skill.


The last person to move, once in position, I realised there was a slight problem with the sun. An "easy" 2+ became a probable 3+. Out on the wing, if Flippers fumbled the High Elves could swoop in, knock the feeble ST2 catcher out the way. Collect, pass back and be on their way to a win.


So many ifs in a game of blood bowl

If the reroll failed....
If the relentless abuse (blitzes and fouls) of my Av6 wardancers actually hurt one....
If Bobs didn't misclick a KO into a stun, maybe the numbers advantage would mean I didn't need to go for it to score...
If that gfi for it failed...
If the KOed High Elf M9 catcher returned for Turn 8...

Half time 1-0

The second half High Elves scored T4. Wood Elves played conservatively, while the wardancers removed players from the pitch. A couple of hits on the ball carrier were made by High Elves dodging into the cage. A guard even got in once to allow a 2D. But Nuffle preferred to be kind to Bravado.

Full Time 2-1 (2/0/0 - 0/1/0)

Joined: Oct 12, 2013

Post   Posted: Sep 27, 2018 - 10:10 Reply with quote Back to top


78 games of Ranked. First game 12-Oct-2013. Mostly to reacquaint myself with Blood Bowl before joining a table top league.
281 games of Blackbox. First game 7-Oct-2016. Initially to sate my addiciton, but now it's more measured. 16 games of ARR sprint with goblins every 2 months. Masochicsm, Penance, to earn Nuffle points, for the more important games in table top and...

641 games of League and my first League game was in the Southern Wastes League on 30-Dec-2014.

SWL is what got me hooked. A league with a massive history (2004!), awesome community, and a chance to test yourself against the best and create legends.
I played 106 games of SWL proper with Freezy Trees,
also a bunch of games in SWL Fringe. 60 games offering builders to new teams with my shameless Skaven pickers, 14 games as Fillers for the main league, and a few side tournaments (Waikikamukau, Thunderdome, Smacks).

Some other leagues I've enjoyed: 48 games with Flings in SSL (the only way out is..DEATH), stunty Wastes 27 games with Chaos flings, 4 seasons (23 games) with Tilea in the ultra fluffy CBBA, Sands, and 2 or 3 NAF tournaments.

The rest is mostly in the NZ league I run DIBBL, just completed its 14th season, won for a second time by my overpowered 91 game Vampires. Also premium events such as Crap Bowl, Dirty Ring, Big Star (MORG! recently celebrated his 50th game).

But SWL is what got me hooked. Plus I've managed to cover every game in this blog, so it made sense to celebrate the millenium with Bravado's 20th game. It's a credit to the admin team and the SWL community as a whole that this monster has kept rolling on so well for so long.

SWL Does It Better*


SWL Memories of FUMBBLs Past Conference LXXIII
Game 6: pyates16's Orc "Waaaaghton Redskins" Image

Bravado's 4th encounter against greenskins, and never tasted victory in the previous three. I might need Nuffle to be nice to me, and the great one duly obliged with 4 armour breaks in my first turn (one by rock). Two cas left the Orcs shorthanded in the first drive, and these Wood Elves aren't shy about stalling.

Half time 1-0.

Second half started with me wondering just how I'd get the ball off the Strength 4, Sure Handed, Break Tackle, Mighty Blow, Tackle superstar Impak. Maybe I wouldn't have to, he failed the pick up.

The Wood elves thought the ball was a little to far away to try and pick up. So they attempted to isolate the star. Managed to get a 2D hit in the following turn, and secured the ball.


This was the moment I truly felt "I've got this one!"
Emily with nerves of steel would catch it, dodge away and score.

[1] catch rr [1]

With time running out, orcs largely tied up, and elves leaving the pitch in droves, attempts were made to slow down the big oaf. The screen was flimsy, but it kept reforming. Impak got harried, dodged many times, got hit 2D, stood strong.
Impak scored T16. I didn't have this one.

Despite the S4 Black orcs and all the guard, it seemed to me the 1 turner was still on. It wouldn't be easy though. This time, however, I didn't fail to notice the riot.

Full time 2-1 (2/0/1 - 2/1/1)

*DIBBL does it best

Joined: Apr 26, 2008

Post   Posted: Sep 27, 2018 - 12:13 Reply with quote Back to top

Great work mate, except the last part.

Join now and "Create a Legend"

Joined: Oct 12, 2013

Post   Posted: Oct 04, 2018 - 10:06 Reply with quote Back to top

SWL Memories of FUMBBLs Past Conference LXXIII
Game 7: Dlock's Dark Elf "Evil Moon Rising" Image

One thing about playing in a fairly restricted timezone, is you do bump into the same players a fair bit. There are still enough players around for a decent variety of play styles, but it's quite good to play a few games against the same people.

There are 4 SWL coaches I've played against more than two times and have yet to walk off the pitch victorious.

Irgy 0/2/4 (both draws with Bravado)
Balle2000 0/2/3 (Norse mirror fails)
Faulcon 0/0/5 (well and truly skinked)

and Dlock 0/1/4

Not all of these game were SWL games, but knocking Dlock off my unbeatable list would be nice. It'd also guarantee me a spot in Prem next season.

Dlock brought a mercenary assassin to scare my pair of Av6 war dancers.

This game was brutal. I received, scored two casualties in my opening turn, and things were looking good for an 8 turn grind to half time. However, it wan't just dark elves leaving the pitch. By turn 7 it was 7 vs 7, and the Wood Elves felt there were too many gaps in the defence so scored.

Two turns for the dark elves to equalise. A kick into the end zone and a Blitz! What to do?, charge forward yet risk the ball bouncing out. It didn't bounce out. Dan Dan risked a gfi, a dodge, and on a failed picked up a surf. Dodged, went for it, failed the pick up. Surf? Lineman assist to make it 2D needed to gfi and fell over.

Half time 1-0

Probably the biggest moment of the game. Ag5 dark elf went to pick up the kick off. Failed. Didn't reroll. Wood Elves are fast.


The ball did change hands again when the guard dark elf successfully dodged into 3 TZs to make it 2D. However, with numbers around the ball, Bravado got it back and away, and ground it out to score in T15.

Final score 2-0 (3/4/0 - 1/0/1)


Meanwhile up in the clouds of the top division, mushoomy (ramchop jr), secured the first kiwi SWL Prem title since Season 17. That's waaaaaay back in 2006!

While it's great to see him see success in this awesome game, surely the polite thing to do would be to wait until his Dad had won it first. He's also taken two NAF tabletop tournaments in NZ (I'm on zero). And he's not even reached drinking age yet!

Grats mushoomy!
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