Let's say that a state has the following plan to attack a neighboring kingdoms capital, which they will declare war on. The city is known as impossible to break.
- Slowly send 1000 elite soldiers in during the peace period, only with swords/short swords in the city, for "protection". Sending more would raise suspicion. They will try to find weapons there, if not they will try to make them. They will also try to connect with rebellious troops.
- Blitzkrieg the way to the capital, skipping most towns, arriving there for a week or so. Once they are near, they will start a siege, until evening.
- In the meantime, 200 of the troops will cause general turmoil, collecting anarchists, anti-absolute-monarchists, troublemakers, etc under their banner, thus creating mobs in the city, distracting guards and in-city soldiers.
- On sundown, the remaining 800 and the rest of the army outside would storm the city, resulting in a victory.
What would be the most common problems here? My theories are:
- The cost off keeping 1000 troops in inns, and not in the same one at that, might be high.
- A guard might notice they are all from the state
- They might not be allowed in at all
- They might not generate enough in-city troops
Any other problems that might occur here?
The weapon level is medieval/renaissance. There are some types of weapons that are similar to the designs of Leonardo da Vinci, Kongming Liang, etc, but no guns. Trebuchets are used, with cannons just being invented, and still don't have massive usage, because of the high cost of producing gunpowder. Both sides have only trebuchets and catapults.