Guns of Infinity

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#61202

We can just sail it to their harbours. That won’t lead to any problems. I’m sure the Takarans won’t mind if we donate our fleet to the Kian.


#61203

In which case the Takarans would almost certainly convoy up, making commerce raiding about as effective as it was during the War of 1812.

“Nuh-uh! No I don’t!”
-Every Canadian government since 1956.


#61204

If you guys did it once, maybe we wouldn’t have Trump since he wouldn’t be able to say our allies are screwing us.

#BlameCanada.


#61205

“Okay, you guys sacrifice your entire navy in a suicidal attack so we can land a massive invasion on Takaran shores.”

“…Um, where do we benefit from this?”

“We promise not to immediately annex your kingdom afterwards.”


#61206

I think Tierra’s best bet would be to use their navy as commerce raiders based around small groups of frigate wolfpacks, attacking Takara shipping and overseas supply lines. While we don’t have the resources to eat casualties and go toe to toe with Takara’s Navy like Kian can, we can force the elves to divert significant resources to protecting their shipping and hopefully deprive their land forces of vital supplies.

Aaaand there goes that plan.


#61207

This is where “to catch a commerce raider, send a better commerce raider.” warship design then leaves the RTN as ashes floating on the waves, isn’t it?


#61208

Honestly what our plan should be is to create an army of airships armed with firebombs. And teach the knife ears a lesson about aerial supremacy.


#61209

HMS Newcastles as far as the eye can see.


#61210

our best bet against tarkara would be strong defenses like the ones I mentioned above and privateers/ raiding parties and ships whose job is to harry not invade the tarkarans


#61211

So about those airships, when are you going to add a Gryphon figurehead to them?

:wink:


#61212

Dare I ask what ship you mean?


#61213

#61214

Hey it was good enough for a white peace despite some truly spectacular blundering…


#61215

I was afraid it was going to be that.


#61216

Which is why I mentioned getting airships and firebombing the Takarans from the air.


#61217

I’m really not trying to imagine how “hydrogen is highly flamable” and “Takarans can manipulate the bane without seals” combine, Bryce. Seeing pictures of the Hindenburg disaster has kind of lead me to be mildly pyrophobic.


#61218

You build engines Elf, steampunk style. And you borrow white phosphorus bombs.


#61219

@Bryce_Kaldwin

What part of “pyrophobic” suggests that I want to imagine that either?

“Fire for everyone!” sounds like it’ll lead to at least three Kian proverbs within a week, though.


#61220

“It’s good enough to get exactly what your opponent wanted” doesn’t sound too encouraging to me.


#61221

There has to be a way. The Takarans are not omnipotent otherwise Kian wouldn’t exist.