Countering Thunderer spam as Drakes

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Countering Thunderer spam as Drakes

Post by Creativity » June 8th, 2012, 8:03 pm

What do you do if your opponent massively recruits thunderers?

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Re: Countering Thunderer spam as Drakes

Post by Pentarctagon » June 8th, 2012, 8:12 pm

Moved to the correct forum.
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Re: Countering Thunderer spam as Drakes

Post by ancestral » June 8th, 2012, 8:14 pm

Dwarvish Thunderers have relatively weak melee attacks, so focused melee units like Drake Clasher or Drake Fighter would stand to do well against Thunderers.
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Re: Countering Thunderer spam as Drakes

Post by Thrawn » June 9th, 2012, 12:05 am

ancestral wrote:Dwarvish Thunderers have relatively weak melee attacks, so focused melee units like Drake Clasher or Drake Fighter would stand to do well against Thunderers.
Something that goes along with this is that drakes are fairly good at maneuvering around other units beneficial terrain, so don't worry too much about "if I attack them on hills/mountains, they can just shred me on their turn" Just make fights happen on your terms, which should be doable as drakes on all but the smallest maps.
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Re: Countering Thunderer spam as Drakes

Post by alexanderthegre » June 9th, 2012, 3:33 am

Don't forget that saurians are resistant to pierce.

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Re: Countering Thunderer spam as Drakes

Post by Boldek » June 9th, 2012, 3:41 pm

Aye. IMO, saurians can outflank and outrun dwarves, so despite their weak attacks, you can use them to quickly cut off and destroy wanton thunderers that engage you big slow drakes.
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Re: Countering Thunderer spam as Drakes

Post by Mint » June 10th, 2012, 2:41 am

Normally the thunderers will not attack, since by attacking they are usually left on bad terrain so they can get killed easily by melee attacks.
The drakes need to attack villages, or isolated units, as attacking dwarves at 60% or 70% defense usually is a bad idea. Make sure you take hills/mountains that they can counter on, and then you can hit the dwarves on their 30% defense to counter the dwarvish counterattack.

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