Thursday, 20 August 2015

20th August - 16th August Guildball vs Toby

So after an enjoyable morning of Frostgrave at The Uncles, we headed home to see The Wife (who had been at work so missed the game). I had also teed up Toby to come over and get in our first game of Guildball since receiving our minis.

Toby had gone with the Butchers as his first team and once again my Morticians took the field. We left terrain off again for this game but the next time we'll have a few bits and pieces scattered around. We tossed a tossed a coin and I decided to be the receiving team, we deployed and the game was under way with Brisket taking the kick off.

The game began with Obulus headin up the field after giving Casket a running start with puppet master. The remainder of the first turn saw both teams quickly closing in on each other and Casket grabbing the ball after being heavily debuffed with the ranged abilities of the butchers and shooting a quick pass off to Silence who used to momentum to take a bit of run up the field and out toward the wing.

The next turn saw Casket and Obulus getting stuck into Brisket and Princess who had just been covered in embalming fluid thanks to Silence as he streamed past them with the ball. Boar the lumbering giant had moved up but was still unable to close with anyone as of yet. Ox the Butchers team captain move forward but ran into a world of hurt as Cosset smashed into him screaming like a banshee tearing herself up in her haste to close with him. The resulting attacks left the captain with very little health thanks to the added weight from Dirge. And allowed Graves to continue forward ready to unleash some pain himself and Boiler also headed over taking an interest in his captains plight.

The Morticians kept the ball rolling (haha) in the next round with Graves charging in and finishing off Ox with a devastating whirlwind attack damaging Meathook as well but unfortunately clipping Cosset in his haste, after laying in to Meathook though he took the time to help Cosset to recover from her bleed (although I think I should have just gone for a heal instead and cleared the bleed later). Seeing his captain fall and taken off the field to recover was too much for Boar and he slammed into Cosset who was rather quickly sidelined to the ministrations of the team doctors. This would leave poor Graves surrounded by the end of the turn with Boar, Meathook and Boiler all trying to bring the man down, although he continued to stand despite their best efforts. On the other side of the pitch embalming fluid rained down again as Silence continued his run toward goal while Brisket and Princess continued to try to pull Casket down with little to no luck. Obulus continued to harass the pair as well with the poor Butchers mascot easily susceptible to puppet master and therefore often attacking his mistress.

Cosset was back up after a brief pause and on the field although she was still quite wobbly. Ox remained off taking the time to make sure his wounds were as stable as they were going to be. Silence again threw a flask of fluid over the embattled butcher combo and headed toward the goal now only a turn away from being in range. The trio on the other wing took their turns with Boiler failing to bring Graves down followed by the man managing despite the odds being stacked against him to land a blow on Meathook and Boar, before the butcher lass brought him down. Boar then began to lumber over toward Casket hoping his added weight would make a difference, taking out the poor Morticians mascot in a puff of black feathers. Meanwhile the slightly more even melee continued on that side of the pitch.

How dare they kill a poor defenseless bird! Even as Ox returned to the field Obulus puppet mastered Casket giving the hulking man an extra attack which he used to slam Princess to the ground in retribution for the killing of Dirge. An enraged Butchers team sprang into action with Boiler hurtling across the field throwing knives at Silence as he came, but perhaps a cooler head would have helped as he easily dodged through the knives, then himself hurtled toward the goal, scoring easily then continuing on out of reach of any retaliation thanks to yet another vial of embalming fluid casually tossed over his enemies. The return kick had the ball land with in reach of Meathook who quickly took possession. Boar meanwhile charged into Casket but the berserk Butcher was unable to take the resilient Mortician player down and his return attacks left the large slab of a man teetering himself after turns of punishment.  Brisket added a few swings of her own but again Casket just seemed to absorb the punishment from the opposing players with little to no effect. Cosset now looking steadier on her feet moved into charge range on Boar and things now looked pretty dire for the Butchers team.

Graves returned to the pitch ready to intercept Meathook if the need arose but the Morticians seized initiative and Casket sprang into action, pummeling Boar repeatedly until finally as the aggressive Butcher began to topple he hefted him into the air and smashed him down into the handy coffin on his back not only sealing him away from the Butchers medics, but sealing victory for the Mortician team!

Another really enjoyable game and who's going to complain about two games in a day, The Wife was downstairs cheering me along... but mostly finishing off her Saga Anglo Danish and Dropzone Shaltari (hopefully pics coming soon, they're both not too far off finished and I think considering they are pretty much the first things she's painted up for herself they look great) and I spent a good portion of Tuesday night finishing off the bulk of the Mason team for Guildball, with the Fishermen potentially taking their spot on the table next although I have the tracking link for my Kings of War pledge now so the Abyssal Dwarves will take that spot soon.