Heroscapers
Go Back   Heroscapers > Official Classic HeroScape > Heroscape Strategy Articles
Heroscape Strategy Articles Heroscape Strategy Articles with discussions. Including Order Markers, Units, Game Play, etc.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #25  
Old August 25th, 2009, 11:34 AM
Quintaton16's Avatar
Quintaton16 Quintaton16 is offline
 
Join Date: August 13, 2009
Location: USA - Va. - Richmond
Posts: 257
Quintaton16 is surprisingly tart
Unhappy Re: Viper Strategy

Why all the hate, people?

True, that army is not exactly Gencon-winning material, but strategically it sounds good (and this is a strategy article, not a competitive army discussion). What =Cheeseclan=Ldr=09 is talking about is really a kind of bait-and-switch tactic, except instead of KC's Krav, it uses melee forces to better insure that the enemy cannot change tactics and run after the vipers without taking leaving engagement attacks.

For example, a 540 army based on the same tactic:

Khosumet
3x Anubian Wolves
Venoc Warlord
3x Venocs

This army uses the same principle of making the opponent deal with intimidating but reasonably hard to kill units while waiting for the opportunity to dodge (a more appropriate word than "sneak," which you guys don't like) around the tied-up units into the opponent's sleeping units where they will wreak havoc.

Although it is true that an opponent can see your order markers, it is not terribly hard to bluff. If you consistently place your 'X' marker on the vipers, then put on the '2' and '3' one round, there is a chance that they could make it through. After the vipers have either dominated or died, the rest of the army could join together with Khosumet boosting everyone.

All in all, this tactic could make for some fun games and will now and then produce a total blowout (for either side.)

Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old August 25th, 2009, 01:18 PM
pinche_guey's Avatar
pinche_guey pinche_guey is offline
 
Join Date: July 18, 2007
Location: Burque Town, NM
Posts: 429
pinche_guey knows what's in an order marker pinche_guey knows what's in an order marker
Re: Viper Strategy

Quintaton16,
I think the biggest weakness of your original army is the total lack of multiples on cheap common units. The army you suggest above is a better choice given just that. The strategies of bait and switch versus "sneaking" will in part depend on your opponents army and strategy.
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old August 25th, 2009, 01:44 PM
killercactus's Avatar
killercactus killercactus is offline
The Guy That Thinks Runa is Good (and has actually won games with her)
 
Join Date: February 19, 2007
Location: OH - Austintown
Posts: 7,865
Images: 32
Blog Entries: 10
killercactus is hot lava death! killercactus is hot lava death! killercactus is hot lava death! killercactus is hot lava death! killercactus is hot lava death! killercactus is hot lava death! killercactus is hot lava death! killercactus is hot lava death! killercactus is hot lava death! killercactus is hot lava death! killercactus is hot lava death! killercactus is hot lava death! killercactus is hot lava death!
Re: Viper Strategy

No one has mentioned the Mohicans or Aubrien Archers yet in this thread. If you're playing the Venoc Warlord, they both make sense as ranged support to Vipers.

Like battle reports? Click Tourney Reports (New 10/21/2012 - Cutters / Brutes!)
KC's Maps
Click KC's Customs
Scaper of the Week #57
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old August 25th, 2009, 06:21 PM
Arcus's Avatar
Arcus Arcus is offline
 
Join Date: September 30, 2008
Location: USA - PA - Philadelphia
Posts: 666
Images: 19
Arcus rolls all skulls baby! Arcus rolls all skulls baby! Arcus rolls all skulls baby! Arcus rolls all skulls baby!
Re: Viper Strategy

Quote:
Originally Posted by killercactus View Post
No one has mentioned the Mohicans or Aubrien Archers yet in this thread. If you're playing the Venoc Warlord, they both make sense as ranged support to Vipers.
I did, in Knights of Feyland's duplicate thread.

My Maps
Upcoming M.A.R.S. (Mid-Atlantic Regional 'Scapers - PA/MD/NJ) Events Thread
Reply With Quote
Reply

Go Back   Heroscapers > Official Classic HeroScape > Heroscape Strategy Articles
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Need Help Making A Viper Army!!! battle_dragon Competitive Armies Discussion 32 October 27th, 2008 07:08 PM
Viper Assualt Mikestir Fan Art & Fiction 10 November 28th, 2006 02:31 PM
Venoc viper skeleton? django General 33 September 28th, 2006 07:08 PM
Viper Tactics RobWeaver Heroscape Strategy Articles 63 August 21st, 2006 04:35 PM
Help with Viper Themed army? Snotwalker 8000 HeroScape General Discussion 26 July 29th, 2006 03:25 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:03 PM.

Heroscape background footer

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.