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    Sticky: Re: Empire Realism - Feedback and General Discussion

    main reason to make it 3TPY was to give players more turns without extending the game too much.
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    Sticky: Re: Empire Realism - Feedback and General Discussion

    3TPY without winter, which was usually season when all military actions ceased anyway...
  3. Re: How the Gauls were so effective against the Greeks?

    they charged diagonally so they ride sideways next to infantry line and tried to hit men in front rows with their lances... but that was the case if they couldnt flank the enemy infantry... usually...
  4. Re: How the Gauls were so effective against the Greeks?

    again. direct charge was just not possible... unless you have single line of suicidal men on blinded heavy horses, who would run and crash into a obstacle... real cavalry unit was typically in deeper...
  5. Re: Rome II Total Realism - Beta Feedback and Suggestions

    here is another video where you see a pike made of two pieces put together, and then moved around. You can clearly see that even if its just around 6kg heavy, guy is struggling holding it...
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    Re: Missile Unit Range Cone/indicator

    removing the cone(range indicator) would be actually great.
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    Re: Missile Unit Range Cone/indicator

    Thats actually what i wanted to prevent. At this point we are using a bit different distance scale, to accomodate the hardcoded retreat distances for skirmishers.. if I used real life range with 1:1...
  8. Re: How the Gauls were so effective against the Greeks?

    8 cohorts with 300 men each (cohorts were never at full) gives you 2400 infantry, then he had 500 archers and 1300 Gallic cavalry, so together 4200 men, yet, these were not used as single force but...
  9. Re: How the Gauls were so effective against the Greeks?

    Ariamanesh: Publius had 8 cohorts with him (8 cohorts of legionaries,with about 300 men in cohort,1300 gallic cavalry and 500 archers) not two legions... plus he rushed with his cavalry forward,...
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    actually, no, that sarrisa was accurate. it was a presentation of Koryvantes - association of historical studies.. these guys would not blame themselves using historically incorrect replicas. you can...
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    still, phalanx formation used best men, most armored men in the front rows while inexperienced ones were behind. swaping those men to the front would be contraproductive, yet quite hard to do, in...
  12. Re: Rome II Total Realism - Beta Feedback and Suggestions

    it was not rolling anything actually.. just think about it.. 5kg pike, almost 5m long in both hands and you have to move forward with it.. you can pretty much even forget about thrusting with such...
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    but as I said.. thats renaisance use of pikes, not ancient one.. in ancient times, pikes were held in both hands, no pictures show them being braced like this... It is not humanly possible to...
  14. Re: How the Gauls were so effective against the Greeks?

    i just wanted to make a point that Cataphracts defeated retreating Romans, they didnt broke them while they were formed in battle. They did exactly what Heavy cavalry is supposed to do.. change enemy...
  15. Re: How the Gauls were so effective against the Greeks?

    Not how i read it.. Romans took just about 500 casualties and about 2000 wounded during battle (not counting Publius forces they had no idea of what happened to them). they broke camp early in the...
  16. Re: How the Gauls were so effective against the Greeks?

    you hold the lance in your arms, therefore impact energy will go against your grip.. It is beyond human power to be able to fixate a lance with the momentum energy from a running heavy horse.. your...
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    problem is more with horses refusing to run into closely packed men, while impaling more men through the shields and armors would be quite problematic with lance held in both arms... most likely such...
  18. Re: How the Gauls were so effective against the Greeks?

    Greek Iraklis: there is no such thing as being weak against Cavalry... Heavy infantry that keeps the formation is untouchable by cavalry.. horses refuse to tun full speed into solid block of men.....
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    But Bassus had just 2000 slingers, while Crassus had almost same number light infantry as well.. main difference was how he lead that force.. instead of letting enemy choosing the battlefield, he...
  20. Re: How the Gauls were so effective against the Greeks?

    Velites and Equites were integral part of pre-Marian Legion, each Maniple had own group of Velites. (40 if I remember it right). Same thing with Equites, as each Legion had 300 of them. My point was...
  21. Re: How the Gauls were so effective against the Greeks?

    Unit of 4800 legionaries would be simpler to muster than unit of 4800 Cataphracts... most likely you would muster like 5-6 legions for the same sum you would muster 4800 Cataphracts.. and thsoe...
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    yeah, good idea with that low cohesion.

    can you describe that "reach" a bit more? at this point there is no value that could differentiate the weapon reach in game, at least im not aware of it.
  23. Re: How the Gauls were so effective against the Greeks?

    Actually, i dont agree on Legion part.. it was quite self sustainable combat unit that could operate on it own and very often did, which is one of its main advantages. It was not dependent on other...
  24. Re: Rome II Total Realism - Beta Feedback and Suggestions

    good feedback, thanks. Yes, cohesion system needs some updating, especially for cavalry. I'll see what i can do.

    anyway for speed of movement, i have removed walking from cavalry because it was...
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    Re: Hoplite vs Phalangite - physically

    yeah, i agree with that.
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    Re: Hoplite vs Phalangite - physically

    i dont want to get into nationalistic discussions, as those are usually pointless (no offense). I just wanted to point out that Parthia was a local threat to Rome, not the Global one. Those wars were...
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    Actually, using elephants as anticavalry unit was something Alexander witnessed a bit on multiple occasions, and it became a valid tactics ever since.. Pyrrhus used it a lot in the past, and Romans...
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    Re: Hoplite vs Phalangite - physically

    Parthians were on he corners of the empire, far from Rome, therefore they didn't really fully committed to defeat them. They were just too far away to be seen as imminent threat by Roman senators and...
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    Sticky: Re: Rome II Total Realism Bug Thread

    hard to tell on building bonuses, these are to be reworked completely in nearest future. LaTene, i cannot open that picture, can you describe whats wrong with the Spearmen unit?
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    Re: Hoplite vs Phalangite - physically

    they were bad because they lost... historians always judge people by their end.. and Perseus was not a bad strategist, but he was outplayed by Romans.. anyway he has no chance to survive against...
  31. Re: How the Gauls were so effective against the Greeks?

    Perseus had no chance to use his cavalry, because Romans used their Elephants to block his cavalry off... horses have a natural fear of elephants, and using elephants as anticavalry force was quite...
  32. Re: Rome II Total Realism - Beta Feedback and Suggestions

    some changes to horse mechanics are overdue, i will look at it in nearest future. (mostly to adjust heavy cavalry a bit)
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    Charge distance for Pikemen in R2 needs to be very low, best to be set to 0 when PIke wall is enabled, otherwise AI will never use pike wall ability and instead will charge them as normal infantry......
  34. Re: How the Gauls were so effective against the Greeks?

    read something about Scipio Africanus and Marcus Claudius Marcellus.. they bought defeated Hannibal in open field..its not like Alexander was good commander, but so was Hannibal, and Scipio... and...
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    Re: Hoplite vs Phalangite - physically

    of course they didnt had cavalry of Alexander.. those men were long under ground :) you cannot excuse inflexibility of Macedonians at Pydna by saying they were not Alexander's men... at Pydna,...
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    Re: Hoplite vs Phalangite - physically

    Actually both Cynoscephalae and Pydna, are examples of offensive use of Phalanx, Macedonians were not on defense in those battles.. I think we could say that Macedonian phalanx was example of a...
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    Re: Hoplite vs Phalangite - physically

    actually there is not a single word about disengaging from fight, it seems to be more of a fighting retreat done in small units, while keeping cohesion intact, and provide variable resistance across...
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    Re: Hoplite vs Phalangite - physically

    Pelagians were most likely light infantry as they fought in front of Legions,therefore in front of flags - antesignani as Romans called such men. But yes, it is also mentioned Legions "gave ground,...
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    Re: Hoplite vs Phalangite - physically

    Not Romans, but Italian allies - Pelignians.. It is specifically mentioned they were too eager and attacked the phalanx:

    ~~Philip Matyszak in Roman Conquest of Macedonia and Greece

    plus again,...
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    Re: Hoplite vs Phalangite - physically

    Surprising? It took a century for Greeks to finally realize they have to adapt on Roman threat, even while Pyrrhus fought them before.. yet even then, they were still deploying old fashion troops......
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