sheepfly wrote:Also, it's hard to see how changing the capital would change ANYTHING. Sure, the portal closes. If GK takes the garrison, the exact same thing would happen. Win or win slowly, Parson is trapped in Spacerock for the turn. Charlie's suggested strategy doesn't actually change anything for Jetstone or Parson, unless Tramennis was indeed correct that Charlie fears not a continuation of hostilities, but an alliance between Jetstone & GK.
Hm, a very astute observation... I wonder how quickly Tramennis will make it.
I disagree, there is an important difference: changing the capital allows the portal to close without Jetstone losing the city. Not losing the city allows Jetstone to act within the city without getting shackled. Now, what I don't get is what Jetstone really hopes to gain by pressing this conflict inside the city while Parson and Wanda are back.
If the two of them are back, then GK is as strong as they can be... so JS either a) can't hope to win, b) feels that they can win in which case they needn't waste time transferring the throne, c) feels they might win (in which case there must be some extra big penalty for losing one's capital that I don't know of to explain their concern for making the switch), or d) feels that they can win ONLY if Parson and Wanda have nowhere to retreat to (which makes a bit of sense to me at least, but ignores the fact that going back through that portal mid fight isn't much of an option).
I also disagree with MOD... pacing on this update was fine... not much going on, but it was justified with a very high reveal density and some well-disguised clarifications. Yes, we forumites had speculated a ton of this stuff, but it is nice to see which of the multitude of options Charlie is pursing.
Unlike others, I think the part of Charlie's plan that we now understand will work just fine. It seems more likely that the unspoken part of this plan is the other shoe that Charlie will drop either on the GK forces in JS or on GK itself. Bringing overwhelming force to bear on either location would accomplish Charlie's goal, assuming he doesn't know that Wanda is an heir.
My questions center around what happens if Stanley eats it... The GK strike force in JS goes neutral... but who are they allowed to attack while neutral? Units in hex? Units in zone? What needs to happen for Wanda to claim JS for herself? If she does, would neutral GK units be allowed to ally with her? Would they be able to do so BEFORE she claims a captial site?
Finally, if JS allies with Charlescomm after their turn, but before GK's next turn, would they get to act again before GK goes? Not that I see this really changing much except perhaps letting Tram's refugee force cover a bit more distance between themselves and GK, and perhaps making their (and Haggar's) dead in the field despawn before Wanda can reach them.
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