I found myself in Sydney last week, and was pleasantly surprised to find there was a Blood Bowl tournament on in the heart of the CBD- the 2018 Blue Dragon Cup.
Details: One day, resurrection, 115kgp, 4 games.
At short notice, I was able to borrow a team from my old friend Vimes, his Japan-themed Bretonnians. I called them 'The Knights who say Nippon'*. I took four Knights, four Yeomen, and four Peasants with three rerolls.
Game 1- Vimes' Khorne
My first match was against Vimes himself, who was playing his 26th different team- a challenge I hope to meet myself soon. The Khorne Flakes beat me 2-1 and also 2-0 casualties.
|Knights blunt the Flakes' offense|
Game 2- Cullen's Dark Elves
I beat Cullen last year and this time he exacted his revenge. I couldn't get anything right against his drow, and lost 3-0.
|Knights push on the right wide zone|
Game 3- Peakie's Nurgle
This was a great game against Peakie's Nurgle team, The Things That Should Not Be. He'd borrowed his team from Vimes as well. It was a real tussle, which I won 1-0. We both had great fun.
|TTTSNB block the Knights' attack|
Game 4- James' Dwarves
This was a beautifully painted Dwarf team, the Kazak-a-Karak Krakens. I was one touchdown up at the end of the first half, but I had suffered badly with casualties and struggled to stay in the game in the second half. I was lucky to hold him off to a 1-1 draw, despite losing the casualties 6-1.
|Knights smash into the Krakens' line|
Overall, I came 7th of 12- better than I had anticipated. It was a great way to spend a damp Saturday, playing games and seeing old friends.
* And I was very chuffed to come up with this on the spot.