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by Aelaris
June 26th, 2015, 7:56 pm
Forum: Strategies & Tips
Topic: Multiplayer Replay Analysis
Replies: 100
Views: 41487

Re: Multiplayer Replay Analysis

Playing with my little brother, lost quite badly. I thiiiiiiiink this is luck (and say as much in the chatter), but I feel that blaming defeat on luck is the road perpetual mediocrity. My gameplan was to lure his saurians out into the open at dawn while distracting south to keep his units spread out...
by Aelaris
February 12th, 2014, 10:31 pm
Forum: Strategies & Tips
Topic: What do you find to be the worst unit in the default era?
Replies: 127
Views: 31224

Re: What do you find to be the worst unit in the default era

I forget other people like to fight against Rebels... :oops: They also have some use against undead, though Wose are a particularly obvious target. It's a pretty typical case of faction balance meaning that some units are much more useful against some factions than others, which is fine by me. Also...
by Aelaris
October 29th, 2013, 4:54 am
Forum: Strategies & Tips
Topic: Fighting Orcs: Tips?
Replies: 18
Views: 4554

Re: Fighting Orcs: Tips?

In my opinion, the Orcish Grunt is the second best unit in the game. For level 1 units, it is tied for the highest damage per gold ratio (excluding situational abilities like backstab), and easily has the most HP per gold spent. They have no type weaknesses, and reasonable defenses for infantry (and...
by Aelaris
July 26th, 2013, 4:43 am
Forum: Strategies & Tips
Topic: What do you find to be the worst unit in the default era?
Replies: 127
Views: 31224

Re: What do you find to be the worst unit in the default era

I think the weakest are berserkers. Sure, they do damage, but only 4 (IIRC) a hit, so they lose vs most melee units, and they can't defend against range. Even in melee, at the right ToD some archers can beat them up. Oh, and don't forget, they cost 19 gold! Of course, they are absolutely great unit...
by Aelaris
July 26th, 2013, 4:30 am
Forum: Strategies & Tips
Topic: Unit Spamming as a Strategy
Replies: 19
Views: 5814

Re: Unit Spamming as a Strategy

the only spam that works is Orcish Grunt spamming. Mostly because they are the all-around best unit in the game, gold for gold. Wait, what? Seriously? I've found them to be good at flailing around helplessly for 2/3 of the day, but I didn't think that was a positive trait. They're cheap and have de...
by Aelaris
July 11th, 2013, 10:16 pm
Forum: Strategies & Tips
Topic: Unit Spamming as a Strategy
Replies: 19
Views: 5814

Re: Unit Spamming as a Strategy

I don't deal with SP stuff. But in Multiplayer, the only spam that works is Orcish Grunt spamming. Mostly because they are the all-around best unit in the game, gold for gold. You can also do it with Drake Fighters, on a large enough map, for a force entirely flying at 6 speed. Both of these require...
by Aelaris
June 2nd, 2013, 6:08 am
Forum: Strategies & Tips
Topic: NEW CONCEPT
Replies: 2
Views: 1149

Re: NEW CONCEPT

I've thought a lot about this as well.

Also don't forget having a retreating option - some place where you can have units go to have them escape the map.


...also this should probably be in a different section.
by Aelaris
June 2nd, 2013, 6:04 am
Forum: Strategies & Tips
Topic: Units you dread fighting against
Replies: 28
Views: 6349

Re: Units you dread fighting against

Gryphon Riders. Bats are bad enough, assassinating injured troops and requiring half an army to deal with, but when that kind of unit gets proper HP and some serious attack power, they become looming spectres of death. The potential to be hit that hard, at any time, at any point along the line...Re...
by Aelaris
May 28th, 2013, 5:46 am
Forum: Strategies & Tips
Topic: Any up to date video replays? (MP)
Replies: 2
Views: 886

Re: Any up to date video replays? (MP)

I play on Server 2 with my IRL friends, and I tend to save replays. I've been meaning to review and analyse the games, figure out my mistakes and theirs. I don't know about videos, those seem tricky, but I can post up a few replays and my analysis of them. Of course, I'm not actually the best player...
by Aelaris
May 28th, 2013, 5:39 am
Forum: Strategies & Tips
Topic: Attacking at favorable time of day
Replies: 3
Views: 1490

Re: Attacking at favorable time of day

Scouts and other fast units, plus skirmishers: Use them. Right before your opponent is going to leave for the night (or day), get someone around to block off a unit or two. Sure, they can kill the scout, but then they would be wide open during the wrong time of day. Otherwise they have to run away, ...
by Aelaris
May 28th, 2013, 5:21 am
Forum: Strategies & Tips
Topic: Units you dread fighting against
Replies: 28
Views: 6349

Re: Units you dread fighting against

SPeaking as a pure MP player, I dread seeing basic unit spam. In particular, I hate seeing masses of Spearmen, or masses of Orc Grunts. Mostly Spearmen. All those cool specialty units, there's an obvious way to counter them. But what do you do against a force of spearmen? And be cost effective, of c...
by Aelaris
April 26th, 2013, 7:50 pm
Forum: Strategies & Tips
Topic: The Uselessness of the Merman Spearman
Replies: 42
Views: 15048

Re: The Uselessness of the Merman Spearman

Clubs have to do with the net. If you stab or slash your net, you're going to need a new net. Thus clubbing things inside your net. Of course, this is all IRL stuff, and WINR is a thing. I mostly use fish as stalling blocks to ZoC people from streams that are otherwise flat. Sometimes they even kill...
by Aelaris
April 26th, 2013, 7:42 pm
Forum: Strategies & Tips
Topic: What do you find to be the worst unit in the default era?
Replies: 127
Views: 31224

Re: What do you find to be the worst unit in the default era

footpads ARE fodders. they have a really good movement and agility.Even if they have also weaker resistances than other humans 3 footpads can kill a skeletons without getting much damage. But they are really luck based. Description is really fitting.It says to use them only to run around and if you...
by Aelaris
April 26th, 2013, 7:19 pm
Forum: Strategies & Tips
Topic: Whether to attack with lawful units when adjacent at night
Replies: 11
Views: 2890

Re: Whether to attack with lawful units when adjacent at nig

I.e., are there advantages to attacking first that outweigh the disadvantages of the night attack? No, attacking first doesn't have any inherent advantages or disadvantages unless weapon specials like charge or berserk are involved. If you need to kill the enemy quickly and/or you don't mind your u...
by Aelaris
April 26th, 2013, 7:07 pm
Forum: Strategies & Tips
Topic: Wesnoth probability calculator
Replies: 2
Views: 2016

Re: Wesnoth probability calculator

Actually, the table is off if the units have different attacks. Accuracy is one thing, but hit threshold doesn't take into account the difference between a Wose hitting a unit and a Elvish Scout hitting a unit. To kill, say, an Elvish Shaman, let's have a Wose and two scouts attack. It dies in two h...