Help w/the Battle at Messena

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OldSchool
Lance Corporal - Panzer IA
Lance Corporal - Panzer IA
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Help w/the Battle at Messena

Post by OldSchool » Mon Mar 09, 2009 4:28 pm

The Roman player is only allowed a handfull of units that have sortied from a fortress to engage two armies that together greatly outnumber them.

I choose mostly cavalry to remain mobile, but I can't beat this battle and I'm stuck.

Any advice?

OldSchool
Lance Corporal - Panzer IA
Lance Corporal - Panzer IA
Posts: 13
Joined: Wed Dec 05, 2007 4:22 pm

Post by OldSchool » Mon Mar 09, 2009 8:04 pm

Nevermind, I finally figured-it out.

My cavalry charges the weaker army on the enemy left flank while I hold 2 units of heavy infantry far to the rear of my left flank; while my cavalry is dispatching the weaker enemy army, the stronger enemy army marches forward across the battlefield to enage my infantry, oblivious to the fighting on its left; by the time it finishes w/my infantry, I've eliminated the weaker army and now I just need to turn my cavalry around to inflict enough enemy casualties to satisfy the scenario while keeping my general alive.

RGB has a clever fighting system and, depending on the scenario, this game can be very challenging.

BTW, my bad: it's Massana, not Messena.

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