In one of our matches at the Twin Cities Winter Kubb Tournament this year we saw a strategy from our opponents that I didn't really understand. We were playing the Settlers of Baton and we were ahead pretty good. I think there were 6 field kubbs going back and forth.
On their turn to throw the Kubbs in they huddled for a bit and then took the first Kubb and threw it far, nearly to our baseline. They then threw the remainder of the Kubbs close to the centerline.
I really can't figure out whey they threw that one Kubb far. Our only guess was that they felt that they would not be able to topple all of the Field Kubbs and they threw that one long to limit the advantage line that we would have had.
The strategy didn't work. They didn't topple the upfield field kubbs and we got a very aggressive advantage line and ended up winning the match. But this strategy still makes me wonder.
Does this make sense? Or is something else going on? Or am I just thinking about it too much?