With the arrival of February, came the 2nd round of pre season matches for the 2011 Bloodbowl Challenge cup. Only one game took place after the postponement of the game between the Necromantics and the Norse due to some late team meetings in the crypts of the undead.
Meanwhile the Skaven and Orcs took each other on whilst the head coach of the Norse watched on, taking notes and spouting tactics from the stands.
The Orcs received the opening kick off and after a quick snap managed to batter the front line of the Rats. Being a little too far from the ball the Orcs decided to leave it on the ground and concentrate on the beatings.By turn 2 they had regretted this as the Skaven went 1-0 up.
Despite the Orcs Troll spending most of the game picking his nose the Orcs continued to pile into the Skaven, keeping most of them on their back for the majority of the game.
1-0 soon turned to 2-0 but the Orcs continued to resort to fighting rather than scoring. The Skaven managed a few crazy one dice blocks to knock over the greenskin ball carrier but eventually the Orcs managed to get a score of their own with 2 turns left in the game.
The rats weren't finished and in the final turn of the game they scored their 3rd touchdown, scored by the third different gutter runner that game. It all finished 3-1 in TDs and 3-0 to the Orcs in casualties.
4 skills were granted after the game, 2 gutter runners secured block and an Orc blitzer gained tackle with the troll learning guard.