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    Default Something for newcomers! - TW:WH Beginners Guide

    Hey guys!

    I feel like Total War has a lot of newcomers to the franchise as a result of the Warhammer tie in, and so I thought it'd be a nice idea to build a beginner's guide of sorts to help. It will have multiple episodes, and I was wondering what you guys think might need talking about?

    The first episode (which you can watch here, or below) discusses the "rock, paper, scissors" unit hierarchy, as it applies in it's most rudimentary form.

    Let me know if you notice any issues, and as I said, I'm looking for suggestions on any particular topics you think might need coverage! I have quite a few episodes planned out, and I really hope this guide helps people to some degree.

    Cheers!

    Episode 01 - Rock Paper Scissors




    Episode 02 - The Value of Ranking Up




    Episode 03 - The Debug Camera




    Episode 04 - Unit Movement




    Episode 05 - Using Morale and Routing




    Episode 06 - How to Attack




    Episode 07 - The Deployment Phase




    Episode 08 - The Battle UI (User Interface)




    Episode 09 - How to Ambush the Enemy




    Episode 10 - Quick Tips 1




    Episode 11 - Tactics: Break Infantry Line




    Episode 12 - Tactics: Oblique Order




    Episode 13 - Infantry Layers




    Episode 14 - Using Idle Troops




    Episode 15 - Tactics: Hit and Run




    Episode 16 - Unit Width and Depth




    Episode 17 - Tactics: Retreating Kill Box




    Episode 18 - Unit Types




    Episode 19 - Understanding Unit Stats




    Episode 20 - Quick Tips 2




    Episode 21 - Unit: Witch Hunter





    Episode 22 - Unit: Slayers





    Episode 23 - How to Defend a Siege





    Episode 24 - How to Win a Siege Assault





    Episode 25 - Tactics: Fire & Retreat





    Episode 26 - Using Long Range Artillery





    Episode 27 - Army Composition





    Episode 28 - Fear & Terror





    Episode 29 - Vanguard Deployment





    Episode 30 - Quick Tips #3





    Episode 31 - Fighting Ambush Battles





    Episode 32 - How Fatigue Works





    Episode 33 - Using Chariots





    Episode 34 - How Morale Works





    Episode 35 - Tactics: Defeat in Detail





    Episode 36 - How to Make Flying Units Fly





    Episode 37 - Tactics: Combined Arms


    Last edited by PartyElite; September 05, 2016 at 02:49 PM. Reason: added episode 29 - 37
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    You will find very few newcomers here on TWC .

    What i do notice is that newcomers and even some veterans dont know the use of ALT and CTRL to move and rotate selected units without the need to group them, also many donno the significance of charge bonus etc.

    Another topic could be the debug camera which is essential in mp.

    EDIT: btw youtube links work like this
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    You're probably right! I just remember my own introduction to TWC - it was when Medieval 2 came out, and I'd been playing since Shogun. And I still didn't know half the mechanics!
    I have an episode on "positioning" coming up soon, and ALT / CTRL is a great suggestion that I'll include in that episode.
    And the charge bonus is something I'll cover in my upcoming "movement" episode in which I'll also talk about walking/running, fatigue, and counter-charging.
    And I didn't even think about the debug camera being a tip - that's great!

    Thanks for the suggestions [and the YouTube embed pointer hah]
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    Just finished the debug camera video!


    Added to the first post as well.
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    Well done, this will save me time explaining to my mates what this is all about +rep
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    Thanks! Glad I could help make life easier!

    I've got a new episode up [added it to the first post as well].
    This one deals with movement commands. It's been requested here, on reddit, and on YouTube that I cover this, so here we are:

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    The latest episode covers the topics of morale and routing. Not every engagement is about killing everybody - sometimes it's about scaring them away!

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    nice videos..

    i have this problem.. I don't seem to be able to change some configurations. For example, i find it very annoying that "w" or "a" etc make the units move, as i like to use these buttons for my camera. I have tried to assign these kind of unit-movements controls to "ctrl+d" etc and so on but the game won't take em. Any thoughts ?


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    That's strange. Maybe check your camera settings in the game. The "Total War" setting should allow you to move the camera with w,a,s,d etc. That's what I use all the time!
    Let me know if that does the trick.



    In the meanwhile, here's video #6 - a guide on the various ways to attack.
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    And here's episode #7 - covering the deployment phase, and the many things you should consider when deploying your troops pre-battle!
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    And here's episode #8! I break the battle UI down and explain all the confusing parts - it's all so important, and the game never explains it!
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    Learn to set up your bait and trap your enemy in an ambush in episode #9 -
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    Added the first of many 'tactics' videos to my guide! How to deal with hardy infantry that you don't stand a chance against when face to face -
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    Good job.
    Will be promoting this in the BENELUX community.

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    Wow thanks! I appreciate it a lot!

    Also, here's Episode 12 - the Oblique Order:
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    party elite has using the in game unit controls down. in your breaking the enemy line tutorial I saw you have your knights go around the enemy infantry very cleverly, usually that requires a pause for me and a series of orders using ctrl. got me thinking of the benefit of learning all the quick keys.

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    interesting post and material, very well done PartyElite

    I move this one to the Strategy & Tactics forum and stick it, along with adding few words to the title to make it easier for the audience to exploit it
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    Thanks guys! Quick keys and shortcuts are extremely helpful, especially with micro!

    Happy to hear / see it's helping people out, and great call on the title edit! Thanks for the sticky!

    Here are 3 new episodes, also added to the top post:

    Episode 13 - Infantry Layers


    Episode 14 - Using Idle Troops


    Episode 15 - Tactics: Hit and Run
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    Episode 16 is about the value of changing your unit layout. Wide and shallow, or narrow and deep? Each has it's place! And let's not forget the almighty square -
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    Episode 17 covers a tactic that works well when you're outnumbered. A great way to defeat in detail, especially if you're playing as the dwarves!

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