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FE7 brings up an interesting concept - the player as a tactician.

The one responsible for passing around orders, and win the battle thanks to his tactical acumen. Or something. The issue is that it works best for smaller battlefields (inside a castle, for example), where we can intepretate it as him/her shouting orders as the situation develops. In larger one, it comes down to perhaps a messenger of sorts (I am in favor of the pegasus knight).

For the most part, I would think the tactician as a strategist. Coming up with a plan for the battle prior to the engagement itself, and trusting the individual commanders/units to adapt to the tactical situation. A/a group of pegasus or wyvern knights could be doing battlefield recon, reporting back to the tactician and he will give orders if need be.

For other FEs though (like Magvel), I imagine it to be the high ranking people coming up with a plan during a strategic meeting, with messengers running between the different units if necessary, and the sergeants and commanders of each units to adapt to the conditions on the battlefield.

Date: 2011-09-12 04:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mark-asphodel.livejournal.com
For other FEs though (like Magvel), I imagine it to be the high ranking people coming up with a plan during a strategic meeting, with messengers running between the different units if necessary, and the sergeants and commanders of each units to adapt to the conditions on the battlefield.

This is how I see it working for Magvel in particular, and for FE11 as well. But I find the whole FE7 Tactician business to be rather ridiculous, honestly. The idea of one single person out there on the battlefield literally shouting at everyone... doesn't really compute for me. Even for a small and unconventional force.

Date: 2011-09-13 01:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] korsriddare.livejournal.com
Well. Either that or... magic.

Date: 2011-09-12 10:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] samuraiter.livejournal.com
The only problem with calling that person a "strategist" is that I start envisioning Mark in the Zhuge Liang hat.

Which is admittedly awesome.

Date: 2011-09-13 01:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] korsriddare.livejournal.com
Haha, I never thought of that. It IS awesome.

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