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Doombats are scouts and have the natural [[magic]] ability to send back intelligence information.{{erf|1|049}}{{erf|1|084a|Parson's Klog #10}}
Doombats are scouts and have the natural [[magic]] ability to send back intelligence information.{{erf|1|049}}{{erf|1|084a|Parson's Klog #10}}
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==Known Users==
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[[Transylvito]] fields Doombats in very large numbers.{{erf|1|113}}
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[[Transylvito]] appears to be the only side capable of fielding Doombats{{erf|1|113}}
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==Description==
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Doombats, under the command of Count [[Vinny Doombats]], are one type of flying unit included in [[Prince Ansom]]'s [[Royal Crown Coalition|coalition]] against [[Stanley the Tool|Stanley]]. Individually, Doombats are relatively weak in combat.{{erf|1|113}} However, they are very useful for scouting: Vinny can remotely look through the eyes of his doombats.{{erf|1|049}} It appears to cause Vinny distress to "watch" while one of the bats is croaked in combat (or he is just sorry to lose his units).{{erf|1|056}}
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Whether a [[warlord]] has to be a properly "attuned" to receive intelligence information from a scouting doombat is not clear.
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==Plot==
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Doombats are one type of flying unit included in [[Prince Ansom]]'s [[Royal Crown Coalition|coalition]] against [[Stanley the Tool|Stanley]]. Individually, Doombats are relatively weak in combat{{erf|1|113}}; however, they are very useful for scouting. It appears to cause Vinny distress (mental and/or emotional) to "watch" while one of the bats is croaked in combat.{{erf|1|056}} The [[Royal Crown Coalition]] uses the Doombats provided by Count [[Vinny Doombats]] as short recon throughout the story, but only so long as Vinny is present with the RCC.
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The [[Royal Crown Coalition]] uses the Doombats provided by Count [[Vinny Doombats]] as short recon:
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A scouting bat discovered the incoming raids against Ansom's siege units, and additional bats mapped out a ring of dwagons that had apparently been deployed as a defensive formation for the wounded raiders. In each case, the bat was lost after encountering the enemy, being no match for a single dwagon, much less a stack.
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A scouting bat discovered the incoming raids against Ansom's siege units, and additional bats mapped out a ring of dwagons that had apparently been deployed as a defensive formation for the wounded raiders. In each case, the bat was lost after encountering the enemy, being no match for a dwagon.
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After a force of forest units led by Ansom broke into the dwagon ring, a bat was sent into the protected center hex of the ring, and found it to be empty. Ansom did not consider this finding to be final, and went to see for himself. [[Wanda Firebaugh]] speculated that he believed that the center hex contained [[veil|veiled]] units. These events indicate one limitation on doombats' scouting ability (they are apparently more susceptible to deception by [[veil|veiling]] than a high-level warlord such as Ansom).
After a force of forest units led by Ansom broke into the dwagon ring, a bat was sent into the protected center hex of the ring, and found it to be empty. Ansom did not consider this finding to be final, and went to see for himself. [[Wanda Firebaugh]] speculated that he believed that the center hex contained [[veil|veiled]] units. These events indicate one limitation on doombats' scouting ability (they are apparently more susceptible to deception by [[veil|veiling]] than a high-level warlord such as Ansom).
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Revision as of 19:43, 28 June 2009

Doombat
Move: 22
Special: Flight, Natural Thinkamancy (Remote Visual Link)

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Canon

A non-humanoid flying unit in the shape of a bat.

Doombats are scouts and have the natural magic ability to send back intelligence information.Erf-b1-p049Same-site.PNGErf-b1-p084aSame-site.PNG

Proposed Canon

Known Users

Transylvito fields Doombats in very large numbers.Erf-b1-p113Same-site.PNG

Plot

Doombats are one type of flying unit included in Prince Ansom's coalition against Stanley. Individually, Doombats are relatively weak in combatErf-b1-p113Same-site.PNG; however, they are very useful for scouting. It appears to cause Vinny distress (mental and/or emotional) to "watch" while one of the bats is croaked in combat.Erf-b1-p056Same-site.PNG The Royal Crown Coalition uses the Doombats provided by Count Vinny Doombats as short recon throughout the story, but only so long as Vinny is present with the RCC.

A scouting bat discovered the incoming raids against Ansom's siege units, and additional bats mapped out a ring of dwagons that had apparently been deployed as a defensive formation for the wounded raiders. In each case, the bat was lost after encountering the enemy, being no match for a single dwagon, much less a stack.

After a force of forest units led by Ansom broke into the dwagon ring, a bat was sent into the protected center hex of the ring, and found it to be empty. Ansom did not consider this finding to be final, and went to see for himself. Wanda Firebaugh speculated that he believed that the center hex contained veiled units. These events indicate one limitation on doombats' scouting ability (they are apparently more susceptible to deception by veiling than a high-level warlord such as Ansom).

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