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  1. arabicjesus

    Gutter help

    Do you think Brisket would have served you better in place of Gutter? She kills the ball better and has a momentous 2 damage on 2 (instead of 3) with the same TAC (but no anatomical). Plus, she has a ranged character play that: does damage, applies a condition, and lowers defense. And finally, she's better at scoring than Gutter. I don't think Gutter is bad, just that there are better options than her available.
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    Winning Ways for your Guild Ball Plays (BLOG)

    Veteran Ox: http://mountaineersguild.com/wp/?p=578
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    Winning Ways for your Guild Ball Plays (BLOG)

    Shank: http://mountaineersguild.com/wp/?p=572 Tenderiser: http://mountaineersguild.com/wp/?p=576
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    Winning Ways for your Guild Ball Plays (BLOG)

    My article about gutter: http://mountaineersguild.com/wp/?p=567
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    Winning Ways for your Guild Ball Plays (BLOG)

    Two more articles for you to digest: Meathook: http://mountaineersguild.com/wp/?p=565 Vet Brisket: http://mountaineersguild.com/wp/?p=561
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    Winning Ways for your Guild Ball Plays (BLOG)

    I've had a busy weekend at SCUS and didn't get a chance to cross-post the articles here yet, but 4 articles have gone up since my Fillet article. Catch up here: Princess: http://mountaineersguild.com/wp/?p=540 Truffles: http://mountaineersguild.com/wp/?p=543 Boar: http://mountaineersguild.com/wp/?p=548 oBrisket: http://mountaineersguild.com/wp/?p=556 And new link for Fillet since I can't seem to fix the one above: http://mountaineersguild.com/wp/?p=529
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    Winning Ways for your Guild Ball Plays (BLOG)

    Fillet going up much later than I intended, but here it is:link. If you want to see the articles as soon as they go up, follow @mountaineersgwv on twitter (the twitter for the website).
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    Traveling with Terrain?

    I have started painting some 3D terrain and I got a comic box and miniatures foam to put the models in. The standard (not battlefoam) sized foam fits down perfectly into a comic short box. If you want a bit more room on the sides of the box you can get a magazine sized short box for the foam.
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    Winning Ways for your Guild Ball Plays (BLOG)

    I'm going to get an article on Fillet done shortly after the Butchers cards are revealed, and put up another article each day at noon EST until I've covered every model in the guild. I'll go over changes and do expected relevant results (similar to my recent Ox and Boiler articles). You'll be able to find them at mountaineersguild.com (and I'll post links here).
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    Winning Ways for your Guild Ball Plays (BLOG)

    Hey guys, I'm resurrecting this thread because I've resurrected my article series. It's been a little while, and even longer for Butchers, but with season 4 reveals coming out I've started writing and doing math again. So far I have Boiler and Ox articles for season 4, and plan to do the rest. Either as they come out, or right after the season 4 drop at Steamcon. Here they are: Ox and Boiler Hey guys, I'm resurrecting this thread because I've resurrected my article series. It's been a little while, and even longer for Butchers, but with season 4 reveals coming out I've started writing and doing math again. So far I have Boiler and Ox articles for season 4, and plan to do the rest. Either as they come out, or right after the season 4 drop at Steamcon. Here they are: Ox and Boiler
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    Bonesaw

    I have won the last 5 games I played Bonesaw, and only 1 out of 3 games I played without him. This includes my games at the Spring Fling. I don't remember the record for games I played before the Spring Fling because I started paying closer attention there (because of people saying that Bonesaw was terrible). In all but one of those game Bonesaw definitely contributed, and won me at least 2 of those games. By won me those games, I mean he did things in those games that no other player could have accomplished in his place that got victory points that allowed me to win. It is very easy to get a first turn goal with Bonesaw, especially receiving. He can sit on a flank and get the ball from Piper and get reveried up as the second to last activation, where the opponent player cannot get to him, and then go up and make a guaranteed* goal by running and meditating from wherever he was. Football Dervish allows him to get goals that no one else can, and ratcatchers have the kick stats to pull that off. Now, having said that, I don't play usually him kicking. Being 4/0 makes him a liability. If you don't receive the ball then I have found that you have plenty of time to get players into positions to score with anyone by the time you get the ball. (That is also true of goals after the first turn in a Bonesaw team, but Bonesaw is the easiest to get a first turn goal with.) I also don't play him into Theron since snipe/pinned can shut down that first turn goal. Could Bonesaw be better? Of course, and I agree that he isn't a superstar most of the time, but I've gotten a lot of use from him recently. And that is mostly due to my willingness to put him on the table and figure out how to use him. My underlining point here is don't let people tell you that you can't use Bonesaw, that you will lose, because I win with him more than I win without him, so he must be making a difference.
  12. Winning Ways for Your Guild Ball Plays is a math-centric blog I write for the West Virginia (USA) guild ball website: Mountaineers Guild. (Which is what we as players call our group.) I have written articles for this blog for quite some time and it's mostly been analyzing players (and I've posted in the relevant guild subforums), but my newest article is about the brand new Game Plans just released. Since this doesn't fall into one particular guild I thought I would post here with a link to the article and invite everyone to no only read it, but my other articles and those of other members of the community hosted on the site. Here is a link to the article about the Game Plans deck.
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    Winning Ways for your Guild Ball Plays (BLOG)

    You are right, I did no math on the defense stance for the high end models. I love suggestions like this. A avenue to improve my articles for the future. I'll be adding that row of 5/1 and 6/0. I have not had the success you have of reaching that result. I have used butchery a lot when Ox has been shut down from counter attacks, but it seems like I never get to the 3 damage butchery on his playbook. And I believe we have discussed elsewhere (Twitter, I believe), that I have had a much different experience into Blacksmiths than you have. My local blacksmith player won't even try to fight the butchers. He takes the fast, goal scoring models and scores 3 goals before I can even start a scrum (1 goal on turn 1, and sometimes 2 on turn 2). He knows how to play against the butchers well, and it's really hard to keep the ball from Iron, Alloy, and Bolt at the same time. I can take out a couple models before he gets his three goals, but it's not enough, and he views me taking a goal as a good way to get the ball back, since he can score much better and faster than I can with the butchers. He's a bit of a savant with them. I beat him consistently with any other guilds we play, but he beats me all the time with blacksmiths, no matter what I try. So my experience against blacksmiths might come down to playing a person that has found the perfect guild for himself and not an indication of the normal Butchers vs. Blacksmiths game.
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    Winning Ways for your Guild Ball Plays (BLOG)

    Finally got around to writing the article about the Ox changes from last summer. I've had plenty of chances to play him since then, so get ready for some cold takes: here. Finally got around to writing the article about the Ox changes from last summer. I've had plenty of chances to play him since then, so get ready for some cold takes: here.
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    VP, MOM, Goal trackers/counters

    I use a custom made dial that keeps track of momentum and score (momentum on the outside dial, score on the inside).
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