Part 10: Chapter 6 Hard ModeChapter Six: And behind door number three: more reinforcements!
Chapter 6 is the first time we get to choose deployment. Finally
We immediately drop the dead weight. Well, except for Merlinus. I brought him along for some reason. In retrospect, Im not sure why.
Before we can get into the chapter proper, we have to deal with this mess. These guys are going to charge down the center straight for us. The mages in particular hurt, and theyre surrounded by some good walls.
Dieck, Rutger, Alan and Lance are the four pillars of this team. As such, they take up defensive positions.
I am okay with this.
A turn later. Alan and Lance have a B Support and are pretty dodgy, while Dieck and Rutger are well, Dieck and Rutger.
Cath pops up on the map, and Roy immediately talks her out of stealing our loot.
We take up defensive positions to the south in preparation for-
The Asshole Reinforcements from the north. Right
THEN they come from the south
Chad busts Sue out of the joint. Shes just as mediocre as she was before
This door here, and the one opposite of it, are filled with some tough baddies. Were going to clear out the center first.
What, you thought the game was done throwing waves of reinforcements at us?
Shut up, I got impatient.
I am really scared right now.
Rutger confronts our dark mage friend.
The results are predictable.
Was there some ritual sacrifice made in my name Im not aware of? Any first born sons slaughtered? What the hell is going on here?
Just for kicks, I broke my no savestate rule here and decided to let Chad have a go. He proceeded to miss, followed by a face full of javelin ending his pathetic attempt at combat, along with his life. I laughed, I cried, then I reloaded and let him suicide against Alan.
Instead, Chad does what hes supposed to do: grab all that loot.
Alan and Lance on the other hand perfect their bromance, earning them an A support.
T-t-t-t-thats all, folks!
Saul: In normal mode, Saul comes in about the same level as Ellen, and will usually have better stats anyway. Thus, hes your man if you want a bishop. On hard mode however, Ellen usually sees a fair bit of action, and comes in a few levels higher. Putting aside my Ellen, Saul is usually behind in levels at this point, and Im too lazy to work him up and just opt for Ellen. Hes the better unit on paper, but Ellen simply gets more room to grow in the early game.
Dorothy: Dorothy actually has some damn fine growths, and to be honest I dont doubt shed make a fine unit. However shes left in the dust due to her class still being complete trash. I wish IS would cut archers a damn break: if there is one constant across all Fire Emblem games, its that archers are useless. Well except FE10, but even then not until the very, very late game.
Sue: Sue is a lot like Thany in hard mode. Shes low level, she has piss weak durability, and shes pretty much obsolete in hard mode. Well get into that later.
In other news my finals are coming up in a week, so Ive already finished chapters 7, 8, 8x and 9 in order to give myself some breathing room. One side effect of this is that it seems that from 8x onward, Ive exhausted my massive supply of luck. I dont know where its fled to, but hopefully its somewhere in Artixs direction.