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MrCushtie
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Nurgle
Emerging Star
Nurgle
Record
9/21/26
Win Percentage
35%
Skaven
Veteran
Skaven
Record
11/12/31
Win Percentage
31%
Overall
[B]
Veteran
Overall
Record
32/43/211
Win Percentage
19%
Archive

2020

2020-05-23 01:51:54
rating 6
2020-05-12 09:19:27
rating 5.5
2020-04-20 20:22:50
rating 5.5
2020-03-30 05:53:58
rating 6
2020-01-22 06:16:19
rating 6

2019

2019-06-08 07:08:24
rating 5.9
2019-05-13 07:09:56
rating 6
2019-04-09 17:41:29
rating 5.9
2019-02-27 17:15:19
rating 5.9
2019-01-29 15:32:11
rating 6
2019-01-13 14:15:24
rating 5

2018

2018-11-05 18:29:07
rating 6
2018-10-21 15:47:08
rating 5.9
2018-10-17 15:49:27
rating 6
2019-01-31 16:46:50
6 votes, rating 6
31 matches in 31 days - now January is complete
I had to really push hard to catch up, after missing a few days to travel at the start of the year, but I completed my goal of averaging 1 Black Box Trophy game through January, and what nicer way to finish than with a win?

Substantially happier now my diet has diversified from goblins (a bit):

2018 box performance:
19 games, 2 wins, 6 draws (so a 4:23:73 win/draw/loss ratio)
January 2019:
31 games, 4 wins, 4 draws (so a 13:13:74 win/draw/loss ratio)

Interestingly, my loss rate has stayed pretty stable. I guess there's some emotional benefit to getting a higher win:draw ratio, but I do feel like I've improved a bit through playing so many games in a short period of time. I can at least recognise some of my own flaws, and also (sometimes) see my opponents exhibiting the kind of errors I was making earlier on.

Still don't know how to play for or against Undead. Or Chaos. Or Dwarfs. Or Chaos Dwarfs. So there's a lot more to learn, but at this point in my life I'm quite happy and confident. (Wait for the post after I roll 32 consecutive double skulls...)

Thanks to everyone for advice on goblins, advice on team design, the 145, the SWL, the whole nine yards. Only 93 games left to go!
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Comments
Posted by datom on 2019-01-31 16:58:58
I do really enjoy your blogs - please do keep them up. They're great reading - it's a complicated world but glad you are finding your way through it with good humour and positivity!
Posted by Gozer_the_Gozerian on 2019-01-31 18:49:51
One of my New Year's resolutions was to play more on FUMBBL, and I've only managed 8 games so far, so kudos on your discipline.
Posted by Civ on 2019-01-31 19:00:53
I'm not sure there is a way to play against dwarves with goblins :p
Posted by MrCushtie on 2019-02-01 04:23:34
Dwarves vs goblins: easy: 3 bribes, induce an extra ball and chain and chainsaw, win the coin toss, receive the ball, roll perfect dice for 8 turns and score just before the half with every player on the other team in the hospital.

Well, that's the theory :-)
Posted by ArrestedDevelopment on 2019-02-01 08:54:54
Dwarves are horrible, but actually you really, really, really DO NOT want 3 bribes against them. Nor any extra stars.

Because if you've got that, you're facing 150k TV+ of extra mb and guard, or a dwarven bench, neither of which you want to see if you actually are going to get anything out of the game.

And if I had that much, I'd take Ripper ;)