Our story so far:
Normal is too hard for the AI, switched to Easy.
Tutorial forced everything, nothing to see here.
Seth wrecks everything, Eirika does ok. Franz and Gilliam basically useless. Moved Eirika to seize manually.
Tutorials managed to get me Ross and a Red Gem before letting go the reins.
Most units including Seth decide to hide in the corner, Vanessa suicides on the bandits. RIP Javelin, you will be missed. Eirika solos the rest of the chapter sitting on a fort.
AI can't break walls, so Colm ends up mvp of the first half without even being recruited. Hit a stalemate so I break some walls manually and Seth takes it from there.
Eirika, Seth, Artur charge. Everyone else stays put. Artur dies pretty quick, Eirika gets lots of kills including the boss and a perfect level. Seth polishes.
It's a bloodbath. Joshua kills Lute and Neimi and attacks Eirika but fortunately doesn't crit. Seth finally gets off his ass and kills Joshua, then moves up and takes out the rest.
Ephraim is an idiot and parks himself in front of a door with no ranged weapon while a mage chips away at him. Despite having a door key in inventory, he just sits there and gets killed slowly. Reset. Second time he tries the same shit so i have to manually move him and let Forde kill the mage. Kyle and Orson charge ahead. Kyle makes it to the throne room before dying.
The AI can see through fog, so for once both sides are even. Seth kills basically everyone, but the civilians die horribly. Ross almost gets oneshot by a cav.
Ch7: Eirika and Garcia tag team the ballista on the left while Seth makes a run at the boss, killing everything in his way. Then he comes back to deal with everything not in his way, and even swings by to give Eirika a lift to the throne.
Chapter 8 is up next, and with that comes a question: Eirika or Ephraim?