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Old December 1st, 2008, 10:20 AM
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Default Re: Legions of Steel - can someone explain me this?

Yep, casting on the further forward reachable units should be a must for this kind of spells IMHO...
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Default Re: Legions of Steel - can someone explain me this?

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Mmh. Dunno if to post this on the Bug thread or what

@archaeolept, tried (while at the risk of some lucky Fire/Attack archers slaying my prophet). The Yaksha so casts archers then himself or the flankers. He really has to hate those Bandars.

@AdmiralZhao: ouch putting a 0 prot mage in the middle of the first line really calls for a lucky arrow I was thinking about doing that too but I would regret too much losing a 320 gold mage to an indie archer...

Thanks for the answers guys.
Regarding casting: the AI is looking to protect what it considers the most vulnerable troops first -- the caster, the archers, etc. The Bandars have a lot of HP so are down the list a ways.

Regarding putting 0 protection mages in the middle of infantry formations at the front, Enchanted Shields (5s gems, 1s to forge, 0const) do an *excellent* job of making mages arrow immune at the beginning of the game. Just make sure to get your astral income going early.
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Old December 2nd, 2008, 12:18 PM
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Default Re: Legions of Steel - can someone explain me this?

the problem i find with sending in a mage in the front line is that you won't always catch ALL the bandar (especially with larger groups), if however you mix in a number of markata you are likely to have the spell shot onto you're bandar until all/most are hit with the spell provided you script it to be cast a few times, with a single mage the spell will stop being spalshed over you're bandars as soon as the mage gets the buff.
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