FE:Awakening "Have fun storming the castle!" Edition part 1.
Finally took down chapter 19 after a trial run basically spelled doom and gloom for everyone not named Chrom or Est. Causalities were minimal yet acceptable (alas, poor Alm and Moulder, I knew thee well) and Altenna and Raquesis are now ready to reclass into other classes. I had Quan paired with Athena take the south east corner and tank about half the map, unfortunately Sol didn't proc for him on enemy phase 1 forcing me to send Raquesis over to heal him instead of clearing out an enemy that ended up killing Alm, otherwise he pretty much soloed the eastern half of the map (aside from Altenna popping in to draw some arggo) even though by the end of the battle most of his weapons were spent. Athena spent the battle in Quan's pocket and holding an Armorslayer which she used to great effect. Alm started off with chipping but unlucky Pavise procs left him in the range of four enemies, two of whom were at critical, and Quan's inability to proc Sol on EP 1 forced me to choose between sacrificing him or Quan. Amelia, who was paired with Alm, got shoved into Chrom's pocket for the rest of the battle. Mia and Mycen were also in pockets not really doing anything (Mycen missed a lot, and Mia couldn't scratch a damn thing). Micaiah sat out for most of the battle but spotted an opportunity to save Raquesis's life by switching out and tanking a single Wyvern Lord's attack (and smoking him with an Arcwind counter with a large quantity of Vengeance damage). Moulder also didn't do much since he was in Est's pocket for most of the time, except for when he tried to sneak in a heal after I thought I had dealt with all of the stage's asshat reinforcements (I had forgotten that there were five rounds of reinforcements, the last of which dumped enemies from every unoccupied fort on the fucking map), he almost survived my mistake. Chrom spent his first full battle as a Bow Knight building his bow ranks (which bit me in the ass on EP1 when most of the western enemies attacked from within his range shadow), cleaning up stray enemies with either a Silver Sword or his Bronze Bow, or tanking asshat reinforcements, he also started the fight against Walhart by doing significant damage to him with an Underdog Bow (which didn't get a power boost but still had better Might than an Iron Bow). Altenna spent most of the fight smacking down enemies or drawing arggo from Quan and being stupidly tough in general, as she hit level 15 during the fight she now has to find a new class to wreck shit in (or Dark Flier to eventually join the Galeforce Force). Florina, Seliph, and Est were my Galeforce Force for the fight, charging about, and killing enemies for the most part. Florina still has trouble surviving more than a hit or two but she's beginning to turn it around as a Wyvern Lord. Seliph had trouble killing enemies, even with an Eirika's Blade and Armorslayer, but between him and Florina they were able to tank enough hits to make it through the fight (even if both of them should've died at some point or another). Est continues to be motherfucking Est and was either killing enemies or tanking enemy phases, she also snuck in a couple of hits against Walhart using her Hand Axe after Chrom had his shot at him but she was still unable to defeat him (that duty fell to Florina and a hit from her Silver Lance). And Raquesis spent most of the fight providing Catharsis to Quan, although she did get a kill or two in and even drew a little arggo from Quan, and she hit level 15 too (gaining the ever valuable Dual Support+ which is a free +10 to Hit, Avoid, Evade, and Crit) so now she needs to decide on going up Sage for more Magic or Falcon Knight to maintain her current mobility and Rally Speed for eventual Rally Botting. Now to track down replacements for Alm and Moulder and take on Smash Brethren 1.
As for the unfortunate grinding I've had to partake in. I've made....
-One run through Champions of Yore 1.
-One run through Champions of Yore 2.
-One run through Champions of Yore 3. (The All Stats +2 skill scroll went to Chrom respectfully.)
-One run through Lost Bloodlines 1.
-One run through Lost Bloodlines 2. (The Dread Fighter scroll is sitting in my inventory for now but its going to Chrom eventually.)
-One run through Lost Bloodlines 3. (The Paragon skill scroll went to Chrom respectfully.)
-Seven runs through Golden Gaffe. (I managed to collect all of the funds on the fourth, sixth, and seventh runs.)
-One run through Exponential Experience.
-One run through Harvest Scramble.
-One skirmish battle.