I have been stuck at Bronze captain/major for a while, rotating between about 3 setups. Tonight I lost another couple of games, but won the last two I played by simply not giving up and stumbling on the flag
- In the first win, my opponent had a colonel (top rank) on the 3rd row of an outer lane and was marching along the edge column with a suspected miner. Nothing I could do to stop him. My only colonel was deep in his territory, having eaten everything that had moved (during its spree, I had kinda forgotten to defend properly against flag attacks...). The colo was next to an unmoved piece on the 9th row, no other piece around it anymore. I was 99% sure it was a bomb, but with his miner hitting my bomb in front of the flag, I just checked his "bomb" with my colo, and bingo: it was the flag
- In the second win, I was down a major and a sarge but he had an open flag, and I was 90% sure of its location (given his stubborn defense of the suspected spot). He had it defended against my marshal + last miner with major and spy. My spy was blocking his marshal to my bomb-protected corner flag, and his last miner had to come from the other flank. Instead of forcing a marshal trade, he kept marching with his miner, but I just sacrificed my marshal on his major, and ran through the spy with my miner and got to the flag 2 moves before he got to my flag
So never give up when you can still reach the other side of the board! And also don't play with corner flags, it's horrible to defend!
EDIT: my corner flags luckily got compensated by my opponents open flags, perhaps I'll try that next time
Edited by TemplateRex, 03 January 2018 - 01:13 AM.