A sneaky start
The RSA leaders of the event me, Goorg, Phil and Legit used Ventrilo to hold a Chinese parliament type, quick discussion, for most
of the major decisions. Goorg was in charge of the forward attack force and would scout out the level of guards and defenders of
towers etc, with the remit to take any low level towers he came across.
With Goorg's group being sent ahead to try and claim a quick tower and get us off the mark the rest of the alliance met up
off the shores of Caer Erasleigh. Once everybody was gathered we hit Caer Eras's towers 1 and 2 and took them quickly. By this
time Goorg's group had taken Caer Eras tower 3. Looking at the war map I could see that LFoM had started simultaneous attacks
on Caer Berksteads towers 1 and tower 2. We decided that by taking one of Caer Beno's towers we could cut the Albion port from
our north and hopefully direct the Albion Zerg towards Caer Berk's, and LFoM, from their south. The Caer Beno tower fell extremely
quickly, so quickly in fact that we had taken 4 towers before LFoM had taken 1. Now we had 2 choices. The first was to travel down
the Albion coast and pick off unclaimed towers for easy points or we could cross over the river, separating east and west Albion,
and help LFoM with Caer Berkstead. After a quick discussion we sneakily moved over to Caer Berks tower 3 and quickly took it
before moving back to Albions west coast.
Now this may seem a strange tactic but it helped us, and more importantly hampered LFoM, in 2 ways. Firstly it prevented LFoM
taking the tower and gaining easy points and secondly it gave the Albions the impression that a 100+ force of Midgardians were
assaulting Berk's possibly to use it as a base to strike south at Caer Boldiam where the Albs were holding a relic. The plan worked
a treat. As soon after moving the RSA zerg back towards Caer Eras a large scale Albion/Midgard battle icon appeared just south
of Caer Berkstead. The Albion Zerg had joined the party and decided to try and prevent us from taking Caer Berks. This was just
fine by me as RSA had moved and left LFoM to fend for themselves.
First keep down
With LFoM and Albion keeping each other busy RSA had free reign over the Albions entire west coast. We quickly took towers up
and down the land, including towers from a relic keep, with no or very little resistance from the Albions. When we were winning by
a score of 8 towers to LFoM's 3(and the fact that LFoM had been wiped at least once) we decided we could waste some time having
a crack at a keep.
Caer Eras was the obvious choice and so we set to it. We knew that taking a keep would allow LFoM a quick port to Albion but also
it would allow us a quick route to bring in fresh siege equipment and also open the Albion frontiers to the 1337 Midgard gank
groups. Hopefully this would create even more diversions for the Albions and keep them off our backs. With LFoM being wiped we
fully expected to get the brunt of the Albion zerg whilst taking down the keep. Well we did get attacked in the back whilst on the
inner door but it was once again the Hibernians and not the Albions who attacked us. This delayed our assault somewhat but not
by much and we soon had Caer Eras taken.
At this point we knew we had won the competition. There was no way that LFoM was going to manage to take a keep now that the
Albion zerg was roaming around it's frontiers.