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Topic Subject:Destroy Rome Fast using Autoresolve
posted 11 August 2011 15:09 EDT (US)         
I have a interesting question. Which is the best faction that can destroy all of the Roman Factions with in 20 years (40 turns)? Note, I use mostly Auto-Resolve for my battles because I am terrible with the real time battles.

So which one is it.
Carthage, Gaul, Greece, Macedon,
Or do you think that another faction further from Rome has a better chance>

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posted 11 August 2011 15:32 EDT (US)     1 / 5       
Ive destroyed the romans when i was greece very early. It was the first thing i did bcuz the get annoying. I stopped playing the campaign with greece because they just use brute force and it got boring.
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posted 11 August 2011 15:52 EDT (US)     2 / 5       
GAUL. Blitzing the Romans is an amazing game. I wouldn't recommend auto-resolve though... if you're playing that games, a chariot spam as Britannia is probably the best.

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posted 12 August 2011 00:56 EDT (US)     3 / 5       
brian, have you played the battle tutorial or read many strategy articles on this site? The key to winning real time battles against the AI is primarily just remembering and executing the same basic patterns and behaviors until your enemy routs. It's a lot easier than it looks at first, especially if you only issue orders while the game is paused (with "P" or the pause button)

Just a suggestion, because the game is a lot more fun and easy when you feel confident fighting your own battles.
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posted 12 August 2011 02:44 EDT (US)     4 / 5       
Besides, half (or more) of the fun of the game is fighting the battles. I'd recommend starting by fighting some custom battles on easy with your favored faction against the factions you expect to fight early on. Play around with which units you use and your tactics, read up (or ask) about how best to use them, and start to figure out what works for you. Once you have a pretty good idea of what to do, up the difficulty until it's what you plan to play on, then perfect your techniques.

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posted 12 August 2011 07:49 EDT (US)     5 / 5       
In my opinion custom battles are a poor way to prepare for battles in the campaign. What I would do is start off with a Roman faction, as they have the best units and a relatively safe starting point and just practice. The first part of the game will be against relatively small armies then obviously over time the AI will have a chance to build up. Also, focus on defending first by letting the enemy come to you then when you're familiar with the AI tactics do some attacking yourself. It's relatively easy to expand yet only play battles where you defend- just plant an army in the middle of enemy territory or at achoke point like a river crossing and wait for them to attack or in a siege just wait for the enemy to sally out.

The Brutii are probably the easiest faction to start off with as the AI is really rubbish at phalaxes. Just pin them with one unit then send another unit to flank them. Macedon will occasionally send cavalry heavy armies which can be a pain thanks to Rome's lack of spears early on but even though you will take some casualties, in a prolonged fight it will be you who comes out on top. Hoplite mercenaries are a great way to limit casualties, but are only available in a limited number and you can't retrain them. Due to their slow movemnet speed, fighting against hoplites will give you plenty of time to think about what to do so you can get used to fighting battles. Obviously the pause button is an option too.
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