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Understanding battle

Postby johannes » Thu Nov 03, 2011 11:21 am

Hi!

I'm new to this, and I'm having a bit of trouble understanding battle. From what I've read, I can't explain the following situation:

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Looking at the attackradius (or indeed by counting: 2^2 + 2^2 = 8 > 5), the two ants should not be able to engage in combat:

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So how can they kill each other? I assume the visualizer shows the move that just happened, and draws lines for which attacks happened because of that. Is this not right? How can you explain the situation above?
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Re: Understanding battle

Postby chaRlesgRiffiths » Thu Nov 03, 2011 12:24 pm

I believe this indicates that the ants will fight next turn. The visualizer knows what will happen many turns in advance, and the turns go by pretty fast for our eyes to catch everything so it gives you a heads up.
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Re: Understanding battle

Postby pedrosorio » Thu Nov 03, 2011 12:59 pm

This has been reported more than once. The "attack lines" appear before the ants perform the move that makes them attack each other.
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Re: Understanding battle

Postby johannes » Thu Nov 03, 2011 1:02 pm

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