"late" Romans vs India ( SP )

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eddieballgame
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"late" Romans vs India ( SP )

Post by eddieballgame » Thu Oct 26, 2017 3:56 am

First, my apologize for the lack of "screen shots". Had I known what I was getting into, & not thinking of doing so, to begin with...well, I learned my lesson here.:)

Recently played the late Romans vs India. What a battle. I was using a 70/50 threshold for winning & almost came to regret it. The battle was fairly easy early on as the Roman infantry began overwhelming India's archers. At one point ( sorry for no screen shot ) the Romans had achieved a -52 green which disappeared as quickly as it had appeared.

As this epic encounter continued to be written, the Romans were starting to succumb to the stress of being outnumbered. A routed elephant group came "back to life" & scored a devastating flank attack on some unspecting legionaries.
Though, always "in the green" the Romans sank to just an 11 point difference & I was starting to think some of my, not so good moves, were going to be the end of me.
Fortunately, for the Romans & myself...India was also running low on firepower. Translation, their men were fleeing all over the place.
Victory was finally & mercifully attained on move 22 of 24. 72% routed vs 59%...whew.

Thanks 'RBS' for this "gem of a game".
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devoncop
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Re: "late" Romans vs India ( SP )

Post by devoncop » Thu Oct 26, 2017 12:19 pm

Thanks for the account.........

One particular characteristic of this game that I have seen in both SP and MP is the way the battles can swing backwards and forwards as strategies come off (or don't!). Often a particular heroic unit makes a huge difference.

Not many games achieve this and is a tribute to the game design.

eddieballgame
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Re: "late" Romans vs India ( SP )

Post by eddieballgame » Thu Oct 26, 2017 4:22 pm

You are welcome & I concur with your assessment. My first few battles were a valuable learning experience. Much like FoG II's predecessors ( P&S, Sengoku JD, & of course...FoG I ), for me it is about developing a "feel" for the army types & how to employ them. Reading the great advice from this forum & watching videos has helped me immensely, but...actually participating in the battles is the best & most fun of all. The experience one gets from losing a battle is quite valuable, & a game that allows this to be possible is the hallmark of a true classic.

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