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The Rolling Thunder Scavengers (Goblins)

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I've been recruited into my local Blood Bowl league and went on the "herding cats" endevour of coaching Goblins...

A summary: They are an immensely fun team but, prone to severe unpredictableness and great risk of getting squashed... a lot.

 

I can recommend a Goblin team to anyone looking for a challenging "play for fun run" rather than having your heart set on that tin cup at the end of the league.

 

It is also a team that allows for a lot of conversion opportunities when building up the models as most specials don't have a practical model.


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Did you do many conversions for your team?
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Did you do many conversions for your team?

I second that query - made loads of attempts to customise grots and goblins but never had that much luck with 'em.


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Did you do many conversions for your team?

 

I second that query - made loads of attempts to customise grots and goblins but never had that much luck with 'em.

 

Short answer is yes. The entire team is a conversion of one form or another. It is a mix of bits of 40k then for the core goblin team the following boxes were used:

 

Gloomspite Gits: Rockgut Troggoths, Gloomspite Gits: Fanatics, Gloomspite Gits: , Gloomspite Gits: Squig Hoppers/Boingrot Bounderz, and a mix of 2005 Night Goblins.

 

I have since also been converting a few more from debris from the above boxes and additional parts from 2004 fantasy Goblins to start building up the Goblin All Star options as there are no models for them and, in the arsenal that they do have, my local store doesn't have any models that can be borrowed to represent them either.

 

...since the forum wont allow me to embed the images of my Trolls here, and if you are curious about them, please find them here:

 

Gnasher and Masher

Doom Diver, Fanatic, my attempt at Ripper Bolgrot

 

Apologies for the poor quality in photo, these were taken with my phone and it tends to dead pan the colours.


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So, as part of my own decompression, I've been writing a "post match review" as seen from the Goblin side titles the "Post Goblin Perspective". It is now 6 write-ups in and I figured I would post them here for folks who are curious or a need some light reading/laughter:

 

Post Goblin Perspective, Game 1:

 

First game of the season had a distressing lack of fouls and prepared bribes with two fatalities; line goblin Honest Grinscab from self inflicted trip (recieving post intensive care from the local necromancers to be fit for the next game) and fatal maiming under dwarven boot of one Brother Buzzz Grindguts, Loonatic by trade saw the Drunken Bruisers walk away with a 3-0 victory over the Rolling Thunder Scavengers. Fans have not lost heart and are faithfully sticking with their team hoping on more entertaining results in the green-on-green violence when the brawl with the Slumtown Boyz kicks off next week (stay tuned for more updates)


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Post Goblin Perspective, Game 2:

 

The Rolling Thunder Scavengers continue their losing streak with a 2-0 victory to the Slumtown Boyz. Notable general dodgy goblin behavior saved the life of many a Goblin and in the game of casualties they gave as good as they got (if not with quite the same intensity) where the score was 2 for 2. Craven Ringworm will need to be taken to a local necromancer if he's ever to play again and Virtue Nosepick will need to find a new hobby whilst his broken hands are on the mend for the next game.

Honorable mentions go to Masher, the troll, for breaking the hands of a Black Orc right at the end of the second half and Righteous Lowstab for living up to his name in taking out a Blitzer within the first half, only lightly hamstringing a fore mentioned Orc, who will live to Blitz another day.


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Post Goblin Perspective, Game 3:

 

Making up for former poor participation in fouls the Rolling Thunder Scavengers were finally able to bring a win home for their fans, facing the Blackwood Renegades.

After his initial death in the first game, Coach Tin
y was finally able to stitch the favourite Lunatic, Buzz Grindguts, back together again and fans saw Buzz carving notches on the inside of his chainsaw as he ran at the opposition with blitzes and fowls galore (carving a chunk of minotaur and felling an ogre, saved by Apothecary intervention, without any referee spotting the shenanigans), Buzz was unfortunately sent to cool his heels in the Dungeons after the first half as the ref was not bribed enough to keep him on the field. Touch downs were brought home by Hopefully Lockjaw within the first half and Gibber Blacktooth in the second half, honourable mention goes out to the Pogo-er, Askew Upshot, for leaping over enemy lines with the ball and getting down most of the field before being blitzed off his feet by the Renegade's Dark Elf. One honest casualty was also scored by Gnasher the Troll, the lineman tackled is reported to have had his skull rattled pretty good but, is still fit to continue for the season, if in a somewhat more fragile state.

Big noise for the boys and we wish them well next week when they face off against their second Orc opposition, the Gut Renchas.


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Post Goblin Perspective, Game 4:

 

A fine day for Blood Bowl, perfect weather with RTS fans dominating the stands with more than double the attendance of the Gut Renchas.

Pogoer Askew Upshot had a spectacular performance as scoring both the first (and o
nly) touchdown for RTS as well as scoring a magnificent, fatal, casualty within the last moments of the first half.

With blood in the air, the Gut Renchas were out for revenge and managed to put three goblins in the hospital tent with poor Buzz Grindguts having his fingers broken so will be a while before he's allowed to handle his chainsaw again. After the casualty fest and knocking Masher the Troll out cold they scored their first try.

RTS managed to bring their own back after the try and limited players on the field to be able to keep the game on a draw.

Honourable mention goes to Gnasher, the Troll, for throwing his team mate perfectly in order to stall the Gut Renchas agressive attack within the first half.

Support for the Rolling Thunder Scavengers continues to grow with every and time will tell what this will yield when they face off against the lizards of the Lustrian Gator-Raids. RTS is expecting another old fashioned grind up of blood and bone on the field.


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Post Goblin Perspective, Game 5:

 

The RTS lived up to their name; making a lot of noise... as their bodies were strewn to the benches in a brutal fashion. In a near white wash of a game that Coach Tiny would peg as "the day of dark luck" almost all the best laid Goblin plans got squashed with extreme prejudice by the Lizard clutch.

Nuffel did not completely abandon the little green skins though and although many casualties were hammered upon the RTS, after eight casualties, there were no lasting fatalities or permanent crippling injuries to any player (honourable mention goes out to Gnasher the troll who managed to regenerate his own hide back from the jaws of death and come back to the game "fighting fit")

Hope springs eternal that the day of dark fortune was just a one time fluke and that the match against the humans next week will be better recieved.

This commentator would like to thank the Rolling Thunder Scavenger fan club for sticking with them and still putting the most fans on in the stands for every match.


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Post Goblin Perspective, Game 6:

 

After last week's "dark fortunes" Coach Tiny has opted to reshuffle the team, in anticipation of facing the (Human) "8th Assault Kompany". Hiring on both Cro-Cro (Doom Diver) and, the Swingling Brothers (Fanatic) to swell the arsenal of the team.

Due to the higher expense of the 8th Assault Kompany and additional 360 000 gold in credit, as balance, was provided to RTS. This credit was invested in three match bribes, one healer tent Keg, and paying the retainer of Gnobbla Blackwort (All-Star Lunatic).

With the RTS winning the Coin toss, opting to recieve the first ball, the game got off to an agressive start to the sound of chainsaws and screams filling the air. Gnobbla Blackwort earned his retainer early by putting down the first casualty (human lineman) in turn 2. Sadly, also in turn 2, the Swingling Brothers were knocked out by the opposing Ogre and a bunch of his team mates without ever landing a single blow; Coach Tiny was unwilling to bribe the Ref to keep the brothers in the game so they spent their recovery in the dungeons below the pitch.

The RTS were so focussed on putting their opponent in the hospital (they would have preferred the morgue but, that was proving a tough nut to crack) that they lost track of the ball, allowing the 8th Assault Kompany to score a touchdown in turn 5 (by this time there had already been a total of 2 chainsaw related casualties, both Nobbla Blackwart, and one team effort of a foul).

In the second half the 8th Assault Kompany, now only 9 strong, were resolute to carry forth and, after a mad scrabble for the ball all over the pitch, managed to score a second down in turn 7, at the time of the touch down the team's Ogre was no longer available for commentry as he had suffered a chainsaw related casualty at the hands of Chugger Rendgor (Lunatic).

Realising that they may need some points on the board as to save face the Rolling Thunder Scavengers went for a "Hail Nuffel" and passed the ball to Cro-Cro. Cro-Cro managed a 1 turn touchdown with the assistance of Gnasher's throwing arm (after Masher had failed to notice that Cro-Cro needed a lift and also after attempting to eat Cro-Cro in turn 7).

The final score rung in at a 2-1 defeat for RTS with zero casualties suffered and zero (legal) casualties offered to the enemy.

The RTS fan club did not take the lack of legal carnage well and some followers have deserted the goblins but, we are hopeful that they will see the error of their ways and return to watch the match against the Tomb Kings, "Bone Crushers".


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Nice write ups, enjoyed them all and better luck in future matches :cheers


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Nice write ups, enjoyed them all and better luck in future matches :cheers

Yeah... stay tuned for round 7; it's not getting any better in the "squashed green smear" department   :whip 


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Post Goblin Perspective, Game 7:

 

With the RTS facing the Bone Crushers (Tomb Kings), the Goblins won the coin toss and opted to recieve the ball.

The game started with pure aggression from the Undead, unliving up to their name, as the goblins attempted to weather the onslaught; after downing a Tomb Guardian, with his trusty chainsaw, Chugger Rendgor (Loony) got blitzed and knocked out cold, followed by Askew Upshot (Pogoer) as the first casualy of the match (alas, not the last).

The fans cheered as Gnasher (Troll), whilst staring at the sky in a bout of stupidity, swatted a spiece of panzee dungon into a heap of bones when said spiece of panzee dungon attempted to block him (the spiece of panzee dungon did manage to pull himself out of the jaws of unmaking and returned to the Bone Crushers's reserves). Cro-Cro (Doom Diver) was the to be mauled by the undead in turn 3 taking a massive bite out of the Rolling Thunder Scavengers's touch down machine.

The Swingling Brothers (Fanatics) managed to keep most of the Scull Crushers offensive line at bay by spinning in a dance of death threats, perpetually missing their units and nearly decking fellow team mate Gnasher (Troll). First touchdown was scored by the Bone Crushers at the very last moment of turn 8 allowing them to lead 1-0 before the ref called half time.

At the time of the touchdown the RTS still had 5 out of 11 players remaining on the field the rest lieing as 3 casualties, and 4 knocked out.

 

Kick-off for the second half only saw one additional Goblin making it off the injury bench and so the reserves were called in to fill the ranks.

Turn 1 saw Resolution Fodder (Bomber) casualtied by a blitz without getting the change to fling a single signature bomb. This was followed by 2 additional casualties inflicted by Gnasher and Masher (Trolls) with only one of the two Bone Crushers pulling itself back from the grave into the team reserves.

As a retort from the Bone Crushers, Masher (Troll) was mowed down by a Tomb Guardian but, managed to skirt the jaws of death and regenerate his injuries in the reserves of the RTS.

Turn 4 saw the side stepping antics of Righteous Lowstab (Line goblin) come to a terminal end when he was unable to dodge, yet another, boot from a Tomb Guardian. The Swingling Brothers (Fanatics) were crippled during turn 5 with a brutal team effort from the Bone Crushers (Coach Tiny has assured us that the Swingling Brothers will rise again, good as new, with the aid of surgery and a specialist shaman to restitch the severed tendons caused by the block).

Turn 6 had the Bone Crushers scoring their second touchdown of the game, with the RTS able to slow down the efforts of the squad but, unable to stop it.

The last duration of the clock was spent by the RTS to see if they could cash in on some casualties to save face but, although the opportunities did present themselves, they were unable to crack the undead armour to unkill off some of the enemy team.

 

End reslut of the match is a 2-0 for the Bone Crushers with casualties scored at 6 (Tomb Kings) vs. 3 (Goblin).

Team finances has allowed coach Tiny to ensure the Swingling Brothers's return for the next match along side Verily Morgor (Ooligan) coming in to his debut match facing against the Pansy Crushers (Doom Lords).

 

The RTS fan club, remaining loyal and resolute in the face of adversity, have opted to stick with their favourite Goblins even through this tough streak of losses.


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My next two matches are going to be back to back so the reports may be a squash late or rapidly one after the other. Stay tuned :D


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The back to back matches gutted my writing and left me slightly "shell shocked" a while back so it had halted the write-ups. Apologies for this. The summary for the scoring matches are as follows:

 

Game 8:   0-1 against Doom Lords

Game 9:   0-2 against Shambling Undead (This game just broke me as I got experience "stand firm" flesh golems and the gauntlet funnel they spawn)

Game 10: 1-4 against Dark Elves

Game 11: 2-4 against other Dark Elves (considered this match a vast improvement on play as the score should have been closer to 2-8 with the speed and agility of the Elves)

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In the play-offs for "plate positions"

 

Game 1: 1-2 against Nurgle Rotters (This match had me on mass casualy but, able to keep Pappa nurgle from scoring at a constant)

Game 2: 2-1 against Humans (This was the first match where I had zero goblins in the casualty box, the humans were not as lucky and an early Ogre with a broken nose really aided in me keeping the lead)

Game 3 (final): opponent unknown, will see where this goes. As of next season I am swapping to a Skaven Team, "Blight Lightning"


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Final game ended as a bit of a hollow victory; win by forfeit for the final match. The RTS will retire to the chaotic pit from whenst they came.


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It woz dey'r repyutaishun wot won - da uvva gits couldn't stomach the sight of all da blood dey woz likely to spill (even if it was your teams')  :thumbs