Unit Level HP Str Skl Spd Lck Def Res Support
Hector 8.59 26 11 7 7 5 11 1 C Eliwood
Eliwood 7.79 23 8 8 9 10 7 2 C Hector
Lowen 9.47 30 9 7 9 7 10 2
Marcus 5.49 34 16 17 12 9 10 9
Guy 8.12 27 10 15 16 7 7 2
Erk 10.45 23 10 9 11 5 3 7
Priscilla 5.05 17 6 7 9 8 3 7
Kent 9.73 27 9 10 11 3 9 3
Sain 10.37 26 13 7 9 7 7 1
Raven 5.39 29 10 13 14 2 6 2
Lucius 3.23 18 7 6 10 2 1 6
Matthew 7.07 22 6 6 14 5 4 1
I deployed Marcus, Eliwood, Priscilla, Guy, Kent, Sain, Lowen, Erk, and Matthew. Eliwood is probably not optimal in a lot of these chapters, but he needs exp so I can get 24 Linus. Even if it ends up costing me a turn or two, the difference in those chapters should make it up. Since this is a very large chapter, I need more mounts to do rescue chains, so Oswin and Serra get the boot again. Florina could have been deployed, but with over half of the enemies wielding bows and no flight advantages, I decided it wasn't worth it. I gave Kent the Dragonshield from Chapter 15 in battle prep.
The trickiest part of this was actually getting the proper first turn setup. Eventually, I made my goal to kill the farthest Archer I could with Marcus, and worked with that. Erk demolished the armor, Guy and Kent combined to kill the myrm, Sain and Lowen took the Merc, then Marcus rushed up to kill an archer. This took a few tries to get the positioning right and for the RNG to cooperate (I had a few 86 display misses from Lowen that threw things off). The positioning had to end up with Kent able to enter the far square of the Shaman's range, as he was the only one who could ORKO the shaman with a Javelin (besides Marcus, but he was busy).
On Turn 2, Marcus broke ranks and charged right at them, with Lowen close behind. Hector OHKOd the nomad with Wolf Beil, Erk took an archer, and Guy weakened one with an Iron Blade for Eliwood. Kent ORKOd the final entrance archer with a Javelin, and did the same thing to the Shaman on Enemy Phase, leaving Matthew free to loot the treasure.
Marcus led the way for the rest of it, parking on the last square of the long hallway west with a Hand Axe to kill the masses of enemies. Priscilla was in range to recruit Raven on Turn 5, and did so. At that point, Marcus was in range to stop the enemy thieves, but since I couldn't afford to wait for Matthew, I needed one to get me the Knight Crest. One suicided onto Marcus, the other opened the door. Kent was behind, so he carried people like Erk and Hector back towards the front. Marcus killed the knight outside the throne room, the mage, and one more knight inside before Kent got up with Hector. Lowen took out the thief and got the Knight Crest, while everyone else piled into the room with the archers to salvage some exp. Marcus had the Hammer, so he killed the other Knight and tried to ORKO the boss. He missed one hit, but since Hector was too far away, it didn't cost a turn, and the kill and seize were done on Turn 10. Merlinus died somewhere in there, but no one cares about him.
Marcus now has 12 speed, which will be nice to have. Erk continues to be great for ORKOing stuff, although I'd imagine Kent would be too if he got the ring instead of Erk. I am getting concerned with the levels on my Lords, since I'm still a long way from 50 combined. At this rate, I can't even count on Hector getting to 20, which will make getting the easier 24 a bit of a challenge. Still waiting on Eliwood to be useful.
Edited by Gergeshwan, 30 June 2010 - 10:09 AM.