I haven’t done one of these for a while, but last night my Undead faced off against a great looking Nurgle team, so I got quite a few pictures and I may as well share them!
Right now we’re in the middle of a season of Blood Bowl at my FLGS. This was my 3rd game of the season and one I knew would be tough. Nurgle is a difficult team to face in general, and I’m trying to relearn the Undead too. So, I wasn’t quite sure how to approach the game.
Cryptkickers vs Bog Port Bloaters
John, my Nurgle opponent, opted to kick to me. We got setup, perfect weather, and away we went.
I began my slow slog up the field with my Ghoul carrying the ball. I was driving for the left side of the field, hoping to bust open a gap to run through later.
I quickly realized, as John moved to shut me down, that I wasn’t getting through the left side. So, I shifted my team to the right where it ultimately got bogged down again.
Time was short, so on turn #7 I shifted to the left again with the few free players I had. I sent my 2nd Ghoul down field where John would put him on his ass.
On turn #8 I had one chance. My ball carrying Ghoul needed to run up, make a 4+ throw, and the other Ghoul had to make a dodge to free up and make a 4+ catch.
I threw an inaccurate pass and the half ended 0-0.
We setup again and I kicked off. More perfect weather.
John got the ball easily with a Pestigor and drove up on the left side of the line.
I was able to isolate the Pestigor and the cage to start the defensive grind.
My Mummies managed to smash their way in, injure a Rotter, and knock the ball loose. Then, to everyone’s surprise, the Mummy caught the bouncing ball on a 6+!
It was a very short lived moment as the Warriors were able to take down the Mummy, letting the Pestigor come in to snatch it up.
John shifted to the right to try and break out of the big fight. Ultimately the Pestigor was too slow to get anywhere, and I had marked up his potential receivers.
I did manage to bust the ball loose again, but I had to rely on a Zombie dodging to pick up the ball (with no re-rolls), so the game ended in a tie: 0-0.
That picture, as John said at the time, sums up the game very well. Both teams down, fighting for the ball, and neither of us getting anywhere.
A damn hard fought game for both of us. I don’t recall a game with so little ball movement. Between the both of us, if this were a real football field, we probably ran 20 yards. I had one incomplete pass, so no yards passing for either of us.
It was a blast though. These are the games I live for where every turn is critical, you’re constantly working out your best play options, and you’re just waiting for one mistake to capture victory.
So, the Cryptkickers are 2 wins and 1 draw so far. The team is leveling up nicely and I was able to snag my 4th Ghoul after the game.
This is the first time I’ve invested in 4 Ghouls, typically relying on just 2. It’s going to open up a lot of options, and maybe next time I face Nurgle I can just run around them instead of trying to go through them.
Oh, if you want to see the team in full then I’ve got a showcase with much better pictures for you to check out.