Good MP game to start with

Sengoku Jidai: Shadow of the Shogun is a turn-based tactical and strategic game set during this turbulent time; primarily focusing on the Japanese Warring States period and Japanese Invasion of Korea. Other armies from East Asia are also made available to simulate different conflicts across the region.
Post Reply
KiwiWarlord
Sergeant Major - SdKfz 234/2 8Rad
Sergeant Major - SdKfz 234/2 8Rad
Posts: 618
Joined: Mon Sep 24, 2007 7:39 am
Location: Christchurch, New Zealand

Good MP game to start with

Post by KiwiWarlord » Sat Oct 01, 2016 9:34 pm

Looking for a MP Skirmish Open Battle, Large Force game with two even, but historical enemies for a couple of SJ newbies who are P&S vets.
Finding the armies a bit of a mystery.
All suggestions appreciated.
Thanks

cranston
Corporal - Strongpoint
Corporal - Strongpoint
Posts: 51
Joined: Tue Mar 04, 2014 4:31 am

Re: Good MP game to start with

Post by cranston » Sun Oct 02, 2016 1:12 am

???
A skirmish is a random map. And is automatically even.

Maybe you mean 2 factions which existed historically and are not apart in terms of diversity and tech?
I don't think such exists.
Factions were born at different times, and died out over time until there was only one king of the hill.
And technology progressed differently.

Evenness only exists playing the fictional Aoi vs Akai (literally Blue vs Red).
I like to categorise the army makeups into 4 periods.
The 1st period is the earliest one where the mounted samurai are horse archers.
The 2nd period has mounted samurai as lancers.
The 3rd period is when matchlock warriors have been introduced.
The 4th period is when all ashigaru units switch from warrior to medium foot.

There is a very big difference in playstyle between 3rd and 4th period.

KiwiWarlord
Sergeant Major - SdKfz 234/2 8Rad
Sergeant Major - SdKfz 234/2 8Rad
Posts: 618
Joined: Mon Sep 24, 2007 7:39 am
Location: Christchurch, New Zealand

Re: Good MP game to start with

Post by KiwiWarlord » Mon Oct 03, 2016 9:02 am

Thanks for the reply but it looks as though I did not explain what I am after very well.

I was looking for two armies that would be a good match up for a MP game using a random map.
By 'good match' I mean the armies are similar but each may have a slight advantage in some respect and the skill of the player would take precedent over the punch of the army

The reason I posted this was due to a MP Pot Luck Random Map mounted army of 5700 being matched against a predominantly foot army of 13000, so very uneven and one-sided.

Looks like my opponent has solved the problem and set up a new game for us to play using something akin to the above ' good match '

GShock112
Administrative Corporal - SdKfz 232 8Rad
Administrative Corporal - SdKfz 232 8Rad
Posts: 169
Joined: Fri May 27, 2016 4:44 pm

Re: Good MP game to start with

Post by GShock112 » Wed Oct 26, 2016 11:52 am

Post the AAR!

KiwiWarlord
Sergeant Major - SdKfz 234/2 8Rad
Sergeant Major - SdKfz 234/2 8Rad
Posts: 618
Joined: Mon Sep 24, 2007 7:39 am
Location: Christchurch, New Zealand

Re: Good MP game to start with

Post by KiwiWarlord » Thu Oct 27, 2016 8:01 am

GShock112 wrote:Post the AAR!
The forces tossed up by the Pot Luck system were Ming v Manchu. With the disparity in numbers we dumped the game at the start so no AAR sorry.

jomni
Sengoku Jidai
Sengoku Jidai
Posts: 1393
Joined: Thu Dec 03, 2009 1:20 am

Re: Good MP game to start with

Post by jomni » Fri Oct 28, 2016 1:13 am

Was it early Manchu with all horse?
Those guys still have a chance against Ming if played properly.

rbodleyscott
Field of Glory 2
Field of Glory 2
Posts: 22558
Joined: Sun Dec 04, 2005 6:25 pm

Re: Good MP game to start with

Post by rbodleyscott » Fri Oct 28, 2016 1:53 pm

Warlord wrote:
GShock112 wrote:Post the AAR!
The forces tossed up by the Pot Luck system were Ming v Manchu. With the disparity in numbers we dumped the game at the start so no AAR sorry.
The disparity in numbers is because the game uses a points system. The more valuable the troops, the more points they cost, so the side with the more valuable troops will always have lower numbers. It does not mean that the battle is unbalanced.

That said, it is hard to beat a missile-based infantry army with a non-lance-armed cavalry army.
Richard Bodley Scott

Image

Post Reply

Return to “Sengoku Jidai: Shadow of the Shogun”