|Apparently balance isn't the key to the ETC.|
I realise that its been a while since I've posted anything but things have been hectic recently. There's been some personal stuff but more related to this blog is Team Ireland has been grinding out lists for the ETC (I've caused the team a lot of headaches over which style of army to take before settling on what you see below) and they've been published in the public domain for all to see.
I'm well aware that there are people that don't rate the ETC as a competition (Hello Stelek) but I've been told to listen to Rory McIlroy's take on the Ryder Cup before and after: apparently you have to experience it. Also the ETC itself is less about bringing balanced armies and more about the pairing system. I can't speak much about it because I have so little experience of it.
The lists for each country are available here with Ireland's here. I'll let others pass comment on it. I'm off to analyse them.
And the draw for Round 1:
1 : Finland vs Republic of Ireland
2 : Norway vs Latvia
3 : Denmark vs Poland
4 : Italy vs Sweden
5 : Switzerland vs England
6 : Germany vs Wales
7 : Northern Ireland vs Austria
8 : Russia vs Belgium
9 : Spain vs Czech Republic
10 : France vs Belarus
11 : Greece vs USA
12 : Scotland vs Euro Merc Team