Answered Attack with land units when all LS are dead?

Discussion in 'Answered Questions' started by struzo, Mar 26, 2018.

  1. struzo

    struzo Phrourach

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2011
    I was attacked and my Birs killed ALL the attackers LS. Still he was able to take booty and start a revolt. Why did his units not drown? Is this different in a revolt world?
     
  2. figtree2

    figtree2 Staff Member

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2012
    Him not losing all his biremes could have happened due to one or multiple of these:
    1. If you had a low number of biremes left, they wouldn't have enough power to kill all the transports if he sent a good number of them.
    2. If he had breakthrough researched, it would have doubled the chance of him reaching the shores of your city.
    3. He sent in mythical units that fly to start the revolt
     
  3. struzo

    struzo Phrourach

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2011
    Thanks a lot for the answer!
    ad1 - yes he had lots of transport ships and I had only 4 biremes left - still, why didn't those 4 biremes fight until the end?
    ad2 - ...so he should have fought my remaining biremes with the help of breakthrough
    ad3 - no, he did not
    thanks
     
  4. figtree2

    figtree2 Staff Member

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2012
    Those biremes killed all they could, but didn't die as transports don't fight in battles.
    The Breakthrough research helps more transports reach the shores, but reduces the power of the attacking ships.

    I don't know what units were in that attack, but those biremes didn't die because there weren't any fighting ships left to destroy them.
     
  5. TobiramaSenju

    TobiramaSenju Hipparchus

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2017
    Another way to think of why your remaining biremes didn't kill the transport ships is to imagine that whilst the biremes were killing other transport ships .. the ones which stayed alive got to the shore before the biremes could kill them (since they were killing the other transport ships) and thus the land units (from the ships that escaped the wrath of the biremes) hit the shore and landed
     
  6. Koogi

    Koogi Taxiarch

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2018
    One thing for sure, the attack was not breakthrough, because you can only cost of the three : regular, revolt, or breakthrough.

    Furthermore, analyze the same scenario in your battle simulator, you should be able to replicate and determine if this result is probable.

    I've seen a single bir destroy CS and Slinger nukes because of rookie mistakes like attacking without fighting ship escorts.

    Upload the report
     

Top