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    Re: EB-Twitter updates Discussion

    Don't knock it until you've tried it.
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    Re: EB-Twitter updates Discussion

    Great, that will be something to look forward to when playing long games.
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    Re: How much cavalry do you use?

    Not really knowledgeable in this debate, but wouldn't the horned saddles the Romans and others had (very early) be just as good or better than stirrups for a skilled rider? I remember seeing a...
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    Re: I want to play 2.35a Version

    :laughter:
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    Re: How much cavalry do you use?

    Do you use more cavalry after the Marian reforms for historical or gameplay reasons? Or both? I don't think I've ever played the Romans in EB2.
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    Poll: Re: Which is your favorite faction?

    I don't think there is any 'playing them wrong' for any faction really. If you enjoy your game then that's all that counts in my book (that's all I care about anyway). Don't get me wrong, going...
  7. Re: Explain an EBII game mechanic or a historical fact in the worst way possible

    Human Parthia -
    10 settlements from the core of the empire, that'll slow down the Seleucids, looking forward to fight someone else.
    20 settlements - well now they are kicked out of the east...
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    Poll: Re: Which is your favorite faction?

    I don't find there is any need to go right for Baktria, though you of course can if you want.
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    Poll: Re: Which is your favorite faction?

    Nah. Once you get a few settlements you are at critical mass for not really being able to lose. Doing this is actually a bit easier with Saka as they have horse archers. It might seem scary to have...
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    Re: BailianSteel's Art of Siege

    I find skirmishers are good to rout enemies that you have engaged on the walls, particularly useful against enemy elites. Often elites will just stand there fighting your guys forever taking few...
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    Re: Roman campaign: Marian reforms triggers

    That makes perfect sense but wasn't the original stated rationale.
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    Poll: Re: Which is your favorite faction?

    The Silent Majority!
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    Re: Roman campaign: Marian reforms triggers

    Well you said this 2 years ago...



    which is why I asked if this was still the same now. Seems reasonable to ask instead of assuming it has been changed back because it was changed two years ago.
  14. Thread: Forts?

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    Re: Forts?

    :rofls:
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    Re: Forts?

    :laughter:

    Sorry, don't have an answer but just thought this was funny. 'Alright men, build the pyramids here, we march at dawn!'
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    Re: Wealthy Settlements

    I was one of the people floating the idea numerous times. Devs are not going for it.
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    Re: Wealthy Settlements

    It's not so much the wealth of a settlement but what kind of government you can put there. Any settlement you can build everything in is going to be large and rich (which imo hurts the game).

    My...
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    Sticky: Re: Europa Barbarorum Bibliography

    This was quite interesting, thank you.
  19. Re: How many turns of a campaign do you play before you lose interest?

    :laughter:
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    Re: Some comments on Saka Nobles

    Nobody said ap axes are 'useless' except you when you 'quoted'.



    Not really though as the niche role of horse archers is filled by horse archers, and the niche role of melee cavalry is filled...
  21. Re: Can we do away with 'usurpers' for factional governments?

    Thanks for the link.

    I had a read through and though related I didn't see it suggested directly in that thread.

    I don't really urgently need some system to manage the family tree (though that...
  22. Re: How many turns of a campaign do you play before you lose interest?

    Are you one of those guys who, when they are playing a submarine sim, doesn't use time compression and instead takes 2 actual months to get to their patrol zone?
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    Re: Some comments on Saka Nobles

    Any unit with a melee weapon is effective in melee if you use them correctly, that's not really an argument that Saka Nobles are good. It's not as if they have an overpowered melee weapon like the...
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    Re: Some comments on Saka Nobles

    Well they are very overpriced for what they do. I would be more in favor of changing what they can do rather than reducing the price though. Give them a lance, unless there is some historical reason...
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    Some comments on Saka Nobles

    These look really cool and I really want to like the unit but I'm finding it hard to justify including any in my armies, I remember finding them rather underwhelming my last Saka game also.

    They...
  26. Can we do away with 'usurpers' for factional governments?

    By this I mean the requirement to have family members of the royal line in some settlements and non-royal line in others to avoid the significant malus.

    It's a nice idea, and adds some immersion,...
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    Re: How to use scythed chariots?

    Elephants fleeing in terror from vicious steppe ponies, that's kind of an amusing image.
  28. Re: Hayasdan questions (can't build buildings in certain cities and recruitment questions)

    Yes, I am not counting Thessalians and Lydians. KH 'factional' cavalry I don't tend to use, and those are what you get from Philhellenic.

    Re saying the actual problem is Pahlava government and...
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    Re: How to use scythed chariots?

    Your Royal Army should consist entirely of armored elephants, and edit in a unit of bodyguard siege elephants for your general, with shoulder-mounted torsion catapults.
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    Re: How much cavalry do you use?

    Seems people have pretty similar policies on this. I find that going from 4 to 6 or more units of cavalry is where it starts making a real change to the general tactics of the army. When I use 6...
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    Re: How much cavalry do you use?

    Well I find the default AI tends to go for the flank no matter what you have. However if you have infantry there it often keeps trying to go around, if cavalry it is more likely to charge them, which...
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    How much cavalry do you use?

    I guess it's kind of army composition but just wanted to focus on cavalry and see what the approach of others is.

    Firstly leaving aside all-cavalry nomad style armies - assuming the army has some...
  33. Re: Hayasdan questions (can't build buildings in certain cities and recruitment questions)

    I am expecting to be able to build decent Parthian governments in my core historical territories and recruit historically accurate Parthian units instead of being given pitifully low numbers of...
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    Poll: Re: Which is your favorite faction?

    I guess he just means taking over the Carthaginian territories? So now you're basically Carthage without your troublesome neighbor.




    You have to say though, it's a beautiful place! :laughter:
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    Poll: Re: Which is your favorite faction?

    A resurgent, more powerful Carthage that knows the Roman tricks. I like the idea! Just when they thought Africa was pacified, surprise!! Well, leaving aside the fact Rome never bothers with Africa....
  36. Re: Hayasdan questions (can't build buildings in certain cities and recruitment questions)

    This vast majority of this looks like junk, if I am reading it correctly. Slingers, bad archers, skirmishers, inferior cavalry, obsolete peltasts, artillery which is rarely used. The only marginally...
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    Re: How to use scythed chariots?

    What can elephants do that cataphracts can't cheaper and more conveniently? Not trying to be a smartass, just thinking about it in this way and curious. Especially if your cataphracts are borderline...
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    Re: How to use scythed chariots?

    Yeah, that was kind of my suspicion. Shame because they look really cool. Re pikes and elephants, I never use those either :(. In EB1 I didn't use pikes either, not because they weren't effective but...
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    How to use scythed chariots?

    Hey, first time Pontus player here. Enjoying the campaign so far. I know chariots are kind of a gimmicky and obsolete unit by this stage in history and I had never used them but decided to throw one...
  40. Re: Hayasdan questions (can't build buildings in certain cities and recruitment questions)

    It doesn't though, it gives you trivial numbers of infantry that don't fit your army composition. This amounts to 1 thureophorio per 25 turns and no machariophorio, the last time I checked. I pointed...
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