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    Sticky: Re: Post Your Screenshots

    https://i.imgur.com/P4AUpoc.png
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    Apollonios the Negotiator. Convinced Seleucid satraps to give up their satrapies faster than the...
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    Sticky: Re: Fans suggestion thread for future releases

    Certain factions whose core provinces are landlocked on the edges of the map have hard times trying to retrain some of their units, especially if their foreign governments do not provide "core...
  3. Re: Epirote Dynastic Administration outside of Epirus and Greece?

    Ehh, you could still build up to a Supervised Hellenic Administration, which unlocks pretty much all building options. Not exactly backwater material. I wholly understand though if you want to punish...
  4. Thread: Parody Units

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    Re: Parody Units

    Great ideas guys. Our suggestions will add even more realism and immersion to this mod.
  5. Re: What's your favorite "royal army" to build, and what is the lore/history behind it?

    Excellent writeup, BailianSteel. That army composition has got to be one of the scariest ones out there. Its reputation is backed up by beautiful stories of conquest. The only thing stopping it from...
  6. Re: Epirote Dynastic Administration outside of Epirus and Greece?

    The export_descr_buildings has the following line of code for Dynastic Administration



    So a ton of requirements. You need to first pick a region that has the required hidden resources....
  7. Thread: Parody Units

    by Shoebopp
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    Parody Units

    Let's waste precious unit slots on outlandish and ahistorical unit ideas

    Sarmatian Penal Battalion: Cowards and deserters have been assembled into a pack of horse archers whose sole purpose is to...
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    Sticky: Re: Fans suggestion thread for future releases

    May I suggest some slight mass balancing for a few units? Thorakitai ATM have a mass of 1.05, which is quite low considering their heavy armament and professional discipline. You'd expect them to...
  9. Re: What's your favorite "royal army" to build, and what is the lore/history behind it?

    Sounds like them Italoi Thureophoroi got to see the East hundreds of years early. What a generous overlord you are sponsoring vacation time for thousands of Italians
  10. Re: What's your favorite "royal army" to build, and what is the lore/history behind it?

    Interesting army composition! The Cohors Soci - I mean Italoi Thureophoroi are supremely underrated. With their meaty shield beefing up their effective defense to 21, huge numbers, and deadly pilum...
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    Sticky: Re: Fans suggestion thread for future releases

    I trust you on that. Yeah, I sorta overreacted. What I had in mind for example was playing as Bosphorus, getting your starting stack wasted clearing out the Crimean Peninsula and conquering...
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    Re: Recruitment suggestions

    You're talking about the region that can train Siraces Riders, right? You can demolish the government there on turn 5 or so once you've wiped out the Bosporans and establish an Allied Oligarchy with...
  13. Two units are now causing battlefield CTDs

    First the Seleucids when they field East Arabian Coast Levies, now the Ptolemies when they field Hellenistic Levy Spearmen. Both units, when owned by those factions, cause the game to crash as soon...
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    Re: Recruitment suggestions

    Never mind, it turns out you can't build Urban Land of the Sauromatae even in converted settlements. Sarmatian Armored Riders are still strategically burdensome as a result.
  15. What's your favorite "royal army" to build, and what is the lore/history behind it?

    So you've cleared out a nice little kingdom for yourself, and have already built economic structures. Your position is stable, so it's now time to invest into future conquests and raise a royal army....
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    Sticky: Re: Fans suggestion thread for future releases

    Please DO NOT implement the "advanced rebel spawn" script. While it may make the mid to late game more interesting, it can easily kill your campaign early-game when your resources are stretched thin....
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    Re: A Review of EB 2 from a Long-Time Fan

    You like "colorful" characters? May I introduce the exceedingly dangerous magical artifact known as the Spear of Achilles?
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    Sticky: Re: Post Your Screenshots

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

    I settled the Sarmatians on turn 42. Probably could've done it in 30 turns if I didn't waste 10 turns clearing out the rebels near the starting capital. The goal is...
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    Re: Unusual expansion directions

    Of all the factions to engage in building elongated empires, the Romans are always the worst offenders. In most playthroughs they raze a path from North Italy clockwise around the Alps, forming a...
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    Re: Recruitment suggestions

    Not exactly related to this thread, but holy crap Sarmatian Cataphracts can be trained in Maeot and Khsiragia once you've converted the settlements there and installed Urban Administration of the...
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    Re: Unusual expansion directions

    My bad, I need to brush up on history. Dang, your campaigns went wild. Bosphorus in German heartlands is feasible, but Carthaginians in Britain is one helluva AU. Your Epirote campaign sounds...
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    Re: Unusual expansion directions

    Easier until you find out that Pergamon is garrisoned by Indian Elephants courtesy of that obscure script that randomly supplies Hellenic factions with elephants. And Sardis is guarded by the...
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    Unusual expansion directions

    Share your stories of leading a faction outside its historical zones of expansion. I'll start with a few of mine

    1. Epeiros destroying Rome in 30 turns. Pyrrhus developed PTSD from personally...
  24. Re: Rad looks at things - a thread for visual improvements

    Are we not going to talk about the Epeiros-specific unit card image for Thracian Peltasts? No offense to the EB artists, 99% of whose work are gorgeous, but the Epeiros Thracian Peltast UI is ugly....
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    Re: A Review of EB 2 from a Long-Time Fan

    Screeching Women were a German unit from the original Rome Total War. They sport an absurdly high attack but have next to no defenses. Where they really shine though is their screech ability, which...
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    Re: battle ai is a mess

    This problem is especially true when the AI has elephants and phalanx units. The elephants get deployed waaaaaay too far out in one flank and engage first while the phalanx lags behind delaying all...
  27. Re: How does the EBII community rate Pyrrhos Aikidas?

    > toggle_fow

    > sees 6 roman full stacks

    > toggle_fow

    > exit program
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    Re: The best unit(s)

    Screeching women.
  29. Re: How does the EBII community rate Pyrrhos Aikidas?

    Pyrrhus could never finish what he started, opting to abandon a tough campaign in favor of anything remotely looking like greener pastures. If he could have just committed to one project he could've...
  30. Re: Named characters - what happened to yours?

    So unbalanced characters would experience a placebo insanity effect caused by ancient perceptions of the Spear? Interesting...
  31. Re: Named characters - what happened to yours?

    Gameplay-wise, this piece of scripting from export_descr_character_traits.txt

    Trigger spear_of_achilles_leaves_side
    WhenToTest CharacterTurnEnd
    Condition Attribute Boldness = 1
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    Re: The best unit(s)

    Thracian Colonists and North-Western Causcasian Infantry. Both are the heaviest non-elite AP units in the game. However, the Thracian Colonists are FAR more widespread, being available in key...
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    Sticky: Re: Post Your Screenshots

    Correct me if I'm wrong but in the M2TW engine if the requirements for a building whether building browser-related or script-related fail then the construction timer won't tick down. I noticed this...
  34. Re: Named characters - what happened to yours?

    Oh no. That's like stacking Kaioken x20 on top of Super Saiyan Blue, but with insanity
  35. Re: Named characters - what happened to yours?

    The entire Attalid family tree took turns holding the Spear of Achilles. All of them developed severe dementia in the span of 20 turns. As one family member fell to madness I transferred the spear to...
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    Re: Getting a Rab Mahnet as Carthage

    It's OR instead of AND. AND would be brutal



    *RedEyesHannibal.png*
  37. A little nitpick at the armor upgrade system

    The EBII team did a good job of maximizing the chances that the armor upgrades occur in chronological order.
    1. Thorakitai reforms
    2. Barcid reforms
    3. Barcid panoply reforms
    4. Marian reforms...
  38. Sticky: Re: Faction difficulty ratings (your help is needed)

    Well... who am I to disagree with an actual king of Bosphorus? You know best, Paerisades
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    Re: Getting a Rab Mahnet as Carthage

    Also good luck keeping Hanno alive by 237 BC. I suggest having finished all your reform requirements by then, then declaring peace. Last thing you want is to fight an epic battle during the AI turn...
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    Re: Getting a Rab Mahnet as Carthage

    There is a drastic but guaranteed way of getting whoever you want to become Rab Mahnet. When war breaks out, decline to manually choose your Rab Mahnet. From now on whoever spends a turn in...
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