The ninja Goliath strikes again!
The game last night was a rescue mission. The Goliath needed to save one of their captured members as they cannot afford to lose more of them.
The prisoner was placed in the centre, guarded by my chemthrower.
I got a full amount of sentries (7). Leader and champion (greyfox) were the reinforcements. My other champ was in recovery. I usually choose a placement where a select few guard the center and the other centries patrol in a loose circle around the center. Preferrably from one level up.
The Goliath chose to come in from the same edge.
Shotgun Polly is more occupied by her empty stomach than sentry duty.
So with the new rules (if we play them correctly) sentries are picked at random. This means not all sentries get to activate. Especially if the opposing team is fewer as my final sentry is activated after the final enemy has activated. Also there is no guarantee that the closest sentries are activated so it is possible to sneak away even if a sentry is standing right in front of you. This makes it highly viable to try and sneak out even if it looks near impossible.
The captive managed to free himself in the second turn (rolled a double 6) and then proceeded to tip toe towards his comrades.
After this my juve managed to be activated so I moved her in position to see the captive and the alarm was raised. I don’t get to activate my other sentries before next turn though so the Goliath had some time to remedy this. The juve got to shoot once at the captive, but missed. Next turn was mina and I moved my chemthrower up, but she failed to wound. Then my leader came in as a reinforcement and popped off a shot- missed and was pinned later on. Greyfox the champ came in, but I failed the roll of and my opponent placed her on the far side of the field. Even with sprint skill she was not able to catch up.
The Goliath managed to take out my juve and leader (both out cold so no biggie) and also shoot down one of my sentries (recovered). They were then able to get out of the board with little resistance. I lost one reputation (now I have 6) and my opponent gained 4 (now he has 9). He got an xtra xp for his escape and also for his leader (who did not take part). He has had great success with the sneak attack scenarios so my escher are convinced they are not really goliaths, but actually Delaque on steroids.
Found out that my Rioja buildings can be set up like this. If they had the same color they would look like a building split on the middle.