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Field of Glory: Empires Nation Modifiers – Which faction has the best set?

Posted: Wed Jul 24, 2019 10:09 am
by Daniele
One of the most important features of Field of Glory: Empires is how different and unique each one of the 77 factions play.

The ability to build efficient fleets, emergency levies, glorious traditions, huge benevolence over populations of your same kin, type of governments and ruling parties, the list is endless.

Have you already found the set that fits best your playstyle? Or would you see featured something completely new? Let us know in the comments!

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Re: Field of Glory: Empires Nation Modifiers – Which faction has the best set?

Posted: Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:31 am
by Rosseau
The "bigger is better" model doesn't work here. As a beginner, I find it slightly frustrating keeping decadence down. "Growing" your empire or conquering a province can be bad for you, unlike most every other game. I tried to build a lot of culture buildings with larger nations, but hasn't helped so far.

Re: Field of Glory: Empires Nation Modifiers – Which faction has the best set?

Posted: Fri Jul 26, 2019 1:48 am
by MoLAoS
This post is off to me. The list isn't endless and most factions play pretty similarly. There aren't really any unique nations outside of major historical stuff like Macedon, Diadochi, Carthage, Sparta, and Rome and Maurya. And even with Maurya its not that different. Basically their unique mechanic amounts to a couple extra free upkeep units. Most German, Iberian, or Gallic tribes play very similarly as do most Greek states outside special cases.

Re: Field of Glory: Empires Nation Modifiers – Which faction has the best set?

Posted: Sat Jul 27, 2019 12:07 am
by CSSS
Macedonia, is a pretty good first time play through!

Re: Field of Glory: Empires Nation Modifiers – Which faction has the best set?

Posted: Sun Jul 28, 2019 3:24 pm
by devoncop
MoLAoS wrote:
Fri Jul 26, 2019 1:48 am
This post is off to me. The list isn't endless and most factions play pretty similarly. There aren't really any unique nations outside of major historical stuff like Macedon, Diadochi, Carthage, Sparta, and Rome and Maurya. And even with Maurya its not that different. Basically their unique mechanic amounts to a couple extra free upkeep units. Most German, Iberian, or Gallic tribes play very similarly as do most Greek states outside special cases.
If you think the Dacians play similarly to the Arverni or even the Gothones you aren't paying attention :-)

Re: Field of Glory: Empires Nation Modifiers – Which faction has the best set?

Posted: Sun Jul 28, 2019 5:54 pm
by eddieballgame
MoLAoS wrote:
Fri Jul 26, 2019 1:48 am
This post is off to me. The list isn't endless and most factions play pretty similarly. There aren't really any unique nations outside of major historical stuff like Macedon, Diadochi, Carthage, Sparta, and Rome and Maurya. And even with Maurya its not that different. Basically their unique mechanic amounts to a couple extra free upkeep units. Most German, Iberian, or Gallic tribes play very similarly as do most Greek states outside special cases.
I have not had the time to play most of the civs.
In fact...I have only played 3. :)
What I have noticed is how varied the games/results are per every civ that is AI controlled. My friends are also amazed at how varied the play throughs, to include referencing the major powers, are.
RNG has something to do with this, of course. This also makes for an incredible amount of replay value, even for playing the identical civ over & over.
Every one of the 77 civs have their own set of modifiers, with some being...similar.
However, I do not (based my low skill level, that is) recommend playing them similarly.

Re: Field of Glory: Empires Nation Modifiers – Which faction has the best set?

Posted: Mon Jul 29, 2019 12:29 am
by MoLAoS
devoncop wrote:
Sun Jul 28, 2019 3:24 pm
MoLAoS wrote:
Fri Jul 26, 2019 1:48 am
This post is off to me. The list isn't endless and most factions play pretty similarly. There aren't really any unique nations outside of major historical stuff like Macedon, Diadochi, Carthage, Sparta, and Rome and Maurya. And even with Maurya its not that different. Basically their unique mechanic amounts to a couple extra free upkeep units. Most German, Iberian, or Gallic tribes play very similarly as do most Greek states outside special cases.
If you think the Dacians play similarly to the Arverni or even the Gothones you aren't paying attention :-)
Depends on your definition of similarly I suppose. However what I meant was that Greeks states play similarly to other Greek states, Gallic states play similarly, etc. Not that every German and Iberian tribe play similarly. Though in some cases they do. Most variance is based more on starting position than modifiers.

Re: Field of Glory: Empires Nation Modifiers – Which faction has the best set?

Posted: Wed Jul 31, 2019 2:34 pm
by rbodleyscott
MoLAoS wrote:
Mon Jul 29, 2019 12:29 am
devoncop wrote:
Sun Jul 28, 2019 3:24 pm
MoLAoS wrote:
Fri Jul 26, 2019 1:48 am
This post is off to me. The list isn't endless and most factions play pretty similarly. There aren't really any unique nations outside of major historical stuff like Macedon, Diadochi, Carthage, Sparta, and Rome and Maurya. And even with Maurya its not that different. Basically their unique mechanic amounts to a couple extra free upkeep units. Most German, Iberian, or Gallic tribes play very similarly as do most Greek states outside special cases.
If you think the Dacians play similarly to the Arverni or even the Gothones you aren't paying attention :-)
Depends on your definition of similarly I suppose. However what I meant was that Greeks states play similarly to other Greek states, Gallic states play similarly, etc.

It wouldn't be very historical otherwise. Ancient city states or tribes who shared a common culture usually did behave similarly to each other.

I know some games simply make up imaginary differences just for the sake of variety, but is that really a good thing?

Re: Field of Glory: Empires Nation Modifiers – Which faction has the best set?

Posted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 12:40 pm
by MoLAoS
rbodleyscott wrote:
Wed Jul 31, 2019 2:34 pm
MoLAoS wrote:
Mon Jul 29, 2019 12:29 am
devoncop wrote:
Sun Jul 28, 2019 3:24 pm


If you think the Dacians play similarly to the Arverni or even the Gothones you aren't paying attention :-)
Depends on your definition of similarly I suppose. However what I meant was that Greeks states play similarly to other Greek states, Gallic states play similarly, etc.

It wouldn't be very historical otherwise. Ancient city states or tribes who shared a common culture usually did behave similarly to each other.

I know some games simply make up imaginary differences just for the sake of variety, but is that really a good thing?
Sure, that's fine. So why is everyone pretending they play super differently and interestingly?