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by kongming
Mon Jan 21, 2008 4:32 pm
Forum: HISTORY™ Great Battles Medieval
Topic: Non-Linear Campaign
Replies: 13
Views: 10538

For what it is worth, some ideas about non-linear campaigns. Obviously, I'd love to be doing what you guys are doing, but since I can't, I have to be satisfied with fantasizing about the games I would like to be able to design. I'm envious! Some of these are more of storytelling techniques than game...
by kongming
Mon Jan 21, 2008 1:35 pm
Forum: Game Ideas
Topic: Legion Arena + Campaign Map
Replies: 7
Views: 7540

I'd like to see the campaign map be not too large. The LA engine works best at the army size scale, so it would need to be a campaign of that scale rather than a continental or empire building scale. I'd love to see Slitherine take Caesar's Gallic Wars, integrate some of that great material and imag...
by kongming
Mon Jan 21, 2008 1:14 pm
Forum: Legion Arena & CoM
Topic: Britannicus, a Legion Arena Mod
Replies: 106
Views: 79117

So there is no logical reason why leader experience should be any different than the stock campaigns or CoM. Now, mind you, that doesn't mean it isn't happening, just that there's no logical reason why it should Understood about the leader XP. Strange that it reverted back. C'est la vie. Sounds lik...
by kongming
Mon Jan 21, 2008 12:38 am
Forum: Legion Arena & CoM
Topic: Unit types, skills and equipment
Replies: 22
Views: 17435

After Weapon/Armor Grade 3

Is any equipment after Weaon Grade 3 and Armor Grade 3 really worth the cost for your basic units? Each 200 GP only gets you +3 concuss damage. Doesn't seem worth the money does it?
by kongming
Mon Jan 21, 2008 12:33 am
Forum: Legion Arena & CoM
Topic: Unit types, skills and equipment
Replies: 22
Views: 17435

Endurance

Possum, Sum1won et al. What is the prevailing wisdom on endurance? It seems to be like a solid addition to the Possum Pattern. Or is the thinking that to get to the higher skill levels in Swordsman and Feint, it is not worth the investment. Is the amount endurance adds to the unit's HP not enough to...
by kongming
Mon Jan 21, 2008 12:24 am
Forum: Legion Arena & CoM
Topic: Britannicus, a Legion Arena Mod
Replies: 106
Views: 79117

German Invasion II

I finally defeated the German bodyguards in the second German scenario. This was one of the toughest in the campaign so far. Following immediately after the first battle and not yet able to heal up, these guys are high level and very tough. I had been cruising along on very hard for 4 or 5 battles, ...
by kongming
Mon Jan 21, 2008 12:20 am
Forum: Legion Arena & CoM
Topic: Britannicus, a Legion Arena Mod
Replies: 106
Views: 79117

Leader Experience

Possum, Am I correct that in this mod leader experience is awarded only based on actual kills. I think I recall correctly that in CofM leaders gained experience for the victory. My leader has been picking up one 1XP per campaign. I'm not babying him too much, but he is the critical victory condition...
by kongming
Mon Jan 21, 2008 12:14 am
Forum: Legion Arena & CoM
Topic: Britannicus, a Legion Arena Mod
Replies: 106
Views: 79117

Maybe your Carthage campaign could focus on the rise of a House as well as the rise of Carthage. Follow a family from its origins as humble soldiers to one of the great Houses of the nation. A fictional house following the historical trajectory of the city-state.
by kongming
Thu Jan 17, 2008 4:40 pm
Forum: Legion Arena & CoM
Topic: Britannicus, a Legion Arena Mod
Replies: 106
Views: 79117

Other Individual Plot Lines

Not that you don't have anything better to do, but here are some other individuals that to me would make compelling campaigns focused on the exploits of individual leaders.

Marius
Sulla
Mithradates
Hannibal
Pompey (maybe too much ship battles)
Alexander
Vercingetorix
Trajan
Hadrian
by kongming
Thu Jan 17, 2008 4:32 pm
Forum: Legion Arena & CoM
Topic: Britannicus, a Legion Arena Mod
Replies: 106
Views: 79117

I echo Gwinn's idea of a generational flow. Not that following a Goddess wouldn't work, but it would remove the player one step from the narrative. By following several generations, the player is a little more likely to imagine themselves in the role of the general. As I have written elsewhere, I re...
by kongming
Sun Jan 13, 2008 2:57 pm
Forum: Legion Arena & CoM
Topic: Britannicus, a Legion Arena Mod
Replies: 106
Views: 79117

Pot-Civil War

Possum, I have now finished up to the Civil War. To date I have seen nothing that would indicate that the mod had not been part of the original package. Very professionally finished. And the little elements of humor (shepherds) and details are very welcome. The storyline is compelling and the overal...
by kongming
Sun Jan 13, 2008 1:11 pm
Forum: Legion Arena & CoM
Topic: Modding for the Mac
Replies: 18
Views: 21496

Freeverse Patch

It is probably also helpful to link in the site for the patch that seems to be the key. Freeverse has published update 1.1.1 on its website, http://www.freeverse.com/games/game/?id=6001. According to other posts this must be installed to allow modding. Every Mac user should install it anyways since ...
by kongming
Sun Jan 13, 2008 1:09 pm
Forum: Legion Arena & CoM
Topic: Britannicus, a Legion Arena Mod
Replies: 106
Views: 79117

Patch at Freeverse

It is probably also helpful to link in the site for the patch that seems to be the key. Freeverse has published update 1.1.1 on its website, http://www.freeverse.com/games/game/?id=6001. According to other posts this must be installed to allow modding. Every Mac user should install it anyways since ...
by kongming
Sun Jan 13, 2008 1:01 pm
Forum: Legion Arena & CoM
Topic: Britannicus, a Legion Arena Mod
Replies: 106
Views: 79117

On a Mac

Just to confirm here, I have installed and am currently playing the Britannicus mod on a Mac. It has worked flawlessly. The installation process is described in the Modding on the Mac thread.
by kongming
Tue Jan 08, 2008 2:19 am
Forum: Legion Arena & CoM
Topic: Britannicus, a Legion Arena Mod
Replies: 106
Views: 79117

Mod for Mac

Since the time of the below post from Britannicus, Freeverse has published the patch. The trick is to "control-click" on the application so one gets the "show package content" option. This is detailed more in the "modding for mac" thread including how to replace the files in the original "package" w...
by kongming
Tue Jan 08, 2008 2:00 am
Forum: Legion Arena & CoM
Topic: Modding for the Mac
Replies: 18
Views: 21496

Britannicus on the Mac

My apologies for my ignorance, I am new to modding on the mac. I opened up the Legions package as described above. I can see now how I could replace music files. I'm curious about the Brittanicus scenarios. They have the same file format, so it would seem like they should work just by dumping the f...
by kongming
Tue Jun 12, 2007 1:25 am
Forum: Legion Arena & CoM
Topic: Mac? Orders to units on the fly during battle?
Replies: 7
Views: 4526

I would agree with plucero's analysis. I play on a titanium laptop as well. In the default setting, a MAC laptop will require one to use CONTROL-click in lieu of a RIGHT-CLICK on PC or two button mouse. SHIFT-CLICK allows one to set waypoints in the deployment screen FUNCTION-CLICK allows on to dele...
by kongming
Tue Jun 12, 2007 1:18 am
Forum: Legion Arena & CoM
Topic: Skirmishers, how to use them!
Replies: 6
Views: 4732

But sum1won, you're my inspiration for using skirmishers as more than just throwaways. In fact, upon rereading it again, I've got to refine my tactics yet some more. From sum1won in the "what to recruit first" thread: One useful trick with skirmishers is to send them out with a baby sitting unit of ...
by kongming
Thu May 24, 2007 12:56 am
Forum: Legion Arena & CoM
Topic: Skirmishers, how to use them!
Replies: 6
Views: 4732

This is a great post! Thanks spedius for compiling it. I would love to see this one "stickied" to stay near the top. I had perused the forum a long time before I found this post. If using the skirmisher in their more historical role, in front of the heavies, does one allow them to make contact befor...
by kongming
Thu May 24, 2007 12:45 am
Forum: Legion Arena & CoM
Topic: Cavalry Tactics
Replies: 29
Views: 22270

Possum, I'm glad you approve, since most of the thread consists of your input. There is lots of good info spread across the forum, but I kept losing track of where I'd seen it. Hopefully others find this useful as well. Some people's lot in life is to compose; others to compile...How does "The Colle...

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