How to play Knalgans

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Re: How to play Knalgans

Post by Sombra » May 8th, 2008, 11:50 am

Wesnothian footpads have their uses in this matchup but you should depend to much of them.

Besides its well know that "Footpads" easily fall under the charm of elven maiden ...making them unreliable while he looks for jewels and flowers as gifts. Better have a smelly dwarf who kills the maiden and drinks a beer.

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Re: How to play Knalgans

Post by anakayub » May 8th, 2008, 11:59 am

Just remember that even with gryphons it might take 2 turns from keep to keep. If you're already winning but need reinforcements to be safe, it's better to withdraw, regroup and reengage. Better that than keep on engaging, by which time when the footpad arrives the ToD has already reversed as well, or something unexpected happens to your (inevitably) wounded troops. It's always best to try to ensure that state of superiority.

If it's too obvious that you're winning with no chance of losing, then there's no need to recruit any units. (Based on common sense :P )
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Re: How to play Knalgans

Post by Wesnothian » May 8th, 2008, 12:17 pm

I know that Footpads aren't better then the other Outlaws if your going against Elves,
but I'm just trying to bust out some advantages and situations where your Footpad would be better,
so it won't have a very bad name
but there are far more situations which you would take the Poacher or Thief (If your fighting Rebels).
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Re: How to play Knalgans

Post by csarmi » May 8th, 2008, 2:59 pm

If you want to reinforce your lines, thieves are often very useful because of their backstabbing. If someone wants to ZoC you so you can't retreat and kill you on ToD change, thieves come in really handy, because he gets natural backstabs on the units placed to cut his forces into two.

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Re: How to play Knalgans

Post by Wesnothian » May 8th, 2008, 3:11 pm

csarmi wrote:If you want to reinforce your lines, thieves are often very useful because of their backstabbing. If someone wants to ZoC you so you can't retreat and kill you on ToD change, thieves come in really handy, because he gets natural backstabs on the units placed to cut his forces into two.
As I've said before, I'm mentioning a situation where you would need the fastest mobile unit available, which is not the thief but the footpad. And yes 1 number higher or lower can make a difference.
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Re: How to play Knalgans

Post by F50 » May 13th, 2008, 10:46 pm

If I need high movement, I get footpads, even if I'm playing blitz. The possible exception is drakes (can't see water without gryphon).

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Re: How to play Knalgans

Post by Sparta » May 19th, 2008, 5:23 am

I hardly recruit Thunderers, but advice from another player said I should recruit more Thunderers,
so I did, but I somehow don't know how to use them effectively, while I know how to use all other units effectively..
Any tips for Thunderers? And exactly how many I should?

Also, JW said that the Dwarvish Fighters are your bulk of your army, but almost every match
I watch, I hardly see any side recruiting alot of Fighters.. Infact, I see them overrecruiting Thunderers (IMO),
and those players are pro's and experienced players, so what's with this? How many Fighters do you need for
one front? (you've got more then 1 front in most maps).

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Re: How to play Knalgans

Post by Trau » May 19th, 2008, 5:48 am

Thunderers are good for shooting people... in the face.

They've got an advantage over poachers in the day time, they're better at hills and mountains, and have better resistances. Also, an 18-1 attack makes for a great deterrant against enemies attacking low health thunderers because they might after all eat a whole round's worth of damage even if they make the kill.

For fighters... personally, I've never found them so extremely useful, except against the undead, since they're good at clubbing people.

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Re: How to play Knalgans

Post by KShrike » January 5th, 2014, 8:02 pm

(sorry for bump of a very outdated thread, but I found it useful)
I especially love how the ulfseeker laughs before attacking a dark adept.
I actually don't like cavalry... isn't that ironic.

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