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New Roman
Legionary
posted 04 March 2007 14:05 EDT (US)         
In your oppinion what civilizations are the easiest to expand and maintain?
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Lord Ahm
Legionary
posted 04 March 2007 14:06 EDT (US)     1 / 19       
Gaul

Ahm Heribeus
Is a suits murmur
Enkidu of Uruk
Legionary
(id: thekid951)
posted 04 March 2007 14:10 EDT (US)     2 / 19       
Greece, since it's the campaign I completed fastest and the Greek cities provide a lot of money!

deadly trojan
Legionary
posted 04 March 2007 14:36 EDT (US)     3 / 19       
nah its probably egypt or celsuid empire, i got 150k after 15-30 turn and i haven't actually gone down more than 170k after that (thats celsuid) and egypt was very quick expansion, i mean i littrally finished the long caompaign in like 70-50 decades oops soz i mean turns.
Roman Warlord
Legionary
posted 04 March 2007 14:41 EDT (US)     4 / 19       
Seuloid empire is no way the easest, after the start you attacked by many fractions (ponuts, egypt, armenia and parthinthia)
New Roman
Legionary
posted 04 March 2007 14:44 EDT (US)     5 / 19       
Exactly my thought i found the Seleucids to be one of the hardest campaigns.
deadly trojan
Legionary
posted 04 March 2007 14:52 EDT (US)     6 / 19       
wow really, oh well i attacked them first before they sent there armies to kill me.
New Roman
Legionary
posted 04 March 2007 15:01 EDT (US)     7 / 19       
The early Seleucid units are some of the worst thats why they are usually destroyed by eygpt but if they survive their late game units are some of the best and they can prove to be a challenging enemy. However it is very hard to keep them alive early on and thats why its difficult to play as them in he campaign.
Ar_Kai
Legionary
posted 04 March 2007 15:55 EDT (US)     8 / 19       
Easiest expansion is Parthia. At the start, you have a tricky financial situation, but your horse archers are absolutely deadly against almost any other soldiers.
deadly trojan
Legionary
posted 04 March 2007 16:09 EDT (US)     9 / 19       
yea thats y i beat egypt to a pulp engulf everything, fortune would have i had 2, 3 gold experience genrals with 10 stars to back up, maybe thats the cause but i destroyed them before starting a war with armenia and parthia even tho parthia already attack me.
Roman Warlord
Legionary
posted 04 March 2007 18:12 EDT (US)     10 / 19       
Trojan what difficulty were you playing on as most people here are comenting on vh/vh
TitusMaximus
Legionary
posted 05 March 2007 11:41 EDT (US)     11 / 19       
Aside from the Roman Factions, I would say Egypt. They start strong and they are strategically placed well. They can take the corner of the map and secure it. Then spread across the map moving there best forces to the front, not having to worry about the enemy coming in through the backdoor.

All right, they're on our left, they're on our right, they're in front of us, they're behind us...they can't get away this time."
"We’re surrounded. That simplifies our problem of getting to these people and killing them" [1]
"Alright you bastards, try and shoot me!" (to Korean forces)
"Where do you put the bayonet?" (upon seeing a flamethrower for the first time)
"You don't hurt 'em if you don't hit 'em."
---Quotes from LTG "Chesty" Puller
Silencio
Legionary
posted 05 March 2007 13:57 EDT (US)     12 / 19       
Egypt, Scipii, Brutii, Julii, Britain, Macedon, Greece.
Legion Of Hell
Centurion
posted 05 March 2007 14:08 EDT (US)     13 / 19       
Well I'm doing a Germania campaign. I got Britian, Dacia and now the Gauls have started attacking me, with a strong Julli army in Illyria, coming this way. For me Germania is quite easy to expand but hard to maintain.
deadly trojan
Legionary
posted 05 March 2007 15:11 EDT (US)     14 / 19       
lol i play medium *roman* hehe i know im a noob but now playing it as v/h wow, i cant even defeat a few rabbles of rebels -_-.
Severous
Legionary
posted 05 March 2007 17:24 EDT (US)     15 / 19       
On VH campaign settings the barbarians are hit by the reduced farming income making them a lot harder than at other settings. That said Gaul was my fastest campaign. It had a tight cash flow for the early game so not easy economically.

Greece has many close regions to capture and good finances. Provided you invest in plenty of missile cavalry so you can control the battlefield Id think they could be easiest. Plenty of fighting on all fronts so not for the inexperienced.

Egypt was good. It has a corner to expand form...likewise Britian. You have safe frontiers on two sides and can leave weaker garrisons behind...Egypt has its big city problems though.

For new players I suggest Julii. Gauls are an easy enough enemy to learn on.

[This message has been edited by Severous (edited 03-05-2007 @ 05:26 PM).]

Shaunus
Legionary
posted 05 March 2007 20:29 EDT (US)     16 / 19       
Legions Of Hell:
I am also doing a Germanic campaign at the moment. What settings are you on? I'm on h/h. I'm at 350bc exactly and have taken Vicis Gothi and DDD in the east, Denmark to the north and have just taken Alesia. Also took Lugdunum early on.
I agree its very easy to expand and maintenance is easy so far...
Don't get a lot of income still, but early on there is lts to be taken. If you can beat Gaul to Lugdunum then take it, in the east Gothi and DDD are both poorly guarded rebel towns. Gothi has a wonderful income to. After a while Gaul get weak from having to strectch their forces, but I was worried early on when my spy in Alesia showed that they just kept pumping out unit after unit. Now I've taken it its great, my biggest city by far, newest buildings courtesy of Gaul, was there for the taking pretty soon. Britain not possing much of a threat either. It is definatly on H/H, so I'm still ready for any suprises but none so far. My biggest enemy are rebels i think, Warband popping up all over the place but they seldom have anything more.
steace43
Legionary
posted 06 March 2007 03:42 EDT (US)     17 / 19       

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I am also doing a Germanic campaign at the moment. What settings are you on? I'm on h/h. I'm at 350bc


The game start at year 270 bc...

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Lord Ahm
Legionary
posted 06 March 2007 07:50 EDT (US)     18 / 19       
he could have set the starting point to be 370 BC.

Ahm Heribeus
Is a suits murmur
Shaunus
Legionary
posted 06 March 2007 18:06 EDT (US)     19 / 19       
"he could have set the starting point to be 370 BC."

He could have, but he didn't...
250bc, your quite right.

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