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Including the Hellfire [Hell] casualties because they are an outgrowth of our conflict with Aesir:

Lazarus Khan [Aesir] Masada
Lazarus Khan [Aesir] Nazareth
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Frances of Oz [Hell] Pair a Dice Beach
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Originally posted by Malek Malek wrote:

You tried to push me around like you have done to small players before. Vicero comes to mind and I will ask VTX who the other one was. 

This is hilarious. Your first sentence makes it sound like this was common practice. You second sets it at a maximum of 2. I remember Vicero. He was a mercenary who sieged one of our members. I broke the siege and he sent me a bill. He kept sending me bills, adding interest. We gave him multiple chances to stop - all he had to do was say he was stopping. He refused. We killed his troops and sent fake sieges at him. He headed south. That's all there was to that story.
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Originally posted by Ten Kulch Ten Kulch wrote:

 
At the time you wrote that proposal, Aesir was still in the top 5 alliances by number of towns. Yet here you are, in full view of the community, admitting that most Aesir towns are held by inactive accounts. Why on Earth would people agree to give you power and prestige, just because you have amassed the biggest pile of dead wood? The very notion is absurd, much like your theory that a mostly dead alliance is a "tactical advantage".

At the time I wrote that we were sixth on the town list.

That post was to promote discussion as to what the rules should be. The post invited amendments.

Very few people observed that the worst way to be on the security council was as a permanent member. Members voted on would have much more power (the sum of the towns of the alliances that voted them on) and unlike the UNSC there would be no veto by permanent members. The sum of the towns of the 5 biggest alliances is a tiny % of the towns in Illy. Permanent members would have the advantage for the committee of providing continuity and memory.
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Originally posted by Hucbold Hucbold wrote:

we see The Phalanx sieging our inactives in BL. This is their PR war (aimed mainly at their own side) but its expensive. It is no secret that Aesir have lots on inactive accounts or accounts that are barely ticking over. This is actually a tactical advantage.

Even if [Aesir] is 80% inactives, presumably if we keep destroying your cities, we will come across the remaining active players at some point. Given that some of the besieged players launched troops or visibly prestige built, I would say we at least drew blood on 4 of the 11 razed cities. If you are claiming that other Aesir Broken Lands accounts are inactive, then why do they show positive build, research, and trade score growth? That smells like a farm to me, and permasat farms are worth eliminating. I wrote about that months ago in Yellow is the New Red.

I would also like to remind people about something you said on 3 October 2017:

Originally posted by Hucbold Hucbold wrote:

There will be a United Illyria Security Council. It will consist of the leaders of 10 alliances. The five alliances with the most towns will automatically be members - this membership may change as town numbers change. The other 5 members will be elected annually by the other alliances. The election will be performed via a forum thread. Each voting alliance will cast 1 vote per town that they own at the time of the election and may only vote for one alliance. Alliances may nominate themselves but alliances may not vote for themselves. In council votes, council members cast the number of votes for the towns they represent - either the number that voted for them or, for permanent members, their current number of towns.


At the time you wrote that proposal, Aesir was still in the top 5 alliances by number of towns. Yet here you are, in full view of the community, admitting that most Aesir towns are held by inactive accounts. Why on Earth would people agree to give you power and prestige, just because you have amassed the biggest pile of dead wood? The very notion is absurd, much like your theory that a mostly dead alliance is a "tactical advantage".
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Originally posted by Hucbold Hucbold wrote:




Ten's contributions are always interesting. This one is no different. Let me give you another 'take' on it.

The war in Elgea has not been going the sinners way. Ta2in and SIN have been forced out of western Elgea and Loki only have a few stragglers left there.  To bolster the sinners in the SE, The Phalanx tried to sneak in a beachhead. We noticed this and responded. The Phalanx were forced to retreat. The limit of our propaganda on this was that I made a one sentence announcement in GC that The Phalanx had left Tallimar. GC took it from there. We said nothing when they subsequently left Turalia. Obviously Ten was embarrassed by this and posted in another thread about a tactical retreat and is here declaring war on us.  He obviously needs to reestablish his credentials as a warmonger. Last week we saw a Ta2in outbreak in Ragallon which we weren't expecting - we lost 2 active cities and this week we see The Phalanx sieging our inactives in BL. This is their PR war (aimed mainly at their own side) but its expensive. It is no secret that Aesir have lots on inactive accounts or accounts that are barely ticking over. This is actually a tactical advantage. When they're attacked the troops in these towns, if any,  come into play, killing some of the enemy - otherwise we can't use them at all! We can also decide whether to attack the siegers or not - I spend some time yesterday calculating our rebuild times versus theirs and I'm not dissatisfied. Of course when we lose an active town, we can kick an inactive and replace the lost town as well. We don't regard this war as a sequence of 'notches' to be added to our belts - unlike some of the opposition.

As regards the 'bold initiative' of the SS cartel, I have to laugh. If they had simply moved in on the ss mines, they could have pulled it off. The essence of a cartel is that you control the price by limiting supply - in RL diamonds are a good example. What these guys did was they started blockading individuals who bought/sold ss in the secondary market - product that would have dried up in quick time. The ss thing was not a bold initiative, it was a deliberate provocation (as Roland freely admits) and it worked.

BTW ten, you should ask Malek what we nearly pulled off in Ragallon this week. I know 'nearly' doesn't cut it but it might cause you to revise your manual on 'sally forth'.

I know there will follow the usual barrage of invective and non-responsive comments from 'them' but I look forward to a better and more interesting response from Ten Kulch.

This war is not over.


 
 This is without a doubt, the funniest thing I have ever read. Reality check Huc, you can't beat us. Everyone seems to know this, except for you. Of course your alliance is full of inactives or they'd have hung you by now. Keep the home fires burning. The jewlery making continues!!!
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Originally posted by Celebrant Celebrant wrote:

Malek

My is bigger than yours

Love you all
Mine is bigger than Malek's. Plus when the wind is in the right direction I can reach all the way to BL Clap
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Additional cities razed by The Phalanx [300] with teamwork from our allies:

Aviddriver [Aesir] St Louis
Lisseline [Aesir] Shamash Larsam
NumNum [Aesir] Steel Paw
Surion [Aesir] 04 - Gondolin
Verminae [Aesir] 500
Verminae [Aesir] New Settlement

The first wave of siege operations from 16 January went 5/5.

The second wave of siege operations (this one) from 18 January went 6/6.
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Originally posted by Celebrant Celebrant wrote:

Malek

My is bigger than yours

Love you all

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