With a warlord like Parson on GK's upkeep, RCII knows better than to make any assumptions about what GK's holding in reserve. Putting all their eggs in one easily-swipable basket would be stupid (Which they did, but that's beside the point).
Well, if they know about Parson at any rate (or much about him). I'd think the mindset at the moment would be "whatever you do, don't underestimate them again".
So I guess from Trem's position GK has one force across the bridge that can't defeat the RCCII forces as they stand (doubly so if they go back to Spacerock) and Wanda's force currently sitting above Spacerock. Plus Jillian promising to raze nearby GK cities.
And ugh, if Jillian actually does make a clean break here, she's taking the story with her, and I... I just don't want to accept that as a possibility.
I don't know if the strip will necessarily follow her progress. Maybe a quick look in, a status update back in the GK war room about cities being attacked, something like that. While I wouldn't mind seeing some Faq action (Duncan/Jillian/Megalos attacking, Ansom looking grumpy etc) I really want to stick with Trem/Wanda at the moment as well.
Haggar might not have enough move to make it back to the capital. They were half a turn from the capital to begin with, then they marched a few hexes past it, engaged, and now they're still sorta far out. Trem might ditch them, but I doubt it.
True, although if he is still worried about them turning Spacerock wouldn't be a bad place for a fair chunk of his forces. I guess he could leave them to guard the bridge. Still, if they don't have the move to get back to Spacerock they don't, but Trem still has to head back at some point before GK's next turn, so he almost certainly will ditch them if that happens.
Tramennis attacking Wanda is a huge gamble. If she survives, the war is still on and Gobwin Knob still threatens Spacerock directly. If she croaks, yeah, maybe the whole thing becomes a complete rout and GK falls. It's either a big payout or a shot in the foot.
Well, he has to make sure Wanda isn't still in a position to croak Slately. And from the looks of things the GK ground forces were never the main part of the offensive, hence Ford thinking on how they were intended to be an occupation force. It was all about Wanda and her dwagons.
Your missing the point, it's not whether Stanley and Wanda's objectives coincide, it's that Stanley's objectives are completely irrelevant.
Indeed, I expect when Stanley does see actual evidence of where the decrypted's true loyalty lies he wont be at all happy with it. I'm still curious as to how he'll react to the idea of potentially having all his dwagons/Jack/warlords croaked and decrypted by Wanda in order for her to survive.
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Of course, Jetstone doesn't know about Wanda's upcoming tactic. We do, but they don't. Hence, a perfectly logical course of action (mopping up the remaining GK forces before returning to the capital), will in retrospect seem like a bad decision. Especially if Ford takes out a caster, or some flyers and archery.
Well there won't be any flyers. Personally, even though I like the little guy (in this case Ford) stepping up and giving it a shot, I hope he doesn't get to much of what he wants, if any (namely killing a caster or something like that). I would like to see Trem do some impressive leading to clean up the column with minimum losses or leave Duke Antium to take care of it while he takes the majority of the forces useful for fighting Wanda back to Spacerock.