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Slow the game down

Some of the best attacking rugby moves in Crash Tackle come from a combination of well planned turns (phases). Don't be tempted to try a flambouyant move in one turn by throwing down an array of cards, unless you know you can definately score!

It is often better to slow the game down and take the move through a couple of well considered turns, allowing your opponent to react to each move and make the errors!

There is nothing more satisfying then structuring a move in such a way that it opens your oppositions defense and let's you dictate how the game is played!


Use your players effectively

Each type of player in your team has a specific roll to play and they will perform well in certain circumstances and poorly in others. Knowing your players limitations will greatly improve your team's chances of victory.

FORWARDS: These are the tough guys in your team and are built for making the hard yards! The Forwards are best used as a pack as they have a small Movement Skill. They work best when charged at defenders, forcing the tackle and creating gaps for your faster players to exploit.

BACKS: The Backs combine good Ball Skills with a good Movement skill making them fast and reliable on attack. Use these guys in the mid-field when the opposition defense has been broken down by the Forwards. Their speed and handling will make short work of any gaps in the defense allowing them to get behind the opposition and gain valuable ground!

WINGERS: They say there is no counter for speed and with these guys you'll understand why! The Wings are used out wide to simply run the ball toward the try line as far and as fast as possible. There low Ball Skill is there downfall so always try to use them as the last link in your attack. Avoid using them to Kick, Gather or Pass, just give 'em the ball and watch them run!

FULLBACK: This player is the most highly skilled player in your team, but there is only one of them! He is a vital piece in both defense and attack and learning how to use him effectively in either will win you countless games! He should spend most of the game patrolling the empty area behind your team. His Ball Skill and Movement means you have a reliable and fast defender to sort out any deep attacks that may come your way! Also, don't be scared to bring him forward into the attack. A man with his skills can really provide some punch up front! - See more at: http://www.crashtacklerugbygame.com/rugby-board-game-tactics/5-general-rugby-tactics/115-using-your-players-effectively#sthash.vCo47haM.dpuf


Defence is Key!

A team's attack is only as good as their defense. Be sure not to fall into the trap of involving too many men into your attack and thereby weakening your defense. The game of Crash Tackle has a nasty way of turning the tables. And when you least expect it!

During your turn be sure to organize your defense before attacking, that way at least if you do fail a dice roll the gaps in your defense are well plugged!


Tackle Zones

The key to minimizing gaps in your defence is to create as many tackle zones as possible. The more tackle zones you have on the field the less likely your opponent is of making breaks through your defence.

Try to spread your defenders effectively and try to limit the amount of overlapping Tackle Zones. Doing this will give you a good defensive barrier against any attack.

EXAMPLE: The Italian team has spread their defense across the field and made very effective use of their tackle zones with no gaps!

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