Monday, 10 February 2014

Blood Bowl + Orcs Vs Humans

Maybe I needed that Troll?
Monday game night provided an excellent adventure into the realms of fantasy football. I never played Blood Bowl back in the day. It was perhaps because I didn't play Grid Iron at school. I played football. You know, the international sport with a round ball? Sometimes called Soccer. The closest thing we have to Grid Iron in New Zealand is Rugby. It's a similar concept but without all the padding.

Anyway, back to the game. My first game of Blood Bowl! Lewis was unaware of this until the end of the night, though I doubt he would have gone easy on me because of it. He played Humans, I played Orcs. It was a game of two halves.

Lewis is a very organised gamer and makes sure rules are handy at all times. Yes, that's an authentic Blood Bowl box in great condition.

The field is home made and specially designed for slaughter.

Games Workshop at their best.

Special Blood Bowl dice!

My first Blitz!

Go long!

Touch Down!

The Orcs make a quick comeback.

Touch Down!

That's a foul! 


Foul! Eh, not pulled up for it?

You can't keep a bad Orc down. You can knock him senseless though!

Half time, change sides.

Some people try to find things in this game that don't exist but football is only two things - blocking and tackling.
- Vince Lombardi
A quick pass, a fumble, the Humans take the intercept and...

Football is a game played with arms, legs and shoulders but mostly from the neck up.
- Knute Rockne

The last chance for the Orcs, a long pass is dropped!

Lewis is stunned by the snake eyes.

Fumble after fumble after fumble. Technical errors abound!

Another Orc Team, expertly painted by Rob from Wellington.
So, there you have it. The first touchdown went to the Humans. The Orcs came back fighting and scored in the end of the first half. The second half was a battle royal, with the Humans scoring again. The Orcs regrouped but ran out of time. Alas, you don’t get any medals for trying (you’re supposed to do that).

A well deserved win for Lewis! He promises to get out the metal miniatures for the next game.

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