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    Re: Questions! Questions that need answering!

    Two things. Artillery and cavalry. Oxybeles in particular, in conjunction with phalanx, is a sure way to thin both numbers and morale (use flaming missiles) of any enemy. And of course, since you're...
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    Re: Historical Who Am I Riddles

    Is everyone stumped or nobody trying?

    Okay...steel and fire refers to, somewhat poetically, to the company into which this person was forced...
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    Re: Rad compares units - a thread for balancing.

    Considering they have only 4 ammo rather than 5, I'm guessing it's intentional as they have some kind of heavy javelin.
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    Re: The catchphrase game

    ...said Jack O'Neill in virtually every episode of SG1 he appeared in.

    Too easy I guess. Your turn.
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    Re: Historical Who Am I Riddles

    Well, since it's obvious that a hint is necessary, let's use this. You're on to something here.
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    Re: The catchphrase game

    Damn, I hate having to come up with something, always takes a lot of time...
    Oh well, let's see if anyone gets this catchphrase....from one of popular sci-fi series....
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    Re: Questions! Questions that need answering!

    So...I just started Baktrian campaign. What's the best way to start generating the colony points ASAP? I don't plan on building additional poleis in the starting regions other than Baktria itself,...
  8. Sticky: Re: HOME RULES that prevent exploiting the M2TW engine deficiencies

    Since I'm mentioned here, a little bit of disclaimer: how well this works depends a lot on how stats of the pike troops are balanced. I haven't played SSHIP for quite some time, and I don't remember...
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    Re: Historical Gameplay Let's Plays

    I see you've stumbled upon the dirty secret of pikes in the streets. You can even replicate this in the field battle, but I'd call that a bit of a dirty trick as AI can't do that.

    See...in M2TW,...
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    Re: Questions! Questions that need answering!

    Within EBII installation folder, there is a handy file named "launch recruitment viewer.bat". Running it, assuming you have Java installed, will answer all your questions.
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    Poll: Re: In-Depth Unit Analyses

    It has 200, not 240 men...but it's a unit that would be definitely used way more if it was available. They have spears and tight formation, so they are relatively safe from cavalry attacks while...
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    Poll: Re: In-Depth Unit Analyses

    Given the slow replenishment rate, you rarely end up with more than one of each of those cavalry units among all your troops.

    Some interesting units that deserve analysis IMO: Askamanniz,...
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    Poll: Re: In-Depth Unit Analyses

    Yep...equites are a no-brainer out of desperation. There are too few cavalry units available in Italy. Most of the time, you won't have more than one of every other cavalry unit at most, barring some...
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    Re: Historical Who Am I Riddles

    This person is definitely controversial. Hero, victim, traitor...
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    Re: Historical Who Am I Riddles

    Time for first hint: the last two lines refer to the dormant volcano named after this person.
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    Re: The catchphrase game

    I'm getting too old for this :wub:.
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    Re: Ptolemaioi mission to retake Sparta

    The vanilla mission system that generated random missions is disabled, but some factions have specific missions granted by campaign script.
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    Re: Historical Who Am I Riddles

    Don't get too stuck on the last two lines, they were added just in case this turns to be too ambiguous...which it shouldn't. You'll know what it means when you get the right person.
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    Re: Historical Who Am I Riddles

    That's way off.
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    Re: Historical Who Am I Riddles

    Isn't perfect, but should be good enough...

    Brief candle that lit my people's pyre,
    my place I found among steel and fire.
    Some call me traitor, my actions sin
    but enslaved I was by my own kin....
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    Re: Historical Who Am I Riddles

    I'm tired and got stuck trying to make the riddle somewhat rhyme....so I'll post it tomorrow if you don't mind.
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    Sticky: Re: General Commentary & Chat Thread

    You're a time traveling old man too, then? Gothic 2 isn't that old. 19 years since first release in Germany. :D

    The way you describe it reminds me more of Baldur's Gate, but that had isometric-ish...
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    Re: Historical Who Am I Riddles

    Yasuke is first to come in mind. Black slave to a missionary in Japan, ended up stranded there after his master's death and entered service of Oda Nobunaga as a warrior.
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    Re: Historical Who Am I Riddles

    Makes me think that the Alexander is Alexandros more commonly known as Paris of Troy.
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    Re: Historical Who Am I Riddles

    Tribe, beasts...

    Are we talking about someone coming from Eurasian steppe? I wouldn't put much stock in the Alexander hint, they were, in various variants of the name, all over the world,...
  26. Thread: What Is ISLAM?

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    Re: What Is ISLAM?

    For over 90% of muslims it doesn't.
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    What was the composition of your and enemy army? AFAIK the ranges of various units matter a lot for AI to decide whether to engage or wait. It's one of reasons why I always pack some artillery-AI...
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    Poll: Re: In-Depth Unit Analyses

    My guesses:

    1. Thureopherontes Toxotai
    2. Zrehgen Aswar (I'm guessing because they have less terrain penalties for forest and snow than other heavy cavalry units)
    3. Triarii, most likely...
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    Re: Historical Who Am I Riddles

    Since Cookie stole the riddle, it makes sense that he stole the answer too.
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    Re: Elephants merc recruitment

    Also, if you happen to defeat any in battle you get a unit of them as "captured" elephants.

    Which is odd if you, like me, tend to turn them into mega-kebabs using oxybeles.
  31. Sticky: Re: Announcement: Europa Barbarorum II 2.35A R3.5 released!

    I'm handling them like my other favorite ranged tool, oxybeles. Give them a bit room behind my phalanx line and have them shoot diagonally across the melee line into the flanks of the enemy fighting...
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    Re: Remove siege buildings forever in game

    Yes. You can use event counter from campaign script as condition in EDB. For example, this is from EBII:

    recruit_pool "hellenistic infantry hoplitai haploi" 1 0.03 1 0 ...
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    Re: Rad compares units - a thread for balancing.

    Looking at Illyrian Hoplites and Thureophoroi...why are Thureophoroi a bit more expensive, shouldn't it be the other way around? Gear is comparable and the hoplites are equal or a bit better in...
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    Poll: Re: In-Depth Unit Analyses

    I wouldn't do either Katoikoi Thraikes or Pondunes first, simply because it's useless. Those are "if you can get them, use them, no question" kind of units.
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    Re: Rad compares units - a thread for balancing.

    Regional most likely. Usually it's only elites that are faction restricted...and sometimes not even that (looks at Saka cataphracts available from eastern colony).
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    Re: Rad compares units - a thread for balancing.

    ...dude, that is what Dranik Gund is. Available only to Hayastan.
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    Re: Rad compares units - a thread for balancing.

    Makes them kinda useless IMO compared to Raskumezenai, who are ubiquitous in the same area.
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    Re: Rad compares units - a thread for balancing.

    I'm curious, why do Thraikioi Mezenai have such low unit size? Thracians were historically fond of cavalry and even Zibutai, their nobles, have larger unit size.
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    Re: Historical Who Am I Riddles

    Enough. I'm calling this off, because nobody is participating.

    The answer was Manfred von Richthofen, aka The Red Baron.

    Born into Prussian nobility, he enlisted into cavalry in 1911, but as...
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    Re: Rad compares units - a thread for balancing.

    WYSIWYG. Bigger horse covers more distance with each step.
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