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BeanBelly
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Mega-Star
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239/109/101
Win Percentage
65%
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2023

2023-05-24 12:45:17
rating 5.7
2023-05-11 22:16:28
rating 6
2023-01-25 13:34:07
rating 6
2023-01-23 21:21:11
rating 6

2022

2022-08-22 15:28:03
rating 5.9
2022-07-13 12:54:40
rating 5.9
2022-04-09 22:15:53
rating 6
2022-01-10 19:12:29
rating 6

2021

2021-10-30 22:28:10
rating 5.9
2021-10-12 15:20:56
rating 5.9
2021-08-27 22:36:05
rating 6
2021-01-28 18:54:40
rating 6

2020

2020-11-14 18:35:13
rating 5.9
2023-05-24 12:45:17
21 votes, rating 5.7
BBT run completed
Just finished the last game of my Black Box Trophy run. Quite the journey; and I feel I am a better coach for the experience. Here are some personal musings:

Norse 11/3/1
The squad got off to great start with an exciting and bloody Norse run. TV remained low as positionals died.
Somewhat gutted to lose the final game to our biggest nightmare: Orc powerhouses. In these circumstances we dodge, duck, dip, dive and dodge. Using those cheap RRs on dodges, trying to keep moving about; getting a few wry coach comments about Norse-elves. You can not afford to stand and get hit with AV8+

I did my first ever MV7 1TTD in this run, punching the air in celebration!


Amazon 8/4/3
A mixed experience . I heard they were OP, so how come I didn't win every match?! It was a slow start: with no Block they are a bit vulnerable early on. Later we lost to some strong teams and good coaches.

It can also be hard to win if Nuffle isn't supporting you. Certainly I've not the skill or focus to get results off bad dice; and that is what it'd take to win the BBT overall. I did have some jolly fun games, and plenty of daft chat.


Chaos Renegades 7/4/4
First time coaching this race I had it all to learn, and that is reflected in the results. The Big Guys let us down time and time again. And the Elf died every time an opposition coach so much as considered a 1D blitz. Amongst it all we did manage a few results, and didn't let the squad down.



Skaven 10/2/3
Previous attempts with Skaven in Black Box were painful! I've some strong Underworld experience now, and was able to translate this into a decent run. I was dreaming of a potential racial lead here, unfortunately we got smashed to pieces in our last two games. It is hard to defend with half the team in the dugout.

I found Low-TV cage diving not that reliable a tactic, even if the ball is shaken loose it can be very difficult to retrieve. You perhaps sense that the last loss just now is still a bit fresh in memory.. I need time to grieve. Or at least a cup of tea in the sunshine.



This is the first time I have completed a Trophy run. Overall I am happy with my score; it is around what a coach of my level might hope for. There will be plenty of coaches that score higher.

The Steel Gauntlet major is a fun development of the BBT idea. That is the one thing that could tempt me to try a second run, if I were gunning for a racial lead.

Big shout out to the coaches I played, many thanks for your time.
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Comments
Posted by ArrestedDevelopment on 2023-05-24 14:52:30
Bueno!

All your minis also? The beer boars are very clean!
They bring a nice flavour to the summary :)
Posted by happygrue on 2023-05-24 17:38:26
Great write-up! I think this bit captures the vibe of BBT well (specifically by pushing us into things we might not try normally):

"Quite the journey; and I feel I am a better coach for the experience."
Posted by BeanBelly on 2023-05-24 19:26:03
Cheers guys. Yeah AD they are my minis thanks : )

Norse team is my latest one. Just the boars and a Yeti done so far..
Posted by gettym on 2023-05-24 20:47:22
Great info here! Love the minis too. That ogre brings back memories
Posted by The_Murker on 2023-05-24 20:55:46
Love the skaven minis! Good run with that team too.
Posted by RDaneel on 2023-05-24 20:57:37
My pleasure to play vs you even if I lost all the two matches we plaied I learned a lot
thank you for your sympathy and I dream of having a score like yours!
Posted by datom on 2023-05-24 21:22:16
Glad to have been stomped as part of it!
Posted by Verminardo on 2023-05-24 22:30:36
Well done. Love this report, you write with as much flair as you paint, good sir!
Posted by BeanBelly on 2023-05-25 14:44:51
Thanks
Posted by BeanBelly on 2023-05-25 16:16:37
Just went back and looked to see which poor team I 'stomped' and my match report made me laugh ^^

“Clobbering elves is one of my great passions, and datom was a good sport despite not getting things his way.

Thanks for the match”