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Old March 4th, 2011, 11:46 AM
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Default Re: Counter to flaming arrows...

Surprised nobody mentioned mass flight (or haste) as an archery counter. Even if you can't manage to close to the archers immediately, tack on the already mentioned precision dropping spells and there will be as much friendly fire as not...
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Default Re: Counter to flaming arrows...

Even a handful of 1st turn fliers (imps or some such) can lead to a lot of friendly fire and buy your troops a round or two to close.
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Old March 4th, 2011, 12:02 PM
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Even a handful of 1st turn fliers (imps or some such) can lead to a lot of friendly fire and buy your troops a round or two to close.
Yes, though an important point to keep in mind (for any less experienced players reading) is that archers 'lock' onto their targets the first round they act, so if you want to summon imps or swarms to pull the arrows you need to be defending so you act first. Otherwise the archers will continue to try to attack whatever targets they initially selected until those targets route. Also, this won't work if your enemy is targeting large enemies or cavalry or archers.
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Default Re: Counter to flaming arrows...

Sound like a job for, Call of the winds. Awesome spell.
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Or a well timed salvo of flying monkeys. Not to take the mage, but to take the troop commanders when the mage and troops are going to be attacking one of your provs that turn...
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Mist and Storm reduce precision so lots more arrows miss thier targets. Storm cuts precision in half and I forget how much Mist reduces precision but it has a similar affect on archers.
They won't stop the flaming part but missing arrows are better than those that hit.
Why won't they stop the flaming part?
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Mist and Storm reduce precision so lots more arrows miss thier targets. Storm cuts precision in half and I forget how much Mist reduces precision but it has a similar affect on archers.
They won't stop the flaming part but missing arrows are better than those that hit.
Why won't they stop the flaming part?
The arrows that hit you will still be flaming, there will just be less of them.
The arrows that miss, will also still be flaming, but that's OK since they didn't hit you.
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Yes, but given the normal level of detail in this game, doesn't the storm/mist put the flames out on the arrows?
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The storm puts out the flames on the people set on fire by the arrows. But not on the arrows themselves, no.
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