I hope to remedy this in 2018, but I thought I'd update you on what I've been up to hobby-wise since my last post.
I've played in two tournaments since my last post. I played two games as the odd man out at Underground Cup and finished the year of with XMas Bowl.
Underground Cup III
I played pro elves in round 1 and in round 5. Spielmacher, my co-organiszer played the other games as I had to get back to my family.
The tournament was a success and I won one game and lost to the tournament champion, Sprinter in round 1 (although it was a close game).
We've decided to change Underground Cup to a one day tournament with four games (as the first instance) and introduce a new tournament, the Berlin Open as a two day tournament in September. We hope to get a large amount of attendees from the rest of Europe since we offer something that's quite rare now, the "TV110 + (5+1) Skills"-format.
As last year, I went with wood elves, but this time with a different roster. A roster that I like more than others, but I haven't had enough linemen painted before to field it. There were some special tournament rules in place, like a free snotling (with sneaky git and loner), a free cheerleader if the roster was handed in on time and the winter pitch weather table was in play.
2 Wardancers (Strip Ball)
7 Linemen (2xWrestle, Block, 2xDodge)
Game 1 vs Skaven
This was a weird game. It had it all. Three blitzes and two one turner attempts (mine was successful).
The game ended 2-2, but could easily have gone 3-2 for either side.
|The elves score the first TD of the game|
Game 2 vs Skaven
My opponent was newish to the game and gave me too much space to work with. I could easily screen off and he also placed too many players in contact. The game should have ended 2-0 for me, but a crazy set of rolls made it 2-1.
|My opponent gave me too much space to work with|
Game 3 vs Norse
I was up against a coach that I play once in a while for tournament training. Things looked okay for him util I had a monster turn were I removed four players (1 KO, rest CAS). After that turn, the game was more or less over. It would have been 3-0 if a hand off wasn't dropped on a 1 reroll 1 in the last turn.
|Defending in the first half|
Game 4 vs Dark Elves
My opponent was quite unlucky in combination with being to aggressive. It resulted in turnovers when he was out of position. I won the game 3-1 and some of it was thanks to his players being removed by the turnovers (and my players). The game could have ended 4-1 in turn 16, but once again, 1 reroll 1 stopped that.
After round 4, there were two coaches on 3-1-0. I thought I had won the tournament, but as it turned out, we had the same Net TD (first tiebreaker) and the second tiebreaker was Net CAS, which was my problem. I had suffered too many casualties and the other coach hadn't (orcs). I came in second for the second year in a row, but this year I also left with Most TD and to my surprise Most CAS.
I was happy with my result but sad that I would have won the tournament if any of the turn 16 scores would have worked in game 3 and 4. So close, but I'll be back next year!
|Most CAS, 2nd Place and Most TD|
I've managed to get some hobbying done in the evenings, when the girls were in bed. I had parental leave for the first month and managed to paint half a dwarf team, which was more than I thought I'd manage. I kept on with hobbying in the evenings and managed to finish the team before Christmas.
I also primed my dice tower to have a scoreboard and weather icons.
I added magnets to the dice tower and covered it in planks made out of plastic card. I then made scoreboard markers and weather icons out of plastic card and glued them to a thin metal foil. Worked like a charm and I can now just point to the dice tower when people come up to me at tournaments, asking for the score.
|wip of the scoreboard|
It was due time to paint the dwarf team from the Iron Golems kickstarter.
I've still got a deathroller (from Vortice Miniatures) to paint, but I'll probably wait a bit as I'm keen on starting something else...
I'm going to use the dwarves at Preußenbowl in February with this roster.
2 Runners (Wrestle)
2 Blitzers (2xGuard)
1 Troll Slayer
7 Long Beards (3xGuard)
|First game with the dwarves and everything goes wrong|
Thanks for reading and I'll hopefully post ofter this year!