Didn't see a thread so here goes. Swingy game in Altdwarf as Heroic Understudies took on the Cult of Tianlong. The cult pushed aggressively for the ball in the first but left a relatively easy 3+ outlet pass to an elf lino to put him way out of range, which succeeded. At that point the Understudies had to decide if they wanted to stall and after much deiberation chose not not too as skinks were swarming and it would have been impossible not to at least allow a 1d on the bc or a -2d with surfing options, the agi 4 skink was close and the Krox had injured himself out of the game so I chose not to go down that route. That turned out to be a mistake though as in the remaining 5 turns the dice really swung and the lizards were removing elves left right and center while the elves could not bring down the blodge ball carrier (agi 4 blodge sh skink, come on!). Lizards scored turn 8. Elves failed 4/5 KO rolls in the first half so it was 9 vs 10 to start the second and that soon turned into 7 vs 10. At that point I had all but given up and I think Filadeus was lured into a false sense of security because he left a few lizards high up the pitch to surround my remaining players. Then Nuffle changed his affections again and we started removing lizards, while a double skull left his killer down and stunned. 4 elves were able to put heavy pressure on the cage. So now Filadeus had a choice to stall or score while leaving the elves a shot at the two turner. He chose to stall which makes sense given that there were 4 KO'd elves who could have come back to give the Understudies a player advantage as they went searching for an equalizer. But he left a 4+ 2d blitz on the ball, which Bucky, my blitzer and all round badass, succeeded in order to take down the skink and retrieve the ball. The lizard's killer got a 2d blitz but could only get pushes and both downs with no rr so the draw was secured. Elves had a shot a the winner, which is why I probably wouldn' have stalled in that position, but failed two of the several 2+ needed and so the game ended in a tie. Finally on the board in Altdwarf, just! Bucky had a great game killing two skinks, making the game saving blitz and generally being awesome, which makes me feel good about the decision to apo him from bh in the first half.