Wild West Alpha

From Armagetron

Wild West Alpha Fortress Team

The Wild West Alpha Fortress Team was first formed from the Wild West Ladle team that managed to win the first round in Ladle 19. During preparations for Ladle 19 there was enough interest among Wild West Clan Members that plans were made to form two teams for subsequent ladles. One of the goals of the Alpha team is to train newer Wild West Fortress players on the Bravo team. By doing this internally, we can insure a continuing future growth of fortress play, and potentially fortress dominance by the Wild West Clan.

In Ladle 20 the Wild West Alpha Team made it to the Semi-Finals and Lost 2-1 to the Crazy Tronners, who went on to win the Ladle. WD Crazy-Tonners! We were very proud to have been able to win one match against the team that won the Ladle! Losing to the Crazy-Tronners was a very valuable learning experience for the Wild West as a whole. And the Wild West owes a debt of gratitude for all the help that the Crazy-Tronners have given us to learn to play Fortress Better! Thank you very much Crazy-Tronners!

In Ladle 21 the Wild West Alpha Team was the only team! Unfortunately, half of our normal Alpha team could not participate at the beginning of the Ladle. So, for this Ladle, we ran a joint team, that lost the first round by only 6 points and the second round by only 2 points. We were barely beaten by the Twisted Rats! The Twisted Rats went on to lose in the Semi-Finals to Plus, who lost to the Undefeated Arrow Clan! Needless to say, we are not dispirited, but highly motivated to beat the Twisted Rats in a clan challenge. Oh well, a minor setback on the road to long-term victory!

Unfortunately, TR kicked our butts in the clan challenge :( But, we know what we need to do to get to the "next level". More practice and working on proper teamwork and skillz for our weaker players! But as we prepare to participate in the First Tronic Bowl, we hope to make a good showing. Special thanks to all the very experienced players that have helped and continue to help train our weaker players.