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 Post subject: What does the Krox say? Lizards Road to Eurobowl
 Post Posted: Sat Apr 19, 2014 7:53 pm 
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So, having had the honour of being selected for Team Scotland for Eurobowl, and being allocated Lizards, I'm now going to take them in all my tournaments up to that point, to get some serious practice in. This is a big change for me, having played all 24 in my previous 30-odd tournaments.

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I've taken Lizards once before, to ARBBL, and went 3-1-2. The two losses (I tend to remember losses better) were both to Wood Elves, which I think are the Lizards' bogey team, though one of them was a complete dicing from Hawk! The other was MattWhile playing his joker, I don't think I've ever seen a bigger cheesy grin, but it was the right decision from him. The "eight person in the corner" stall was a thing of beauty, too.

So, I'm going to be playing them in the Scotland Fumbbl league, in NAF tournaments, probably in Blackbox and on Cyanide, as well as some local tabletop friendlies. The Lizard adventure starts here!

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 Post subject: Re: What does the Krox say? Lizards Road to Eurobowl
 Post Posted: Sat Apr 19, 2014 10:51 pm 
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Congratulations on the selection. Not a bad team to be taking either.

Will there be a Scotland Eurobowl song? :)

Don't forget ExeBowl on October 18th for some last minute Lizard tournament fun <end of shameless plug>.

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 Post subject: Re: What does the Krox say? Lizards Road to Eurobowl
 Post Posted: Sat Apr 19, 2014 10:54 pm 
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Very tempted, as my folks live round the corner, so should be able to leave the kids with them for the day. Will have to confirm nearer the time.

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 Post subject: Re: What does the Krox say? Lizards Road to Eurobowl
 Post Posted: Sun Apr 20, 2014 7:47 am 
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It would be great to see you and the lizards there if you can make it.

They're a nice looking team. I've not looked at the EuroBowl build/rules but do you know what roster and skills you'll be taking or is that part of the learning curve?

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 Post subject: Re: What does the Krox say? Lizards Road to Eurobowl
 Post Posted: Sun Apr 20, 2014 9:27 am 
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Nice team! I particularly like the eyes. Good luck with the Tourneys.


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 Post subject: Re: What does the Krox say? Lizards Road to Eurobowl
 Post Posted: Fri Apr 25, 2014 4:53 pm 
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Every campaign team needs a standard bearer! Will record the results (for good or ill!) on his standard as we go.

First up, Crumb tomorrow - 6 saurus, 5 skinks, krox (1100), then block on krox, block saurus, 2 x wrestle saurus, 2 x guard saurus. 1 double, 5 normal, 2 more than 2 of a skill to be given.

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 Post subject: Re: What does the Krox say? Lizards Road to Eurobowl
 Post Posted: Thu Jun 12, 2014 11:34 pm 
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Quick update then - went 2/0/1 at Crumb and then impressed myself with 4/2/0 at NAFC. Cake is this weekend, with a ginormous number of skills.

Liked having 2 guard saurus, that was very useful for the opposite corners of a cage, and the wrestle saurus was particularly useful in one game where he took down the blodge ball carrier, which is the idea, so for the skill-fest I'm taking a few block players, plus a wrestler and 2 guarders. 2 blodging skinks should be fun too!

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 Post subject: Re: What does the Krox say? Lizards Road to Eurobowl
 Post Posted: Fri Jun 13, 2014 10:02 am 
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Hmm, mulling over not taking a double on the krox so that I get used to using him without block. But maybe that's one for Gert/Thrud rather than this skill party.

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 Post subject: Re: What does the Krox say? Lizards Road to Eurobowl
 Post Posted: Fri Jun 13, 2014 11:45 am 
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There is no double skill at Eurobowl for Lizards. Maybe you should already get used to play without it :wink:


You are the 1st coach i saw trying: wresler saurus ! How good is it?

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 Post subject: Re: What does the Krox say? Lizards Road to Eurobowl
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Yep, that was why. Wrestle was very useful one game from six at NAFC, and ok for the rest. Trying it out!

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 Post subject: Re: What does the Krox say? Lizards Road to Eurobowl
 Post Posted: Thu Jul 24, 2014 8:35 am 
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Right, time for an update. I won Cakebowl, going 4/2/0, and was pretty happy at being 14 games unbeaten. Guarding Lizards fell over a few times on double both down, but I still prefer it to mass block, just psychologically speaking (which is a bit bonkers, but there we go). Also briefly went above NAF 200, which is a nice little milestone.

Then took them to Gert, and lost a couple of games, going 3/1/2. I took largely the same team, but with an extra babe.

The two games that I lost were both by one touchdown, and largely because there was a deep kick followed by a failed skink pickup, which led to a bad position as all my saurus were tied up beating up skaven and then human linemen on the line. Not very often that there is a specific learning experience, but this might be one. If there is a deep kick (particularly against a fast team), it's worth freeing up some saurus from the line and bringing them into the backfield, even if this means getting fewer hits.

This is probably very obvious, but will hope to put it into practice. And thus not lose any more!

Thrud is next in a couple of weeks, slightly different ruleset where you are not allowed to replicate exactly the same skill set on two different players, so I'm going Block, Block/Tackle, Wrestle, and Guard. Only 4 skilled up players allowed, and 1200 to spend including on skills, so having to lose the apo as well. Not ideal for Lizards, but on we go.

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 Post subject: Re: What does the Krox say? Lizards Road to Eurobowl
 Post Posted: Thu Jul 24, 2014 10:21 am 
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Great going Mike. I think Team Scotland are in good hands here!

Here's hoping Scotland can place that little bit higher than the other non-hosting nations... :-o

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 Post subject: Re: What does the Krox say? Lizards Road to Eurobowl
 Post Posted: Thu Jul 24, 2014 2:59 pm 
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sann0638 wrote:
Thrud is next in a couple of weeks, slightly different ruleset where you are not allowed to replicate exactly the same skill set on two different players, so I'm going Block, Block/Tackle, Wrestle, and Guard. Only 4 skilled up players allowed, and 1200 to spend including on skills, so having to lose the apo as well. Not ideal for Lizards, but on we go.


If you are buying skills, why not a "leader" ?

This is the ruleset?
http://www.thrudball.com/rulespack2.html

something like
krox (leader)
6 saurus (block - block guard - wrestle)
5 skink
2 team RR
1 apo

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 Post subject: Re: What does the Krox say? Lizards Road to Eurobowl
 Post Posted: Thu Jul 24, 2014 4:02 pm 
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Ooh, good idea to buy Leader, didn't think of that. If I put it on the Block Saurus, then I can give the Guard Saurus Block as well and change the Wrestle to Block, potentially.

New plan:
6 Saurus, 4 Skink, Krox.
7 normal skills, 1 double.
Apo.
Saurus:
Block/Tackle
Block/Mighty Blow
Block/Guard
Block/Leader

Raaagh!

Or lose 3 skills for an extra skink? Ooh, choices, choices.

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 Post subject: Re: What does the Krox say? Lizards Road to Eurobowl
 Post Posted: Thu Jul 24, 2014 9:19 pm 
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Other plan: 1RR+leader, in order to have 12 players, an apo, and your 4block saurus.
(I do prefer 2rr+apo)

What not a saurus block-breaktackle?

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