The first game of the Brawl XGL took place tonight, with the mighty Ironhead Destroyers taking on the Northern Boilers in the Destructodome. A frantic first half, had the Destroyers up 3-0. With shots raining in from all over. However the game turned very defensive in the second half, with a single goal a piece. The Destroyers walking away with a 4-1 win and no damage.
The starting lineup for the Ironhead Destroyers was
1 The Terminator - Crusher - Wreck-o-matic & Fist
2 The Destroyer - Crusher - Pulverizer & H Grappler
3 Mr Interceptor - Runner - Interceptor & Fist
4 Bam Bam - Runner - Gyro & Fist
5 Magneto - Runner - Magno-grip & Fist
Sponsor Western Armory
From memory his lineup was
Crusher - Pulveriser & Fist
Crusher - Wreck-o-matic & Fist
Runner - Double Fist
Runner - Scrambler & Fist
Runner - Magno-grip & Fist
Maitenance crew and Strangeways Techs sponsor.
The lack of the Interceptor on his goalie, really hurt him.
I'm looking forward to seeing how the different crew's and sponsors will effect all the teams.
Two more games played in the BRAWL XGL League!
Round 1: Stainless Standard v Steam Bay Slayers
A brutal game, in which the Slayers suffered five damaged systems, the Standard four themselves. Likely this violence was a result of both players finding their way with the rules, often foregoing the subtler nuances of the game in favour of direct confrontation.
Scoring was light in the first half, with the Standard taking the full five turns to sink the grinder. Second half saw the Slayers make several bold forays into the opposition's goal zone, but with little success, the Standard scoring twice more to win the match 3-0.
Round 2: Stainless Standard v Northern Boilers
Another slow first half that had the Standard labouring to take the grinder downfield, the Boilers holding the centre and refusing to budge. Despite the fierce melee there was little damage to either side, and the half saw the Standard up 1-0.
Second half, and the Boilers made some bold attacking moves with the grinder, using it first to knock down their opponent's Jacks, and then hammering it goal-ward. Fortunately, the Standard's dedicated defensive Runner (Bauer) was in top form, stopping the grinder in it's tracks not once, but twice. Caught off-guard, the Boilers themselves set for defence, but were unable to stop the Standard from breaking through.
With this pattern of play repeated throughout the half, the Standard came away with a 4-1 win.
Just noticed that all the first round winners so far have team logos, and the losers do not.
Coincidence??? I think not. :P