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TotalWarFanatic
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posted 27 April 2006 23:06 EDT (US)         
Come on down Undefeatable,EOJ,Severous, and co, the battle pic thread is back in business!

Practicing my effects...
http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g169/TWFanatic/BackgroundBlured.jpg
Background blured^

http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g169/TWFanatic/RadiatingSpartan2.jpg
Radiating Spartan^

http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g169/TWFanatic/SpeedySpartan.jpg
Speedy Spartan^

more:
http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g169/TWFanatic/Spartans1.jpg
http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g169/TWFanatic/gladiator.jpg
http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g169/TWFanatic/effects.jpg
http//i56.photobucket.com/albums/g169/TWFanatic/ttt2.jpg
http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g169/TWFanatic/ttt3.jpg


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[This message has been edited by TotalWarFanatic (edited 05-07-2006 @ 10:17 AM).]

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EnemyofJupitor
HG Alumnus Superbus
posted 06 May 2006 12:20 EDT (US)     51 / 92       
Yes, I've found out (By accident) that if you run cavalry through a phalanx, they die instantly.

Sorry for the delay, guys, I'm waiting for my pics to load on image shack. There's 13 of them- unlucky for some.


And I shall go Softly into the Night Taking my Dreams As will You
EnemyofJupitor
HG Alumnus Superbus
posted 06 May 2006 13:08 EDT (US)     52 / 92       
Fineally.
Strangly, there was something odd about TWFs last words, about the defeat bit, anyway.
Can't see it.

Ah! The continuation of the Italian campain, as documented by EoJ.
The date-241 BC, winter
The factions- Greece V SPQR and Julii
The armies- Thaulos of Ilium (1387) V Cassius Maxentius (1352) and the sallying garrison of Arretium (Decius Julius, 1154)
The location- Fields south of Arretium
The background- Phase 3 of the Italian campain was given the go ahead, and Thaulos of Ilium, capturer of Arimmiun, marched west to take Arretium, the Julii capital. Phase 3 was the final stage of the long Italian campain, and the 3 armies that had landed in Italy, led by 3 of the greatest generals Greece had to offer. Thaulos seiged Arretium, while the Northen army prepared to go northwards to capture the Julii town and springboard into Gaul, the sothern army planned to engage the Senate army and take Rome.
However, the Senate took matters into their own hands, and sent Cassius Maxentius northwards to releive Arretium. Thaulos knew he was beaten, faced with two armies supirior in numbers and in experiance, and gave a speech to his men, saying all that wish to may leave. However, much to his suprise, none left.
The day dawned, and when Thaulos hoped to be a glorius end began.
The battle

The pre-battle screen.

As you can see, I'm heavily outnumberd.

This was my first time with the phalanx circle, and I figured I might as well in the face of such odds. It was either that or in the corner. Notice that I only have one reserve of armoured hoplites and the rest cavalry and the General. This is to prove my downfall.

The Senate in the foreground, me in the middle ground and the Julii in the far background.

They are coming!

The first of many action shots I took- this one is the first charge of the Senate.

The Senate general breaks through. I put my armoured hoplite reserve behind the split hoplites.

The Julii charge. This stretches me even more. Notice they mass on the edges of the square/circle.

The thin line- The Julii general leads the attack on the desperatly thin line of Hoplites. The Armoured hoplite reserve is now spread to a very brittle 2 deep line formation to cover the whole of the buckleing line. It's only a matter of time.
At this point I would have retreated had I not been surrounded. But there you go.

'Out of Doubt, out of Dark to the day's rising
I came singing in the Sun, sword unsheathing.
To hope's end I rode and to heart's breaking:
Now for wrath, now for ruin and a red nightfall!'- Thaulos of Ilium, as chargeing into the breach.

The line, brused and buckleing, finally went. A unit of Holites ran, leaving a gapeing hole for the romans to pounce on. Thaulos, however, made a defient geusture, and charged into the breach. My thoughts here were 'I can't win, so I'll take the brunt of the attack here, and try to sneak my hoplites away.' Unfortunatly, I couldn't.

Decideing on a last, defient charge, I took the hoplites from the back, who had not done much, and put them on the front line, which was nearly swept away. Thaulos was lost in a battle rage, straying too far from his army into the mass of enemies. Two seconds after i took this, he died, after takeing down yet another Julii family member.

Without any leadership, the rest of the previusly stalewart hoplites turned and ran. Many were slaughterd in the chase afterwards.

A defeat- my first of the greek campain. However, we went out in glory, even if we inflicted half the casulties they did.

Post Mortem-
My downfall was trusting too much in a single, brittle line. It would have worked, however, if I had instead of Normal hoplites, armoured hoplites, as they held well until the death of the general. Next time I would make the circle smaller, and put in more reserves- as the fronline buckled I had nothing to answer with. At least here I learn from my mistakes.

Aftermath-

But where does this leave phase 3 of the Italian campain? Not too wounded as you might expect, my friends. Yes, a whole army was wiped out, but there are two more there. The army that was previusly going North instead has taken on the task of secureing Northen Italy. The southern army will invade Rome or defend southen Italian provences depending on the movement of the Senate's army.
Even in the light of my defeat I still planned quickly- 'Operation Pheonix fire' is approved by the greek council. It involves shipping an army (That incleuds 5 sparten units) that was previusly going to Pontus to Italia and doing a lightning strike on the Senate and it's army. This would leave the other armies to conquer Roman lands to their leasure.
However, intelligence has reached greek ears that the Julii have expanded into Gaul, our lifelon allies. Allready preperations have begun, and plans for 'Operation: Boar hunt' is beggining to take shape. It's aims?
1) To wipe out the Julii completly
2) To neutralise any threat of Gaul
3) To expand the greek empire into Britain
4) To establish a springboard into Germania and Iberia.

Another great post by EoJ

EDIT: Damm- Image shack isn't working. What shall I do to fix it?


And I shall go Softly into the Night Taking my Dreams As will You

[This message has been edited by EnemyofJupitor (edited 05-06-2006 @ 01:10 PM).]

TotalWarFanatic
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posted 06 May 2006 13:39 EDT (US)     53 / 92       
DEATH *cough* TO PHOTOSHOP! *cough* Man that's pretty *cough* dusty Severous.

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Severous
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posted 06 May 2006 19:17 EDT (US)     54 / 92       
Hope you get the pictures working EoJ. The narrative makes it sound interesting.

I dont get too hung up on defeats. Not small ones anyway.

This ended in an average defeat. Killed 100 cavalry and archers before I routed. 18 of these mercenaries survived to fight another day.


Im on my first Egyptian campaign and have just built a stables and my first Desert Cavalry. Nice to have some cavalry in my army. This was the first battle they fought in. Its a very steep battlefield. New unit of cavalry, enemy peasants, downhil..charge!


One chevron of experience would be earned by my new Desert Cavalry before this battle is over.

[This message has been edited by Severous (edited 05-06-2006 @ 07:19 PM).]

TotalWarFanatic
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posted 06 May 2006 20:01 EDT (US)     55 / 92       
*big eyed smilie* That's a STEEP hill, no horse could go down that baby at even a trot.

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Severous
Legionary
posted 07 May 2006 02:00 EDT (US)     56 / 92       
TotalWarFanatic
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posted 07 May 2006 10:18 EDT (US)     57 / 92       
Check out the main topic, I put some new pics up since many of the old links were broken.

Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level then beat you with experience.
It would be a violation of my code as a gentleman to engage in a battle of wits with an unarmed person.-Veeblefester
Ego is the anesthetic for the pain of stupidity.-me A fine is a tax for doing wrong. A tax is a fine for doing well.
I've put most of my units/skins and ss of them on my new site!:
http://totalwarfantic.tripod.com/
Proud winner of most underrated forumer award!
EnemyofJupitor
HG Alumnus Superbus
posted 07 May 2006 10:22 EDT (US)     58 / 92       
Just go to http://s41.photobucket.com/albums/e299/EnemyofJupitor/? for my pics. It stars with the one entitled 'Greece-Italiacampain11-Arretium.jpg', and from there is in chronological order.

And I shall go Softly into the Night Taking my Dreams As will You
TotalWarFanatic
Legionary
posted 07 May 2006 11:35 EDT (US)     59 / 92       

I like that one.
Wow I just looked at the pictures, you didn't do to bad considering you had less than half the troops as did the Roman scum. I feel bad for you though, not because you lost, but because your using all those lame vanilla skins.

Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level then beat you with experience.
It would be a violation of my code as a gentleman to engage in a battle of wits with an unarmed person.-Veeblefester
Ego is the anesthetic for the pain of stupidity.-me A fine is a tax for doing wrong. A tax is a fine for doing well.
I've put most of my units/skins and ss of them on my new site!:
http://totalwarfantic.tripod.com/
Proud winner of most underrated forumer award!

[This message has been edited by TotalWarFanatic (edited 05-07-2006 @ 11:40 AM).]

EnemyofJupitor
HG Alumnus Superbus
posted 07 May 2006 12:15 EDT (US)     60 / 92       
I know- I'm waiting for my first huge city to get those Sparten royal guard.
You know, TWF, if you did a re-skin of the normal hoplites, I would like it a lot. And one of the armoured hoplites.

And I shall go Softly into the Night Taking my Dreams As will You
Severous
Legionary
posted 07 May 2006 12:16 EDT (US)     61 / 92       
Seen the pictures now EoJ. Outnumbered by romans you were defeated. I think i would have tried a mix of more offense, and more defense.

More offense. All the cavalry, including the general, and archers. They have two objectives, kill the SPQR general, and get their own general back to the main force. Kill the 6 star SPQR general and you remove a significant advantage. SQPR doesnt look like its got any cavalry except the general so makes the kill a bit easier.

More defense. The corner furthest away from Julii and SPQR. You have the same options you had in the circle,that is how long to make the main line and thus how much defense in depth. Corner might just offer a slight height advantage (cant tell) and is further for enemy to march.

Keep cavalry outside the circle/corner to draw off enemy and see if it can pick off routers or skirmishers. ?

This is the toughest battle to date in my VH/VH Egyptian campaign. Judean rebel army from out of nowhere has me delaying my advance on Damascus.

TotalWarFanatic
Legionary
posted 07 May 2006 12:19 EDT (US)     62 / 92       
^Ouch
HEY EOJ! I've reskined the armoured hoplites, gave them black armour, shields, helmets and everything really, their right here (screenshots included):
http://rtw.heavengames.com/downloads/showfile.php?fileid=4068
pic:
[JPEG, (113.54 KB)]
Maybe I'll reskin the hoplite to.


Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level then beat you with experience.
It would be a violation of my code as a gentleman to engage in a battle of wits with an unarmed person.-Veeblefester
Ego is the anesthetic for the pain of stupidity.-me A fine is a tax for doing wrong. A tax is a fine for doing well.
I've put most of my units/skins and ss of them on my new site!:
http://totalwarfantic.tripod.com/
Proud winner of most underrated forumer award!

[This message has been edited by TotalWarFanatic (edited 05-07-2006 @ 12:20 PM).]

EnemyofJupitor
HG Alumnus Superbus
posted 07 May 2006 12:31 EDT (US)     63 / 92       
*mental note to get hoplites of Zeus working, and to download black hoplites*
@Severous- remember, I didn't plan for this.
I wanted to try something different, instead of sticking it in the corner which wouldn't have made a great battle story. I tried the formation that Undefeatable posted in the stratagy section.
SPQR had 4 generals, and the Julii 2, so I don't think the cavalry strike would have worked.

Perhaps next time that happens I should try the long line in the sand, or just wait for 'Operation Pheonix fire' to come, which has Spartens. Should be interesting next time I attack Rome.


And I shall go Softly into the Night Taking my Dreams As will You
TotalWarFanatic
Legionary
posted 07 May 2006 12:33 EDT (US)     64 / 92       
The Spatans will kick ass, Urban Cohorts going down!
Spartiates have 1 better attack and 2 better morale than armoured hops, give them a shot. But you can only train them in Sparta, and it takes time to ship them over.

Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level then beat you with experience.
It would be a violation of my code as a gentleman to engage in a battle of wits with an unarmed person.-Veeblefester
Ego is the anesthetic for the pain of stupidity.-me A fine is a tax for doing wrong. A tax is a fine for doing well.
I've put most of my units/skins and ss of them on my new site!:
http://totalwarfantic.tripod.com/
Proud winner of most underrated forumer award!
Severous
Legionary
posted 07 May 2006 13:06 EDT (US)     65 / 92       
Up against 6 mounted generals...yep would have made the killing of the enemy 6* general pretty difficult.

Heres the battle vs those Judean Zealots.

The men in black...vanilla RTW style. No mods here.

General all alone doing his stuff. Zealots might chase him for a while but can never catch him. Cat and mouse for ages as the Generals archers whittle the Zealots down in ones and twos. Usinf height and rear shots for max kills.

Judean general had enough of that. Chased me around the map. Firing whilst fleeing didnt kill many of the generals bodyguard but perhaps knocked off hit points making most on 1 point. Leading the enemy general to my troops who are frantically organising themselves

Fire

Onto the spears...

Enemy general had enough. General himself is vulnerable

Split second I unpaused the enemy general fell. But dont know where he went. Close up spears shows why not good for horses.

Some time later after my army went up the hill it decided to run once the Judeans attacked. This drew a couple of zealots into hot persuit and the archers I had been after for a long time. General now in an ideal position to kill the enemy archers.

Which he does.

Judean must have used some religious chant..broke archers with hardly any contact..and causing no casulaties

Other archers still firing

Got one Zealot routed. Slingers will turn back to mop them up in hand to hand.


My general rushed back to help his routing archers. Found peasants had also done the normal peasant thing and also were routing. Blew his horn and routing archers recovered.

Crunch point. Those Zealots are spearmen.

But Zealots had had enough. Exhausted and with enemy on both sides (chariots and peasants)..they routed...and died.

Battle timer low. So attacked up the hill quickly. My troops were exhausted, the enemy fresh. When they charged the skirmishing slingers they were fast and caught the slingers. Many slingers died before arrows and chariot were able to weaken and rout the zealots.

Victory.

Few casualties apart from the slingers.

Got a famous battle marker for that.

TotalWarFanatic
Legionary
posted 07 May 2006 19:57 EDT (US)     66 / 92       
Nice job, you won that with ease.

Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level then beat you with experience.
It would be a violation of my code as a gentleman to engage in a battle of wits with an unarmed person.-Veeblefester
Ego is the anesthetic for the pain of stupidity.-me A fine is a tax for doing wrong. A tax is a fine for doing well.
I've put most of my units/skins and ss of them on my new site!:
http://totalwarfantic.tripod.com/
Proud winner of most underrated forumer award!
Undefeatable
Legionary
posted 09 May 2006 14:30 EDT (US)     67 / 92       
Well. Again, I missed a lot. I guess thats what happens when you go camping for a few days. Anyway, as usual you guys kick ass. Nice pics!

EnemyofJupitor :: Sorry that tactic didnt work out for ya. A couple of things I would have done different, and it may have worked for ya. Nice battle pics though, and a great effort man. With that formation, you dont know where the enemy might show up, so you usually have to micromanage the formation.

I would have went from this,

To this

Double up the lines, and focus on the area of attack.


TWF ::

Undefeatable
Legionary
posted 09 May 2006 16:38 EDT (US)     68 / 92       
New battle pic story coming tonight in T-Minus 2.5 hours and counting...

Stay tuned...

Undefeatable
Legionary
posted 09 May 2006 18:42 EDT (US)     69 / 92       
Heres a pic from my previous campaign with the Greek's. All hail the Greek's! Anyway, heres the shot of the last battle that won me the game! Enjoy for now.


TotalWarFanatic
Legionary
posted 09 May 2006 20:14 EDT (US)     70 / 92       
I'll have to make a witty comeback ss, stay tuned!
That second one looks like a good strategy, maybe I'll try it sometime.
Hey unde, I guess this is the wrong thread and forum, but I'd love to play you. I'm free tommarow from about 9:30 to 11:30. We'll settle this thing once and for all , you host one battle and me one. Anytime between then I'm just chillin and can play you...or EOJ! Or serveous, I don't know why it's fun to play fellow forumers, I guess I've been looking at your picture storys for over a month and want to see them in action.
Oh, we need to know eachothers time zones to. Any password is fine to me.

Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level then beat you with experience.
It would be a violation of my code as a gentleman to engage in a battle of wits with an unarmed person.-Veeblefester
Ego is the anesthetic for the pain of stupidity.-me A fine is a tax for doing wrong. A tax is a fine for doing well.
I've put most of my units/skins and ss of them on my new site!:
http://totalwarfantic.tripod.com/
Proud winner of most underrated forumer award!
skullhunter
Banned
posted 09 May 2006 21:49 EDT (US)     71 / 92       
This was my proudest moment in RTR it was the best battle i ever had

http://img222.imageshack.us/img222/9797/greatestvictoryever8fu.jpg

What do you think? am Just the greatest :P

[This message has been edited by skullhunter (edited 05-09-2006 @ 09:52 PM).]

TotalWarFanatic
Legionary
posted 10 May 2006 09:17 EDT (US)     72 / 92       
Wow, that was nice.

Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level then beat you with experience.
It would be a violation of my code as a gentleman to engage in a battle of wits with an unarmed person.-Veeblefester
Ego is the anesthetic for the pain of stupidity.-me A fine is a tax for doing wrong. A tax is a fine for doing well.
I've put most of my units/skins and ss of them on my new site!:
http://totalwarfantic.tripod.com/
Proud winner of most underrated forumer award!
Undefeatable
Legionary
posted 10 May 2006 09:45 EDT (US)     73 / 92       
Thats what I thought. Great win! It would have been nice to see the battle pic story of that.

TWF: Did you like that screenie?

TotalWarFanatic
Legionary
posted 10 May 2006 09:47 EDT (US)     74 / 92       
Yeah, read my post thats four up. I want to play you, I'm available right now and for another hour and a half. My name is phalax is (my current record). I'm gonna go play now.

Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level then beat you with experience.
It would be a violation of my code as a gentleman to engage in a battle of wits with an unarmed person.-Veeblefester
Ego is the anesthetic for the pain of stupidity.-me A fine is a tax for doing wrong. A tax is a fine for doing well.
I've put most of my units/skins and ss of them on my new site!:
http://totalwarfantic.tripod.com/
Proud winner of most underrated forumer award!

[This message has been edited by TotalWarFanatic (edited 05-10-2006 @ 09:59 AM).]

Undefeatable
Legionary
posted 10 May 2006 10:15 EDT (US)     75 / 92       
Ah shit dude, I cant now, Im at work lol. What about tonight after 5:00 PM, Eastern daylight time.??
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