davidbrawley wrote:Now what is Don up to I wonder?
Don is looking for privacy for a call from a friend.
Zeku wrote:Wanda and Jack seem to have that "we've won so we can stop thinking now" air about them.
I read it more as a natural elation after risking death via tower magics, fall, and archers, and finding that you're not only alive, but you've got a decent if not better chance to win. It'd be hard to keep any troops in history from feeling invincible in a similar situation.
oslecamo2 wrote:You know, having private talks behind your chief warlord's back when there's a major crisis going on surely won't score any extra loylaty points for Don.
Meh, it certainly isn't a major crisis for TV...
thorne wrote:I'm under the impression that Jack, despite having thought up the idea, is shocked, actually, that Wanda is basically claiming higher rank than Parson (in panel 7). Wanda is about to deviate from Parson's orders, deliberately. I think this is a subtle representation of a major turning point. Great update!
I'm not at all certain that taking the initiative is the same as "deviating from Parson's orders." Wanda is the Chief caster, after all, and is the ranking Unit on site. She should be free to apply her Commander rank in any way which is not directly contradictory to Parson. And she stated the primary objective clearly enough: "We must take the portal room."
Atomic wrote:Not only is she splitting up her forces, but she's depriving the Decrypted units of their bonus, as well. This isn't gonna bode well for her... She needs to make it all the way to Parson and back before the forces of Jetstone march upon her army. Thankfully, she should have a chance to get back while Slately makes that call... Attempts to make a call, at least.
Meh, she is applying siege to a target where siege is appropriate, and is taking the remainder of her units after the main objective. The siege capable units and supporting units also may act as a rear guard, while also potentially croaking the King of the opposing Side by taking down his tower. This doesn't seem foolish to me.
thorne wrote: shocked, actually, that Wanda is basically claiming higher rank than Parson (in panel 7).
I don't see it that way. IMO, since this is an aspect of the battle plan for which Parson didn't give any orders (for or against), Wanda has free rein. She's not unnecessarily splitting her forces--in the next panel she commits all tunnel-capable forces to taking the Portal Room, which is all she could do anyway on that front. As for the remaining forces, it's the commander-on-the-ground's prerogative to exercise initiative and attack targets of opportunity.Edit:
Beaten to the punch by odoflood. And for this I created a new account and made my first forum post?
A first post of intelligent perspective, so do not be dismayed at the ninjas!
BLANDCorporatio wrote:2. Parson darts through the MK, no problemo. If any delay occurs, it is due to Janis insisting that he stay a bit for tea and crumpets. Which may contain hippiemancy ingredients.
Mushroom tea and ganja crumpets?
BLANDCorporatio wrote:OTOH, now Wanda just did bad things to Stanley's dwagons. That rift might be impossible to heal, even by an impromptu massage session.)
C'mon, now... There is nothing
that Wanda can't heal with an impromptu massage session.
joosy wrote: Dante wrote:
Is it Charlie's turn next?
No, Charlescomm is allied with Faq, which took its turn with along with Jetstone. It's Charlie's turn right now.
Close but no cigar. Charlescomm is NOT allied with Faq but is working in concert with them.
I'd say that Danta is correct. Remember that Jillian expected that Charlie could commit Archons to help her wipe out the GK column. This cannot happen without an alliance which allows the allied Sides to take their turns together.
joosy wrote:Remember the archons trapped in the sky above Haggar units? Charlescomm took their turn at dawn.
That's a good point, but it doesn't answer why Jillian thought that Charlie could add archons to her attacking forces. That can only happen if Sides are allies and therefore taking their turns at the same time.
Jillian wrote:Jillian frowned. "Why not? Riding in right now with me would be good for you. The Royals see you wipe out a major ground force, with Stanley's Chief Warlord in it, they'll probably accept you as an okay ally."
A force cannot "ride in with you" if they are not allied with you and therefore take their turns with you. Is there another explanation for this terminology? And yet:
Book 2 - Text 18 wrote:Charlescomm was formally allied with no side in this battlespace, and so the six of them had taken their turn at dawn.
Very contradictory... If Charlescomm was formally allied with no side in this battlespace, why did Jillian conclude that he could "Rid[e] in right now with me", when he cannot if he is not allied? And why the qualifier "formally"?