Poor Ansom, he just can't catch a break it seems, even with Stanley fully on his side. And now Oss is riding around on his flying carpet like he owns the place. And I do like Parson response to Stanley's misreading of the situation in regards to Wanda.
And I'm also suspicious. Suspicious Wanda has some other reason for wanting to lead. From all appearances it looks like she is going for the throat, but I think there is some irony at work though. Wanda telling Ansom his feelings might interfere? Of course we haven't seen Ansom affected at all by the fact Jillian is there (and from the summer updates we know his feelings towards her were affected by decryption).
And Wanda telling it like it is? The decrypted don't truly belong to GK any more then their original side, they belong to her... which I think it the main problem with the idea decryption is a preferable state of being then the alternative.
Nows7 wrote:I just wish I could get a bead on Stanly. He chews out parson for being late then he asks Parson's advice, then seems to be defensive of Ansom from Parson.
I suspect there is a lot of reasons. Insecurity and doubt maybe, hidden behind the bluster might be some of it. And Parson's advice just served to reinforce what he already had in mind anyway.
gameboy1234 wrote:Yes, Wanda seems to have something up her sleeve. Why else would she be giving directions to Ossomer now, when she could just issue them in battle. Also, Wanda is sure handling a lot of tactical details that I would have expected Parson to handle.
Well, it is sometimes good to have your commander know what needs to happen before you get to the point it needs to happen at.
And true, Wanda seems to be considering herself something of a warlord these days. Maybe she has grown cocky (more so then usual) since her plan of capturing Oss worked so well. Even down to deciding on abandoning units in the event of something going wrong.
CnSvnc wrote:Also also, Jack is fine. The possibility that he might be croaked or decrypted never crossed my mind and was surprised to find some people on forums actually thought that might happen. He's too awesome to lose.
Be thankful Wanda didn't have her way.
PlotArmour wrote:Hrmmm, I dunno, Ansom not being there is a loss... but in a way, won't it throw a huge wrench in Jillian's plans to get Ansom? It might end up being a boon.
When did we find out Jillian's plan was to get Ansom?
MonteCristo wrote:Y'know i still feel as though these numbers are more unbalanced than Parson made it seemed
i mean, 68 dwagons + 20? archons vs 26 gwiffens + 6 Meglogwiffs + 9 unipegitaurs... either i'm really underestimating the meglogwiffs and gwiffens or GK's got a pretty clear advantage with raw units
Well traditionally forces in a castle had something of an advantage unless an attacker had a clear superiority in numbers (granted dwagons and Archons mess with "traditionally") or someway to overcome the defense easily - there might still be air-defences, the mystery caster is a factor, Cubbins (if he can do anything) might be.
Plus it might include personal brilliance in the defense. Yes raw units might be the dominating factor, but like with battling for GK... Say Ansom's replacement on the field had a bracer, and run a calc on the likelihood of the RCCI winning now. I'd think they would have got a very high likelihood based upon factors like raw units (lat least 90% +), but we know it didn't happen because Parson used the casters to go nuclear, winning the day for GK. That kind of unlikely event would have been represented in the very small % chance of the RCCI loosing the battle that day.
PlotArmour wrote:Oh, so sizemore surviving had nothing to do with the fact he was Heir... merely that he was near the heir... not the argument you were making, and again, pure speculation.
I thought the mechanics on those sorts of things were kind of clear. Heirs, at least, will survive the death of their side and go barbarian. Any troops under their command at the time (or at the very least in their personal stack) don't disband but remain serving them. This we learnt from Jillian.
Plus there is the slight mystery of what happens when a capital is lost with the heir in the field but the side has other cities. At the moment the consensus seems to be the heir goes barbarian until a capital site is retaken (the lost one, or a capital is established in an alternative city available).
And so my time with the Tardy Elves draws to a close, and I am let to ponder how the experience will... eh, I'll finish later. No need to rush.