With Infamy’s recent war declaration we have now all five top tribes involved in war that will most likely determine the winner of W90. We have two clear opposing camps with Infamy and BiP on one side and TEA, P-W, W A R and Q-EST on the other (I will refer to them as TEA alliance TEAA) When comparing and analysing the two sides we need to take into consideration few factors. Points: Infamy and BiP have combined 94.5 million against 81.7 million for the TEA alliance including W A R’s academy tribe Q-EST. The 12.7 million point difference is quite significant as it translates to 1586 villages at the current 8033 points per village average between the TEAA. Number of members involved: We have currently 153 members in TEAA against the 79 in Infamy and BiP. We can already see that TEAA is far behind in points. TEA leadership needs to work extremely hard to compensate for the point deficit it has and it has to be a task and a half to coordinate 153 accounts from 4 tribes scattered all over the southern map. In that instance Infamy and BiP have much easier job to do. They are two separate tribes with two strong leaderships and they don’t have to make combined OP’s against TEAA unless they want to. TEAA is in much different position. They have to coordinate all 4 tribes for defensive purposes. No wonder Al decided to move to P-W. They needed a person with full understanding of TEA strategy and position to be able to coordinate P-W war efforts. 153 Accounts on the other hand have a lot of room for internalling and moving players on less active accounts. As inactivity can be a big factor in late game it can be a benefit to TEA to have a big roster. I can see TEA continue to Internal P-W players and W A R player replacing those internalled in P-W. It is a good strategy and the faster TEA internals them the better for their tribe. Location: Until recently we had Infamy/W A R&TEA front being limited to the few western continents with heavily condensed borders. Since yesterday a large group of remaining FARM members have joined Infamy opening new fronts against TEA and P-W on the south-western rim. I am sure it came to TEA as a surprise and instantly it feels like a thorn in their side. BiP/TEA front is a long one going across 5 continents giving both tribes a lot of opportunities to op various players in different locations. BiP is much more clustered focused entirely on TEA and small P-W eastern cluster. TEA and P-W have larger spread and several more isolated clusters being their weak points. Looking at P-W itself they have a lot of players all over the place and unless they are well coordinated with TEA working as one tribe they would be in huge disadvantage. Quality of members: TEA has a group of very talented players who since the beginning have been aggressive and performed very well in multiple OPs. That experience will have enormous value for this war. That combined with strong leadership from Trex and Jake are the pillars for the alliance. But that is 45 members what about the other 108? I am sure there are more good players in P-W and W A R family but even if you had 50 less experience ones that can hurt badly if they were targeted by either Infamy or BiP. On the other had Infamy and BiP have kept their roster much lower, being premades they have members who have played together on other worlds. Those 79 accounts are mostly co played, are active and experienced. As I mentioned before both leaderships have much less members to control meaning less strain on the op planners and coordinators but also in my opinion better op execution. Also BiP and Infamy have more member stability with only 207 tribal changes against 473 not even counting WAR’s academy. That low rotation adds up to comradeship and the quality of both tribes. Believe me or not I tied to be unbiased here. Taking into consideration all above factors BiP and Infamy are in much better position at this point in time. Of course there are many other nuances that should also be considered. Leadership stability and activity of members on both sides will be the major factor for any tribe’s success and only time will tell if one of the tribes will fail in that part. The Battleground: We have seen a good coverage and analysis of BiP vs TEA war on externals provided by Nemesis (https://forum.tribalwars.net/index.php?threads/the-resistance.278931/page-3) and the start of the war has been well covered with stats over the weeks. But since Infamy entered the conflict the externals have been rather quiet (apart from usual arguing we do). So I went through some stats and here are my findings. Starting from BiP they have been focusing heavily on OP against .facepalm (29 lost) in the core and TrustMeImLying (24 lost) in the East. In the same time BiP continued to clear –DC- taking 47 villages. In response TEA has run a successful counter OP on BiP targeting King Ragnar, King Banana , ODA Junkie and ViolentlyPeaceful taking a total of 54 villages. TEA has also nobled 34 FARM villages and continued fighting ex farm players which have moved to Infamy. Infamy focused mostly on WAR in the west taking 44 villages in its first OP. They have skirmished here and there with TEA nobling another 5. WAR in response intensified their barb nobling efforts taking 32 in the last 4 days not taking one village from Infamy. They have managed to take one village from FARM. P-W had a similar idea taking 58 barbs but they have at least taken 15 villages from BiP in the East. So we have seen a lot of action across the battlefield. With recent recruitment of FARM members by Infamy we will see more TEA/Infamy war stats in coming weeks. WAR will most likely be losing more villages and I don’t think TEA can do much about it. BiP and TEA will continue with weekly OP’s and slowly we will have a clearer picture of where the war is heading. I wish both sides all the best. It has been a very entertaining world so far and this war is like a cherry on the cake. I hope no tribe will disband due to internal issues and we will have a long and clear war for months to come.