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    That's actually the point man. You have quality players, who shouldn't be relying on the new guy who can't even speak English to be the one carrying the team forward.
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    Just so that I ensure my place in Gooner hell.

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B2P0HDwIQAEq3or.jpg:large...
  3. Re: Worst historical drama film of the 21st century thus far?

    They made the guys playing the Vikings wear American football padding so they looked more fearsome. And yeah, for the Natives they would've been just like demons - with enormous wooden boats, coming...
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    As if that will help. What you really need is a change in fitness training and medical services. The players are practically broken, duct-taped together and then rushed back to break again.

    It's a...
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    Not even Alexis Sanchez can save you. :thumbsdow
  6. Re: If a fetus has no rights and abortion isn't murder, how is this allowed?

    Yeah, and how many of those will be looking at a life of ballet classes instead of ball games anyway?

    BWB, you can't just take the goal posts and throw them in a pool just so that you come on top....
  7. Re: If a fetus has no rights and abortion isn't murder, how is this allowed?

    Views differ, depending on the extent of ignorance and brutality.

    Anyway, they might try for a boy the next time, and according to your description there will be a next time, because such manly...
  8. Re: Worst historical drama film of the 21st century thus far?

    When you start including 300 and Inglorious Basterds in the historical drama, you might as well go Sean Penn and include Tropical Thunder.

    Anyway, some fine points:

    1. Alexander. Gaugamela is...
  9. Re: If a fetus has no rights and abortion isn't murder, how is this allowed?

    My point is that the right to choose is connected with the responsibility to do everything possible to not be forced to choose, if you're not ready to make the choice.
    It's not just your choice,...
  10. Thread: The Hundred

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    Re: The Hundred

    Well, when a warrior who looks like a Marine talks about the "Mountain Men" as if they're Demons, my guess would be it's not all just stacked art, jazz music and feasts in formal attire.
  11. Re: If a fetus has no rights and abortion isn't murder, how is this allowed?

    On topic, good law, in the right direction, but a lot more has to be done.

    Off-topic.

    A fetus should be considered a living thing, a future human being, but not yet one.
    Personally I think...
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    Malmoe got burned. Serves them right. Today their hardcore supporters proved to Madrid(the city) that Swedish and at home, thatīs IKEA. Swedish and abroad, that's a Viking.
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    Re: Is it possible to create new conditions?

    Of course, I'm taking a holistic approach, but if an army without skirmishers can't see beyond its nose, then it will have to recruit skirmishers.
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    What Arsenal really really really need to change are their fitness and training regime.
  15. Re: Why do the Hippakontistai have a knife as their melee weapon?

    Since this is actually my fault I'll do my best to find a solution. It's quite probable that it's unfixable without a graphical model change, but if there's a fix I'll find it.
  16. Re: Why do the Hippakontistai have a knife as their melee weapon?

    Did you use Notepad++?
  17. Re: Skirmishers, light units and their influence on the strategic map

    Currently the task is branching out to at least three separate groups of files:

    1. EDU to provide the marks which the traits and ancillaries would use, plus descr_projectile.txt.
    2....
  18. Re: Skirmishers, light units and their influence on the strategic map

    That's my idea as well, although if we manage to root out or at least minimize the effects of the limitations of the engine, it would be awesome.

    Of course, that's the real way to go. To avoid...
  19. Skirmishers, light units and their influence on the strategic map

    Your will, my hands.
    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-N6NxTe6q1es/TyeuL-MAnFI/AAAAAAAAACM/9w9_Sil9WfM/s320/Oenomaus+.jpg



    I've stated that in other threads on the topic, the main problem of the...
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    Re: Rad's proposals fot the team to consider.

    I've stated that in other threads on the topic, the main problem is that the Total War series simulate pitched battles and not even the complete battle, but the final advance. Heavy infantry and...
  21. Re: Why do the Hippakontistai have a knife as their melee weapon?

    Matter of fact, after the change(more mass, more range) those stones and rocks help. For a unit that's supposed to cost next to nothing to recruit and maintain, it certainly is able to break bones -...
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    Re: What affects garrison value?

    You can open the export_descr_unit.txt file in the EBII data folder. Notepad will work, but personally I'd suggest using Notepad++ because if you decide to make changes, Notepad will corrupt the .txt...
  23. Re: Why do the Hippakontistai have a knife as their melee weapon?

    If it's just a visual change then it could probably be made by a small change in the soldier model equipment. If it's more, then a more substantial change would have to be made, but still it's...
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    Re: Models from H.E.L.P. project

    Everybody's favourite mercenary unit.

    Those Guys:
    http://www.twcenter.net/forums/customprofilepics/profilepic63454_1.gif

    a.k.a. Thracian Peltastas
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    Re: What affects garrison value?

    It's the percentage of soldiers of the garrison related to the total population of the province which they're garrisoning. However, there is something else: units with the attribute is_peasant count...
  26. Re: Why do the Hippakontistai have a knife as their melee weapon?

    "Forcing" the AI to recruit units can be done in various ways:


    The last line of the EDU for each unit is the priority offset. It tells the AI the priority for recruitment. I'm not sure how the...
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    Re: EBII won't play in Full Screen?

    The issue is with Steam. I have found that whenever Steam gets updated or M2TW gets rechecked, the settings reset to default, which is 1027*768.
  28. Re: Why do the Hippakontistai have a knife as their melee weapon?

    I agree completely. For me the mounted skirmishers as represented here aren't possible in the slightest, they should be merged with the hippeis, alternatively lighter and heavier versions. However,...
  29. Re: Why do the Hippakontistai have a knife as their melee weapon?

    You might want to check out a certain battle of Plataea and the fate of a certain Persian general named Mardonius.

    Coming back on the original topic:


    QS, I suppose the reason why the mounted...
  30. Re: Why do the Hippakontistai have a knife as their melee weapon?

    I think you're looking at it the wrong way.

    What you have is a cheap, widely-available spearman warband of levies. They don't have javelins. They barely have spears and shields, which is why...
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    Re: Is it possible to create new conditions?

    I really didn't know that. You can invent them?... That would allow for so much interaction! The composition of the army can interact with the general, he could become more accustomed to his men as...
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    Is it possible to create new conditions?

    I am trying to find a way to create a trait that gives a general bonuses if he has a certain amount of skirmishers in his army, so that players and the AI may be more likely to recruit them not just...
  33. Re: [Submod] light_spear, infantry and cavalry javelineer, all cavalry speed EDU fixes

    That's interesting. So if we don't alter the melee kill rate, we'd have to lower the ratio of charging soldiers who manage to kill an enemy in order for the charge to stop. Interesting. Iīd have to...
  34. Re: [Submod] light_spear, infantry and cavalry javelineer, all cavalry speed EDU fixes

    No such thing as sleep deprivation, just insufficient caffeine and red bull intake. :P
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    If Wilshere had a better touch Barcelona Arsenal would've scored at least one goal. Seriously, that guy...

    Sometimes I think you guys need Paco Jemez. That guy rebuilds his team almost completely...
  36. Re: [Unofficial Hotfix] Functional infantry and cavalry javelineers; improved secondary weapon spearmen and faster cavalry

    The increased cavalry speed may actually be detrimental to the skirmishing capability - cavalry now crosses the distance between the max skirmish range and the charge distance too fast. Second,...
  37. Re: Please join together with all other small bug reports into an (un)official non-game breaking bug thread

    I think the duration of the charge state depends on more than one variable:

    1. Charge value. Hoplites have a charge value of 28. Hetairoi have a charge value of 21. That means they charge harder...
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    Re: Too many farming penalties?

    Yeah, but fixed penalties tend to get negligible as your income from trade, ancillaries, traits and taxes increases. It's not a great system and it has its faults - but it works.
    Also, the...
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    Re: Too many farming penalties?

    Waystations need maintenance and financing, i.e. they cost money. They increase the trade and law, but cost money to operate, so the money has to come from somewhere, and it comes from the only...
  40. Re: [Javelin Cavalry] Do they need a range fix in the EDU?

    I can't really help you with the testing because I have my own EDU that has been tweaked too much.

    In any case here are some points:

    1. Accuracy for cavalry javelins should be lower than that...
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