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Bruuuuuuce! Need some game advice.

post #1 of 11
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Freakin' chariots!!!!

LOL

I got my butt beat playing Total War as the Julii faction and have been on a new Imperial Campaign with the Brutii and things are going much better. I sort of quickly conquered all of Macedonia and the Greek city states and I also took Carthage. Needless to say my treasury is over $200,000 and steadily climbing. I was beginning to settle in and I was sucker punched by an Egyptian army that almost wiped out one of my armies in the field. After that battle I sent the remnants of that army to a nearby city to retrain and finished off what was left of the Egyptian army with another force that I had close by. The problem is those stinking chariots. What is the best way to beat them? They tear the cavalry up almost as easily as they run over infantry. Should I engage them with my skirmishers and archers? Missile cavalry maybe? Any tips would be appreciated.

Thanks.
post #2 of 11
I always try to keep that at a distance,
and horse achers are good at hit and run with them.

But for some reason i seem to remember having Elephants with me, and they just kinda walked over them.(that may be a different game)
post #3 of 11
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Thanks.

Man, those Egyptians are tough. They have to be right up there with the Roman armies in this game for being pretty well rounded. I've been going back and forth with them for the past hour over Tarsus. Fortunately, the army reforms happened a few turns ago and I can begin to get the stronger legionary cohorts instead of the triari and principes. *whew*

I've heard that about the elephants but haven't been able to recruit any. From what I've read they have to be available wherever you are at. I don't know if I can recruit without an actual general in charge. Can I?

My funds are shrinking some. I need to conquer a few cities to build up the treasury some. I'm allied with Thrace for the time being but they are the closest civ to me not named Egypt right now so they'll have to do. Time to pillage and sack the city. I ain't takin' no prisoners, though! It's going to be the sword for all of them!
post #4 of 11
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Originally Posted by Essayons89 View Post
T I ain't takin' no prisoners, though! It's going to be the sword for all of them!
now that is how you take over a country.
post #5 of 11
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Originally Posted by theimp98 View Post
now that is how you take over a country.
Sounds much easier just to get elected... but less fun....
post #6 of 11
Thread Starter 
Less fun, indeed!

There is an option for enslavement when you take over a city after an assault or a siege but I usually just execute everyone so I don't have a population explosion. When you enslave a settlement I believe 1/3 of the inhabitants are sent to other provinces in your possession (but only to the cities that have a governor). Too much of population can be hard to keep happy, not to mention a drain on the "wallet".

In this game it's more cost effective if you only have a few cities that turn out the strongest units rather than have all of them be able to create the same things. I'm constantly creating armies and that helps to keep the pop down but the flip side is the upkeep costs for the army. I need to build my finances back up because this war with Egypt is going to be very costly. My plan is to build up around 10-12 legions then attack from the west, east and from the sea. It'll take a while but it should be fun.

I'm a nondiscriminatory conquerer. Cross Rome and I'll get around to slaughtering you sooner or later...with or without Senate approval. It doesn't matter Gaul, Thracian, Macedonian, Greek, Egyptian, Numidian, Carthaginian, etc., just sit tight, your time is coming.
post #7 of 11
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Man, I'm still fighting over Tarsus but they haven't been able to lay siege to the city. While I have their attention occupied there I'm moving in a legion to take the city of Simona (I think that's one- it's an island controlled by Egypt. Antioch will be next and I have another army heading overland to lay siege to it. I also have three full legions based outside of Carthage and am getting ready to march them east. Naturally, I'll have to pillage and burn the whole way there.

Warfare was so much simpler back then.
post #8 of 11
lol only in a game sense, the cost of gear for someone was very high.
however it was much more simple back then when you could pillage and burn the whole way, and you could sale the booty !!!!!

yea, those were the good old days.
post #9 of 11
This thread is funny! I can just imagine two evil world leaders plotting this way!
post #10 of 11
lol , not really evil we are just doing the will of the goverment,(for now) i once had the senate tell me to kill myself!!!! hehe, so l took over.
post #11 of 11
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This thread is funny! I can just imagine two evil world leaders plotting this way!
Thanks, we aim to please.

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Originally Posted by theimp98
lol , not really evil we are just doing the will of the goverment,(for now) i once had the senate tell me to kill myself!!!! hehe, so l took over.
Yeah, that's about when my patience for the Senate runs out. I don't like it when "The Man" tries to keep me down by having my kill off my faction leader. At that point it's time for me to shine my boot up real nice, line my foot up and plant it straight up the Senate's candy butt (it's a family oriented site folks)!! If you smell...what The Rock...is...cookin'!

Well, since I already used part of one of The Rock's catch phrases I might as well use another. Since Egypt decided to go "one on one with the Great One" I am slowly driving them back and since my last update I have took three more cities and am about to drop a "people's elbow" on Alexandria.

Got pillagers?
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