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After taking over two Corporation teams for our league I had the pleasure of playing Lair twice (once with each time) yesterday evening at Trilogy Games. I played his Judwan team earlier in the League schedule with my Forge Fathers and while Lair did win it wasn’t a Landslide for his team. In fact that game was the only win in the League for him that wasn’t a Landslide.

Our first game, with the Dark Star Cowboys, was over in six rushes. When I had the ball, Lair stole it and scored and when he had the ball he scored. Needless to say, none of the Dark Star Cowboys had the opportunity to get any experience.
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Smashing Dreadball victory

Charles and I met up for a sixth round game for our local Dreadball league. Due to a player having to leave due to some scheduling conflicts, I took over one of the Corporation teams and this was my first game using them. Prior to this game, Charles’ Robot team was undefeated and I, as the Forge Fathers, was winless.

Setup
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Dynamix Ironmen v. Humanos Megacorp

Rick came over today and we sat down and played our Round 5 game for the local Dreadball League. Prior to the beginning of the match both teams were quite evenly matched with only a single point of team value difference. Despite that Rick has a much better record than me. Rounds 1-4 saw me without a win and my redeeming point was the lack of a landslide loss. Sadly that record wouldn’t survive the evening.

Start
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Etherian Horde v. Dynamic Ironmen

Round 4 of our local Dreadball League continued today with my away game against Charles’ Robot team. Charles came into the game with 2 wins and a landslide and I my three loss streak. My game plan against Charles’ team was to try to take advantage of his lack of numbers and remove some players from the field and then try to put a few strikes in.

Sadly the game went according to plan but it went according to both of our plans. I managed to end the game with only one of Charles’ robots on the field but he also won the game by 2 points. Once again I really had a problem trying to retain control of the ball. I managed to keep the field clear for my Strikers but once they got the ball they were knocked down and lost the ball.
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More assembly

My joints have been really bugging me of late so I haven’t been doing any painting. As odd as it might seem, painting is the worst thing for my joints so if I have any residual joint pain I tend to avoid painting. You can’t spell “paint” without “pain” :-) Thankfully I have a lot of figures to assemble and get ready for when I can paint so that is what I did today.

One of the tasks that I have been working on is assembling the figures from the Super Dungeon Explore core game. The twins are going to be helping me paint them and I finally got the last of them cleaned and assembled. The girls helped assemble the two Ogre figures and were quite pleased with themselves.
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Dreadball Exhibition match

Rick, Rob and I were all at Sentry Box last night for some Dreadball fun. Rick and I were supposed to be playing IHMN but Rick grabbed the wrong miniature case. Must be the signs of some form of age-related senility creeping in.

While we were waiting for Rob to finish playing some odd, niche, game that involved far too many miniatures (Warmachine I think he called it :-) Rick and I played an exhibition game as part of our Dreadball league.

Kickoff

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Cosmic Boom v. Dynamic Ironmen

Lair was kind enough to come over and play our second round game in our local Dreadball League.

The game ended with a five point advantage to Lair but that was really only due to him missing an easy three point Strike early in the game and then having his players decide that they were Asterians and drop to the floor whenever they tried to dodge. At one point he had two players down in my three point Strike zone.

LDown

That isn’t something you see often. Especially since those Judewan fell trying to Evade from my Jack.
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Dynamic Ironmen v Darkstar Cowboys

Game StartJames popped over to my place this evening for us to get our Round 1 game finished. My indomotable Ironmen faced off against his drug addled horde.

Things started off well with me getting early possession of the ball and setting up a small defensive line to protect my striker. Sadly James was able to barge in and knock him down which set up several turns of James and I getting and then losing possession. It is really quite amazing how much a difference small stat changes make in this game. My move 4 Forge Fathers have to set up possession attempts two turns in advance unless the ball falls close and have a heck of a time trying to dodge, evade or stop people stripping the ball from them. But their 3+ Strength means that often they have as good odds in slambacks as my opponent does in their Slam. Its one of the things that I quite like about the game and it makes the teams quite a bit different.

I managed to finally pull off a two point strike in my second to last turn and then actually get possession from James in my last one. Unfortunately he stripped the ball away from my Jack and scored a three point strike in his final turn to win the game 1-0.
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Krosmaster gaming

So I recently picked up someone’s Kickstarter package of the base Krosmaster game. When the original Kickstart came out the game was priced a bit out of my means and so I passed on it. It was a bit of a disappointment as I really liked the look of the figures and the game boards and the game itself looked quite good.

So when I got an opportunity to pick this lot up I jumped at it even though the trade was quite a bit lopsided. The game arrived quite quickly and I worked through the tutorials and was looking forward to getting in some games. Luckily there was a board game meetup at Ken’s and Richard brought out his Krosmaster set. We managed to get in two games and I actually won the first.
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