Saturday, March 19, 2016

Progress Report - 3/19/16: Back to the Blood and the Bones


Today is the day! The day for Dog Bowl IV at the Marmalade Dog gaming convention in sunny Kalamazoo. This is the fourth year of the tournament mostly run by Furry with a (very) small bit of help from me. This year I spent some time getting together "prizes" and trophies for the event. 

3D printed Blood Bowl trophies full of sharp edges! 
If I play in the event I will be bringing out the Ogres for a fun mix of "hit em in da ead and den run ova dem" and "get these damn Snotlings out of my way!!" I hope to tie three games or maybe even win one. Given that I haven't played any Blood Bowl since Headbangers Ball last year I expect my showing to be less than stellar. 

In other gaming news... spent a bit of time at the FLGS Chronocade playing some Age of Sigmar two weeks back. It was a fun low pressure event where we just tried some different scenarios and had a good time. Each player brought 1000 sdk worth of their chosen army and again I went right for the Ogres.

My list was:
Ironguts x 4
Leadbelchers x 4

First game was a capture and hold scenario with a tower in the center of the field. Went up against the Sigmarines for the first time out and managed to easily crush most of them in combat. Ran the Gorger in on turn 2 and almost killed the Sigmarine general in one round but was the surrounded and crushed by the other devotees near by. Held on to the tower until the last turn with 1 Leadbelcher remaining but the tiebreaker was decided by number of models and the Sigmar forces had two models in base contact giving them the win. A well fought and fun game for the Beer Gut Tribe! 

Next up was a storm the castle and clam at least 2 of 3 objectives type scenario against Chaos. You can't really see them from the photos but the Chaos force was massive compared to the number or Ogres on the field. I think he had something like 50 models to my 12. Trying to fit through the "meat grinder" effect of the gates to claim the two objectives located on the other side proved almost impossible. After taking down the forces of Chaos to just 1 unit and 1 hero the Ogres lost as they only controlled one of the three objectives (even after Stumpy the Giant crammed a chosen of Chaos into his pants and proceeded to beat the crap out of the Chaos general in three sustained rounds of combat). Another very fun game!  

Things I learned - Age of Sigmar can be a lot of fun, especially when playing with objectives. Ironguts are just down right nasty, Giants can be cool, Gorgers not so much, and Leadbelchers aren't bad but there are probably better shooting options for the Ogres. 

Next time... the sickness descends... a plague of Nurgle?!

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