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    Re: Best way to fight against phalanx?

    I did a lot of custom battles legion vs phalanx.

    I was using both of KAM's phalanx submods.

    I found them very hard to kill with fix and flank tactics.

    What worked for me was turning on...
  2. Re: Why player offered gifts in increments of 1/10? Why cannot the player set the amount?

    Understood.

    I never played vanilla Rome 2. So, sometimes, I don't know what it actually part of DEI. (It looked at unmodded Rome 2 yesterday, and I am definitely NOT going to play it.)

    The...
  3. Why player offered gifts in increments of 1/10? Why cannot the player set the amount?

    Thanks.
  4. Re: DEI soldier hold shields up ever if there is no enemy nearby ?

    It is not very clear what you mean:

    Do you mean that they hold them in front to parry blows when marching forward? (I think I may have see that.)

    Do you mean that they hold them over their...
  5. Why are garrison units so often crap in most implementations?

    I am asking, because as I understand Roman history in the professional army, you served like 20 years. Rome seemed to be at war for much of its history. So, doing effectively 10 modern tours and...
  6. Re: Units stats explanation, especially shield armour and blocking information

    KAM,

    Combat in DEI looks good. I am using slower combat submod.

    How did you get combat to slow without looking really stupid at ground level?

    What I mean is: I used to play RTW1/RS3. It...
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    Why switch to an Empire (Rome)?

    So, I was 70-75% on my way to victory. So after boosting my factions influence to 65%. I declared Rome an Empire, and I guess I am now a god-like leader, but I was pretty god-like in the Republic;...
  8. Re: Jackie Fish YouTube MP Battle Videos?

    Yes. I am retired manager/software engineer (CTO actually).

    Most of what I code for games, you can consider utilities, and most are co-resident. This means that they do not alter or patch the...
  9. Re: Jackie Fish YouTube MP Battle Videos?

    I am assuming that is a real question. Here it the script that runs Rome 2/DEI. It does many things, beyond launching the game:

    * Gets rid of splash screens

    * Calls other background scripts...
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    DEI or Rome2 tips file?

    You know those long waits that you can grow a beard waiting for a save game to load?

    There is usually a historic quote (short).

    and

    A DEI tip on mechanics (long).

    Is there a text file...
  11. Re: Jackie Fish YouTube MP Battle Videos?

    Thanks. I will take a look.

    There is a simple way to make this resistant to mod releases. I often run my games via a continuous resident back ground script to do many things. Examples:

    *...
  12. Re: Jackie Fish YouTube MP Battle Videos?

    Is it a straight text file and just one figure to boost max altitude?

    Thanks.
  13. Re: [Video] Total War trivia with Dresden and KAM!

    I watched more than half, but got to get to sleep.

    You two actually looked pretty normal (not even geekish) compared to some YouTubers who might be wearing mail shirts, or have a scutum propped...
  14. Re: Enemy Cavalry unit can break my phalanx formation.

    I am playing with medium units and the default 5 rank minimum; also using KAMs 2 submods (since yesterday).

    Formations in TW games just seem kind of porous. But at 5 ranks deep they won't simply...
  15. Jackie Fish YouTube MP Battle Videos?

    He gets these beautiful shots of the battlefield from very high altitude. How does he do it?

    I cannot raise the camera that high with standard DEI.

    Also, I looked for mods to do this, but they...
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    Re: Countering Elephants as Rome

    Elephants are often the first to hit your line.

    I have had tremendous success with hold fire and then, manually targeting elephants. A Roman stack facing a single unit can often break it before...
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    Re: Is pike phalanx not worthy anymore?

    I have played Rome vs Macedonia mainly to go legion vs phalanx. I have done it with and without KAM's submods.

    Also, I have played similar battles in FOG2.

    At, least in DEI and FOG2, you don't...
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    Re: Is pike phalanx not worthy anymore?

    Kam,

    I tried using both your mods together in custom battle.

    Now, I played Romans v Macedonia (Antigonids) with and without. Playing both sides on as flat as flat terrain I could get.

    About...
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    Re: Is pike phalanx not worthy anymore?

    KAM 2150,

    Your two submods on Steam:

    DeI - Alternative Pike Phalanx

    &

    DeI - Alternative Hoplite Phalanx/Shieldwall
  20. Re: Any recommended DEI 2 videos of player v AI battles?

    Thank you for you thoughts.

    No, I have been playing on medium. The battle field and especial structures feel very crowded on ultra; and there is also the issue of performance.

    If you take 40...
  21. Re: Any recommended DEI 2 videos of player v AI battles?

    Recording is not a problem as I have NVida shadow player and an SSD. So, I get lag free recordings. Although I do need very intensive video compression.

    But the real problem is no YouTube...
  22. Any recommended DEI 2 videos of player v AI battles?

    I am very impressed with DEI's campaign features and graphics.

    I am playing my first Rome campaign and probably have already won. But I am finding combat monotonous and tedious. I mainly win. I...
  23. In DEI battle 20-40 v 20-40 do attempt to manage each individual unit?

    I recently noticed comments here that group orders are mainly for pre-battle maneuver, but battle involves the management of single units.

    (1) Do you give orders to more than a single unit...
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    Re: Is pike phalanx not worthy anymore?

    KAM 2150,

    I don't know if you every played FOG2 from Slitherine. Although TBS, it does a nice job of ancient battle mechanics. I think one of my biggest TW issues is units have no real...
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    Re: Divide et Impera 1.2.6a Released!

    It seems like the the auto-resolve algorithm burns through cavalry much faster than other unit types? Is that my imagination or is it supposed to do that?

    Thanks.
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    Re: Divide et Impera 1.2.6a Released!

    I play my games with medium, but didn't get the submod as I read Kam said that don't get fair line frontage as the AI will not be able to do that.

    I like medium for my TW games and never liked...
  27. How does one reduce banditry (1.2.6 - Grand Campaign - Rome)?

    How does one reduce banditry (1.2.6 - Grand Campaign - Rome)?

    Thanks.
  28. Re: [PREVIEW] 1.2.6a New UI Features & Campaign Economic Changes

    I am well into my first 1.26 game (Grand Campaign, Rome, Cornelia).

    Will this be save game compatible?

    Thanks.
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    Re: Divide et Impera 1.2.6 Released!

    So, if I bring Scipio Africanus on as a General of an Army is he going to get better stats or chances for upgrades because of his historic legacy or his name only there from historic flavor?
    ...
  30. Re: Please help me how to control roman units in combat.

    I am just browsing old threads. Now, playing 1.26 on the Romans.

    The ability to hold fire for both hasteti/principes and velites are supper useful. Nothing turns back and elephant charge that...
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    Dear DEI Team - THANK YOU

    I played Rome1 both stock, DarthMod, RS3, a little EB, and more.

    I didn't really play Rome 2 stock. But DEI is absolutely beautiful. My PC OC'd top of the line 2015 and it plays real smooth...
  32. Re: Does anyone have a Roman Grand Campaign save, at Marian or Imperial reform level, 1.26 compatible?

    I may have almost what you want.

    If you are interested PM me an email, and I will send it along with what DEI sub-mods I am using; which may or may not be relevant.

    PS: It is not an expert...
  33. Sticky: Re: [Feedback] Questions, Critiques and Requests for 1.2

    Dresden has suggested that I post my noob questions here. Fair enough.

    FIRST, DRESDEN AND TEAM, THANK YOU!!!

    I spent about 3 days getting up to speed on DEI. I am very excited about playing....
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    Family sub mod?

    I notice that Jackie Fish:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDZBhKv2SGA

    does his beginners guide for the Grand Campaign Rome without the family sub-mod and just plays as Equites.

    However, I...
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    Place Holder?

    I notice that same faction in some campaigns say "place holder" does that mean that they are not ready for the community DEI 1.2.6?

    Thanks.
  36. Understanding buildings and population?

    When I like into the building browser, I see two apparently different factors mentioned:

    * Percentage and citizen class.

    * Integral growth per turn.

    How are these two things different? What...
  37. Re: Is it possible to cancel and expand city request?

    Thank you for the detailed explanation.

    Of have quicksave/checkpoint utility which I wrote myself. (meaning a background script finds a renames the file with a date-time stamp) So, I guess that...
  38. Is it possible to cancel and expand city request?

    As far as I can tell, you can cancel buildings, but not the expansion itself.

    Thanks.
  39. Re: Returning to Rome2 & have battle UI questions?

    They were not retreating, since they were the attacker and the enemy wasn't charging them. So that, I got sorted. I have been some custom missions just to practice so that I can on campaign.
  40. Does anyone actually use 1 of the 12 built-in formations to set up for battles?

    Does anyone actually use 1 of the 12 built-in formations to set up for battles?

    or

    Does everyone set up by hand?

    (just curious and your reasons please)

    Thank you!
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