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Author Topic: How do you decide whether to fight a Forgotten Beast?  (Read 5088 times)

Melting Sky

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Re: How do you decide whether to fight a Forgotten Beast?
« Reply #15 on: October 20, 2016, 04:03:41 am »

My decision making process:

Can I utilise it?

A Yes -> I should trap it.
B I don't know how -> trap it anyway.

The webbers and FBs with breath weapons do make amazing assets. What could possibly be cooler than your entire fortress walking around in threads woven of the silk from some god like monstrosity left over from the darkness that predates the world. Sure crossbow dwarves can get the job done, but nothing says get off my lawn quite like lowering the blast shutters on a pill box to reveal a fire breathing eldritch abomination glaring out through the fortifications before it incinerates everything in sight.
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Dunamisdeos

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Re: How do you decide whether to fight a Forgotten Beast?
« Reply #16 on: October 22, 2016, 10:50:06 am »

My decision making process:

Can I utilise it?

A Yes -> I should trap it.
B I don't know how -> trap it anyway.

The webbers and FBs with breath weapons do make amazing assets. What could possibly be cooler than your entire fortress walking around in threads woven of the silk from some god like monstrosity left over from the darkness that predates the world. Sure crossbow dwarves can get the job done, but nothing says get off my lawn quite like lowering the blast shutters on a pill box to reveal a fire breathing eldritch abomination glaring out through the fortifications before it incinerates everything in sight.

0 things are better than that.
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tonnot98

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Re: How do you decide whether to fight a Forgotten Beast?
« Reply #17 on: October 24, 2016, 10:44:44 am »

My decision making process:

Can I utilise it?

A Yes -> I should trap it.
B I don't know how -> trap it anyway.

The webbers and FBs with breath weapons do make amazing assets. What could possibly be cooler than your entire fortress walking around in threads woven of the silk from some god like monstrosity left over from the darkness that predates the world. Sure crossbow dwarves can get the job done, but nothing says get off my lawn quite like lowering the blast shutters on a pill box to reveal a fire breathing eldritch abomination glaring out through the fortifications before it incinerates everything in sight.

0 things are better than that.
I'm not sure, I'm quite partial to the whole zombie ravens thing myself.
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Sethatos

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Re: How do you decide whether to fight a Forgotten Beast?
« Reply #18 on: October 25, 2016, 11:01:08 am »

I had a system based on what kind of special attack they had, with drawbridges that led to certain areas.

Poisonous Gas, Deadly Dust, Web, Deadly Blood: All drawbridges were closed except for the one leading to a Rutherer chained up near fortifications. Elite Marksdwarves stationed beyond the fortifications would shoot it with bolts until it was dead.

Fire: Again with drawbridges, led to a room with War Cave Dragons.

Poisonous Bite, anything else: Send the Melee Dwarves.

Watch out for Forgotten Beasts that are spiders. It might only say "Poisonous Bite", but they can web too, except for tarantulas for some reason.
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