Figured it's been awhile since I posted in battle reports so decided it's time to make an appearance. The server has been pretty uneventful of late with just occasional clashes without any major battles. A couple weeks ago I was porting around and landed in the middle of CondemnD and Kings13 fighting a war so I had some fun hitting both sides. One of their major players Stoney asked me if I'd be interested in a fight since none of the K13 were putting up a fight. I agreed but due to scheduling conflicts we couldnt' get the fight in before I had to port home.
We talked for a bit and agreed to still have our fight at some point. I had dismantled my warcity at the time and was back in hero leveling mode when a bunch of players from sin allaince decided to gangbang one of the guys in War. I threw some troops from my home cities into something I could use to assist and ported in along with Uproot and the sin threat was eliminated within a matter of hours with all the sin porting home. I only clashed with one personally as they were quick to truce and port home but I had these troops in 1 city and nothing to use them on. I contacted Stoney to see if he was down to fight and he said he was a bit low on troops but agreed.
The next day he capped an NPC and ported it out so I could come in since the state was full. A Kings13 player was beside him at the time so I helped Stoney attack it before we fought so it wouldn't be a distraction. The city was farmed and left with some troops but no real threat. Then it was on to Stoney. The arrangement was 1v1, full feasting halls, 2 cities each for troop movement, and both online with the other player stopping when the other person couldn't continue or requested a break.
The main heroes each of us have are we both have instant trebs so it would be tricky as walls couldn't be easily removed and kept down. He has somewhere around instant trans and I am instant pults. It was agreed this time I'd be on the offensive as he didn't feel he had enough troops to stage a strong enough offensive to win. Massive amounts of respect for Stoney for agreeing to this fight since very few fight me these days.
First off I got my initial scout on his city:
Should be a tough nut to crack since not too many troops to get stuck only with CD as an option, with his poli hero to consider, and with his second city a mile away from his first for fast RI.
For my first set of waves I timed a large naked mech wave (I anticipated he would pull his layering and go mech D on it since it had a large hero that would still do damage to a CD) followed by a series of minimechs filled out with scouts to bomb his mechs. The whole time I had cavspam goin from my second city just so he would still have to worry about his walls somewhat. Now he opened gates a minute and a half before impact so I couldn't see what he had done but I anticipated the mech D and pullled the main mech wave to cut down on costs. It turned out to be the right call and the nonspam waves are as follows:
next was same setup 750k hero xp but no report
next was same setup but he popped something in there and it only 40k xp
I also got in a couple scout waves with my main hero to wipe out a few 100k scouts
For the next set I did pretty much the same thing big mech timed with minimechs. I tried to slip in a cavsmack with the spam to try and strip walls without him noticing but the hero let me down so walls weren't wiped and he picked up on it anyway lol.
http://ww.evonyurl.com/e5zqkd (oh well at least it keeps his honor up there lol)
Right before the hit I tried to time a scout wave with my main to pick off more scouts as I came along. I made a big booboo and accidentally SB'd with it (so glad it was full FH's lol) On the plus side his gates were shut for the bomb and it wiped his walls which enabled what happened next:
http://ww.evonyurl.com/3i7qbb (The bomb also shows he switched to CD probably because he noticed I pulled the major mech wave the first time and the smaller ones can't penetrate his walls with a strong CD.
Major mech was recalled as last time as I didn't know he had done the CD switch until after I reviewed reports after the hit. I also cut down on mechs sent in these waves since if he did go mech D he wasn't looking like he was going to go layer heavy to absorb hits. It's a good thing it's minimechs I use with scouts and not just cav scout waves or these would have been totally useless waves, instead I tradefired with his mechs.
next hit was no report but 1 mil hero xp
Final hit was absolutely lethal and I really love since it wiped 10 mil scouts I got 65 heal and 0 honor lol (good thing I cut back on the mechs used in these waves or I'd have gained a bunch of honor here)
Turns out he misclicked on putting up a full batch of walls that would have screwed up (shows the importance of timing your waves tightly) He closed gates after the massive hit and a mistimed cav wave wiped his new full walls with low losses.
After this he had to call it a night as his inlaws are in town so we agreed to continue the next day so he could have time to move in more mechs. This is the scout report for day 2:
Same basic principle for the attacks today as yesterday. Only this time I decided to shake it up by letting the main mech land so he wouldn't get used to me doing 1 thing over and over. Good thing I did since he left rams inside to take the hits. Unfortunately my buffs ran out before impact so didn't do quite as much damage as expected.
Next 6 or 7 blows gained 750k to 2 mil xp each but none gave reports. He also left his gates open after the hits so I put my hero to work descouting at a good tradeoff rate for scouts:
He clued in and closed gates so I saw what was left:
(He moved out most of the mechs in case I tried to sb due to his lower scout count and then pulled them back in for my hits when he saw no SBs)
I timed the next series of attacks and he opened gates 2 min before hits so I managed to descout him down to nothing before I landed.
SB lands first to kill some mechs:
He's switched to CD so good thing I made the first minimech slightly normal then usual:
Next 2 were no reports with a couple hundred k xp then this hit
This one is disappointing:
And the final hit:
After this the Kings13 guy started to hit Stoney too so I hit him but Stoney didn't have the troops to continue anyway. We thanked each other called it a great learning experience and are planning to meet again in a couple weeks with his as the attacker. Again huge respect for him for doing this made my evo time fun last little while