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by Solaristics
Sat Mar 02, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Aggressors: Ancient Rome
Topic: Strategies for playing Athens?
Replies: 18
Views: 747

Re: Strategies for playing Athens?

I'm continuing to push north with my Athens-Sparta alliance and I'm not far from the north map edge along a wide front and I've met almost no resistance. I'm a bit surprised by this. I also noticed that the AI for those nations have lots of 1-size cities two squares apart. Lots, almost like a matrix...
by Solaristics
Thu Feb 28, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Aggressors: Ancient Rome
Topic: Strategies for playing Athens?
Replies: 18
Views: 747

Re: Strategies for playing Athens?

I suggest not giving up when all looks bleak. I generally agree - the unexpected come back against impossible odds are gaming gold. It was just that it was my first game and I'd made a lot of mistakes and I'd lost Athens and some other cities so I wanted to restart with better knowledge of the game.
by Solaristics
Thu Feb 28, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Aggressors: Ancient Rome
Topic: Strategies for playing Athens?
Replies: 18
Views: 747

Re: Strategies for playing Athens?

Solaristics, please continue your saga. Let us hear how your fortunes fare. Well, so far I've been grinding north with the Athens-Sparta federation. I've met no significant resistance, which is a bit surprising, and I've captured everything in the Balkans below the horizontal gridline with Rome. Ro...
by Solaristics
Tue Feb 26, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Aggressors: Ancient Rome
Topic: Ancient Med scenario turn length?
Replies: 1
Views: 227

Ancient Med scenario turn length?

I don't see this listed anywhere - how long does the scenario run for?
by Solaristics
Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Aggressors: Ancient Rome
Topic: Strategies for playing Athens?
Replies: 18
Views: 747

Re: Strategies for playing Athens?

Does anyone know how the AI calculates power? Does it take into account unit training buffs? If you are talking about that "power" indicators - no, it doesn't take into consideration improvements and neither it's current health. The information is a rough estimate and that is by design because the ...
by Solaristics
Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Aggressors: Ancient Rome
Topic: Strategies for playing Athens?
Replies: 18
Views: 747

Re: Strategies for playing Athens?

Solaristics, you are a diplomatic powerhouse, but I implore you to consider the wise words from Napoleon, "To be nice is a vice. Beware making too many friends lest you have no enemies left to war with." Thanks for the advice, but like Napoleon found in Europe, enemies are not hard to come by in th...
by Solaristics
Sun Feb 24, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: Aggressors: Ancient Rome
Topic: Strategies for playing Athens?
Replies: 18
Views: 747

Re: Strategies for playing Athens?

After playing a few more starts I decided that Athens was a bit like playing Byzantium in EU4: Avoiding being strangled at birth needs some RNG to go your way early. My biggest issue was Ptolemies declaring war early after a federation with Sparta so I decided to put the Ptolemies AI on noob to make...
by Solaristics
Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Aggressors: Ancient Rome
Topic: Strategies for playing Athens?
Replies: 18
Views: 747

Re: Strategies for playing Athens?

Thanks for the reply, I’ll take a look (although, as you know, Sparta have a significantly stronger starting position, or so it seems to me).
by Solaristics
Sun Feb 24, 2019 6:39 am
Forum: Aggressors: Ancient Rome
Topic: Strategies for playing Athens?
Replies: 18
Views: 747

Strategies for playing Athens?

I’ve had a few starts trying to play Athens with the following outcomes: - my first outing I managed to get a Federation with Sparta but after a while I was attacked on several fronts by the Ptolomies, Carthage, Rome and some smaller players simultaneously and after a while decided to restart as it ...
by Solaristics
Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Aggressors: Ancient Rome
Topic: Ptolemies never accept Athenian treaties
Replies: 14
Views: 756

Re: Ptolemies never accept Athenian treaties

Thanks for clearing that up so quickly. The root of my confusion was thinking the attitude bar measured trust (which is correct) but then getting a message telling me to build more trust even though my trust was at maximum (and also not realising that the trust metric is not the only thing that is t...
by Solaristics
Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Aggressors: Ancient Rome
Topic: Ptolemies never accept Athenian treaties
Replies: 14
Views: 756

Re: Ptolemies never accept Athenian treaties

Thanks for the quick reply. Sparta+Ptolemies did happen on the campaign map. Just to confirm, on the tool tip the yellow are positive effects and the red negative effects on attitude? With respect to the overall attitude bar, I'd be more interested to see their diplomatic disposition towards me with...
by Solaristics
Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Aggressors: Ancient Rome
Topic: Ptolemies never accept Athenian treaties
Replies: 14
Views: 756

Re: Ptolemies never accept Athenian treaties

Thanks for the reply. What game play effects does the attitude bar have in that case? In most games I'm familiar with the more positive the attitude the more likely the AI is to make treaties and maintain treaties with you, and the more negative the attitude the less likely they are to make them and...
by Solaristics
Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Aggressors: Ancient Rome
Topic: Ptolemies never accept Athenian treaties
Replies: 14
Views: 756

Ptolemies never accept Athenian treaties

I'm playing Athens and the Ptolemies diplomatic attitude bar is full ("admiration") and has been for many turns but every time I propose a treaty I get rebuffed with an I need to build more trust message - even for the most basic treaty request (city visibility, I think). Is this WAD?
by Solaristics
Tue Feb 19, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Aggressors: Ancient Rome
Topic: Interface question
Replies: 1
Views: 176

Interface question

I'm having some frustrations with the interface and the most annoying is selecting a unit from a group. I've read the pinned post and done the tutorial but I'm finding that (1) clicking on the banner doesn't always work - it seems to be when a unit is on the square above, under the banner on the uni...
by Solaristics
Thu Feb 14, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Aggressors: Ancient Rome
Topic: I'm uncertain about buying this game
Replies: 4
Views: 505

I'm uncertain about buying this game

While the board posts seem very positive, after watching some playthrough videos I'm not sure it is for me: My main concerns are that the game play might be a little basic and that the theme is fairly superficial and it is really a generic 4x game with an ancient veneer. I'm not saying this is true,...
by Solaristics
Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Check Your 6!
Topic: Review Posted on Wargamer
Replies: 15
Views: 3435

Re: Review Posted on Wargamer

if we compare it with Over the Reich or Achtung Spitfire... I too was hoping that AS was going to be the baseline and CY6 was going to build upon it. Seems that the hobby continues to reinvent the wheel. The most important thing about AS is that it probably had the best AI of any game I played - I ...
by Solaristics
Fri Mar 16, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Check Your 6!
Topic: Hmmm
Replies: 2
Views: 985

Re: Hmmm

Also cant say I am enamoured by the graphics much - too gloomy and dark. Especially for bright August English days. Needs to be attractive to play. Mate, which England do you live in? I'm moving to Pocklington. Although, I do find the graphics on the preview videos a bit, I don't know, harsh perhap...
by Solaristics
Fri Nov 10, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: Anniversary Coupons
Replies: 120
Views: 742253

Re: Anniversary Coupons

It is possible to use the coupon code more than once during its 30-day validity period? (There is something I want to buy now but I'm holding off because I'm considering buying something else as well.)
by Solaristics
Sat Oct 21, 2017 11:42 am
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: Thermopylae 279 BC scenario
Replies: 3
Views: 306

Re: Thermopylae 279 BC scenario

Eventually they used the same pass that the Persians used in 480 BC to outflank the Greeks They had 200 years to build a wall, create barricades, or rig a landslide to close that pass during times of war. Not closing the exhaust vent on the Death Star doesn't look so unbelievable after all (putting...
by Solaristics
Fri Oct 13, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: Field of Glory II
Topic: FofG II for MAC?
Replies: 9
Views: 863

Re: FofG II for MAC?

Tokhuah wrote:This is disappointing. There is not reason for me to follow this project or come to this forum ever again. No need to respond because I will never see it anyway.
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