As you may have guessed we kicked off the local Dreadball league this weekend, and the Gamma Slammers made a damn good start. We have a fair amounts of the same team in the league, with the line up looking a little like this:
Gamma Slammers(obviously) – Marauders
The Thorsson Hammerers – Forgefathers
The Playa H8ters – Veer-myn
The Boner Corp – Corporation
Decepticons – Robots
Brigadoom – Marauders
The Bronze Warriors – Forgefathers
??? – Robots (I unfortunately forgot to get the name of this team)
I managed to get the two games. The first was against the hammerers, and they had me on the ropes for the first half of the game with the score swinging back and forth. That is until the Orx got warmed up, causing several injuries and 2 deaths(Bwahahaha :P) by the end of the game. This left my jacks the freedom to run around and get the score back on my side, ending the match at 3-0. Because of their superb performance two of the guards went up to rank two, gaining one 360 vision and the other stretch. Not a bad start 😀
The second game was against the Decepticons and my first time up against the robots. To be honest it was much the same as the first one but the Orx didn’t need to limber up first and by the end had cleared the pitch of opposing players and causing another 2 deaths. As much as I enjoy the killing and maiming, it didn’t feel too good killing 2 from a starting team of 6 :(. Although it did allow another 2 of my guards to rank up giving another 360 vision and changing another who already had 360 vision into a keeper. A jack also got a boost and gained a bonus to his skill 🙂
And this is how the team looks now:
You can find the roster template I used here: http://thepaintingmonkey.wordpress.com/dreadball-roster-creator/. Fantastic job this guy has done 😀
Before the next set of league games I’m planning on painting threat zone markings fully round the bases on the Orx with 360 vision(I know I’ll forgot the ability if I don’t), but am still working away on the robot team and have managed to get the majority of them up to the finished armour colour, other than a little cleaning up here and there. I’m gonna have a wee chat with the client before I go onto anything else, as I have a few ideas floating about but more on that later. In the meantime, look, robots:
3 thoughts on “Dreadball League!”
The robots look good, like something from Portal.
The league you have looks like it has a good spread to me. Five of the eight currently available teams featuring in eight players is about as much as you could hope for I reckon. Plus you dont have to deal with Judwan-gate which, while it will soon be remedied, is a good thing to be able to avoid for your first league.
An orc/orx/ork player who feels bad about killing his opponents: Ive seen it all now 😉
In all honesty the cheap revives, body recycling and underdog bonuses should keep that player in the league without too much fuss. DreadBall isnt Blood Bowl: the Decepticons wont be paying for that poor first game for the rest of the league Id say.
Ha, I’m having a chat with the client bout the robots tonight and was going to suggest something portal-like, as that’s what I thought after the first one. Great minds and all that malarky 😀
And honestly, I love the bashyness and killyness of the Orx, but I hope you’re right about the Decepticons. I don’t want to be the cause of a team being ham-stringed this early on.
Thanks for the mention and I’m glad you like it 🙂 just a heads up that Version 1.1 is now available