Off Guard
Creator: Daehphone || First Published: 04/19/2013 || Players: 2 || Size: 20x15
Categories: S-Rank, Base Light
Rating: 6.67 in 6 ratings
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Mori2 (04/19/2013 09:01am):
I think this is one of the only times I have ever seen someone use that type of FTA counter
correctly. We should totally use this map as an example in maybe an advanced FTA tutorial.

Should develop well enough.

MorganLeah (04/19/2013 03:13pm):
It shall be known as Schrodinger's FTA counter.
Mori2 (04/21/2013 04:42am):
I mean, the whole idea with this variant of the counter is to place the infantry in such a way
that its options encompass the optimal options of both bases without going beyond them. In
this case, it's covering the capture of 3 total properties on the first available turn, which
covers the options of both available bases without going beyond the options of either of them

Oftentimes, when mappers do not put the FTA counter infantry on a base, they don't really
grasp why it's better to put it on a base 99% of the time. I can't tell you how many times I've
seen people put the starting infantry in all sorts of crazy locations that just boil down to the
second player getting more options than they should have, which would oftentimes just be
fixed by moving the FTA counter infantry to a less silly location...which is usually a starting

But here, Headphone's set up the early capture phase in such a way that it actually works
here. The starting infantry can't do anything stupid, like capture something that player 1
couldn't do on their second turn, but it does have more options than it would if it was on
either base. So it's great in this case.
Mori2 (10/07/2013 04:09am):
Added to the Global League, it's a very solid 2-base setup.
Red11 (03/16/2014 05:08am):
WHat effing diff. does it make where the Grey Sky Inf. starts?
Mori2 (07/07/2014 01:04am):
Really glad Headphone made this one, we could use more maps like this.
MorganLeah (01/04/2015 05:23pm | Edited: 01/04/2015 05:25pm):
"WHat effing diff. does it make where the Grey Sky Inf. starts? "

Yeah, who cares?!?! It could go anywhere and be just fine! Put it on one of the YC bases,
heck, put it on the YC HQ, no biggie at all!
Nyvelion (08/05/2016 03:30pm):
I'm okay with that, it would be hilarious.

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