I fully agree with everything you just said. Mandalore has that ability to move around the galaxy. But then again, so does Grievous. They just go about it differently. We have two very aggressive players here, but they are also very smart. I think we would see major clashes across the galaxy.
Mandalore has to play aggressive in order to be successful. Because once Grievous gets the advantage, it's pretty much over. And for Grievous to get the advantage is not impossible. I see a scenario playing out as such:
Mandalore strikes hard, very hard. Bringing his fleets to bear of Grievous' forces. At first Grievous is going to go for the numbers beat all strategy, but will quickly reconsider as Mandalore makes more strikes on CIS worlds. So now Grievous goes for a different strategy. Grievous will luse Mandalore's fleets into a trap. He will let Mandalore get in and use his superior numbers to surround and trap Mandalore's forces. Mandalore will probably escape, but now he's severely weakened while Grievous makes simultaneous attacks on Mandalore's fringe worlds. At this time, however, his factories and shipyards continue to churn out more and more droids. Eventually, Grievous' losses from the initial moves are replaced.
Mandalore's only hope now is to make an offensive. Unfortunately, he no longer has the manpower to do what he did at the beginning of the war. Grievous' numbers would eventually overpower Mandalore.
Obviously Grievous' production power will have been damaged by Mandalore's offensive, but Mandalore would have also taken heavy losses. Losses that he can't replace like Grievous can.
The battle would be grueling, but I see the industry and numbers that Grievous has prevailing after a pretty epic war.
Wow, I think we're getting closer to a final outcome here. lol we might just write this for Beni if we keep it up.
I'll agree, save for the trap. MtU is renown for avoiding them or twisting them to his advantage. I think he'll keep a lot more of his fleet than you think and inflict a bit more damage. Other than that combine my scenario and yours and I think that's how it'll play out.
Aurbere's version = Grievous wins by overwhelming MtU via production post ambush
My version = MtU wins Picking Grievous apart as he tries to rebuild post ambush
Sound about right?
Either way it plays out almost identically. It'll come down to who gets the advantage from that second "ambush" engagement. Would you agree?
Edit: real quick, I agree that if MtU screws up even a little bit, he looses, but I think he really is just that good that he can fight a perfect strategic battle even against the brilliant (if twisted) mind of Grievous.