Whispri wrote:There's a very good case for saying that duty requires the formation of a new Side. Spares the Overlord the risk of twelve Turns in the field for one thing. Never mind that the closest friendly City to Spacerock has already been sacked.
And will disband every Gobwin Knob field unit and leave every single city except for Gobwin Knob and Spacerock vulnerable until reclaimed. No, Gobwin Knob is not going to be creating a new side this turn. And if it did, I still don't see how it would qualify as genius. When Parson says he's planning a genius move, I would expect something game breaking, something Erfworlder's wouldn't think possible.
I do agree that splitting the side would be a good idea for all sorts of reasons, but it should not
happen at the site of it's current capital, because that would destroy the existing side. Just let Wanda have Unaroyal for now, and give Parson Spacerock after
the capital is switched back, or maybe even have him come over and claim Gobwin Knob. I mean, there's no rule saying two tightly allied sides can't have both rulers at the same capital, right?
None of that's true. It can't be, or else this plan
simply could not work as described. As for genius, finding a way around the problem of starting a new Side with Gobwin Knob Units in the City sounds smart enough to me.
BakaGrappler wrote:And everyone is so full of their own crazy ideas (Trick Charlie! Make his own side! Undust Sylvia!) that they fail to see the very conventional, Occom's Razor style, strategy that I keep describing. Haggar units in the region. They were never in the city, they never retreated from the city. 100 Rockers in the area that Parson KNOWS are there. Haggar has never seen decryption, and who could resist a capitol site with so few defenders?
Bury the dead in very shallow dirt (Sizemore's Dirtamancy), place the remaining defenders in a place to lure Haggar into the field of the buried dead, Mass Decrypt at the command, and have 300 soldiers and 5 warlords ambush the now leaderless Haggar units, netting another 100 free units. Mass slaughter, little loss, element of surprise, realistic strategy, and no excitable leaps of logic, and requires the use of Dirtamancy BEFORE Decryption.
Is it because my strategy holds no enormous gaping holes of logic or unrealism that people are not bothering to read or comment on it?
Well like I said earlier, if
they're still in range, they're the remnants of a defeated army, plus they haven't been mentioned for ages.
I don't really see what advantage that ambush plan has to just hiding in the dungeon or something tbh.
Zeku wrote:Anyone who thinks that Wanda is willing to work for Parson, you've been drinking too much forum-flavored Koolaid.
She's only concerned about her own imaginary fate.
Parson is simply a 'tool' to achieve this fate.
She isn't stupid, and can see that Charlie is just as clever as Parson. The pliers are the only overall power difference between them, and she's the one who is holding them. Whoever she chooses to work for will probably win.
She doesn't seem to have any problem with working for him at the moment.
Her Fate isn't imaginary. The very first page of Book Zero made that very clear.
And Charlie is merely the reason she no longer has a girlfriend.
You expect her to trust a Carniemancer? A Carniemancer who spawned Olive Branch?