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    The HQ

    I’ve offered what the spearhead and assault divisions do, but I may have missed explaining HQ. HQ is there to support the division either to ace an objective more quickly or bolster a division that is failing to achieve its objective. This is why the human necromancer is an ideal rover. The mystic can cast meteors where others may've failed. The elf can cast support to sagging defenses. The human artisan can update intel as well as support a nw zone initiative. All these things and many more.

    The NW Zone

    When I use to relay tap it was usually started by strife in war. To offer myself the best chance to stall being chained, I would march like so:

    1st General: Ambush attack from attacker above my nw/acres
    2nd General: Ambush attack from attacker above my nw/acres
    3rd General: Trad march attacker below my nw/acres
    4th General: Trad march attacker below my nw/acres

    So the ambush armies started the process of the relay by returning at different times from the trads. I’d then combine ambush armies to trad down or grab easy acres in my max wheelhouse. I’d continue this process, spreading armies equidistant but relevant to enemy defenses. While this relay takes place, I’m carefully spreading nw/acres to a low max bubble. At this point anything below you is a matter of playing Whac-A-Mole: anything that enters your nw/acre dmz is attacked. You chain from above as necessary, but only absorb attacks that enhance your zone. I like to ambush the bigger provinces because it reduces their offense so they’re less a threat to our t/ms and trad the smalls to strangle their economy.

    This is a specific type of attacker that can enhance the core. By providing a nw zone you offer respite for fellow attackers that breakout after being chained. Being chained and persevering is exhausting activity. These conventional attackers deserve a moment of composure. This in turn should relieve the kingdom of tremendous aid consumption.

    Most leaders can’t stand my builds and if I ever go vacation mode the sitter always moves stuff away from my strat. Most of this is convention being confronted by the unfamiliar. These guys build wonderful stuff but it ends up in the gutter at the end of a chain lol. By being the ugliest thing on the kingdom page I’m given exactly what the enemy shouldn’t: time.

    I’m big on guard stations like a good top player should be, but I run fat with mediocre offense and higher wpa/tpa. It’s a top build without razing homes. I simply don’t replace the homes. I almost never run barracks and barely run stables if my race has high offense. This is how hunter/killers are
    built. This is a specific attacker killer that might be able to break t/ms but it’s not the focus. Basically I will lock horns with any attacker in my nw wheelhouse even if I’m running a faery attacker. My preference is the necromancer type that are durable and race is just the cream.

    My wpa/tpa is used to probe the enemy for weakness and resources.
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    The Theater of Assault

    To help explain this more specifically. You know that orc in all our kingdoms that can break t/ms but they always end up getting chained? The guys that chain our orc are the guys we beat the religion out of before they can chain the orc...or massacre the t/ms.

    Assault is specifically there to keep enemy damn-dirty-ape-paws off our spearhead elements. This is not a perfect science, but practice will lead to intuitive jerk moves that’ll result in more success than failure. Screw your enemy in game and be gracious and humble in communications with them. Kick them when they’re down but just once. Offer your enemy respite, because we don’t want players to quit. We want more and better competition, so please be polite but make them earn it in game.
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    The Trap of Culture

    The apex of society is when a people have what they want and can trust their neighbor. This is akin to the idea of never having to lock your doors. Thatís the good. The bad is the desire to tolerate bad behavior to preserve the apex. This is exactly the moment we no longer enjoy apex virtue.

    So letís say in your work environment you are a metropolitan surrounded by country folk. This is not the problem. The problem is kinsman trusting kinsman to a fault. Being tested is not an offense, but being relegated to non influential status is. Because nobody wants to get out of line unless theyíre ready to die on that hill; you Or they, might stand alone.

    Iím a strong believer in culture as a saving grace but will once again preach the word of nuance. There has to be a dimmer switch to introduce subtle positive change. A leader shouldnít fear an intellectual, but should have a relationship that both monitors and shares advisement. Credit matters. The intellectual should be respected but should not expect recognition.

    Intellectuals can reinforce culture rather than bend or weaken it. This is why cultural leaders must be vigilant, but shouldnít fear or ignore intellectualism. Somewhere between the two is wisdom. The ability to time what is modern and what is classic, when to implement new facets and have them be a fabric of civilization.

    The reason we monitor intellectuals is because anyone finds it easier to destroy than create. For some intellectuals they enjoy secretly lording over the naive only to coerce them into self destruction.

    My perception of intellect is thus: the greater intellectual can see more of the horizon, or curvature of the earth than those below. Perhaps the horizon looks flat to you. You donít take their word. You must first perceive the scope of their enlightenment. How many chess moves can ones memory digest? Know your theater. The fundamental is to qualitatively improve your perception of your theater, not quantitively expand. So the litmus test is, if the intellectual is offering you qualitative improvements to your theater, then itís likely positive. If all it seems to do is change for the sake of change then let that be your critical decision.
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