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Team RoboRally Result (30 November 2008) and updated league table

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    Every game of Team RoboRally seems to have a different shape to it. This one was no different, ie. it was different again. Game 14 of 30 November 2008
    Message 1 of 1 , Dec 17, 2008
      Every game of Team RoboRally seems to have a different "shape" to it.
      This one was no different, ie. it was different again.

      Game 14 of 30 November 2008 (sorry I've left it 2 weeks to report –
      and there's a later game I'll report on when this one and the
      consequent league table has sunk in, and when I have time.)

      As usual (for the uninitiated) the teams/sides are chosen according
      to current positions in the league table. So, given the 6 present:

      It was therefore 1st, 9th and 11th in the league, versus 3rd, 4th and
      10th.

      Bad guys: StuartF, AndrewM, KeithD.
      Good guys: JosepA, TomasP, BobR.

      The bad guys spent about 10 seconds on team strategy, and decided to
      keep it simple: all 3 of them would go get our flag; not for them
      any of that defeatism of bothering to detail one or two of them to
      defend their own base or go defend the middle flag that you win at.

      We good guys (I always call the team I'm in the good guys) panicked.
      Not because all 3 of the enemy were hurtling towards us … but because
      Stuart was hurtling towards us. He nearly always succeeds in getting
      his flag. OK, our team needed to allocate about seven of us to
      stopping Stuart's march on our flag … unfortunately there were only 3
      of us. We settled for 2 of us drones hanging back, while Captain
      Josep went for THEIR flag on the off-chance that we other two might
      slow Stuart just enough …

      It kind of worked. Tomas and Bob hung back to try to fight off all
      of Stuart, Andrew and Keith. Mainly Stuart. In fact, Tomas and Bob
      got in each other's way and shot each other more than they shot any
      enemies … but it meant that Stuart had to go round them, to avoid
      being caught in the crossfire of team-mates Tomas and Bob shooting
      each other, slowing him just enough as he wheeled past us laughing.

      Tomas and Bob, mainly shooting each other, thus cleverly produced a
      kill-zone that Stuart had to avoid, (hey, strategy is post hoc in
      Team RR!). We also stopped Keith and Andrew; we achieved this
      mainly by relying on them having bad cards that would slow them down.

      By the time that all 3 bad guys reached our flag base (Keith taking
      our flag), Tomas and Bob had positioned themselves between there and
      the middle flagbase, full in the path of their route to victory at
      the middle flagbase. Again, we were more likely to shoot each other
      than any enemy, but it served to make them have to go round us in
      case they were caught in the crossfire between team-mates …

      OK, Tomas and Bob's defence was somewhere between paltry and useless,
      but it distracted the enemy. Meanwhile, our Captain Josep ran for
      THEIR flag, got it, undefended, and returned it to the middle flag-
      base unopposed. Victory for Josep/Tomas/Bob. If there's ever such a
      thing as strategy in Team RR, this showed a key strategic principle:
      If you ALL go for the enemy flag, you give one player on the opposing
      team an unopposed ride …

      So Josep won for the good guys, and carried Tomas and Bob to some
      victory points. Hey, it's not what you do, it's who carries you to
      team victory! As I always say about Team RR, it's 90% skill and 90%
      luck.

      So, result of Game 14 of 30 November 2008:

      StuartF Lost, survived 1 pt
      AndrewM Lost, survived, MVP 2 pts
      KeithD Lost, survived, carried flag 2 pts

      JosepA Won, survived, planted flag 6 pts
      TomasP Won, survived, MVP 6 pts
      BobR Won, survived 5 pts



      PLAYER……..Points…..Played….Prev Rating…New Rating

      1) StuartF………44……….…10………4.300………...4.000 - still top
      2) TomasP……....19………….4………3.250…………3.800 - up from 4th
      3) JosepA……..…29………….7………3.286…………3.625 - still 3rd
      4) MartialC….…14……….…3………2.667………...3.500
      5) AllanM………..24………….7………2.571…………3.000
      6) DaveB…..…….21………….6……….2.500………3.000
      7) NickyR………..6………….1………..NA………….3.000
      8) StaniaM……….6………….1………..NA………….3.000
      9) AndrewM……..25………….8……….2.875…………2.778 - still 9th
      10) BobR………..…38………..13………2.538………..2.714 - still 10th
      11) MichaelP……..5………….1………..NA……….…2.500
      12) GeorgeY……..…5………….1……….NA…………..2.500
      13) KeithD………..12…………4………2.500…….……2.400 - down from 11th
      14) NeilP…………..12………….4………1.750………..2.400
      15) RichardB……..9………….3……….1.000………..2.250
      16) JeanH……..…….4………….1………..NA……..……2.250
      17) MichalK………..8…………..3………0.667………..2.000
      18) AttilaW………..6…………..2………2.000………..2.000
      19) DaveP…………...4………….2……….1.000……….1.333
      20) FelixK……….….6………….4………1.250………..1.200
      21) HannesS………..2………….1………...NA………..1.000
      22) SandyE………....1………… 1………..NA…………0.500
      23) JamesR………....1………….1………..NA…………0.500
      24) HenningS……...1………….1………..NA…………0.500
      25) MarkF………......0………….1………..NA…………0.000
      26) RobertF………....0………….1………..NA…………0.000
      27) MichaelY….....0…………..1……….NA…………0.000

      SO, StuartF is STILL top, though the gap narrows, with TomasP moving
      into 2nd, the previous 2nd Martial being overtaken by Tomas and
      Josep. It's nicely volatile … one good win …

      Bob
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