Point. Although, on the gripping hand, he didn't use a smiley.
Chemical wrote:Very little speculation on what is the goal of the mission. IMO this attack is not against the GK (Vinnie, Charlie and Jillian know how tough the city is) but attempt to capture Prince Ansom while he is riding the dragon express.
HandofShadows wrote:Dancing Cthulhu wrote:And Stanley still has Jack. It would probably, if it ever came down to it, be far easier for him to escape GK with Jack's help then it was escaping the TV/Jillian ambush. Although with Archon magical detection assistance it might not be so easy.
Charlie has to keep his involvement with Jillian very quite. So it's unlikely Archons will be around. And Jack is a Master Class Foolamancer and VERY good at his job. He might even be able to fool the Archons for a time.
Sieggy wrote:I wonder if the Archons can teleport, or Charlie can teleport them . . .when Charlie was hired by the RCC in Book 1, there didn't appear to be any time lapse between Charlie ordering the Archons into action and their arrival. Same thing when all of a sudden GK was up to its neck in Archons after Parson let Charlie know what forces he needed to take GK. If this is the case, though, they SHOULD have been able to escape when GK went nuclear . . . unless they can be dispatched from Charlescomm HQ via some kind of gate. If so, Jillian & company could lay in wait, and when the target appears, notify Charlie, who could then dispatch overwhelming firepower in support. Of course, if he does so, it sort of tips his hand . . .
MarbitChow wrote:GK has better defences, more manpower (well, not Manpower, but still...), more dragons, and more money now than they did before 3000+ troops marched on it in the first book.
fjolnir wrote:This is a fairly info ridden update since we know that Faq has "Only tunnel and air access." with the lack of gobwins and gwiffons not being on the excluded ally list along with the fairly cryptic "didn't pop much infantry" while having "more than enough" even though we've only seen warlords, gwiffond and megalogwiffs popped makes me think that charlie shifted the goblins from gk's mountainous tunnel region to Faqs moutainous tunnel region.
atteSmythe wrote:Chemical wrote:Very little speculation on what is the goal of the mission. IMO this attack is not against the GK (Vinnie, Charlie and Jillian know how tough the city is) but attempt to capture Prince Ansom while he is riding the dragon express.
Excellent theory. Parson was concerned with losing Stanley in an ambush while dwagon-hunting, so they send archons along...think they use the same strategy with the mount relay, or have they gotten sloppy?
BLANDCorporatio wrote:Thinking that Charlie pulled another natural-alliance-turning trick on the Gobwins, and made them natural allies of Jetstone? That would be fun.
atteSmythe wrote:Hey, that's a very good point. We've been told not even fliers can make it over high peaks...unless "Mountain Units" can also make it through the gap, those giants can't even get back to FAQ.
teratorn wrote:Not really. Stanley has less than 100 dwagons and Charlie probably has been popping gobwins and archons like there's no tomorrow, and probably not taking contracts in order to build a massive strike force. And then there's the talk about killing someone attuned to an arkentool, and we've learned the number of archons. A decapitation strike seems feasible.
Stanley isn't really needed anymore, except as being attuned to the hammer. Parson god of thunder?
Telva wrote:Akkristor wrote:If anything, i'm guessing that Turnamancers, in addition to their personal upkeep, require a hefty Schmucker cost to speed a unit pop.
Less than perhaps taking the full amount of turns though. If popping units costs schmuckers per turn that is.
Fangthane wrote:Offhand thought (thanks to Dancing Cthulhu - Presuming that (like units) a volcano can only be uncroaked once and then is "dead-dead", I wonder if, given another dead volcano anywhere, Wanda, Sizemore and Maggie could link to Decrypt it. Or would that pretty much be Ragnarok? (assuming it'd just keep on gushing molten rock permanently)
Decorus wrote:Charlie has over 120 Archons on hand along with 700 golems if Charlie wanted to wipe GK off the map he could easily considering. Keep in mind Charlie is not hurting for cash as he is hired out all over Erfworld farther out then most people even believe Erfworld expands to. This is also the number he had on hand when they were croaked....
Maybe they would never see one another again.
Vinny had his feet on the tower as she lifted skyward. She saw her armada filling the sky with yellow death, and thought it would almost be easier that way.
Dancing Cthulhu wrote:Furousha wrote:intercepting Ansom actually wouldnt be so hard....
And thinking on it, a foreshadow of some sort of capture mission might have occurred in this update, since we got to see how effective a megalogwiff is in capturing even a level six warlord:
""Capture!" Jillian shouted to her stack. Her mount took it as a command. It flew her in fast, shouldering its way between the Giants, and planted itself on the fleeing warlord. The megalogwiff pinned him in the doorway and enveloped his body, leaving only his head exposed."
Wender wrote:Am I completely crazy, or does this make sense to someone else, too?
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