Nihila wrote:Small infantry are all very well, but against a stack of Gowems, they might as well pack up until the last combats. I understand the inefficiency, the difficulty to reinforce, etc., but I am unconvinced that there is any other way to beat the Bump.
There is. Well, there are, two.
One is to NOT fall back, but press on, regardless. IF you want big units, that's great, however precisely since they'll need quite some time to get to field, we are at a disadvantage. GB pops large units and they are already where needed. Falling back, building up- GB does the same, and will be no easier to take in a few turns when they have even more Gowems dealing even more retaliatory damage.
Two is Minotaurs and/or Wion Hunters. Minotaurs are carriable, easy to mass, and good (but not optimal) attack-wise. Wion Hunters are attack optimal for their hit point count, tough and carriable.
Okey guys we have our answer. Here's what I suggest.
1) We vote on whether to press on to GB. Just in case anyone is asking, my vote is YES.
Yes, we'll suffer casualties. However, said casualties would be worse if we allow even more Gowems to pop.
2) We do some basic Mist rearrangements. There's some hexes we need to send Mists to, that are near our base. Kettwey can bellow an order via Megaphone to a Mist, and have it relay the order as it moves. Relaying orders to stray troops (Field Gun, Ewephant, Blunderbuss) is also a must, but easy. The orders are, get to C5
3) Still waiting on Sihoiba
's plan, but in principle it will be about sending Kettwey's stack, with a few Mists aboard, to the location of the item and once there, unload the Mists and spread them in nearby unexplored hexes.
4) Daimyo of Risun, along with some Heavy Aimursas, a Dwaconian and some Kanites, may also go to the location of the item. Maybe some other small infantry would spread out in a few nearby hexes, to allow us to see what's there without needing to scout.
So far, following the above, we establish a good presence at the item (and nearby road), while also having deep Mist cover for our own base.
Hopefully we would also have voted for attack, in which case things will be interesting.
The whole point of this is lost if you keep it a secret.