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Old May 1st, 2008, 05:15 PM
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Default Catching the enemy army

What determines who moves first when invading new provinces (not into friendly prov) Is it totally random or is it based on the slowest troop speed or something?

I am talking about when you are chasing an invader and he always moves into another province before your pursuing army can catch them in battle. Frustrating....
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Default Re: Catching the enemy army

Movement happens first. You'll never catch a invader with a pursuing army, unless he stays put.

You can intercept him, if you can guess where he's headed and move there.

All moves into friendly territory happen first. Then all attacks happen simultaneously. So if he's in B attacking C and you're in A, if you attack B, he'll be gone. If you can move to C, then you'll be there to meet him.

The exception is when the armies cross, then there's randomness. If he turned and attacked A from B, while you were attacking B from A, the fight could take place in either province, or less likely both (The armies can miss each other.)

The real way to catch an army is to teleport an SC on top of them. That happens before movement,
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Default Re: Catching the enemy army

Is there really randomness ? I found that some nations have often initiative : I [almost] always moved first with TC against Yomi, Argartha and so on. BTW, I [almost] moved last with Agartha. Yomi armies seem to often gain initiative against Marverni, less often against Hellheim (a solo game in progress). I guess this is related to the speed of your army, but there may be some other factors to compute.
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Default Re: Catching the enemy army

You may want to see this thread from the Strategy Index: http://www.shrapnelcommunity.com/thr...?Number=525307
How to observe blitzes
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