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    I just wanted inform others of my army composition as sparta and any greek faction. I found this army invincible and can defeat any army in campaign normal difficulty. as sparta its 16 spartan hoplites, 4 heavy cavalry. thats it. Its built for the offensive. I send my hoplites to engage the enemies infantry and cavalry, then send my heavy cavalry to take out their missiles. Then i surround the enemy with hoplite wall, so no one survivies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by suvorov777 View Post
    I just wanted inform others of my army composition as sparta and any greek faction. I found this army invincible and can defeat any army in campaign normal difficulty. as sparta its 16 spartan hoplites, 4 heavy cavalry. thats it. Its built for the offensive. I send my hoplites to engage the enemies infantry and cavalry, then send my heavy cavalry to take out their missiles. Then i surround the enemy with hoplite wall, so no one survivies.
    This tactic is good, it also works with the Romans. At the time, I successfully used it in my Roman companies. Only I don't have 4 cavalry units, if you count the General's guards I have 3 of them. The Roman heavy infantry engages in battle with the enemy units, while the cavalry bypasses the flanks and destroys the enemy archers. Then comes what I call an "iron sack." Infantry surrounds the enemy with a dense ring and destroys almost everyone.

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    Default Re: invincible greek army composition

    Quote Originally Posted by Alexander78 View Post
    This tactic is good, it also works with the Romans. At the time, I successfully used it in my Roman companies. Only I don't have 4 cavalry units, if you count the General's guards I have 3 of them. The Roman heavy infantry engages in battle with the enemy units, while the cavalry bypasses the flanks and destroys the enemy archers. Then comes what I call an "iron sack." Infantry surrounds the enemy with a dense ring and destroys almost everyone.
    with my roman campaign in DEI i usually uses a different method, my army is like that : General(best Shock cav), 7 Principes(late) or Legionners in late reforms, 5 any mix of Skirmishers as the terrarin, 1 balista, 2-3 Cav Shock, and the rest light Aor units

    but in my Greeks campaign (with macedon or epiros or athens) i usually uses the might of pikes and Lancers ... just as my pure army both veterans and cost efficient.
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    Quote Originally Posted by M.A.E View Post
    with my roman campaign in DEI i usually uses a different method, my army is like that : General(best Shock cav), 7 Principes(late) or Legionners in late reforms, 5 any mix of Skirmishers as the terrarin, 1 balista, 2-3 Cav Shock, and the rest light Aor units
    This makes sense, but I did not see the need for such a large number of skirmishers, I bet on heavy infantry, which can easily get to the enemy, overcoming blows javelins and arrows. I wonder why you only use a single unit of ballista? I always use two ballista in my armies, just one squad ballista can not always cope with the solution of the problem in the siege for example.
    Last edited by Alexander78; February 11, 2019 at 02:49 PM.

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    15 super heavy phalanx units, form them into a circle with pikes out, and in the middle of the circle put 5 units of heavy armored archers or slingers so they could take out the pesky skirmishers coming your way

    and make sure your General has buffed up Second wind abilities to keep troops fresh.... it will take forever, but you'll end up winning
    Last edited by Sagat; February 12, 2019 at 09:56 PM.

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