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Topic Subject: Which are better Parthians or Selucids
posted 03 July 2005 16:10 EDT (US)   
help me chose please
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posted 03 July 2005 16:39 EDT (US)     1 / 12  
Play both.Or make a decision on your own. Assuming you are capable of doing so?
Does your inability to be decisive really warrant a thread?
And each faction has it's advantages and disadvantages.


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posted 03 July 2005 18:04 EDT (US)     2 / 12  
Blunderboy - you're really on "Does this warrant a thread?" rampage today, arn't you?

I, personally, prefer the Parthians to the Seleucids, mostly because I don't like phalanx units all too much. Both civilizations have cataphracts, and they both have war elephants. Not much Seleucia has that Parthia doesn't (except Parthia is very cavalry dependant, where as Seleucia could really go either way.


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posted 03 July 2005 18:07 EDT (US)     3 / 12  

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Blunderboy - you're really on "Does this warrant a thread?" rampage today, arn't you?


Yes, yes I am.
And that is a fair point. I think Seleucid is a better choice, more diverse units. Crap, but diverse. Parthia is fun to play as, but I would play as Seleucids first.


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posted 03 July 2005 19:19 EDT (US)     4 / 12  
Parthia's my favorite playable faction, but the Selucids have a highly flexible combination of phalanx and cavalry to reccomend them. They don't have any horse archers, but they're still more versatile than the other Hellenistae.
posted 04 July 2005 08:25 EDT (US)     5 / 12  
Seleucids have crap units? Watcha tokin' mun? Please look again at their unit selection and then come back.

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posted 04 July 2005 12:29 EDT (US)     6 / 12  
I'm refering to early game.


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posted 04 July 2005 14:35 EDT (US)     7 / 12  
In MM, they spammed my campaign map with full-stack armies: all consisting of militia hoplites and peasants.
Indeed, these are crap.

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posted 04 July 2005 17:32 EDT (US)     8 / 12  
Personally I prefer the Seleucids, as they have more variety in their armies, I generally prefer Greeks to Easterners and I think the Seleucid colourscheme and badge is far better than the Parthian ones.

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posted 05 July 2005 00:24 EDT (US)     9 / 12  
I personally like the seluecids better because they are more interesting to play in that they have a wider variety of units in which to choose from and deploy, so dare I say it, there is IMO more strategy. Parthia is mainly just cavalry, and if your going for the long campain, that gets REALLY boring.
posted 05 July 2005 01:46 EDT (US)     10 / 12  
I like the Seleucids mainly because I like to go around with fairly accuracte Alexandrian armies trying to rebuild his empire. Plus sieges are MUCH easier when you have Silver Shield Legionaries. You can't assault a city as the Parthians and expect to win without severe losses.

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posted 05 July 2005 12:47 EDT (US)     11 / 12  
all it takes is at least two rams, and you can have Cataphracts charging into the backs of the units your one units of Desert infantry is holding at the gate.
posted 08 July 2005 13:09 EDT (US)     12 / 12  
Severe losses of eastern infantry isn't a problem.
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