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Vampire Counts when???
>stand and shooty total war
You seem pretty tired, better get some rest before this drops.
Our King and his son attack the Caledonian capital of Eildon.
Our king leads a detachment to draw the enemy outside the rear of the settlement, while our raiders scour the heart of the town to remove all towers, clearing the way for the 16-year old Moritex to move his men in and take the hill fort. With arrows and javelins raining down on them from above, the Caledonians on the field outside rout, and the Hibernian scourge captures its first settlement on Britannia proper.
I only took the one pic, but it was a really pretty battle in the rain.
The Caledonians are left with only a wayward army, and their king doesn't even try to regain his fallen capital, instead resorting to raiding what had just recently been his own lands.
Moritex defeats the Caledonian king in a battle, and only a few of his men escape. We come upon them at their final reckoning.
Why aren't the etruscans killing any of my men?
Our prince decides to give them an honorable death, and a melee between the generals and their bodyguards ensues.
Let it be known that King Prito of the Caledonians died with honor.
>This is not fantasy /twg/
I hope you meant 'This is now fantasy /twg/'
Can't wait for Warriors of Chaos, is there anything more fun than raping and pillaging through the Empire?
Holy fuck /his/ exists now? I hope it doesn't turn out shit even though it obviously will.
>you disagree with how I think history happened then you are from Reddit or /pol/
There, saved you the time you would have wasted going to that board. Think /gsg/ but on a broader scale.
I actually don't even care, as long as all the history autists stay out of /twg/
More Napoleon/Shogun2/Attila campaigns and Warhammer discussion and this general will be pure perfection!
>muh long 'spears'
>muh long 'swords'
Nobunaga should've been Shogun, so I'm kinda set already
Although I love Takeda as an enemy, I hate playing them.
I'm not a fan of cavalry or hammer and anvil...
shogun pig-dogs go homu
also please remind me how to hide the UI in s2
goddamn i have such an urge to play napoleon again after watching all these hornblower and sharpe films even though i didn't really enjoy it that much the first time.
>you will never be an officer and a gentleman
The garrison of Roman Segontium marches out to meet us in the field. Who would have thought that Romans had honor?
fuck I love snow battles, I didn't know they could be half-snowy like this one is, it looks so gooooooooood
Oh, the thread is only 5 hours old...
Then let's get some life in here, rollan!
right now I was in the very beginning so I havetn declared independence yet, but every previous tsu campaign I always went independent desu
I dont think I feel like continuing though, I played it too much as tsu and none of the other factions is interesting or challenging enough
>hammer and anvil
S2 is basically siege: total war anyway
You get to have a bit of fun in honshu as takeda though ill admit
>play takeda vs uesugi
>i have 4 provinces they have 6 and date alliance and outnumber me hugely
>i take shingen and a bunch of cavalry and bypass uesugis line on a 3 year chevauche through their land taking all their undefended castles
>eventually they sue for peace afer i take 4 provinces from them
Nothing, it's a great sleep aid..... ZZZZzzzZZzzzz.....
hammer and anvil is still my go to tactic in shogun 2, it just if i'm not playing the takeda ill tend to use heavy shock infantry
plus a couple of units of light cav are amazing
Oda have on of the easiest starts in my opinion. their ashigaru are so cost effective that they are one of the few factions were i feel i can afford all the troops i need right from the beginning
None of the other factions are interesting? The Satsuma have Saigo Takamori, the famous last samurai, as a general, and turn 1 you can adopt him, make him heir, and suicide your Daimyo. That isn't interesting?
yeah, i think its mainly for beginners. I find the Date to actually be the hardest faction other than the Ikko Ikki, because it takes so long to build any momentum thanks to northern honshu's huge provinces, that by the time I reach Kanto the Hojo/Takeda are huge and I've still only got one stack. And they're listed as easy or normal
Date do get that easy trade point monopoly, though. You are right, their campaign is fairly difficult, and it is a slow start.
Anyway, Aelia and Aila make for an amazing defensive position against the Sassanids. Both stacks are in range to defend the other, wipe the stack, then force march back to the city. The Sassanids and some vassals have finally shown up, and in two turns three stacks have been wiped out and another defeated.
It doesn't really matter as long as you're fighting for the Emperor!
This emperor shit eventually led to this so fuck you for supporting it
Jozai? I Created the Satsuma Republic, led by none other than Saiga Takamori!
Also, I decided to make you guys a lovely Persian carpet before I went to sleep. I'll show you again when its done.
O&G, VC and maybe beastmen are going to have to be really aggressive otherwise Empire campaign will suck. In the Med2 mod you just get landlocked with neighbouring provinces and can't expand at all.
>Late game dominance
Nigga what? Oda have CHEAP ashigaru meaning early game dominance then late game dominance with matchlocks. its literally childs play compared to Tokugawa.
Just received this book. Ask me anything
> Tomb Kings still not announced
I've been using this
It's a little too settle happy sometimes though, razed provinces sometimes only stay desolate for a couple of turns. Still better than the burned wasteland that vanilla turns into.
>Not burning the world to the ground
Roll for TOTAL WAR™
1 - Rome
2 - Medieval 2
3 - Empire
4 - Napoleon
5 - Shogun 2
6 - Rome 2
7 - Medieval
8 - Shogun
9 - Download and install Attila
0 - play parakeks games instead
>after a long slog down the Euphrates and Tigris, finally drive Sassanids from Mesopotamia and divide them from the Lakhmids
>my clients are finally actually attacking the latter
>going to raze everything east of the Zagros and then move my forces west to recapture Best Roman lands
Should be fun, Attila isn't of age yet though so more suffering may be on the way
>the Chaos Warriors trailer on Total War's Youtube channel has 35,000 dislikes to just 2000 likes
>there's even a petition with nearly 5000 signatures as well
Has Sega gone too far this time?
People wanted Bretonnia instead of Chaos.
They have a single FreeLC race planned for this game, which will almost certainly be Bretonnia.
They're not popular to be worth charging for, and they require far less effort than the other races to create.
>Don't discuss Total War in the Total War General
this is your future, just accept it :^)
>yfw history fags btfo when their 'perfect' game Shittila dies in a ditch of their own dlc pandering making.
It's looks like WoW battleground, it's not TW.
Nah our future is free mods, it will be hard to you for understanding how people can turn Attila in Medieval 3, since your game cannot into interesting modding and actually not even the game, just bunch of DLC.
>nearly 5000 signatures
>implying it accomplishes anything other than showing the whole world how entitled and autistic the TW community is
I just tried to find funny calls for your dead game.
>Don't be salty brah, in the long run if Warhammer kektasy is good it means you will get more Total war games.
None need conveyer like CoD with primitive gameplay.
>Fantasy will dominate
That's why fantasy developed by side-team.
Кaк жe я чёткo cдeтeктил пидapaшкy пo eгo мeмocaм и лoмaннoмy aнглийcкoмy.
У мeня-тo игpa бyдeт, a вoт ты бeз cвoeгo иcтopичнoгo гoвнa бyдeшь eщe нecкoлькo лeт хyй cocaть. A пoтoм пoлyчишь игpy c тaкoй жe кyчeй длц.
Depends how well it is received, pal.
The history team having been occupied with Attila for the past two years and no doubt a new series will take up to 4 years, we're one year into its development at best.
CELTIC FUCKING COCKSUCKERS
Honestly this is fucking bullshit.
What should my army comp be to counter armies of ten or more spear warriors and supporting Celtic Warriors and Oathsworn generals?
I've tried swordsmen-based armies but Etruscan swordsmen aren't that good and axemen get shredded after too long in melee.
Cavalry would be my choice but they have such an abundance of spears.
Caм-тo ктo пo мacти бyдeшь?
>У мeня-тo игpa бyдeт,
>4 игpaбeльных фpaкции
>никaкoгo гeймплeя нa глoбaльнoй кapтe, кpoмe пepeмeщeния ypoвня 6-ых гepoeв
>eщe нecкoлькo лeт хyй cocaть.
Hy тeбя мoжнo пoнять, вaм-тo мoды нopмaльныe и нe cвeтят.
Obviously. But if it's booty-blasted enough people to get that many signatures then Christ alive the 'real' number of people completely put off by it must be absolutely astronomical.
Too bad Sega will just bury its head in the sand and continue along their merry self-destructive way just like very other Japanese vidya company ever.
Those ain't tribesmen, they're mid-tier spears with fucking silver shields.
Granted, I probably haven't been abusing hoplites like I should be. Maybe nabbing some Illyrian noble hoplites from my Illyrian client state will be good too.
Empire was excuseable. It wasn't as bad as Rome 2 (which i actually think is fixed now) and it was their first game on a new engine. I don't get the hate for Empire, it's pretty good fun.
>the 'real' number of people completely put off by it must be absolutely astronomical
>being this dilusional
Sorry to burst your bubble, pal, but the majority of people will just buy the game/preorder and wont give a fuck about your e-crusade.
Lots of shitposter from second world countries. /gsg/ is/was plagued by it.
But if it's booty-blasted enough people to get that many signatures then Christ alive the 'real' number of people completely put off by it must be absolutely astronomical.
It could be just as likely that they don't care at all.
Legionaries here I come.
Is there any point to using hoplites after I get them?
I was planning on using the Etruscan spearmen as my "auxillaries" since they are faster, or are hoplites just plain better?
Rome II's preorder numbers were 6 times that of Shogun II. Empire has enjoyed a good position as the first truly "AAA" total war, it got to a lot of people before the thrill wore off.
It wasn't really exucseable. It was worse than rome 2(and still is) and they haven't really tried to fix it at all. They fixed some crashes like the fort crash and start-up crash that affected almost everybody.
They also gave out a patch that was supposed to make the AI move in formation but it did fuck all. The game was a fucking disaster and I am still bitter about it. I really want them to try again though.
You don't notice really slow unit respons time(they sometimes don't respond at all) and its uniquely retarded total war ai(both battle and diplomacy)? The worst things about it is gone now though. It's pretty obvious you didn't play it at release.
It was a defensive measure since those two towns used to be my border. Also, never got a response from the creator of the mod but I asked what would happen if I went ahead and built the regular "red" military buildings.
The red buildings are the original Italian military buildings the default Etruscan league would have. They have much less units, you shouldn't build them, the only reason they exist is because removing them removes them for Rome as well, so Rome can't recruit except from Roma as it starts with one.
Then how do you suggest they fix them?
If they make all non-passive abilities 100%chance with a flat value - it might work for stuff like -moral or -movement, but how will agents interact with eachother with a system like that? If the never fail - how will they die or get wounded?
>celts invade without cavalry
>hardly any skirmishers
don't overthink this one, fill a stack with heavy swords like legionaries or kings guard and run them the fuck over. bring 3 cav if you want it done faster, and only charge sword units to speed up the spear units breaking.
Because CA only just expanded enough to split fantasy from the historical team, which has less staff now and has been working on Attila. They will have barely touched a new title so get used to waiting.
The red building give you access to a roman horse unit, italian swordsmen and some legionary units down the line. Etruscan military would have dropped hoplites for swordsmen in time just as Rome did.
>they literally walked into this
Honestly dont know why they arent killing more of my men. My hastati arent too better than their infantry
>my saxon lads have their city built up fully, but didn't fucking build a fur trapper
>fucking why you cunt, all that dosh, all that food
>really need furs so I can start building freedman communes
>have absolutely no desire to expand any more east due to the good buffer against the huns my barbarian lads provide
>nearest fur resources is those ruins down by those 2 hunnic hordes, putting me at the forefront of that shit fest
Why you doing this to me m8's. Just build a fucking hunting lodge, I beg you.
>Finally defeat Franks last army
>Nice let's just capture thier settlement
>WRE out of fucking nowhere
>Reks my army to conquer Franks with
Why does the AI have such a fucking hate boner for me?
In the tv series Rome, Marcus Junius consistently refers to other patricians as lesser than him based on family name.
He even implies Gnaeus Pompeii is a pleb and Cicero speaks of his name in reverence.
According to wikipedia, the junii aren't considered gentes maiories. Scipio on the other hand is a part of the gentes maiories according to wikipedia. But no one refers to his name with such respect as Brutus.
Any history fan that can explain why this is?
Units very often don't respond, fort battles often have random unplayable lag, artillery often gets stuck when trying to deploy, artillery crews often do nothing when they get back to their guns after being driven off them, broken BAI, broken reinforcement direction and it goes on.
Nothing fucking rustles me more than the shitty siege battle AI causing massive lag. The other shit can be worked around usually and aren't that big of a problem.
But fucking jesus christ siege battles are almost literally unplayable. You aren't allowed to actually use cannons because if you break a wall, the AI goes ape shit getting stuck in the breach and switching orders at light speed.
Pretty fucking big bug for them not fix for all these years.
We've taken most of Britain, by now. All that remains are Londinium and the town in East Anglia, the latter of which is owned by exiled Picts, who are besieging Roman London.
We have taken the town in Devon, and the Britannian rebels who were its former owners are trying to retake it. We expect a bloody battle for the city.
The game done fucked up.
I killed most of the Britannian army when they tried to retake their town, and then chased down the remnants of their army, which of course tripled its size via mercs.
After beating them again, and waiting a turn, they turned into a generic rebel stack... but Britannia remains as a faction. Down here.
>/his/ looks like /twg/ + /gsg/ without the shitposting
>They already have a roman general
How did you get into total war /twg/?
> it's around 2013ish
> around this time I'm new to steam, knew what it was but otherwise dident care
> clocked about 100 hours Into tf2 and around 500 hours into Eve online (fuck you, my shitty job barley made enough money to keep me working)
> have an RTS I love, empire at war, been playing it since it came out, but the vanilla game is a horrible and the mods are getting boring
> be browsing steam store and see a game called rome 2 on sale, looks awesome
> still ,was low on money,
> yo ho, yo ho a pirates life for me
> pirated patch 7 version and played that till EE came out and then I discovered G2
> now I have EE and it's a massive improvement
> over time been buying the other total wars, played them.all except m1 and s1,
> don't like attila or S2, but love everything else
> now have a frankly embarrassing amount if time clocked into m2 and R2
Wow what a funny post. You are pretending to be CA or something. Nice.
Dad bought Shogun 1 when I was still in middle school.
I used to watch him play every night after I did my homework.
Then he got busy and I play on my own and every few years or so he'd ask me how the series was faring.
I miss our times together.
>creating actual spacing between units in my front line so I can run shit through the gaps to flank, or flank enemies that run through the gap, instead of creating a fucking solid line
Why did this take me so long to figure out
Am I retarded?
My dad had a medieval 1 demo cd or something when I was little so I played that small demo a lot. Then way later, a friend of mine downloaded rome total war and we both got hooked.
Nah, you just had the revelation others have had. Kinda like the whole deal with the ancient world realizing at around the same time that thureos-equipped troops with javelins are a pretty good idea.
>tfw you start using ambush stance
Why did it take me so long to do this.
Jesus fucking christ this is going to be brutal.
The /vg/ League is upon us once again. Last outing we failed to improve, falling to /dng/ and finishing a lowly 8th, despite our mighty third place the cup before.
Pic related is our roster. We shall run a poll soon, but for now I want to collect ideas for new players and which players should be removed.
If you didn't know, the /vg/ League is an intra-board tournament between /vg/ generals. Each general puts forward a team and these teams play one another in AI vs AI Pro Evolution Soccer. We have played in every iteration of this tournament, advancing past the knockout rounds three times out of four and reaching the semi-finals once; where we lost to the eventual winners.
We have also played /gsg/ twice and unfortunately lost twice.
420 Raze It
A milestone in Etruscan history. The first Legionary barracks is completed in Arminium, and the newly formed Kings Guard is deployed in Pannonia. Further good news, the Illyrian and Pannonian Celts have been exterminated. Only good will come of these accomplishments.
Theodosius three times
Stirland should be in, to be honest.
Fucking ambushes man.
The other new players was Wardog Kekapult.
Just keep in mind to specify what players you'd like to remove, otherwise the number of players added/removed and who they are will be up to the management's discretion.
When the poll is ran (probably on Strawpoll or Googledocs) the players with the most votes will be the medals and we'll add the 19 other most popular suggestions
Strawpoll is quicker but Googledocs allows for more options and allows us to specify stuff like medals and who should definitely go.
>ybor wrath of godan general
>godans inspirer ancillery
>godansmen with like 80 attack and 60 damage
>some units often getting 300+ kills, ending the battle with like maybe 10 men lost
>at worst, they berserk themselves into an utter shitfest, lose half the unit and still fight to the end of the battle
langobards best faction
>dat glorious feel
No longer will I need for good quality offensive infantry
Now that the Pannonian Celts have been dealt with, the Spartans and Macedonians are next.
Etruscan mod, like >>121090343 said, plus a few others.
And for the "navy"
Guys I cannot overstate how glorious this feels.
I'm going to be real disappointed if they don't deliver in battle.
On that note, does anyone know exactly what the difficulties do in the game? Like what bonuses does the AI get on hard compared to normal.
It could really be debatable, but stealing from a thief should deny the original thief from complaining about thieves.
I'm at war with them right now but two under strength legions seem to be holding them back from committing any real invasion.
That and my twenty good (wo)men
>romans attack a city I capture after I end the turn with my army and fleet both garrisoned in the city itself
>they attack from the water
>control large army
>my ground army comes as 'reinforcements' from outside the map boundaries rather than spawning inside the city
>can only place my boats
Why the fuck. How am I supposed to know this is how it works beforehand, and why would anyone think this makes any fucking sense
You didn't actually have your army garrisoned anon or they'd have started in the city. Make sure they're actually in the city next time and not just outside it, you only have yourself to blame.
yeah yeah rollover battle but I can't wait anymore. Also this army's been pissing me off.
Ah ok, it does seem like the game gives bonuses to the player on normal or
maybe that's just my understanding of strategy
The player never actually get bonuses, the AI just gets penalties and on normal neither happens, but the AI is completely completely retarded and 90% of the time just zerg rushes your front line.
A shot of the new legionaries for those curious.
Shame there's not much helmet variation.
Shit, I've been playing on Hard because I thought *that* was the one that gave no bonuses. Oh well!
Remove idle traits
A mod that removes agents for the AI and self-control not to use them yourself
A mod that removes the Civil War from the Octavian campaign because having a civil war for effectively becoming an emperor while there are already civil wars occurring is stupid as shit
And the Attila mod
And here are the Kings Guard
Hard is the most fair difficulty anyway imo, the bonuses the AI gets are enough to compensate for some of its retardation without being complete horseshit like the VH bonuses.
A nice shot of the Legionary Cav
can't wait for bannerlord
just that preview of the sturgia theme is gr8
Well considering I am currently checking my autosave, I can safely tell you that you are wrong and both my armies are definitely 'garrisoned' yet my fucking main army is spawning out of bounds and coming as reinforcements which makes it impossible
Do I really need to load it again after alt+F4ing to take a screenshot of my unit garrisoned. I just want to fight this fucking battle with my forces INSIDE the city but no matter what I do it's not fucking happening adsfnsjdfnsjdfnajnf fuck you CA why is this happening
I've got it, just didn't "trigger" I guess for that shot. Also I had paused it and was scouring the battlefield for screenshots so it might not have loaded.
>tfw shields ain't actually for pussies
Well by removing my 'fleet' from the docks, the romans attacked just them and I had to retreat so I can't possible use my fleet and my army in the same battle because I have fucking SEVEN MEN in my garrison fleet fucking up everything apparently
So the new DEI release overhauled battles and made them closer to sanic speed? What the fuck?
It begins. Greece and all of the Balkans will be under the League's banners in due time.
My vast incompetence has left this army without much anti-cavalry support, but that shouldn't be a problem since we're facing SPARTANS
It feels really good playing Celts, the outfits on their low-level infantry are really cozy, and I have late-medieval Galloglass-type units to look forward to later.
You just need to mod out the women, they ruin the feel of it all. Instead of a proper Celtic warband it looks like some stupid fantasy shit.
I have never interacted with these people diplomatically before then suddenly this. Sure thing I guess.
I can't help it any more.
Why aren't you playing Attila? It's the superior game. It has superior mechanics. It has a superior setting.
So... why aren't you playing Attila?
Not him but I can't play Attila for more than an hour at a time because I can't bring myself to play anyone other than the WRE and I make a turn every time I play it and then get scared and save the game. I'm finally at AD 398 after a good five-ten hours of playing.
>I can't help it any more.
>Why aren't you playing Attila? It's the superior game. It has superior mechanics. It has a superior setting.
>So... why aren't you playing Attila?
attila is fun until the main character of said game comes in and starts shitting up the place.
I enjoy barbar vs roman or barbar vs barbar but god damn fighting hunnic armies is just the antithesis of fun. Any game where you have to fight the huns just makes me want to gouge my fucking eyes out.
I can only imagine that absolute rage everyone who had to deal with that cunt at the time had to put up with. You just can't pin the fucker down and get a battle on even somewhat even terms.
I haven't played much Attila but I'm already getting fucking annoyed after finally getting dragged into war against the huns by my allies. Fucking Large Onagers when the romans themselves don't even have any, and they don't even attack in sieges or take attrition damage apparently
The Attila time period is a highly formative moment in Western civilization. The groundwork of the Medieval-Modern period is laid with the fall of Rome and rise of her successor states, and one has the possibility to shape this as one wills, or even save the Empire.
Instead of picking one of dozens of irrelevant factions, you are either saving the great Empire of antiquity, or renewing a degenerated Europe. It is far removed from our time, yet infinitely closer to the modern day than the murky mess of the truly ancient Mediterranean.
Turtle up in Italy. also, gitgud
Rest, my son, you have done well.
Good campaigns for Attila:
Standard migrating barbar.
Empire of Sands. I recommend Tanukhids as a second horde game.
Saving the WRE. For hard mode, declare war on everyone.
Northern barbar raider, uniting Britain and/or Scandza, and then raid the shit out of the southerners.
Being a good foederatus, and blobbing to shit as a horde while defending the WRE from her mistakes. Settle down after out-Hunning Attila, after WRE has fully built up her entire empire.
5 campaigns is far more than enough for a TW game, given how long each campaign can be.
no fuck you, no git gud about it. Having long ass archer duels, while constantly shifting around spearmen for cavalry running in circles around you, and/or chasing horse archers literally to the edge of the map with cavalry, simply isn't fun gameplay, whether you do it as efficiently as possible or not.
And then you gotta kill that nigger atilla like 5 fucking times (apparently, because I've killed him 3 times in battle now and haven't seen the "his next battle could be his last" message) for the stacks to fuck off.
It's like playing civ with raging barbarians on. Just fucking "no".
Hey guys can I get some /twg specific images? I would love some antiochus pics. Especially the newspaper one. Also any scipio africanus or any pics really /twg related. I don't have much shogun memes. I will share mine accordingly
you could try the rome general on /his/
I thoguht generals were discouraged?
But without generals, who will make ahl uf Rome umayzed aht such a victry
Conquer them from the West, not the east.
East to west you have to deal with all their proxies, but on the west they have none. Make sure whoever owns north africa is allied with you so you dont have anyone coming up your ass.
Be prepared for shittons of camels and ranged units.
>but on the west they have none.
What about Armenia and the Lakhmids? Also, wouldn't it be better to just join wars against their puppet states to kill them first before finally moving on to the big bad bastards themselves?
>What about Armenia and the Lakhmids
You can wipe them both out in a handful of turns when you first declare war.
>Also, wouldn't it be better to just join wars against their puppet states to kill them first before finally moving on to the big bad bastards themselves?
You would think so but it isnt
Trust me, iv conquered the sassniggers many times
just because Africa is way more fun than Europeand going straight for the balls and taking out the sassanids is much easier. The proxy states dont seem to bother to come to the sassanids aid until you've actually gotten close to their own territories. Also many of the proxies will just break the moment you wipe out the sassanids. Plus the sassanid cities are worth a fortune when sacking unlike the proxies, so you can really steamroll through them.
If you do it the other way around you have to sludge through all their proxies first, while dealing with endless sassanid attacks.
Well alright, bring it baby
This guy is correct. Also playing in the ME a lot, I find it is best to take Mesopotamia, and the rest of the Persian Coast if you are in a good position, and just raze everything else. Persia has an abundance of mercs available so it is really easy to runaway with the sacking and razing turn after turn if you have the money to supply a campaign.
North Africa, through the Nile. Love the Nile just because of that fertility.
Once you mop up (or the AI mops up) the ERE in Egypt all you have to deal with is sassanids and their allies to the east. Whoever takes the most land to your west you should ally with. Chances are it will be a barb faction who migrates down near you since the AI seems to love doing that for some reason.
Once had the Greuthungians migrate down to north Africa after I took the Nile, they conquered the entire thing all the way from the Nile to Spain. Made them my military allies and I never had to deal with anything from the West ever, even by sea.
We're already at war with the Jutes and the Angles, now we just need the Saxons.
I will get a great pleasure from making all the various brands of Sassenach scum my bitches.
The battle for Britannia comes to a close. The Picts, holding Camulodunum and Londinium, are all that stand between us, and a united, Gaelic Britain.
Fág a' Bealach!
Fucking dammit Lanios.
can't wale on the gael
oh man this thread is hella dead
time to post great turks I guess
why did that meme die, anyways
Good, I was thinking about playing R2, but I just can't stop with this Alamans campaign.
London burns, and at last, all of Britannia lies under Celtic, Gaelic rule.
But my friend, Ataturk was a greek :^)
bitch I will fucking fight you
LETS GFO RIFHT NOW
>send cavalry to run down some fleeing enemy units
>go look for others
>see unit card flashing and disappearing
>see they ran into these things
They have been dicking around in the steppe for most of the game. They only recently started making incursions into my German NATO, now that Attila is leading them. They made it to Armenia and I was praying they would dig into the Sassanids, but they turned around.
They were down to one province north of Cyprus for a while, I have no idea how they ended up there. They were down to like 50th place, but they got a horde of dosh somewhere, because their 10% income thing is carrying 3-4 stacks and they are back to 5th.
Brotenians are helping us pacify the Macedonian aggressors. Peace can be brought to the Greek states only under Roman administration desu. We DEFINITELY don't plan on enslaving anyone, so they should let us annex them without a fight.
I dunno france seems like a nice plac e to live
and I don't want to die for france
besides, what the fuck else am I going to do with my life
I sure as hell can't work an office job
call of duty is for casuals desu
>tfw Warhammer isn't out until the end of April at best
>can't play any TW games because RTW2 is shit and the others are played out
I just noticed in my campaign the Visigoths somehow grabbed Roma, in addition to Constantinopolis. Also, the WRE is FINALLY losing ground in 424. Until the past 5 or so years they had a firm hold on Gaul and NW Italy, in addition to their current holdings in Hispania and North Africa.
Play Shogun 2
or something else, I don't care
Christ I've lost so many cav units to those, but then again so has the ai.
I miss my glitched army setups with duped veterans. I also seemed to be the only person who used elite armies and a combat general. It was so much fun routing lvl 1-3 people with all ashigaru with my general and two great guards, which was all I could afford. Also, confusing the shit out of people when my general could charge right through spear walls was the best.
I'm afraid there isn't a way of removing a single LOD without doing that.
I haven't assigned them their shields yet but these fellows are the Jund (arabic term used in a general sense for soldiery, meaning 'army' or regiment or whatever). Are analogous to your ambacti or pseudocomitatenses as lower middle grade guys. With some equipment changing the 'universal' arab units are done (the ones all three share) so I'll be starting on faction specific ones shortly.
Might leave Lakhmid specific units for the next release since I'll be working on the Sassanids next and the Lakhmids might end up being Arabo-Sassanian.
These fucking berbers man, messing with my conquest of Spain.
I'm starting to regret reviving their faction.
Glad to hear you like them. The Celts will be in the last wave with the Nordics, my plan is: Desert Kingdoms & Berbers this release, Sassanids (and maybe Lakhmids instead of this release) next release, then Celts & Nordics and then miscellaneous stuff like AOR units.
With the celts off the top of my head their roster changes will prob be:
Picts: Best Celtic cavalry, some pseudo-pikemen, chariots will either be Pictish or Caledonian, only celtic xbows.
Caledonians: Probably keep the archer emphasis, maybe get better/best sword and board old school celtic warrior types
Irish: Best berserkers, wardogs, poorest cavalry (lose their cavalry strength they got atm).
All keeping the guerilla stuff CA gave them.
And like I plan to with desert kingdoms any units I omit outright in the normal release will still have their stats done, new appearance made, recruitment set up, they'll just be re-enabled with an optional mini-mod.
Summon El-Cid, remove couscous.
Looks good. Beards could be more frequent, i was thinking a few days back how it was probably quite hard to be clean shaven every single day back then.
I feel like most people especially middle easterners would have been almost 100% bearded.
It sucks that i can't change the LoDs. Rigging full clothing is just too hard. This is the one I'm talking about, i think it's one of your Lob items. At LoD1, 3 and 4 it's fine. But at 2, just at a normal distance, all the shoulders poke through and it looks bad.
I don't know if its acceptable or not.
Why no Irish chariots? I recall reading that they used them until the 6-700s.
>Irish: Best berserkers, wardogs
Were wardogs ever used in a significant fashion in war?
Two more things - how do you feel about increasing the options for later-game factions, to lessen their weaknesses somewhat? If the Irish, for example, actually conquered all of Britain, and even pushed into Gaul, they'd probably adapt their fighting style.
Finally, how are you going to handle women in the Celtic armies? I don't find the scant evidence for Pictish warrior women enough to justify massive participation in field armies, but having a garrison-only unit with mixed gender and high morale could be a good way to represent things, and give them a defensive boost.
Speaking of which - how would one go about adding in such a unit themselves? I tried, but the custom unit I made wasn't considered a valid entry in the table that governs garrisons, and the error message that usually tells you what you need to do was always bugged and incomplete.
I thought the Irish used chariots but some anon came here and said there's no evidence for it. I was originally going to have them be the ones with Chariots since Cuchulain and all that. As for Wardogs that is kind of just throwing them a bone, I think there's some evidence for it but it's dubious.
Not sure with female warrior women. I'm almost more partial to the odd female officer than I am a regiment entirely or largely made of women. As for making it garrison only the trickiness is you'll need to make a unit that is only used in garrisons and never recruitable, unless one already exists in the game. It's more complicated than just making a unit, but is do-able.
Surprisingly bedouin are often depicted clean shaven, though I guess I wonder if that's not the Coptic/Roman preference for everyone being clean shaven when I consider Palymrene/Hatrene art and them being bearded.
With that tunic bear in mind there's no need to use a full body model for a long sleeve tunic. It makes more sense to use one of the cut skins that has only the head/neck and hands (Sometimes shoulders too, which can be a problem).
So why not use one of the axum head & hands only skins? What tunic is that? If it doesn't work with the attila axum faces, we can see if there's an attila version of that tunic to use.