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Synthalus
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Posted - 18 Feb 2011 :  12:34:27  Show Profile  Visit Synthalus's Homepage Send Synthalus a Private Message  Reply with Quote  Delete Topic
Poll Question:
If you were going to wage war across fair faerun And you were given the command of one of these choices of units which would you choose?


these choices are completely random and please feel free to conquer the realms with whatever you see fit, but please choose one of these if you think it fits your personality.

Choices:

5000 Red Wizards of Thay
5000 Cormyr Purple Dragons
5000 Zhentarim Soldiers
5000 Seladrine Knights
5000 War Priests of Garagos
5000 Valkuran Sailors
5000 Manscorpions
5000 Slaad fighter / assasins
the chosen of mystra
the hand of mask
Karsus by himself before godhood
other known forces or monsters

(Anonymous Vote)

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Edited by - Synthalus on 18 Feb 2011 12:47:04

Diffan
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I went with the Purple Dragon Knights mainly because they're well disciplined and can hold their own in a battle. Not to mention they're decent hoseman. They'd be hard pressed against touch magic from the Shadovar, Zhentarim, and Red Wizard though.

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Kilvan
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5000 Red wizards do stand out for me. It seems much stronger than the rest of the lot. Of course, it is hard to compare 1 single epic character against an army of thousands.

If I had citizens to protect at the same time, an army would be much more effective than a handful of power-players. Even Karsus or Elminster cannot be dozens of places at the same time.

If I had no citizens or cities to protect, and if I sought nothing but destruction, then the chosens would be the way to go. Everyone cast their area evocation spells for the day then teleport to safety until the next morning. Rince-repeat.

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Matt James
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Man, tough question. My first incline was to go with the Red Wizards, but after careful thought, I went with the Purple Knights. There are some things that you can't account for in war, and one of them is discipline. I feel that Cormyr could field the most disciplined army on Faerun.
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GRYPHON
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Posted - 18 Feb 2011 :  16:57:51  Show Profile  Visit GRYPHON's Homepage Send GRYPHON a Private Message  Reply with Quote
5,000 Seldarine knights...
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Wooly Rupert
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If I was going to wage war across Faerūn, I'd want more than 5000 troops.

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Kentinal
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Posted - 18 Feb 2011 :  18:38:21  Show Profile Send Kentinal a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Wooly Rupert

If I was going to wage war across Faerūn, I'd want more than 5000 troops.



LOL

I was considering Drow Cleric/Mage mix.

Though indeed having more then 5,000 clearly would be better.

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Quale
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Posted - 18 Feb 2011 :  20:19:12  Show Profile Send Quale a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I'd take other, 5000 Halruaans, with their blast globes
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Chosen of Asmodeus
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Posted - 18 Feb 2011 :  21:22:10  Show Profile  Visit Chosen of Asmodeus's Homepage Send Chosen of Asmodeus a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I'll take a few of those pit fiends that Asmodeus has been bleeding out. 1000 should do it.

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Therise
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I'll take the 5000 slaadi, and make them all death slaadi. None of your other troops have any hope against such a force, and you will ALL bend knee to your new froggy overlords!

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Chosen of Asmodeus
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Ok, I'll bump it up to 5000 pit fiends and we'll have the primordial war between law and chaos all over again!

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Synthalus
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Posted - 18 Feb 2011 :  21:46:17  Show Profile  Visit Synthalus's Homepage Send Synthalus a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Lol Therise You kill me!

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Synthalus
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Posted - 18 Feb 2011 :  21:54:46  Show Profile  Visit Synthalus's Homepage Send Synthalus a Private Message  Reply with Quote
nice

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Dalor Darden
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Posted - 18 Feb 2011 :  22:44:03  Show Profile  Visit Dalor Darden's Homepage Send Dalor Darden a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I'll take the Empire of Shou Lung if you please. I could do LOTS with the fellas...Tu Lung would fall first, then I'd move across the Steppe and say hello to Semphar, Thay, etc...

Yamun bled the Tuigan dry nearly...now would be the time to make a vassal of them.

Rebuild a TRUE empire here folks!

You guys keep saying 5k...but those are just choices; not the actual limit of what you can ask for!

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swifty
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Posted - 18 Feb 2011 :  23:02:49  Show Profile  Visit swifty's Homepage Send swifty a Private Message  Reply with Quote
red wizards all the way.

go back to sleep america.everything is under control.heres american gladiators.watch this.shuttup. BILL HICKS.
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The Sage
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I chose OTHER -- An RCT of BattleMechs.

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Wooly Rupert
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Posted - 19 Feb 2011 :  00:24:26  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by The Sage

I chose OTHER -- An RCT of BattleMechs.



Hmmm, who came up with the idea of the RCTs? I'm pretty sure it wasn't a Capellan...

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Wooly Rupert
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quote:
Originally posted by Dalor Darden

You guys keep saying 5k...but those are just choices; not the actual limit of what you can ask for!



We keep saying 5k because the choices specify 5000 of troop X.

Me, I'll take 2 of each.

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Ayrik
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(Always take out the technicians, support, and supply depots, conventions of war be damned.)

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The Sage
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quote:
Originally posted by Wooly Rupert

quote:
Originally posted by The Sage

I chose OTHER -- An RCT of BattleMechs.



Hmmm, who came up with the idea of the RCTs? I'm pretty sure it wasn't a Capellan...

Yes, I grudgingly respect the Davions for the notion of combined-arms military units.

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Dalor Darden
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quote:
Originally posted by Wooly Rupert

quote:
Originally posted by Dalor Darden

You guys keep saying 5k...but those are just choices; not the actual limit of what you can ask for!



We keep saying 5k because the choices specify 5000 of troop X.

Me, I'll take 2 of each.



That is why I took "other" since it implies any other known military force.

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Dalor Darden
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quote:
Originally posted by Arik

(Always take out the technicians, support, and supply depots, conventions of war be damned.)



I'm with you! We should also take any sort of soldier production centers or soldiers in training...such as the enemy's women and children too!

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Alisttair
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Posted - 22 Feb 2011 :  13:39:56  Show Profile  Visit Alisttair's Homepage  Click to see Alisttair's MSN Messenger address Send Alisttair a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Guess what I voted...

Karsite Arcanar (Most Holy Servant of Karsus)

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Therise
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Posted - 22 Feb 2011 :  15:02:24  Show Profile Send Therise a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Alisttair

Guess what I voted...



Manscorpions?

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Alystra Illianniis
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I'm going "other", as I'd take a mixed group of drow and slave battle-fodder. (At night, of course!)

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