Aster Azul wrote:Am I the only one who thinks that Ansom on the spidew looks kinda cool?
He certainly does... I wonder if mount wise it matters it is a spidew as opposed to his usual carpet? Or is a mount a mount when it comes to riding them?
Jorgath wrote:You know, while I will say that Ansom looks pretty awesome on that spidew, I can't help but remember another moment with a Gobwin Knob Chief Warlord directing a battle on a spidew...
Hmmmm.... hopefully the taste of key lime pie wont be know to any major character today from either side. Defeat and/or victory sure, but not key lime pie.
Oberon wrote:Ansom can dance fight, he led the *ptui* dance fight of the entire RCC force that could not dance fight, remember? It seems to be a Warlord ability, but it may not be universal to all Warlords.
I guess it depends on how it works. Do you just need a warlord who can dance fight to lead the units or do the units themselves also need to be able to dance fight? I read it as Ansom being the "leader" but both he and his forces were being guided by the dance/foola Archons (who also might have had leadership) since he didn't have the ability himself either.
Looking back I might be mistaken and Ansom could have it - although was he watching/following the DDR arrows himself? He did have the dance platform on his carpet at the time.
I don't think it is universal to all warlords either, but who knows. Always new things to learn in Erfworld.
Parson told Bogroll "Almost no one in Ansom's coalition can dance fight", which I always took to mean that the rank and file RCC units could not dance fight, but that the Warlords could as it was an innate ability. That would be "almost no one", as the Warlords compared to the bulk of the units were a very small number.
Well Vinnie could probably Dance fight (would Parson have know at the time he had left) but no one else at all in the Coalition side displayed it until the Archons started up, and Parson strategy was primarily to get rid of the Archons leading/guiding it (since thats how they were described). I guess that works either way, it would have stopped Ansom and the troops dancing, or it would just stop the troops if Ansom can dance fight.
Of course dance fighting seems less useful then if the rank and file can only dance fight if they also have the ability as well as being led by a dance fighting warlord (or by a foolamancy display) - I always imagined it as a dance fighting capable individual guiding the rest through the relatively simple motions set by the leader.
And of course... Archons with Foolamancy combined with a dance fighting capable Warlord can let any unit dance fight. *ptui*
Well foola and I'd think dance fighting as well. Out of all the Archons Charlie sent to GK how many had the right combination of abilities? Four? And they were probably higher lv in order to have them...
multilis wrote:He was overconfident but that was at first because of experiencing Stanley's former 'leadership', and then later not expecting betrayal at a parley by a 'hopelessly beaten' force.
Part of his current mindset is probably from learning from his mistakes at battle for GK. He is still hampered by desire to impress others/pride, and his distrust of Parson. (If he were smarter would use Parson similar to how he used Vinnie in past).
Good point. And I guess that is part of being a good leader - learning from your mistakes. Possibly through overconfidence and underestimation of GK he didn't have enough contingencies or the right ones (and sometimes there are things you just can't plan for) and he doesn't want to be in the situation again.
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.