Friday, 4 December 2015

Steel Cup 2015

Steel Cup 2015! The Newcastle Legion organised a Blood Bowl tournament at short notice last weekend, and had ten coaches playing for the inaugural Steel Cup. (The format was three matches, 125kgp, resurrection, buy skills, one double).

I had to borrow a Chaos team, but was able to use my own Star Player (follow this link for more pictures of Lord Borak). My roster was Lord Borak, three Chaos Warriors (two Block, one Guard), seven Beastmen (one Sure Hands, one Block), two rerolls, FF1.

Game 1 was against Bonesplitter's Ard Boys, an Orc team. I received the ball, got a riot which stunned four or five of his players, and injured one of his Black Orcs on the first block! A great start, but after that the tourney went downhill! I couldn't punch through or punch out his orcs, and lost 1-0, suffering 3-0 casualties.
A Beastman breaks away, briefly, before getting sacked!
Scrimmage on the line!

Game 2 was against Georgiechristo's Orcs, Da Waaaghndaraz. I have met them before, at the 2014 Gosford Gauntlet. The greenskins got their revenge, taking me down 2-0 and smashing me 4-0 on casualties. I have to say, my heart wasn't really in this game. Georgiechristo is a gentleman opponent, and won the tourney overall.

A Beastman stumbles and drops the ball... Da Waaaghndaraz will capitalise on this error!

The third and final game was against the Reikland Fury, a Human team with the Mighty Zug. This was a match more to my liking than the armoured orcs, and I scored my only touchdown of the tourney. I still lost 2-1, and tied 1-1 casualties.
Borak vs Zug! The unstoppable vs the immovable!

So, 0-0-3 WDL for my borrowed Chaos team... I ended up coming last, but I won the $5 consolation prize/ encouragement award! I admit that Borak isn't the best value for a tourney, sucking up a quarter of my roster and not pulling his weight. But it was good to get him on the pitch.

I'm trying to get to CanCon next month, watch this space...


  1. Nevermind $5 is still great though :)

  2. Great to see you back in action on the pitch Barks!

    I'll get to CanCon for just one day once we get back to Oz - I'll be sure to come say Hi

    1. Good stuff! I haven't been for a while, I think I should come up with a wish list of goodies... Love to see you there!

    2. I think we met there in Jan 14 just before I moved to the US?

      I'll have the lad in tow - with just 1 day there he'll probably be looking to throw down for some X-Wing action

      I'm also going to arrange an Aussie Blogger meet up so keep your eyes peeled for details :-)

    3. It was 2013 (, I didn't make 2014. I'll see you and everyone at the meet-up!