0beron wrote:effataigus wrote:The enemy's best hopes lay with...hitting her so asymmetrically that her side doesn't get *any* kills.
This is exactly what I'm fearing. That someone will be clever enough to find a strategic weakness in her forces and attack them at this weak moment asymmetrically.
Inferno allowing, she'll have fliers, she'll have archers, she'll have heavies, Warlords, infantry to hold the walls, I'm really not seeing any significant gaps in their capabilities. They won't have much in the way of tunnel units, but that's not a problem as Spacerock has no tunnel space. I suppose there could be an undiscovered cavern complex down there complete with rivers and mushroom forests, but I really think there isn't much chance of Wanda being chased out of the city by a hitherto unsuspected horde of war moles. Numbers are a bit low but she has the Arkenpliers and a high end estimate of living casualties since she left could stretch to over a thousand.
Who could even attack them? Charlie could send in the Archons... but there should be a lot of archers in that city, an air force and there could be as many as five Casters, plus, you know, the Arkenpliers. Would Charlie really risk taking Parson on in circumstances like that? Jetstone are retreating, plus they were down to around fifteen hundred men before Slately charged the garrison. They simply may not have the manpower to retake the city, even without Wanda raising the fallen. Haggar probably didn't lose half their army as Charlie asked of them, but they did lose their Chief Warlord and left a lot dead behind them as they retreated. Attacking a weakened victor was their plan, but after their own losses, do they really have the power to take Spacerock with both Wanda and Parson in it? Faq are mostly undamaged, but they're bottom feeders and probably out of range already for today at least, which means they wouldn't be able to attack before Wanda's able to leave the city and start recruiting (and there's a hex littered with Haggar and Jetstone dead not so very far away).
Charlie may well be able to pull off a threatening attack, but if Wanda's in the City and Parson can freely escape to the Magick Kingdom if things get too hot? Hard to see him risking it.