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#1 13 years ago

Post Them Here Well This One is Depresing! :whistle Anyway i was in segesta 300 hastati okay and a general *2 stars* Against 400 gaul units warband 1, scermishers 1, gereral *0 stars* Anyway i was taken by suprise my HUGE army of about 3000 hastati was of at carilas taking it down to the ground then off to carthage anyway! So i was suprised and my god i was geting most of my money threw this Settlement so i could not lose it! this was at the start of my campaing *julii* and i was getting $1500 Buks per turn the others were like $300 buks so i dived into battle Knowing i would just block the gate with my hastati BUT 1 Problem I forgot I had no freckin Walls! so i was in trubble! Big plop! So i put all my units in my city squere in a corner so there flanks were defended! i put them to defencive And as the gauls marched on i was getting more worried! By this time my nails Were litlery GONE! *Nibble Nibble* :lol Anyway The Warband of 200 men was now half way down the street And i had faith becouse the other units were stoping ( probeble thinking the warband could take it!?! ) Any way then the other units started moving again! but thay did not follow the warband thay Went down another Street There is a diagram attached.. Anyway so the warband began to charge and plop goes my Guts! I lost about 20 units in the charge so i zomed in with the camera I was WINNING!!! 1 stab to the head then a slash to the shield Blah Blah...But out of the corner of my eye i sore the Calvery Ow **** i yelled out load! Thay charged into my hastati and ding vida done! That was the end of my defencive Tactic My units were EveryWere So I zommed in and notticed my general was surounded! So i ran him out with is one of the most DANGERESS thing you can do becouse he will probeble get stabbed on the way out But He didnot! so i ran him up the street witth about 3 bodygaurds! but the enemy General Was In hot Persute! So anyway My General got stabbed But One Of the body gaurds was still alive so i ran him back down the street and put him in the city squere i was going to withdraw him but the option was not there Dame!! So he was just sitting on his horse about 2 meters from 200 gual units Anyway my hastati was going down Very Quick! so i did a charge (With The Hastati!) I made them advance throw the formation of the warband trying to kill the enemy gereral! But the warband just stabbed my hastati Before you could say Ding Vida Done! Then my last man was left! The lone Bodyguard! But he put up a good fight he stayed alive for about 10 seconds! :crying And Six Monthes Later ( 1 Turn!) i sent in 200! Hastati ( Relefe Force! ) Becouse The Enemy Was Batered Down To About 100 Anyway I won it back!!! :grin Then Some Years Later My HUGE army came back and tock over Medialaniam! That Will teach The Dastards! *tongue*

ATTACHMENT OF THE BATTLE! Green=City Center Blue=My General Red=Roads Black=Buildings battleplan5fx.jpg yellow=Enemy! dark Red!= Enemy General white=Hastati! blue dots=Were the gereral went (my) purple Squere=Were he died!




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#2 13 years ago

Well here's a little story I experienced. I had a little German army, one general and three units of light cavalry. The general had about 8 stars, the best unit in that game. I got attacked by a larger army of heavy infantry near a river. So I start on one side of the river and the computer on another. Of course the PC is waiting for me to cross the river, I deploy my units and use one as bait. The enemy started crossing the bridge and I waited for the right moment to send my general plowing through them so that they fall into the water to the left and right. The enemy units are now in the middle of the bridge and my general is next to the river, somewhat under the bridge. I give the order to charge and expect my elite-general to move up to the bridge and start charing downwards it but instead this idiot runs with a triumphant "chaaarge!!" straight into the river drowning himself and all his body-guard in the process.




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#3 13 years ago

I was defending my castle against julii invasion, the romans out numbered me four to one, my army had recently marched away to take northern cities, so I was left to defend with whatever I could pull from the surrounding towns and castles, my army was composed of manly holites and peasents, the battle starts, rome has about 4 seige towers and one battering ram, the ram gets caught on fire, 3 of the two siege towers make it to my walls, as they loaded their towers through some sort of bug in the castle wall, they fell through the floor of it and crushed themselfs and died, they lost over 2000 troops doing this since the closest exit point on my walls were the gates, after that a simple hoplite wall covering the roads to the square won me the battle, with a little flanking with peasents.




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#4 13 years ago

This one time i was fighting against the greek cities and i discovered that cavalry can be the best weapon against phalanxes... I just made my cavalry run behind phalanx and attack their rears. easy since they turn slow. and after they charge i pulled them out and had them circle again. and repeated




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#5 13 years ago

Yeah, that always works quite nicely. One of the best battles I had (well, coolest at least) was when I was fighting... actually, I cant remember who. It might have been Pontious, but I'm not sure. I was playing as Scipii in my frist imperial campaign. Anyways, they had attacked me while I was on my way to one of their cities. I had my back to the sea, and they had reinforcements. I wasn't outnumbered too bad (maybe like 3 to 2), so I decided to fight. When it loads the battle map, I was just like "you've got to be kidding me" -- my main force ( eight or nine principies) was right in between two heavily forested areas. I just placed four units of my cavalry ( eight total -- both equities and legionary cavalry) in the woods and started the battle. My enemy just marches straight towards me... I mean, it couldn't have been any better. At the right moment, I have my cavalry and my entire main force charge, and I rout the entire army in less than a minute from when the battle began. This left me free to deal with the reinforcements. Quite fun. Oh, I almost forgot. Now this is the best battle I've ever fought. Well, I was playing the campaign for the Scipii faction (same as the one above... my first one) and I had just gotten the little message that says I'm popular enough with the people that I could walk into Rome and become their emperor. My dad had just walked into the room, and asked if he could see a battle, so I thought, what the hell? I'll just attack the senate now. So I send a diplomat over, break my alliance with them get outlawed, and all that stuff. And then, I march on Rome. But it was a tad too far away, so my army stops short. And there was another senate army I didn't see. Great. So i end the turn, and of course, get attacked. By an army my size, plus reinforcements. I'm probably outnumbered 5 to 2 or 3 to 1. I figured I'd fight it anyways, because I had saved the game before I messed with the senate, and my dad wanted to see the battle. It loads the battle map, and I'm pretty short on cavalry (I really like my cavalry), with only my general, a legionary cavalry and some mercinaries. Besides that, I've got about 5 legionary cohorts and an early first legionary cohort. I figure it shouldn't be too bad, as the attacking side is made up of mostly hastati and principies. But then the reinforcements come up behind me. This isn't good (at all), so I send all my cavalry (including my general) and one cohort to try and deal with the triarii and roman cavalry that ar eto my rear. I have the mercinaries do that little circle thing on the spearmen, and charge my legionary cavalry into the enemy's horses, hoping to rout them quickly. But they bring around some more units, and my legionary cavalry routs. I get behind a unit of triarii with my general (the ones my mercinaries were circling), and eaisily rout them. By this time, the mercs are out of arrows, which means they can finally cahrge into the enemy lines. I make a little pincer move with my two remaining cavalry units. And, somehow, rout their general (captain, actually), which makes their army run. Now its off to the main force. Nothing specail here, just lots of infantry fighting. The only reason I think I won is becasue my units were better trained, and my general was intimidating. And a line of 500 men charging at you with javelins and swords can't be too encouraging either. But I won (somehow) and took Rome. I decided to save my game there, and I just completed it (taking 50 provinces) yesterday.




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#6 13 years ago

One of the hardest battles I fought was as German vs. Scipii. I was sending some reinforcements (3 units of chosen archers and about 5 of Gothic Cavalry) to the front and they got attacked by three armies, mostly post-marian infantry. I was outnumbered 5 to 1 and just wanted to deal as much damage as possible. Luckily, the three Roman armies attacked from three differnet sides. So I hid my archers in a forrest and sent my cavalry to intercept the first army. They were routed after a few minutes, but I lost about 25% of my cavalry. I also managed to send the second army running, but after that I had only 10% of my cavalry left. I used them to confuse the line of the last Roman army and bait them towards my hidden archers. Each Roman unit came alone, the next followed about 1 minute later. So it was not so difficult for my archers to deal with them. After the battle I had lost about 450 of my 600 men but slain more than 3000 Romans :)




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#7 13 years ago
'[S.T.A.R.S.Nelson']This one time i was fighting against the greek cities and i discovered that cavalry can be the best weapon against phalanxes... I just made my cavalry run behind phalanx and attack their rears. easy since they turn slow. and after they charge i pulled them out and had them circle again. and repeated

Try that online.




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#8 13 years ago
MihailTry that online.

Can a human player turn their phalanxes any quicker than the computer?




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#9 13 years ago

I used my Bodygards to flank 200 units(a small battle, against barbarians/Gauls) while my 130 infantry units rushed against them. at the time my infantry came up to the enemy(note: it was on a hill) my bodygards came from behind and slaughtered 200 units, i lost one man/cavalry in the whole battle




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#10 13 years ago

Ah Well None Of u have done what i did, just imagine this, 5 ppl versus me, i can only get in the clan if i do really really good!!!!, and we all had the same points as eachother, and i mached up to the edge of the map, made an amazing defensive formation AND F.U.C.KING OWNED THEM ALL!!!!! i attached it