I think my tactic was to barely enter the room and then run away to draw some of the knights out.
I died a bunch there, too.
Well, my tactic, since the frontal assault failure, has been to get sick and avoid the game entirely.
I have been pondering how best to get out of that room without the whole hoard following me: maybe sacrifice Alistair with a charge and then switch characters to see if I can draw some of the enemy out.
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