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TV1000 Amazon Starting Roster

Amazon Starting Roster Overview:

Amazon teams are blessed with cheap players who are hard to knock over. This makes them one of the more effective teams at low team values. Their team rerolls are also cheap which also helps along with all the team skill rerolls. Your choices really are if you want to start with more rerolls or more players and there isn’t much really in the way of starting the team that you have to decide to start without.

Reroll Heavy TV1000 Amazon Starting Roster:

QuantityPlayer / ItemCost
5Linewomen250k
1Thrower70k
1Catcher70k
4Blitzers360k
4Rerolls200k
1Apothecary50k
Total1,000k

This is my favoured starting roster for an Amazon team as I like starting with a lot of rerolls. The team has eleven players and also an Apothecary which is a pseudo twelfth player. You could elect to have another Linewoman instead, though the Apothecary can save you the cost of one of you more expensive positional players.

Starting with all four Blitzers is really a must in my opinion, they are the core of the Amazon team and starting with both Block and Dodge is great. Their strength skill access is also the most important on the team, so having them from the outset gives the maximum time to generate SPP.

As you start with four rerolls, you could just max the team out with Linewomen up to the needed eleven. You do have 40k left over from doing that though which will let you upgrade two of them to Throwers or Catchers as you see fit. There are arguments for starting with both Throwers, both Catchers or one of each. Early on though you will want to score with your Blitzers to get Guard as soon as possible. Which is more effective to start with between Throwers or Catchers really doesn’t make much difference because of that.

You could also drop the Apothecary which would let you afford all the positional players, though I being able to save the cost of a Blitzer from game one is more valuable in my opinion and you can also use it to save a player from a KO if you wanted to risk that.

Player Heavy TV1000 Amazon Starting Roster:

QuantityPlayer / ItemCost
6Linewomen300k
1Thrower70k
1Catcher70k
4Blitzers360k
3Rerolls150k
1Apothecary50k
Total1,000k

This is really a slight variation from the previous roster in that you exchange a reroll for an extra reserve, giving you twelve players and an Apothecary. Unfortunately you are 10k short of getting one more players so I would use that leftover 40k to upgrade two Linewomen into a Thrower and a Catcher. I think one of each is handy to have in case you need to do a quick score. The Pass and Catch skill rerolls could be critical to have, especially as you have given up one of your team rerolls for that extra player.

While I personally prefer the four reroll roster, this one does have more merit if joining into a league where you are playing more developed teams. You can use your inducements to get an extra team reroll and that extra player is more likely to be needed as well. You could get even more players by dropping a Blitzer though I think this would be a mistake, the team performs so much better when you have them all at your disposal.

TV1000 Amazon Starting Roster Summary:

I’ve given the two main starting options for the Amazon team, there are minor considerations for each, mainly to do with the Thrower or Catchers and it is really down to personal preference. There aren’t really many other teams that can start with a lot of rerolls and in effect twelve or more players. Due to this Amazon teams are probably one of the most straight forward and easy teams when it comes to deciding what you want to start with.

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7 Responses to TV1000 Amazon Starting Roster

  1. Dr. Rudolf von Richten January 8, 2011 at 8:46 pm #

    Wow, I would not have expected this. For me the only way to start with an Amazon team is:

    4x Blitzers (90) = 360
    2x Catchers (70) = 140
    2x Throwers (70) = 140
    3x Linewomen (50) = 150
    4x Rerolls (50) = 200
    Total = 990

    With 10k banked for an Apo

    If you want to be safe, switch one Reroll for the Apo, but I see no reason not to take all the positionals at the start, since you can easily do so and they’re better than linewomen in every way.

    • Coach January 8, 2011 at 9:45 pm #

      The thought behind it is that an Apothecary can save you the cost of a Blitzer. Having the extra Pass or Catch doesn’t really make that much difference early on either when you are usually going to be concentrating on scoring with the Blitzers. Those extra positionals on the pitch also increases the likelihood that one of them gets injured too!

      Starting that way your next purchases are going to be the Apothecary and then some more Linewomen, so starting with those extra Linewomen and the Apothecary isn’t like you are starting with players you are going to want to get rid of later like with some other teams. At the end of the day though it is just my personal preference, if something different works for you then by all means stick with it.

  2. Dr. Rudolf von Richten January 8, 2011 at 10:15 pm #

    I see your point, and if I knew my first game was going to be v.s. some heavy bashing team, I might reconsider my starting lineup, but even then, I think the extra thrower and catcher are going to be worth it.

    None of your players is very fast, so you’re fairly easily outpositioned; with both throwers & catchers, that’s less likely. In addition, having only one of each means your opponent has to get rid of only two players to seriously disrupt your offence.

  3. Coach January 8, 2011 at 10:53 pm #

    The Amazon offence is typically caging the ball and running it. Passing doesn’t play a big part in that at least the way that is typically recommended and how I play them.

  4. xtn January 10, 2011 at 2:56 pm #

    Personally, I like to take advantage of the cheap re-rolls;
    4 Blitzers – 360k
    7 Lineswomen – 350k
    5 Re-rolls – 250k
    40k – Banked to guarantee you an Apothecary after the first game.

    If you find yourself in a situation where you are forced into the passing game, the re-rolls offset the lack of pass or catch, but also come in handy for caging and shutting down the opponents offence.

    • Coach January 10, 2011 at 2:59 pm #

      I can see some merit to that. What I will bring up about it though is that you have a Dodge reroll on every player and four players with Block. Do you really need five rerolls? I imagine there are a lot of times you don’t use them all up, though getting outnumbered is a more likely issue due to the low armour.

  5. Juriel January 16, 2011 at 8:12 pm #

    Me, I don’t see a reason to build a team with more than 3 rerolls. If you have extra money, get that apo.

    One Thrower can be useful in the long run as an extra option, but they’re really not that useful to start with. If they had Sure Hands, they’d be an easy pick, but now that Pass skill is mostly fluff. An extra gameplay option is nice, but it’s do undependable until you build them up, and by then you realize you’re not really using their passing skills ever.

    But both Catchers really are useful to take along, because while they suck as Catchers, they’re your only Agility access players. That means they become your blodger + Sidestep + Diving Tackle man-markers against other Catcher types. So they should be in the team from the start.

    Blitzers are, of course, non-negotiable.

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