Smoker wrote:some stuff
Pretty sure new troops would need to be popped in a friendly city or settlement and can't be popped in mid-air in the middle of a battlefield.
That does make sense, however I dont think its stated anywhere. Do natural allies even have settlements? I dont recall hearing about one, and NA's need some mechanism for reproduction when they are not currently allied with a side. Perhaps you can
just pop units in the same hex as the tribe Cheif...
Alternatively, the Hobgoblins beg Slately to let them turn to Jetstone, so that they ARE in a friendly city, then they pull a nasty and switch back... but I seem to recall reading that Gobwins and Marbits cant (or just wont?) ally to the same side
Krennson wrote:oooh... there's an unpleasant possibility. Assume that the arkenpliers can work across the air/ground boundary.
That's quite an assumption.
Possible, but it's a coin toss at this point from what we know.
Use your own PEOPLE as falling weapons.
I'm pretty sure that's the plan. The exact logistics are still up for debate, however.
I agree with the good Doctor. The story is heavily suggesting they use the "fall" mechanism to cross boundaries. If they jump, crash, pop, or drop is unknown. After that, Wanda decrypts any and every corpse available.
Also there's been talk about "food fights" and "harvesting" units, but I dont know of any way to exploit this: Remember that Bogroll could not be decrypted because there was not enough of him, so decrypting dwagonburgers doesn't sound like it could work, even if you COULD get them into the field. I think this is a dead end, unless there's a new rule that Parson knows that we dont.
The only other way to read the "food fight" and "harvesting" lines, is to find a way to exploit Jetstone's reduced treasury. If there was some way to force Jetstone to spend shmuckers, they would have to harvest/disband units to stay afloat. I still dont see how that can win the battle though, since they dont have to pay upkeep until the start of their next turn anyway.
The clue's I'm particularly interested in are "It's raining men." "Its simple, its dumb, its a cheat and it may not work. And if it does work, it'll be a mess. We're gonna lose most of you anyway." "It involves turning this battle into a food fight" "I do see an exploit here, but we need Wanda alive."
Although interestingly enough..
Jack, in text update 21 wrote:"...juice will be spent on us. And then..."
He leaned forward and tapped the Arkenpliers with his cane, affronting the Decrypted and annoying Wanda. "...must be spent again. Provided you are alive. And quick enough to catch us as we fall."
Implies that Jack doesn't think Wanda can decrypt across zones, so Wanda might need to get to ground, and take a risk on Falling.
There are a few more things I'm looking forward to seeing, though..
1) Will Charlie join in the fight, even though he is reluctant to reveal himself to Parson? A concentrated force of Archons (who are immune to foolamancy) could really spoil Wanda's day.
2) Will the mystery of the missing goblins become relevant?
3) What is Parson going to the Armory for? Do they keep luckamancy scrolls there, to try to tip the odds on the Fall?
No, no. It hit him in the brain because it killed him. - Dante