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    Re: EB2, 2.35, Video AAR, Lugiones

    Boo I say. Those armies had a chance to prove themselves in battle some years back when an equal or smaller invading Sweboz force attacked and routed them in their own lands. Of course, if I happen...
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    Re: EB2, 2.35, Video AAR, Lugiones

    ^ As above ^ so below. Hear hear!

    Boioi are pissing me off though. They've been weak and mostly worthless, save for providing a minor distraction for Sweboz earlier on. But that's a grievance for...
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    Re: If you were an EBII character...

    Languorous
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    Re: If you were an EBII character...

    I'm guessing he won't be picking up the Famous Courtesan ancillary :whistling
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    Re: EB2, 2.35, Video AAR, Lugiones

    RIP Ansugisalaz, Lord of Mud.

    Fantastic defensive strategy, proved effective in that chaotic slaughter. And the hilly terrain made for some great angles throughout the battle. The saga of the...
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    Re: Arche Aiakidae - Epeiros AAR

    I know exactly what you mean. Early in my equivalent favorite long campaign, I was taking fewer screenshots, and it was before I figured out how to get them to be full resolution and proper sized and...
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    Re: EB2, 2.35, Video AAR, Lugiones

    A fantastic example of how keeping track of and applying significance to the backgrounds of various units can add so much to roleplay and story. Loved how the Celtic impetuosity cost them early on,...
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    Re: Arche Aiakidae - Epeiros AAR

    Wow. Looks like this was a hell of a campaign. I love how you stuck with it, resulting in this epic length and scope. And I totally know what you mean about EB2 campaigns offering the most fun...
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    Re: EB2, 2.35, Video AAR, Lugiones

    I don't, I just follow the power of foreshadowing ;)
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    Re: EB2, 2.35, Video AAR, Lugiones

    Somehow, after having played countless total war campaigns myself and seen and done everything there is to see and do, this series is riveting every step of the way. And the "somehow" is no mystery,...
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    Sticky: Re: Appeal: Donations for running costs

    I have more hours on this mod than many other full/overpriced games combined. Takemymoney.meme
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    Re: EB2, 2.35, Video AAR, Lugiones

    I'm so glad to see the king and kingdom chugging along after that calamity. It truly felt like end times in the moment, wasn't even sure there would be anything more to come. But within two years of...
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    Re: EB2, 2.35, Video AAR, Lugiones

    That said, it did seem like a near run thing and the Sweboz noble joining the fray when he did was what turned it around for them. I bet he's living like a god over there now, all the hero songs and...
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    Re: EB2, 2.35, Video AAR, Lugiones

    I have no words. I can only wait and see what happens. :unsure:
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    Re: EB2, 2.35, Video AAR, Lugiones

    This is intense.

    Diplomatic stand off had me floored.

    The assault itself, a common total war occurrence, was made compelling through the storytelling. The buildup, stakes, consequences, it's...
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    Re: CTDs after battles

    Hm, maybe this should have its own highlighted bullet point in the installation instructions or somewhere visible (if it's not already). What a shame if it's been discouraging people from playing the...
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    Re: EB2, 2.35, Video AAR, Lugiones

    Just as I was starting to think how Scurgum is like the Waldawa of the Lugiones, Sauromatae brings that chapter to an end.

    Enjoying the strategic narration and analysis, it's gonna be fun when...
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    Re: EB2, 2.35, Video AAR, Lugiones

    What a fantastic storyline with the poor young flaccid noble, neatly begun and ended in one episode. Lugian justice comes in many forms.

    But what ho, a possible new threat emerges from the south...
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    Re: CTDs after battles

    The common suggestion that comes up for this is waiting at least 30 seconds after a battle before closing the scroll and getting back to campaign map. This is due to some memory issue with loading...
  20. Re: The War Council is hereby convened - Invasion: Britannia

    @Septentrionalis

    I'm most annoyed at myself for this because one of my two initial invasion plans I posted was all chokepoint-centric. If you look at the screenshot for Operation: Zeus' Hammer,...
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    Thanks for checking in, guys. Indeed, the invasion has begun. The two southern strongholds were besieged by a double-stack each the same winter, with the rest of the three double-stacks landing and...
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    Re: EB2, 2.35, Video AAR, Lugiones

    Now that the Lugians have shown that they are as competent in pitched open battles as camp assaults, the world is their oyster... or uh, idunno, what do Lugians eat... Anyway, good battle, lovely...
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    Sticky: Re: Post Your Screenshots

    The Makedonians were mistaken in their belief that Iberia had been pacified. As soon as they sent two of the three peninsular armies out of Iberia and into northwestern Afrika to expedite the...
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    Re: EB2, 2.35, Video AAR, Lugiones

    Just keeps getting better and better.

    I so love the political and other motivations being discussed and considered for every move made, the kind of roleplaying you can really sink your teeth into....
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    Sticky: Re: Post Your Screenshots

    The Makedonian Military Machine rolled on throughout 91 B.C. without much serious resistance to slow it down.
    https://i.imgur.com/NieDKEk.jpgThe final Iberian tribes claiming independence were...
  26. Re: What are your tactics/strategies when fighting the Romans?

    Do you use at least 3-4 light skirmisher units to screen your advance and take the brunt of the enemy missiles? It won't solve all your problems, but sparing heavier units for the melee will help.
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    @Septentrionalis

    I think the economy script at the time would just give AI factions some amount of money when they were below a certain threshold. So never truly broke, can almost always recruit...
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    Sticky: Re: Post Your Screenshots

    93 B.C. mostly saw occupation, consolidation, and preparation for further conquest.
    https://i.imgur.com/DEpjaGU.jpgIt was at the turn of the next year that bloodshed would begin anew as Carthaginian...
  29. Re: The War Council is hereby convened - Invasion: Britannia

    @Roma_Victrix


    Saving that for the screenshots thread, where I plan to keep adding more years of that war with their own posts and map updates, leading up to this point essentially.


    I think...
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    Sticky: Re: Post Your Screenshots

    94 B.C. was a bloody year.

    https://i.imgur.com/zj44wDB.jpgThree Makedonian armies already operating in Iberia would continue their push west. Having blockaded the straits between it and Afrika,...
  31. The War Council is hereby convened - Invasion: Britannia

    Winter of 80 B.C.

    It has all been leading up to this.

    https://i.imgur.com/FwA1xbi.jpg
    Twenty years after the military enfranchisement of vast swaths of Greek citizenry, and corresponding...
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    Sticky: Re: Post Your Screenshots

    Rome has fallen.
    https://i.imgur.com/8ItmG8Z.jpg
    Thirty-five years later, the last great non-Hellenic empire will know what it means to become civilized. Makedonia begins its invasion of Carthage....
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    Re: EB2, 2.35, Video AAR, Lugiones

    :shocked:

    A masterpiece. Shot beautifully. Narrated expertly.

    By the gods, what a battle. Sitting back on my couch watching it on the big screen, thoroughly entertained and enthralled...
  34. What determines loyalty increasing/decreasing while in capital with faction leader?

    I can't tell if it's random, or factors I'm unaware of. Some family members will quickly lose loyalty while in the capital with the leader, while others, seemingly more slowly, gain a little.

    I...
  35. Re: Agema Phalangitai for Epeiros is the best looking unit in the game, and you're not allowed to disagree in this thread. That's right. I said NO.

    *a vague and distant sound can be heard in the wind*

    omg what have you done...
  36. Re: Agema Phalangitai for Epeiros is the best looking unit in the game, and you're not allowed to disagree in this thread. That's right. I said NO.

    But what about *evaporates*
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    Re: EB2, 2.35, Video AAR, Lugiones

    And so, it has come to this. War with the treacherous Sweboz! Meanwhile, those ungrateful Gutones look to undermine noble Lugian efforts to defend their lands? I hope they get what's coming to them,...
  38. Re: [Playtesting Request] Charge distance changes

    I've been hoping to find out what causes a "good" charge (i.e., cohesive unit runs together and attacks with as many individuals as possible) versus bad where only a small handful of front liners...
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    Sticky: Re: Announcement: Europa Barbarorum II 2.35 released!

    Lusitania revolted from my fresh conquest, bringing back to life their long-dead faction. The army outside the settlement was great, general-led, wide mix of many units. Inside the settlement? 10-12...
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    Re: What's EB team opinion on Imperator: Rome

    There are seasonal and other big Steam sales where you can get these paradox games and big bundles of dlc's for far less, often just the price of a regular game at around $60 if I recall correctly.
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