Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Game time Gouged Eye V's Bright Crusaders


Welcome back sports fans we are moments away from the kick off and I for one am really looking forward to it. What about you Bob are you ready for the new season?

Yes I am ready I am more excited than a halfling at an all you can eat buffet Jim. Looking now I see the teams having the usual team photo and they both look ready for the game Jim.

Even now the captains are making their way to the middle of the pitch for the coin toss. I hear the coin is a special edition coin struck just for this occasion Bob.

I hear hear it is worth more than some teams Jim and may prove tempting to the goblin fans to make a disappearance.

The coin is tossed in the air and the Bright Crusaders captain Mortiz Doememann calls heads. Its heads and the Crusaders elect to receive the ball. Gouged Eye captain Daffarg Naffwart looks happy with that decision by the Crusaders and even happier with his new shiny coin. So while we wait for the Referee to be stretchered of we can tell you that it is perfect Blood Bowl weather today and 19000 fans are waiting to get it underway Bob.

19000 fans Jim? 11000 here for the Eye by the looks of it Jim.

The ball is ready and Nazeg Goburty kicks it long toward the Crusaders left hand side line. The ball sails threw the air and looks to be coming down in bounds.

Jim look over towards the other side of the pitch, it looks like these sets of fans cannot take the excitment anymore and a riot has broken out already in the stands.

Well that didn't take long Bob the first kick off and we have to wait even longer for some play as the official's sort out this mess and clear the bodies.

Well it was to much for some for the return of the NAF Jim. Good to see that is why Blood Bowl fans are the most passonate in the world, excellent team spirit Jim.

Well mean while the ball lands and the Crusaders are pushing up the left side of their pitch. Doememann has it and is harder to catch than a dwarf with a pot of gold. He makes his way through the defence and looks set to score. He puts extra effort into his running and falls over Bob! He looked set to score there, buts goes down, if the Crusaders are quick they can still come back from this and open the scoring.

The Eye are trying to pull back some defenders Jim put they look like they should of put some more time into conditioning to get quicker. What do you think Jim.

Conditioning is never a problem Bob when you are dead but if Doememann isn't quick enough he may get caught and be making an appearance with the Champions of Death next time. He gets to his feet and picks up the ball and heads to the endzone and SCORES Bob, the first score goes to the Bright Crusaders and their captain Doememann. 1 nil to the Crusaders Bob.

What a play so quick and they slammed it in. The Crusader boys looked like they have come to play Jim.

Indeed Bob can the Eye answer that?

The teams line up and there is the kick deep into the Eye's half. The Eye pick up the ball and run it up the centre of the field Nargog Skumarg the thrower has it and doesn't look like he with give it up easy Bob.

Yep looks like he will try and drive it all the way Jim. Wow did you see that block from Urtygul Snagawort the Black Orc on Paul Crasemann the defenceless Lineman. He has knocked him into the middle of next week and he is not getting up, first casualty to the Eye Jim.

Nice one from Snagawort Bob, text book pain. Skumarg drives the ball down field but it looks like, yes it does to late half time and the Eye are 1 nil down going into the half time break.

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Welcome back and we are just about to kick off again here. The Crusaders kick off and the ball is returned by Skumarg returns the short kick. Wow Snagawort has dropped another Crusader like a bad habit. This time though he isn't moving he is not moving Bob, our first kill of the season!

Not now Jim the medical team of the Crusaders have revived him and those herbs and healing potions are worth every penny. Lucky for Gerlach Floerke bet he is praising Nuffle for that Jim.

Yes Bob I'm sure he is but now Snagawort has two casualties and looking strong, I think the Eye have found some hitting power in him. Skumarg runs the ball to half way and BAM gets levelled by Doemamann in a last ditch effort. Looks like Snagawort has dropped the ball and it's been picked up by Crusader's Catcher Hilmar Halder. What a game Doemamann is having Bob.

Halder has broken free and is on his way to score again for the Crusader's. Wow just like that 2 nil to the Crusaders Bob.

Yeah but the Eye are 2 nil up in casualties, that's were it counts Jim.

Well here comes the next kick Bob and the Eye are struggling to put points on the board and compete with the Crusaders.

Amazing  Snagawort has hit Gerlach Floerke again and this time he isn't coming back, not a death Bob but a broken jaw this time, wow Bob that looked painful.

Well Jim he should of stayed off the first time, at least the pain factor was less before the medical crew got to him.

Well it is hard to feel pain when he was brought back from dead Bob.

No excuse Jim Blood Bowl players should be used to it, but muffled groans through a broken jaw is just embarassing, what a baby.

Skumarg returns the ball and heads to the Eye's right side this time. Skumarg launches a pass to the Eye captain Naffwart and he makes his way down the sideline. The seconds are ticking away and it looks like he will score. A dodge and he is in Naffwart scores, but it is to little to late. As the ref blows his whistle and that's all she wrote folks Bright Crusaders 2 Gouged Eye 1, but the Eye win the casualties thanks to Snagawort's 3 casualties.

Thanks for watching and we look forward to our next game between the Dwarf Anvils and the Skavenblight Scramblers.

What a game I want to thank my mate Grant for playing and helping me out with the game.

In the end the Crusaders won 2-1 and went down 3-0 in casualties. Crusader fan factor went up to 2 and the Eye's stayed at 1. The Crusaders get 50,000 gp and the Eye 20,000 for the game.

Thanks for reading please leave a comment and let me know if this format for match reports is ok or if a turn by turn is better.

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Round 1 NAF pre match show.

Hi Bob and our viewers of this the pre match show of a cracking and tasty first round match up between the Orcs from that famous team the Gouged Eye and the goodie two shoes humans The Bright Crusaders.

Hi Jim yes this looks like the beginning of an excellent season already, it may be long with uniforms being brought and made but we all know about the collapse of the old NAF thanks to that robber and thief who shall not be named, but we all envy him running off with the Darkside Cowboys Cheerleaders. That is of course if they haven't sacrificed him to Khaine.

Yes Bob, that guy isn't called the Three Horned for nothing! But enough about that lucky so and so, we are here for tonight's game and I am really looking forward to it. Other teams are already putting in bids to join but we will see. Tonight we have the Gouged Eye who started out really feeling the loss of Varag Ghoul-Chewer and a totally new roster. They have filled some gaps in searched high and low for players to take on this up and coming Crusaders team. Lets have a look at the roster.

Team: Gouged Eye
Colours: Red and White
Coach: Badsog Naffnog

1. Black Orc Blocker Rotgut GutStuf
2. Thrower Naffzog Durfug
3. Blitzer Skumnok Shrakrot
4. Lineorc Rotury Skaffnug
5. Lineorc Snikthug Snikrot
6. Mugshak Rutnub
7. Black Orc Blocker Utrygul Snagawort
8. Thrower Nargog Skumarg
9. Blitzer Daffarg Naffwart
10. Lineorc Gotzog Nufred
11. Lineorc Gotrog Skumrog
12. Lineorc Nazeg Goburty

12 unknowns Bob but so excited to really get the hurt on for this season. Only Gutstuf the Black Orc has had any real experience in Blood Bowl and only because he killed 3 players in team try outs.

They are really scrapping the bottom of the barrel Jim but this is what the New NAF is all about fresh starts and new faces, but I am sure as Blood Bowl always does stars will be made and deaths will follow, lets have a look at the Bright Crusaders shall we.

Team: The Bright Crusaders
Colours: Yellow, Blue and White
Coach: Jurgen Heesemann

1. Blitzer Mortiz Doernemann
2. Blitzer Erhard Bormann
3. Thrower Hermann Sass
4. Thrower Oswald Rappel
5. Catcher Sebastian Fangohr
6. Catcher Hilmar Halder
7. Lineman Simon Langenohl
8. Lineman Meinrad Gossow
9. Lineman Paul Crasemann
10. Lineman Jakob Wiktorin
11. Lineman Gerlach Floerke
12. Aloys Fels

What a bunch of nobodies Jim.

Yes Bob the only one that truly has heard of them is the local Stone Mason Girt Rockchipper who pre made all their head stones for tonight's match, but you never know they may surprise us yet, I know Coach Heesemann has put the through their paces.

Well the teams are coming out and the crowd is going wild let's head to the pitch.

New new NAF Art work

After spending like seemed like hours making some helmet designs for my teams I came across a French League for the Blood Bowl on PC and some of the things they have done is awesome for Blood Bowl. They did some graphics for different teams and they are so much better than mine could ever be so to have something that looks totally awesome on the blog I have decided to use these ones (if you created them and don't want me to use them please let me know J.Krippler III who made them) once again these are really good and I love them so much.

How good are they we have the Bright Crusaders, Skavenblight Scramblers and the Dwarf Anvils, I think the Norse team will be renamed the Arctic Cragspiders as well to use their helmet design.

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Art work

Computer art work, I suck at it badly, but it is needed as a couple of the teams I have chosen for my NAF league don't have a helmet design in the fluff like the more well known teams. I still have the skaven one to do but here are my first two efforts, if anybody is really skilled at this would love a hand :) let me know what you think.

Just waiting for a day off to play the first game.

Saturday, 20 May 2017

The NAF comes to town

Lately the few who follow this blog will have noticed that my love of Blood Bowl is huge indeed. I love it, it got me into this hobby all those moons ago in 1988 and led to other worlds and games. I have been slowly working my way through some Blood Bowl teams and have admitted defeat when it comes to the rules and such, this has led me to come to a conclusion and something to get some painting done.

I have decided to start a 10 team semi solo/other player league for myself.

What the hell are you talking about Brett, well let me explain further and hopefully stop some confusion.

10 teams play each other once each using the new rules for Blood Bowl 2016, like cards for example and anything new in the Season 2 rule book that I am waiting to arrive from the US of A ($50 Ausd or $34 Ausd post free from America, thank you ebay :) )

The 10 teams are as follows:

The Bright Crusader - Humans
Gouged Eye - Orcs
Dwarf Anvils - Dwarves
Skavenblight Scramblers - Skaven
Lowdown Rats - Goblins
Asgard Ravens - Norse
Darkside Cowboys - Dark Elves
Elfhiem Eagles - High Elves
Chaos All Stars - Chaos Pact
Underworld Creepers - Underworld Denizens

Each of these teams will play each other once and the top 4 will go into a finals league knock out where 1st will play 4th and 2nd will play 3rd for their spot in the finals.

These games will be solo games unless I can talk someone or two into playing a game and we take a team each and enjoy some Blood Bowl fun and a chin wag on the way (feel free to pop in for a game anybody close to the Blue Mountains near Sydney folks!) Each of the games will be photographed and a match report will be written and put on the blog for everyone to enjoy (hopefully you all will). I have never written a battle/match report so hopefully it turn out ok.

For two teams to play each other they must be fully painted (this is where I may hit a stumbling block but hopefully it will get me to pull my finger out and paint some more.)

I have a couple of teams in stages of paint and at the moment the Dwarf Anvils are on the production line. As teams buy new players they will be painted and added to the line up for example if the Bright Crusaders have some real good money results they buy and ogre then I purchase an ogre and paint him up and boom he is on the team!

Basic box set teams are the go here I think to start off, like my humans have 2 Throwers and 2 Catchers and 2 Blitzers, I usually buy 4 Blitzers to begin with. I did this as it was quicker and less expensive to start a new team, some teams will be made up of my 2nd edition figures like my Darkside Cowboys and my Chaos All Stars.

You may even see some After Market teams like Norse for example.

Love these Norsemen, I honestly think they are better then the GW ones produced all those moons ago.

Check out Comixininos as well for other teams great site and heaps of cool stuff available.

So they are the rules and I will keep you updated if anything new happens and a rule rears it's head.

So without further reading I would love to introduce the first pairing of teams that are fully painted and ready to get going in this league.


These two champions of the Blood Bowl Pitch will be facing each other in a classic match up of Blood Bowl to kick off the season (and they are both painted......gasp!) So leave a comment tell me which teams you are looking forward to seeing on the pitch, who will win, who will crash and burn and who will lift the mighty Blood Bowl trophy.

I can almost hear the roar of the crowd :)