Lamech wrote:Yes, that would make sense, Parson would certainly know at at least some forces have been split away from the Atrium in order to secure the portal. So Wanda took everything tunnel capable with her (all the infantry) and left all the dwagons with Sylvia. Since Parson isn't seen giving any orders about the troops not securing the portal maybe he was expecting Wanda would have them consolidate/defend the atrium till he arrived and then go from there, and not be pushing forward on the attack.
Hitting targets of opportunity (Tram and co.) would seem to be the best way to defend against the units in the city and tower. Right now they are clumped and at a choke point against AoE. I would assume its fairly standard tactics to lock the choke point down. Then the debate comes if trying to go for the win would be more effective than throwing gas, fire, gum and smoke at enemies for protecting the dungeon. I don't think we can tell.
Regardless I think its a better plan than waiting for them to enter the atrium and attack you. If you can get free hits in take them.
True, maybe. But I don't know if Wanda was necessarily thinking ahead to the risk, more just Jack's "Checkmate, wouldn't it be?". She did make a point of saying it was her order, not Parson's. She wasn't really going after targets of opportunity (other then the tower, since she wouldn't know Trem would still be there) or the chokepoint, it was all the tower.
Sure, if they killed Slately quickly the battle would be over before it begun. But every dwagon they loose while failing to kill Slately or doing much damage to Jetstone forces is a dwagon they can't replace and that Parson won't have. Plus it makes me wonder which is the best anti-infantry kind of dwagon? Siege isn't usually what I'd think of sending against infantry, and if I remember rightly purples are considered one of the weaker colours (and thinking back to the earlier conversation in this thread all those other dwagons AoE breath aren't going to be able to help the purples choking up the choke-point much).
BakaGrappler wrote:You are also forgetting that the Dwagons have AoE breath weapons that heavily take advantage of the confined spaces, and their bulk makes it so they can crush units just by shifting their weight in such a small area. The best way to fight a Dwagon is to not fight on it's terms, in my opinion.
I think Artemis' move is the best one they can make at this point. Snipe the Warlords giving the Dwagons their leadership bonuses and then have the mook Stabbers take out the Dwagons as soon as they are weakened. Since Decrypted are Dusted, the countercharge would not have to deal with the corpses and would become a very big surprise for the Decrypted in the Atrium. Things could potentially become a horrifying bloodbath over a few square feet of space in that chokepoint.
Sounds like a good idea.
djones520 wrote:I wonder if an unconcious Chief Warlord still gives a bonus?
An interesting question, I'm not sure.