asweethero wrote:i know of no mounted units that jetstone has that is faster than dwagons but lets say they have some. they MIGHT be able to move the king and tram far enough away to save jetsone (the side) but they have allready indicated that the vast majority of their forces are in and around spacerock and they would not have near enough mounts to get all their casters and warlords let alone troops to safty PLUS they are near broke.
I believe this discussion is about how JS can strategically survive a Pyrrhic victory at Spacerock that leaves the city razed, the GK strike force's dwagons croaked, and Wanda croaked or separated from the Arkenpliers. (The technical "victory" could go to either JS or GK with little difference.)
Here's one way that could happen:
GK executes its cheat.
JS sees the writing on the wall.
Most JS forces that survive GK's "cheat" flee the Spacerock hex, while leaving enough in one section of the garrison to slow down GK's taking of Spacerock.
Someone from JS flies on a unipegataur to the backup capital site and moves the JS capital there before GK takes Spacerock - they may already have a relay set up to facilitate this.
On Charlie's turn, which comes before GK's, he neutralizes the GK strike force's ability or motivation to hunt down the fleeing JS forces.
JS now has some time to rally and rebuild before another significant GK force shows up.
JS's rebuilding could include taking over Haggar with Charlie's support. By "taking over", I mean somehow using an appeal to Royalism, combined with overwhelming force, to capture rather than croak a lot of the defenders. Recall that when all seemed lost at GK, Parson seemed to think that he would be able to negotiate his capture (including turning) as part of the surrender.
If you make a city neutral by croaking the Ruler and then capture the non-garrison defenders by controlling the garrison (which I imagine could include capturing rather than croaking some of the garrison units), I wonder if you even need to "turn" the neutral units you've just captured - they have no Side to be turned from. (I believe Wrigley was captured, croaked and decrypted while Unaroyal still existed, so he was never neutral.)
A merged JS and Haggar, even if they are both weakened by the process, may be stronger than the individual sides ready to stab each other in the back.
By the way, the best strategy for dealing with GK may be causing a war between GK and a coalition of Charlie and the Magic Kingdom. There are already indications that GK has the unique potential of uniting the MK in opposition to it. This strategy could even be carried out after making a truce with GK.