Well we're back in it boyz. Season 21 has started and I'm behind in the writings, so I'll do a both end game reports now and give an updated roster. For those who have followed this long, Grishnash has died twice, therefore this is Grishnash the third.
01 - Danny DaTroll - Troll - Lv 2 - Guard
02 - Sneaky Git - Goblin - Lv 1
03 - Grishnash III - Blitzer - Lv 1
04 - Mega Grog - Black Orc - Lv 3 - Guard, +ST
05 - Elf Breaker - Black Orc - Lv 2 - Guard, -AV
06 - Mark Castillo - Thrower - Lv 2 - Accurate, Niggling
07 - Chase 'Rage' Hermanson - Blitzer - Lv 2 - +MA
08 - Buttercream - Blitzer - Lv 1
09 - Jesse 'Bear' Dugas - Black Orc - Lv 2 - Block
10 - Anthony 'Baron' Jackson - Black Orc - Lv 2 - Dodge
11 - Rat Smasher - Blitzer - Lv 2 - Mighty Blow
12 - Ueghag - Lineman - Lv 2 - Mighty Blow
Season 21 - MD 1
We Are All Sick (Dwarfs) - TV 1660
Result: 0-2 (Loss)
Okay so I have to admit a straight up loss for the first match of the season definitely has a sobering affect on me. I think everyone has that dream of success that can run wild before the first match, and in this case it was brought to the crushing realization that this is going to be the roughest season yet. Drunk N' Disorderly was the lowest TV team going into Division 5B, and the first match was against one of the highest so at least we had over 500K in petty cash.
I debated with myself on what to buy with this literal fortune, ended up recruiting Varag Ghoul-chewer since I was already down two players from injuries last season. I also got the wizard, but this more just to try it out than any other reason. I knew it was going to be hard enough causing damage with the high amount of block, armor value and thick skull on top of it so Varag seemed a good choice at least. I seriously wonder how often Dwarf coaches ever have to replace their players.
First dice roll of the game, my opponent injures a black orc and he loses a point of armor. This friends was the moment I knew neither destiny nor nuffle was going to be of any help today. The match played out as one would expect, I tried my best to cover and get decent blocks in and at times I could push down the line but the advantage was clear. Varag ended up getting injured towards the middle of the first half as well, which sealed the deal on some of the high risk plays I might attempt later.
My opponent played well, and despite my wizard blasting his runner with lightning and I actually did pick up the ball from him once it was a learning experience for me. We didn't get any levels off this match, but Anthony 'Baron' Jackson (Black Orc Blocker) got MVP and is now two points from level 3. Take what we can get, give nothing back.
Season 21 - MD 2
skaven all my love for u (Skaven) - TV
Result: 2-1 (Win)
This was the first win of Drunk N' Disorderly league history, and let me tell you. That's one helluva high to come down from.
Like the game before we had tons of cash thrown at us, but this time I went with the halfling chefs which I hedged about last week. This paid dividends on a team I knew needed good dodges, throws, and catches to succeed. The few times he messes up I need it to go my way. I was rewarded with two extra rerolls plus the extra training I also bought, making 5 total. My opponent was reduced to a single one, so that went extraordinarily well.
That was quickly brought down with a turn 2 touch down since the Skaven got the ball first, and again I wondered if I could avoid another loss. I knew if I could start smashing and stomping rats I eventually could likely tie the game up, but this Skaven team definitely had a high powered scoring offense in mind. I also quickly noticed some of the more experienced rats had some great skills.. but I also noticed several had reduced armor value from previous injuries. I immediately began targeting the low armored rats first. This was largely successful, though my Troll stood around really stupidly for most of the match. I even ended up taking the ball down the field, only losing it once and able to hold it to the last turn, scoring on a Blitzer who picked up the ball once my thrower had been knocked down. By the end of the half, I caused 4 injuries, three knock outs, and in revenge for a foul I had done earlier a rat got sent off the field for attempting a foul of his own. Brutal. His rat ogre did recover during half time, so that's a plus for him.
The second half we had the numbers advantage, have tied up the game, and I'm starting with the ball. This is exactly how I had to be. The halfling chefs only took away one reroll this time, but I was feeling pretty good. This is where the foul off began, since the goal for him changed from trying to stop the ball to attempting as much injury on me as possible. I truly respect this part of the game, and after all why not. Why shouldn't I join in? I have to give him credit for making smart moves to give himself the best chances of successful blocks, but by the end with only a few players standing the game ended with my black orc "Mega Grog" carrying the ball and getting himself a level. We had won, and sustaining no injuries to field a healthy team next week. What a game.
I have a lot to think about for the next several games, but with a few extra guard and block players on the field I can start setting up more effective lines. Until next time my friends, have a drink and get disorderly!