War Snails of the Chimeric Empire


Few sights are as stirring as the giant War Snails of the Chimeric legions wheeling into battle, usually months after the conflict is over.

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At a diplomatic level, it can be problematic for colossal snails to lay waste to a nation with which a treaty was signed weeks previously.

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Fortunately, most civilian populations and even military intelligence units gradually become aware of colossal armoured molluscs with cannons.

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The War Snail strategy, of course, was to move so imperceptibly that opposing military units would completely forget about you until too late.

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In practice, however, the enemy had time to remove everything of value from the territory concerned down to the level of individual plants.

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The Counterstrategy to the Removal of Viable Targets from the Field of Combat was to send raiding parties to seize shrubs in mid-evacuation.

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The War Snails were retired when the cost of maintaining them was set against the net worth of geraniums gained, most of which they ate.

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