Osterwald Ravens

This Team was part of the league under a previous ruleset.

Team History

Formed in 2489 in Osterwald, Ostermark, by Count Stefan Von Starkgelt, the team were formed after the collapse of the NAF. Count Stefan served in the Death Hand regiment in the Ostermark army and by pure chance he came into the ownership of the team by a game of cards one night in a tavern beating his commanding officer, who really did think Stefan would not win. The team remained stagnate until Stefan retired from service and decided to spend his time fixing the mess which he inherited. He began planning in the winter.

In the late summer of 2490 the plans had taken time and an awful lot of money thus far, it was slow going and it wasn’t until that year when NBC and the ABC along with other famous sporting brands started sponsoring and pumping money into the sport that Blood Bowl started to once again become a profitable. With that trials began to form the new team, coaching and staff positions were open and the reconstruction of the Brunwasser Stadion (which was also part of the card winning deal) also began. Once again the process took time, but in early 2491 the team were ready to compete. The stadium was not quite completed yet so the team planned to go on a tour around the Empire League and see what was about, and what competitions they could win. Needless to say the tour was an eye opener for the team, they finished dead last in nearly all competitions.

After several more years in the Leagues the long overdue statium was finally completed in the winter of 2493. Finally the team had a home in which they could host their own matches and even league games. This proved to be the turning point of the Ravens, the money started to flow through the gate recipets and new and talented players wanted to play for the team. In 2516 the team took part in the newly founded Bugmans XXXXXX League Cup. Finishing 14th out of 98th the team really showed some class and decided that now was the time to push onwards and upwards. The HDWSBBL appealed to Stefan the most, so he decided that this was the year to enter.

The Ravens Crest and Motto

The Ravens named was coined in 2491 when Stefan decided to use his family crest of the Raven “Starkgelt”, a legendary bird of old myth and tale. The motto wasn’t used until 2516 while during a press conference with Sly Sports before the Bugmans XXXXXX Stefan was quoted saying:

They can play us if they can but survive only if we let them!

A phrase which was similar to RSV’s but claimed by the Ravens. Since then the fans use it in their chants during the matches, several fans and players have even had the words tattooed onto themselves.

Recent History

Notable Achievements (Which are not listed in Awards)

Career Statistics for Osterwald Ravens

Team P W L D TF TA CF CA COMP INT %
League Record 18 12 5 1 37 21 38 25 33 1 67

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
  • %: Teams win percentage (including Draws)

Performance by Season

Season P W L D TF TA CF CA COMP INT %
2517/18 Season7511115141213071
2516/17 Season117402616241320164

Performance by Championship Cup

Championship Cup P W L D TF TA CF CA COMP INT %
New World Conference Cup84402015141217150
Old World Conference Cup650111412912083
The HDWSBBL Championship Cup10100123100
The HDWSBBL League Cup33006110130100

Performance by Competition

Competition P W L D TF TA CF CA COMP INT %
World Championship Super Bowl XII 1 0 1 0 0 1 2 3 1 0 0
Old World Conference League 2517/18 6 5 0 1 11 4 12 9 12 0 83
HDWSBBL League Knockout Cup II 3 3 0 0 6 1 10 1 3 0 100
New World Conference League 2516/17 8 4 4 0 20 15 14 12 17 1 50

Players

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Recent Matches

Date Opponent TF TA CF CA Fans TV Result
01.02.18 The Mousillion Patriots 0 1 2 3 34,000 1,750,000 L
A bitter pill to swallow. We didn\'t play well at all and nothing seemed to go right for us today. Our luck may of just run out right at the critical moment but that\'s just Blood Bowl. We had a good season, and the players can now relax and enjoy their Championship a lot better now that the pressure is off. Thanks for the fans support this season, it has been a season to remember!
30.11.17 Grudge Corsairs 3 0 4 1 20,000 1,670,000 W
We did it! We kept our cool and finished the match in style. After a very average season last year we have overcome all expectations and have taken the Conference Championship. Huge credit goes to the players for never giving up and solid displays in every match. Regardless of how the play offs go we can certainly hold our heads up high. No celebrations will take place until after the play offs in which we will still be focusing and training hard.
16.11.17 Atrocity Exhibition 1 0 1 3 19,000 1,580,000 W
What a match! We played a tactical game and came up with some new plays and it indeed payed off, we could of even made it made it two. The next match with be the toughest of the season and we will need to ensure we do not get complacent about it. Huge away following which always boosts the players in every match.
12.10.17 Chaos All-Stars 2 1 1 3 20,000 1,570,000 W
A well fought match in which we came through in the end despite the loss of Kristof tonight. The All Starz had us on the ropes for a long period of the match but we held our ground, dug deep and smashed our way through to win. The fans were incredible tonight! A packed out stadium from the sounds of it, thanks to them for their support as always. Tough match coming next against leaders Atrocity, we may need some extra training for this one!
05.10.17 Pastafarians 1 0 1 2 16,000 1,660,000 W
A tough game with no doubt, but we pulled through even without Shijo\'s help. We were very unlucky to make it two with Kurz slipping over near the endzone and almost letting them back in! But we read the game perfectly and held them off. Another tough match coming up in which we shall prepare for once more. Great away following to this match, thanks to the fans for that!
21.09.17 Bogenhafen Rams 2 1 2 0 11,000 1,450,000 W
A fine match to make up for the disspointement last week. We had a game plan and stuck to it, with the team exicuting it perfectly. Another tough match to come but I\'m sure the team will do well if we play just like we did tonight.
07.09.17 The Deadly Spawn 2 2 3 0 12,000 1,690,000 D
A bittersweet match for us. We are of course delighted with the performance of the team, but to lose it right at the death is disappointing. Not to take it away from the Spawn, but we were the better team tonight and we couldn\'t do much about the late equalizer. We will push on again next match.
16.02.17 Saphery White Towers 3 0 3 0 40,000 1,500,000 W
A splendid and tidy victory to lift our first Championship and we wont have an easier game to win it! We have worked very hard on our defense after the loss to the Natterjacks and it\'s paid off with us only conceding 2 in the last four and really dominating the matches. The lads deserve this massively and we will certainly be preparing for the next seasons campaign. Fans were amazing! And I hoped they enjoyed the evening!
02.02.17 Cirque du Gobbo 1 0 4 1 34,000 1,580,000 W
A well worked win to make it into the final. The little guys put up a fight but what do you expect using illegal weapons! Thankfully their plan didn\'t work and we grinded them down in both halves. Shame we are missing a few key players but we will certainly give the Towers a heck of a match!
19.01.17 Pastafarians 2 1 3 0 11,000 1,450,000 W
A superb win over the old enemy, and a place in the semi-final of the Cup! This form must continue if we want to reach the final. Our next opponants will be very tricky indeed!
05.01.17 Blackwell Tunnel Rats 3 1 2 4 6,000 1,490,000 W
A great win by the lads! We really bounced back after two very dissapointing games and I also belive we are in the League Cup which is excellent. More work to be done on the defending side of things as we were very lucky with a failed pass by them and the INT caught by us.
01.12.16 Nahuontl Natterjacks 2 3 2 0 8,000 1,440,000 L
Well that\'s broken our on and off form. Another close game but we really need to start defending better. We can really take the game to our opponants but we must stop them scoring. Next match we must win!
24.11.16 White Lighting 2 4 2 1 12,000 1,380,000 L
Well I thought we played with some great determination but we just couldn\'t stop the Elves speed, even kicking the boot in didn\'t work. But if we play as well as we did we should do well in our next match. Sad news to loose Stehmahr, he was a real gentlemen of the sport and always performed well, he will be missed.
27.10.16 The Fury Little Animals 4 1 2 0 10,000 1,280,000 W
A pretty comprehensive win for us and back to winning ways. We have to keep this up in our next match, no more slacking as we are loosing ground on the top spot. A great performance by the team and some very nice plays which caught the Animals off guard several times.
13.10.16 The Deadly Spawn 1 3 0 4 10,000 1,170,000 L
Well that was a shambles no doubt about it! We were out smashed, out played and totally humiliated! And the worst part of it all, we wont hear the bloody end of it. We seriously need to start getting some consistancy in this league, otherwise we will run into some serious problems.
29.09.16 Ragnar’s Raiders 3 0 2 1 11,000 1,070,000 W
A good solid win and performance! I knew the team needed Von Lutof back to sort them out and it looks to of paid off. We need to carry on with this performance into our next game to carry on our push to the top. A solid following by our away fans too!
15.09.16 Kardashian Korsairs 0 2 2 1 11,000 960,000 L
What the smeg happened there!!! We were not focused at all on the match, Leopold miss so many passes, and the linemen kept on leaving us short at the back. It really is a good job Von Lutolf is back next week to whip the boys back into shape on the pitch! We have to do better next time or at least compete with the other team!
01.09.16 Reptile Dysfunction 5 1 2 1 7,000 970,000 W
A cracking match which has really placed us on the map now, a good or bad thing will only show in the coming weeks. This form will need to continue into our next match where we face some tricky Dark Elves who could cause us some issues.

Awards list in full

Championships

Title Competition
Winner HDWSBBL League Knockout Cup II
Winner Old World Conference League 2517/18

Awards from Compeitions

Award Competition Value
Most CAS HDWSBBL League Knockout Cup II 10
Most COMP Old World Conference League 2517/18 12