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by Dodgy Tactician
January 15th, 2008, 10:33 am
Forum: Strategies & Tips
Topic: Neglected promotion paths
Replies: 150
Views: 19737

Because the Royal Guard is strong against different opponents. A Royal Guard has 6 MP, so it can get about more than a Halberdier, it also has 20% Blade and Impact resistance, so against Northerners in particular, it takes less damage from their big hitters. Four attacks make it more reliable at dis...
by Dodgy Tactician
January 14th, 2008, 9:48 pm
Forum: Strategies & Tips
Topic: multiple healer ???
Replies: 17
Views: 4086

I would expect it's carried over from 1.0. If I remember correctly , 1.0.2 had healing traits that went something like this: Heals Heals up to 8 HP at up to 4 HP per unit. Cures Heals up to 18 HP at up to 8 HP per unit. Cures poison in preference to healing if applicable. In 1.2/1.3, healers are onl...
by Dodgy Tactician
January 11th, 2008, 11:14 am
Forum: Strategies & Tips
Topic: Neglected promotion paths
Replies: 150
Views: 19737

Javeliers: I only level a Spearmen to a Jav if I got a couple of Swordsmen/Pikemen already. Their lack of lvl3 and low hp makes them too vulnerable in most later campaign-scenarios. You don't need a Jav to weaken/kill the troll - that the lvl3 Mage's job. You don't need a Jav to weaken/kill the Gri...
by Dodgy Tactician
January 7th, 2008, 12:25 pm
Forum: Strategies & Tips
Topic: Questions, scenario "The rise of wesnoth" & ot
Replies: 11
Views: 1785

Also so far I've encounted only a bit of undead (2 maps of mostly undead UG and 2 more with some undead) mostly orcs. Chaotic units get a 25% attack bonus at night and take a 25% attack penalty during the day. Lawful units get a 25% attack bonus during the day and take a 25% attack penalty at night...
by Dodgy Tactician
January 6th, 2008, 5:45 pm
Forum: Strategies & Tips
Topic: Neglected promotion paths
Replies: 150
Views: 19737

The problem is probably that Longbowman can be effectively used at the same role as Javelineer so it's not really worth sacrificing sheer melee damage and hp of Swordsman or Pikeman. Though I use Javelineers ocassionaly. Javelineers have 40% pierce resistance, unlike Longbowmen. They also have a mu...
by Dodgy Tactician
December 16th, 2007, 12:17 am
Forum: Strategies & Tips
Topic: Neglected promotion paths
Replies: 150
Views: 19737

4. Its speed+the fact that people realize it isn't an 'up in your face' fighter means it will survive longer. hit, run, heal, repeat. Or hit, hit,hit, run, heal. The kinght can do this, but the fact that it is vulnerable to ranged attacks, and it just seem strong makes it more likely to be kept out...
by Dodgy Tactician
December 12th, 2007, 7:28 pm
Forum: Strategies & Tips
Topic: in charge the south player has advantage?
Replies: 10
Views: 1824

*Checks*

Ah, I see what you mean.
by Dodgy Tactician
December 12th, 2007, 7:25 pm
Forum: Strategies & Tips
Topic: Neglected promotion paths
Replies: 150
Views: 19737

there are others that just aren't worth it: the Javelineer is no better than the Longbowman, and much worse than the Master Bowman, e.g. He isn't even a particularly good specialist; I can't think of any time I'd want one. The Javelineer has a ranged attack and firststrike with a spear. He is there...
by Dodgy Tactician
December 10th, 2007, 10:55 am
Forum: Strategies & Tips
Topic: in charge the south player has advantage?
Replies: 10
Views: 1824

I could be mistaken (because I haven't checked every tile), but I think that the version of Weldyn Channel in 1.3.12 has rotational symmetry. Not that I'm a particularly good player, but that should give the north player a slight initiative advantage although the day-night cycle, player skill, villa...