We have a small alliance; 16 members take the field for AW, which has proven to be problematic with our match-ups. Every alliance we’ve faced has been full or nearly so. Which means we’re fielding approx. half the number of teams.
While discouraged at first, we’ve tried to view this as practice for when SG fixes the match-up system and we are not summarily crushed in every war.
My observation has been that because we have so few players, each team is worth more points, thus, the opponent only has to wipe out 16 of us with their 25+ players, earn more points per take down, and get the wipe-out bonus.
We, on the other hand, have to take out more teams with fewer players to earn the same number of points. And we sure aren’t going to wipe out a team with half the number of flags as the opponent.
I’ve seen their players wipe out one of our team for over 120 points, while we don’t get more that 70 or 80, on average, and never in the 120 range.
Am I misunderstanding the game, or is this just a problem small alliances will have to contend with. The scoring opportunities don’t seem balanced for our situation.