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Rome Strategy Discussion
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Topic Subject: Taking Rome (Seleucid)
posted 26 August 2011 23:48 EDT (US)   
I've taken all of the East, pretty much the entire right third of the map, southern Greece, all islands save Sicily, Britain, Ireland. Only the Spanish, Brits, and all four Roman factions stand aside from me. I want to take Rome. I can't break through the Roman lines, and they can't take my cities (I set up my hopilites deep in my cities, almost right next to the square and they cannot get through no matter what). As I said, I have Caralis, and an invasion fleet coming in from Antioch (they're about halfway there) that I plan on taking and holding Rome with in a semi-blitzkrieg. One problem though; two large SPQR armies standing right outside Rome. My invasion army might be able to beat them one on one, but cannot win a protracted conflict with all of Italy which will happen if I get bogged down. My plan is to try and bleed these two armies by sending over waves of missile troops (primarily cavalry) to whittle these armies down and distract them and get them far away enough from Rome so my main force can land, attack, and take the city. Are there any problems with this plan? Does anyone have any pointers?
posted 27 August 2011 04:54 EDT (US)     1 / 4  
If you have as many territories as you do, you should be able to make and support several invasion armies of first-class troops like Silver Shield Legions and Pikemen, along with Cataphracts or Companions, and maybe some elephants. With an army like that, you should be able to take out the Senate. However, if you feel you can't take on the regular Romans in their own cities, what makes you think you can take them on around Rome? That's the Roman heartland and where they'll have the ability to build their best troops, like Urbans and Praetorian Cavalry. I would encourage you, if you can, to build up a full stack or two of good troops and land in southern Italy, then just work your way up the peninsula. That'll secure your lines of supply and you won't have to worry about fighting on three fronts around Rome. Besides, once you've taken Italy from Croton to Mediolanium and Sicily, you'll have gutted the Romans, and the rest of the game should get a lot easier.

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posted 27 August 2011 13:05 EDT (US)     2 / 4  
Well my plan right now is to just cut the head off the snake and see what happens.
posted 01 September 2011 05:53 EDT (US)     3 / 4  
If you take Rome, won't that allow the three Roman factions to declare war on eachother as the Senate will be destroyed? Then you can pull out of Italy, wait for them to declare war while massing armies on your borders then the minute they start fightng eachother invade.
posted 12 October 2011 14:24 EDT (US)     4 / 4  
i think in theory thats right, but i cant remember the last time i saw two allies turn on each other when they were both AI. but ill give that a try next time. i hope that works because that could make things even more interesting.
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