Season 15 – Week 1 – And We Are Back!

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.

Date Result
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!

Date Result
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

Date Result
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.

Date Result
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!

Date Result
09.09.21 Kingsport Wizards 0 vs Tortuga Bay Buccaneers 2

Chaos 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.

Date Result
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!

Standings

After the first week of games, the standings are as follows:

North Division

Team Pld W D L TF TA TD CF CA CD PTS
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
Badland Bruiser’s 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 2 1 1 0
Kingsport Wizards 1 0 0 1 0 2 -2 1 5 -4 0

South Division

Team Pld W D L TF TA TD CF CA CD PTS
Da Hog Peak Squigbackz 1 1 0 0 2 0 2 2 0 2 3
Khorney Goats 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 3 1 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
Cambridge Campanologists 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 1 3 -2 0
The Terra Hawks 1 0 0 1 0 2 -2 0 2 -2 0

Key

  • 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

Welcome to the new era!

Welcome one and all to the new era of the HDWSBBL. After 15 years (and 14 Seasons, 1,107 games, 65 Competitions, 128 teams, and 2,456 players) the league is going through a little reboot! 

Not quite the full Marvel Comics style reboot where the players have a different past, but one where we embrace the new Blood Bowl ruleset and focus on the new legends that will be created over the coming years.

The site has received its first proper make over after 13 years which was long overdue. There are still a few kinks to work out, but those will be addressed in due course (not 13 years, I promise!). 

If you wish to go back and see the site as it was, frozen in time at the end of the 14th season, then a permanent archive is available.

For now settle down, and strap yourself in for the 15th Season of the HDWSBBL!

Season 15 Kicks Off – Blood Bowl Sevens!

No we haven’t quite vanished yet folks, we have just been ramping up for our new season but more importantly our newest variant of Blood Bowl to be officially sanctioned by the HDWSBBL, Sevens!

Sadly the Grots said we couldn’t host both on the same website, so we had to compromise and branch off a new sub-domain to host all of the Sevens goodness. You can catch all the action by heading over to;

bb7.hdwsbbl.co.uk

Everything is all ready for the off on Thursday 5th March 2520 included a detailed preview of the competition, an insight to the teams and the full fixtures list to plan your evening around each match and the best part is, it’s all brought to you live by the HDWSBBL.

Do not fret however folks. The team here at the main league have already got some great things lined up for this our 15th year! So keep checking back here or keep up to date with all the action on our BookFace page here.

See you on the Gridiron Sportsfans!

Season 14 – Week 7 – Slowly Shaping Up

Right, second round of the post season then. Get in.


HDWSBBL League Cup V

Themysciran Thunderers 1 (1) – 1 (0) Beards of Zeus

The Beards were in good form but a rare moment of complacency almost scuppered the Beards upcountry grind. Second half saw the Thunderers return the favour to equalise. It’s a rare thing to see a team do a decent Dwarf impression, especially when they’re Armour 7 Amazons, but the Thunderers are a tight little team that can do just that.

Liz ‘n’ Let Die 0 (3) – 3 (3) Gaen Vale Stags

In the closing moments of the first half it was nil all, it looked like Liz N Let Die’s iron defence had finally managed to stop the Stags, and then the Bullshit™ happened. All of the Bullshit™. Credit where it’s due, even 2-0 down the Lizzies never gave up, even when they were 3-0 down they never gave up.

Gave up killing Elves that is.


The Vase Championship II

Norsca Wild Fire 1 (1) – 1 (5) The Bloated Bile Blitzers

The Blitzers seemed to struggle in the first half to even make contact with Norsca, and conceded a TD before half time. But, come the second half they’d managed to equalise and much more importantly put 5 of Norsca’s players into the Dead & Injured box. The rapid depletion of players meant that Norsca couldn’t break the stalemate and the Blitzers score their second draw of the post season.

Well, points are points aren’t they?

Har Ganeth Vipers 3 (1) – 1 (2) DC Marvels

Could the fake elves of DCM fool the real elves of the Har-Ganeth Vipers long enough to pull out a surprise win? Er… no. No they could not. DCM showed good moxie, but the Vipers showed actual skill and ability and it turns out those things are better at winning games of Blood-Bowl.

…there, I don’t think anyone’s going to notice.
Jojo

Quick Summary of Week 7

  • 2 games in the HDWSBBL League Cup V
  • 2 games in The Vase Championship II
  • 11 Touchdowns scored
  • 16 Casualties caused (2 resulted in Death)
  • 10 Completions made
  • 24,000 fans was the highest recorded attendance.

Match Results for Week 7

(numbers in brackets are the casualties caused by each team)

The Vase Championship II

HDWSBBL League Cup V

Obituaries for Week 7

League Standings for the HDWSBBL League Cup V (Week 7)

Team Pld W D L TF TA TD CF CA CD PTS
Beards of Zeus 2 1 1 0 3 2 1 3 1 2 4
Gaen Vale Stags 2 1 0 1 4 2 2 3 6 -3 3
Lokomotiv Lustria BBFC 1 1 0 0 2 1 1 3 4 -1 3
Themysciran Thunderers 2 0 1 1 2 3 -1 5 3 2 1
Liz \’n\’ Let Die 1 0 0 1 0 3 -3 3 3 0 0

Player Statistics for the HDWSBBL League Cup V (Week 7)

Best Players

# Player Position Team Value
1 Leoven Greenarse Catcher Gaen Vale Stags 9
2 Mhaenal Elamice Blitzer Gaen Vale Stags 8
Hippocita Catcher Themysciran Thunderers 8
Durlan Sylbalar II Blitzer Gaen Vale Stags 8
Garth Holliday Runner Beards of Zeus 8
6 Okida Blitzer Themysciran Thunderers 7
Jaws Kroxigor Liz \’n\’ Let Die 7
Frank Vitchard Blocker Beards of Zeus 7
9 Paxrimani Skink Runner Lokomotiv Lustria BBFC 5
Handrell Breengill Linesman Gaen Vale Stags 5

Top Scorers

# Player Position Team Value
1 Leoven Greenarse Catcher Gaen Vale Stags 3
2 Mhaenal Elamice Blitzer Gaen Vale Stags 1
Hippocita Catcher Themysciran Thunderers 1
Krit Saurus Blocker Lokomotiv Lustria BBFC 1
Divintakl Skink Runner Lokomotiv Lustria BBFC 1
Ron Burgundy Runner Beards of Zeus 1
Brick Tamland Blitzer Beards of Zeus 1
Garth Holliday Runner Beards of Zeus 1
Juscyra II Catcher Themysciran Thunderers 1

Most Vicious

# Player Position Team Value
1 Mhaenal Elamice Blitzer Gaen Vale Stags 2
Krux Kroxigor Lokomotiv Lustria BBFC 2
Scaramanga Saurus Blocker Liz \’n\’ Let Die 2
4 Clinara Blitzer Themysciran Thunderers 1
Okida Blitzer Themysciran Thunderers 1
Abroulete Thrower Themysciran Thunderers 1
Jousulyte Lineswoman Themysciran Thunderers 1
Psionia Lineswoman Themysciran Thunderers 1
Durlan Sylbalar II Blitzer Gaen Vale Stags 1
Jaws Kroxigor Liz \’n\’ Let Die 1

Top Passers

# Player Position Team Value
1 Mhaenal Elamice Blitzer Gaen Vale Stags 1
Haldir Qiydark Catcher Gaen Vale Stags 1
Heichi Blitzer Themysciran Thunderers 1
Abroulete Thrower Themysciran Thunderers 1
Neidadora Lineswoman Themysciran Thunderers 1
Durlan Sylbalar II Blitzer Gaen Vale Stags 1
Kylo Razorwyn Catcher Gaen Vale Stags 1

 


League Standings for the HDWSBBL Vase Championship II (Week 7)

Team Pld W D L TF TA TD CF CA CD PTS
Har Ganeth Vipers 2 2 0 0 5 2 3 2 2 0 6
The Bloated Bile Blitzers 2 0 2 0 2 2 0 5 2 3 2
Barack Varr Dreadnauts 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 1
Norsca Wild Fire 2 0 1 1 2 3 -1 1 6 -5 1
DC Marvels 1 0 0 1 1 3 -2 2 1 1 0

Player Statistics for the HDWSBBL Vase Championship II (Week 7)

Best Players

Top Scorers

Most Vicious

Top Passers

Most Valuable Players (MVP)

Season 14 – Week 6 – And Now For Something Completely Different…

Well, here we are for a 5 game post season. I’m sure this will end well. I’m absolutely certain this won’t be the worst idea since the Bodyguard of King Harold said “Look sire! An arrow! Try to catch it between your teeth!”.

Whatever.


HDWSBBL League Cup V

Beards of Zeus 2 (3) – 1 (0) Gaen Vale Stags

The Beards came looking for revenge, and between the resultant violence, they also found the ball. But the real touchdowns were the elf-corpses they made along the way.

The Beards, it seems, are back in town.

Lokomotiv Lustria BBFC 2 (3) – 1 (4) Themysciran Thunderers

“Dont worry!” said the Thunderers, “We’ll stop the..!” And then this scaly juggernaut rolled over them whilst making curious “Choo-Choo” and “Chugga-Chugga” noises. It’s another strong start from Locomotiv, and at this point we have to ask if anything can stop this Lizardman team?

Tune in next round to see if even my tipping them to win can do it.


The Vase Championship II

Har Ganeth Vipers 2 (1) – 1 (0) Norsca Wild Fire

A tight game between the two led to a nailbiting finish which saw the Elves finally find some bullshit left in the tank and pull ahead for a 2-1 result in the last moments.

The Bloated Bile Blitzers 1 (0) – 1 (1) Barack Varr Dreadnauts

Another day, another DN vs Bile Blitzers game. Bit of a snorefest really, so much so that most of the Blitzers were asleep at one point or another for the game. There was another jammy TD in the first half for the Dwarves, which they should really cut down on, they’re practically acting like elves now and it’s not on, but otherwise nothing to write home about.

Jojo

Quick Summary of Week 6

  • 2 games in the HDWSBBL League Cup V
  • 2 games in The Vase Championship II
  • 11 Touchdowns scored
  • 12 Casualties caused (2 resulted in Death)
  • 6 Completions made
  • 28,000 fans was the highest recorded attendance.

Match Results for Week 6

(numbers in brackets are the casualties caused by each team)

The Vase Championship II

HDWSBBL League Cup V

Obituaries for Week 6

League Standings for the HDWSBBL League Cup V (Week 6)

Team Pld W D L TF TA TD CF CA CD PTS
Beards of Zeus 1 1 0 0 2 1 1 3 0 3 3
Lokomotiv Lustria BBFC 1 1 0 0 2 1 1 3 4 -1 3
Liz \’n\’ Let Die 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Themysciran Thunderers 1 0 0 1 1 2 -1 4 3 1 0
Gaen Vale Stags 1 0 0 1 1 2 -1 0 3 -3 0

Player Statistics for the HDWSBBL League Cup V (Week 6)

Best Players

# Player Position Team Value
1 Frank Vitchard Blocker Beards of Zeus 7
2 Durlan Sylbalar II Blitzer Gaen Vale Stags 6
3 Hippocita Catcher Themysciran Thunderers 5
Paxrimani Skink Runner Lokomotiv Lustria BBFC 5
5 Mhaenal Elamice Blitzer Gaen Vale Stags 4
Krux Kroxigor Lokomotiv Lustria BBFC 4
7 Krit Saurus Blocker Lokomotiv Lustria BBFC 3
Divintakl Skink Runner Lokomotiv Lustria BBFC 3
Ron Burgundy Runner Beards of Zeus 3
Garth Holliday Runner Beards of Zeus 3

Top Scorers

# Player Position Team Value
1 Mhaenal Elamice Blitzer Gaen Vale Stags 1
Krit Saurus Blocker Lokomotiv Lustria BBFC 1
Divintakl Skink Runner Lokomotiv Lustria BBFC 1
Ron Burgundy Runner Beards of Zeus 1
Garth Holliday Runner Beards of Zeus 1
Juscyra II Catcher Themysciran Thunderers 1

Most Vicious

# Player Position Team Value
1 Krux Kroxigor Lokomotiv Lustria BBFC 2
2 Clinara Blitzer Themysciran Thunderers 1
Okida Blitzer Themysciran Thunderers 1
Abroulete Thrower Themysciran Thunderers 1
Jousulyte Lineswoman Themysciran Thunderers 1
Bloxa Saurus Blocker Lokomotiv Lustria BBFC 1
Champ Kind Blocker Beards of Zeus 1
Frank Vitchard Blocker Beards of Zeus 1
Baxter Deathroller Beards of Zeus 1

Top Passers

# Player Position Team Value
1 Mhaenal Elamice Blitzer Gaen Vale Stags 1
Heichi Blitzer Themysciran Thunderers 1
Neidadora Lineswoman Themysciran Thunderers 1
Durlan Sylbalar II Blitzer Gaen Vale Stags 1

League Standings for the HDWSBBL Vase Championship II (Week 6)

Team Pld W D L TF TA TD CF CA CD PTS
Har Ganeth Vipers 1 1 0 0 2 1 1 1 0 1 3
Barack Varr Dreadnauts 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 1
The Bloated Bile Blitzers 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 -1 1
DC Marvels 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Norsca Wild Fire 1 0 0 1 1 2 -1 0 1 -1 0

Player Statistics for the HDWSBBL Vase Championship II (Week 6)

Best Players

Top Scorers

Most Vicious

Top Passers

Most Valuable Players (MVP)

 

Season 14 – Week 5 – Final Week! (For the Qualifiers…)

So, it’s the final round. I’d like to say everything is still to play for, but to be honest both divisions worked out who was going to be on top last round. This is just working out who get’s to go to the League Cup and who get’s to fight over some sort of piece of crockery. Vase? What’s that? Next we’ll be playing for a Cuddly Toy of Wilhelm Chaney.

Incidentally and in no way connected, does anyone want to buy several crates of stuffed animals from me? There was a tremendous postal mix-up.


North Division

Norsca Wild Fire 1 (4) – 1 (6) Barack Varr Dreadnauts

Bloodbath! Norsca have been flying high over their win against the Beards last round and had a score to settle with the Dreadnaut’s for the Summer Cup. But the Dreadnauts had grudges of their own and were none too picky about who they filed them upon. The second half saw the Dreadnaught’s equalise with the jammiest of Hail-Maries that I’ve ever seen in my life, all the while both sides piled up the casualties. A deadly and bitter struggle, where the only real winner was Bloodbowl.

The Bloated Bile Blitzers 1 (3) – 3 (1) Gaen Vale Stags

The Stag’s attempted elf bullshit against stalwart interference from the Blitzers. Some of which consisted of the Blitzers giving a robust murdering to them. In a mirror of their last games, the Elves secured their position and then hung back, allowing the slower paced team score a consolatory touchdown. Unlike last game, that was because they were six players down by the end and basically had to.


South Division

Themysciran Thunderers 1 (2) – 1 (2) Liz \’n\’ Let Die

It looks like even a second place finish has proved beyond the Thunderers reach, whilst Liz N Let Die continue to improve and evolve right before our very eyes. Not literally you understand, that generally only happens with Tzeentchi teams. Or sometimes Skaven ones who have been hitting the half-time Warpstone a bit too hard.

DC Marvels 0 (1) – 2 (1) Har Ganeth Vipers

Could the fake elves of DC Marvels fool the real elves of the Har-Ganeth Vipers long enough to pull out a surprise win? Er… no. No they could not. DC Marvels showed good moxie, but the Vipers showed actual skill and ability and it turns out those things are better at winning games of Blood-Bowl.

Jojo

Quick Summary of Week 5

  • 2 games in North Division – Winter Series 2519/20
  • 2 games in South Division – Winter Series 2519/20
  • 10 Touchdowns scored
  • 20 Casualties caused (3 resulted in Death)
  • 12 Completions made
  • 26,000 fans was the highest recorded attendance.

Match Results for Week 5

(numbers in brackets are the casualties caused by each team)

Winter Series 2519/20 – North Division

Winter Series 2519/20 – South Division

Obituaries for Week 5

League Standings for the Winter Series 2519/20 (Week 5)

North Division

Team Pld W D L TF TA TD CF CA CD PTS
Gaen Vale Stags 4 4 0 0 13 4 9 2 8 -6 12
Beards of Zeus 4 2 0 2 4 4 0 12 3 9 6
Norsca Wild Fire 4 1 2 1 4 6 -2 5 12 -7 5
Barack Varr Dreadnauts 4 1 1 2 4 5 -1 8 8 0 4
The Bloated Bile Blitzers 4 0 1 3 2 8 -6 9 5 4 1

South Division

Team Pld W D L TF TA TD CF CA CD PTS
Lokomotiv Lustria BBFC 4 2 2 0 6 2 4 2 1 1 8
Themysciran Thunderers 4 1 2 1 6 5 1 7 3 4 5
Liz \’n\’ Let Die 4 1 2 1 5 5 0 5 6 -1 5
Har Ganeth Vipers 4 1 2 1 6 6 0 2 5 -3 5
DC Marvels 4 0 2 2 2 7 -5 4 5 -1 2

Player Statistics for the Winter Series 2519/20 (Week 5)

Best Players

# Player Position Team Value
1 Haldir Qiydark Catcher Gaen Vale Stags 18
Hippocita Catcher Themysciran Thunderers 18
3 Ed Harken Blocker Beards of Zeus 14
4 Ryo Holazorwyn Catcher Gaen Vale Stags 13
5 Morag Rhunlikhelsson Runner Barack Varr Dreadnauts 12
Zilyana Torjeon Catcher Gaen Vale Stags 12
Jaws Kroxigor Liz \’n\’ Let Die 12
Galacter Linesman DC Marvels 12
9 Paxrimani Skink Runner Lokomotiv Lustria BBFC 11
Finih Fyrestride Linesman Har Ganeth Vipers 11

Top Scorers

# Player Position Team Value
1 Hippocita Catcher Themysciran Thunderers 5
2 Ryo Holazorwyn Catcher Gaen Vale Stags 4
3 Morag Rhunlikhelsson Runner Barack Varr Dreadnauts 3
Haldir Qiydark Catcher Gaen Vale Stags 3
Leoven Greenarse Catcher Gaen Vale Stags 3
6 Pustule Picker Pestigor The Bloated Bile Blitzers 2
Zilyana Torjeon Catcher Gaen Vale Stags 2
Rosa Klebb Skink Runner Liz \’n\’ Let Die 2
Bloxa Saurus Blocker Lokomotiv Lustria BBFC 2
Paxrimani Skink Runner Lokomotiv Lustria BBFC 2

Most Vicious

# Player Position Team Value
1 Billy Bad-Breath Bloater The Bloated Bile Blitzers 3
Snodule Scuzzball Rotspawn The Bloated Bile Blitzers 3
3 \”Biffo\” Troll Slayer Barack Varr Dreadnauts 2
Gorim Garinsson Blocker Barack Varr Dreadnauts 2
Sathya Lineswoman Themysciran Thunderers 2
Kananga Saurus Blocker Liz \’n\’ Let Die 2
Champ Kind Blocker Beards of Zeus 2
Brick Tamland Blitzer Beards of Zeus 2
Ed Harken Blocker Beards of Zeus 2
Baxter Deathroller Beards of Zeus 2

Top Passers

# Player Position Team Value
1 Andrathatm Eilfina Thrower Gaen Vale Stags 5
Alex \”No Mercy\” Thrower DC Marvels 5
3 Zilyana Torjeon Catcher Gaen Vale Stags 4
4 Abroulete Thrower Themysciran Thunderers 3
5 Haldir Qiydark Catcher Gaen Vale Stags 2
Ron Burgundy Runner Beards of Zeus 2
Elvbane Catcher DC Marvels 2
8 Morag Rhunlikhelsson Runner Barack Varr Dreadnauts 1
Pustule Picker Pestigor The Bloated Bile Blitzers 1
Mhaenal Elamice Blitzer Gaen Vale Stags 1

Top Interceptors

# Player Position Team Value
1 Hippocita Catcher Themysciran Thunderers 1