After watching the trailer for the live action Pokemon film, I decided to look back at my childhood memories with the franchise. When I was a child, I played the Gold and Sapphire versions of the Nintendo Pokemon game all the time. Even though it has been many years since I last played it, I remember my six strongest Pokemon from both games. My six strongest Pokemon consisted of Feraligatr, Absol, Pidgeot, Blaziken, Aggron, and Machamp. Each of these Pokemon were undefeated under my watch. I even remember how I trained them. I had them disregard all defensive and other non-offensive techniques and had them focus all their energies on building the strength of their four strongest attacks. Also, I had them build their physical durability and stamina. This way, they would be able to withstand a considerable amount of punishment and still strike back with overwhelming force. Eventually, these six became so powerful that they could beat most opponents with one blow and the strongest attacks hardly did anything to them. Thanks to their overwhelming strength, I was able to beat both games and defeat the Elite Four multiple times. I guess you could say that I trained them to fight in a rope-a-dope style like Muhammed Ali. If these six Pokemon existed in real life, they would be covered from head to toe in scars both from their intense training and the countless battles they fought. Even though I had these Pokemon in separate games, if I was a Pokemon trainer in real life, these would be the six Pokemon I would carry with me at all times. Thinking about these six brings a sense of nostalgia to me.
I just fought my closest battle yet on Total War. My enemy had superior armor and weapons than my troops, but mine had superior numbers. Before the battle started, I had 956 men and my foe had 801 soldiers. When the battle was over, I had 193 soldiers left and my adversary had 140 levies left. The battle could have turned either way, but I ultimately won just by a hair. The battle took place in a canyon just outside of a forest so it acted as a bottleneck for both armies, resulting them to fight in very tight spaces. I like the conditions of this close battle and might include such a fight in the future.
I just fought my first battle in the Total War game and it was more than I expected. I could feel the fear of defeat, the confusion of directing my men, and the satisfaction of winning. I am planning to include these elements in future battles in my fantasy series. I had an army of 861 strong while my opponent had me outnumbered by more than 400 men with a grand total of 1,281 strong. The battle was chaotic and it was hard to tell who was winning until it was over. Fortunately, I won the battle much to my surprise. I lost 656 of my men-at-arms while my foe lost 1,021. I had 205 men left while my adversary had 260. My total kills were 708 while my enemy had 579 kills. It was an engaging experience and was super fun for my first time. I will definitely play this more in order to get more of that thrill of battle. I will keep you updated on both my victories and my defeats.
For the next few days, I will be playing the computer game known as Total War. The reason for this is because I still have much to learn in terms of medieval battle tactics despite all the research I had done. There are some things I need to actually see in action. Hopefully, by playing this game I can get a better understanding of how medieval armies fight. If I fight any battles that are worthy of note, I might include certain details in my fantasy book. I will keep you all updated and maybe I can upload videos of my progress.