A suicide misson for what?

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So the alliance has a suicide squad in Zuldazar for the sole purpose if providing a "distraction" in a capture mission. Those are volunteer soldiers, not convicts or undesirables.

Is this why the alliance is hurting for soldiers? They just throw lives away and expect sacrifice for everything? This is no last stand like the Alamo. It's almost Soviet levels of manpower waste.
11/14/2018 11:31 AMPosted by Anyaceltica
So the alliance has a suicide squad in Zuldazar for the sole purpose if providing a "distraction" in a capture mission. Those are volunteer soldiers, not convicts or undesirables.

Is this why the alliance is hurting for soldiers? They just throw lives away and expect sacrifice for everything? This is no last stand like the Alamo. It's almost Soviet levels of manpower waste.


Doyalist answer is they could not give the Horde a complete loss and extract those forces, the retaking of the bloodgate is an entire chapter of the Horde War Campaign. Watsonian answer is those forces were needed to be a credible threat to draw off the Horde and Zandalari armies from Dazar'alor
Will miss Blademaster Telaamon. Thousands of years of fighting the legion to fall to Horde.
11/14/2018 11:31 AMPosted by Anyaceltica
So the alliance has a suicide squad in Zuldazar for the sole purpose if providing a "distraction" in a capture mission. Those are volunteer soldiers, not convicts or undesirables.

Is this why the alliance is hurting for soldiers? They just throw lives away and expect sacrifice for everything? This is no last stand like the Alamo. It's almost Soviet levels of manpower waste.


If this was Soviet levels of manpower waste then the first volunteer would of been given a gun, the second a clip, and the third a bullet.

For himself, of course.
it is stated that the alliance would still lose in a frontal assault against the zandalari empire.
their ground forces are a threat.
Fighting the Zandalari head-on,or trying to lead them on a chase through a swamp full of Loa with whom they have strong connections, was not exactly a fight they were going to win. The best they were going to do was take long enough to lose that their numerically inferior force effectively nullified a superior one for long enough to facilitate the mission.

Under those parameters, it was a complete success. I wouldn't even call it a waste, except for the bit at the end where the invaders just go home instead of making us kick them out.
11/14/2018 11:38 AMPosted by Karthon
Will miss Blademaster Telaamon. Thousands of years of fighting the legion to fall to Horde.
Yeah. Imagine that- fighting demons, the worst the universe has to offer, for unknown thousands of years (due to weird Twisting Nether time shenanigans), only to finally win that war and die a couple months into fighting dudes who depend on creatures from the Mesozoic era for transport.

You're out there fighting the Burning Legion with spaceships, lasers, and incredible magic, for thousands of years, and then guys with dinosaurs do you in.

There goes my idea for a Lightforged Warrior.
11/14/2018 01:23 PMPosted by Cantaloupe
Yeah. Imagine that- fighting demons, the worst the universe has to offer, for unknown thousands of years (due to weird Twisting Nether time shenanigans), only to finally win that war and die a couple months into fighting dudes who depend on creatures from the Mesozoic era for transport.

You're out there fighting the Burning Legion with spaceships, lasers, and incredible magic, for thousands of years, and then guys with dinosaurs do you in.

There goes my idea for a Lightforged Warrior.


To be fair, the Zandalari do put lasers on their dinosaurs.
Its a suicide mission so the alliance can finish there main objective of destroying the navy so they can have naval superiority to win the whole war and guess what it works! Now time to see if they actually win the war or how sylvanas turns it around.
11/14/2018 01:32 PMPosted by Balloonfish
To be fair, the Zandalari do put lasers on their dinosaurs.
DINOSAUR LASER FIGHT, YOU SAY?

(warning: has naughty words.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LcmBALxDkRY
A suicide misson for what?


For the ALLIANCE!!!!!!>!>$@#%#$@

!
11/14/2018 01:23 PMPosted by Cantaloupe
11/14/2018 11:38 AMPosted by Karthon
Will miss Blademaster Telaamon. Thousands of years of fighting the legion to fall to Horde.
Yeah. Imagine that- fighting demons, the worst the universe has to offer, for unknown thousands of years (due to weird Twisting Nether time shenanigans), only to finally win that war and die a couple months into fighting dudes who depend on creatures from the Mesozoic era for transport.

You're out there fighting the Burning Legion with spaceships, lasers, and incredible magic, for thousands of years, and then guys with dinosaurs do you in.

There goes my idea for a Lightforged Warrior.


While I am a fan of the Zandalari, I do hope some of Telaamon's lightforged bro's get some packback for his death. Baraat the Longshot and Sorvos.

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