Game 2 pitted Terry's Fingolfin Thorons Wood Elves against the Orcland Raiders. I borrowed the Orcs from Jon Mark, as my humans were being used by Timmy.
It was a game of speed vs brute force. How would it turn out?
|Gondolin Grove, home of the Fingolfin Thorons|
The coin toss saw the Raiders getting the ball first. Both sides set up in the 'wedge' formation and prepared for what lay ahead.
|...right into a mess!|
|Yeah, there's no catching that guy!|
|'ere we go!|
End of the first half: Thorons 1, Raiders 0.
The second half saw the Thorons get the ball deep in their back field. Their player calmly waited for his receiver to get open, but this proved more difficult than expected. The Raiders were blasting Thorons left and right, keeping the Elves from executing their play.
|Bringin' the pain!|
|Aerial view, courtesy of DGC (Dwarf Gyrocopter Camera)|
|Thrower pushed out of bounds...|
He scooped up the ball and in an uncommon bout of wisdom and physical aptitude, threw the ball at a wide open player down field! Even more shocking, the receiving Raider caught it and galumphed in for a touchdown! In the waning seconds of the second half, the score was tied!
|End of period. Overtime!|
Great game and one that really taught me about the strengths and weaknesses of both teams.