Top 100 War Results
War Ended July 14, 2022
War Effect: Undead Horde #2
Next War Effect: Arrow Barrage
94 wars reported, including 48 of the Top 50 and 93 of the Top 100.
Another round of great matchups and surprising wins, starting with three intra-Top 10 wars. The top 2 alliances showed once again a gap exists between them and everyone else with #1 TK defeating #5
The Avengers by 333 and #2 7DD defeating #4 GD by 488. Strong showings by the defeated alliances given their opponent, but they weren’t looking for moral victories.
7DD’s 8,109 score was the only 8K reported score this war, and the 7DD / GD war was the highest scoring war.
The other intra-Top 10 war came as a surprise with #10 SPR!TZ defeating #7 Агрессивные by 158. That ends Агрессивные’s 24 win-streak and sets SPR!TZ up for a climb higher into the Top 10.
Finding themselves unexpectedly on the losing side was #9 Quantum Knights, who were defeated by #19 Palm-Fiction. While a #9 losing to a #19 might be surprising on the face of it, I suspect Palm-Fiction wasn’t surprised at all. After going through a period of fighting at less than 30 and becoming unranked, they emerged back as a ranked alliance at #31 on June 26. Since then, Palm-Fiction’s record is 6 wins and no losses, climbing to #19. Going back a bit further, they are 12-1-1. I’ve pointed out Palm-Fiction’s above average performance at war, and this is another example.
#28 Ковчег is a historic alliance, one that was consistently in the Top 3 and occasionally holding the #1 rank up until earlier this year. Since then, they have been fighting at less than 30/30 and slipping in the rankings as more alliances passed them up with higher alliance war scores. Despite their challenges, Ковчег has continued to do what it always has, which is win.
Coming into this war, they had won 25 in a row. That’s why they’re ranked #28 despite having the 43rd highest alliance score. Typically it’s a near automatic win for Ковчег as there are very few potential matchups that can give them a run for their money. Their matchup this war was unranked СИНДИКАТ, who was last ranked three weeks ago at #28. But due to fighting at less than 30/30, СИНДИКАТ is currently unranked (Ковчег is ranked due to the 30/30 exception for Ukrainian alliances).
I’ve praised СИНДИКАТ in the past as an under the radar powerhouse and knew they were a legitimate challenger to Ковчег, but I’ll admit I would have chosen Ковчег to win without much thought. Fortunately, I don’t gamble on E&P wars as СИНДИКАТ defeated Ковчег in an epic 1 point war. Wish I had a ticket to watch that one.
Of the seven wars won by the lower ranked alliance, three were upset wins. #50 Союз Конфедератов, #76 Высшая Лига and #112 F.E.A.R. were each victorious over their stronger opponent.
In close wars, unranked Кузькина Мать defeated #57 REBELADOS by 16, #31 Wolves of the North held off #67 Team China by 25 (a near upset loss) and #51 Sanada Maru also avoided an upset loss by defeating #81 Thunderclouds by 47.
Average scores this war came back down to earth at 7,031, compared to 7,120 last war and to the longer term 7,037 average for undead horde.
The second lowest scoring war effect is next, Arrow Barrage. As a rough guide, average winning scores start at 6,700 for the lower ranks in the Top 100 and climb to the low to mid 7Ks for the higher ranked Top 100.