BR: Guild Ball


Battle Report: Guild Ball 5/5/2019 Butcher's vs Hunter's

It has been a little while since my son and I played a Butcher's vs Hunter's match up at home (originally we were suppose to be at a tournament today, but issues with basement leaking kept me home so I can keep watch on it).Since I recently received my Cook's Minor Guild, I wanted to finally get in a practice game with 'Cinnamon' along with Captain 'Veteran Boar' to see how the two work together.The lineups that were played are as follows: V BoarPrincessBoilerV OxCinnamonShank TheronSnowV MinxSeenahJaecarV HearneOnce again as usual, the clock and me do not get along.  I was taking too much time with decisions and then executing them.  The extra movement in this game from 'Cinnamon' did not help too much, but I can see in certain  situations where it would help.This game was pretty close all the way to the end.  My Butcher's were up only 4-2 and then I clocked into overtime and giving up 1 VP per activation.  I managed another 2 Taken Outs too bring up the score to 8-7 and I

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Battle Report: Guild Ball 4/13/2019 Butcher's vs Blacksmith's

It has been just about two weeks since I last played a game of Guild Ball and that was at the Saturday AdeptiCon Championships.  Last weekend we were busy learning Aristeia! and re-learning Batman Miniature Game, but this weekend it was time to throw down some Guild Ball Game.I have Spring Fling fast approaching at the the end of the month and need to get a few games in before going down.  Next weekend will be tough with my son being out of town, but I may be able to get in one more in a few days before heading to Spring Fling.For yesterday's game I wanted to change thing up a bit from the last few games I was running with 'Veteran Boar' as my Captain, and go back to Ox especially versus a kicking team.  I am leaning towads running this list while receiving especially versus scoring teams.The lineups for the Game were: OxPrincessBoilerShankV GutterTenderiser FurnaceFarrisAnvilAlloySledgeV CinderThis game was different from how I usually play, and personally enjoyed myself while playin

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Battle Report: Guild Ball 3/24/2019 Butcher's vs Hunter's (AdeptiCon Practice)

Seeing how last weekend I did not play in my own event "Cooking with a Roast", I needed some more practice games before I head off to AdeptiCon on Wednesday, so earlier today my son and I were able to get in 2 games (just like our 2 games of X-Wing practice on Saturday).We both changed up our lineups a bit, I swapped in 'Brisket' this time with my 'Veteran Boar' Captain, and my son for the first time was trying the new Hunter's Captain 'Steeljaw'The lineups that were played for Game 1 were: V BoarPrincessBoilerV OxBrisketShank SteeljawSnowV MinxSeenahJaecarEgretLike I usually do, I clocked out in this game.  My Butcher's were up 8-2 and then time expired and I lost 8-12.  Once Activation I must have spent like 15-20 minutes thinking about what to do, but 'V Boar' is still new to me and playing with 'Brisket' also changed some things up.  This is just practice and I need to learn from my mistakes.For Game 2 my son changed his lineup once again and went back to a 'Theron' list, I decide

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Battle Report: Guild Ball 3/13/2019 Navigator's vs Hunter's

Last night it was another game of Guild Ball, and I decided to give the Navigator's another try on the Pitch.This time instead of playing with the box 6, I swapped out 'Horizon' for 'Angel' to help with a bit more scoring.  My son was practicing with his Hunter's once again, and his second time swapping 'Chaska' for 'Mataagi'. WindfinderWanderAzimuthEbbFathomAngel TheronFahadV MinxSeenahHearneMataagiProxy 'Horizon' for 'Angel', I was lazy to dig out the 'Angel' model.I elected to Kick Off with 'Ebb' to get the match going.  This game was back and forth on the Pitch and on the Clock.  'Theron' used Pinned to stop an early Turn 1 Goal for my Navigators and it was no score after Turn 1 but a lot of clock was chewed up for both of us. Turn 2 the Hunter's were able to get Taken Outs on 'Ebb', 'Windfinder' and 'Azimuth', but the Navigator's were able to get a nice Goal with a linked 'Fathom'/'Angel' activation.  By the time Turn 2 was over, the clock had expired for the Hunter's a

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Battle Report: Guild Ball 3/10/2019 Butcher's vs Hunter's

Earlier today we were able to get in our second game of Season 4.1 of Guild Ball, along with my second time trying out the new Captain for the Butcher's, 'Veteran Boar'.I also decided to try 'Meathook' in my lineup to see how often I get to use her Tooled Up.The lineups that were played today were: V BoarPrincessBoilerV OxMeathookShank TheronSnowV MinxSeenahMataagiHearneJust like last week, the clock got the better of me and I clocked out once again, this time I was not able to win the game in the extra 5:00 minutes, close but not quite.  An earlier Goal run by 'Shank' missing with 3 dice really cost me.  I just could not get enough Taken Outs in time, and my Butcher's lost 10-12(2).  For a moral victory, I was able Take Out 'Theron' one last time with 'Veteran Boar' before the game officially expired.'Meethook' got to use her Tooled Up only once in Turn 1 (which helped), but in later Turns I was not able to get it off because of order of activation's.

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Battle Report: Guild Ball 3/3/2019 Butcher's vs Hunter's

Season 4.1 of Guild Ball started this past Friday March 1st and today my son and I just finished our first game with the new errata.I decided to try out the new Captain for the Butcher's, 'Veteran Boar', and this was the first time my son was playing a nerfed 'Chaska' and slightly nerfed 'Seenah'.  I can say, I sure enjoyed only taking 4 damage from "Boombox" instead of the old 6.The lineups that were played today were: V BoarPrincessBoilerV OxV GutterShank TheronSnowV MinxSeenahChaskaHearneButcher's started off with the Victory Points first by taking out 'Hearne' during Turn 1 for the early 2-0 lead.  Turn 2, Butcher's won initiative and elected to go first.  'V Boar' activated first and used his Legendary and charged 'Theron'.  Unfortunately 'V Boar' whiffed on an attack, so 'Theron' was still standing.  'Theron' then attacked back and did some damage on 'V Boar'.  Now the Butcher's were lined up for a Goal run.  'Shank' picked up the free ball and did a 4" towar

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Battle Report: Guild Ball 2/17/2019 Butcher's vs Hunter's

With Bourbon Trail Open IV fast approaching this weekend, and missing out on an event this past Saturday, my son and I were able to squeeze in a game last night.I felt like playing a change today, so I went with 'Fillet' as my Captain to get a little bit more practice with her, but I was actually stunned when I saw my son throw down 'Skatha' instead of 'Theron'.  This was definitely going to be a little different now. FilletPrincessBoilerV OxBrisketBoar SkathaSnowV MinxSeenahChaskaUlfrI do not recall all the exact details, but here quick breakdown: Hunter's went up early 4-0 with a Screamer Goal from 'Skatha'.  Butcher's came back with a Taken Outs to make the game 4-2.  When 'Skatha' came back onto the Pitch, she managed to retrieve the ball and go in for another score giving the Hunter's a 8-2 lead.  The Butcher's Goal Kick was placed perfectly for 'Brisket' to activate and go on a goal run herself.... Screaming Goal for 'Brisket', 8-6 Hunter's.  Butcher's then were able t

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Battle Report: Guild Ball 1/20/2019 Butcher's vs Blacksmith's

My son and I are swapping out Guild's playing each other and it has been a little while since my son last played his Blacksmith's Guild (with his switch to the Hunter's Guild), but this afternoon he decided to throw them down for a game against my Butcher's.  OxPrincessBoilerBoarShankV Gutter  FurnaceAnvilHearthV CinderAlloySledge I elected to receive the ball (since I heard that is the best thing to do with the Butcher's) and proceeded with my usually opening move.  One change to this is that 'Boiler' was able to pick up the ball and did  successful Kick back to 'Ox' for some early Momentum.  Butcher's took an early lead Turn 1 2-0 with a Taken Out on 'Alloy', but the Blacksmith's came back and Taken Out 'Boar' at the beginning of Turn 2 to even up the game 2-2.  It was now time to kick it into high gear...Butcher's followed up with Taken Out's on 'Anvil', 'Sledge', 'V Cinder' and 'Furnace' giving the Butcher's a 10-2 lead.  The clock then expired for my Butcher's during

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Battle Report: Guild Ball 1/18/2019 Navigator's vs Hunter's

I need more and more Guild Ball practice, I have slacked off so far starting off 2019 in playing and painting (way behind in the painting department) so last night my son and i got in another game.  Instead of always Butcher's vs Hunter's, we are alternating to give each other practice vs other Guilds, at the same time learning some of the things the other Guilds can do.  Since i just played the Navigator's the other  night, I decided to try them again vs the Hunter's. WindfinderWanderAzimuthEbbFathomHorizon TheronFahadV MinxSeenahChaskaHearneI elected to receive this time to try and build up some Momentum with passing and setting up my players where I'd like them to be (near terrain).  It all started off pretty good for my Navigator's and then it all when downhill when 'Fathom' missed her Goal (grant it, it was on one die).  From there the Hunter's were just beating up on the Navigator's and I believe was losing 7-0 (from Taken Outs) when my clock expired.  I knew I wa

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Battle Report: Guild Ball 1/14/2019 Navigator's vs Alchemist's

Here is a little change in pace from our normal Butcher's vs Hunter's games that my son and I usually play.  Last night my son thought I was going to be playing my Butcher's again and he decided to try out the full Alchemist's Guild in Season 4, but I decided to throw a curve ball and break out the Navigator's Guild that I just received earlier in the day.Seeing how I really did not look closely into the Navigator's Guild, nor read through much of the Facebook Group, I decided just to play the 6 that comes inside the box set, WindfinderWanderAzimuthEbbFathomHorizonMidasNajaCrucibleKatalystVeninVitriolI elected to kick off with the Navigator's and chose 'Horizon' to do this for me, with his 5" Dodge, I thought he would be a good choice for a first turn goal.  Well, he failed at that, 'Horizon' was able to Tackle the ball back, but being engaged he was down a dice for Kick, meaning his base Kick of 2 just went down 1, I still need a 4 and it was re-rollable, but 'Horizon' missed the first shot.&n

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Battle Report: Guild Ball 1/6/2019 Butcher's vs Hunter's

This afternoon I was finally able to get in my first game of 2019, and it was Guild Ball, Butcher's vs Hunter's.I felt like playing a change today, so I went with 'Fillet' as my Captain. FilletPrincessBoilerV OxMeathookTenderizer TheronSnowV MinxSeenahChaskaHearneMy son has been trying his standard Hunter's lineup with a change in Mascots again and going with 'Snow' instead of 'Fahad' today.My Butcher's kicked off to the Hunter's and Kicked the ball to my far right of the Pitch, who needs the ball anyways while playing Butcher's.  I had a pretty decent first Turn, no Taken Outs, but I did quite a bit of damage to set myself up for Turn 2.Turn 2 is where the Butcher's did all the Taken Outs, but where I just about spent my entire clock too.  I managed to get 5 Taken Outs for 9 VP and just leaving 'Chaska' on the Pitch.  The Hunter's were able to get 2 Taken Outs themselves on 'Fillet' and 'Veteran Ox'.Turn 3 I decided to give initiative to the Hunter's, I wanted to see where my opponen

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Battle Report: Guild Ball 12/30/2018 Butcher's vs Hunter's

My son and I were able to squeeze in one more game of Guild Ball in for 2018 today.  Once again it was Butcher's vs Hunter's, Ox vs Theron.The only change my son had in his lineup from the other day was swapping out his Mascot, where I decided to go with my same lineup. OxPrincessBoilerBoarShankTenderizer TheronFahadV MinxSeenahChaskaHearneMy Butcher's ended up winning 12-8, but this game was much closer than it actually looked.  With the Butcher's being up 8-4, I ran out of time on the clock and the Hunter's were threatening for a goal.  I managed to get another Taken Out for a 10-4 lead, but the Hunter's came back with a Taken Out themselves on 'Shank' to make it 10-6  I then had 'Seenah' surrounded with 'Boiler' and 'Ox' and loaded them up on Influence and went to town on 'Seenah'.  'Boiler' managed to do most of the damage and his final swing I took the Knocked Down on 'Seenah'.  I had given up 2 VP on the close as of now and the score was 10-8.  With 10 HP lef

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Battle Report: Guild Ball 12/27/2018 Butcher's vs Hunter's

It has been awhile since my last game of Guild Ball, and I wanted to get in a few more games before 2018 is over.  Yesterday morning my son and I threw down for some Butcher's vs Hunter's with our usual Ox vs Theron. OxPrincessBoilerBoarShankTenderizer TheronSnowV MinxSeenahChaskaHearneI decided to start 'Tenderizer' yesterday to help with clock management and with Influence.  Good thing that I did as I cam down to 58 seconds left on the clock.  The Butcher's were able to get Taken Outs on 'Theron' and 'Veteran Minx', but the Hunter's countered with a Taken Out on 'Boar', it was 4-2 Butcher's in the beginning.  Turn 2 saw an opportunity for an early goal with 'Shank' so I decided to take my chance.  'Shank' did a Where'd They Go? to get out of melee range of 'Seenah' and Dodged towards the goal and within his melee range of 'Snow'.  2 attacks on 'Snow' to gain some Momentum and then a Bonus Time tap-in goal for an 8-2 lead.My Butcher's were then able to get a Taken Out

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Battle Report: Guild Ball 12/16/2018 Mason's vs Hunter's

This afternoon my son and I headed down to South Bend for some Guild Ball Open Play, I had a feeling attendance would be light with a big event happening in Chicago this weekend.  Anyways I decided to try a different Guild to see how it goes....note to self, I probably need to stop doing this and concentrate on my Butcher's.  As much a I like having all the other Guilds, I do not think I am ready to randomly start playing all of them...it could have been my attitude towards the dice also....rolling nothing but 1,2,3... occasionally I had a decent roll. HammerMarblesFlintV HarmonyChiselMallet TheronFahadV MinxSeenahChaskaHearneMason's were down 6-0 and then started a little comeback with Taken Outs to 'Veteran Minx' and 'Theron', but then the Hunter's added 2 more Taken Outs (one being 'Marbles') and the score was now 9-4.  'Flint' had an attempt for a goal run but had to take a Parting Blow from 'Theron'.... 'Theron' got just enough for the Knocked Down... game was now over...  a

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Battle Report: Guild Ball 12/13/2018 Butcher's vs Blacksmith's

It has been a little while since my son last played his Blacksmith's Guild (with his switch to the Hunter's Guild), but last night he decided to throw them down for a game.  OxPrincessBoilerBoarShankV Gutter  FurnaceAnvilHearthV CinderAlloySledge Turn 1 for the Butcher's was mainly about setting up Turn 2.  I was not going for any Taken Outs quite yet, but was applying damage across the board and leaving 'Veteran Cinder' "jailed" with 2 HP's.  'Alloy' was just short on Influence for a Turn 1 Goal, so at the end of Turn 1 it was 0-0.Top of Turn 2 (Ox already activated).Turn 2 is where the Butcher's did most of their work.  'Ox' activated first and moved up a bit staying in cover, and then using his Legendary Play Get 'Em Lads! (I usually always forget to use my Legendary).  The Butcher's managed to get 2 Taken Outs on 'Veteran Cinder', and 'Sledge'.  'Alloy' Dodged away and managed to go for a successful Goal run making the score 4-4.  I then saw that I had 'Shank' in

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