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How not to butcher a fool

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Number of Players: 2
Player 1's Name: Me
Player 2's Name: {TFA}MIKELTAVIUS-A
# of Denarii: 125000
OK in my defence he had the camera on restricted view because if he didnt I would not have taken so long in attacking and murdering him. In this game he made every mistake possible. First he choose Macedonian which we all know is a flaky faction who poo there pants when under no pressure. Further mistakes include taking the option of being at the bottom of a hill with onagers and archers and therefore removing the advantages that these might give. When seeing he had onagers I rushed in the troops and eliminated them from the equation so he spent all that money and they where useless. Other mistakes inlcuded choosing armoured general for his cavalry so cutting there numbers in half. So just sit back and enjoy the thrill of the chase.
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Rating: 3
I agreed with the "nubbie" part at least - your opponent did suck.

However, there are a couple things on which you could improve:
1. Wedge formation. This is a dedicated anti-infantry formation, when chasing down units or in a cav fight, normal formation is better. Had your opponent had real cavalry, you might have lost the cav duel due to the poor formation.
2. Slightly careless - the cav charge seemed to have gone slightly awry to me, and I don't suppose running Sacred Band out of phalanx right into pikes was intentional? ;)

Generally good performance though, no boring moments, marred only by the poor opponent.

Additional Comments:
Consider having 6 Sacred Band cavalry, making up for the cost by replacing one or more of the infantry with Poeni. Reason: Sacred Band cavalry are much better than Long Shields, while Poeni infantry can still measure up to the top units - you gain quite a lot of cav power and lose a unit that might be a liability, while losing very little in the infantry arena.

BTW, are you sure this is a 30000 game?

- Firefox @ The RTWH Reviewing Team

EDIT: Took one point off because you kept changing the name.

[Edited on 05/03/05 @ 07:51 AM]

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