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Chris
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Folks,

The Long Island Boardgaming Organization (LIBO) has started a face-to-face Heroscape League - the basics are:

1) Teams drafted up to 800 points in units.
2) Units were separated into groups, with several units left as 'independents'
3) The league is exclusive. Once a team drafted from any group - ONLY that team could draft from the group -- same with the independents (i.e., only ONE team could have the Monks, even though they're common).
4) Each team plays a series of games on different scenarios, using different point values -- you can 'tailor' your team to the particular scenario and opponent - NO scenario allows for more than 600 points (and most are around 400) - so power AND flexibility was important in the draft.

You can see the progress of the league (when it starts in two weeks) on the LIBO page (http://www.libogroup.com/heroscape.htm) - in fact, all the drafting tools are listed there.

Here are the six teams that were drafted -- any handicappers out there wanna take a stab at this?

Team 1 - Soulborgs and Knights
Deathwalker 7000
Deathwalker 8000
Deathwalker 9000
Knights Of Weston (2)
Sir Denrick
Dund
Raelin The Kyrie Warrior

Team 2 - Romans and Vikings
Marcus Decimus Gallus
Roman Archers (2)
Roman Legionnaires
Finn The Viking Champion
Tarn Viking Warriors
Thorgrim the Viking Champion
Syvarris
4th Massachusetts Line (2)
Saylind The Kyrie Warrior

Team 3 - Orcs
Arrow Gruts (2)
Blade Gruts (2)
Grimnak
Swog Rider
Nerak the Glacian Swog Rider
Tornak
Mimring
Izumi Samurai
Krug

Team 4 - Marros and Wolves
Marro Drones
Marro Warriors
Me-Burq-Sa
Ne-Gok-Sa
Su-Bak-Na
Marrden Hounds
Khosumet The Darklord
Anubian Wolves
Shaolin Monks (2)

Team 5 - Sentinels and Soldiers
Concan The Kyrie Warrior
Sentinels Of Jandarr
Airborne Elite
Sgt. Drake Alexander
Charos
Johnny "Shotgun" Sullivan
Brunak

Team 6 - Agents and MacDirk Clan
Agent Carr
Krav Maga Agents
Microcorp Agents (2)
Alastair Macdirk
Macdirk Warriors (2)
Dumutef Guard (2)
Kelda The Kyrie Warrior
 
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Anyone want to give their opinions on these choices? I am curious to know what our esteemed friends here think of my team (not telling anyone what team i am!).

I'm surprised my buddy and obvious Heroscape junkie Octavian hasnt chimed in yet!
 
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Those look to be some pretty interesting teams. My money's on team 2 (Romans and Vikings). The 4th Mass., Rom. Archers, and Syvarris look good together. Although, I've never been a fan of the Vikings.

Team 5 has some heavy hitters, but my guess is that they'll get eaten up from distance with a skilled general.

Team 4 has a problem in that they can not utilize the Marro Drones to their full effect with only one set of them.

I probably like Team 6 second most. With the agents they should be quite competitive. Microcorps shine with a map full of water.

I'm interested to see how well team 1 does. The Deathwalkers are like Rob Deer (he was a baseball player for the Brewers and Tigers in late 80s and 90s who typically had more home runs than singles). They either wipe out an opposing army with ease or get popped in their glass jaw and leave you with nothing.

 
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I like team 6 to win a lot of games. The MacDirk's and Allistair are a killer combo. Hold him back for wounding and pump those kilt-wearing warriors up to 6 or 7 attack strength. Not much can withstand that. The agents provide some good defense too.
 
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Well, week one of the LIBO Heroscape league has come and gone.

Alas, team 6 didnt fare as well as you had expected in week 1, but it's still early.

To follow along with the league, and to see current standings and battle recaps, check out...

http://www.libogroup.com/heroscape.htm
 
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They also didn't use Alistair and the MacDirks, just Alistair... I think you need both to really whoop some butt.
When are the next updates coming?
 
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I have to admit this sounds like a lot of fun.
 
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Before I look at the results, I'll offer my thoughts. I like 2, 3, and 5.
 
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It IS a lot of fun -- and, we're definitely going to do another one next year, with the new pieces...

I'm also going to investigate the possibility of having it be a 'keeper' league -- as compared to a complete redraft...And allowing the poorer teams to have first 'choice' of new units...but, we'll see how it goes.

The website should be updated this evening -- with the results and recaps from the 2/9 and 2/16 playings. Check back after 9pm EST...

Chris
 
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cool! i cant wait to see the last 2 week's worth of updates. Reading the recaps, even being IN the league, is still alot of fun.


Anyone care to take a guess which one my team is?
 
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The stats and recaps for weeks 2 and 3 of the league are out!

Check em out at:

http://www.libogroup.com/heroscape.htm
 
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I still stand by my original pick of team 3 (even though I had a hand in drafting team 4).
 
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The LIBO Heroscape league is still going strong....

catch the latest standings here...

http://www.libogroup.com/heroscape.htm
 
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Final Results for the league:

Agents and Scots (Team 6) win first place

Orcs, Mimring and Krug (Team 3) in second

Minute Men, Romans and Vikings (Team 2)in third
 
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