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So decided to play Rats at a tournament, and had fun playing them. Here’s a light breakdown of the games.

 

Brewers round 1 This was a newer player he used the kickoff set, so really hard to judge how this matchup played, I would assume against a seasoned player they’d play Ester’s gun line. I was able to lock down Stave,  performing a grave digger/snack break. Graves is good, but wish he was a TAC 6 still, don’t know why is TAC went down in the veteran version. I created two goal runs with Piper one after receiving with Graves, and one with Pelage. Won the game on top of three. 12-0. (Line up for Brewers, kick off Rats Piper, Squick, VGraves, Miasma, Scourge, and Pelage)

Morticians round 2 Obulus, wasn’t as concerned with this match up, I’ve played quit a bit using Morts, so felt I had advantage. I received and went on the set up a goal run with Pelage, I thought having her into the back line of Morts would be good, she just walked or ran setting up dilemmas most of the game, and with Scourge in their face they didn’t mess with her much. This game was Miasma double rataclysm crazy. Think every turn I did it twice, and felt like an Alchemist player using a big gun followed by VKat, but it was Miasma/Scourge. I got a mascot snack break, two take outs from Miasma/Scourge combo damage, and a second goal by Piper himself. 12-2 (Line for Morts Obulus, Silence, Dirge, Cossit, Ghast, Graves; Rats Piper, Squick, VGraves, Miasma, Scourge, and Pelage)

Hunter round 3 Theron, this is the match up I felt was going to be the hardest. Was playing a good player and Hunters just really mess with my plans. Pin on Scourge is hard to deal with. I did go for a goal turn one with Graves, but Minx, was able to tackle off the ball and dodge away from me. Had to settle to on beating her up some. They forest port and Jaecar midnight offering took out Miasma. I was playing down two points round 1. Though I had Minx between Scourge/Graves. Hunters used Pin on Scourge to keep him from Minx. So I used Graves pushes and Pipers to get her back to Scourge. Scourge even had to pass to get there. Took her out, got the ball and Scored with Piper. They returned goal with Hern, 6/6 at the point.I had the momentum and then between Scourge and Graves I took out Theron, and the mascot. Then I was a dumb dumb. Graves was bleeding with three health, he had 4 momentum, and was engaging Squick with the ball. I should have used Piper’s heroic to push Hern out, and then sprinted Squick using reverie, the used my momentum to heal Graves. But forgot the bleed, so on the maintenance phase loss Graves score was the went 9-8, then he won initiative, got the ball from Squick in cover, and got the double dodge to goal range, shot and made it. Think I could have won, but good play by my opponent and bad inexperienced play by me cost me the game. 9-12, (Hunter line up, Theron, fahad, Hearn, jaecar, minx, zarola; me the same). In the future think I grab the ball at kick off with Pelage, if they head hunt her they gain no momentum and I keep Miasma active turn one and gunning more.

Blacksmiths round 4 Furnace was the captain. This list was anti conditioning, they ran Burnish, so I ran with much sadness Bonesaw. Figured I wasn’t going to disease the way I wanted so went all in goals for the most part. I received and got turn one goal with Bonesaw setup from Piper, dodging behind a barrier at the  end of his goal run to protect him. They then threw in and Alloy went for the goal. This allowed me to throw back out at the  end to Piper. Score 4-4. The second turn did Piper dilemma, they had me come up, so I legendaryed to their goal forcing them back to their goal post, and all mine as well. I got some momentum from a couple of attacks, and passed to Bonesaw. Used reverie and scored a tap in with Bonesaw. 8-4. Well he then decided to kill the ball and make it a drag out scrum. This is where Miasma/Scourge combo became huge. The apprince  models got blown up and Scourge finished off, took two turns to make the last four, but I ended up winning. 12-8. I almost had a third goal with Bonesaw stealing the ball but missed the kick. It would have been 12-6 if he had made it. Hard match up for sure! (Line Blacksmiths, Furnace, Burnish, Cast, Hearth, Alloy, and Cinder; Rats but took out Pelage for Bonesaw.)

 

 

 

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Nice one. 3-1 with a new team is a solid run.

I’m curious though, how many wins do you feel we’re from “gotchas” of playing against a new team vs strength of guild? (Not intended as a criticism of your quality of play)

 

 

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Think the first game was a wash due to being a new player. Though it was some little gotchas, think they have play. The biggest is Ratacasym, plus the damage output of Scourge, think everyone thought it would be like playing Fish, and weren’t a team that could take out as much as they do. I never felt overwhelmed in the match ups. Like there was no way for me to win any of my games. I’m tempted to run them again the next tournament I go to. I think with more practice I’ll make less mistakes. Again played solid, though didn’t hit Alchemist or Masons myself. Like to play into them to see how I counter their play.

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Alchs is a race to see who can win first. No control, just explosive scoring (both take outs and goals). 

Masons is doable but it’s a hard day at the office that’s for sure. 

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