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Battle report #1
Essentially what the resistance has done is neutralise one of the trebuchet towers, bypass the main gate and perimeter wall, and severely shake up the palace guard.

Understandably, this is not a regular occurence in military strategy and the guard is sort of reeling for a solution whilst its still going on, but they should be able to isolate the breach if they act fast enough with the remaining trebuchet towers, provided they can get some serious ground support to keep said towers from being captured by the enemy.

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  1. Hmm, so by bypassing the gate they’ve also made it so that the reinforcements from Stradville will have to go through the gate if they ever arrive, which would take time and make it easier for Exersus to sap their numbers while they come in. And with the confusion, the guards probably aren’t thinking straight. Since sustained fire from the damaged but not destroyed tower might make it collapse, it might be advisable for the guard to purposefully collapse it into the crater in the hopes of crushing resistance forces; a desperate tactic to be sure, but they’re without any reinforcement that won’t take hours to get to the palace. Probably the best thing for the guards to do at this point would be to get into a group and defend key points, i.e. the palace and those trebuchet towers. Exersus probably outnumbers them, though. Once they’ve dealt with the guard they can seal the gate, and with dwarf spellcasters (miners probably have spells that could repair walls damaged by siege weapons) and elven archers they would probably be very well equipped to defend the castle against siege while the Order goes to get Sildyu.

    In short, Exersus seems to have a pretty big advantage here.

    Comment by dragongirl13 — June 9, 2011 @ 1:07 am


    Comment by MasterRanger — June 9, 2011 @ 11:41 pm

  3. Exersus has managed to neutralize the three greatest defensive assets of the pallace in one swoop. 1: the gate and outer wall – designed to repel an attack from the outside, not the inside, and much more vulnerable to forces inside. 2: the trebuchet towers – they still need to turn the trebuchets around in order to fire, and trebuchets are long-range siege weapons, artillery, not direct-fire. Ballistas would serve better at short range. 3: The dragons – the palace is without scaly, bad-ass air support. Exersus lacks air support as well, but are used to this, and are fighting a urban-like battle that plays to their strengths as a resistance force. The only advantage the palace might have is (possibly) higher-level units, not to mention the queen herself.

    Comment by Tempestor — June 10, 2011 @ 1:07 pm

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