Nnelg wrote:That brings another thought to mind:
If I were attacking Charlie's city, how would I do it?
With all of Charlie's defenses, any conventional siege will turn into a meat grinder. I see four ways to deal with it:
- 1: Direct Assault - Accept the casualty rate, overwhelm with shear numbers. Some clever maneuvering can decrease the casualty rate, but it'll still be a bloodbath.
- 2: Extended Siege - Effect an economic and military blockade of his city. Archons will be able to sneak through this, but over time patrols will catch and croak most of them. This combined with a cutoff of funds from mercenary work will shrink the size of Charlie's army, making a conventional assault more feasible.
- 3: Ender Gambit - Hit hard and fast, advance forwards without regards to casualties, collateral, or securing the rear quarters. Target is Charlie (or perhaps the Arkendish). If just one dwagon makes through to croak him, it's game over.
- 4: Fool's Mate - Trick Charlie to move the bulk of his forces out of the city, or at least out of the garrison. Then attack him from an unexpected angle.
5: Bombardment - Build Siege Weapons or even better cannons, and hurl huge chunks of rock from outside the city when its not Charlie's turn. Destroy the city without being in danger.
6: Summon Fat Man - And by Fat Man I don't mean Parson. Preferably just throw it through the MK side portal. Before hand I recommend saying the titans will smite all your foes, and publicly threaten Charlie with the Titans' wrath.