Path of Radiance Chapter Analysis 9: Gallia
I dont know who took all these map screenshots for the wiki but they keep doing it when the unit dots arent lighting up so you cant really make out enemy formations. Oh well, I’m just stealing these images anyway so I cant really complain.
Remember how I was complaining a few parts ago how FE chapters that have multiple paths usually don’t give you a reason to take both on at once? Well, here we have an exception! Since you need to move fairly quickly to reach the houses before they are destroyed and your mounted units have stunted movement on the beach there’s a perfectly valid reason to send Titania and Oscar south while everyone else goes to take on the foes on the beach. Oscar by now is likely pretty tough if youve been training him and Titania will also be fine (it goes without saying.) You also have Lethe and Mordecai as other units. If left on their own they will also go south but you can bring them up to the beach to help if you prefer. Just make sure Ike hasnt moved yet if you want to give them commands because infuriatingly they cant be given orders otherwise. Thank god they fixed this in Radiant Dawn but it sure is annoying here. Overall, I would call this a pretty solid chapter, my only real complaint is that Ike needs to seize but he always seems to be up on the beach still dealing with the bandits and houses by the time Titania kills the boss so its a bit tedious to get him to the throne. But thankfully Marcia joins this chapter so she can carry him where he needs to be pretty easily. Mist also joins this chapter, she starts at level one unpromoted which is a bit annoying all the way at chapter 9, but a staffbot can always contribute and if you train her up it does help with a certain fight later. Nobody else of any gameplay value joins this chapter.
Titania can do everything by herself
Titania can clear the chapter by herself
Titania can’t clear the chapter by herself
Maybe its possible to save the houses with just Titania but I feel like the sand would slow her down enough to prevent that. If you want to test it out so you can tell me I’m wrong, go right ahead. I love being told I’m wrong. But other than that uncertainty, she can take the rest of the chapter easily.