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Old 06 Aug 2005, 10:24   #1 (permalink)
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Default Comparing armies using the powergamer test...

A lot of you probably know what the powergamer test is already, so i won't bother linking to it. But anyway...onto the point of this topic.

Out of curiosity, I put my SM army and the SM army of one of my opponents through it. Here's how my army came out:
1 point for Troops less than 50%
Troops less than 40% of your army's points: Add 2 points.
If all of your Troop choices have the same unit weapon upgrades: Add 1 point.
HQ more than 25% of your army's points: Add 2 points.
For each ten points in the army under the army point limit: Subtract 1 point.
For every two maximized Troop units: Subtract 1 point.

Total: 4, regular gamer.

His army:
1 point for Troops less than 50%
Troops less than 40% of your army's points: Add 2 points.
Troops less than 30% of your army's points: Add 4 points.
Troops less than 20% of your army's points: Add 7 points.
Each minimized Troop choice taken: Add 1 point per minimized Troop choice.
Each minimized Troop choice taken: Add 1 point per minimized Troop choice.
If all Troop choices are minimized Troop choices: Add 2 points.
If all of your Troop choices have the same unit weapon upgrades: Add 1 point.
HQ more than 25% of your army's points: Add 2 points.
HQ more than 35% of your army's points: Add 4 points.
HQ more than 50% of your army's points: Add 6 points.
Heavy Support more than 25% of your army's points: Add 1 point.
Heavy Support more than 35% of your army's points: Add 2 points.
If the number of HQ choices is the same as or is more than the number of Troop choices: Add 4 points.
If more points are spent on HQ than for Troops: Add 6 points.
If more points are spent on Heavy Support than for Troops: Add 4 points.
If more non-Troop choices are taken than Troop choices: (Example: An army with 1 HQ, 2 Troops, and 2 Heavy Support would have 3 non-Troop choices and 2 Troop choices) Add 4 points.
208 x (For each point in the army over the army point limit: Add 1 point.)
Total score is over 250.
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Old 06 Aug 2005, 10:45   #2 (permalink)
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I'd love to game him and kick his A-------------
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...bloody hell. Anyone who can get over 200 on the Powergamer test needs to be physically beaten into the casualty wing.
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Wow... ok, that is just amazing, though not in a good way, 250+ points? I got 2... just 2, he gets 250? Wow... just... wow...
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what the name of the gaming club that dose nothing but win everything they got there own web site but i cant remember what there name was?
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There's the Halton Daemons
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Well that list only scores so highly, mainly because of going of the points limit. In my opinion adding on these points is a tad stupid, as the list should only be allowed to play anyway if it is on (or within 10 pts of) the set limit.

Furthermore the whole business about adding points for not fielding correct FoC charts and the like doesn't make sense to me for the same reason. If the army list isn't actually legal, it shouldn't be playing or even taking this test anyway, just my opinion.

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I scored 1 point with my Imperial Guard. I think.

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I scored about 7 with my Ulthwe Strike force, sounds bad but not really:

Seer Counci: 31.8%
Black Guardians 1: 12.8%
Black Guardians 2: 12.8%
Black Guardians 3: 12.8%
Vyper 1: 7.5%
Vyper 2: 7.5%
Vypers 3: 14.0%

3 troops, 3 fast attack, 1 HQ, sounds cheesy but It works for me
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I usually score between -1 and 3 with my Tau force. I do like the powergamer test as a quick and rough guide to 'cheesy' armies. However when no rules are broken there is nothing actually stopping your opponent from fielding fromage and its just an army you have to beat. There is only so much complaining you can do, it may seem a good excuse, but why not treat it as a challenge when you are up againt a cheesy army and don't try and moan beforehand!

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