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    Default Favorite Faction, and why?

    The title says it all.

    Right now, I think my favorite faction is The Seleucids. I made an Alliance with every faction with a landroute to me, as far as Scythia and Carthage. And now everyone, except Parthia, has turned on me. I made the move to withdraw from everything East of Ectbana, Susa, and Charax. Keeping Merv alone, just so I could have a diplomatic embassy in The East. I did this to give room for Parthia and Bactria to expand, and spread their wings. And now Parthia shares a border with me, and has gotten quite a bit of land. I like being assaulted on all sides, and still just barely scraping by.

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    Default Re: Favorite Faction, and why?

    Well, so far I have only played with Roma and Carthage, but my most exciting game was with Rome (though I'm just in the beginning of my Carthaginian campaign). I don't know, maybe it's the wars on multiple fronts, the devestation caused by the Epirots in the beginning of my campaign..........ah...........good times.

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    Default Re: Favorite Faction, and why?

    Probably the Greeks, with the Seleucids in second.

    I just like beating the Makedonians to a pulp and getting really rich afterwards.
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    Default Re: Favorite Faction, and why?

    The Ma"k"edonian phalanx-using factions are quite fun to use though. Ever had a Phalanx line assaulted by mass unts of Sparabara? So fun to watch...

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    The greeks, they have the most interesting spot on the whole campaign map, and the best place for territorail expansion. And i just love those spartans. :wink:

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    Default Re: Favorite Faction, and why?

    Quote Originally Posted by Revan The Great
    The Ma"k"edonian phalanx-using factions are quite fun to use though. Ever had a Phalanx line assaulted by mass unts of Sparabara? So fun to watch...
    I haven't seen that, I've only had warband after warband charge my pikes. Just a giant line of green and white.(Gauls.)
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    Default Re: Favorite Faction, and why?

    Right now I have only played a Roman campaign, and I am doing great with it, check my AAR. But I do really like Armenia, they are my favorite, Rome aside. Next is Numidia. I just get a real thrill when playing as any of these guys.

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    Default Re: Favorite Faction, and why?

    Sparabara are more fun though, because you feel like Alexander owning the Perisans.

    I do wish The Greeks had Corinth though, they're starting cities seem so short-changed to me.

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    Well they do get Rhodes so money should not be a problem given the boost to trade income the colossus gives.
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    Default Re: Favorite Faction, and why?

    love most factions with devastating pikemen ive currently got a ptolemaios campaign going and love them basilkon agema(royal guard) and royal pikemen, but anyone noticed that long speared pikes are less dominating against generals/heavy cav in te5.0 than vanilla? oh and hmmm not sure about armoured hops and spartans losing phalanx/long pikes, i thought that made the greeks a little less powerful....germans are best barbarian faction still id say, beserkers,spear warband,night raiders,gothic cav,chosen axemen and chosen archers make pretty tough barbarian resistance. hmm love some of lusted new units tho, heavy clan spears are good, as are clanwarriors, iranian infantry look useful too....and all the re-skins are excellent.

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    Default Re: Favorite Faction, and why?

    The greeks lost the long pikes as they now use the overhand spear animation, which just looks so cool and doesn't look right with the long pikes.
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    ah ok, tho it would have been good if you did armoured hops with phalanx style (say call them armoured pikes) and with the overhand style as they are now, as i gotta say im a bit of a geek for phalanx style hops/pikes,spose i could add this in myself, transfer it from vanilla armoured hops, but dunno if it'd work

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    Default Re: Favorite Faction, and why?

    Thrace is one of my favorites. Good combination of civilized and barbarian units + them Dii Warriors are great!
    Epirus also does the trick, I really enjoy the sight of my elephants ploughing right trough some barbarian lines.
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    Default Re: Favorite Faction, and why?

    Carthage they have good spearman (Sacred Band) and got swordsman iberia something. And might elephants.

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    Default Re: Favorite Faction, and why?

    The Iberians aren't that great. They're pretty much just the Carthage equivalent of Sparabara, and are pretty crapy light infantry.

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    Yay and that isn't quite realistic .. The Iberians where awesome fighters IRL.
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    Default Re: Favorite Faction, and why?

    My favorite factions are Rome and Macedon I guess i kinda like the eastern faction to. The iberians seem like a challenge to me so i like fighting them. The greeks were hard in the beginning but later on i conquered all of greece

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    Default Re: Favorite Faction, and why?

    i like the germans the most ... i think ... coz the troops r so damn cool, bst warbands , bersekers , gothic cavs ... not to mention kick ass missile units ... so @ the begining just take over the ill defended teritories near by , then head for rome ... then the real fun begins

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    Default Re: Favorite Faction, and why?

    I love the Greeks (Spartans after all). I just love the Hoplites fighting like Hoplites should. I'd put Carthage a close second however. I always find both factions interesting to play as you get to fight a variety of different enemies without expanding to much, nice to tangle with Legions, Phalax and barbarian hordes at the same time on seperate fronts.

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    Default Re: Favorite Faction, and why?

    Epirus.
    Nice starting position and units, had much fun in campaign with those guys
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