Topic: Battle Dawn /
Earth 1 era 63
This era has featured virtually every aspect of a strategy game you could imagine. There have been massive armies, huge wars, spam waves, spy kills, missiles, subterfuge, and even betrayal.
The story of this era is told from my unbiased viewpoint. I do not know all the details, I know only what I experienced.
Early in the game, I was in YETI, lead at the time by Frosty, consisting of members :Frosty, HeeHee, Tiger, Myself, and ICON. ICON left very early on a quest to get R5, he was replaced with Bran. We weren’t taking the era seriously at first, just hoping for a second place era when DMWU made us angry. We initially were conquered, but we built up and launched spams periodically against DMWU until they were worn down.
I almost forgot, Tom released all relics very early with no defense and about 25 crystals on each.
So, when DMWU were offline I launched a huge spam wave and took Europ, Saudi, and piece of Asia, when they logged on they were tired of the constant harassment from the Kongregate Battle Dawn Community and generally quit. TS invaded Africa took control of most of it and killed the actual DMWU colonies.
At this point, we began warring with NWA for the control of Asia. TS had taken over North America and South America, had six relics and were not really doing much. We NAP’d them for aide against NWA and allowed them to build in our territory. By this time I had assumed leadership of YETI and were fully engaged in an overally fruitless war against NWA.
After a few dozen ticks of no gain, I convinced Capo to NAP with us, give us Asia, and bait in TS. He agreed under the stipulations that we give him second. We came to an agreement and TS made their move on NWA.
When TS armies started moving into Indonesia NOOBS, Bran, and I began our attack on TS. We attempted to sever their link to NA by attacking the Middle East but started the offensive too early. We got a quick, easy kill on Stalin’s army, and a few OPs, but TS recalled their armies back to Middle East and stalemated us. When I went to sleep that night, NOOBs, Bran, and I had all of our units on an OP.
Upon awaking the next morning, Khalia’s 30ish squads were 1 ETA from the OP. I decided we should move off and wait for more favorable conditions, but NOOBS assured me we’d win. We didn’t. We killed about 300 of Khalia’s 800 inf and lost 90 tanks and 300 inf. It was tragic, I was angry. Somewhere around this time, I changed the alliance to [RIP] Nelson Mandela in honor of Nelson Mandela.
Fortunately for me, ICON had succeeded in his R5 quest and was willing to help. Realizing Bran was dead, I made a tough decision and kicked him to allow ICON to join. He used his tanks on Khalia’s army, spied her and killed 500 inf with seven squads of mechs. At roughly the same time, or perhaps earlier, Doctor was banned. I enlisted the help of several other alliances who also began spamming and attacking TS. One of these allies was WRTC, formerly TL’s sub. My long time friend Frank infiltrated the sub and set up a giant spam network. He took all of Africa in less than twenty ticks. TS was falling apart and Creed decided to quit.
RIP had beaten TS.
Now there was a huge power vacuum that a lot of formerly weaker alliances tried to fill. BBYK and SD both had power surges and climbed firmly into the top three. RIP itself lost much power fighting in the constant wars and dropped form third place to fifth. NWA lost power from fighting TS and RIP but retained second place.
Stalin was trying to join RIP and at first was going to be given access if he agreed to kill Creed’s colony and grab the relics. I wanted the era over. Stalin at first agreed, but just at the cusp of his joining, he decided he didn’t want to backstab Creed and would only join an alliance that she would also join.
I didn’t have the room for the both of them, so I went to my alternative option, Frank. Frank had simultaneously offered both Creed and Stalin positions his alliance, which they accepted. Right before either of them joined, he left and joined RIP. NOOBS was kicked. We began to make our way towards NA and SA to kill Creed an get her relics. The era should’ve been a piece of cake.
DesertFox, who had set up in Middle East and was friendly with RIP, decided to invite Stalin, Creed, Nikhil, and India to his alliance. This was a problem, because it put the relics in the hands of a friendly alliance. Fox maintained that he would not attack RIP, but that he would also not turn over the relics.
This was unacceptable, everything RIP had worked for this era was for the win. They needed those relics. So RIP launched an attack against HE (Fox’s alliance) 7 ticks before Creed, Stalin, and Nik would’ve relocated into Saudi Arabia.
Little progress was made by either side, and Fox’s initial spam wave wasn’t defended against very effectively, but they were reclaimed. Creed took back SA, but couldn’t really get into Africa. She managed to get 16 squads into Europe, but has since been pushed back into NA.
So this is where we are now. Tick 1037 out of 1500. We have 463 ticks to get across the world and capture the relics floating more than 24 ticks from NA. We have superior income and armies as of now, but this era can still swing either way.
Good luck to both alliances, may the best alliance win.