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  1. Re: Derc Plays Through World History (Current: Medieval II Kingdoms - Teutonic)

    When bribery and mercenaries are being used to defend your borders, and danger from large numbers of horse archers, it seems as if history is repeating itself, with Norway using strategies which the...
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    Re: Tale of the Week 297: Troy - SUBMISSION THREAD

    I haven't entered in a while too, and I enjoyed this writing challenge.


    In the period of China’s First Solar Empire, out of all of the Great Ring of fortified space stations around the asteroid...
  3. Which campaign starts do you enjoy the most, and how do you handle them?

    I particularly enjoy playing Carthage in the Grand Campaign. Your regions are spread out and you're likely to need to fight a two-front war soon. In Iberia, you're fighting the Turdetani; if you make...
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    Re: [Discussion] Citizen classes simplification

    There isn't a user group called Staff Emeritus. Maybe Halie meant to type Moderation Emeritus (since Staff Emeritus was listed after Moderation Mentor). It's not a big deal, either way.

    I can...
  5. Re: Written in Sand (Nabataean AAR for EBII)[updated: Mar 2]

    Thanks for continuing to write, despite the urgent needs of real life! This is worrying (for Mubsamat and Tharin) as it seems that they won't be well-prepared for Zaadi's attack - they have searched,...
  6. Re: Warcries, Javelins, and Thunderous Hooves. A RTW Gaul Campaign With Only Low-Tier Units

    This looks very challenging - I noticed in your first battle that you're not only restricting yourself to recruiting basic units, you're even keeping your generals out of the fighting. Good luck!
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    Re: New Town (Carthage AAR) [updated June 27, 2020]

    Thank you, Welsh Dragon, Kilo and Turk! Here's what happened next...


    Chapter 49
    The Emperor’s Daughter



    https://www.twcenter.net/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=364149&d=1615046149...
  8. Thread: UESW 533 - VOTE!

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    Sticky: Poll: Re: UESW 533 - VOTE!

    Voted, good luck!
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    Sticky: Poll: Re: GPOTW 202 - VOTE!

    Voted, good luck!
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    Sticky: Poll: Re: POTW 631 - REVOTE!

    Voted, good luck to both!
  11. Thread: POTW 632 - VOTE!

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    Sticky: Poll: Re: POTW 632 - VOTE!

    Voted, good luck!
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    Re: Honor and Bravery - a Forgotten Realms story

    Wolfgang's upbringing and his observations about noblemen thinking they are free provide interesting insights. I enjoyed the encounter with Master Neodred, he's a great character!
  13. Sticky: Re: Writers' Study Chat and Feedback - Ask all your questions here!

    You'll probably have noticed that TWC has been affected by database errors recently. GED investigated the problem and found that we have accumulated more user groups and sub-forums than the forum...
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    Re: [Discussion] Citizen classes simplification

    Content Emeritus is a usergroup for former senior Content Staff, so they can advise current staff. It gives them access to Content Staff forums (including the one for Content Directors).

    It's...
  15. Poll: Re: Reason, Revenge or Roleplay? How do you decide when to occupy, sack or raze?

    King Athelstan's strategy sounds very logical.

    This sounds like a great way to enjoy a Sparta campaign, kesa82! I see what you mean about fighting in good weather in the east, and getting bogged...
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    Sticky: Re: The Winners of GPOTW 200 & 201 and UESW 532

    Congratulations to the winners and thanks to Alex and Turk! The quality of the submissions was impressive and the winning pictures are amazing.
  17. Re: Derc Plays Through World History (Current: Medieval II Kingdoms - Teutonic)

    I was impressed that you negotiated a city from the Mongols - I should have guessed what they'd do afterwards! Generally, I like it when AI factions act like a human player, but I imagine this was...
  18. Thanks everyone for your comments and thanks to...

    Thanks everyone for your comments and thanks to DVinci for the suggestion of Fourth Age Total War. (To be fair, credit for this review belongs to Drtad, I simply published it). :)
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    Poll: Re: POLL - How many turns per year?

    pxfofo, at the moment you have 21 posts. Based on Shankbot's Unofficial Guide, I think you'll be able to vote when you have 25 posts.

    Goutlard, I'm impressed with the work you're doing on this...
  20. Re: What is the best battle formation for land battle if you are going to take an offensive stance?

    Yes, it depends on the types of units, for me. If I have cavalry superiority, my ranged units go in front, otherwise they'll be behind a line of melee units.

    If the enemy waits on a hill, I'd...
  21. Re: Discussion of Total War: Rome II generally as a game

    I'd say that Rome II re-creates the historical situation to an extent. The campaign would differ from history in ways that might annoy you. In the main campaign, AI Rome sometimes expands and...
  22. Re: Discussion of Total War: Rome II generally as a game

    Yes, I associate arcade games with those things too - and also with games that are completely unforgiving. Arcade games often require you to exactly the right thing at exactly the right moment or you...
  23. Re: How do you determine what technologies to research first?

    You're welcome! Morticia's advice is good.

    I've heard people complaining that newer Total War games are arcadey, too. As I see it, to be arcadey, a game should have a significant similarity with...
  24. Re: How do you determine what technologies to research first?

    Yes, Rome II tech trees include techs to recruit agents.

    I agree that it doesn't seem historical that you'd need to research recruiting a champion. Everything in a strategy game doesn't have to...
  25. Re: “Toutatis Favours The Brave” (A Nervii CiG AAR) [Updated 14th February 2021]

    Delicious story-telling, I enjoyed the encounter with the young messenger, particularly his dialogue. The details are done well, such as the effortless stealth of Tanco and the retraining hand on the...
  26. Re: Written in Sand (Nabataean AAR for EBII)[updated: Feb 19]

    This is an exciting moment. It looks like I had a lucky guess about Zaadi's plan! :) Zaadi is tricky, but so is Mubsamat. Zaadi seems to be making the assumption that his opponent's army are around...
  27. Re: [IB SAI:AAR] The Last Pagan Emperor (UPDATED 21/02/2021)

    Welcome back! The arrival of the Persian army is well done and your writing makes the battle exciting - the attack by the Persian cavalry on the Syrian missle troops looks like a dangerous moment. I...
  28. Re: Derc Plays Through World History (Current: Medieval II Kingdoms - Teutonic)

    Those victories do look heroic, considering the odds. How did you manage to defeat 286 men with just 21?

    The dialogue between Dieter and Wolfgang is hilarious!

    Looking at the Balance of Power...
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    Re: Black or White - A Skyrim ARR

    There are great moments here, particularly when Muriel encounters the battle mage and the surprises when she meets the undead alchemist. I wonder if Muriel will be able to find out more about the...
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    Re: The Man of the Stairway

    An intriguing concept, I like the phrasing (such as "dirty and treacherous stairs").
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    Re: Secession vs Civil War

    Influence or loyalty?
  32. Re: How do you determine what technologies to research first?

    My experience is similar to yours, I research technologies that I need in the early stages. As Carthage, for example, I'll research some naval technology, because I'll use a fleet of cheap melee...
  33. Re: What are the top 5 best mods for Total War Attila? (Updated 2021)

    You mentioned that you'd be happy with the 1212 AD time period. If you'd like to see the Medieval 1212 AD mod in action, Zachman1201 demonstrates the game-play that this mod offers in Tracing My...
  34. Thread: Naval Battles

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    Re: Naval Battles

    This advice is good. I'd like to suggest another option for barbarians. The TWC Wiki says, on its useful Cultural Groups page, that:



    As I understand it, barbarians can recruit different naval...
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    Re: How about a Rome 2 Total War remake?

    These sound like great additions if they could be done.

    If the game was remastered, I'd like to see AI factions being a little more effective at sustaining and expanding medium-sized empires. In...
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    Re: Secession vs Civil War

    There seem to be two views on this. One view is that a civil war happens when two (or more) parties break away at once. The other view is that a civil war happens when a sufficiently large part of...
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    Poll: Re: GPOTW 201 - Vote!

    Great pictures! Voted.
  38. Thread: UESW 532 - Vote!

    by Alwyn
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    Poll: Re: UESW 532 - Vote!

    Voted, good luck to all!
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    Poll: Re: GPOTW 200 - REVOTE!

    Voted, a difficult choice!
  40. Thread: POTW 631 - Vote!

    by Alwyn
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    Poll: Re: POTW 631 - Vote!

    Voted, good luck all!
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