Ultimate Battle - 9: Five villages

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    What could be better during long and rainy autumn evenings than to sit somewhere near the fireplace with a hot beverage and some cookies, listening to the drumming of rain on the roof, watching the leaves fall from the trees and reading ancient scrolls about past deeds of long dead heroes...

    In short, what could be better than exactly the opposite of what I'm doing right now?


    With the autumn, many lands came into motion. New confederacies were being forged all over the place, the wittiest diplomats had already defined their tactics, and the first spies found their places in enemy alliances, waiting for the start of the Ultimate battle. Six lands, where the Egyptians and Huns had joined the war for the Natar legacy, started constructing the first tribal Wonders of the World level by level. They followed Natar plans but gave the wonders their own distinctive look to honor their ancestors.

    For the first time ever, most Wonders of the World in those lands belonged to the Egyptians. They seemed to be the most obvious choice due to their wall defenses, even though the Teutons may have objected.


    Now, after two weeks of endless battles, the highest wonder level among those six lands belonged to the mighty Ronald Kray from ~ GS ~. But everything changes so fast nowadays that no one can predict how long their leadership will be sustained. Maybe at this exact moment, a huge army is already heading to that Wonder of the World? Which land would fight most fiercely for their wonders? Who would win the race in each land? I was sent to find answers to these questions.


    If I had received this task some other time, I would have been the happiest person in the world. Right now, however, this led me in the opposite direction from the lands where I hoped to be – Codex Victoria! My sister Marcella was there and she needed my help more than ever before. I tried not to think how cruel the outside world could be to the pretty, young woman traveling alone. She could be dead already… That's what scared me. At the same time, being in the very heart of the action was interesting.


    The officers and commanders were now gathered together, trying to deal with attacks headed towards five supply villages from multiple enemies at once. Given the constant attacks on the Wonder of the World itself, it was only possible to defend one of the five villages.


    The attacks launched on the villages were as follows:


    Village A: A Hun who lives 50 tiles away sent attacks 8 hours 45 minutes ago.

    Village B: A Roman who lives 100 tiles away sent attacks 10 hours ago.

    Village C: A Teuton who lives 130 tiles away and has an active large boots artifact sent attacks 12 hours 30 minutes ago.

    Village D: A Gaul who lives 150 tiles away and has an active small boots artifact sent attacks 7 hours 55 minutes ago.

    Village E: An Egyptian who lives 200 tiles away sent attacks 18 hours 20 minutes ago.


    Task: Which village should they defend? (Note: Troop speed 1x. The only real attack is the one with catapults. To solve this task, you can use kirilloid distance and travel time calculator. Can't solve the task? Make a guess!).


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  • LordLinux, Anglo1


    UNLESS the only "real" attack is from a true "catapult" (Romans use fire cats and gauls use trebuchet') then the only true attack could come from the Teutons, hence village "C" should be defended; otherwise as follows:


    Therefore:


    Manual well as 'calculator' calculations:


    Village A : Huns slowest attack units travel 6 fields/hr; 50 fields away, 8 3/4 hours traveled means they have already attacked! (arrived in 8 hours 20 minutes!) (50/6 =8 1/3 hours)


    Village B: Romans slowest attack unit travels 6 fields/hr; 100 tiles away started march 10 hours ago, distance covered = 60 tiles; left = 40 tiles or 6 2/3 hours march left until arrival. Per calculator: 6 hours 40 minutes (6 2/3 hours)


    Village C: Teutons best attack unit travels 7 fields/hr as well; large boots = 1.5 x march speed = 10.5 fields/hr; 130 fields away started march 12.5 hours ago; ie 10.5 x 12.5 =131.25 fields covered; attacked already! (arrived in 12 hours 22.51 minutes)


    Village D: Gauls best attack = 6 fields/hr; small boots artifact = 1.5 X (small boots) troop speed = 9 fields/hr; attack started 7 hrs 55 minutes ago from 150 tiles away = 71.25 fields covered, 78.75 tiles left / 9 = 8.75 hours (8 hours 45 minutes) left until arrival/attack. Per calculator: same


    Village E: Egyptian slowest "best" attacker = 5 fields/hr; 200 tiles away and marching for 18 1/3 hours = 91 2/3 fields covered; 108 1/3 fields left = arrival in 21 2/3 hours. With 6 fields/hr attack, 110 fields traveled, 90 left, 15 hours until arrival.


    Therefore, "A" and "C" are eliminated, as they've already been attacked. SO, if the time to get reinforcements to the defending city is a factor, then the city to send them to is village E since it will be the last to be attacked. IF the remaining time to attack is NOT a factor (ie: all troops can arrive in time, within 6 hours 40 minutes), then village B should be defended, as it is the next to be attacked.


    Perhaps some clarification is needed on the question? ie: what city is first OR next to be attacked?

  • This puzzle is extremely poorly worded/thought out

    Assuming ts20 gives +400% movement speed these are the travel times


    Village A level 20 ts - 8hr 40 mins travel time

    Village B level 20 ts - 12hr travel time

    Village C level 20 ts - 9hr 20 min travel time

    Village D level 20 ts - 7hr 40 mins travel time

    Village E level 20 ts - 18hr 40 mins travel time

    Village B?...


    An attack on village A sent 8 hrs 45mins ago would land in 5mins not enough time to realistically get def if it takes your officers this long to discuss.
    An attack on village C sent 12hrs and 30 mins ago would've already landed - no point defending after an attack lands

    An attack on village D sent 7hrs 55 mins ago also already landed.

    An attack on village E sent 18hrs 20mins ago lands in 20 mins also not enough time to realistically get def if it takes your officers this long to discuss

    Which leaves village B the only reasonable 1 to defend


    If these times are travel times for the moving army, then villages A, C, D, E should all be defended because the times are all longer than catapult speed.


    With old ts values and the times meaning that's the time on the rally point when these attacks are seen, then villages A B E can all potentially be real.


    I'm gonna go with Village B...


    anglox - Nolan76

  • Sapientia

    Codex Victoria Anglosphere


    Answer: All the villages (A, B, C, D, E) are under legitimate or real attack with catapults. Therefore, they can choose one of the A, B, C, D, or E to defend if only one village is possible to defend.

    To verify the attack if it is real catapult, I used the following:

    Catapult normal speed: 3 tiles/hr

    Duration of attack: by D = speed x time

    A. 16h40m

    B. 33h20m

    C. 28h53m20s (with large boots)

    D. 25h (with small boots)

    E. 66h40m

    Remaining distance after hours "ago"

    A. 23.75 tiles

    B. 70 tiles

    C. 73.75 tiles

    D. 102.5 tiles

    E. 145 tiles

    Remaining time for the attack to land

    A. 7h55m

    B. 23h20m

    C. 16h23m20s

    D. 17h5m

    E. 48h20m

    Therefore, by distance formula, remaining distance should be equal to remaining time multiplied by speed of catapult attack per village. All villages satisfied the equation!

  • Attacks are always mentioned in the plural for each player. So we do not take into account the boots that could help Egyptian.
    Nothing can help the Romans without artifacts.
    The Hun, Teuton and Gaul can be in time and in real conditions I would choose among them:
    (Teuton with 10 Tournament Square- 12:35:33 and Gal with 18 Tournament Square- 8:02:37)
    Who knows how long after the departure of troops from the enemy an attack was noticed?
    But of course this is a theoretical task, so my answer is...
    Village A: Hun (19 Tournament Square gives exactly 8 hours 45 minute)

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    marchelo

  • Sapientia

    Codex Victoria Anglosphere


    Answer: All the villages (A, B, C, D, E) are under legitimate or real attack with catapults. Therefore, they can choose one of the A, B, C, D, or E to defend if only one village is possible to defend.

    To verify the attack if it is real catapult, I used the following:

    Catapult normal speed: 3 tiles/hr

    Duration of attack: by D = speed x time

    A. 16h40m

    B. 33h20m

    C. 28h53m20s (with large boots)

    D. 25h (with small boots)

    E. 66h40m

    Remaining distance after hours "ago"

    A. 23.75 tiles

    B. 70 tiles

    C. 73.75 tiles

    D. 102.5 tiles

    E. 145 tiles

    Remaining time for the attack to land

    A. 7h55m

    B. 23h20m

    C. 16h23m20s

    D. 17h5m

    E. 48h20m

    Speed of catapult for each village

    A. 3 tiles/hr

    B. 3 tiles/hr

    C. 3x1.5 tiles/hr

    D. 3x2 tiles/hr

    E. 3 tiles/hr

    Therefore, by distance formula, remaining distance should be equal to remaining time multiplied by speed of catapult attack per village. All villages satisfied the equation!

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