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End of Game Army Composition

Post by IainMcNeil » Thu Nov 24, 2005 4:00 pm

I'm interested to hear what your army compositions are at the end of the game. Tell me squad type, level & equipment. Also, what difficulty level you played the majority of the game in. Did you find it too easy, too hard or just right? Thanks!

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Post by duncan » Thu Nov 24, 2005 4:39 pm

Hi everybody


I have finished the campaigns (romans & gauls) on normal and I found it "easy". I've only encountered problems in those time-limited battles, they're the only ones I've replayed. I once didn't know why I lose the scenario (radar map full of blues and no red) until I discover that little general hidden in a corner :roll: . I'm founding "hard" level rewarding, but I got more trouble with the last demo scenario on normal...maybe because I was a newbie...

I also found the Gaul campaign easier than the roman (considering you have to play roman before, I would expect just the opposite). The hardest campaign is Civil War...

ROMAN:

1 General (16)
2 archers (20, 16)
1 hastatii (24)
1 principes (32)
1 legionaires (24)
4 pretorians (22, 21, 13, 11)
3 heavy cavalry (22, 24, 10)
4 auxilia (28, 24, 17, 6)
1 militia (31)
1 Dumbo (13)

and GAUL:

1 general (9)
1 skirmisher (14)
5 light infantry (15, 15, 14, 12 and 9)
4 veterans (19, 18, 15, 15)
3 naked fanatics (14, 13, 11)
2 archers (10)
2 nobles (14, 14)
1 militia (18 level)
1 scout (17)
1 javelin men (10)


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Post by zedeyejoe » Sat Nov 26, 2005 6:50 pm

My Roman army on Hard level (just right)

Legate (18 )
Skirmishers (32)
Scouts (19)
3x Auxilary Archers (31, 31, 29)
2x Auxila (19, 17)
Auxilary Cav (17)
2x Hastati (21. 19)
2x Legionary (20, 18 )
2x Praetorians (23, 14)
2x Noble Cav (2x 19)

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Post by venividivici » Sun Nov 27, 2005 8:12 pm

Playing Roman on Normal I would have to say Normal felt like Easy except for some of the later time limited battles of less than 2 minutes duration with only 10 or 12 units - these were quite tough and needed a few replays to get the tactics just right. Going to play Celts on Hard next. All of the heavy infantry units were on grade 3 or 4 weapons and armour. Everything else on grade 2

Total Exp points = 115960

Legate (16)
Militia I (40)
Militia II (39)
Scouts (22)
Auxilia I (21)
Auxilia II (23)
Velites I (22)
Velites II (23)
Praetorian I (23)
Praetorian II (22)
Praetorian III (23)
Praetorian IV (21)
Triarii I (23)
Triarii II (19)
Triarii III (17)
Triarii IV (18 )
Triarii V (15)
Auxiliary Cavalry I (14)
Auxiliary Cavalry II (13)

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Post by okiotheman » Tue Nov 29, 2005 5:55 pm

Game started at lowest level, then went to HARD setting when it was too easy. The HARD setting was just right and made the game fun and challenging.

ROMAN:
Equipment was upgraded to level 3 at the most.
1 General (22)
2 archers (27, 13)
1 hastatii (27)
1 skirmisher (37)
4 legionaires (23,17,16,1)
1 pretorians (14)
1 heavy cavalry (22)
2 auxilia inf (36, 33)
1 Scout (30)
1 elephant (5)
1 spearman (23)

GAUL: on HARD setting all the way.
Equipment was upgraded to the most level 2. General, Calvary and Veteran units had at least level 3 equipment
1 general (17)
1 skirmisher (19)
4 warriors (17, 15, 13, 10)
3 veterans (21, 18, 10)
2 naked fanatics (13, 2)
3 archers (17, 14, 1)
1 nobles (16)
1 scout (17)
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Post by venividivici » Wed Nov 30, 2005 4:58 pm

Just finished Celts on Hard and I have to say that it felt very easy indeed. I ran through the whole campaign in an afternoon :shock: Surely this should feel much harder ? I didn't do anything vastly different to my Roman campaign on Normal and just built an evolving army with armour/weapon upgrades applied after the army was complete. All veteran, noble and fanatic units had grade 2-4 improvements.

Final Exp points: 172500

General (12)
Skirmishers I (15)
Scouts I (16)
Militia I (18 )
Militia II (15)
Militia III (16)
Militia IV (17)
Veterans I (17)
Veterans II (16)
Veterans III (17)
Veterans IV (15)
Veterans V (15)
Veterans VI (14)
Fanatics I (14)
Fanatics II (9)
Nobles I (15)
Nobles II (14)
Nobles III (15)

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Post by zedeyejoe » Thu Dec 01, 2005 9:06 am

OK, Roman army finished on Hardest level (a tough challenge)

Legate (16)
2x Milita (both 16)
skirmishers (26)
Scouts (15,17)
Archers (34, 34, 33, 27) - archers are not as powerful in the harder level games, so I needed 4 units
Hastati (20)
2x Praetorians (20, 18 )
2x Auxilia (20, 23)
Auxilary Cavalry (22)
Elephant (11)

Cash 4,585
Fame 1,111,945

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Post by IainMcNeil » Thu Dec 01, 2005 10:10 am

Thanks for the feedback guys - keep it coming!

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Post by venividivici » Thu Dec 01, 2005 3:15 pm

zedeyejoe wrote:Fame 1,111,945
A million exp points :shock: Does V.Hard churn out vastly more exp. points per scenario then ?? Its almost impossible to get above 200,000 on Normal or Hard. I'm playing on V.Hard Celts at the moment and i'm not seeing vastly inflated exp. points early on in the campaign.

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Post by IainMcNeil » Thu Dec 01, 2005 3:44 pm

Yes, the difficulty level effects the fame earned. Its about twice as much on very hard compared to normal.

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Post by venividivici » Thu Dec 01, 2005 3:56 pm

Thanks for the info. Looks like I will be needing all that extra fame to heal my badly mauled units :lol: Very Hard is truly VERY :shock: hard

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Post by okiotheman » Thu Dec 01, 2005 4:48 pm

I think what would be interesting is to fight on line with the army you completed with at the end of the single player game. 8)
Imagine 2 Roman armies hitting each other with everything they have controlled by a real person.
Everything may hinge on your Legate's training and command control. :wink:
Anyway, I'm sure someone has already thought of that. :oops:
Cheers.

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Post by lavaxxx » Sun Dec 04, 2005 11:45 am

Hi!

Finished my first campaign on normal (after 4 abortive starts).

Here's how I finished off:

Legate -21
Spearman - 21
Velites - 23, 18
Hestati - 23, 21, 20, 20, 10
Principe - 27, 25, 24, 24, 14
Triarii - 22, 20
Aux Archers - 22, 20
Aux Cavalry - 16, 14

Fame - 96,320

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Post by hidde » Sun Dec 04, 2005 2:40 pm

Hi
First campaign. Hard:

Legate - 17
Skirmishers - 23, 22
Scouts - 26
Auxillia - 28, 27, 16
Principe - 32, 17
Aux.Cavalry - 23, 19
Legionary - 21, 20
Triarii - 25
Praetorian - 22
Aux. Archers - 19, 19, 17

Fame - 397145

Top three:
Total kills
Auxillia I - 2652
Principe I - 2639
Legionary I - 1612

Highest kills
Aux. Cavalry I - 128
Auxillia I - 125
Principe I - 114

Worst casualties
Triarii - 40
Auxillia I - 39
PrincipeI - 35

Highest exp.
Auxillia I - 7479
Principe I - 6434
Triarii - 4938

If you studie the statistics you can understand why my favorite units are Auxillia & Principe :D

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Roman Campaign, Very Hard

Post by miki » Sun Dec 04, 2005 7:55 pm

Roman Campaign, Very Hard level.

Units, in purchased order:

Legate 25
Auxilia 19
Auxilia 20
Principes 24

Principes 24
Principes 25
Principes 22
Triarii 24

Archers 27
Archers 27
Principes 21
Principes 20

Aux. Cavalry 17
Aux. Cavalry 18
Archers 22
Principes 16

Auxilia 12
Praetrorian 15
Archers 17
Aux. Cavalry 10

Different levels of equipment, for an average of level 2 (2-4 most units)

Fame: 1.083.195

I fought ALL the battles at Very Hard level, EXCEPT Cynoscephalos, which was inwinable at that level (30+ tries), and I had to tone it down to Hard level in order to achieve victory.
Saludos
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Post by sacredzero » Tue Dec 06, 2005 1:29 pm

Romans
Type/Level/Armour Levels
Legate I/17/All 3
Malitia I/18/-
Skirmishers I/12/-
Scouts I/15/-
Auxiliary Archers I/31/All 3
Praetorian I/27/All 3 + Armour 5
Praetorian II/27/All 3 + Armour 5
Auxiliary Archers II/30/All 3
Praetorian III/29/All 3 + Armour 5
Auxiliary Archers III/27/All 3
Auxiliary Archers IV/28/All 3
Fame
122190
Difficulty
Normal
Tactics
I usually had the Praetorian's in front, with the Auxiliary Archers just behind. I only used the Malitia, Skirmishers and Scouts if I kept losing a battle (after buying most of the others, obviously I used them before.) The only times I had trouble were on the very short time limit maps. Often the Auxiliary Archers would take out the advancing infantry before they were near enough to the Praetorian's for them to start fighting.

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Post by lavaxxx » Wed Dec 07, 2005 1:46 pm

Hi!

Finished my first campaign on Hard using Republican units only (luv those republicans :wink: ).

Here is how it ended up:

Legate - 20

Scouts - 33
Nobles - 10

Velites - 28, 25, 22, 12, 12

Hastati - 24, 23, 23, 20, 15
Principe - 29, 29, 27, 19, 18
Triarii - 11, 9

Fame: 387,720

Very Kewl. Enjoyed the campaign.

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Post by zedeyejoe » Wed Dec 07, 2005 10:07 pm

Celts on Very Hard level

Gold 940
Fame 471060

General (16)
Skirmishers (18 )
2x Scouts (15,14)
4x Warriors (17, 15, 3, 4)
2x Veterans (20,17)
2x Fanatics (11,10)
2x Nobles (17, 17)
4x Archers (17, 15, 14, 14)
2x Javelinmen (14, 4)

The very early games were very hard to complete but once I could afford some Warriors I found every other battle fairly easy. It was the Scouts that won the early campaign for me though.

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Post by lavaxxx » Thu Dec 08, 2005 12:47 am

zedeyejoe wrote:It was the Scouts that won the early campaign for me though.
Indeed,

Scouts seem quite good. Look up a bit at my final army, my scout unit received the most promotions of all my troops. I found that a bit surprising, however, I also discovered in my last campaign how to use them to their best effect. The tactic I used was to... well... that would be telling wouldn't it?

:wink:

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Post by duncan » Thu Dec 08, 2005 10:53 am

It seems people are not using Dumbos in single too much...and those of us who used them didn't manage to get them into lots of exp-point'd killing machines (like Jimi Hendrix said "Are You Really Experienced?)". I recruited one, but the unit didn't seem to work like principes or whatever, poor stats. However, people from multiplayer are telling wonders about them....
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