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.
Turns out the Blood Bowl competition I was taking part in was a simple 8 team knockout tournament. So my next game was the semi-finals, and I was up against Necromancer team Bruendar Grimjacks. Strange things happened in this game, like their AG2 Golems dodging around the place, but overall I had little trouble. In the first half they could not break through my defence, and I pressured their ball carrier right back to their endzone but couldn't nick it.
In the second half I managed to punch a hole down the right wing, and thrower Chukki Snotpot snuck in to score in the last turn, which seems to be my usual tactic.
In the final, I had a tougher game. Sort of. I was against the Oldheim Ogres, which I think was the first time I'd played an Ogre team. It turned out to be pretty damn difficult trying to deal with six ST5 players on the line of scrimmage, especially when in their first turn my top SPP Black Orc, Gwapstik Snotgumz, received a broken jaw, putting him out of the game and the next game. Yet, they had to rely on their little Snotlings to carry the ball, and these proved easy meat. Half way through the first half, Draggin' blitzed, smacked the ball carrier and recovered the ball, able to break away and give me a 1-0 lead.
At the start of the second half I had a bit of luck, with the crowd throwing a rock and badly hurting one of their Ogres. Then early on their Snotlings took a battering and five got knocked out in one turn. But still their Ogres were on a mission, and this time Boffa got his jaw broken, meaning he would miss the next game as well. In revenge, Biffa took an Ogre out and broke its ribs, meaning the Ogre team now was really thin on numbers. Chukki Snotpot had got the ball, and rushed down the left wing against very little opposition, and got another last turn touchdown. The 2-0 win gave me the cup.
The next tournament looks like a much longer affair. There are 2 leagues of 8 teams each, who will all play each other to see who will go through to the knockout stages. Gonna be interesting...
The Grimjacks are forced all the way back
The Ogres smack my Orcs onto their asses