HerbieRai wrote:Putting an Idea out there, but instead of having the main stack end at I9, have it at j8 (replacing one of the 14 slave stacks with a few small ranged stacks to take up any attacks). I haven't done the math if everythign can make it, but if they can, that would also let Pinser get xp by attacking the orly in j7 then moving back to j8 all mounted on a manbeawpig, and it would gain us some ground.
A few assumtions I am making are that everything can make it to J8, and that WaterMonkey only started with 1200 pts (I believe thats how much the north wing started with), in which case there's only a max of one orly on his side that we're not seeing (he's got 1195 shown from scouting). If he started with more, there may be another blimpy flying around in the unknown, which wouldn't be a good thing.
Unfortunately the first assumption is wrong, the units we have wouldn't be able to go from our base camp, to hit the orlies in column H and then return to J8, we simply don't have enough units with move to carry things around, and that's not including our various 1 move units.
Secondly if Pinser takes the ManBeawPig I think it means there wouldn't be anything capable of taking Mao out to be able to make his attack (though Crabfist could ride a Christmas Critter in that case).
More importantly though stopping at J8 would allow Gobwin Bump to bring most of it's force to bear against the units
there as two big stacks we can see can both potentially reach there, and either we have to move Swaves from elsewhere making units who can't make J8 vulnerable to attacks or have 9 sacrificial stacks of ranged units (using the cheapest ones 7 Stormtwoopers and 2 Sniper Cats to ensure they don't get hit).
That's replacing a wall worth 28 points (14 Swaves), with one worth 143 (7 Stormtwoopers, 2 Sniper Cats and 5 Swaves)
Plus with 300 points worth of units we can't see hiding somewhere out of sight, even with my plan we might need several stacks of sacrificial storm troopers in I9 just to be on the safe side.
I fully expect the high hits pincer to a be a key Commander for us, I just don't think it's worth risking so many units, just to get him 1XP.