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  1. Re: Suggestions to make light infantry/cavalry more viable

    It's true. Currently, heavier units are better than lighter ones on a linear scale of increasing battlefield effectiveness with their level of equipment. There is admittedly an opportunity cost of...
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    Re: Hammer and Anvil in EB2?

    That's interesting that you say you haven't been able to get the enemy's cavalry to engage with yours. Most every battle in EB 2 I've seen has had the AI put their cavalry on the two wings and come...
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    Re: Gauls - Manpower Issues

    Bro, you're out of your mind if you think that after you migrate somewhere there's going to be thousands of new Gauls there indigenously for you to recruit and use the second you conquer it. ...
  4. Re: Is anyone by chance still interested in EBII Multiplayer?

    Hahaha! I challenge ANYONE to face me and return to their people alive! So many are the nations I have destroyed, there are more rings for my fingers than there are souls in the pit of Hades! ...
  5. Re: How to make the AI fight battles in the open instead of hiding in cities

    It would also be remiss not to mention the tactic of attacking a 1 or 2 unit enemy microstack that happens to be camped adjacent to an enemy settlement. You see this all the time in the M2TW engine,...
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    Re: Utterly overwhelmed

    Missiles don't do so great at killing enemy units in EB II, unless you get a sizable force of 6 or more archer units at which point the concentrated firepower starts to become enough to wipe out one...
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    Re: Utterly overwhelmed

    You mention that you haven't fought any battles yet, this is the starting place for you to figure out the game. Your questions regarding the unit stats will be answered by this experience - I'll...
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    Re: favourite foot archer unit?

    Yeah.......true, Victrix. But what kind of Hellene bothers to hire them when he has barbarian mercenaries and elite cavalry or infantry contingents to draw upon? Archers are always a secondary...
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    Re: How to Earn Money?

    Agreed, as the Ptolemies you are pretty constrained by your finances to fight the Syrian War first thing. You really are more than a little foolish if you disband troops at the start of your...
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    Re: How to Earn Money?

    Roads and garrisons will only increase your income if they are part of an actual network of infrastructure buildings extending across multiple provinces. Once you can amass 4 or more provinces...
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    Sticky: Re: Fans suggestion thread for future releases

    But the problem is that the battles in EBII are scaled down from the scale in real life battles because of the M2TW engine. So if you gave javelin attacks the full physical effect that they would...
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    Re: Toxic Masculinity

    Who's in for a sissy mod??
  13. 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.

    Roma Victrix, its the principle of the matter that's really at stake. After all, by the same logic, how will Caesar, Alexander, and Trajan ever meet in Heaven?
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    Re: 'Embezzler' Trait

    Well, if you were going to tweak the game's income and finance system to be more historical, what I think is that it should be made to revolve around your FL. (In almost every instance except for,...
  15. Silly Suggestion: Petition for a Historical-Realistic Script

    But the suggestion ain't so silly. Cause I'm hearin about these changes you want for the script, Quintus, and I don't think it's no laughing matter! You're trying to make the game more difficult...
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    Re: Tactless and no natural talent diplomats

    Quintus any way that you could make a script similar to the force diplomacy that makes the AI attack a given city of yours with any of their nearby armies?
  17. Re: What are your tactics/strategies when fighting the Romans?

    In my experience the hammer and anvil / flanking tactic is usually the best battlefield tactic possible. Probably the most anyone can do is to try and apply it more efficiently. One common...
  18. Re: AI bringing tactically insignificant units to my areas/settlements

    It's Quintus telling you that, if he could have his dream mod, your collision of political ambitions would force you to go to war with them over the respective territory
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    Re: Need help with Sauromatae reforms please

    Why not ride like a man?
  20. Re: Professional Armies vs Warrior Aristocracies vs Military Levies

    The Romans already had a professional army. Since the 5th Century BC, they paid soldiers on campaign a wage for their labor and paid allied troops in victuals. Warfare was not seasonal, as is...
  21. Re: Professional Armies vs Warrior Aristocracies vs Military Levies

    It's tough to answer, and I think one good way to start and try to 'answer' the question is to ask what really constituted success or effectiveness for an ancient military? In the Classical Greek...
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    Re: [IBFD AAR] Saviours of Roma

    I love this. Heaven is on your side, even though the duties of emperor may be extreme
  23. Re: More than one catapult variant possible in the future?

    I agree, maybe just give walls a large increase in hit-points. I think you can debate leaving the small wooden walls in small barbarian villages destructible. It may not be attested in the sources...
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    Re: Far right hate speech. What should be done?

    This political question is no different from any other political issue active in the world, though I am only really aware of the West. Politics is in one aspect the need to define the relationship...
  25. Thread: Fishgate

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    Re: Fishgate

    In general we are seeing an effusion of skepticism across the United States and the West, and populism is only one dimension of it. Just as some on the political right doubt the value of traditional...
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    Sticky: Re: Fans suggestion thread for future releases

    It does. Macedon built a huge city upgrade in Athens. Though I've not seen it elsewhere (also, Athens was badly depopulated later in this same campaign)
  27. Re: Third World Immigration and its Effects on Western Societies - the great debate of our time

    Nothing like a debate where one side is innately accepting of the phenomenon and the other side intrinsically doesn't care for it because of fundamental differences in their character
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    Re: Heritage, Not Hate

    Diocle, that's exactly what the Japanese think, that because they endured the full scale of the horrors of total war in WWII that they are basically limited to that experience alone, and that they...
  29. Re: So what exactly are they saying on the campaign & battle maps anyway? My transliterations!

    It's impossible to even think about
  30. Re: What's a logical capital city for an Epirote Greece/Anatolia empire?

    It depends on a few things. What relationship does this dynasty claim to Alexander the Great, and to Macedon, the homeland of all the Hellenistic rulers outside of the heartland and their...
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    Re: Dialectics in EB

    Agreed, and I would submit, that the need to account for other cultures once your empire expands beyond your cultural core region is integral both to the theme of the mod and the major new feature...
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    Dialectics in EB

    I've been playing the game now for about 4 years; it's been about 1 year since I broke the chains of my weakness and learned how to win at battles, emancipating myself from the fate of losing every...
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    Re: Request for Early Game Advice

    Historically, construction was almost never a source of profit in the ancient world nor was it connected to revenue. Construction projects either: a) served to advertise the power of the ruler who...
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    Re: The thread for horrible suggestions

    Yes, and please do include a dynamic 'rise of atheism' disaster in the next update, triggered when the bullcock of imperial propaganda and rising standards of living destroys society's faith in the...
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    Re: Battles in EBII: duration and losses

    I should do VH, but generally stick to H. I like H, since, I try and make every campaign into a alt 'Rise of Rome' -esque supercampaign, only with whatever faction it happens to be
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    Re: Battles in EBII: duration and losses

    In my experience, EB II battles have realistic mechanics but an unrealistic scope. (I'm just talking about evenly-matched battles, since a player stack destroying a small enemy force would just have...
  37. Re: Advice for dealing with Sarmatians as Pontos, or generally for fighting nomad stacks as settled factions

    Yes, I can recommend a pretty wide line of infantry for battles against the Sarmatians - but your mastery of your own cavalry will be paramount, because using your infantry in that way, I think...
  38. Re: Advice for dealing with Sarmatians as Pontos, or generally for fighting nomad stacks as settled factions

    With favorable luck, all you need to defeat a Sarmatian field army is a few units of light cavalry. They're just as fast, and when cavalry units charge, they temporarily acquire a speed boost which...
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    Re: Derc Plays Through World History (Current: Shogun 2 - Rise of the Samurai)

    Funny how history repeats itself, even funnier when the architect of history is making jokes and quips all the way. A very fun read Derc, and actually whets my appetite for the games equally as much...
  40. Poll: Re: [30th Faction slot] What would you like to see?

    Really, surprised nobody is going to suggest: emergent playable Yuehzi faction? Accessed through a separate startup path perhaps (call it 'hardcore'?) if necessary? Talk about completing the...
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