Game Tactics

RELEVANT HOW TO PLAY VIDEOS - matches

You can select tactics for every match your side plays.

The game itself is a series of skill calculations that determines the outcome of each individual contest. These skill calculations are always between 2 individual players in the competing position for their respective teams (eg Home Left Half Forward vs Away Right Half Back or Home Right Wing vs Away Left Wing or Home Rover vs Away Rover).

NOTE:  Home ground advantage equates to a 5% bonus to all player skills for the home team.

For each match, you have three tactical categories to consider:

  • Team tactics
  • Attack tactics
  • Defense tactics

Team Tactics - you select from:

  • Defensive Flood – 10% skill bonus for defensive players.
  • Run & Carry – 10% skill bonus for forward players.
  • Midfield Pressure – 10% skill bonus for midfield players and onballers.

Attack Tactics - you select from:

  • Best Option – No bonus or penalty.
  • Kick Long – 10% skill bonus for Agility and Possession.  10% skill penalty for Strength and Marking.  This tactic suggests the team will be relying upon their crumbing forwards to win the ground level contest and kick goals.
  • Play the Lead – 10% skill bonus for Marking and Strength.  10% skill penalty for Agility and Possession.  This tactic suggests the team will be relying upon their key forwards to take leading marks and kick goals.

Defense Tactics - you select from:

  • Man Defense – No bonus or penalty.
  • Loose Man In Defense – 10% skill bonus for Strength and Marking.  10% skill penalty to Agility and Possession.  This tactic would usually be employed if you are playing against a good marking team.
  • Full Ground Press – 10% skill bonus for Agility and Possession.  10% skill penalty to Strength and Marking.  This tactic would usually be employed if you are playing against a good ground level team.