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Engineers Civil War continues: Ballista gains the upper hand, Pin Vice tempts Harry, and Engineers find an unlikely ally in the race for ‘The Hat’ (4 games)

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 Here are my match reports from the recent Potter’s Guild event on 29/10/17. Sorry for lack of photos, camera is broken.

 

 

Game 1 – Engineers vs Engineers 

Lineups: Me (Ballista, Mother, Locus, Colossus, Velocity, Compound)

Greg Day: (Pin Vice, Mother, Locus, Compound, Hoist, Ratchet)

 

The bad blood between Ballista and Pin Vice was evident right from the kick off, Ballista straight away firing upon his rival, his deadbolt hitting its mark. Yet this only seemed to anger Pin Vice who, after seeming the Locus score, set about on dismantling the Lord Artificer – eventually taking him out.

 

Even with Ballista sidelined, his team remained focused. Velocity scoring twice in quick succession before Locus ran in to score the winning goal.

 

A 12-6 victory for the Lord Artificer, both on the pitch and in the race for which Engineer’s Guild Captain would bring ‘The Hat’ to their guild.

 

 

Game 2 – Engineers vs Union 

Lineups: Me (Pin Vice, Moth, Locus, Colossus, Velocity, Ratchet)

Mike Smith (Blackheart, Strongbox, Mist, Decimate, Minx, Gutter)

 

Mist kicked off allowing for Mother to retrieve the ball and pass it to Ratchet. Seeing an opportunity for glory, Mist sprinted forward, tackled the ball from the Maverick but was unable to release the ball in time before Pin Vice swiftly leveled him. With Mist down and out, the cogs within Velocity whirred rapidly; with the ball glued to her feet she ran the length of the pitch, dodging the outstretched blades of Decimate, before slotting home and readying herself for the rest of the game. Pin Vice’s plan was going like clockwork.

 

No sooner had the ball re-entered play had Colossus snapped it to him, passed it to Velocity who bagged her second.

 

With defeat looming Blackheart turned his attention to the Artificer Queen, before Decimate sent her to the sidelines and rattled the goal with a stunning shot. Yet the late resurgence was not to be as Mother collected the ball before running it home.

 

The 12-6 victory may just see ‘The Hat’, who was watching from the sidelines, join the cog’s ranks.

 

Game 3 – Engineers vs Engineers 

Lineups: Me (Ballista, Mother, Locus, Colossus, Velocity, Ratchet)

Jon Latham (Pin Vice, Mother, Velocity, Locus, Colossus, Hoist)

 

Once more the war for control between Ballista and Pin Vice took centre stage, both determined to recruit ‘The Hat’ to their side of the power struggle.

 

Following a pass from Pin Vice, Velocity was able to make it passed the defences of Ballista’s team and score an early lead, however, this would not last long as a combination of Ratchet’s bombs and Ballista put Mother out of action before the Lord Artificer breached his way to a goal.

 

With the game so close, Pin Vice managed to scramble the ball back to Velocity who, despite Colossus’ best attempts, was able to score once again.

 

The ball then came to Ratchet who swiftly offloaded to Mother. After waiting for Ballista to take out the opposing Locus and Mother once again – Mother was then able to run home for the winning goal to further strengthen Ballista’s claim to the right to recruit ‘The Hat’. 12-8.

 

 

Game 4 – Engineers vs Morticians 

Lineups: Me (Ballista, Mother, Locus, Colossus, Velocity, Ratchet)

David Cameron (Oblulus, Dirge, Casket, Ghast, Mist, Graves)

 

Before the game, words were exchanged between Ballista and Obulus; though quite what was said by the Ferryman remains unknown.

 

Following Obulus’ kick off, Mother recovered before Ratchet returned the ball to Oblulus in a bizarre turn of events. The Ferryman wasted little time in providing Mist with a chance to score, which he did with relative ease. Mother responded with a goal of her own, whilst Ballista, along with Ratchet and Colossus, brought the hulking Ghast to his knees.

 

Yet the game was not done. Barely able to stand upright, Ratchet was at the mercy of the putrid smelling figure who bundled him into a snug-fitting place for him to spend the remainder of the game.

 

Obulus then found himself with the ball at his feet and, following a nod from the Lord Artificer, sidestepped his way around the Engineers lines before slotting home the winner.

 

A 12-6 victory for the Morticians, yet it was the after game scenes that were most telling. The sight of the Lord Artificer and the Ferryman, hands clasped together, surely signaled the approval of the Morticians Guild in the Engineer’s continued bid for the acquisition of ‘The Hat’

 

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