I’ve been tweaking the army and commands and I have to admit, it is starting to work nicely.
Here is a little battle I just played out…
I went to town and hired an army of 43 adventurers and guards. We went down the first sinkhole that I could find. Lo and behold… we stumbled into a nest of giant rats! 300 to be exact. Upon first entering this rat hole we were separated and surrounded.
After about 30 seconds into this battle I could tell it would end poorly!
I gave the command to follow me (f1 to select group 1 then number 1) and we retreated. There had to be a tight space where we could put our backs to the wall and bottle neck the onslaught of rats!
I see it. A hole in their defenses and we made a break for it. Rats biting at our heels as we run. Morale is dropping fast and I am losing men.
We ran past that stalactite formation to the east and push through a lightly defended nest area past an underground lake. Rats can’t swim so I knew this would be a prime position. I give the Attack/Guard location command (number 2) … they form up and begin to look for the nearest rat to attack.
This is where we make our stand!
Borris took it on himself (red guy north of the lake) to rush out and create a diversion so the other stragglers could make it. His sacrifice won’t be forgotten (well at least until I roll another world).
We will have this battle.
I look over the men and I see we are taking more casualties. The rats we left behind are now wandering back this way and morale is getting dangerously low.
I call for the men to tighten up the line! ( number 3) …. This helps. The men bolster each other and form up closer together. We are still getting dangerously damaged and I don’t think we are going to make it.
Well the battle raged on and we won our way back to the exit. 10 lost troops and a path of dead rats. What a battle that was.
Back to bashing bugs. I think you may like this Saturday release.