Game #1140 Tournament game#40 | Round 3 : 2019 PBEM Duel Tournament #40

Saunatonttu vs  leon feargus

Match Details

Rating 2 - Nice Game
Amount of Humans:2
Kind of Report:2019 PBEM Duel Tournament
Kind of game:   PBEM
Game-value: 40
Result Player Classes Races Team Points Extra Points Missed Points Quitter Rate
1 SaunatonttuArchdruidDraconians21680here
2 leon feargusDreadnoughtHalflings100-33here
Posts to the game:
Published on Tue, 28 Jan 2020 14:43:10 +0100

Confirmed by leon feargus

Yeah, congratulations Sauna and good luck in the final rounds!

I reckoned I had a 60% chance to win that battle by sheer numbers. But indeed I did not get quite lucky enough and static electricity definitely won that battle for you. If I had fought manually I would have gone after the caster with drones and nightwatches and used the adventurers to kill some animals but ah well.

All in all the match did not go too badly for me. Of course losing a fortress along with builder was a setback but at least I was able to kill off some hunters in return. I had shitloads of mana (3 nodes in starting area) so I invested a bit in CP and spammed drones. I picked my fights carefully and did not lose any units apart from the occasional scout. Major gripe of this game was that I could not find any scrolls (except 1 turn before defeat a mile all the way across the map) while I had half the map explored and about 20 & of underground. This was terrible for my research, since my strategy with these settings is to research 40 and leave 5 of everything and then exploit scrolls.

Fun fact:

I have now played 4 matches in this tournament and lost all but one. That one is still ongoing (very slowly) and I just lost my leader for the second time.

Hili, feel free to invite me if you need more stand-ins for future matches <smiletext0>

Cheers guys

Published on Sat, 25 Jan 2020 14:40:38 +0100

Written by Hiliadan
Congratz Sauna! Yeah, appeared pretty balanced on the score!

Published on Fri, 24 Jan 2020 20:55:49 +0100

Had an OK starting area with a decently sized natural expansion. Long term plan was to rush to shamans and use their mobility to harass the enemy (especially after I found out he was a dreadnaught) + I really like shamans a lot, more so for draconians with both fire and blight ranged. First hero was Sheila (RIP), so definitely go lucky there. Site clearing went without major losses and the hunter scouts served their purpose well enough though were eventually sniped. Was able to befriend a dire bear, a mammoth, and some other t2 animals on my (relatively fast) route towards the enemy, I don't think I had a single resist, so again lucky there.

Even though I didn't clear that many sites, through chain lightning spam Sheila was leveled to 11 and Static Electricity just in time for the final battle. I took his capital one turn before he reached it to defend it, and began razing it. I was a bit hesitant to stay and defend against a larger (albeit inferior) halfling force during a shooting stars event, but turns out the lucky RNG might have even favored me more than him in the actual autobattle. This combined with Static Electricity (though after casting it, the marvellous AI tried its best to get her killed and eventually succeeded, ending the effect) sealed me the victory in the final (and only noteworthy) battle.

As you can see from the scores, the game was pretty even until my successfull aggression. I was so unsure of the final battle that I even sent Sheila's mount to my 2nd hero beforehand so in case I lost he would be a better stack leader for the shamans I was pumping out, but turns out that was unnecessary.

Good game and a good opponent! He could have abandoned his capital and retreated to his natural to prolong the game, but had the balls to try and regain it, so respect for that <smiletext0>

Published on Sun, 19 Jan 2020 02:46:27 +0100


We are currently at turn 9 by the way.

Published on Sun, 19 Jan 2020 02:44:06 +0100
System notification

Round 3 : 2019 PBEM Duel Tournament #40
Please click here to read the rules.

In order to avoid advantaging one team or the other, for each match, the team who will host the match was randomly selected.
The first team in the "turn order" above (who is also the team on top in the tree here) must host the game.

Any of the players in the team can host.
Tournament Game #40 Round !

When players do not show up for their match, the Tournament Judges have the right to change the match!

Published on Sun, 19 Jan 2020 00:16:44 +0100

Hi! Can you please confirm the game has started and update its status to Ongoing here?

You have a bit more than 19 days left to finish it...

Published on Thu, 02 Jan 2020 16:14:00 +0100

We now have both players' class/race so you're good to start.

Published on Tue, 31 Dec 2019 18:52:40 +0100

So, unfortunately this match has not started yet and I will go on holiday tomorrow. Will be back the 12th. Not sure if I will be able to play during holiday.

Published on Fri, 27 Dec 2019 15:20:53 +0100

Settings look good! We still need both players' class/race by PM to judges (at least me, ideally also marcuspers and Jonny Thunder).

Published on Fri, 27 Dec 2019 05:51:21 +0100

The game is called: Leon vs Sauna

The password is: Optional

Published on Fri, 27 Dec 2019 05:49:26 +0100

Published on Thu, 26 Dec 2019 22:06:57 +0100

Hi ! Piao was replaced by leon feargus (following a random draw where marcus got to replace redrum and not Piao).

@Sauna and leon: please send your class/race for the match by PM to judges.

@leon: please host the game and post the screenshots here ASAP. I noted you are going to be on holidays. I'll discuss with other judges to give this match an extra additional time (about 29 days left in the official time) so that you can finish it.

Published on Thu, 28 Nov 2019 22:41:28 +0100

still no word from Piao

Published on Sat, 23 Nov 2019 02:21:26 +0100

@Hiliadan no response to PM yet, couldn't find his steam info

Published on Sun, 17 Nov 2019 15:48:41 +0100

Hi! Any news from Piao? @Sauna: did you try contacting him by private message here and/or on Steam?

Published on Sat, 09 Nov 2019 22:26:33 +0100

Hi! Round 3 has started. Piao is hosting, please post screenshots of the settings in windowed mode as usual.
We need both players' class/race.