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Title: S29 Match Day 1
Post by: kvasilad on January 27, 2018, 06:03:23 PM
All right, time for a collection of moderately experienced teams to vie for the affection of the pigskin!

(https://www.dropbox.com/s/21yxxsdc4j66crr/MD1.png?dl=1)

These are the contestants:
Beer Buddies United - Equilibri
Brothers in Death - Hakos
Capes Are Cool - J-Reedy
Crooked Crocs - Lars
Great Bretonn - Kvasilad
Kossar Catchers - NapoleonBlown-apart
Slowly we r0t - Gnaarkill
Wonderworlders - Barmution
Title: Re: S29 Match Day 1
Post by: kvasilad on January 27, 2018, 06:05:42 PM
Equilibri, I'd prefer either Tuesday or Thursday afternoon/evening this coming week, do either of those days work for you?
Title: Re: S29 Match Day 1
Post by: hakos on January 28, 2018, 10:21:57 AM
Hello Barmution

Seems we have a final re-match very quickly this time.

My times are a bit limited this week but here is what I think might work

monday, start 19-20
wednesday, start 19-20
friday, start 19-21
sunday (feb 4th), start 14-19

By the way, good paint work, hope the tournament goes well for you.

/hakos
Title: Re: S29 Match Day 1
Post by: equilibri on January 28, 2018, 01:06:01 PM
Equilibri, I'd prefer either Tuesday or Thursday afternoon/evening this coming week, do either of those days work for you?

Hi!

Thursday 1/2 should be a great day to play! Shall we say 19:00?

//Eq
Title: Re: S29 Match Day 1
Post by: kvasilad on January 28, 2018, 03:29:36 PM
Equilibri, I'd prefer either Tuesday or Thursday afternoon/evening this coming week, do either of those days work for you?

Hi!

Thursday 1/2 should be a great day to play! Shall we say 19:00?

//Eq
Perfect! See you then
Title: Re: S29 Match Day 1
Post by: J-Reedy on January 29, 2018, 07:42:20 AM
Howdy ho, Lars. Guess it's better to get the worst matchup for me out of the way early, all those block+tacklers of your going against my dodgy blockless wonderds. Here are my OK starting times (CET):
- Tuesday 19-21
- Wednesday 19-21
- Friday 20 -23
- Saturday 12-late

Let me know if any of those suits you, sir. Sunday should be quite free also if that is more to your liking but I may want to go to bed early to get some sleep before the Superbowl starts, so daytime would be preferred.
Title: Re: S29 Match Day 1
Post by: Lars on January 29, 2018, 10:07:53 AM
Howdy ho, Lars. Guess it's better to get the worst matchup for me out of the way early, all those block+tacklers of your going against my dodgy blockless wonderds. Here are my OK starting times (CET):
- Tuesday 19-21
- Wednesday 19-21
- Friday 20 -23
- Saturday 12-late

Let me know if any of those suits you, sir. Sunday should be quite free also if that is more to your liking but I may want to go to bed early to get some sleep before the Superbowl starts, so daytime would be preferred.

Hello
I can play @  Tuesday 19
/Lars
Title: Re: S29 Match Day 1
Post by: Gnaarkill on January 29, 2018, 01:48:00 PM
Hiya Napoleon!

New season, new oppurtunities, hiyeay! :P

My preferable starting times are pretty much any weekday around 21.00.
Or an early start on saturday, around 11.00.
Sunday around 16.00 could do aswell ;D

Do you have any preferable day Napo? :)

/Gnaarkill
Title: Re: S29 Match Day 1
Post by: NapoleonBlown-apart on January 29, 2018, 09:53:22 PM
Hiya Napoleon!

New season, new oppurtunities, hiyeay! :P

My preferable starting times are pretty much any weekday around 21.00.
Or an early start on saturday, around 11.00.
Sunday around 16.00 could do aswell ;D

Do you have any preferable day Napo? :)

/Gnaarkill
Hello, Gnaarkill.

Would Sunday at 16:00 be okay? I'm afraid I'm not free over the week days due to Mount and Blade events, and I'm going out on Saturday.


Title: Re: S29 Match Day 1
Post by: J-Reedy on January 30, 2018, 06:35:44 AM

Hello
I can play @  Tuesday 19
/Lars

OK, today @19 is good for me too. See you later today!
Title: Re: S29 Match Day 1
Post by: Barmution on January 30, 2018, 11:18:16 AM
Hello Barmution

Seems we have a final re-match very quickly this time.

My times are a bit limited this week but here is what I think might work

monday, start 19-20
wednesday, start 19-20
friday, start 19-21
sunday (feb 4th), start 14-19

By the way, good paint work, hope the tournament goes well for you.

/hakos

Hi Hakos and thanks for the compliment on the team!

Did reasonably ok-ish (2-3-1 record, 23rd of 50) considering I had to face 3 wood elves and 1 dark elf as human and there was a lot of great guys there, so I was pretty content with that. If you count Brets as Tier 1 (and most seem to do after this tourney) I ended up as the 2nd best Tier2+ team in the tourney. Behind some Ogres, just to crap on my silver lining ;)

I think Friday at 19 seems like the best option for me this week, if that's still good for you?

Cheers,
Barm
Title: Re: S29 Match Day 1
Post by: hakos on January 30, 2018, 01:23:07 PM
Hi

Ok, let's plan for friday at 19.

Just a notice, I might have to say no later in the week due to some uncertainties but I will know latest on thursday evening. But right now it looks ok to play on friday at 19.

BR/ Hakos
Title: Re: S29 Match Day 1
Post by: Barmution on January 30, 2018, 02:18:28 PM
Hi

Ok, let's plan for friday at 19.

Just a notice, I might have to say no later in the week due to some uncertainties but I will know latest on thursday evening. But right now it looks ok to play on friday at 19.

BR/ Hakos
Sounds good. As long as I get advance warning I'm pretty flexible.
Title: Re: S29 Match Day 1
Post by: J-Reedy on January 30, 2018, 08:37:51 PM
(http://www.bb2replayer.com/report.php?renderType=PNG&theme=Default&reportType=Match&reportId=ca81f575bb2173f97b7b7b6679a02da9)

Yup, vamps don't seem to be a good team for my blood pressure; these caped crusaders just can't get a good start. Match started with a shallow kick and blitz, and suddenly there were 2 sauri and 2 skinks surrounding the ball lying on the sideline. Some wrestling ensued, ball got thrown over sideline and flew back to center where two skinks were waiting. And thus it was 1-0. Second kickoff, perfect defence, and suddenly there are six sauri on the LOS. Attack halted, some skulls were shown on both sides and first half was over. On the 2nd half skulls just kept on going but I managed to land a blitz on the ball-carrier skink. Ball bounced to a cover skink who caught it. Few dodges and it was 2-0. Desperate struggle for SPP ensued. Two passing 1s later, the match was over. I'm not saying I was frustrated, but I didn't have to go to the kitchen to reheat my cup of tea, the steam rising from my head kept the brew nice and warm.

Good game from Lars, no mistakes and he overcame some gfi 1s nicely. Good luck in rest of the games!
Title: Re: S29 Match Day 1
Post by: Lars on January 31, 2018, 09:51:55 AM
J-Reedy thanks for the match you had a quite big up-hill battle from that first blitz, but yo did fight on but the dice was quite bad for both players during the entire match, causing quite many slipped GFI's and double skulls.

/Lars
Title: Re: S29 Match Day 1
Post by: kvasilad on January 31, 2018, 12:11:40 PM
Uh... does Rex Luthor's name begin with a space, or is that an interesting bug I see? :D
Title: Re: S29 Match Day 1
Post by: Lars on January 31, 2018, 12:19:57 PM
Don't think he has a space as first Char but can try to check that tonight when i get home.

/Lars
Title: Re: S29 Match Day 1
Post by: Gnaarkill on January 31, 2018, 12:24:23 PM

Hello, Gnaarkill.

Would Sunday at 16:00 be okay? I'm afraid I'm not free over the week days due to Mount and Blade events, and I'm going out on Saturday.


Sunday works, could I maybe suggest a small delay? 18.00 would work out better for me, if that works for you, sir? ;D

/Gnaar
Title: Re: S29 Match Day 1
Post by: kvasilad on January 31, 2018, 01:54:24 PM
Don't think he has a space as first Char but can try to check that tonight when i get home.

/Lars

Haha, he totally does though! I just checked the team roster in-game, I'm amazed they let you name players beginning with spaces :D
Title: Re: S29 Match Day 1
Post by: Lars on January 31, 2018, 03:00:03 PM
And I am amazed that i managed to put a space as first Char must have been a bit unfocused when creating the team.

/Lars
Title: Re: S29 Match Day 1
Post by: NapoleonBlown-apart on January 31, 2018, 07:41:40 PM

Hello, Gnaarkill.

Would Sunday at 16:00 be okay? I'm afraid I'm not free over the week days due to Mount and Blade events, and I'm going out on Saturday.


Sunday works, could I maybe suggest a small delay? 18.00 would work out better for me, if that works for you, sir? ;D

/Gnaar
Sunday at 18:00 is fine. See you, then. :)
Title: Re: S29 Match Day 1
Post by: Gnaarkill on January 31, 2018, 08:57:31 PM

Sunday at 18:00 is fine. See you, then. :)


Deal!
See you then m8! ;D
Title: Re: S29 Match Day 1
Post by: kvasilad on February 01, 2018, 08:50:29 PM
First round is in the books for two largely human teams, and it was a bit of a slogfest. The brewery enthusiasts got the better of the fisticuffs for the most part, although blows were dealt both ways.

Bretonnians got the ball first, and managed to stumble into the end zone eventually, after a lot of huffing and puffing that lasted for the entire half.

Norse got the ball to start off the second half, and proceeded to remove two Brets from the pitch in the very first turn, pretty much ensuring the equalizer. There was a bit of a hiccup mid-half, but they managed to quite safely guide the ball to the end zone in due time.

The armour-challenged Ulfwerener suffered a mild case of death, while a Bretonnian Blitzer fractured his arm. Other than that, a friendly affair!

(http://www.bb2replayer.com/report.php?renderType=PNG&theme=Default&reportType=Match&reportId=3689cf24309d42d9374481724607c433)
Title: Re: S29 Match Day 1
Post by: Barmution on February 02, 2018, 09:05:19 PM
(http://www.bb2replayer.com/report.php?renderType=PNG&theme=Default&reportType=Match&reportId=d92f3d8cf8eac0156d456630b8c36ef7)
Brother's in Death finally get some sort of well deserved revenge vs those pesky Wonderworlders!

Hakos played a solid game and didn't expose his key players to unnecessary danger this time around and that made the match really difficult for me. I was pretty darn lucky to get away with my equalizer but I got my share of bad stuff too (like 2 blitz! events against me) so I feel that it was a relatively even affair. Highly entertaining match with loads of back and forth, easily the best in terms of not being decided by luck that the Brothers and WWs have had.

Thanks for an excellent match, Hakos, and gl further on!
-Barm
Title: Re: S29 Match Day 1
Post by: hakos on February 02, 2018, 09:43:59 PM
Battle Report, Day 1

Sir,

Winter is over and the spring campaign can start. Our troops are eager to get back into the action after a well deserved rest. Seems those pesky Wonderworlders are still hanging around eager to beat us once again but our generals have not rested during winter. New tactics have been created, let's see how it work in practice.

Wonderworlders prepare to attack us but we ambush them instead. Our cavalry flanks them. They are forced to regroup completely. Battle breaks out all over the field and it is bloody. 20% of all brigades on both side are shattered and leaves the field almost immediately. Field surgeons have to work, a lot.

Seems the enemy have recruited some local star to help them as well. All those claws are tearing through our perimeter troops but they are not able to reach our veteran units. Those veteran units are instead sent out on search and destroy missions to wear down the enemy.

In the end one of their elite troops manage to break through our lines, our cavalry dash to push them back into the hands of general Lee's Heavy infantery but they miracously slip away, just to end up in reach of general Grant's heavy infantery. But yet again they manage to slip away and they are even able to capture our home base and sack it of valuables.

Time to regroup and attack them. This time no dark magic aids them. We can safely build our battlefield squares and move forward. General Grant's Heavy infantery ties up four enemy brigade in a brilliant holding manuever. Although they are shattered but this makes it easy for the rest of our troops to reach their target. We regain our valuables.

Battle is even again, Wonderworlders regroup for yet another attack but our scouts have done a good work and once again we can ambush them. And they have to quickly regroup in a less favourable position. We are able to contain them and our base is safe this time. When dark falls both armies withdraw after a very intensive but yet inconclusive day.

Seems our new tactics worked well but the Wonderworlder commander made really impressive moves preventing us from gaining the full benefit.

Draw!

Signed, General William Sherman


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Thanks for the game Barmution, it sure was the most intense and even match so far between these teams. Just needed two blitzes to make it even... Anyway, very entertaining.

/hakos

Title: Re: S29 Match Day 1
Post by: Gnaarkill on February 04, 2018, 08:06:19 PM
Season opener for Slowly we R0t and the Kossar Catchers ended in an somewhat exciting draw. :)

(http://www.bb2replayer.com/report.php?renderType=PNG&theme=Default&reportType=Match&reportId=c49e02c9da316ba41bf7b1f86c205da9)

Nurgle marched steadily forward in the first half and the Catchers had a hard time stoping the machinery. Not that Nuffle made it any easier by giving the Cossacks a hard time with the dices. The tides somewhat turned in the second half and it was the Rotters turn to get the bad luck dices. Napoleon made good decisions playing the "out run"-game which eventually led to a nice TD.

"1-1, it's a start" says a satisfied coach Gnaarkill.
Title: Re: S29 Match Day 1
Post by: kvasilad on February 04, 2018, 10:36:21 PM
Well I say... 3 out of 4 draws? This sneaking socialistic distribution of points won't stand for another round, surely!