Re: When is it safe to attack a fort?
Date: May 24, 2009 11:07AM
Another way to frame the question:
If both you and your opponent are bordering a neutral land with a fort and some armies, would you like to attack first or not, considering you both have an equal amount of armies there?
e.g., 3 armies in fort. You and your opponent both have 9 armies bordering. Would you go first move?
In this case, I think I'd let my opponent go first, as I'd expect him to have about 3 armies left, which I would then be able to kill with a late move. If he'd have 4 left, chances would be about equal, 9-4, I think. But as we all know, forts are unpredictable, and he may get it with 6 or more.
Let's assume there is backup to reinforce the fort, so getting it is an advantage compared to not attacking.
In this case, I'd want to go first:
Purely based on intuition.