Game #1252 | Dr Light Vs Refineus IV

Refineus vs  DrLight

Match Details

Rating 1 - Excellent Game
Amount of Humans:2
Kind of game:   PBEM
Game-value: 40
Result Player Classes Races Team Points Extra Points Missed Points Quitter Rate
1 RefineusTheocratHalflings130150here
2 DrLightDreadnoughtHumans200-15here
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Published on Sun, 26 Jul 2020 07:14:23 +0200

Confirmed by DrLight

Great match! Congratulations Refineus on this well deserved victory! And thanks for the Screenshots, I couldn't take them...

From my side, as Refineus said, I had a very bad start, I just was not used to play with dreadnought at all, so at the beginning it was very hard to me to clear some of the sites, I ended up loosing all my initial stack, so my first 6 turns were just building my stack again, which now with archers and cavalry made everything much easier. Since Refineus had a very good scouting, by turn 15~, I was very afraid that he would realize that I had nothing to defend myself, at some point, when I lost my leader if he had attacked me full force, I think it would've been an early win for him.

I decided I wasn't going to play too aggressive and wanted to build an economy, so I tried to expand the most I could... I liked the "Jean de Metz tactics" name, yes, that's exactly what I was trying to do, clear sites with my party of cannons, and it worked, but before it did, It didn't, so I lost a party with my most leveled hero trying to clear a dungeon, I wanted to cry... Eventually, I became better at clearing the sites and kept expanding on the surface.

When I started to expand underground to take Refineus dragon vassal, I encountered his main stack, he killed my leader then and started to advance from the ug to my main, I was a little concerned at first, but his army was getting casualties and he was not replenishing them, so I knew it was just matter of time for him to die, so I just waited and continued my crusade to his territory with cannons and tanks and my leader. Until this point, I was feeling confident on my economy, and I liked that I was able to recover any cannons that I was losing from his attacks very quickly. When I arrived to his territory, I thought I could defeat him just with cannons and tanks, and that's where my error lied... He then got his first tier IV unit and his Shrines, and I didn't have any means to get a tier IV unit, even though I cleared many sites, I didn't get a summon that I could use and I didn't have the research to get Juggers.... From this moment on, I knew I couldn't defeat him, he had this unstoppable 2 stack army with phoenixes and shrines and I didn't have any unit to counterattack it, my mass cannons did nothing.

The other problem I had was, that I razed every city I could take, that put me in an evil alignment and I had gray guard, my cannons were dedicated to neutral, and that also made them almost useless.

At the end, I think we both destroyed our empires, I had a city left and 3 of his, but I had no way to defeat his stack, so it was just matter of time,  my leader had some cannons a priest and a tank and they were killed (except for my leadeR) by 3 archon stacks that were on my escaping route =P.  I was just crossing my fingers to be able to kill just his leader or that he would ran out of resources, but that didn't happen.

This is the longest game I've ever played, but very enjoyable, it was fun.

Published on Sat, 25 Jul 2020 23:27:58 +0200

Confirmed by Refineus

Published on Sat, 25 Jul 2020 23:26:15 +0200

In this particular game I was fortunate with excellent scouting, two good vessels and everything went in my favours.

At turn 25? I had roughly 4 stacks and I caught Dr leader alone with his leader and a settler building a city. I defeated that and I saw a hero coming in with a stack. I then decided to attack a hard-edged strike force of two knights and a strong leader. I then lost my leader and a hero stack. 

If I had escaped that and returned to my two other stacks I would be safe...

Then much of the game has been a roller coaster absolutely. A Naga was the main fighting area and we recaptured it several times. Just to delay things.

I believe Dr Light had some rough start, but he became a monster to deal with when he applied some "Jean De Metz" tactics? Every single stack was two cannons, 2 priests and engineer and a hero. I don't know if the plan was to steamroll everything and it went quite well most of this game. I lost several battles and even my throne city that was extremely well-defended with lots of spells applied. Even tho he took every single city I had, but then my crusade had started already, it changed everything when I took all cities he had one by one. I began razing them but realized it was better to vessel and preserve money. With only 13 units against the whole Dr Lights empire, I knew I need at least some money to stay alive. When Dr Light took all my dwellings including my Dragon dwelling leaving a bunch of Archons as an only dwelling I felt little salty. But it was settled when crushed everything with a doom stack. Even if one hero died, I still kept on trucking.

Because I was ahead of research quite far. I reached tier IV quickly and researched tier VI spells granting me phoenixes a secret spell which then I got hands on two birds.

Then I had my secret weapon enabling me to heal on shrines. "The book of DrLight" this went between my leader and hero to preserve those shrines. Unbeatable at this point. Without the book, I would probably lose.

Then my mission was set to destroy Dr Light. He took all my cities and throne. But I started clear his and vessel then. Risky, without a throne. But I was determined.

With my two power stacks, I will win.

His throne had three stacks and 4th stacks I believe with a builder only inside. Yay for the halflings.

He may have had unluck with global happening spawning animals everywhere taking out everything. So it was merely a time question before I would found him or he got beaten by the animals.

Great game I really enjoyed, very difficult to beat a Dreadnought with spirits, but I were quite clever

Published on Sat, 25 Jul 2020 22:52:23 +0200

I must inform you that I will be on vacation from tomorrow and forward all the way to August 19 with no option to continue my turns. It will be days without a computer for a while and no internet.

I had hoped to finish this game tonight. But may not be that, just not yet. <smiletext6> 

Published on Sat, 25 Jul 2020 20:42:21 +0200

The great throne of Dr Light fallen to the Halflings. The avenger stack merciless hunting for Dr Lights leader. They won't stop before his leader is caught. 

Published on Wed, 24 Jun 2020 17:47:15 +0200
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Published on Wed, 24 Jun 2020 17:47:15 +0200
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