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(Originally posted on: 10-09-04 10:47:04 AM)
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Im playing as the Greeks on hard mode and one my armies gets attacked by an army of Macedonians. We have similar numbers of men, but his army is definitely superior as he has a strong mixed force and I mostly have hoplite militia and a couple of archer regiments. At first I was just gonna withdraw from the battle and conserve my troops, but on the camera flyby I notice this huge as hill and it gave me an idea.


As you can see, this is one steep mother fucker. I had recently watched Gods and Generals and saw how an inferior army of Confederates was able to defeat a superior army of Federals by taking a strong position on top of a hill and shoot them to pieces. I had hoped to pull a similar victory.

The Macedonians approach, and my archers begin firing the first volleys.

The first cavalry charge which is quickly repulsed.

More Macedonians approach


My Archers continue to rain down hell on the enemy. Some regiments are broken and routed before they even reach my lines. The 2nd picture shows how the bodies are really piling up.

The enemy general himself charges

And somehow manages to break my lines. But I was able to drive him away.

You can see just how many people have died in this screenshot. All that is standing in my way from victory is a couple regiments of archers. My own archers have no ammo left. I also have no cavalry. This leaves me with two options. 1. Stand still and get shot. 2. Order the hoplite militia into standard formation and charge. I opt for the 2nd option although I take quite a few causalities. Hoplite Militia absolute suck if they are not in phalanx formation, and if I had stayed in formation I would have gotten shot to pieces before I could even reach the archers. Some of my militia even rout.

The final statistic screen. It wasnít as good as I would have liked for it to have been because of that final charge, but still I was able to defeat a much stronger army.

Please add an alert for anyone on 56k next time.
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Reply 1 of 41 (Originally posted on: 10-09-04 11:20:27 AM)
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Jesus christ, I need to buy this game. Too bad my computer would explode.
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Reply 2 of 41 (Originally posted on: 10-09-04 11:30:18 AM)
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Hahaha, I'm buying this game tomorrow.
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Reply 3 of 41 (Originally posted on: 10-09-04 11:32:06 AM)
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Its not even that my computer would explode, so much that I have severe motherboard issues that won't allow any CD-ROM type drive to work worth a damn. I can't even get Civ 3 to install, both drives take a shit while trying:/
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Reply 4 of 41 (Originally posted on: 10-09-04 11:39:25 AM)
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ewww, that sucks =/
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Reply 5 of 41 (Originally posted on: 10-09-04 12:15:20 PM)
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That it does. Been thinking of upgrading, but I would want my motherboard to be PCI-E compatable. I use an AMD chip.. which means that either I need to switch to Intel and upgrade now, or wait until god-knows-when for an AMD-compatable PCI-E motherboard:/
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Reply 6 of 41 (Originally posted on: 10-09-04 04:59:09 PM)
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This is the god damn game Ive been dreaming about ever since I was in the womb and now that it's here I have no computer capable of running it.
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Reply 7 of 41 (Originally posted on: 10-09-04 05:18:29 PM)
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This is the god damn game Ive been dreaming about ever since I was in the womb and now that it's here I have no computer capable of running it.

Do the right thing and steal money to buy one. Let me know when you get it so we can have a Germans vs. Greek epic battle.
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Reply 8 of 41 (Originally posted on: 10-09-04 05:27:16 PM)
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I just got it and was playing it for the past few hours. I have mixed feelings about it. On the one hand, the battles are alot of fun, but with that button that lets you skip battles and have it auto-decide the winner, it's tempting for some reason to do it that way.

Sadly, there are no cool videos for asssasinations and diplomacy and whatnot like Shogun. Nor is there a Rome version of the Geisha. MAGUSMAGUSMAGUSMAGUS

Everything good about this game has already been stated, so there's no reason for me to repeat it here.
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Reply 9 of 41 (Originally posted on: 10-09-04 05:51:13 PM)
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Archers on walls = ownage.
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Reply 10 of 41 (Originally posted on: 10-09-04 08:11:40 PM)
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Quoted from Imperialist:
Quoted from Shady Milkman:
This is the god damn game Ive been dreaming about ever since I was in the womb and now that it's here I have no computer capable of running it.

Do the right thing and steal money to buy one. Let me know when you get it so we can have a Germans vs. Greek epic battle.
Sounds fun but unnecessary. Im pretty sure will be doing battle in real life some time time in the future.
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Reply 11 of 41 (Originally posted on: 10-10-04 03:01:24 AM)
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Sadly, there are no cool videos for asssasinations and diplomacy and whatnot like Shogun.
Yeah, I loved the videos MAGUSMAGUSMAGUSMAGUS

But the automatically resolve battle is useful sometimes. I finished Medieval and Shogun without fighting once, although in this game, I only use it for battles where I win anyway.
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Reply 12 of 41 (Originally posted on: 10-10-04 09:21:05 PM)
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But the automatically resolve battle is useful sometimes. I finished Medieval and Shogun without fighting once, although in this game, I only use it for battles where I win anyway.


Oh I know, the problem there is that it's tto useful, to the point of making it where I'm too lazy to do battle otherwise.
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Reply 13 of 41 (Originally posted on: 10-10-04 09:32:59 PM)
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I would kill to play one of these battles, I cant believe people are skipping them.

Edit: Nevermind, ive just been informed that these battles can take upto a half hour and more.
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Reply 14 of 41 (Originally posted on: 10-10-04 10:57:18 PM)
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This game is unbelievable. I can't say it's the best strategy game I've ever played because Starcraft and AoK are unbelievable too...but I want to so badly. I can't stop playing it.

Oh god.
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Reply 15 of 41 (Originally posted on: 10-11-04 02:46:04 PM)
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God I love this game. I'm more into the campaign mode though, since I suck at the actual battles MAGUSMAGUSMAGUSMAGUS
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Reply 16 of 41 (Originally posted on: 10-11-04 06:36:29 PM)
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Is there any big secret to getting people to calm the fuck down and quit revolting once you take over their cities? I know it's suggested to build a few town watch units, set 'em on grow mode, and get some popular governer in there while building happiness improvements. Is that about the jist of it?
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Reply 17 of 41 (Originally posted on: 10-11-04 08:32:10 PM)
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Is there any big secret to getting people to calm the fuck down and quit revolting once you take over their cities? I know it's suggested to build a few town watch units, set 'em on grow mode, and get some popular governer in there while building happiness improvements. Is that about the jist of it?
I usually try to put taxes on low and make sure you upgrade your city depending on the size (Governor's Villa, Governor's Palace, Pro-Consul's Palace, Imperial Palace, as the population of the settlement calls for). If they revolt after I occupy them, I usually enslave them and call it a day, if they further revolt, I'll exterminate them. Of course, I've got enough money at the moment to where I don't need to even worry about the economic benefits of occupying a settlement over enslaving or exterminating them. I've got like 20 settlements to my name and it's becoming a pain in the ass to micromanage all of them.

This is my current campaign (click for full-sized):
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Reply 18 of 41 (Originally posted on: 10-11-04 09:03:51 PM)
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Pretty much what sandamnit said. first occupy and keep troops there to keep the peace. revolt once send them to mississippi to pick cotton. if they revolt again extermination for the win. Ive never had them revolt a third time i'm a serial-killer :). Sometimes you need to build specific buildings. Like if there is high ammounts of "squaler" (spelling?), then you need to build sewers.
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Reply 19 of 41 (Originally posted on: 10-12-04 07:53:55 PM)
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Since I don't have Rome: Totalwar and you assholes have this thread I reinstalled Shogun: Totalwar (which I had previously fucking hated, turnbased death ++++), to see if I was missing something.

Wow I played for about 7 hours effectively wasting an entire Sunday.

Now you are costing me the time I take to play Shogun, in addition to the money I am going to shell out for this game.

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Reply 20 of 41 (Originally posted on: 10-13-04 08:27:48 AM)
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Not to mention that you fuckers STILL haven't mentioned your Comp Specs and how the game runs...
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Reply 21 of 41 (Originally posted on: 10-13-04 09:46:01 AM)
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I'm running
AMD Athlon 2400+
1 Gig of PC 2700 RAM
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The game runs so smooth. I thought it was going to be choppy, because when I saw Richard run it it moved a little choppy, but after I got it installed. Oh my god.
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Reply 22 of 41 (Originally posted on: 10-13-04 10:23:39 AM)
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My sound skips when I don't restart my computer before playing. Or right after playing Sims2. Anyhow, runs fine with 512 mb RAM, 128mb video card, AthlonXP 2800+.
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Reply 23 of 41 (Originally posted on: 10-13-04 10:34:59 AM)
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Not to mention that you fuckers STILL haven't mentioned your Comp Specs and how the game runs...


P4 2.4GHz FSB 533
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At 1280x1024, high detail on everything, large unit sizes and medium antialiasing, the game never skipped frames.
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Reply 24 of 41 (Originally posted on: 10-13-04 06:09:38 PM)
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This is the god damn game Ive been dreaming about ever since I was in the womb and now that it's here I have no computer capable of running it.
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