Yesterday I had my finest moment.....
I was searching for a match with another account, also bronze general with ELO 460. I was waiting and waiting and I thought: This will be a very low or a very high ranked player. Of course it became 'a mission impossible'. I met 'Stranger' number 6 of the silverleague and an ELO of 962 (NINEHUNDREDANDSIXTYTWO, 140 wins, 12 losses and 1 tie, ratio 91%!).
He began agressive and took some of my lower pieces with his captain. Lucky for me he soon hit a bomb. After that he came with a major and again he took some pieces before I could stop him with a colonel. Now it was time to bring the 'big shots' to my side. Marshall first. He came after my colonel, but my spy was to strong for this fellow. Generals were exchanged.
At this time my lower pieces were a little outnumbered, but I had the advantage of the big ones. I don't know exactly how the game developed after that, but at the end I had a marshall and some majors and he understood this was indeed 'a mission impossible'.
I repeated it in my self a few times: I've beaten a 962 ELO-player! (and of course I knew that he thought before the game it would be an easy win for him). But it gave me 24 ELO-points.
Strange, isn't it? Just before this game I lost from Bougain, a bronze general with ELO 452. This is what makes this game so nice. On a certain level (Bronze general or higher) you can win or lose from all players you meet. And sometimes you lose from a player a lot lower ranked.....