: Cheers. I've occasionally seen games of BB being played. It's got a devout following and of course it, along with Space Hulk, is said to be the best thing GW ever put out in terms of rules sets and I think they might be right.
: Thanks very much. Well, they essentially are monopose models. I'm really, really fond of early to mid-1990s GW Orks/Orcs. To me they are THE PROPER Orcs. But I can see them not catering to everybody's sensibilities.
: Thanks. I think that the BB league is one of the prime examples for miniature gaming campaigns which often go nowhere. For how long did your league go on?
: Cheers, thanks for commenting!
: Thanks for your comment and the encouraging words!
Well, I had my first proper full game of BB last week! As to be expected I got battered (in several regards). My opponent's Wood Elves weren't quite finished, so I went up against the human team from the box. They scored a very fast touch-down. Fans were very enthusiastic, giving me an extra re-roll for the first half. The whole game took place in pouring rain which led to a few very slap-sticky sequences of people trying to snatch the slippery ball, but not getting a proper grip.
The fans achtually were probably the most interesting thing about the game. They started out very enthusiastic, then I made a grave mistake: A human player wasa bit clumsy and hurt himsel, so three orcs tried to help him up in which course he got badly hurt. That happened twice. Fans interpreted that as fouls (which I can assure you they clearly weren't :p ) and got very grumpy. After the second touchdown scored by the humans someone threw a rock at one of my players, knocking him out. Beginning of the second half there was a pitch invasion and my team got beaten up horribly. I wouldn't have taken BB fans for paragons of fair play, but it looks like they are. All said and done, as the dust settled and the second half actually started I had four guys standing upright, two on the group, the rest were dead or gravely injured. We played some more turns, the humans scored another touch-down and the game ended 3-0 for the humans.
Very interesting game, that BB. Twice I made the big mistake of trying to slip through close to the side lines. I think I'd enjoy the game more if it wasn't for that darned ball. :D Orcs' armour vaule is amazing.