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Old August 3rd, 2007, 01:14 AM
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Default Fighting EA R\'leyh

Moving this out from Salamander8's post.
Question. How do you fight a well-played EA R'lyeh nation underwater with, say, Atlantis? My opponent has a vast invading army of mind blasters. I have good troops, but they cannot even get into the battle. They are all paralyzed and blasted to smithereens before either side can even engage.

We're talking about a few hundred mind blasters... Aboleths, Mind Lords, gibodai, giboleths, with a fronting army of several hundred chaff. Atlantis has some very good evokers, but that does me little good underwater. I tried using Anti-Magic on my whole army, but they were still slaughtered.
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Default Re: Fighting EA R\'leyh

Start equipping your kings with Starshine cap, shield of anti magic, faithful, amulet of anti magic, rainbow armor, ring of regeneration, boots of the messenger or the trample boots. put a few of these out front of your army and let them soak up the mind blasts.
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Default Re: Fighting EA R\'leyh

Shark Attack is king underwater. (note attached screenshot).
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Could you remind me what mages EA Atlantis gets?

What have you tried so far, and how early are you talking?
Late game, Mid game (6), early (tier 3), or panic (guess who's next door)?

Oh, and Claymen can make decent mindless chaff. I think some of the earth summons are mindless as well. Claymen may not look that great, but they can be devestating with a hammer and 13 strength when the best protection R'lyeh gets is 12.
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Default Re: Fighting EA R\'leyh

Another screenshot - this one showing the sharks.

Sorry, but it looks like the attachment did not work properly the first go around. I think it is working now. How does one go about imbedding images anyway?

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Default Re: Fighting EA R\'leyh

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Could you remind me what mages EA Atlantis gets?

Atlantis gets a 500g F1W2E3?1 (110%FWE)basalt king
and a 250g W2?(100%FWES)?(100% FWE) Mage of the deeps
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Another screenshot - this one showing the sharks.

Sorry, but it looks like the attachment did not work properly the first go around. I think it is working now. How does one go about imbedding images anyway?


That looks messy!

Nice tactic though.
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Default Re: Fighting EA R\'leyh

Shark attack+hordes of regenerating sea trolls does provide huge amounts of chaff. If they reach melee with the mind blasters some-how they should take care of them and even if they dont they could still take some hits.
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Default Re: Fighting EA R\'leyh

Spamming Earth and Water elementals might work.
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Default Re: Fighting EA R\'leyh

Yes, I have considered spamming elementals. I think I may try that in combination with some uber magic resistant Basalt King decoys out front, and of course a large number of troops in case I actually break through into their troops.
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