Well, that’s quite a conundrum – I’m sure Mopey just wanted to be proactive and not let their opponent benefit too much from higher momentum, but it seems she gave the order for bracing a bit prematurely. And now they’re kind of stuck that way. While it’s preferable to be braced for an enemy attack, it is admissible and not considered unheroic not to be, especially in case of a surprise attack. But bracing yourself, noticing it was too early and unbracing, and then bracing yourself again later? Now, that would just make you look unprofessional, wouldn’t it? It even reads ridiculous. No, now that they’ve embarked on being braced, they’ll just have to grin and bear it until it becomes relevant, no matter how long it takes. Bummer, but can’t be helped.
That being said, how long is it going to take? That attack really seems to be developing at an unusually measured pace. Quite unusual – a slow build-up to a rapid attack is considered best practice in this field, but a long build-up to a slow attack? That seems a bit excessive, unless there’s a good explanation. Perhaps somebody can’t risk getting another speeding ticket?
More on Monday.