Pushing for the Splat Zones (13-6, Tri-slosher)

17th June 2017 – 7.00 am

Quickly to the Splat Zone, capture it, and push up. A squidmate makes a nice trail to follow, and I jink early to avoid trouble and make some of my own. The Slosher is a goner, but I muck up splatting the E-litre 3K, which is a bit disappointing. But I stay unsplatted, and move around inking turf and the Splat Zone.

I push back up at an opportune moment, and wait for a good time to strike the inklings ahead of me. When it seems right, I move, splat one inkling, and look for the E-litre 3K, but am thwarted again. Maybe I could have moved sooner. I take the chance to ink our right flank, just in case.

I cover some of the E-litre 3K's ink, and, unlike usual, don't push directly forwards in to their sight, knowing that they are likely peeking around the corner. Instead, I hit the flanks, a move that's delayed by an Echolocator landing on us. I retreat until the Echolocator dissipates, then push up, hoping to get under the E-litre 3K's sight, but standing up at just the wrong moment.

It's not a bad idea to cover the E-litre 3K's ink again, and even better to splat the oncoming inkling to help our own E-litre 3K, but it really is not a good idea to put myself right in the corridor but turned to make it look like I cannot be seen. I can be seen, and targeted, and am lucky to get away intact.

I get lucky approaching the Inkzooka at just the right time, the splat letting me recapture our Splat Zone. The squidmate's Inkstrike gives me some cover to get behind another inkling, who may be splatted by the time I get to her, but a third inkling walks backwards in to my sloshing. Nice!

That Echolocator seems to hit me at just the wrong time, at least from my point-of-view. I make the most of my position, though, thanks to my Bubbler, and splat the E-litre 3K and capture the green Splat Zone, at least for a moment. I head back to the same Splat Zone, and approach with some initial caution. When I pluck up the courage to squid in, it's at the right time, getting under the Inkzooka and capturing the Splat Zone again.

Avoiding the E-litre 3K is almost as good as splatting her, as she stays out of reach of the Splat Zones, and I get two more splats before being splatted myself, helping stretch our lead nicely. We own a lot of turf now, and don't seem keen to give any up. I super-jump back to add my bucket, but I do seem a bit keen to push for the end, and my caution has all but disappeared.

It takes an Echolocater to push me back a bit, and a friendly one to get me back in the splats. Just in time to watch our counter hit zero and the battle end in a knock-out. Woomy!

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