ftl wrote: mp122984 wrote:
clik wrote:I guess that went... smoothly.
It seems like a horribly bad tactical decision to let Jetstone fall. Won't that leave many neutral cities, full of easy-to-decrypt troops? It basically lets GK absorb all the other cities with minimal losses (actually, with great gains in troops and cities).
Obviously it won't happen like that, but it really does make me question Caesar's ability to grasp the big picture as a warlord. That is something even conventional thinking warlords should understand. They have got to be incredibly close to GK since FAQ is right nearby to both of them. I don't see Caesar as the diplomatic sort so I really don't understand how he thinks they are better off in this scenario where they are the next in line for a curb-stomping when they are at their weakest and GK is at its strongest.
The sad thing is that Ceasar probably sees this as the better choice to seeing Jetstone fall anyways and take their kingdom down with them via bankruptcy.
Yeah. As Caesar sees it, Jetstone is booped either way, it's a question of does Jestone take down Transylvito's remaining treasury with them or not.
Here's an idea when Jetsone falls you will convert a rather largish allied force into a rather large enemy force that has nothing better to do then go pillaging neighboring kingdoms and what are you?
Why your a neighboring Kingdom! How about that!
This is self booping on a massive scale, Caesar should know there is more than just two choices give the loan and wait around for bankruptcy or don't give the loan and watch Jetsone fall.
Going bankrupt will only happen if no preventive measures are taken (IE no mass disbands of units or conversion to food), nothing says you can ensure no collapse via temporarily cooking the books to get you through the storm
Two-Strategic VS Tactical
Turning Jetsone allied troops into enemy troops is a serious strategic mistake as will happen if Jetsone falls Tool forces are well on their way to massively increasing as is their war chest and city count
Three -The Charlie option
Does Charlie give loans? could he ask Charlie to intercede on Jetsone behalf? After all if the terms are VERY generous Charlie might want to take a quick bet that Jetsone will survive to pay it, after all he has some markers on the board and he's used none of them