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  1. Tudor sells figures that are prepainted in close to NFL teams's uniforms. That may help get you started with a team you're interested in, and you'd only need to add some details to make them more authentic. Solitaire can be fun. When I played that way, I always tried my hardest for the offensive play to be successful for both teams to keep the game even/fair. I had a few basic defensive sets I used depending on down and distance (1st & 10, balanced; 3rd & short more of a run stop, 3rd & long, a dime package, etc.). Certainly look over people's rule sets and pick & choose what makes sense to you. I'd suggest getting a good number of bases, a mix of TTC and rookie, and try to outfit two teams where all 11 players on both perform as you want. It will take a lot of testing to find good bases, so if you stick to iron-man teams (same 11 players play both offense and defense), it will make it simpler for you. You'll find that you'll need to test a handful of bases before you find a good one out of the box. You can practice tweaking skills on the bases that don't work well, then apply those skills and techniques to the better bases to improve those even further. I'm sure you'll want to play a game right away, but if you put the time in to selecting good bases for the players, the games will be much better.
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  2. Because i have all the hogleg teams in dark and white...typically i just go by the last time i used a team or my favorite uniform ....i noticed the cardinals have played 3 games in white and even though it is my favorite ill go ahead and use the dark vs the 49ers next game.....i was going to play the w patriots and d raiders tonight...but i have bought a few bigmen teams lately and i just got the big raiders today im going to go ahead and play big raiders and big patriots....the old AFL teams only came in dark jerseys except for jets.....another old tudor mystery is tudor didnt put the stripe on the raiders helmet for some reason...but i collect them the way they made them.
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  3. I'm curious, how do you determine who is the home team and who is the road team for each game of the tournament?
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  4. Sorry the video doesn't show it too well. But the TTQB barely kicks out its leg even after following the instructions and pushed the leg back beyond the tee so it locks in. But hardly any power when he does kick Not sure what's wrong Thanks Mike
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  5. That bump in the board seems to be a common issue. I have seen several with this. I think it is something happening in assembly. Try mashing it down or tapping out with a hammer. The slides are just tight. Another common issue. Won't damage the board. I know these things are annoying but really doesn't effect game play that much.
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  6. Game 23 Raiders 14 patriots 10 The patriots started the game with a long 11 play drive that ended in a jim nance td....hewert dixon answered for the raiders 3 plays later....the patriots led 10 to 7 at the half. Dixon added another td in the middle of the 3rd qt to put the raiders back out in front. The patriots put together another nice drive but eventually turned the ball over on downs. Then the raiders did what they do best when leading in the 4th qt....give the ball to marv hubbard and move the sticks....the raiders are the first team to punch the super bowl ticket and will now wait to see if they will meet the 49ers or cardinals in the big game....i will say the patriots had a good run and won several more games than they typically do in these tournaments. ....outstanding raiders include : 00 Jim otto...35 hewart dixon...44 marv hubbard...12 kenny stabler....21 cliff branch...55 dan conners...78 art shell....and 83 ben davidson.....the patriots included : 35 Jim nance...30 carl garrett....72 larry eisenhower...16 jim plunkett...18 randy vataha...73 john hannah....and 20 geno capaletti.
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  7. Wildcard weekend is in the books. Two close games! NFC Wildcard Game Minnesota Vikings (1-2) at Oakland Raiders (2-1) The Vikings make only their second appearence in a playoff game in their history. Their first playoff game was 3 seasons ago ironically against the Raiders in Oakland. The Vikings get the ball to start the game. Their first drive is a three and out as RB Chuck Foreman is stuffed for a 5 yard loss, QB Fran Tarkenton is sacked for a 15 yard loss and then scrambles for 7 yards on third down. After a decent punt return, the Raiders begin there first drive of the game. Mark Van Eaghan last year's MVP rushes for 4 yards on first down, then takes the next carry 53 yards to the 14 yard line of the Vikings. Then the Viking defense gets stout and stuffs the Raider rushing game 3 straight times. K Errol Mann opens the scoring with a 27 yard chip shot field goal. The Vikings next drive starts with another Raider sack of Tarkenton, and ends with a Tarkenton scramble short of getting a first down. Van Eghan returns the punt 38 yards. The Raiders are able to get one first down but the drive stalls. With time running out Mann comes out to attempt a 40 yard field goal. The kick is no good, off to the right and the first half ends. Raiders 3 Vikings 0. Van Eaghan is stuffed for a three yard loss to open the inaugural drive of the second half. Weese scrambles for 11 yards setting up what should be an easy third down conversion, but RB Arthur Wittington is stuffed for a 2 yard loss forcing a Raider punt. WR Sammy White returns the punt 50 yards to the Raider 45 yard line. The Raider defense shuts down the Viking offense yet again as RB Bob Miller is dumped for a 5 yard loss, Tarkenton is sacked for 14 yard loss and then Tarkenton throws an incomplete pass to bring up 4th down. WR Cliff Branch muffs the punt but is able to recover the ball. The Raiders mount an 8 play drive that ultimately ends with two straight incomplete passes by Weese. With the Raiders nursing a 3-0 lead, they decide to punt. The ensuing punt backs up the Vikings deep in their own territory. The Viking offense gets the big play they need as Tarkenton completes to Miller for a gain of 45 yards to the Raider 36 yard line. After two incomplete passes and with time running out, the Vikings bring out K Jan Stenarud to attempt a game tying 51 yard field goal that would send the game into overtime. The kick sails far right and the Raiders sneak away with a win. The Raiders go to New Orleans next week in the divisional round of the playoffs. Raiders 3 Vikings 0 AFC Wildcard Game Cincinatti Bengals (1-2) at Philadelphia Eagles (2-1) Bengals RB Charles Lee (Boobie) Clark fumbles the kickoff but is able to recover it. He then proceeds to take the opening kickoff 98 yards for a touchdown. The Veterans Stadium crowd falls silent. After a modest kickoff return, the Eagles go on an epic 13 play drive featuring runs by RB Louie Giamona (6 carries 21 yards) RB Wilbert Montgomery (6 carries 35 yards) and a QB Ron Jaworski completion to WR Wally Henry for 31 yards. Giamona plunched in for the 1 yard TD, and followed it up with a run for the 2 point conversion giving the Eagles an 8-7 lead. Clark takes the ensuing kickoff this time 95 yards to the Eagle 13 yard line. In a stunning turn of fortune, RB Archie Griffin fumbles the ball on the Bengals first play from scrimmage, and it is recovered by Eagles NT Ken Clarke. The big man rumbles 25 yards to the 49 yard line just inside Bengal territory. The Eagles go on another epic drive, this one 7 plays long featuring 6 run plays and a Jaworski to Giamona completion of 28 yards setting up Giamona's second run for a TD. Montgomery muscles into the endzone for the Eagles second 2 point conversion giving the Eagles a 16-7 lead. Clark fumbles the K.O. return but it goes out of bounds. The Bengals take a knee and the first half comes to a close. The Eagles begin their first drive of the second half with three straight runs bringing up a 4th and 3. Coach Vermeil decides to go for it. Jaworski's pass is intercepted by CB Louis Breeden who returns it 17 yards to the Eagle 23 yard line. After a nine yard run by Clark, QB Art Schlichter completes a pass of 14 yards to TE Don Bass for a TD. K Chris Bahr hooks the extra point wide right and the Bengals remain down by 3 at 16-13. The Eagles next drive is yet another epic one, spanning 10 plays, (9 of which were rushing plays) and 3 third down conversions. The key play was a third down Jaworski to Montgomery completion of 28 yards. From there it was a matter of a couple kneel downs and the game was over. The Bengals simply couldn't stop the Eagles running game. The Eagles assend to the divisional round in Baltimore next week seeking to avenge a first week loss to their division rivals. Eagles 16 Bengals 13
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  8. Hi Rick Yeah I am sure I will need to tweak some parts as I go along to get better performance. From what I can see on some videos of games right out of the box is the players seem to jump around and fall down a lot, so yes I think some tweaking on the bases will be in order. I will definitely be playing on my own, there probably isn't many owners of the EF game in the UK. My girlfriend and my friends wouldn't be interested in playing so I will playing solo. Not sure what rules set I will play myself I have seen some videos and I may "cherry pick" rules I want in my game as there are some I like and don't like. I am also no expert on American football so will hopefully help me understand plays more I am more of a casual fan. American football here does not get a great deal of coverage in the UK (although it is slowly growing in popularity) I think a game or two is shown weekly on SKY SPORTS but usually these are on quite late because of the time difference I guess there probably is some kind of subscription service to watch games but I am not prepared to pay the high price! Aiming to catch a game eventually when the NFL comes back to London one day. Fingers crossed the Packers will come to town but I'm not holding my breath 😅 I am too thinking about painting some figures myself been given some tips on another post I made on the forum. I am considering eventually painting the red/white starter teams that come with a set. Model painting is not something I have actually really done in my life or have been interested in, but from seeing videos and other peoples creations on the forum, for the first time painting figures has definitely caught my interest. Possibly because it is to do with sports that the painting has sparked an interest and not fantasy for example Warhammer - No disrespect to fans of Warhammer the figures look great but fantasy games are not my thing 😁 I seriously admire the community and the amount of people playing EF to this day after so many decades of fun and hard work on the figures, boards and gameplay. So far I have found the community and the Tudor team very helpful in providing information, even if it might come across as a silly question but it seems people are always willing to help other people out - which is very nice to see. The only thing we have close to EF here is Subbuteo table soccer which is still very fun to play and does have quite a large following and fan base. I myself have a set from the late 70's-80's I believe, which still stands the test of time. But the EF community blows this out of the water when it comes to useful resources and information for its players Only downside being based in the UK is Tudor not being able to send NFL licensed goods outside of the US (Hopefully this can happen one day) and to get plain figures or figures from eBay can get a little expensive due to shipping charges and import fees. In a way is a good thing for me, might be a deterrent to spend a ton of money on figures and accessories, so I can possibly pick up a new team or something once a month or once every couple of months to build up my collection slowly. I do have a couple of pre-painted teams on the way from Tudor and a New York Jets team which is coming with the EF board I recently purchased. This should be here in a couple of weeks, I will post my set-up on the forum when everything finally arrives. Fingers crossed my board isn't damaged. I'm expecting the worst but hoping for the best 😆 I have checked out nefgm.org it seems like a very valuable resource to EF players and I have so far enjoyed looking through their galleries a lot of what I've seen on there is remarkable! Will be following the site to see what is new in their collection 🙂 Again many thanks for the warm welcome, I do appreciate it. Long live EF! Mike K
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  9. Thanks for sharing your rules. Gives me some things to think about.
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