#1 1st of June bi-monthly Strategy Competion by King Zultra I 22.05.2013 13:26

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As title says, on the First of June a Bi-Monthly competition will be held that will last till the 1st July, the Winner being announced on the 2nd July.

*Don't submit your replies here, you can discuss it here but don't show your submissions, send them in a PM to me.*

This is about a Hypothetical war.

Lets start shall we?

It must be as in-depth as possible.

We are currently at war with the Mountain Clans of Hydroban, they have a manpower pool of around 1000, they have summoned all of it, they split it into 3 groups and strike with total surprise;

Group A has 800 men

Group B has 100 men

Group C has 100 men

Group A is 75 miles North of the Capital Zygeth, Group B and C are pillaging the Northern countryside.

Kingdom of Zygethia has a manpower pool of 1800 men (2000 if you include the 200 man garrison/Militia at the capital), due to the surprise attack only 400 have been called up so far, it would take 4 RL days to call up the remainder 1400 men, most of which will be concentrated in our Southern Counties 50 miles away.

Zygethian soldiers are better armed, trained and disciplined, the Hydroban rely almost solely on quick strikes and hit and run tactics.

The Northern Terrain of the realm (where the Hydrobans struck) is hilly towards the border, but progressively getting flatter till it reaches the Capital, the Terrain of the Hydroban tribal area is very hilly and mountainous.

What will you do?

Summary -

You have a manpool of 2000 (if you include the 200 men/militia in the capital)
The Hydroban tribes have a manpool of 1000, they have launched a surprise blitz campaign on the Northern Border (the Capital is 80 miles away from the Northern border)
The terrain of the northern frontier is hilly, getting progressively flatter till it reaches the capital, the Hyrdroban tribal area is very hilly and mountainous.
They won't accept a surrender/ceasefire deal, they want to conquer the northern provinces + the capital.
DO NOT lose the capital.

Have fun.

#2 RE: 1st of June bi-monthly Strategy Competion by Mundi 22.05.2013 17:23

Just a tip for those wanting to participate in this

These three parts are the most important aspect:

The Capital is 80 miles away from the Northern border - (It takes 4 RL days for troops to move 50) so assume it would take 7 for there troops to reach the capital. (Including the time for them to rummage through your outer villages this gives you 3 days to prepare your troops around your capital for an "ambush"

The terrain of the northern frontier is hilly, getting progressively flatter till it reaches the capital, the Hyrdroban tribal area is very hilly and mountainous. - The Hydroban are used to hilly environments, having grown up there they will most likely have an advantage on that terrain, so don't fight them in hilly areas.

They want to conquer the northern provinces + the capital. - Conquer, not destroy. Thus meaning they will not burn your villages down. Emptying your villages for a few days is an option to save as many lives as you can.

Summarising this;

It'll take 7 days for their troops to reach your capital and 4 for yours.
Fighting them in hilly terrain is a BAD idea (it gets flatter the closer you get to your capital)
Emptying your villages to save people will not result in your villages being destroyed

Oh, and finally. Counter attacks are awesome, since, you know, you have better & more troops.

#3 RE: 1st of June bi-monthly Strategy Competion by King Zultra I 22.05.2013 18:18

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Good commentary, These sorts of activities really do improve ones thought processes.

#4 RE: 1st of June bi-monthly Strategy Competion by King Zultra I 22.05.2013 18:19

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Also you may have more troops, fighting Hydroban's Mountainous regions will be very difficult.

#5 RE: 1st of June bi-monthly Strategy Competion by stigwig 22.05.2013 19:10

Once we have submitted can we have some sort of clue of how we've done? Or at least one or two good things we did?

#6 RE: 1st of June bi-monthly Strategy Competion by King Zultra I 22.05.2013 19:13

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As long as you don't blatantly give away what you do and only discuss about the Hypothetical war and competition.

#7 RE: 1st of June bi-monthly Strategy Competion by stigwig 22.05.2013 19:14

Of course, could we drop some basic tips about good ideas. Nothing blatant.

#8 RE: 1st of June bi-monthly Strategy Competion by King Zultra I 22.05.2013 19:14

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To your hearts content.

#9 RE: 1st of June bi-monthly Strategy Competion by King Zultra I 27.05.2013 16:18

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Also, don't forget the winner gets the badge and In-game if you win enough you'll get a Knighthood/Become a Huscarl.
#10 RE: 1st of June bi-monthly Strategy Competion by Trewier Coshall 09.06.2013 19:29

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Do the Hydrobans have some sort of a Capital or is their land solely dotted with small villages?

#11 RE: 1st of June bi-monthly Strategy Competion by King Zultra I 09.06.2013 19:32

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Yes, they don't have a central capital per say they are Mountain clans each village is a clan.

#12 RE: 1st of June bi-monthly Strategy Competion by King Zultra I 22.06.2013 12:51

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Not long left.

#13 RE: 1st of June bi-monthly Strategy Competion by King Zultra I 01.07.2013 09:06

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THIS COMPETITION HAS NOW CLOSED WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED TOMORROW!

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