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Old March 24th, 2010, 06:58 PM
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Default Re: a difficult Pangaean strategy

OK this is kindof a parting shot. Probably the last little tidbit to throw this direction.

The Carrion Dragon's alternate form is a Carrion Pan. Which is stealth, and leads 40 (also 10 magic and 140 undead).

In the right game for this tactic (not too crowded) you can try this just for the surprise. Load the carrion pan with stealth followers. Maybe use a fast leader to add more support to the marching army. Then stealth-march straight to the enemy. Change the form of your pan to dragon and it will automatically unstealth meaning it will attack along with all of its followers on the following turn. This saves you using one of the scripted lines for form change which can mess some people up. And, its kindof funny when the other guy complains that you cant have snuck up on him with an unflying dragon.

If you put lots of dominion into your build then you can often keep him as your strong frontline buffer for quite a distance as your dominion keeps up with your movements. You can pay for it with things that dont affect EA and MA Pangaea much such as -3 order, -3 productivity, a touch of heat or even death. Centaur archers back him up nicely, and black harpies with harpy followers can be a steady stream of flack-troops to keep archers and infantry from surrounding him.

The standard guerrilla tactics apply to this strategy. Maybe surprise him with an attack on his castle. Crank the taxes, pillage, blood hunt, whatever to drive up his unrest over 100. Then if he takes it back he still cant build for awhile. Your god, heck your entire army, can go stealth immediately or after the unrest is high enough. Let him take it back then immediately attack again. Or not. Make him nervous.

Or, take a province right next to his castle. Crank the PD, purchase troops and mercs. Make him nervous wondering when you are coming.

This action during the initial "expansion and get comfortable" stage can vastly change the game for one or two of your neighbors. However, like most of this thread its very hard to maintain to a winning strategy. It can however be an important factor along with other Pangaean skills in making you a worthy addition to an alliance.

As always, just my humble opinion.
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