Swashmebuckle the reliable thrower who only got to throw... quite a little?
With his block
skills, Swashmebuckle became difficult to knock down much to the dismay of our opposition. With the Accurate
skill, he improved the throwing game a little. We could have made a better use of his final skill Guard
. However, after the experiences with the Orc team, the question to be asked is does the Orc team need a thrower to begin with? There's little passing game to talk about, as there are no good receivers unless one counts the blitzers.
Swashmebuckle was awarded the Most Valuable Player three times during this season. He also played in all of our matches. During the course of the season, Swashmebuckle passed the ball two times, but skill scored 12 touchdowns, roughly 33 % of the total amount of touchdowns. His favorite tactic thus far was to pick up the ball with the aid of Sure Hands, and get in the middle of the cage, to be escorted by the more buff Black Orcs to the end line, and then take a short spurt to the actual touchdown.
He made a total of 28 blocks during the season, of which 7 got to injury rolls, and caused a single injury. He managed to crowdsurf two players, and passed the ball a grand total of 12 yards.
In return, Swashmebuckle was blocked 30 times, of which 8 got to injury roll stage. However, Swashmebuckle was never actually injured, only knocked out once, the rest of the times stunned.
Given his Armor Value 8, the probability of breaking it is 10/36, leading to 8 expected injury rolls. The statistics match this. Once his armor is broken, the probability of rolling an actual injury is 25 %. So it can be said that Swashmebuckle was lucky, flunking out twice of an injury roll. The combined probability that he receives no injury of those 8 rolls is a mere 10 %, so it's quite likely that the following couple of blocks would have injured him, leading to a visit in Apothecary.
Given his tendency of staying behind the wall of muscle and the actual dodge
skill, Swashmebuckle's life expectancy in the Blood Bowl pitch could have been long, but then again, lucky blitzes are known to happen. Additionally, his lucky streak of getting no casualities in the injury rolls might have ended shortly.