Some Background on Vanguard
We were a small group of players on com7 who met in the kingdom ‘Regicide’. Com7 was the first complete ‘Kingdoms’ server for most of us.
We enjoyed playing together and decided to start a new server afresh with 2 aims:
- Hold a Wonder of the World/WW &
- Place in the Top3 kingdoms.
Fast-forward 146 days and we finished com8 in 1st place, while holding 3 WWs.
The majority of our military operations/ops were offensive so I‘ll be posting those reports here. The ops that yielded the highest benefit to us were those against the kingdom ‘Wonder’ – most/all of the reports are from these ops!
Since I have compiled these reports at the end of the server, I may suffer from some hindsight bias in my narrations. Some reports are also missing since players did not ‘favourite’ the reports & I only stored the ‘final message’ reports (cheifed/destroyed/VP steal) of the op as screenshots!
A lot of my decisions were made on assumptions supported by many rounds of scouting and analysis of in-game statistics – and I believe the results will show that the assumptions were decently accurate! (If I have made an error I’m happy to stand corrected!)
As this is a long post I will try to split it up by ops – for easy reading – and try to provide dates/server day/weeks. I have used the long form of some abbreviations the first time but if I have missed any please comment for clarity. This is my first time posting in the forum so I may have to edit posts to get formatting right.