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February 14th, 2018 at 9:18:46 AM permalink
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You pretty much have to pick the man, otherwise you end up shot before any of your defenders gets close to the shooter.



You have over 2 tons of rats that will form a meat shield between you and the hunter. The eagles will make quick work of the lone gunman.
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February 14th, 2018 at 9:45:57 AM permalink
A six inch high wall. Any trumpling knows walls need be big and beautiful to succeed.
A well supplied ground force, with air superiority is how I'd roll.
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February 14th, 2018 at 11:13:22 AM permalink
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I admit the man is weak against dozens of attacking animals at the same time. I picked him because if I didn't, he would just shoot me. I'm assuming he could get off a shot before the eagles reached him.



This is the key point that guided my thinking. A man with a rifle can shoot you from a distance of 200 yards (or further). He can kill you before you know he is there. There is really no protection from him. So he has to be on your team.

Also, the only protection against eagles is the man with a rifle.

With the armed man, you need crowd control -and I argue that that is the 50 eagles. An eagle attacking the face of any large animal will stop it in its tracks to delay while the man picks off the animals one at a time with the rifle. 15 wolves cannot do this - they would simply be out numbered. And the speed of the wolves is wasted for crowd control.

Multiple gorillas bears and bulls would go through rats like a knife through butter. Also, spomeone please explain to me how 10,000 rats are going to stop the crocodiles. Their teeth cannot come close to penetrating the carapace (armor) of the crocs.

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February 14th, 2018 at 11:43:54 AM permalink
You could use the Wolves as animal shields against the man with the gun. We have no idea how many bullets are in the gun so let's just say he only has 10 bullets. He shoots dead 10 wolves and 5 Wolves are very angry that he shot and killedtheir family members. They attack him as retribution and he dies because he has no more ammo. He could as an alternate use the body of the gun as a rifle, I.e rifle whips the remaining wolves but this is a very remote possibility and he is most likely a toasted goner with no more ammo.
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February 14th, 2018 at 11:58:22 AM permalink
200 yards is pretty close, yet still pretty hard to shoot someone from. Presumably, you have some ability to take cover as well. He would get a couple shots before the eagles took care of him. Certainly a risk, but one I'd be willing to take. Plus, there is the human factor. Does he always have nerves of steel on this suicide mission?

Something similar would apply on defense. I'm not an expert in hunting/shooting, but I think a man with a rifle would be fortunate to take down 1 charging bear or gorilla. Honestly, man + eagles would lose to the rats alone.

A lot would depend on mobility and terrain. I'd like my rat/eagle plan a lot if I could climb a tree or something once the man is gone. Anything that I can do to slow down the larger animals for a while to allow the rats to do their work helps a lot. Plus, now they'd have to come at me like 2 at a time, instead of simultaneously.
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February 14th, 2018 at 12:22:40 PM permalink
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February 14th, 2018 at 12:22:47 PM permalink
Fifty eagles would stop any gorilla or bear. Perhaps not stop them as in taking them out, but keep them distracted.
The sheer number of rats is problematic, but a man should come up with a strategy to hold them off until the eagles finish them
With only two allies, and the rest of them out to get you, victory is far from assured. Having the guy with the gun would be good when you get overun. A bullet to my head is preferred to being torn apart by a gorilla or eaten alive by hundreds of rats.
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February 14th, 2018 at 12:23:25 PM permalink
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February 14th, 2018 at 12:35:02 PM permalink
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February 14th, 2018 at 12:47:56 PM permalink
Quick question. There are two bears shown X3. I assume that means 6 bears. Is it 10,000X the number of rats shown in the photo, or 10,000 total? If it is the first, there would be over 100,000 rats. Nothing overcomes that. I'd find cover and pick off the birds one at a time. I'm sure some here could easily take out two, maybe three eagles per shot.

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