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by kjn
February 16th, 2018, 10:26 pm
Forum: Strategies & Tips
Topic: The concentration of forces
Replies: 4
Views: 2646

Re: The concentration of forces

Thorough write-up. One addendum, which relates to your Thermopylae example. Concentration of forces do not only relate to numbers but to capability as well. Replacing a level 1 unit with a level 2 unit in the battleline is also a form of concentration, and a unit with leadership acts as a force mult...
by kjn
July 9th, 2016, 12:21 pm
Forum: Strategies & Tips
Topic: [HttT] Keeping Merfolk Alive
Replies: 5
Views: 3163

Re: [HttT] Keeping Merfolk Alive

"The Bay of Pearls" is one of my favourite scenarios, partly because of that it feels like a major battle due to the partly conflicting goals and the two fronts. The only merfolk you really need to keep alive is the one that picks up the trident (preferably Kaga, the fast one). By keeping down the o...
by kjn
June 15th, 2016, 9:31 pm
Forum: Strategies & Tips
Topic: In which cases is it better to get intelligent units?
Replies: 18
Views: 3623

Re: In which cases is it better to get intelligent units?

What Sire said. Most traits are situational, but Intelligent is different in that its advantage is somewhat fleeting in time and lessens the longer a campaign goes. For MP games, I believe it's very useful. For short campaigns, or early in a campaign, it can be very useful. But then it becomes less ...
by kjn
June 14th, 2016, 4:25 pm
Forum: Strategies & Tips
Topic: Delay
Replies: 4
Views: 1060

Re: Delay

Thanks! I addressed outflanking a delaying force in the original article, but perhaps I wasn't entirely clear. Outflanking a delaying force can work. However, an outflanking move is almost by definition slower than a frontal assault (since you have to move a longer way, and perhaps through rougher t...
by kjn
June 13th, 2016, 7:02 pm
Forum: Strategies & Tips
Topic: Delay
Replies: 4
Views: 1060

Delay

Another article in my loose series on theoretical concepts in playing Wesnoth. Delay and delaying actions, as used here, means using a smaller or inferior force to hinder or force an enemy force to slow down, preferably while still preserving the combat power of your own units. It is an operational ...
by kjn
June 8th, 2016, 1:13 pm
Forum: Users’ Forum
Topic: Mgic attack probability ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1141

Re: Mgic attack probability ?

Correct. Magical attacks always have a fixed hit percentage of 70%.

The Marksman attack is different, however. On attack (ie on your own turn, not when defending and doing retaliation damage) a marksman will always have a to-hit chance of at least 60%, but it can go higher.
by kjn
June 5th, 2016, 7:06 am
Forum: Strategies & Tips
Topic: Let’s Play Invasion from the Unknown 2.0 (Parts I and II)
Replies: 67
Views: 14008

Re: Let’s Play Invasion from the Unknown (Reconstruction Par

Just remember that there ain't no such thing as a free lunch. I agree, all too often "free" loyal units are a liability since future scenarios assume you have them even if they're not heroes. (I think there's sort of a vicious cycle: Most players restart whenever they lose a loyal -> most campaign ...
by kjn
June 4th, 2016, 3:04 pm
Forum: Strategies & Tips
Topic: Let’s Play Invasion from the Unknown 2.0 (Parts I and II)
Replies: 67
Views: 14008

Re: Let’s Play Invasion from the Unknown (Reconstruction Par

Just remember that there ain't no such thing as a free lunch.
by kjn
May 31st, 2016, 7:16 pm
Forum: Strategies & Tips
Topic: The Roles of Units
Replies: 5
Views: 2027

Re: The Roles of Units

Thanks for the additions and corrections! Yes, it's correct that I come from an SP focus. And this is not meant as a "guide" on how to play; it's rather a model to help one think and talk about Wesnoth. I'm glad it seems to work on its intended purpose here. @Gyra_Solune: Nice analysis (that I have ...
by kjn
May 31st, 2016, 1:28 pm
Forum: Strategies & Tips
Topic: The Roles of Units
Replies: 5
Views: 2027

Re: The Roles of Units

Thanks! Yeah, I skipped the Khalifate entirely since I've never encountered any of their units. And the Drakes are a poor fit to this model, which I guess is a good thing. Having a single all-encompassing model to analyse by would make for boring play and intellectual stagnation. Thanks for the corr...
by kjn
May 30th, 2016, 8:37 am
Forum: Strategies & Tips
Topic: The Roles of Units
Replies: 5
Views: 2027

The Roles of Units

The Roles of Units Wesnoth has a huge amount of units, but most of them fill a limited number of roles. The coupling between roles and units is rather loose, in that a single unit can often fill several different roles, and often at different times during a scenario as well; this is especially true...
by kjn
May 28th, 2016, 4:50 pm
Forum: Strategies & Tips
Topic: Strategy, Operations, and Tactics
Replies: 8
Views: 2817

Re: Strategy, Operations, and Tactics

Heh. I think the essay I'm noodling on right now will be of interest, given your questions. But yes, there are plenty of differences between real-world military operations and Wesnoth, and how one uses and handles reserves is one of them. In many ways, I imagine one should probably also look at pre-...
by kjn
May 28th, 2016, 12:29 pm
Forum: Strategies & Tips
Topic: Strategy, Operations, and Tactics
Replies: 8
Views: 2817

Re: Strategy, Operations, and Tactics

@oaq: Since operations is a real-world concept, you can find plenty of information on it on the net. Wikipedia has a decent introduction . And yes, part of the reason why I started to think in these directions is that I've found a lot of computer gamers tossing around the term strategy for all sorts...
by kjn
May 27th, 2016, 8:34 pm
Forum: Strategies & Tips
Topic: Strategy, Operations, and Tactics
Replies: 8
Views: 2817

Re: Strategy, Operations, and Tactics

Thanks!

Yeah, Quick can vary a lot in its value and uses. But going into that will have to wait for my next long article.
by kjn
May 27th, 2016, 4:49 pm
Forum: Strategies & Tips
Topic: Strategy, Operations, and Tactics
Replies: 8
Views: 2817

Re: Strategy, Operations, and Tactics

I'd definitely call that situation tactical. It's not so much about the number of units as it is about the time horizon and that you are in direct contact with the opponent. (Another way to look at the operational level is the movement of units when they are not in direct contact with or are due to ...