Monday, 3 November 2014

BloodBowl and Club day

This Sunday was the ABBF Bloodbowl final held at Auckland City Guard Club between Geoff's Orcs and my Elves. We're both relatively new to the game and it was a funtastic season with 14 coaches playing in a round robin which culminated to the top 8 making the finals. With some really closely fought quarters and semis. Geoff and I were pretty stoked to have made it to the final deciding game with such tough opposition through the elimination stages.

Elves adopt the special grid position maneuver.
Christian the BB guru comments 'I've never seen anyone play like that'.  
I fooled em toooooo, not to mention myself hic...

Howlers (Elf) Vs Baserkerz (Orcs) ABBF 2014 Season Final.

Firstly, before we go to the match report, many thanks to all the ABBF veterans for helping all us new players throughout the league this year. Even without knowing the result when we kicked off, Geoff and I were pretty stoked and humble that we had managed to get to the final.

Pretty sedate weather on finals day. There was a fantastic gathering of ABBF coaches from the league eager in the throng of spectators to see how the final ran (thanks for coming to support and spectate BB folks). The Elves got the ball for the first drive and looked visibly relieved to be receiving in the face of the Massive team of Orcs skilled to kill with tackle, mighty blow and block. The Elves shot fast down right field on turn 1 hoping for that quick touch down. Stretching it so it only left a one dice block that the Orcs could save the play with. Luckily Heloise was on hand to provide the one dice pow luck for the Baserkerz coach. The ball spills and pinballs around the field to be picked up by a Orc blitzer. Not a good sign for the Elf team. Luckily the Elves had danced around the toughen up maypole the night earlier and brought the hurt sending the first of many Orcs to the injury bin. A quick recovery from Richie from the Howlers and it was a turn 6 TD. Oh no, the Orcs get three turns to whittle the fragile Elf numbers down but only manage to send 1 to the bin thanks to the influence of Nuffle.

The second half was going to bring some Elf pain and the Orcs sharpened their spikes for the receive.  Caging up and rolling down field for the drive and preparing to dish out the hurting to the Elves. I don't know what got into the Rampaging tiddly Elf Blitzers to rile them up this day but they put pressure on and killed two Orcs and reduced the Orc team to only 6 players at one point. Orcs were wanting to stall but had to score with 3 turns remaining due to their lack of numbers. With only 8 Players from the Orc team making it back for the Elf drive it was looking pretty handy for the Howlers. A quick stack of the right field from the Elves meant they could out muscle the tired Orcs and with a 7th turn touchdown the Orcs were reduced to ignoring the ball and bashing face on the final turn 8. Elves take the championship 2014!!!

Superb game and opponent. The tide of dice when bashing for the Elves at the end of the season proved the winner on the day. Bring on street bowl!!!

Club day photo's (excuse the poor Phone cam res)


  1. Congrats on winning the Championship, Phil. Well played, sir! :)

  2. Cheers Christian! Really enjoyed the change of pace of Bloodbowl. Looking forward to some street bowl. Murray has sent through some info and we should have some thing firm soon mate.