True that. She's doing a damn silly thing in a damn silly way.
Whispri wrote:I'm struck by what an awful Queen she is, going out and risking the existence of her entire side like that. The way she looks back to the good old days of getting her units slaughtered with her own reckless incompetence is also a bad sign. Stanley is officially a better ruler than she.
I don't think this is quite fair to her. She was a Barbarian Warlord for a long time. She had no responsibilities and no ties except for today's contract- and, she never wanted to rule anyway. I suspect the only reason she agreed to rebuild FAQ was that she thought it was the best option available to her for getting revenge for Ansom's croaking. It would be understandable if she were chafing a bit at being tied down- and, a level 9 ruler on a Megalogwiff probably isn't at much risk from anything short of a fullsize army.
Reckless incompetence is harsh. Her employer set her up- or at least, gave her woefully inadequate intelligence. And getting your units slaughtered is par for the course on erfworld. Basic troops are pure cannon fodder- and they are content with that role. Remember the piker who got captured and croaked, whose only regret was that he had never gotten to use his spear?
I don't care how long she shirked the responsibilities she was created for, one freshly popped unit is not going to fare any better than a top level plated red ridden by Stanley the Tool. Or thirty Dwagons with leadership and Artifact bonuses plus rock fighting knights for that matter. And her turn starting at dawn is not
proof that she's safe, as shown by her fear of Archon ambush when the fact was brought home to her. Her entire side
would fall if she was ambushed. Every unit in the field dead. Every City frozen in time until someone found and killed them. How many feral, fire breathing Dwagons would it take to leave her falling to her doom? How many arrows? I realise she only cares about her own wants and needs, but that's what makes her such a terrible Queen.
Harsh? Not a bit of it, she had a safe hex behind her she could have fallen back to. And then
she could have scouted other hexes while displaying actual caution. And yes I read her excuses, even if he did
pay her fees just so she could die running away, if her attitude towards scouting missions wasn't 'chaaaaaaaaarge!' she wouldn't have been in that mess. And she was
hired to provide intelligence.