For a first tournament it was a complete success and had over 20 odd coaches from around the country participating. The rule set was organisied so that you could have a 1100000 gold crown team and Star Players were allowed but only after your roster already had eleven players listed. The set up also consited of a skills package where you could take before the start - 6 normal skills, 1 double skill and 4 normal or 2 double and 2 normal skills, with another 2 normal skills to be given after game 4.
The points system for the tournament consisted of 10pts for a win, 5pts for a draw and 1pt for a loss. extra points could be earned for casualties caused and touchdowns scored each game to a maximum of 3.
I pondered long and hard over what team to take and it was serioulsy looking like it would turn into a bash heavy tournament so with fully painted miniatures limited I decided to take my Dwarfs. The Ironhill Annihlators. these hardy squats turned up with 2 Blitzers, 2 Runners, 7 Blockers and also hired Flint Churnblade and his Chainsaw. No Trollslayers were used (mainly as they werent painted and I like to try something different)
I went for a straight 6 skills on my Dwarfs and gave both Runners Block and four Blockers Guard. Not very imaginative but hey! then after Game 4 I gave both Blitzers Tackle.
The Tournament started extreamly well with copious ammounts of Tea and Doughnuts and the first round was drawn. I ended up with Humans.
So onto a quick round up of my six games:
Game 1 VS David Baker - Griffs Heroes (Humans)
David had a very nice human team which was converted from Cadian Imperial Guard figures with a very nice Ogre added. Unfortunately I steamrollered him most of the game and WON 2-1 with 4 CAS caused.
Game 2 VS Grant Botting - Iron Resolvers (High Elves)
Now I was unsure how I would fare against agility teams but I neednt have worried. The Iron Resolvers resolve completely crumbled as I continued to smack Elves about the pitch and WON 2-0 with 2 CAS caused.
Game 3 VS Thomas Culleton - Undercity Razorclaws (Skaven)
I really feel for Thomas as up till now he had been doing really well as he had a skilled up Rat Ogre and a Star Player. Then he got me! I totally raped his Rats. Firstly I got +2 FAME and then managed to slay the Skaven, stopping them from ever really getting across the half way line! I WON 2-0 with 4 CAS caused.
Game 4 VS Gav Biston - Bukaki Bandits (Amazons)
Utterly enjoyed this game, not for the fact that Dwarfs destroy Amazons but Gav was a fantastic player to play against and so sporting! Gav also had the distinction of gaining the Best Painted award as his Amazons were all converted Slannesh Deamonettes - utterly stunning. I WON 2-1 with 2 CAS caused.
Game 5 VS David Gleinster - Were Zombies Dare (Undead)
Well anyone who has read my blog will realise I know how awesome Undead are! This was a very tight game, remaining 1-1 right up until turn 16 where I had made a serious mistake on a Perfect Defence placement and then rolled a Skull rerolled Skull on a 1 die Blitz against his Ghoul. David took full advantage and managed to make a Dodge, Long Pass in a Tackle Zone followed by a Catch and a GFI to score I LOST 1-2 with 4 CAS caused.
Game 6 VS Jim BESTERs - Almost Stunties (Underworld)
Jim is a cracking player and I have had numerous good games against him over the years in different tournaments. Jim was using Underworld as he is trying to complete tournaments with every race in Bloodbowl (and he's bloody good with all of them) Jim scored pretty quickly but I couldnt capitalise on the rest of the first half. In the second half his defence was awesome and it was mainly down to a lucky mistake on his part that I managed to get a Runner break free and equalise. I DREW 1-1 with 3 CAS caused.
So at the end I had Won 4, Drew 1 and Lost 1. It was all down to points now to see if I had retained top spot as I had for most of the tournament. I must add that during all six games Flint Churnblade and his Chainsaw was utterly bloody useless and didnt contibute to anything at all!!!!!
The final standings were announced and I had won Most Casualties with 19 and even though David Gleinster and I were on equal points (73) he Won overall due to head to head results, leaving me with Runner Up.