Our hard fought Glitch games with Sharugames are over, and I was fortune enough to win both. I added some commentary as I felt the games deserved a few words:
In the first one, at the start I seized the unit advantage with a scrambler attacked that cost way too many wits. This allowed Sharu to land one of these juicy bombs that you end up with additional wits. It's very difficult to recover from such a blow, but Sharu maybe left one too many units in range too quickly, and I was able to mount an all-in attack from a defensive position. I think the starting soldier that remained idle up to that moment surprised Sharu and it was that soldier that raced through the backdoor at the end. Had he played safe for a few turns after the bomb, I think the game was easily his, as my army was in shatters and the numerical advantage of units in such shape wouldn't have had meant much when the field got crowded\ especially with one or more bombshells in place.. For my part, I was very lousy at the beginning and probably deserved to lose, but investing on the sniper was the right decision, as it not only kept the shell away from the 3rd row, but was also able to ride home the army for victory.
In the second, Sharu launched an early scrambler attack, more effective than mine in the other game, but I was still ready for it, and seized the control of the center. I built a couple of runners not to fall for any lurking scrambles, and also to save some wits for the shell. I was looking at 3rd row right for the shell, but when it was safe, I put it in the centre. I was a bit concerned with a possible play with the scramble on his turn, but when he moved his units out of shell's range instead, it was a relief. A shell on the 3rd needs to be repelled or better killed or even better scrambled asap, otherwise it suffocates you when it settles. I was in total control once being able to hang on there. Sharu still put on a fight and tried a few things, but with the tie at balance at 1-1, I was very cautious and moved my shell to a safer spot, was strong at the weak side, and at the end the bombshell on 3rd row with a strong backup was too much to overcome.
Thanks a lot @Sharugames or these amazing games. They don't come more intense than these. Great fun. And congrats on taking the tiebreaker game I was foolish to fall for that trick, but you bullied me into submission early in the game really well.