After 18 months of isolating due to Nurgles latest concoction sweeping the old world. Some things have changed; our players are sporting fancy face masks, the attendance figures are slightly lower than normal, the NAF has issued a revised set of guidelines, and fans are keeping their distance in the stands (fortunately the players are not though, that would just be stupid).
All things considered this should be a historic season. 14 teams have signed up for this season, 12 new ones, and two returning teams from seasons past. Before we get to that though let’s focus on the structure of this season. This season will see a single competition but two Championship Cups are on the line. The HDWSBBL league cup will go to the best performing team, and the HDWSBBL Championship Cup will be awarded to the winner of a play off match between the winners of the two Divisions.
As per tradition we will be taking a closer look at the teams over the coming weeks, but for now lets take a look at this weeks results.
|09.09.21||Black Peak Thunderguts 2 vs Ragnars Swift Velocity 1|
The opening match of the Season saw the return of HDWSBBL legends Ragnars Swift Velocity after 11 years away from the League. Unfortunately for them their return match against the Black Peak Thunderguts took place in a relentless thunderstorm. For most of the game both teams struggled to get hold of the ball which led to Ogre getting hold of the ball during a spectacular series of fumbles which resulted in an Ogre scoring the first Touchdown of the Season!
Velocity managed to equalise but thanks to a last minute throw the Thunderguts managed to get the in the last seconds of the game. Not quite the return Velocity were looking for!
|09.09.21||Badland Bruiser’s 0 vs Cromarc Wyldyr Waywatchers 1|
The second game of the Season saw the first ever Black Orc Team take to the pitch. The Wood Elves of the Waywatchers found themselves troubled by the newcomers but just about managed to dodge most of the punches thrown towards them. In the end it was a win for the Elves but both teams looked impressive on their debut
|09.09.21||Cambridge Campanologists 0 vs Khorney Goats 1|
Game 3 saw another pair of new teams take to the pitch. On Paper the Goats dominated the match winning the game and the hearts of our more aggressive fans but the Campanologists certainly held their own in the face of such an aggressive team. We predict bright things ahead for both teams.
|09.09.21||Da Hog Peak Squigbackz 2 vs The Terra Hawks 0|
Ragnars Swift Velocity was not the only legend returning this Season, Jordan Hawk former manager of the Loren Rangers also made his return coaching his original team the Terra Hawks. Unfortunately for him it looks like the Hawks left their skill in the locker room and the team that faced the Squigbacks did not meet our expectations! The Squigbacks were a solid team with some extra nimble Big Ups. Could an Orc Team finally win the big one in the HDWSBBL, can the Terra Hawks remember how to play Bloodbowl? Only time will tell!
|09.09.21||Kingsport Wizards 0 vs Tortuga Bay Buccaneers 2|
Pact Renegade teams have not traditionally faired to well in the HDWSBBL. For a few shining moments it looked like Kingsports finest were going to buck that trend but unfortunately for them the Buccaneers mistook the Renegades for actual wizards and tried to clear them off the pitch before they reversed the magic that reanimated them. The Buccaneers won in convincing fashion and we are predicting big things for them.
|09.09.21||The Asgard Marauders 1 vs Snot Club Lotz 1|
The returning Asguard Marauders took the pitch against a team nobody has ever seen before – Snotlings! It is safe to say the the 1-1 scoreline does not accurately represent the pure chaos seen in this match. The Marauders fought hard and well but the Snotlings could not be contained (in fact we hear they are still being pulled out of the nooks and crannies of the stadium now. What a spectacle!
After the first week of games, the standings are as follows:
|Tortuga Bay Buccaneers||1||1||0||0||2||0||2||5||1||4||3|
|Cromarc Wyldyr Waywatchers||1||1||0||0||1||0||1||1||2||-1||3|
|The Asgard Marauders||1||0||1||0||1||1||0||4||3||1||1|
|Snot Club Lotz||1||0||1||0||1||1||0||3||4||-1||1|
|The Chunder Plunderers||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Da Hog Peak Squigbackz||1||1||0||0||2||0||2||2||0||2||3|
|Black Peak Thunderguts||1||1||0||0||2||1||1||1||1||0||3|
|Green Man Irregulars||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Ragnars Swift Velocity||1||0||0||1||1||2||-1||1||1||0||0|
|The Terra Hawks||1||0||0||1||0||2||-2||0||2||-2||0|
- P : Number of games Played
- TF : Number of Touchdowns scored by the team
- TA : Number of Touchdowns scored against the team
- CF : Number of Casulties caused by the team
- CA : Number of Casulties the team has suffered