Sunday, 13 September 2015

13th September - Guildball Game vs The Eldest

As planned got downstairs after dinner tonight and finished off the on hold Guildball match with The Eldest. She had done her research and picked the six players she felt was the best fit for her first game. Shark, Angel, Kraken, Jac, Greyscales and Salt took the field for the Fishermen while I went for a slight change to my Mortician line up running Obulus, Silence, Cosset, Casket and Dirge, but swapping out Graves and running Ghast out for his first go on the field.

We decided to add a few bits of terrain out this time to give us an extra dimension to things and having received our order in the post the other day, got to use our nice shiny condition tokens. With each game I'm getting more and more tempted to get around to making some faction goals and I really have to paint and base at least on ball before too much longer. We did have a quick re deploy after this pic as The Eldest felt she wanted to change a few things around which resulted in what was basically just a flipped setup.

The Morticians won the toss and decided to receive the ball. Shark took the kick sending it fairly deep into the Mortician half and the game was away.

The teams moved up toward each other quickly with Silence snagging the ball just before the initial clash of players. Ghast took the fight to Shark as quick as could be managed. But was pushed back after landing a few blows. Silence meanwhile finding his chosen path begin to get blocked thanks to Angel and the perhaps slightly more of a roadblock Kraken, quickly hurled a flask of embalming fluid and began to look for a different route. While Casket moved up to try to cover his retreat.

The players began to pile up as a brawl began to develop around Shark and Ghast over on the far wing. But as Dirge fluttered about around the melee the Morticians gained the upper hand and soon had both Fisherman players knocked down and began to lay into them. Unfortunately Silence distracted by the various noises arising from the clash was a little slow of the mark and was engaged but Angel and as he went to head through the now clear centre towards his target goal the young player quickly stripped the ball from him, leaving the older player looking slightly outclassed.

The punishment continued on the other side of the field with Greyscales running in to support his captain but as the brawl continued Jac was once again knocked to the ground and Shark while still standing was rapidly tiring as the continued punishment began to take it's toll. Casket moved up to hem Angel in against the handy ruins, but with an almighty bellow Kraken charged the brutish looking man and with an amazing show of strength smashed the Mortician player into the dirt leaving a farrow as though for some form of giant cropland as he was pushed back into his own goal quarter.

Silence began his turn by hurling yet another flask of embalming fluid this time managing to douse Angel, Kraken and Salt leaving the trio liberally coated in the harsh liquid. As an added measure he then shutout Angel ensuring she would be the last to act for the Fishermen. Jac made one last valiant effort to save his captain but it was too little too late and the captain fell to Cosset's psychotically fueled attacks.

Obulus's gaze swept across the field before settling on Angel. The poor girl suddenly felt like she was observing someone else directing her body. Her horrified team mates watched on as she lobbed a beautiful pass off to Silence before seeming to slump slightly as if she were a puppet cut from her controlling strings. Kraken moved up to cut off the now standing Casket's approach and Salt skittered around Angel seemingly concerned by his mistresses strange behavior. Angel now seeming recovered from her episode sprang into action hitting Silence in the back and after several attempts she managed to recover ball.

This is where things began to get very interesting. Shark stayed off the pitch receiving extra attention from the physicians. Ghast robbed of his kill as far as he was concerned took his frustrations out on Jac and he was left to join his captain in the medic tent to get him back to some form playable state. Greyscales headed off to add his support to Angel, but again Obulus set his vision on Angel and the physic ropes again took hold of her as she moved to be sandwiched between the two Mortician players. Taking advantage of her proximity to Obulus after ducking a wild swing from the Mortician captain she launch her own attack and using her momentum moved to withing range of the goal and fired off a screamer giving her team the lead. The ball ended up at the feet of Cosset who decided she was attempt to level the score but despite basically standing on the goal ended up missing wildly and wishing she'd just hit someone instead as the laughs from the Fishermen supporters drifted across the field. Silence took a swing at Greyscales but failed to damage the old warhorse of a player, however he did manage to get himself into a much more favourable position. 

With the ball in such a tempting spot Shark chose this moment to be his time to return to the field. Dirge seeing the ball floating free glided over taking control of the ball and successfully returned it to Cosset. Shark not to be stopped charged in and took the ball back. Greyscales then felt the powers of Obulus and found himself jogging over to Ghast and after being nudged closer with a swing of Obulus's staff found himself engaged by the masked Mortician before being knocked to the ground as he attempt to add his weight to his captain's in the attempt to keep control of the ball. Cosset chose that moment to launch into Shark managing to get the ball off the Fishermen captain and then fired a pass off to Silence which while not accurate was at least not wildly inaccurate. Kraken took a couple of swings at Casket in frustration as he saw which way the game was heading as Silence gathered the ball up and headed toward the goal, before firing off a shot leveling the scores but sealing the match for the Morticians.

Another great game and I was really impressed with The Eldest's ability to see where she was going wrong during the game and changing her tactics and play style to suit the Fishermen better (I did give her some hints but she added it together herself). She's quite happy with the fact that it's the first goal I've conceded so far and is already planning tactics for when she plays against The Wife or Toby. I'm hoping to get another game of something in against Toby tomorrow night after work and maybe getting some painting done on Tuesday before I head into work.