Glenn wrote:This move suggests to me that Don is making very long term plans, and believes Faq can stay out of the war at least until the new heir pops. By keeping Jillian's army much smaller than it would normally be, he is insuring that Jillian won't attack Stanley until much later than she would have otherwise have done. He's holding Faq in reserve, while putting the burden of fighting Stanley on Transylvito and the other members of the formal Royal alliance.
Well put, Don is very very smart. There might be another reason involved too - for now Faq is financed by Don and there is no intelligence about Stanley, besides he's retaking cities as fast as possible. You don't have to pop the gwiffons unless you absolutely sure they will be needed (You paying for them and their upkeep). And 60 turns delay should give enough information to decide which units should be popped in Faq.