Did some work behind the scenes of the game blog page so that the game filters now work much better.
A couple of months back I found loads of old notes about all the old Epic Space Marine games we played, starting from back when I was in high school. I thought it would be a good idea to type them all up as best I could, and upload them all. While I was at it, I also converted the Epic-S and 40K battle reports from their PDF state to HTML, and they can be found on the Warhammer 40K page.
Finally got my pointing pictures up and into the Vault. Don't ask me why.
This is where you can read any of my irregular wafflings about computer gaming. The whole point of this blog is to help motivate me to properly finish games, whether they be recent ones or older ones I played when I was younger that I never managed to beat.
Easily my fave board game ever is Games Workshop's Blood Bowl. I now have a bunch of teams and star players for playing that game, but unfortunately getting opponents is a pain. So it happened that in mid 2011 I got hold of the computer game so I could play when no opponent was available for the board game. I got stuck into a campaign with a team based on my Stompers Orc team see here, and got 24 games into it, only losing one. Thing was, playing so many games in a short time, against an uninspired CPU at that, drained my enthusiasm, and the campaign went unfinished.
I've just decided to change that...
I'd not played the board game or computer game since late 2011, so remembering the rules was a bit of a stretch for my poor brain, and jumping back into an already developed team made it even more awkward, as I was constantly having to check who I'd upgraded with what skills. Worse than that, my first game was against Nurgle's Rotters, which to my knowledge were the only team that beat me (though it may have been a Skaven team, as I remember them being little bastards as well).
The game started with me on the back foot. I kicked it to them, and they proceeded to smack me about from the off, knocking out 4 players and hurting Chukka Snotrag who is my player with the most SPP so far. They got the ball into my half down my left wing, but I managed to knock that guy down and the ball ended up in the crowd, who threw it back in near the half way line. Then I just got even more defensive, creating a wall with my remaining players and managed to see out the half 0-0.
Only one of my knocked out players got back in the game, so all three subs were called on. But the second half started much the same, with them hurting another one of my players, and three of their players broke through to threaten my ball carrier, Chukki Snotpot. However, things started to turn, with me finally getting two casualties myself, including a death on a Rotter inflicted by Draggin' Dribblesnort. Chukki moved up and lobbed the ball to Goblin Wee Little Jimmy, but the crazy little Gobbo failed the catch. Luckily, their players were concentrated in other areas of the pitch, and Dribblesnort moved up on the next turn and managed to secure the ball. Their players could not get back, and good ol' Draggin' scored on the last turn to give me a 1-0 victory.
Rightly, Draggin' got a skill upgrade, and I gave him guard to make him even more useful against the real hard teams.
The Rotters make short work of my left wing
Somehow they are contained
Draggin' kills a little Rotter
Wee Little Jimmy can not claim the pass
Draggin' wins the game for the Stompers
As much as I love the game, it really isn't great playing the CPU, so I'm really hoping my attention can be kept long enough to win the Blood Bowl Cup. I currently have no idea how many games or tournaments that will take. Hopefully not too many.