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V0rtex

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#1 13 years ago

I'm new to the Total War series and I'm having some problems. First of all, is it possible to select two units at the same time but not select the rest. For example, if I wanted to order a cavalry charge and I have two cavalry units, is there a way to select both at the same time rather than selecting them separetly (this causes them to get there at different times)? Better yet, is there a way to combine units? Also, I am having a lot of trouble with unhappy towns. I build sewers, roads, shrines, and markets yet I am still getting constant revolts. How can I prevent these revolts? They only tend to revolt when my military is away, so should I leave a unit or two behind? Finally, how do I appoint a governor when my military is away? Is that even possible? If you can help, I will be very pleased. :bows:




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#2 13 years ago

You can select multiple units by holding control and left clicking. You can even use shift to select serveral units in a row in the bottom of your screen. If you want to deselect your units press enter.

Always leave military in your settlements. The more soldiers in your settlement, the higher the public order, the lower the chance of a revolt. Some settlements can be a real pain and might have to enslave the locals, or even exterminate three quarters of the population there.

You can't appoint governors. Governers are the same as generals, and the only way to aquir them is to wait until one of you factions family members reaches the age of 16. At this time you can also let your female family members marry, which also results in more governors. These will automatically be added to your capital. And having a military without a general is a good posibility. Ofcourse, with generals is always preferrable, as they raise moral.




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#3 13 years ago

Thank you, that helps. Now I have another question. How can I keep my profits up? As soon as I train some soldiers and build a few buildings I get in the negatives and can never seem to recover. Any tips on how to manage my city?




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#4 13 years ago
V0rtexThank you, that helps. Now I have another question. How can I keep my profits up? As soon as I train some soldiers and build a few buildings I get in the negatives and can never seem to recover. Any tips on how to manage my city?

Try raising your taxes. If thats still not working then make sure you have a trader (bazaar, great bazaar,etc.) and roads in all your settlements (they increase income) mines also help to. It could also be because you don't have enough settlements so you'll have to capture some:cya: If all else fails try cheats;)




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#5 13 years ago
V0rtexAlso, I am having a lot of trouble with unhappy towns. I build sewers, roads, shrines, and markets yet I am still getting constant revolts. How can I prevent these revolts? They only tend to revolt when my military is away, so should I leave a unit or two behind?

Sometimes when I capture a new settlement the game sets the tax rate to very high, which doesn't help at all and I have to lower it (this is only if I have a governor in place). Pay attention to the tax rates and try dropping them if you get an unhappy face. Also I noticed when playing the Imperial Campaign my capital was set to very high tax at the start. Pay attention to stuff like this. You should definitely leave some sort of garrison in every settlement. They don't have to be big but the larger they are the more benefit you get from them. With regard to profits, make sure you have even a basic road infrastructure in place and also try taking more settlements. You could also turn on automanage and use a financial build policy in a few settlements.




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#6 13 years ago

On unrest: In colonies w/o a governor, the population can be quite unhappy. Just change the build policy to growth and watch the happiness jump up 50 percent.




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#7 13 years ago
chrisb92Try raising your taxes. If thats still not working then make sure you have a trader (bazaar, great bazaar,etc.) and roads in all your settlements (they increase income) mines also help to. It could also be because you don't have enough settlements so you'll have to capture some:cya: If all else fails try cheats;)

One would certaintly hope that you would build farms and markets before raising taxes. The first thing you build when you occupy a settlement is roads. They allow you to move your troops farther and faster, as well as allow trade over a greater range.

Docks are not just for building biremes, they also house a much larger trade fleet than the normal fishing village. Putting these in will also increase revenue.

ONLY INCREASE TAXES AS A LAST RESORT! The mob will hate you for raising taxes, and when they hate you its hard to make them like you again.




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#8 13 years ago
'[11PzG USMA2010']ONLY INCREASE TAXES AS A LAST RESORT! The mob will hate you for raising taxes, and when they hate you its hard to make them like you again.

Not exactly as long as public order is above 120% and if you have enough soldiers there to stop the revolt




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#9 13 years ago

Well, yeah. But keeping them down as low as possible really helps.




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#10 13 years ago
'[11PzG USMA2010'] ONLY INCREASE TAXES AS A LAST RESORT! The mob will hate you for raising taxes, and when they hate you its hard to make them like you again.

The unrest created by taxraising is constant and disappears as soon as you set the taxes back. You should set taxes as high as possible from the beginning of a campaign. Like this you get more money and less population growth. Remember, population=squalor, you need a high population in only a few cities which produce all the quality units. Later in the game you capture big cities to produce these units at the frontline. The best city in your homeland you can have is a small village which gives you 1000 to 3000 gold every turn and doesn't grow :)




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