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Topic Subject:The Oddest Things Occured...Achilles?
DustyAceAlright
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posted 07 February 2005 12:14 EDT (US)         
Two of the oddest (and funniest) things occured last night while playing as the Brutii. I had an army with my main army General who had been leading my campaign in Greece and had just finished seiging Larissa. There was a nearby army of Macedonians with around 340 soldiers who were unable to get to the city on time so they lingered around for a turn or two, in which by the time, my faction heir's son became of age in nearby Thermon. I wanted to eliminate this nearby army but wanted to keep my main general stationed.

So I sent out my faction heir's son, who was around the age of 17 with an army of around 550 men. He had no command and governing skills but had an influence of one. I believe his traits were along the line of useless accessor, odd and lazy. Figured I was going to shape him up and not let him be a lazy pretty boy lounging in the governors palace all day. Nor was I going to let him frolic around every night at the local orgy parties without ever putting on armour.

So I engaged him in battle and before the fight he gave his speech. It was the funniest speech I have heard so far...it was a real downtrotten speach..more like a depressing ramble that went along the lines of: "Well, I don't want to be here...but sometimes you have to do things you don't want to do and the army is over there and my mother made me come..." I couldn't stop laughing nor could I believe what I was hearing..I figured it was my mind playing tricks on me. I actually lost the battle as this kid was quick to flee when enemy was able to route my infantry (the first battle I lost in this campaign.) Now, I'm not sure what to do with this kid...giving a speech like that, ha, probably had my soldies glancing at each other from the side of their eyes.


A few turns later, I had trapped a Greece army (if you want to call it that since it literally depleted of soldiers.) It had 12 horseman, 30 archers and around 2 spearman. I quickly killed off the horseman and archers and set a group of Hasatii number around 15 men (15/80) since my cavarly were a bit far off chasing down horseman. I really didn't bother paying attention to the hasati as I figured they would quickly kill off the spearman and have them route. Instead, when I came back to look, there was one Greek spearman against 6 of my Hasatii. He fought, did not route, killed off one more of my soldiers before he finally died. So in total, two greek spearman killed off 10 of my soldiers. I am playing on VH battles but haven't seen anything that out of the picture before. Maybe it was Achilles (Ha, yeah, its been a slow day and I'm tired.)

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Anubite lord
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posted 07 February 2005 13:38 EDT (US)     1 / 12       
first of all, why did you let that kid become the heir in the ffirst place?

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Jax
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(id: Jax Omen)
posted 07 February 2005 13:50 EDT (US)     2 / 12       
He was probably automatically set to "heir" status when he came of age.

That speech is just to good, BTW.


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DustyAceAlright
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posted 07 February 2005 14:25 EDT (US)     3 / 12       
"first of all, why did you let that kid become the heir in the ffirst place?"

It was the faction heir's "son". My "faction heir" crossed over to Greece in the begining of my campaign, helped conqured Thermon and stayed their while the rest of my army rode out to conquer Larissa. Eventually my faction heir had a son, who is the kid (General) I speak of.

[This message has been edited by DustyAceAlright (edited 02-07-2005 @ 02:26 PM).]

Zuuba
Legionary
posted 07 February 2005 15:07 EDT (US)     4 / 12       
I once had two generals who seemed to regularaly do that kind of speach, only they were not useless ones they were my faction leader and heir and they both had 10 stars and tons of good trats. they were the two best generals that i ever had.
Ferret
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(id: The_Ferret)
posted 07 February 2005 15:14 EDT (US)     5 / 12       
Once i got, "Noble men! I have led you here as a Nobel man, I have won victories aplenty and am a valuable asset to our family! But er... that also means *stutters* that er, I cannot, er risk myself on the front line, ahem. That's why you will do it for me Romans!" and the men still cheered!

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Makaan
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posted 07 February 2005 15:31 EDT (US)     6 / 12       
I got a similar speech to that once as well, it was so funny luckily my men still cheered and such then won the battle, the gen had some cowardice trait or something
Themistocles472
Legionary
posted 07 February 2005 15:38 EDT (US)     7 / 12       
I had a geneal who gave that speech all time time. Playing on vh/vh you get some very lopsided things like that. I just had one britanian unit of warband destroy two units of hastati that sandwiched them on a wall. When I attacked one rebel unit of peasants with THREE units of peasants the enemy was largely favored to win. One on one with "equal" units in a very hard battle, all else being equal, you will lose. You must use tactics/better units.

side note: vh/vh stinks. Rebels all over the place and as the julii I am actively fighting germania, britannia, gaul, spain, thrace, and greece. Germani and britania havn't fought each other, have hugely strong militaries, and are coming after me. I took gaul out of the middle european section which helped spain apparently, cause they are coming after me in force now. If that isn't enough, they have superior units to my hastati/principes/equits.

Ferret
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(id: The_Ferret)
posted 07 February 2005 15:50 EDT (US)     8 / 12       
Get yourself Triarii... Fast!

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LordDragatus
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posted 07 February 2005 15:51 EDT (US)     9 / 12       
My favourite speech is:

"Battle is a difficult thing, especially before breakfast."


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Ferret
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(id: The_Ferret)
posted 07 February 2005 16:02 EDT (US)     10 / 12       
"Men, Romans, Get the Hairy, Smelly, Sludgy GAULS!!!!!!"
And that's it, no more, no less, and there should be no cheers, but in true R:TW style, HURRAY from the men. It rewards PITYFUL attempts. I mean, its hardly like going on stage, noones listening to you. And when you have a full stack army, how can he project his voice that far?

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lawler
Legionary
posted 07 February 2005 16:09 EDT (US)     11 / 12       
lol, sometimes the most frank speaches are the best for the soldiers. like Julius Caesar was an incredibly frank general who joked with his men before he fought Pompey about how Pompey used to be noble and all that good stuff. ive heard some good ones when i play, cant remember them right now tho :/
Faulty Toaster
Legionary
posted 07 February 2005 17:07 EDT (US)     12 / 12       

Quote:

And when you have a full stack army, how can he project his voice that far?

"friends, romans, countrymen... QUIET AT THE BACK, THERE!"

"what's he saying?"
"some stuff about his noble ancesters"
"will you two shut up, i'm trying to listen to him!"

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