What kind of battle is taking place in this picture?

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Lord Oberon
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10 February, 2015, 2:07 PM UTC

Off into Stormfall adventures. What kind of battle is taking place in this picture?

1. A Raid
2. A Siege
3. A Spy mission into an enemy's territory

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BiohazarD
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10 February, 2015, 9:26 PM UTC

Well I see dragons, and those can't be used for spying, so 3 is out.  They seem to be setting the city on fire, and the icon for a city being sieged is flames, so I'd say it's 2. 

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Sifr
10 February, 2015, 11:41 PM UTC

I agree with biohazard. It's a siege. Though, I have no idea what unit is that in the front. A unit, most likely infantry with helmet like that..... I can't find it. But man, 2 dragons and lots of infantries. I hope the attacker retreat before he got slaughtered by the attacked's allies. Or maybe some reinforcements are on the way to replace them?

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inferno13
13 February, 2015, 5:18 PM UTC

I think the focus of this picture is that guy with the helmet, I'd say it's a spy mission on another players' siege judging by all the troops attacking, i suppose sieging, that castle. 

So it's 3 IMO :)

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Paulnix
15 February, 2015, 7:35 PM UTC

 All 3, someone is spying on a besieged castle which is also being raided. 

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Sifr
16 February, 2015, 10:12 AM UTC

inferno13 said:

I think the focus of this picture is that guy with the helmet, I'd say it's a spy mission on another players' siege judging by all the troops attacking, i suppose sieging, that castle. 

So it's 3 IMO :)

That guy with the helmet is a spy? I thought they were on the same group. He has a red coat and the army has red banner.

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DENIS
26 February, 2015, 10:43 PM UTC

agree with paulnix

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BiohazarD
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27 February, 2015, 7:01 AM UTC

Paulnix said:

 All 3, someone is spying on a besieged castle which is also being raided. 

Haha then those dragons that somebody left on the siege are about to get smashed :P

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AtheistMage
28 February, 2015, 3:03 PM UTC

BiohazarD said:

Paulnix said:

 All 3, someone is spying on a besieged castle which is also being raided. 

Haha then those dragons that somebody left on the siege are about to get smashed :P

 

So, in summary it's a Lords of Chaos castle since it's being spied, raided and sieged all the time and the current sieger is 75th Rangers since they are using dragons to hold it.

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Sifr
28 February, 2015, 3:36 PM UTC

AtheistMage said:

BiohazarD said:

Paulnix said:

 All 3, someone is spying on a besieged castle which is also being raided. 

Haha then those dragons that somebody left on the siege are about to get smashed :P

 

So, in summary it's a Lords of Chaos castle since it's being spied, raided and sieged all the time and the current sieger is 75th Rangers since they are using dragons to hold it.

Break it! Hid all units on catacomb and once the sieger arrives break the siege. Dragons are weak at defending, well except the undead ones.

Fighter Sifr of Fellowship
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kennyackerman
17 October, 2015, 10:38 PM UTC
I'm going with siege # 2
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Warrior
18 October, 2015, 11:55 AM UTC
Lord Oberon said:

Off into Stormfall adventures. What kind of battle is taking place in this picture?

1. A Raid
2. A Siege
3. A Spy mission into an enemy's territory

Prove to us that you know your tactical skills

what picture?
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AllenWalker
23 October, 2015, 7:16 PM UTC

2.siege

burn it all to ash

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Morten Peterson
25 October, 2015, 3:56 AM UTC

It is, 2. A siege.

The troops on the ground are not attacking and are outside as in siege fashion.

If raiding then all troops should attack the castle at once for maximum affect, otherwise why not use just the winged troops.?

Dragons, Wyverns or Griffins even, are attacking as these can be used in a siege to soften up the castle & demoralise the occupants, they can also be recalled once the siege is successful, as can all of the troops bar 1, to continue the `siege`. Bearing in mind that sieges are not accurately portrayed in the game. :)

It is not a spy, as spies are bestiary troops bourne of the Hall of Shadows. Normal spies wear black. Succubus are weird, hooffed creatures and Assassins wear different armour, as do the Observers. :) Spies evade all other troops bar spies or sentries in target castle.

The troop in the foreground appears to be a Pikeman. :)


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Warrior
26 October, 2015, 3:49 PM UTC

It siege.. so No. 2..

I hope Oberon remembers the answer cause it was way too long when this was first posted..
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Blackomega
6 November, 2015, 1:42 PM UTC
2. A Siege
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ThatGuy
9 November, 2015, 7:30 AM UTC

It could be interpreted a few different ways.  The in game appearance of city of fire means under siege, but in the picture, its hard to tell if that's the intent or if its just artistic license due to the attacking dragons.  The large amount of infantry and the 2 dragons would make for a fairly weak raid.  Because of that, I could argue for all 3 answers.


1) Color coding in game marks offense as red and defense as green.  These troops are red troops and the few that are identifiable are a pikeman in the foreground and 2 dragons...offensive troops.  That tells me this is a raid.  There are no easily identifiable defense troops, which would normally be with the attack or just behind it if the intend was to siege.

2) By in game art, it would be a siege due to the city in flames, and the attacker had better remember to recall most of that offense unless he wants it to be slaughtered.

3) Due to game mechanics letting the player know about spy attempts, even when the spy attempt succeeds and encountered no resistance at all, there are some players who adopt alternate ways to spy.  With this being a very weak looking attack, lots of infantry and only 2 dragons, this may be an attack to test defense and gauge how much def is there.  If any of the attackers survive, its possible to guestimate how much defense is there (even if they all die, one can estimate how much def has to be there as a minimum to totally destroy the attack force).


4) it could also be 2 attacks:  a weak raid followed by a 1 pikeman siege.  This is a fairly common tactic when you annoy someone but they don't really want to take you on full force.  They throw weak attacks at you, raid and/or siege, just because its impossible to see what is coming, only guess based on travel speed, forcing you to treat any attack as possibly real.  Sometimes the attacks are just a warning and they are more than strong enough to crush your def if they wanted; other times, its just throwing weak attacks because they know they can't win but can harass.


5) Its also possible that its a fireball hitting a city before a raid hits.  
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K_D_D
13 November, 2015, 6:05 PM UTC

a raid


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Ichezis
13 November, 2015, 9:56 PM UTC

It looks like the castle is being raided and burnt to the ground!


In my opinion, if the castle was under siege, the attacker should keep its victim's townhouses and mines safe because that's his target! Currently, dragons are setting the castle ablaze, not leaving a piece of those townhouses and mines standing! The attacker probably stole the content of the victim's barns and warehouses and is victorious.


So I think it's point 1, a raid.

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Sumeet
22 November, 2015, 1:47 AM UTC
All 3
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