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Old January 31st, 2007, 05:15 PM

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Default LA Caelum vs. Ermor

I'm playing LA Caelum on Glory of the Gods (the 480 province version). My first neighbor is Ermor. I've always had problems dealing with ermor in Dom2, and I still can't manage to deal with them now.

Here's my situation. I'm two provinces away from his capitol. I've got a chokepoint holding against him with earthbounds and archers, along with 3 elders and a caretaker. I can hold out against him indefinitely (ferrying troops back and forth every so often) but on the times I've tried to push him I lose horribly.

Now I've got pangaea coming in from the opposite direction. Any tips on dealing with Ermor?
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Old January 31st, 2007, 05:37 PM
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Default Re: LA Caelum vs. Ermor

If you have a chokepoint that's easy to defend, and problems on other fronts (Pangaea) I would just defend for now.

As LA Caelum you have several advantages: Flying Troops (so you can fly past his defence and strike at provinces in the heartland), Death Mages (capable of casting Wither Bones etc.), Air Mages (Seeking Arrow), not to mention a forge bonus for forging of anti-undead items.

If/when you're not under pressure from Pangaea, I would recommend multiple Strike Forces with Elders + bodyguards. Strike behind his lines and pump up taxes, jump out again. In the mean time let him throw whatever he has at your chokepoint (pump up your PD and make sure you keep some Elders there). When you have amassed enough troops attack in strength, while simultaneously casting multiple Seeking Arrow attacks.

In short, the way to win is by attacking with overwhelming force; you are in a great position to defend yourself easily while harrassing him, which should help you build up that overwhelming force.
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Old January 31st, 2007, 05:51 PM

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Default Re: LA Caelum vs. Ermor

And priests?

Lots of them.
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Old January 31st, 2007, 06:10 PM
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Default Re: LA Caelum vs. Ermor

I am playing LA Caelum and ending up fighting LA Ermor. Massed blade wind works real good. Get one of your forgers with dwarven hammer/dwarven boots, mass produce dwarven boots for 5E gems. Then put them on a cheap forger (they are only 75gps or so to recruit), you can then script summon earthpower, blade wind, hold, hold, blade wind, spells. I ended up with 20 or so such blade winders very, very quickly. They took undead armies out very effectively behind a infantry shield. Equipping them with eye of aiming helps as well.

Also dust to dust is very effective. You can also spam undead yourself and most of your mages have 1 or 2 priest levels, so good old fashioned massed banishment works well. Use all this in comination.
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Old January 31st, 2007, 07:21 PM
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Default Re: LA Caelum vs. Ermor

That is an awesome idea Meglobob! I'm particurarly found of Caelum strategies.
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