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by SteveLohr
Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: Big Powers MP Game - NO MODS PLEASE
Replies: 59
Views: 1092

Re: Big Powers MP Game - NO MODS PLEASE

I'll take Carthage or the Antigonids.
by SteveLohr
Sat Jul 20, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: Tips on Fighting as Rome in the Early Game
Replies: 4
Views: 334

Re: Tips on Fighting as Rome in the Early Game

What settings was this on? Especially with the new less aggressive AI patch it seems a bit conservative even for new players. I assume you auto-resolve all the battles which makes things a lot slower. Are you also considering a really bad leader as likely? This is not an AAR, so it isn't a single g...
by SteveLohr
Sat Jul 20, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: Tips on Fighting as Rome in the Early Game
Replies: 4
Views: 334

Re: Tips on Fighting as Rome in the Early Game

What settings was this on? Especially with the new less aggressive AI patch it seems a bit conservative even for new players. I assume you auto-resolve all the battles which makes things a lot slower. Are you also considering a really bad leader as likely? This is not an AAR, so it isn't a single g...
by SteveLohr
Sat Jul 20, 2019 3:34 am
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: Tips on Fighting as Rome in the Early Game
Replies: 4
Views: 334

Tips on Fighting as Rome in the Early Game

I just posted the below article on Steam, ( https://steamcommunity.com/app/1011390/discussions/0/1640917367345880531/ ) and am cross-posting it here: I am a beta tester for Field of Glory: Empires. Some new players have posted on the forums and on Steam expressing confusion on how to play Rome. This...
by SteveLohr
Fri Jul 19, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: I want to like this game but something is wrong.
Replies: 8
Views: 789

Re: I want to like this game but something is wrong.

I started again and am doing much, much better. I still have the question of how do you recruit mercenaries? If I may ask, what are you doing differently now? The reason I want to know is that I'm drafting a short guide to playing Rome for beginners to post on STEAM, and I want to address some of t...
by SteveLohr
Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: I want to like this game but something is wrong.
Replies: 8
Views: 789

Re: I want to like this game but something is wrong.

I was hoping the new patch 1.02 would help but it hasn't. Playing as Rome on Balanced. I still get dog piled. I have actually had nations, with whom I have a cooperation treaty, break the treaty and a turn later declare war. In starting If I am only at war with 2 nations for the first 10 turns I fi...
by SteveLohr
Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: Field of Glory: Empires - Multiplayer AAR
Replies: 62
Views: 6057

Re: Field of Glory: Empires - Multiplayer AAR

268-267 BC In 268 BC, Egypt agrees to my proposal regarding Illyricum. I begin war preparations against Dalmatia by first breaking my alliance with them. I also begin moving my Hispania invasion force to the west coast of the peninsula for embarkation (Image 82). Image 82. Army Maneuvers, 268 BC ht...
by SteveLohr
Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: Field of Glory: Empires - Multiplayer AAR
Replies: 62
Views: 6057

Re: Field of Glory: Empires - Multiplayer AAR

Any idea why the Egyptian advance stopped around 278BC ? Were they forced to go into a consolidation phase because of decadence resulting from their rapid advance or was it for another reason ? I'm not sure why Egypt stopped. ToussaintLouverture (the Egyptian player) could answer that question bett...
by SteveLohr
Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: Field of Glory: Empires - Multiplayer AAR
Replies: 62
Views: 6057

Re: Field of Glory: Empires - Multiplayer AAR

270-269 BC In 270 BC, Rome secures an alliance with Dalmatia (Image 78). Emporia also confirms the proposed alliance with Rome, allowing me to move the forces from Massilia to Emporia this turn. And they better hurry, because Emporia is under a lot of pressure from the Celtiberi. At this rate, Empo...
by SteveLohr
Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: Field of Glory: Empires - Multiplayer AAR
Replies: 62
Views: 6057

Re: Field of Glory: Empires - Multiplayer AAR

273-271 BC In 273 BC, word comes that Emporia, a small nation on the northeast coast of Hispania is under attack by the Celtiberi. This gives me an opportunity to get an alliance with them, thereby opening a door into Hispania (Image 74). The Aedui also accept my proposed alliance, further crowding...
by SteveLohr
Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:49 am
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: Field of Glory: Empires - Multiplayer AAR
Replies: 62
Views: 6057

Re: Field of Glory: Empires - Multiplayer AAR

276-274 BC Flush with a fresh pool of manpower I ponder my choices: Hispania or the Balkans. Hispania has sun, silver, gold, iron and not too many Carthaginians. The Balkans? It has Egyptians. That fact alone shows there is a significant disturbance in the Force. So against my better judgement, I s...
by SteveLohr
Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: Field of Glory: Empires - Multiplayer AAR
Replies: 62
Views: 6057

Re: Field of Glory: Empires - Multiplayer AAR

279-277 BC The new decade begins with some positive diplomatic developments. The Aedui, a Gallic tribe, are seeking cooperation with Rome. I accept this overture. Hopefully, in the near future they can be added as either a client state or ally, further crowding the Arverni. While the Roman army is ...
by SteveLohr
Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: Field of Glory: Empires - Multiplayer AAR
Replies: 62
Views: 6057

Re: Field of Glory: Empires - Multiplayer AAR

Did you not have a Mercenary Recruitment Centre to boost your armies with Mercs given your economy was strong ? I don't know that Rome gets a mercenary recruitment center, at least not in the early stages of the game. I've never seen one. One of the things that Empires does well is that each countr...
by SteveLohr
Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: Field of Glory: Empires - Multiplayer AAR
Replies: 62
Views: 6057

Re: Field of Glory: Empires - Multiplayer AAR

End of the Decade (289-280) Review At the end of the decade, Rome’s situation remains precarious. I have failed in unifying the peninsula within the 30 years I set out for the task. By itself, this failure is not critical. However, because of this failure, my army is tied up defeating Etrusci rathe...
by SteveLohr
Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:15 am
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: Field of Glory: Empires - Multiplayer AAR
Replies: 62
Views: 6057

Re: Field of Glory: Empires - Multiplayer AAR

I like the move you made to obtain client states as buffers against Arverni expansion South East. In retrospect (naturally!) a similar arrangement with Epirus or even Illyria would have been handy....the 15% income from those silver mines would not have been too shabby either :D ) Thanks- I was act...
by SteveLohr
Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:05 am
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: Field of Glory: Empires - Multiplayer AAR
Replies: 62
Views: 6057

Re: Field of Glory: Empires - Multiplayer AAR

281-280 BC ... The only comfort I can find in the situation is that it confirms that I’m not paranoid, as Carthage and Egypt are really out to get me. ... actually we weren't - I was busily flagging up Ptolemy's huge legacy lead to anyone who would listen but no one seemed too worried about the sit...
by SteveLohr
Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:54 am
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: Field of Glory: Empires - Multiplayer AAR
Replies: 62
Views: 6057

Re: Field of Glory: Empires - Multiplayer AAR

the complicity was between Antigonus and Carthage :) ... I was helping him besiege Byzantium (hence the chat about sinking their ships etc) Part of what you are seeing in my write up is what I was thinking at the time. Although the write up is done after the fact, it is based on notes I took at the...
by SteveLohr
Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: Field of Glory: Empires - Multiplayer AAR
Replies: 62
Views: 6057

Re: Field of Glory: Empires - Multiplayer AAR

281-280 BC Another day, another hunk of the Dalmatian coast seized by Egypt. When the game started, I was worried about Gauls crossing the Alps. It turns out I should have been worried about Egyptian chariots crossing the Dinaric Alps. Currently, Egypt is only 2 regions from my eastern border (Figu...
by SteveLohr
Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:28 am
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: Field of Glory: Empires - Multiplayer AAR
Replies: 62
Views: 6057

Re: Field of Glory: Empires - Multiplayer AAR

284-282 BC The 284 BC turn begins with the news that Rome’s diplomatic overtures to the Dardarni are successful, resulting in making a cooperation agreement with them. I’ve become a bit concerned with Egypt’s moves in Greece, and I want to make as many friends as I can in the Balkans to help blunt ...
by SteveLohr
Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:24 am
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: Field of Glory: Empires - Multiplayer AAR
Replies: 62
Views: 6057

Re: Field of Glory: Empires - Multiplayer AAR

286-85 BC Rome starts 286 by seizing and converting some commercial shipping to jump start its navy (Image 51). The ships you get are small and medium sized, so they will not be able to take on a major power. But they are capable of holding their own against the Etrusci navy. Image 51. Roman Press ...

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