Gaming

Winning a game often comes down to one player achieving a favourable table state over a sequence of plays. During the game each player will try to form favourable table state through what I call patterns of play.

A pattern of play is a table state that is visually recognisable which has implications on the outcome of the game. Patterns of play involve models from both sides and are therefore the result of actions both players have taken.

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Ok, So the Welsh Masters 2016 is going to be 3 list, and we know SR2015 is being kept till Lock and Load, which means we know scenerios being played, we know ADR lists. So I can start planning lists now.

ADR for Cygnar

We got an increible strong ADR in Season 3 of Haley 1, Caine 2, Stryker 2 and Nemo 3. 3 out of 4 of these casters are on the high end of our caster options Haley 1 with either Caine 2 or Stryker 2 would be great in 2 list format, and either in 3 list it be strong but I feel 3 lists makes it less useful. So I decided against it, I sure others will go with it and do well with it.

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Nick Pound (pVayl) vs James Sykes (Goreshade 3)

The game was played at Travelling Man on 22/10/2015. Below, you’ll find the video of the game and a turn by turn breakdown of each player’s thoughts on the game. Enjoy!

Pre-game Thoughts

Nick: So I know James has been a little back and forth on Shade3 a lot recently and I’ve had little experience with him other than looking at Blackbanes>feat>Spell Assassination lists a little, which it turns out is not the only way to play him. I was speaking to james about the Billy Cruikshanks patented “McThrall Cannon” and while I don’t remember the exact distances needed I do remember the maths of it killing an Angelius once Stationary, and Typhons stats are too similar for me to risk that. Its also a new Vayl list I’m trying, never played it before but was hopeful for its damage output and infantry shredding potential.

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One of the strengths of the game is the ability to field two (or even three)
lists in order to avoid lop sided games. This leads to pairings where the goal
is to create a sea of 50-60%, given even player skill, favourable matchups.
Here are ten questions other lists will ask of your pairing which you can use to
think through the costs and benefits of different caster or unit combinations.

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Hi all – as I had a fairly successful ETC (apart from the first game), I thought I’d do a quick write-up of my games and thoughts. A little bit of preamble first.

So, as most of you probably know, I started playing Cryx earlier this year, getting up to 50 points at the start of March. Prior to the Friday of the ETC, I’d played 27 games with Cryx at the 50 point bracket and felt okay about my play. I’d only played Lich 2 a handful of times, though, so was pretty nervous about dropping him.

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Vanyr, Bulwark of the Dawn

Once better known as Arsyr Vanyr Nyarr. Former Master-at-Arms of Aeryth Dawnguard and a veteran commander of the War of the Houses, culminating in the apparent demise of Narcissar Ghyrrshyld. Vanyr has entered battle many times, his soldiers emboldened by his mere presence and driven to feats of heroism under his direction. A master combatant having never been felled in single combat, he became a venerated Fane Knight in his advancing years, now he marches to war once again, in defence of his homeland, alongside the Retribution.

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Ok so for the LWM custom caster league, i bounced around a few ideas, and ended up on going with Baldur1, for a number of reasons, he’s a good mid line defense caster (14/16) nothing to sniff at, and while he’s only 6 focus in cygnar I got access to both the Squire or Sylys depending what spells I ended up. So while working out my 42 pts list I decided to take some classic Cygnar stuff, which could do a good mix of melee and shoot so depending what Spells I got I could make good use of them. So the list was

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Ok, So we did the first 3 drafts last night, we got some interesting combinations and some dam right nasty ones. So to start with the breakdown on casters chassis used had a few surprises. The breakdown look like Breakdown

Vayl1 was the most popular with 3 out of 14 players taking her, then Kaelyssa, Doomshaper and Butcher all getting 2 each, with the rest getting 1. We see who had the right idea.

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First of thanks to Nova Nomads for coming up with this idea.

So what does this mean, well first off I going to run a League rather than tournament, mainly because the local guys struggle to all make one day, due to work commitments. But other than that we going to run it pretty much as Nova Nomads did but over the course of time period (depending number of players just how long)

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