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I'm currently playing a Bordeleaux campaign because old Alby has a soft spot in my heart. I was just successfully ambushed by the crazy engineer himself, Mr. Ikit Claw. He ambushed me in forced march with a full stack and an extra half stack. Between the two armies he had 4 units of Ratling Gunners and his mighty DOOOM rocket.
Not only did the ai actually ambush me from all sides in the forest, rendering my six units of knights near useless until I could get them formed for a charge, he caught my 4 units of Foot Squires and 2 units of peasants and dropped his DOOOOOMMMMM rocket right on top of them, instantly annihilating all six units.
I had no protection for my archers and had to keep them as far from the multitude of clanrats as possible. I did manage to win the fight because Clanrats and Ratling Gunners are no match for Knights of the Realm and old Alby, his trident and a trust paladin but man did I take losses.
I just wanted to share what has easily got to be the most frustrating, but utterly enjoyable experience I've had in a while. Ikit's DOOOOOM rocket is insanely op, and when used effectively, even the ai can inflict massive damage with it. But those fights make for some awesome experiences!