Apr 11, 2008, 12:42 PM
I got a bit trigger happy in my most recent game as the Ljosalfar and declared war on the Kurioates before I got sorcery, thinking I could wipe them out with a rush. What I didn't realize, however, was how well entrenched my pink neighbors were. I've got my national hero and a swarm of fawns picking off weaker settlements, but since they adopted FoL and have taken a preference for trees, there isn't really much to raze. I've occasionally torched the forests, but that's a risky proposition since fire, once started doesn't understand the concept of "borders" and I neglected to save a node for water mana. I've got some adepts trained in air/fire ready to turn into death-hurling siege mages as soon as I finish up sorcery, but my tech is dragging slowly and I've got a while to go. Should I make peace and build up my economy until my battlemages are ready to torch the Kurioate walls and rain down lightning upon their soldiers, or press the offensive and trap them within the walls of their super-cities until I am ready to finish the job? I'm #1 in military power and my other significant rivals are already embroiled in their own wars.