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by Dodgy Tactician
January 28th, 2008, 7:16 pm
Forum: Strategies & Tips
Topic: recruit, recall, dismiss
Replies: 14
Views: 4265

1. How do you decide how many troops you need for a particular scenario? (Being a bit of a coward, I tend to over-recruit.) When to recall leveled units and when to recall/recruit level 1's? When you need to bring in your level 4 heavyweights (or lightweights, in the case of Elvish Sylphs)? The fir...
by Dodgy Tactician
January 27th, 2008, 2:38 am
Forum: Strategies & Tips
Topic: Neglected promotion paths
Replies: 150
Views: 19759

The Huntsman has marksman on his bow, which gives him much more tactical versatility by allowing him to better engage units on defensive terrain. I would call that a strategic versatility rather than a tactical one, but it's just quibbling over semantics really. So if the ranger is so inferior, why...
by Dodgy Tactician
January 26th, 2008, 10:48 am
Forum: Strategies & Tips
Topic: Neglected promotion paths
Replies: 150
Views: 19759

So the ranger can run away like a coward in some situations.
There's a quote about he who fights and runs away. While not as powerful a unit as a Huntsman, a Ranger gives a player more tactical options. Neither is better specifically and a prudent general uses both for their strengths.
by Dodgy Tactician
January 26th, 2008, 3:24 am
Forum: Strategies & Tips
Topic: Neglected promotion paths
Replies: 150
Views: 19759

In your scenario, it would be night time for the counter attack too (unless your last in rotation. In your scenario the huntsman would be better off then the ranger. Its going to do more damage over all to the swordsman. I'm talking about survivability rather than outright power though and in that ...
by Dodgy Tactician
January 26th, 2008, 2:49 am
Forum: Strategies & Tips
Topic: Neglected promotion paths
Replies: 150
Views: 19759

7-4 isn't exactly a huge melee, but it can for example allow a Ranger to beat a swordsman in one on one combat overnight, "beat"? A ranger isn't going to kill a swordsman during night with one melee retaliation. Especially with a a swordsmans sword resistance. Beat doesn't necessarily mean kill. If...
by Dodgy Tactician
January 25th, 2008, 1:47 pm
Forum: Strategies & Tips
Topic: Neglected promotion paths
Replies: 150
Views: 19759

It still is a natural counter against arcmage, and might even hold its own against great mage, and it doesn't matter who strikes first. Not really if you run the numbers. Even if you account for the fire resistances, the Great Mage does more damage per hit and has more HP. Great Mage attacks at 16x...
by Dodgy Tactician
January 24th, 2008, 2:42 am
Forum: Ideas
Topic: Randomly choosing balanced maps:
Replies: 6
Views: 875

It should theoretically be possible to take one map (a small one, like Weldyn Channel) as a default and pick the places where the most combat occurs. It should be possible to then change these areas (I'm sure I read that you could do that with WML back when I had a go at designing scenarios). With s...
by Dodgy Tactician
January 24th, 2008, 12:15 am
Forum: Strategies & Tips
Topic: Hi I need help with "story of the wose."
Replies: 6
Views: 1361

I can't check the stats they have the other people as black with a question mark. Right click on a unit and select "Description" (or mouse over it and press d). It should tell you the chance to hit on all terrain types and resistances/vulnerabilities to each damage type something like this . If you...
by Dodgy Tactician
January 23rd, 2008, 11:39 pm
Forum: Strategies & Tips
Topic: Hi I need help with "story of the wose."
Replies: 6
Views: 1361

I haven't played that campaign, so I may be wrong about this, but I'd suggest sticking in there. Check the unit stats, but unless there have been any changes made, your Ancient Woses have 40% resistance against impact damage and Trolls have no impact resistance. Using this and the regeneration, you ...
by Dodgy Tactician
January 22nd, 2008, 3:06 pm
Forum: Strategies & Tips
Topic: Neglected promotion paths
Replies: 150
Views: 19759

If the Silver Mage has too high an attack though, then it removes the Archmage's one main advantage (as well as making the Silver Mage extremely powerful). I agree that the arcane resistance should be higher though.
by Dodgy Tactician
January 19th, 2008, 12:54 pm
Forum: Strategies & Tips
Topic: Neglected promotion paths
Replies: 150
Views: 19759

And as for the white mage line, I generally avoid that line unless I have an ample supply of gold; white mages are generally weaker than red mages. I like a mixture. In HttT, White Magi are useful underground if you don't have many Shydes. I like to have at least four greater healers in campaigns (...
by Dodgy Tactician
January 18th, 2008, 11:58 pm
Forum: Strategies & Tips
Topic: Neglected promotion paths
Replies: 150
Views: 19759

the problem with the silver mage is not that he can run away, but he has to run away, while other mages are able to hold their ground. Not really. A Royal Guard can do enough damage to a Great Mage in one turn that the Mage will have to run or be in serious risk of being killed and losing a Great M...
by Dodgy Tactician
January 18th, 2008, 4:47 pm
Forum: Strategies & Tips
Topic: Neglected promotion paths
Replies: 150
Views: 19759

However, a Great Mage requires 380 XP (or 304 XP with the Intelligent trait). A Silver Mage requires only 160 XP (or 128 XP with the Intelligent trait). Yes, having the sheer attacking power of an Archmage or Great Mage is a good thing, but you can get two Silver Magi and a Red Mage for the same exp...
by Dodgy Tactician
January 18th, 2008, 11:16 am
Forum: Strategies & Tips
Topic: Neglected promotion paths
Replies: 150
Views: 19759

Speaking of mages and neglected promotion paths, does anyone use arch mages more than silver mages? I tend to make Elrian an Archmage in HttT, but only because he can then become a Great Mage. I also tend to get Moremirmu, the next Mage as a White Mage and from then on, all further Magi become Silv...
by Dodgy Tactician
January 17th, 2008, 2:25 pm
Forum: Strategies & Tips
Topic: Neglected promotion paths
Replies: 150
Views: 19759

Since when are Elvish Shamans and Royal Guards in the same faction wise guy? :lol: Yeah, I really shouldn't post when I'm rushing off to a lecture. :oops: I gave an example with the Rebels, remembered that that was irrelevant to a discussion about Royal Guards and failed to change all of it to Loya...