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by kongming
Mon Oct 13, 2008 5:12 am
Forum: THE HISTORY CHANNEL™ Great Battles of Rome
Topic: Battle of Cynoscephalae or Dogs head
Replies: 22
Views: 11728

I've always tended on quality over quantity for that reason.
by kongming
Fri Oct 10, 2008 11:51 pm
Forum: THE HISTORY CHANNEL™ Great Battles of Rome
Topic: Battle of Cynoscephalae or Dogs head
Replies: 22
Views: 11728

Have you tried putting your heavy infantry on long hold and letting the opponent come to you. In the meantime sending your substantial cavalry force long to loop around the back of the field and attack from the rear? Your infantry will take a bruising until the cav charges. Also, you would need to b...
by kongming
Tue Apr 29, 2008 1:23 pm
Forum: Legion Arena & CoM
Topic: 2nd Macedonian-Help!?!?!
Replies: 21
Views: 15311

I've been giving LA one more go, trying to master the Possum Method, and holding my breath for Great Battle of Middle Ages. And for a new computer...
by kongming
Mon Apr 28, 2008 1:30 am
Forum: THE HISTORY CHANNEL™ Great Battles of Rome
Topic: Battle of Magnesia, need help
Replies: 5
Views: 5186

I too find Magnesia/Syrian War a very tough battle on very hard., much harder than Dog Heads. I've tried in two different ways (several times each) with unsatisfying results. Mind you I eventually won, but only in the ugliest of ways. My force is without screening troops, no velites, no skirmishers....
by kongming
Mon Apr 28, 2008 1:26 am
Forum: Legion Arena & CoM
Topic: Magnesia mission
Replies: 5
Views: 4582

I've handled most every other scenario with out skirmishers, but this may be the one that really requires them for a clean victory.
by kongming
Mon Apr 28, 2008 1:22 am
Forum: Legion Arena & CoM
Topic: Syrian War - Hard Level
Replies: 14
Views: 8566

Pointing back to the original question on this thread, I too find Magnesia/Syrian War a very tough battle on very hard., much harder than Dog Heads. I've tried in two different ways (several times each) with unsatisfying results. Mind you I eventually one, but in only the ugliest of ways. My force i...
by kongming
Sun Apr 27, 2008 12:22 pm
Forum: Legion Arena & CoM
Topic: Do you want Legion Arena II?
Replies: 14
Views: 9881

I would love to see sequels expand the storyline elements of the game with more decision forks and possibilities. If the campaigns were more limited in historical scope and followed the carriers of individual generals, think of the possibilities. The Gallic Wars at Caesar's side. Alexander, Hannibal...
by kongming
Sun Apr 27, 2008 12:13 pm
Forum: Legion Arena & CoM
Topic: Principes vs Legionaries Question, please.
Replies: 29
Views: 18496

As much as the math suggests that Principes are comparable to Legionnaires, in practice I have not seen principes to be anywhere near as tough and capable as legionnaires. Properly equipped, deployed, and supported, legionnaires can consistently go anywhere, face anyone.
by kongming
Sun Apr 27, 2008 12:11 pm
Forum: Legion Arena & CoM
Topic: Principes vs Legionaries Question, please.
Replies: 29
Views: 18496

As much as the math suggests that Principes are comparable to Legionnaires, in practice I have not seen principes to be anywhere near as tough and capable as legionnaires. Properly equipped, deployed, and supported, legionnaires can consistently go anywhere, face anyone.
by kongming
Sun Apr 27, 2008 12:49 am
Forum: Legion Arena & CoM
Topic: 2nd Macedonian-Help!?!?!
Replies: 21
Views: 15311

moj, Brittanicus can be played on the MAC. See the conversation between Possum and myself in which he talked me through installing the Brittanicus mod on my MAC. http://slitherine.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1215 It is definitely worth the trouble to install it. In many ways it was my favorite campaign.
by kongming
Sun Apr 27, 2008 12:44 am
Forum: Legion Arena & CoM
Topic: 2nd Macedonian-Help!?!?!
Replies: 21
Views: 15311

2nd Macedonian is also known at Dog Heads. There is a pretty extensive post about Dog Heads here. http://slitherine.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=608
by kongming
Sun Apr 27, 2008 12:39 am
Forum: Legion Arena & CoM
Topic: Need help on Dog Heads mission
Replies: 37
Views: 23548

My strategy in battles like this one is to make sure the scrum happens on the ground of my choosing. Given Philip's strength in heavies, that means clearing the heights and turning his battle line up onto the ridge. I would deploy my troops in 4 columns. The big picture is clear the ridge line, then...
by kongming
Sun Apr 27, 2008 12:33 am
Forum: THE HISTORY CHANNEL™ Great Battles of Rome
Topic: THE BATTLE AGAINST PHILIPP THE MACEDON:MISSION IMPOSSIBLE 2
Replies: 4
Views: 5027

My strategy in battles like this one is to make sure the scrum happens on the ground of my choosing. Given Philip's strength in heavies, that means clearing the heights and turning his battle line up onto the ridge. I would deploy my troops in 4 columns. The big picture is clear the ridge line, then...
by kongming
Sun Apr 27, 2008 12:30 am
Forum: THE HISTORY CHANNEL™ Great Battles of Rome
Topic: Battle of Cynoscephalae or Dogs head
Replies: 22
Views: 11728

My strategy in battles like this one is to make sure the scrum happens on the ground of my choosing. Given Philip's strength in heavies, that means clearing the heights and turning his battle line up onto the ridge. I would deploy my troops in 4 columns. The big picture is clear the ridge line, then...
by kongming
Mon Apr 21, 2008 2:08 am
Forum: THE HISTORY CHANNEL™ Great Battles of Rome
Topic: Battle of Zama
Replies: 13
Views: 12725

Hannibal has a potent force here, spread out in his classic weak center, strong flanks deployment. My strategy has been to try to be sure the bulk of the battle happens on the ridge, where Hannibal's best troops will be at a disadvantage, particularly his cavalry. My 4 legions charge the left flank,...
by kongming
Mon Apr 21, 2008 1:55 am
Forum: Legion Arena & CoM
Topic: How to win the Zama scenario?
Replies: 3
Views: 3940

The victory conditions are win in under 300 minutes, which should be more than enough time. Nonetheless, Hannibal has a potent force here, spread out in his classic weak center, strong flanks deployment. My strategy has been to try to be sure the bulk of the battle happens on the ridge, where Hannib...
by kongming
Sun Apr 06, 2008 1:41 am
Forum: Legion Arena & CoM
Topic: Help On Alalia
Replies: 7
Views: 5624

Alalia is a battle that is not so hard if you can force the enemy out of their battle plan and into yours. Since they have high quality main line troops and poor quality light troops, the place to make the battle happen in on the ridgeline. If you can bring them up there (particularly if you can for...
by kongming
Sun Apr 06, 2008 1:35 am
Forum: Legion Arena & CoM
Topic: Battle of Alalia
Replies: 3
Views: 3849

My approach is closer to your second strategy. I divide my army into 4 columns. 3 aux charge down the ridge line in a single column, take out the berserkers, and then occupy the highlands. My 3 legions march in a column to the left of the aux and in the open ground. They end up behind the aux as the...
by kongming
Sat Apr 05, 2008 12:56 am
Forum: Legion Arena & CoM
Topic: Wish List for Legion: Arena's sequel...
Replies: 28
Views: 17533

One thing that I hope will be fixed in future follow-up is the tendency of units to not follow orders. I order my troops to move to a particular point on the deployment screen, and the next thing I know they decided to race into the fray all on their own. Also, getting troops to stick to the terrain...
by kongming
Sat Apr 05, 2008 12:50 am
Forum: Legion Arena & CoM
Topic: New guy - poll and comment and question.
Replies: 3
Views: 3226

I am on a MAC so I believe the online portion of the game runs on a different server unfortunately. It you buy LA or Great Battles of Rome? You might find more people playing online over there. I'm not sure if the LA online and GBR are compatible.

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