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    Default What do you think about EB1 vis a vis EB2?

    Is there anybody who prefers it over the 2nd or would you rather play the 1st? Which do you recommend?

    Because honestly im debating between the two and i can't choose, got both pages up ready to download. EB2 is more modern and might have more to its campaign, on the other hand ive played a bit of EB2 before and Med 2's engine when it comes to classical warfare is unwieldy. Infantry take forever to throw their javalins and the cavalry is hard to use for example.

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    Default Re: What do you think about EB1 vis a vis EB2?

    There's been discussion on this topic in the EB2 thread, you may search for them.
    Personally, I don't think it makes any point to play EB1 anymore for the stability and AI reasons.
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    Default Re: What do you think about EB1 vis a vis EB2?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jurand of Cracow View Post
    There's been discussion on this topic in the EB2 thread, you may search for them.
    Personally, I don't think it makes any point to play EB1 anymore for the stability and AI reasons.
    I saw mention of a new update on the horizon for 2 while looking for this topic is it true? Depending on the estimation it might make sense to just play 1 for now, presumably won't be save game compatible.

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    Default Re: What do you think about EB1 vis a vis EB2?

    Quote Originally Posted by Martin N View Post
    I saw mention of a new update on the horizon for 2 while looking for this topic is it true? Depending on the estimation it might make sense to just play 1 for now, presumably won't be save game compatible.
    That's a good point. The next version will bring many changes and won't be save game compatible, might be better to wait some time before downloading EBII.

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    Default Re: What do you think about EB1 vis a vis EB2?

    EB 1 is less historical but more fun to play because rome engine, buildings and the fact that ai expands.
    EB 2 is historical as it tries to be but is less fun to play because every campaign is - killing hordes and hordes of rebels the ai cant deal with and then snowballing because AI is still stuck at their starting region at turn 100

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