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  1. Thread: Naval Boarding

    by Sar1n
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    Re: Naval Boarding

    I never really bothered with boarding. It takes damn long, and if you have the speed advantage to successfully board, you can also pull off a couple chain shot broadsides to take down masts, then...
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    Re: any idea how to make france a CM?

    If I understand the system correctly...there are total three social classes-lower, middle and nobility. Only two of them are active at any time, depending on government. In republic it is lower and...
  3. Poll: Re: [30/SEP/14]The Reunited Kingdom submod for MOS 1.62 v1.2.3 RELEASED!

    I might give this a try finally...

    Just have a question. This is obviously meant for REALLY long campaigns...were some scripts adjusted? For example, One Ring...it simply goes too fast, wiping out...
  4. Thread: Socket Bajonet

    by Sar1n
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    Re: Socket Bajonet

    It increases charge bonus that bayonet equipped troops have. Beyond that, I don't think so.
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    Re: Small factions, two schools

    I'd advise you to spread your research into two or three regions with one university each. By the mid/late game, the universities along with philosophical tech grant massive unrest.
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    Re: Is life a sophisticated MMORG?

    Now I keep wondering whether dreams are loading screens or "Connection Lost".
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    Re: Is life a sophisticated MMORG?

    You're a bit wrong if a few things...

    First, it's eitherMMO (Massively Multiplayer Online), MMOG (same with Game at the end) or MMORPG (RP for Role-Playing). MMORG...doesn't stand for...
  8. Re: Anyone else ending up paying off a weaker AI to stop being annoying?

    For taking out priests/gentlemen/rakes/other such stuff, if you want to...well, cheat a bit by resetting the RNG till you get the kill:

    Grab your rake or gentleman (for duels), quicksave, attempt...
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    Re: I don't like large battles

    Just a question, if you don't like the huge battles, why do you play on such excessive unit sizes? You have it set on like 2x ultra...
  10. Re: Anyone else ending up paying off a weaker AI to stop being annoying?

    I got intosimilar situation as OP. Playing as Prussia, PL keeps attacknig me, no matter that they are down to last three regions, have lost previous wars to me and I have three full armies stationed...
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    Re: Clamor for Reform

    That is an unfortunate result of advancing in technology, especially economy/social tree. There are a few technologies that reverse it a bit. Other things you can do is to sacrifice one town to build...
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    Re: Infantry charge bonus

    I suppose it's also a matter of formation. Classical hoplites were both very heavy (a full panoply could weigh over 20 kg), giving them a devastating impact, and trained for charge in formation....
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    Re: A few questions about tactics etc...

    Yeah, I wasn't aware just how stupid AI is. I wanted to expose my troops to as little artillery fire as possible, so I went for taking down defenses on one side and going through, relying on superior...
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    A few questions about tactics etc...

    So I'm messing around ETW now...and need a little help with a few things.

    First, attacking forts. These battles are always very costly...when my, already mostly professional army (line infantry,...
  15. Re: Most unhistorical thing you've done or seen happen?

    Gotta chip in with this. Wurttemberg (not sure about spelling) destroyed France. Year was 1718 or so.
  16. Re: I'm amazing in terms of econimics and defense.

    Yep, try to get trade with everyone who is not at war with you...you might even give them something to make them agree on trade, I usually use some industrial technology that's not that important.
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  17. Re: A serious question for religious people regarding primates.

    Many philosophers and scholars made similar observations, some dating back, if I recall correctly, even to antiquity.

    Darwin was the first one to, at least in rough outline, discover processes...
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    Sticky: Re: A Guide to Great Britain

    This is a bit necro, but seeing as things move slowly here...

    I ran into a couple interesting things. I'd advise against wiping out pirates and building Indiamen. Reasons are quite simple. Most of...
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    Sticky: Re: The Official ETW Frequently Asked Questions Thread

    So, I finally got to try this out, and messing around. For a first, learning campaign I picked Britain on M/M (there's a lot of different things I need to learn). So far, so good...but I could use...
  20. Re: New laptop and CPU selection help, please.

    My old laptop looks like it's held together by dirt, with one chassis panel not holding properly after a hard meeting with pavement, haven't been cleaned properly, except for occassional dusting and...
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    Sticky: Re: ETW Mods Recommendations & Queries Here

    I'm thinking of getting this...it might be interesting now that I have a machine capable of handling newer TW titles. So I ask...since I've heard a lot about braindead AI in ETW, is there any mod...
  22. Poll: Re: Scottish Independence Referendum is agreed: vote in 2014

    As a matter of national identity, I'm just glad this happened, whatever outcome will be. Every nation deserves to decide such things on its own.

    @Stav

    I wonder...will there be Red Coronation,...
  23. Poll: Re: Scottish Independence Referendum is agreed: vote in 2014

    If this goes through, what will happen to Union Jack? I've read that few proposals are on board...aesthetically best was, IMO, replacing the Scottish part with St.David's flag-only change would be...
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    Re: Games About Vietnam

    Vietcong (the first one) did a good job of showing the war. In Vietcong 2, you get to play part of campaign as young Vietcong recruit. If you're looking for something like playable Full Metal...
  25. Thread: Pontos Debt

    by Sar1n
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    Re: Pontos Debt

    Problem with blitzing the nearest rebels is, you have to use a lot of your starting forces to keep it subdued, so you won't be able to dismiss as many troops.

    A little handy thing...use your...
  26. Re: Some tests that I made with the phalangitais

    I think there is a value for that in EDU.
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    Re: Windows 8.1 issues!

    OneDrive...that's the app for your cloud storage that comes with Microsoft account. Most likely you have it set up to synch your files with those on cloud too often. I tend to have the synch paused,...
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    Re: phalanges and the Greek Hoplites

    Many of the factions of this timeframe are hellenistic, remnants of Alexander's empire. That means they're using similar style of combat. Also, rosters are nowhere near full, the first release...
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    Re: (med II) noob questions

    Don't be a good guy. Sack or exterminate when you need to get population under control. Good way is, after you get to occupy/sack/exterminate screen, move map around a bit till you see the town and...
  30. Re: Please join together with all other small bug reports into an (un)official non-game breaking bug thread

    Weird. I just noticed...Getai archers have ranged attack 7. Usually, archers have 2-3, with Indian Longbowmen having 4...typo, or perhaps remnant from a testing of different balance?
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    Re: Keinon hellelon goverment buildings

    KH gets reforms that enable them....
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    Sticky: Re: Europa Barbarorum II FAQ

    What's with the Spartan Agoge? Playing as Epirus, had one general finish it, ending with "Barely finished Agoge" trait, and he's been stuck the ever since with no move points.

    Also...there are a...
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    Sticky: Re: General impressions

    The issue with only first few lines attacking, rest hanging back is NOT an EB2 problem. It's a quirk of M2TW engine that happens when you order a unit with guard mode on to attack. To get rid of...
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    Re: Post Your Screenshots

    You mean phalangites? Don't order them to attack. Keep them on guard mode, and simply walk them to range of their pikes. Or better yet, get some ranged units, and with some maneuvering, you can...
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    Re: Post Your Screenshots

    A few from me...not as beautiful though. I don't have GEM installed yet...and couldn't find scroll lock on my laptop keyboard :/

    Too short....
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    ..just like your spears!
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    And...
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    Re: A Few Questions...

    1. It's just aesthetic. Essentially, for every unit, engine has several variations of heads, bodies, shields and whatnot, and puts soldiers together at random from this. That's a M2TW engine...
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    Sticky: Re: General impressions

    Ranged units are almsot totally useless. Sad, but true. Today, I had a couple situtations that showed it in full.

    First, messing with KH, siege of Corinth. We all know how AI is stupid in...
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    Sticky: Re: General impressions

    What exactly do campaign and battle difficulties affect? I'm not fan of AI cheathing, but...it's way too stupid.
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    Re: Tips and Hints for EB II.

    Nope.
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    Sticky: Re: Europa Barbarorum II FAQ

    Hm...can Romans recruit non-mercenary phalangitai anywhere nearby (like Sicily or Greece itself)? EDB browsing didn't help much, can't really make sense of some things...
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