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DizzasterJuice
26th Nov 2018, 12:48 PM

Oh no, another battle? but it will have to wait until next chapter because that's it for that chapter.

There'll be an extra page on Saturday December 1st.

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StLOrca
26th Nov 2018, 10:12 PM

Excellent cliffhanger! You’re really nailing the storyline.

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DizzasterJuice
27th Nov 2018, 7:03 PM

Thanks. I'm not really looking forward to another battle because of the amount of work involved though.

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Fjolsvith
28th Nov 2018, 10:12 AM

I used to race home after school and ignore my chores just to see if the next Star Trek had a space battle.

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Haegan2005
26th Nov 2018, 10:40 PM

Ack!

Durned cliff hangers!

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DizzasterJuice
27th Nov 2018, 7:08 PM

This time the numbers are about the same on each side but infantry is no match for heavy cavalry.

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Haegan2005
27th Nov 2018, 11:25 PM

These hills seem to be extreme. Heavy cavalry is useful in many situations. This is where a thick stake line could come in handy. The Cavalry charges and then the infantry retreats behind the stakes and the front cavalry impales itself on stakes and next you know the king is trying to figure out how to continue the charge while the cavalry continues to pile up at the stakes. A horse, once moving, is hard to stop on a dime and redirect. You could end up with the kings men all in a compact space getting hit repeatedly by heavy arrows. On the flip side a heavy cavalryman who's horse is dead or severely injured has just become an infantryman.

The king, if smart, will hurry to take the city. And shut it against the incoming army of infantry the Mag Dalai may well attempt to do the same. If they both get inside then it becomes a mess of small unit actions.

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DizzasterJuice
28th Nov 2018, 1:05 AM

Yes, the terrain is definitely going to be a factor in this battle.

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SteveO
29th Nov 2018, 9:10 AM

The king can try to take the city. SIGNOS seems to have a plan of his own which may make that a non-trivial task.

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Garanhir
29th Nov 2018, 5:33 PM

The nature of the terrain & what weapons the infantry have available can make a big difference; Swiss Pikemen did a pretty good job against heavy cavalry as did English bowmen given a reasonably defensible position.

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Kafiroon
27th Nov 2018, 9:45 PM

Well, dang scouts are not supposed to skyline themselves. Now if the Mag Dalai infantry IS there behind the ridge, they would be far further ahead on the steeper hills opposite them. Then they could laugh and tell that heavy cavalry to "Bring it!"

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DizzasterJuice
28th Nov 2018, 1:03 AM

They're not actually scouts. That's Queen Yokai and General Yaochi that said they were sending a messenger to Mina H'Kosta, so they want Mina to know they are there and probably in force, but actual numbers are hidden.

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Kafiroon
28th Nov 2018, 11:17 PM

Just using "Chubbie's" term for them.
I would not want heavy cavalry to know I was there where they are free to roam in terrain they can use.

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SteveO
30th Nov 2018, 3:19 PM

Since Lt Sanjay left the city "head first" I suspect Mina H'Kosta doesn't particularly care what she's told, she is going in.

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