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Using every unit

Posted February 19th, 2009 at 02:47 PM by ollie
I haven't come up with a good reason to start a blog rather than thread before---threads seem to generate more discussion. However, I think I've realised the point of blogs: this is where I can talk about me.

A while ago I decided that I wanted to use every single Heroscape unit in a competitve environment. I've been making progress. Here's my current status, 47 units used so far:

Code:
		Win	Loss	Win rate
Grimnak		3	0	1
Heavy Gruts	3	0	1
Marro Warriors	3	0	1
Morsbane	3	0	1
Nerak		3	0	1
Venom		8	1	0.889
KMA		7	1	0.875
Braxas		5	1	0.833
Charos		5	1	0.833
Kelda		5	1	0.833
Major Q10	9	2	0.818
Isamu		13	3	0.813
Rats		17	4	0.81
4th Mass	4	1	0.8
Blastatrons	4	1	0.8
Deathstalkers	4	1	0.8
DW9K		4	1	0.8
Gladiatrons	4	1	0.8
Kaemon Awa	4	1	0.8
Nakita Agents	4	1	0.8
Otonashi	4	1	0.8
Raelin (RotV)	4	1	0.8
Sgt Drake (SotM)4	1	0.8
Syvarris	4	1	0.8
Stingers	7	2	0.778
Airborne Elite	10	3	0.769
Major Q9	9	3	0.75
Marcu		6	2	0.75
Eldgrim		3	1	0.75
Guilty McCreech	3	1	0.75
Johnny Shotgun	3	1	0.75
Templar Cavalry	3	1	0.75
James Murphy	9	5	0.643
Minions		10	6	0.625
10th Foot	3	2	0.6
Omnicrons	3	2	0.6
Taelord		3	2	0.6
Zetacron	3	2	0.6
Zettian Guards	3	2	0.6
Tarn Vikings	4	3	0.571
Brunak		1	1	0.5
Dund		1	1	0.5
Runa		1	1	0.5
Thorgrim	1	1	0.5
Dumutef Guard	2	3	0.4
Izumi Samurai	2	3	0.4
Zombies		2	3	0.4
In case my original goal is not sufficiently ambitious, I might also aim to win at least five competitive games with each unit.

Here's a summary by general:

Code:
	Used	Total	Proportion
Vydar	10	17	0.625
Jandar	12	25	0.48
Utgar	17	48	0.354
Einar	4	26	0.154
Ullar	3	23	0.13
Marvel	1	10	0.1
Aquilla	0	3	0
			
Total	47	152	0.309
I wasn't surprised that Vydar came out on top (proportionately), but I expected Utgar to beat Jandar. I guess I was fooled by either the vast number that Utgar has available or that I keep using the same Utgar units (Minions, Rats, Isamu are all in the top 4).

I hope there are some more Marvel tournaments soon. At the current rate it's going to take a long time to field the other nine.
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S1R_ART0R1US's Avatar
At first glance I thought this said "Losing every unit"! I wish you luck in your use of all the units. The variety is Heroscape is what is truly great, and I commend you for embracing that in a competitive environment.
Posted February 19th, 2009 at 04:33 PM by S1R_ART0R1US S1R_ART0R1US is offline
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ollie's Avatar
Hmmm, if I lost a few units that would make it easier...

Thanks, Sir_A.
Posted February 19th, 2009 at 04:43 PM by ollie ollie is offline
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Melwing17's Avatar
You, sir- win alot.

Very interesting. I hope for updates.
Posted February 19th, 2009 at 05:26 PM by Melwing17 Melwing17 is offline
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gmartin's Avatar
like the use of the mininos
Posted February 19th, 2009 at 06:34 PM by gmartin gmartin is offline
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Jexik's Avatar
Britain must really be another planet. You've used Major Q9 12 times, but Nilfheim 0?

Zero?

This is a really interesting idea, and will likely take you awhile. (And I suspect the rats will keep showing up to make the weak guys playable). I've only used 30 different units myself.
Posted February 19th, 2009 at 09:00 PM by Jexik Jexik is offline
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53 units!
Posted February 20th, 2009 at 05:04 AM by pepsidude pepsidude is offline
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Shades fan's Avatar
Jexik: I'm afraid not everyone is in love with Nilf as you are.
Posted February 20th, 2009 at 07:01 AM by Shades fan Shades fan is offline
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Jexik's Avatar
I know, but to like Q9 more is a bit disturbing.

But I guess as a mathemetician, it makes sense for him to like the best figure 'by the numbers.'
Posted February 20th, 2009 at 11:22 AM by Jexik Jexik is offline
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ollie's Avatar
Thanks all. Is 53 your total pepsidude? I'd be interested to see the breeakdown.

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Originally Posted by Jexik
Britain must really be another planet. You've used Major Q9 12 times, but Nilfheim 0?

Zero?

This is a really interesting idea, and will likely take you awhile. (And I suspect the rats will keep showing up to make the weak guys playable). I've only used 30 different units myself.
I'm not sure why, but Nilfheim doesn't really do much for me. It's mainly that robots are cooler than dragons, but even within the dragons Braxas and Charos are my first thoughts. 4th Mass are another unit that would've been in the same category but I pulled them out for the NESA Rumble at TempleCon. I enjoyed playing them much more than I remembered (they had been gathering dust for quite a while).

You're certainly right about the rats: I love playing them and they do a great job of holding a slightly weaker combination of units together.
Posted February 20th, 2009 at 11:22 AM by ollie ollie is offline
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ollie's Avatar
Rise of the Huskies in March has just announced that it will be 500pt Marvel-permitted. I'll definitely take that chance to get a new Marvel guy crossed off (though I do love Venom and I also think swarm armies might be a better option in the metagame).

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Originally Posted by Jexik
I know, but to like Q9 more is a bit disturbing.

But I guess as a mathemetician, it makes sense for him to like the best figure 'by the numbers.'
I think it is the robot thing rather than the numbers: I'm more inclined to pick DW9K than Kaemon Awa too and there's no way that can be justified mathematically!
Posted February 20th, 2009 at 11:40 AM by ollie ollie is offline
Updated February 20th, 2009 at 12:09 PM by ollie
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Nadom's Avatar
Ollie, I'm going to go find a post of yours and rep you for this.
Posted February 22nd, 2009 at 02:11 AM by Nadom Nadom is offline
 
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