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    Sticky: Re: Announcement: Europa Barbarorum II 2.35 released!

    The patch works on my Mac, unless you're talking about planned content that'll break on the Mac
  2. What are your experiences of/ideas for migration campaigns?

    A couple that I've tried and enjoyed were Epeiros conquering all of Italy in 25 turns and establishing an Italiote Empire (The new Epeirote government options in 2.35a really help with recruitment...
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    Re: How much cavalry do you use?

    The fewer cavalry you use, the more grind-y battles become due to fewer cavalry for hammer-on-anvil attacks and increased reliance on infantry flanking. This may or may not suit your playstyle....
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    Sticky: Re: Post Your Screenshots

    https://i.imgur.com/ipVGI1u.jpg

    The coin is mightier than the sword. I disbanded almost everything after taking out the rebels northwest of Pergamon, hunkered down, and bought off settlement after...
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    Poll: Re: Which is your favorite faction?

    Unless I go for Baktria, I'll continue to spiral into deeper debt. Plus, Baktria's multiple stacks will attack the lightly defended string of settlements in the mountains should I take those first....
  6. Explain an EBII game mechanic or a historical fact in the worst way possible

    Ptolemaic Administrative Concerns: Every time the CEO takes a few days off the middle managers stage an insurrection and attack an offshore office

    Baktria/Hayastan Independence Forgiveness: After...
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    Poll: Re: Which is your favorite faction?

    Yep, it's not unusual to be over 20,000 in debt by the time you capture Baktria (the city) and finally go in the black.

    Just a small warning: the Saka's Imperial government tree is not conducive...
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    Re: Historical army composition in gameplay

    Euzonoi can be trained and retrained in nearly any settlement with Hellenistic colonization, whereas the units you mentioned are regionals. However, said regionals are much better in melee combat
  9. Re: Are there any factions without a lot of rules for who should lead armies, etc?

    Petition to improve Ptolemy Philadelphos's PTO policy. I've never heard of a CEO position where your middle managers instigate an insurrection every time you take a few days off.

    Anyways, the...
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    Sticky: Re: Fans suggestion thread for future releases

    Someone named Arshak I wants an even more terrifying version of Parthian Cataphracts? :no:

    Jokes aside, I would assume that's the case because of this entry in export_descr_units.txt

    Gund i...
  11. Re: Hayasdan questions (can't build buildings in certain cities and recruitment questions)

    Sorry for being pedantic, but the change in recruitment from Western Iranian Archer-Spearmen to thureos troops is caused by the Thureos Reforms. You could speedrun developing Armavir's factional...
  12. Re: Armor Upgrades - Can someone explain how they work?

    There are currently 5 armor upgrades, each one triggered by certain events

    1 - Thorakitai Reforms
    2 - Barcid Reforms
    3 - Panoply Reforms
    4 - Marian Reforms
    5 - Celtic Twilight

    Each number...
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    Re: Guide: Horde gameplay and Raiding

    Excellent guide, and insane strategy. Hording isn't talked about much in EBII but hopefully your post will inspire other players to attempt early-game hording. The Boii in particular are good...
  14. Re: Hayasdan questions (can't build buildings in certain cities and recruitment questions)

    1. Any level of Foreign Military Colonies cannot coexist with Hellenic Metropoleis (3rd level of Hellenic Poleis). Since Hellenic Poleis cannot be destroyed, settlements that start with Hellenic...
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    Re: Embezzlers all

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    Satapatiš nevermind, I completely misinterpreted your comment
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    Re: Embezzlers all

    Warcrime.



    You actually can - the scripted Earthquake at Rhodes on turn 186 causes 20,000 mnai of damage. Problem is by turn 186 you're probably generating 50,000+ mnai per turn anyways...
  17. Re: Question about the alliance between carthage and rome

    That's pretty much it. Don't conquer Messena and the script won't trigger war
  18. Re: Question about dalminium (spelling? it's an illyrian province)

    The AI can't convert camps to cities, unfortunately
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    Re: Sweboz Noob questions and possible bug.

    1) Those regions are pastoral regions and thus cannot upgrade past the first level of roads

    2) That... might be a bug

    3) You'll have to demolish the Allied Oligarchy and rebuild and re-recruit...
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    Re: Galatian recruitment in Pergamum

    I'm not a historian, but I would assume that the Dynastic Administration in Pergamon with its 2 Galatian Colonists, 1 Galatian Retainer, and 1 Galatian Noble Cavalry is supposed to reflect this. You...
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    Poll: Re: Which is your favorite faction?

    With some scripting maybe alternative faction objectives can be implemented? Some ideas right off the top of my head are maintaining an alliance/trade rights/military access for x turns, ensuring the...
  22. Re: Armies reaching critical mass for factions with only one region

    Yes, I was the one. I'm running EBII on a Feral port for the Mac, and the 4GB patcher only works on Windows
  23. Armies reaching critical mass for factions with only one region

    Certain factions that begin with one region have a tendency to gather stack after stack around their starting capital. Only when the stacks have reached some sort of critical mass (4-5 full stacks)...
  24. Re: How much human suffering have you caused over the course of your Total War career?

    UPDATE: deleting a save file is now considered the equivalent of triggering the Big Crunch in that universe. To those that have cleaned up their save folder by deleting old campaigns: the blood of...
  25. How much human suffering have you caused over the course of your Total War career?

    And by human suffering I don't just mean enemies killed in the field of battle. Your own men sent into the meat grinder also count. Let's not forget about every time you sacked or enslaved a...
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    Poll: Re: Which is your favorite faction?

    Numidia has the honor of having to wipe out the Ptolemies as part of their campaign objectives. Huge distances, massive population, and incompatible cultures mean that holding onto Ptolemaic...
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    Re: Wealthy Settlements

    Transalpine Gaul has got a strip of good mines from Bibactre in the west to Streuintia in the east. Sadly those regions are landlocked
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    Sticky: Re: Announcement: Europa Barbarorum II 2.35 released!

    There should be a "Pastorial Region" building as opposed to a "Nomadic Region" building
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    Sticky: Re: Announcement: Europa Barbarorum II 2.35 released!

    Huh, I thought demolishing a BP frees up a spot for the script to allow construction elsewhere
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    Re: Sweboz campaign discussion

    You can disable character rebellion by opening descr_strat.txt and finding rebelling_characters_active​ and commenting it out with a semicolon
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    Re: World War 0 [Europa Barbarorum II]

    Chapter 9
    The Birth of Guerilla Warfare


    269BC saw the first instances of organized guerilla warfare across the Mediterranean. Employed by both Coalitions, it saw resounding success in some...
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    Re: World War 0 [Europa Barbarorum II]

    Well... Pyrrhus was already cunning in winning battles. He just wasn't as cunning strategically or politically. Let's see if he will subvert reality in this alternate universe
  33. Re: What's a good army composition for Pontos?

    Historically, Pontus made good use of Iranian nobles: the khuveshangan. Extrapolating from this, it is only logical that the most historically accurate army composition is x19 Iranian Heavy Cavalry...
  34. Re: Has anyone been playing this on Mac in the last couple years?

    Get the Feral Interactive version of M2TW Kingdoms and follow the Mac install instructions. Problem is, the game tends to crash in the following cases:

    When the Seleucids use Arabian East Coast...
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    Re: How much of an upgrade will be version 2.4?

    I wish something like an uber CI/CD were in play for this mod. Devs make a change, commit it to the repository, click a button, and the new version is instantly beamed into the PCs of everyone who...
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    Poll: Re: Which is your favorite faction?

    Pahlava is pretty cool IMO. They've got a reform that instantly transitions them from Steppe Nomadism to Eastern Imperial. They have good government options allowing diverse and widespread...
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    Poll: Re: Which is your favorite faction?

    For Carthage, you can ameliorate the initial colonist scarcity by building up Council Administrations in Atig, Adrumet, and Lilybaeum ASAP. This means setting taxes to low and building Temples of...
  38. Thread: Hoplites

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    Re: Hoplites

    Yep, you may also notice that the mercenary variant has higher stamina, probably because of its lower armor. So they're great for running around flanking the enemy or accompanying your cavalry
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    Re: Sweboz campaign discussion

    Not recommended due to the low starting authority of the initial Sweboz FL. Those family members would defect within a few turns.
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    Re: Boii colonization location?

    The Western Tribal States culture must be above 25% for you to build the Migration building. Those nomadic camps tend to have low Western Tribal States culture. You'll have to station some...
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