dirocyn wrote:Same deal with Jetstone--if he makes this loan, Jetstone is still there next turn.
No. He could force Slately to follow Tram's original plan and leave the city, thus, preserving Jetstone until next turn. All Don is doing is indulging Slately's personal wishes for Tram to be the King of Jetstone.
That may be a good investment, if it means that Jetstone survives for longer than it would otherwise. But next turn? No difference.
Indeed, there's no need for Jetstone to get an heir right now at all. Slatley suicide charging would just satisfy his own whims. This is the time for the king to run away to fight another day. It will literally be throwing money away.
Oberon wrote:You're not altogether wrong, but I'll add that your list of bullet points would quite probably have still been TVs situation had Don decided to fund his own troop creation and attacked GK directly. Except that in this case there would be no *ptui* Kingworld, as Charlie wasn't being hired by royals.
Jillian is a royal and proud of it. That didn't stop Charlie from aproaching her. And Don himself doesn't care (or at least didn't) much about royalty. Plus this is Charlie we're talking about. He could always find a way to pull strings here and there to make sure Kingworld would be used in Jetstone.
Oberon wrote:Your last bullet point becomes moot, even though it was moot from a TV point of view in any case. Without KW, no freezing Wanda in place where she could be attacked, it'd have to have been a TV assault of warlords and bats (or whatever else TV could bring to bear) against Wanda.
Again, I fail to see how Jillian is necessary in any way for Kingworld. Lots of other people could've been manipulated into deploying a turnmancer linked with Charlie in Jetstone for the same result.
Oberon wrote: If TV and Jetstone are allied (and I believe they are both members of the RCCII) they'd be able to coordinate the attack. They might even have megalos, as that unit type might come with the FAQ capitol and other 2 cities.
Would they win? Who can guess? But would GK be gunning for TV after that fight? You bet'cha.
Thing is, once FAQ goes down, TV will be right next on the list of targets for GK to take down. Because decrypted don't lie, so as soon as FAQ starts taking casualities, GK will know TV has been financing them heavily.
Oberon wrote:Tram believed that GK could still beat the RCCII even after losing Wanda and the GK expeditionary force.
A blatant lie on his part to get an excuse to try to talk to Hamster. Even his father didn't buy it.
Oberon wrote: So while this is all highly speculative, it appears as though Don has accomplished one thing very well: He has kept TV off of the GK radar. If it comes down to it, he can ally with GK instead of having an angered GK interested in ending him.
I dunno about you, but once GK starts decrypting FAQ forces and discovers they've been the ones that allowed FAQ to get her fleet, I don't believe they'll be very open to diplomatic talks. Actually, with TV struggling to pay upkeeps, and their top warlords disbanded to prevent a riot, they've made themselves quite a tasty target to be finished off.
So no, Don has actually left a tail of bread crumps pointing at TV, while burning up his treasury, sacrificing cities and troops, and Carpool knocking at their back door. It's no wonder all his top officers are asking themselves WTF is he expecting to acomplish with all of this.
Like I and another poster already said, it's irrelevant if TV tries to work trough FAQ, GK will still know TV was trying to screw them over once Wanda start decrypting FAQ warlords and they spill all the beans about their alliance. GK will be coming after their necks once FAQ is finished, and TV will be in no position to rally troops for a proper defense.
Also, like Benjamin pointed out in the other update, they still have enough money to go by for the next turns... But if they make the loan, they go bankrupt in two turns. A loan just to satisfy a whim of Slatley.
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