a) you're making a mistake with the Statue. Give it a defense of a mere 1. Since you're planning to mix the Statue with a ton of minigolems, average Defense will be 1 anyway.
b) what Azgrut
said. In particular, I think 2.2 was produced to counter the Grezling sploit, which would have made Dwagons ridiculous.Azgrut
, by my estimation, the Gametank costs a "mere" 146. It's still ludicrously inefficient though.LtDave, and all others
I think you made the changes so that small-many units are not as favoured as they used to be before, in 2.1, correct?
My fear is that under current rules, small-many units are still favoured, just not in the short term, which arguably is worse.
So people, show me why this is not the best strategy: WAIT, pop a gazillion Grezlings (modified, now with range of a mere 1), and a few bags of hitpoints (units with 30 hits, but all other stats at 1). Eventually, the difference between the firepower of an army of this composition and an army of Dwagons/Twolls/Gobwins (and pure Gobwin is better for GB btw) will be so ludicrously large that it will not be compensated for by the time it takes that huge force to get from A to GB.
This is because we can make a unit that gives 1 Attack for 3 pop points, optimal under current rules. Any Dwagon-style unit (tough and fast) will pay a huge penalty for that, so it won't deliver much firepower. Gobwins will be better than Dwagons, but if they are not too different from TBfGBv1, their Attack per cost is still worse than 1/3.
Cost is 3 + 6 + 2 = 11. Attack/Cost is therefore 2/11, or slightly worse than 1/5.
Cost is 3 + 6 + 3 = 12, with Att/Cost of 3/12 = 1/4, better but smaller than 1/3.
Firepower of armies increases linearly with unit count, so after a while (and that's the problem, a LOOOONG, LOOOOOOOOOOOOOONG while) the Grezling army will overtake the Gobwins, with enough margin to allow for transit time.
I hasten to add that the fact that the optimal strategy is waiting does not mean that this is what we should, in fact, do. However it seems a bit odd of the rules to behave that way.
The whole point of this is lost if you keep it a secret.