Armies (Objects Help)
Armies - large unit tactics on the Pelennor Fields
War is raging on the Pelennor Fields, outside of the great city of
Minas Tirith. If you are strong enough, the commanders of the Armies are
looking for new commanders to lead their troops into battle... do you have
what it takes?
First, you must find the headquarters of the Army in question. If
you are good, seek the forces of Gondor. Evil players should command
the armies of Mordor.
Once you are enlisted in the Army, you will be given rank and troops
to command into battle. The ranks and the commandable troop sizes can be
found in "help army ranks". Combat between armies is entirely simulated,
and is not lethal (you do not die when your army loses).
Once you have an army to lead, you may use the following commands:
- lead <army> - take command of an army
- engage <army id or leader> - start combat with another army
- order <command> - order your army to execute a maneuver (see below)
- status - display that status of your troops
There are 6 basic maneuvers for your army:
regroup, flank, charge, encircle, retreat, and defend in place
Each move requires a certain amount of 'organization' to perform.
For example, to set up a good defense you must be highly organized. Each
move also causes you to become less organized, affecting the moves you
can do later. Only the regroup command differs - it actually increases
your level of organization. However, while regrouping you are vulnerable
regroup Become more organized. Vulnerable to attack, though.
flank Flank your enemy. Inflicts most casualties against a charge.
charge Charge into the enemy. Is suicide against a defense.
encircle Trap the enemy, they cannot retreat while encircled.
retreat Run away. You must face one last attack, however.
defend Set up a defense in place. Minimize casualties.
Much of combat effectiveness comes only through use and tactics which
you build over time. Commanders who win enough battles are then candidate
for promotion. To achieve the highest rank, you must not only have enough
wins, but a favorable win/loss ratio.
Part of war is death. Each combat round, you will be told how many
of your troops are wounded and killed. Wounded troops can be healed at
your army HQ, but do not help you during battle. Dead troops can only be
buried - again, this is done at your Army's HQ. An Army which drops below
7 troops is considered defeated.