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Topic Subject:Who loves pontus?
eightseven87
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posted 03 March 2007 23:05 EDT (US)         
Anyone else a fan of Pontus?
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New Roman
Legionary
posted 03 March 2007 23:33 EDT (US)     1 / 14       
I personally dont like Pontus, the only good thing about them is their unit varity and in that case the Selucids have even better units and provide more of a challenge earlier in the game, not to mention the Selucids start off with Antioch which is one of the richest cities in the game.
Severous
Legionary
posted 04 March 2007 02:42 EDT (US)     2 / 14       
They were a worthy opponent in my 2nd ever camapign..as Brutii. Had my biggest battle against them, fought chariots, and also powerful Pontus missile cav generals. Their infantry in bright coloured uniforms were not so good but very plentyful.

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Carthage
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posted 04 March 2007 04:37 EDT (US)     3 / 14       
I love Pontus, Cappacodian cav are great, along with pontic nobles.

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posted 04 March 2007 11:17 EDT (US)     4 / 14       
I hate those irritating Eastern Generals.

They seem to be able to charge through and break my phalanxes head on. It's not fair.


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posted 04 March 2007 12:29 EDT (US)     5 / 14       
All cavalry generals can.

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posted 04 March 2007 14:02 EDT (US)     6 / 14       
nah they aint as annoying as parthia i don't think cuz there genral are so flexible in the knowledge they're good at everything! (they throw spears before)
Dr Grip
Legionary
posted 04 March 2007 18:47 EDT (US)     7 / 14       
Never tried Pontus in campagin mode yet (haven't even unlocked it), but I've just played a cutom battle using Pontus and this faction seems pretty good to me. Generally they have pretty good units, apart from infantries. But the phalanx pikemen aren't bad.

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eightseven87
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posted 04 March 2007 19:55 EDT (US)     8 / 14       
@ DR Grip
You wont be able to unlock pontus without modding the Data and Campaign text files
Ecthelion
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posted 04 March 2007 23:49 EDT (US)     9 / 14       
Bronze shields are decent. I like their smaller and cheaper regular pikeman which manuever easily in cities compared to the 120 man phalanxes. What sucks though is their weak archers and every unit they get till they advance to cities.

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eightseven87
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posted 05 March 2007 02:24 EDT (US)     10 / 14       
@ Ecthelion
I like the pontus heavy cav, they are pretty decent if you ask me.
I didn't use any infantry for a while until i started getting pikemen; its easy to outmanuever the AI when you have a cav army.
Kaidonni
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posted 05 March 2007 04:22 EDT (US)     11 / 14       
Oh, Pontus...the love of my life back when I used to play RTW. Played as them in 1.2 and 1.3. Heh...nothing more fun that capturing all of Asia Minor in 30 turns, only to realise the Eggies have more armies and more money than you still, and they have kicked the Seleucid Empire's butt and will probably be coming for you very soon. Never got that far in the 1.3 campaign, mind you, but got stuck in a war with the Eggies in 1.2.

It was in 1.2 when I thought 'Oh, this is easily solved...just assassinate all of their family members' - only to discover that these assassinated Generals were replaced each turn with adoptions. D'OH!


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eightseven87
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posted 05 March 2007 04:43 EDT (US)     12 / 14       
@ Kaidonni
yeah i've noticed that if you assassinate family members one after the other they start getting adoptions. Mind you the adoptions aren't as good and they stop getting them after about the 5th or 6th assassination.
At least thats from my experience.
Silencio
Legionary
posted 05 March 2007 14:02 EDT (US)     13 / 14       
Great faction to play. Lot's of variety and different armies and strategies during different periods. Highly reccomended.
Dr Grip
Legionary
posted 05 March 2007 18:43 EDT (US)     14 / 14       

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@ DR Grip
You wont be able to unlock pontus without modding the Data and Campaign text files

I know, so I downloaded a mod to unlock all the factions.


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