After a quick wander round the two halls the first game we played was Dungeonbowl run by the Edinburgh League of Gamers. (They also a single drive Bloodbowl game on a very impressive stadium set-up, but I forgot to take a picture!). 4 teams played Arabiansquire was dwarves, I took the woodelves and the two pro-coaches took up the humans and high elves. The game plays with the same basic rules as Bloodbowl, but with some random teleports, 3 scoring zones for each team and we played with 2 balls to prevent it turning into a fantasy version of the Eton Wall Game.
The game, however does bottleneck a bit (especially with a couple of rookies), and it took two sessions for a score to be made - a lucky breakaway by my Woodelf Blitzer a turn before the Humans looked like scoring. It must be said however that the game could have been but to bed earlier if if was not for the determination of one the ELG coachs wanting to score in his colleagues in-zone instead if bulldozing his way through my elves (which he managed on his drive across the board anyway). It was good fun though even with low scoring, and we had both started to recognize some of the basic BB tactics coming to play by the end.
|The Dwarves take down a High Elf. |
Note the temptnng spikes on the walls!
|The Wood Elf Blitzer makes the decisive score.|
The match reports the next day all contained the
phrase "...against the run of play."
|My hunters get a shock as some raptors rush in from behind.|
|Arabiansquires group in the red berets waste no time|
in rushing towards the largest prize.
As for the shopping part? Well with recent Frostgrave purchases and more I had a pretty short shopping list but the traders at the show came up trumps. A ready flocked set of hills from Kalistra will be very handy, some small red dice sees me full set to play Galleys and Galleons now, and some Ainsty low tech street barricades are just right for my fantasy streets.
A successful show again, and we look forward to next time.