Post by Mark Wightman on Sept 30, 2008 10:10:43 GMT
I think it was Stephen Mawson that predicted that this years comp would see lots more very large victories, and he's not been wrong so far. Of the 10 games played to date, 6 have been 5/0 "Massacres" , and the other 4 games were 4/1 "Solid Victories".
Just mentioning it - At the moment I don't think it's a problem, but it's something we should keep an eye on and think about when we plan next years tournament
Post by Stephen Mawson on Sept 30, 2008 11:44:38 GMT
That's more to do with the nature of Warhammer, and it's VP scoring system. Generally once one side gets on top the momentum tends to be one way from that point onwards, meaning that an small early advantage quickly becomes a larger and larger advantage and things proceed from there.
If one side or both intends to get stuck into their opponent the result is nearly always a solid victory or massacre. You just don't tend to see many draws, they usually come up when playing a game with one or more defensive minded armies, like Dwarfs.
The more agressive an army build both sides are fielding tends to exaggerate this tendancy even further, as not only is the army that is on top more efficient at decimating the opposition, but often the loss of a handful of critical units means that a "killer" army becomes hugely less effective.