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#17 - rbpwn (01/31/2013) [-]
>Juilii Colors   
>SPQR writing on the wall does NOT have several knives embeded in it
>Juilii Colors
>SPQR writing on the wall does NOT have several knives embeded in it
User avatar #25 to #17 - Dragonchampion ONLINE (01/31/2013) [-]
My thoughts exactly... that is HERESY TO THE JUILII NAME!
User avatar #26 to #25 - rbpwn (01/31/2013) [-]
BETTER RED THAN DEAD
User avatar #27 to #26 - Dragonchampion ONLINE (01/31/2013) [-]
**** YES. I modified my game so that Juilii have access to EVERY different temple, meaning I can make whatever bonuses I want. I also blitz for Carthage, which is almost ALWAYS left with only a half stack guarding it. Carthage, as I said below, is just overpowered. It's a full fledged city, and you can recruit the heavy roman infantry ON THE THIRD TURN.
User avatar #29 to #27 - rbpwn (01/31/2013) [-]
Carthage?

They got wiped out in the first 5 turns on my current play through
User avatar #33 to #29 - Dragonchampion ONLINE (01/31/2013) [-]
The city, Carthage.
#122 to #17 - jakesauros (01/31/2013) [-]
S1: Mongols.
M1: Almohad.
R: Seleucyd Empire.
M2: Turks.
M2-A: Spain.
M2-B: Scots.
M2-C: Byzantine empire.
M2-T: Teutons.
N: France.
S2: Hojo.
S2-FoS: Shimazu (or whatever name they have there).
User avatar #147 to #17 - vigorion ONLINE (01/31/2013) [-]
I found the picky.
#175 - imabser (01/31/2013) [-]
What the **** did you just ******* say about me, pope? I'll have you know I just finished raping the eastern world, and I've been involved in numerous raids on the western world, and I have over 300 confirmed victories. I am trained in gorilla warfare and I'm the top commander in the entire hunnic army. You are nothing to me but just another village. I will wipe you the **** out with precision the likes of which has never been seen before on this flat Earth, mark my ******* words. You think you can get away with saying that **** to your council? Think again, ****** . As we speak I am contacting my secret network of spies across Europe and your location is being tracked right now so you better prepare for the storm, maggot. The storm that wipes out the pathetic little thing you call your life. You're ******* dead, pope. I can be anywhere, anytime, and I can destroy you in over seven hundred ways, and that's just with my peasant army. Not only am I extensively trained in unarmed combat, but I have access to the entire arsenal of the alan army and I will use it to its full extent to wipe your miserable ass off the face of the only continent, you little **** . If only you could have known what unholy retribution your little "clever" comment was about to bring down upon you, maybe you would have held your ******* tongue. But you couldn't, you didn't, and now you're paying the price, you goddamn idiot. I will **** fury all over you and you will drown in it. You're ******* dead, pope.
User avatar #178 to #175 - imabser (01/31/2013) [-]
What the **** did you just ******* say about me, Rome? I'll have you know I just finished raping the eastern world, and I've been involved in numerous raids on the western world, and I have over 300 confirmed victories. I am trained in gorilla warfare and I'm the top commander in the entire hunnic army. You are nothing to me but just another village. I will wipe you the **** out with precision the likes of which has never been seen before on this flat Earth, mark my ******* words. You think you can get away with saying that **** to your council? Think again, ****** . As we speak I am contacting my secret network of spies across Europe and your location is being tracked right now so you better prepare for the horde, maggot. The horde that wipes out the pathetic little thing you call Rome. You're ******* dead, pope. I can be anywhere, anytime, and I can destroy you in over seven hundred ways, and that's just with my peasant army. Not only am I extensively trained in unarmed combat, but I have access to the entire arsenal of the Hunnic army and I will use it to its full extent to wipe your miserable ass off the face of the only continent, you little **** . If only you could have known what unholy retribution your little "clever" comment was about to bring down upon you, maybe you would have held your ******* tongue. But you couldn't, you didn't, and now you're paying the price, you goddamn idiot. I will **** fury all over you and you will drown in it. You're ******* dead, pope.

somewhat improved?
User avatar #200 to #175 - ludislavonac (01/31/2013) [-]
I ******* hated those Huns, you spent the entire game getting rid of them
User avatar #241 to #175 - mathes (01/31/2013) [-]
Is this an expansion or something, can't remember those factions(Didn't play it for like 5 years so might be wrong)
User avatar #266 to #241 - greenmurderer (01/31/2013) [-]
Yea, it's Babarian Invasion, expansion for Rome:TW
Here Rome is controlled by the Western Roman Empire and the ones standing around it are the Huns.
User avatar #369 to #266 - imabser (02/01/2013) [-]
now that I think about it they didnt have a pope.
#20 - doctorhorrible (01/31/2013) [-]
Yea, im the hardcore fanboy...........................

whats everybody's Favorite faction of all time, out of every total war game :D

User avatar #93 to #20 - alcatronz (01/31/2013) [-]
Carthage, Rome total war. i am too lazy to look for a picture
#137 to #20 - ronniesan (01/31/2013) [-]
The Spaniards from M2TW they were estronk
User avatar #87 to #20 - aussiepridevil (01/31/2013) [-]
Rome- juilii
medieval 2- denmark
medieval 2 crusades- Templar
medieval 2 americas- apache
medieval 2 Teutonic crusades- Teutonic order
empire- maratha/ prussia
napolean- russia
shogun total war 2- was there any ******* difference in any of the goddamn factions? no 10% bonus on a particular infantry type does not count as a major faction difference.
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User avatar #37 to #20 - doctorhorrible (01/31/2013) [-]
not to whore myself out, but i made a video in Napoleon, anybody want to see it?
#71 to #20 - Penn (01/31/2013) [-]
Byzantine, first medieval. No other total war games live up to my standards after playing the first one.
User avatar #214 to #20 - huszti (01/31/2013) [-]
The Kingdom of Hannover. (you know, with that "play every faction in E:TW"-mod...)
Also, if the mod "Third Age: Total War" (LOTR mod for medieval 2) counts, then Harad.
User avatar #377 to #20 - greycommotion (08/09/2013) [-]
Medieval 2: Total War - Russia (gotta love the cavalry)
#111 to #20 - finni (01/31/2013) [-]
The Viking faction

And Norway in Britannia Campaign in the Medieval 2 expansion pack
#153 to #20 - armenia (01/31/2013) [-]
ARMENIA!
#275 to #20 - greenmurderer (01/31/2013) [-]
At the moment I'm pretty obsessed with Harad from the Third Age: TW mod.
Other than that I'll go with Greek City States from Rome, though it's very hard to settle for only one faction.
User avatar #45 to #20 - UnionX (01/31/2013) [-]
papal states in medieval 2. **** was cash
User avatar #55 to #20 - MrChef (01/31/2013) [-]
Poland-Lithuania, Winged Hussars = Rape
#61 to #55 - pinkfloyd (01/31/2013) [-]
Winged hussars is the best hussar
#381 to #61 - anon (02/12/2014) [-]
The best army... Ofcourse ''Janissaries''
#380 to #61 - anon (02/12/2014) [-]
Polish hussars are the best ? ow yeah... thats why Ottomans conquered more than half Poland during the rule of Sultan III.Murad.With no doubt Janissaries are the ''best'' troop around the world.
User avatar #382 to #380 - pinkfloyd (02/12/2014) [-]
They repelled the ottomans and defended Europe from Islam
User avatar #383 to #380 - pinkfloyd (02/12/2014) [-]
also why are you replying from my comment a year ago?
User avatar #52 to #20 - JoshBauer (01/31/2013) [-]
GAUL. RAGGHGHHHHHHHHHHHHH
#65 to #20 - solinvictus (01/31/2013) [-]
THIS LAND IS ROMAN!

(Rome, just in case you didn't get it..)
User avatar #43 to #20 - mymiddleleg (01/31/2013) [-]
Carthage for the Europa Barbarorum mod
#22 to #20 - oscarb (01/31/2013) [-]
The one were I can lose my virginity the fastest
User avatar #329 to #22 - CapnInterwebz (01/31/2013) [-]
that's the one where you act like an asshole to people with different hobbies than you
#346 to #329 - oscarb (01/31/2013) [-]
On the contrary, I was trying to make a joke aimed at myself, rather than people that play these kind of games, I'm actually playing age of empires right now
User avatar #72 to #20 - ltpraptor (01/31/2013) [-]
I'm going to have to say Great Britain from Empire.
User avatar #223 to #20 - deadrifler (01/31/2013) [-]
Medieval Total War 1: Holy Roman Empire, gothic knights up in this bitch.
User avatar #41 to #20 - iaminfactawizard (01/31/2013) [-]
Prussia, Napoleon. Roflstomping France and annexing it all never gets old.
#145 to #20 - afunnynet (01/31/2013) [-]
That's a hard one...I'd say smaritans or however you spell it from the barbarian expansion

fighting off the vandals the romiltia( **** i can't spell today) and he huns is just the most epic battles ever

its like hey all you faggots on the west coast i just saved your asses how about some trade agreements?
User avatar #34 to #20 - oxYKellark (01/31/2013) [-]
CRETIAN ARCHERS IMPERATORRRRR
#167 to #34 - tranminh (01/31/2013) [-]
HELL YEAH, Cretan Archers were my Seal Team Six and SAS combined, I used a half stack of them to back up a half stack of legionary cohorts, they rained death on my enemies.
#48 to #20 - anon (01/31/2013) [-]
Roma. Semper.
#218 to #20 - nobleknight (01/31/2013) [-]
Medieval II Total War: Holy Roman Empire
Medieval II Total War: Crusades- Templars
Medieval II Total War: Teutonic Crusades- Teutonic Order
Empire Total War: Prussia
Yes I like the black and god look and being the one nation that says **** you to everyone.
User avatar #31 to #20 - thatguywhohasbacon ONLINE (01/31/2013) [-]
I tend to enjoy Scotland it M2TW, I don't know why I just kind of play as the mall the time.
#174 to #20 - anon (01/31/2013) [-]
Scipii Rome
#28 to #20 - riderdouble (01/31/2013) [-]
Greece, HOPLITES!
#128 to #28 - ronniesan (01/31/2013) [-]
NO. **** the spartans made online games hell. No matter how many times you cycle charged them they WOULD NOT BREAK. its like their front was a unbreakable phalanx, and then their asses were an even more burly and hardened phalanx.

******* invincible; pic unrelated.
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#236 - schnofi (01/31/2013) [-]
OH MY GOD! Total War on FJ?
#215 - itsbendingtime (01/31/2013) [-]
>Playing at Britain in Empire
>game begins
>train as many line infantry as possible in one turn
>consolidate all other forces in Britain
>invade France on second turn
>take Paris, then go after the other little place France has in Europe
>France is destroyed, all their colonies become rebels
>make peace with Spain by giving them France, just as French rebels are about to retake Paris
>the rebels take Paris, reforming France
>Franco-Spanish alliance shattered, now at war
>focus on India, kill Maratha's before they take too much ground
>Mughals are easy as **** to defeat after that
>own all of India, make ******* bank from all the resources in India
>MFW I've pretty much won the game by 1735
User avatar #293 to #215 - makhan (01/31/2013) [-]
They really should have divided France into more sections, once you take over France the game becomes almost too easy. Also it's kinda difficult to defend your borders with a province that large.
#297 to #293 - itsbendingtime (01/31/2013) [-]
Yeah I agree, and as they start with nothing at their northern port you can literally march from London to Paris in one turn because you don't lose movement points if you go into a proper port instead of dropping off your army on a beach somewhere.
#211 - vekslepenger (01/31/2013) [-]
Best thing in Rome was the battlefield bacon.
#262 to #211 - insanefreak (01/31/2013) [-]
Those suckers are damn handy if the enemy is charging you with a massive amount of armoured war elephants. Whether you send your heavy cavalry, light cavalry, heavy or light infantry, or even your archers against it, you're gonna take massive losses before you kill them all.
#95 - hauntzor (01/31/2013) [-]
Speaking of Civ   
   
>be playing Civ 5 as Aztecs   
>neighboring nation is Genghis Khan   
>he's kind of a dick who 			*****		 with my city-states but I put up with him   
>every once in awhile I'm forced into a war with him but I eventually back out   
>too concerned with advancing my technologies and city rather than expanding my warfare   
>I'm currently in the modern age with Khan still in the Medieval   
>mfw multiple times my army is still too puny to take his nation out even with tanks
Speaking of Civ

>be playing Civ 5 as Aztecs
>neighboring nation is Genghis Khan
>he's kind of a dick who ***** with my city-states but I put up with him
>every once in awhile I'm forced into a war with him but I eventually back out
>too concerned with advancing my technologies and city rather than expanding my warfare
>I'm currently in the modern age with Khan still in the Medieval
>mfw multiple times my army is still too puny to take his nation out even with tanks
User avatar #114 to #95 - garymuthafuknoak (01/31/2013) [-]
He probably isn't advancing in technology cause he want's to save the earth.
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#36 - cheesefry (01/31/2013) [-]
SPQR stand for "Senatus PopulusQue Romanus" which means "The Senate and the People of Rome" Most Roman Soldiers had this tattooed on their bodies.
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User avatar #38 to #36 - sockprague (01/31/2013) [-]
Thank you for that. I appreciate it.
User avatar #75 to #38 - ienjoyrofling (01/31/2013) [-]
I had no idea either, that's actually pretty interesting, I was always wondering what it meant.
User avatar #3 - whycanticaps (01/30/2013) [-]
I like Civ :(
User avatar #68 to #3 - menqudoneix (01/31/2013) [-]
I stopped at civ4. civ5 is just... not the same.
User avatar #79 to #68 - aussiepridevil (01/31/2013) [-]
CIV 5 GK fixed everything i was a hardcore CIV 4 loyalist but since GK's release i'v racked up 400 hours.
User avatar #228 to #79 - thatlonewolf (01/31/2013) [-]
how is the game?
i played civ 4 on xbox and i pretty much loved it, played countless games with all sorts of civilzations/difficulties
not sure if i should try civ 5 on pc
User avatar #359 to #228 - aussiepridevil (01/31/2013) [-]
are you sure you played CIV 4 on xbox? and not CIV revolution? CIV V is still pretty good by hardcore civ fans standards, and it's a great game for new comers as well, but honestly it's not complete without GK, but buying them both is fo sho worth it.
User avatar #364 to #359 - thatlonewolf (02/01/2013) [-]
yeah sorry it was indeed civ revolution, my mistake

and what is GK exactly? :P except for Civ: Revolution i'm a newb at this stuff
User avatar #366 to #364 - aussiepridevil (02/01/2013) [-]
gods and kings (GK) is the first expansion on the CIV 5 game, it introduces new mechanics and greatly improves the unit list and tech tree etc,

although CIV 5 is still good fun without GK it's so much better with it
#102 to #68 - coolgabe (01/31/2013) [-]
is the G&K pack good? I like civ 5 alot to be honest and I have played almost all of them. TBH I think civ is way better than age of empires or total war   
Pic completely unrelated
is the G&K pack good? I like civ 5 alot to be honest and I have played almost all of them. TBH I think civ is way better than age of empires or total war
Pic completely unrelated
#354 to #102 - menqudoneix (01/31/2013) [-]
apparently it's good, maybe it's time to give it a second chance... as soon as i stop being poor   
   
thanks for the information!
apparently it's good, maybe it's time to give it a second chance... as soon as i stop being poor

thanks for the information!
#242 to #3 - rubenvd (01/31/2013) [-]
I've wasted a quarter of my life on Civ 2.

Time well spent.
User avatar #81 to #3 - Supercolton (01/31/2013) [-]
Thats for losers
#74 to #3 - ienjoyrofling (01/31/2013) [-]
Civ 5 is the **** , I have so many hours in that game, I can see why it's deemed 'casual' but it's too fun for me to care. Was hesitant about the G&K expansion, but it's wonderful. :D
#234 - killerblue (01/31/2013) [-]
Meanwhile in civ
User avatar #237 to #234 - gatsu (01/31/2013) [-]
I got both the references, now I am excited
#240 to #234 - anotherone (01/31/2013) [-]
that's the best reaction pic i have ever seen for anything....
#132 - ronniesan (01/31/2013) [-]
**** man, I just re installed my old copy of Rome for nostalgia sake and holy **** it was beautiful. Took me so far back in the day, remembered running home from the bust stop and thinking about playing my campaign all day at school. There was never a better game than Rome Total War.
#238 - LtMcG (01/31/2013) [-]
Soon . . . .
#245 to #238 - insanefreak (01/31/2013) [-]
I am drooling excessively.
#243 to #238 - schnofi (01/31/2013) [-]
I have been waiting so long...
#49 - teoberry (01/31/2013) [-]
last pic reminded me of this
#219 - kaboomz (01/31/2013) [-]
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> started playing M2TW a week ago
> still a noob at this type of game
> mfw AI rapes my army
#258 to #219 - insanefreak (01/31/2013) [-]
Also, in addition to my other comment (252), you should focus on building only one type of building in a city, to save money.
For example, when I play with the Julii, I use Northern italy to have two cities produce infantry, one for cavalry, and one for archers. I use the fifth city (it starts of as a frikking village) for some income only, and I only build trade buildings there.
It saves on money.
Also, if you build a smith in only one city, and send your troops there for weapon upgrades, it'll help too.

Using temples to improve trade and happiness also helps, since you either generate more money, or the option to raise taxes.

Using the general with the highest total income bonus and placing them in the settlement that generates the highest income is also a wise tactic.
But don't employ a guy with 15% mining bonus in a settlement without mines, for example.

Each general has strong points and weak points. Send the bad generals off as reserve heavy cavalry regiments, while keeping your good generals at posts, such as governors and military leaders.

Also, try expanding slowly. Form a frontier on one side, have alliances on the other side, then move into a direction you know you can overrun the enemy in. For example, the Julii again, Spain is surrounded by water on most sides, and by the Gauls (your auto-enemy) in the north, and either the Carthaginians, or the Numedians in the south, but with a chokepoint, and the Numedians aren't very strong when it comes to attacking walls.

So try to keep low garrisons at most cities you don't need them at. Keep a few troops ready in case of a betrayal or a surprise attack, but mostly, focus on attacking players that are cornered by water.

In M2TW, I love the English faction, because they are surrounded by water. Hence, vanquishing Scotland is easy, because it has no support, and it is seperated from everyone. Hence, after conquering it, I barely need a garrison there.
#265 to #258 - kaboomz (01/31/2013) [-]
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ive been a fool all this time

thank you for the advice my good sir!
#269 to #265 - insanefreak (01/31/2013) [-]
You're welcome. I realized it myself when I started going in the red constantly with the Julii, and I had to expand tremendously and exterminate cities just to cover my army.

In the end, I got lucky and sold off lots of cities to almost every faction remaining in the game, reducing me to but about half of what I had.

It's a smart, yet simple move.

Also, if you have secured an entire province (for example, you have secured the entire Africa region, except for Egypt, you can destroy the military buildings in the south in order to generate more income, but beware, you might need to train additional garrison troops after a while to keep them from rebelling. But you definetly don't need to build new troop buildings in areas that are completely secure.

What faction do you prefer playing as? I might be able to help you more if I know the specifics of what you play as.
#276 to #269 - kaboomz (01/31/2013) [-]
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i started with england and beat scotland then the french started bashing me and my fleets and i decided to change faction

now im playing with spain

the portuguese are defeated
i have lisbon, lion, toledo, pamplona and zaragoza

but now the moors attack from cordoba and the french from bordeux
my gold is not bad at the moment but cant spend much

i have 1 army between pamplona and zaragoza to repel the french and another in toledo to repel moors

oh and some inquisition guy keeps killing my generals
< map for help
#285 to #276 - insanefreak (01/31/2013) [-]
and do enormous morale damage. The closer they come, the more accurate your catapult will shoot.

You don't need many troops for this. One catapult unit, one swordsmen/spearman (with high defence) unit, one archer company. That's the very least.
You can add more infantry, but never more than three. Two is preferably the max (they're needed to keep the enemy bottled up at the bridge).

Once they'll start running, they'll block their own retreat, doing constant morale damage, as well as keeping their own troops that haven't routed from advancing, allowing a slaughter to take place. Your catapults might kill some of your own troops, same deal with the archers, but you are capable of holding out against enormous armies with much smaller ones that way.

I often use this tactic, and trust me, it is nearly always worth it. The light cavalry can be used to hunt down fleeing enemies in the end, to destroy them completely.

Also, if you have archers who can deploy stakes, try have them deploy their stakes at your end of the bridge, before moving them to the left. That way, the enemy's cavalry will loose most of it's men as well.

I hope this helped a bit. If you still have problems, let me now. I'm not that much into playing as Spain, but once I have my laptop back, I'll look into it more. I hope this helped a bit.

(also, if you need to, try getting a ceasefire, without paying anything. Sometimes, offer a trade agreement with a ceasefire, it might convince them to accept it, if they're in need of money themselves)
User avatar #300 to #285 - kaboomz (01/31/2013) [-]
your advices may have saved the lives of hundreds if not thousands of soldiers!

i dont even wanna imagine what would have happened if i kept going like this


btw i had an alliance with the moors and then they attacked me after a few turns
i dont remeber them declaring war or something like that

do aliances expire? or how can i make them last longer?

they just showed up and sieged me
#312 to #300 - insanefreak (01/31/2013) [-]
Oh, and something else.
You should try to ally with France and Sicily. France mostly, but Sicily as well.
Why? Because if the Moors attack, Sicily might hop in on the bandwagon as well. Because Sicily has a few cities next to the Moors, and can attack them as well, forcing them to fight on two fronts. That way, you can easily eat up the Moors and Portugal. Afterwards, try allying with some of the factions that are next to your direct neighbours. In case of a betrayal, you have an ally on their other side, often forcing them to keep their forces split up, if not for a two front war, then at least as a safeguard in case of them attacking.

Also, focus on their biggest castle and cities first. The small villages can wait. First the Citadels, Fortresses, Huge and large cities.
Next, focus on the castles and small cities with a good set of buildings. Because that way, you destroy their ability to recruit strong units, and force them to rely on weak town militias. And no matter how many they have, they're weak units, and will easily loose to a much smaller, strong army. (they have bad morale, a low upkeep, and are weak in combat, and tire swiftly)

Also, try placing a spy right next to an army or settlement. He'll see most units in there, but without running the risk of getting caught and killed. Also, if you have to retreat your fleet, retreat them into your ports, where they're safe and can be repaired.

If you want to attack an enemy fleet inside a port, blockade the port, select a ship in your fleet, then right click the enemy fleet. Normally, you'll attack it then. It's a handy trick to damage their ships and force them to flee/sink them, before they can build enough ships to actually present a threat.

One last lesson: don't be afraid to disband troops. Two expensive, yet powerful units are cheaper and stronger than five weak, yet cheap units. Especially if you can garrison them for free.
#302 to #300 - insanefreak (01/31/2013) [-]
Sometimes you get betrayed. It's often because they don't have anyone to fight, yet want to fight. If you're their neighbours, you're likely to get attacked.

Also, if you're fighting someone else, you're more likely to get attacked by another neighbour as well.

I had that problem as the Holy Roman Empire. I was allied with Denmark, and fighting against Genoa, Venice, France, Sicily, Hungary, and Poland.
In the end, Poland, Sciliy and Hungary declared a ceasefire, and the other factions were destroyed, but I had a damn difficult time fighting them off all at once. I started by fighting Genoa, then everyone hopped the bandwagon and attacked me.

Keep a close eye on your relationships with them. If it's amiable, they're very unlikely to attack you. Otherwise, just have enough troops at bay to beat them back when they do.
Just remember, an alliance with the powerful, is never to be trusted.
#281 to #276 - insanefreak (01/31/2013) [-]
If you have a high ranking with the Papal faction, you can request a crusade on a French city nearby your border.
For the moors, they rely on a lot of light, decent, but mostly, fast units. Your units are slower, but stronger in close combat, at least, most of your units are.

Try sneaking a spy into an enemy city, and then bring an army to it (either by using the ambush ability to move and hide your troops), then invade the city as swiftly as possible. Using ladders is a fast way, but siege towers will save you losses. However, if speed is the key, build a ******** of ladders, and overwhelm the defenders by bringing more units up, on multiple fronts (attack as many gatehouses as possible), and surround and destroy them on top of the wall.
If it's a settelement without a stone wall (aka no boiling oil), break that door and use your assault infantry, or heavy cavalry to punch through (not your general, you can't risk him dying there)

If you are forced to defend, try using choke points.
Let me explain; the enemy is likely to move his units across land, not on water, especially the Moors and France. Go to spots where there are rivers (especially against the Moors), try to form a border, above the river is where you are, below the river is where they are. Place one or two catapult units at each bridge, along with two, or three (two is mostly sufficient) in a V formation behind the bridge, in guard mode. Let them overlap each other a bit, to form a strong line. If it's three units, use a U formation. Use heavily armoured line units for this one.
One light cavalry unit can be useful, but isn't required.
Place two, or more, archer companies at the left side of the river (if you have too many, place some at the right side as well). That way, they can shoot at the enemy, without them being protected by their shields. Use flaming arrows, and let your catapult, standing behind your infantry, shoot flaming missiles as well. Since they're on a bridge, you'll do lots of damage
User avatar #280 to #276 - arandomanon (01/31/2013) [-]
You should try Spain again and try to get an alliance with France. Afterwards, attack the Moors and Portugal. If you can, try to go to the crusades and gain Pope's favour. If I'm not mistaken, you can avoid (a bit) inquisitor screwing around.
User avatar #286 to #280 - kaboomz (01/31/2013) [-]
how do i join a crusade?
User avatar #289 to #286 - arandomanon (01/31/2013) [-]
When the Pope requests a crusade, select an army and in your general's portrait or somewhere else near you should see the option of joining a crusade.
User avatar #290 to #289 - kaboomz (01/31/2013) [-]
thanks!
User avatar #296 to #290 - arandomanon (01/31/2013) [-]
Oh and the more cardenals you have, the more chances you'll have of the Pope being of your faction. That means, you'll have better relationships with him and you can attack whoever you want without being excomulgated.
Other option is paying him. The better relationships with Pope States you've got, the less they'll screw you. In fact, as insanefreak said, you can request a crusade on whoever you want.
#291 to #290 - arandomanon (01/31/2013) [-]
As I've said before, no problem.
User avatar #230 to #219 - arandomanon (01/31/2013) [-]
Advice: 1st focus economy. After that, you'll have big armies and you'll pretty much be able to win
#252 to #230 - insanefreak (01/31/2013) [-]
He's right. Once you have the economy up, you can focus on building good armies, with a good diversity.

Swordsmen are good in the middle of your front line. Archers can be put in front at the beginning, but make sure you retreat them behind your swordsmen in time. Armoured spearmen should be put on the ends of the line to guard against cavalry.
Cavalry should be usually put at the sides, light cavalry further from the troops then heavy (heavy cavalry tires faster, and runs slower, so they should be used as shock troops against engaged infantry or cavalry, while light cavalry should be able to flank your enemy and hunt down light unit, such as archers, skirmishers, artillery, or fleeing units)

If you have shock infantry, or assault infantry, with no shield, but a high attack and a double handed weapon, my personal advice is to put them somewhat behind the spearmen, so in case of a cavalry attack, you can slaughter the enemy's cavalry using them, for their high attacks make them lethal against engaged cavalry. Do beware that they are fairly weak against a cavalry charge, since they're shieldless.

Otherwise, if you need to start, try playing with phalanxes, and primarely put them on defensive positions, and force your enemy to attack. If you're defending a city, use them to block of roads. You should be able to easily win it then, despite some losses you'll take from skirmisher fire.
If you're on the field, put them in the corner with the highest ground advantage, still accessible to you without tiring them out completely, and put them from one side to another. You should be able to win most battles that way.
Also, if you're having trouble, choose generals with a high morale bonus to your troops. I'll ensure they'll keep standing on the field for much longer, as long as you don't let cavalry hit them from all sides.
User avatar #261 to #252 - arandomanon (01/31/2013) [-]
You're right. I love training armies of crossbowers, knights, spearmen and light cabalry.
However, I only use those armies with western kingdoms. When I use, for example, Russia, I mostly use light cabalry (melee and archers), spearmen, and shock light infatry like those badass woodcutters with that badass axe. They are cheap and they can eat armored shattered enemies.
#263 to #261 - insanefreak (01/31/2013) [-]
I often play with England. I use large amounts of Longbowmen, and some infantry. Most of the time, my longbowmen, using their stakes, wipe out any infantry or cavalry nearing them, while my armourd billman protect the sides. Add a few light cavalry units to the mix, and it's easy to wipe out the fleeing units as well.
The stakes don't really affect infantry, but you can leave your bowmen at the front lines for quite some time, since any assault performed by the enemy cavalry is downright suicide. Longbowmen deal heavy damage to every unit in the game, armoured or not, and the stakes insta-kill every charging cavalry soldier.

But let's be honest. A good Total War player can snatch victory with almost any army, if the armies are about equally matched in strength. (notice how I said almost?)
User avatar #272 to #263 - arandomanon (01/31/2013) [-]
I think longbowmen are OP. If you've got the pro ones, you can even fight knights on foot for a while. And the stakes removes the cabalry so easily is not even funny.
3 companies of longbowmen, 2 of swordmen, 2 of spearmen to protect flanks and you can eat almost every army in game.
#274 to #272 - insanefreak (01/31/2013) [-]
I know.

I once occupied France with two armies of twelve companies of longbowmen with high training.
And one light cavalry group, to chase the runners.

Not that there were that many.. considering what they had to advance in..
Try playing Stainless Steel, a mod for M2. If you thought they were overpowered before..
User avatar #277 to #274 - arandomanon (01/31/2013) [-]
Oh yes, I played that mod.
I thought, "hey, let's play France and set the highest difficulty". England mostly used armies of longbowmen and cavalry. I had a super economy but they erased my armies so easily it was not funny (they conquered Scotland and allied with Spain. Then, they attacked me. Besides, Spain conquered Portugal and the Moors). And when they had gunpowder... that was just ridiculous.

However, when I played Scotland, I trained a lot of those guys with the claymore and knights (I trained so many, I broke) but conquered England kind of easily. The AI is pretty random.
#288 to #277 - insanefreak (01/31/2013) [-]
Depends on what you set it as.

I remember when William Wallace suddenly walked down on me the first time. I had three companies of longbowmen, and two companies of Norman Serjeants..
I fought at a bridge, with three companies of cavalry (one general, and two light)

Needless to say, my general earned a Heroic Victory that day.

Yeah, the AI is random. Sometimes, they rush you, sometimes, they crush you.
I laughed my ass off one time, when the Mongols attacked, breached the gate, then advanced, and suddenly fell still. Nobody moved. But my ballista towers wiped them all out. (I was sure I was going to lose Baghdad)
Talk about random..
User avatar #299 to #288 - arandomanon (01/31/2013) [-]
The Mongols are the faction that has given me more lulz on the game. I like play as Russia because they have a HIGH potential. The part I don't like is when the Golden Horde attacks you. They are a lot and they are very powerful but they are so random, they can be super dumb.
They almost defeat me once but most of times they are like trying to attack castles (because they are the nearest settlements) and they fail misserabily because they I'm better defending than they are sieging. Much better.
User avatar #249 to #230 - kaboomz (01/31/2013) [-]
i try that
i build the trade buildings and the roads and i accept trade pacts

my gold is always negative
must be the cost of my armies out of town
User avatar #256 to #249 - arandomanon (01/31/2013) [-]
Perhaps you train too many troops, yes. Try to manage one or 2 armies as much if you've got few territories. If you need some repression in your territories, train some militia (you can have some miltia in every territory with no maintenance cost). With it, I think you'll be ok.
Don't forget to upgrade your farms, that's important too. And, if you've got mines, go for it.
Nevertheless, if you don't know what's going on with your money, go to the finances tab and see what your money is doing.
User avatar #260 to #256 - kaboomz (01/31/2013) [-]
thanks for the tips!
#264 to #260 - arandomanon (01/31/2013) [-]
No problem buddy.   
If you want another advice, try to start with the Holy Roman Empire. Those are the best to train your economy skills because they have a lot of territories, mines and all that. Just, try to set the easy difficulty at first or the AI tends to attack you for no reason.
No problem buddy.
If you want another advice, try to start with the Holy Roman Empire. Those are the best to train your economy skills because they have a lot of territories, mines and all that. Just, try to set the easy difficulty at first or the AI tends to attack you for no reason.
#94 - Deeticky (01/31/2013) [-]
I cannot freaking wait for this game!!!
User avatar #384 to #94 - trollolololgabe (12/16/2014) [-]
Wasnt that a shock...
#106 to #94 - anon (01/31/2013) [-]
I know. It is what I am going to be looking forward for the next 9 months!!!
#328 - synapse (01/31/2013) [-]
But I like Civ 5 :(
But I like Civ 5 :(
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User avatar #339 to #331 - Crusader (01/31/2013) [-]
Ghandi is a man of equality that hoped for peace.
But he also hoped for a quick end to conflict and through that he supported many things that would apparently be against what he preached, but when you think about them, he has a point.
He was in support of civilians owning weapons for defense, "If it helps save the lives of the group, then using a gun to defend yourself from the few should be allowed"
"If you wish for peace, prepare for to go to war" it sounds like he wants a war, but in reality he knows that you cannot have peace without resistance, and that resistance is probably militant.

All in all, Ghandi was a WAMF (Wise Ass ************ )
#156 - screamlikecb (01/31/2013) [-]
Anybody else find the Phalanx ******* overpowered?
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User avatar #341 to #156 - dingojohn (01/31/2013) [-]
Unless you have cavalry.. A single cavalry unit to flank them, as they turn around to face your horsemen, you **** them up the arse with your main-infantry forces.

They're not overpowered, just always have at least one cavalry unit with you.
#165 to #156 - tranminh (01/31/2013) [-]
I thought they were easy to fight. But my strategy usually requires a more mobile force so flanking is easier
#220 to #156 - felixjarl ONLINE (01/31/2013) [-]
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Yeah, if were fighting them on a plain field without archer superiority or more units than them i would always retreat or auto fight.
User avatar #227 to #156 - northyrn (01/31/2013) [-]
Two main weaknesses of the phlanx: many men close together make good target for armour-effective missile units and their flanks are vulnerable to heavy cavalry.
#101 - Carthusia (01/31/2013) [-]
House of the ************ Julii
#86 - senglish (01/31/2013) [-]
I NEED MORE TOTAL WAR CONTENT
#270 - ganjalf ONLINE (01/31/2013) [-]
Third Age: Total War is best total war.
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