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Gusington

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Reply #90 on: October 11, 2021, 01:29:48 PM
Ears everywhere and they know how we all feel about TW sieges through the years. We're done for!

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Reply #91 on: October 11, 2021, 02:21:57 PM
Heh 😈 meant the ‘new’ siege engine



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Reply #92 on: October 11, 2021, 02:27:54 PM
Going out on a limb here to guess that you are not a fan...

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Reply #93 on: October 11, 2021, 03:09:48 PM
Well, it maybe me but apart from traps it looks exactly like the rest



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Reply #94 on: October 11, 2021, 03:21:00 PM
Not falling for the old banana in the tailpipe trick are you? I feel like we've been waiting for revamped siege mechanics for a decade. I did, however, really enjoy the sieges in Fall of the Samurai...probably the best TW sieges of all.

If you have any suggestions for newer games that do real time sieges well...I am always looking.

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Reply #95 on: October 11, 2021, 06:54:28 PM
Yeah, I'm not impressed with the siege "rework" -- especially since they've not actually been reworked. 


So major settlement battles are now going to entail an RTS mini-game, involving a gimmicky "supply" mechanic, and building structures while the combat is ongoing??  In addition , we're seeing the return of needing to hold "victory locations" (or whatever they're called now) from Rome II -- a feature that was thoroughly despised?  No thank you. 

I'll grant the new multi-levels allowing missile units to take a more prominent role is a positive step, but that's the only actual improvement I'm seeing so far. 




I did, however, really enjoy the sieges in Fall of the Samurai...probably the best TW sieges of all.

I feel like Shogun 2 and Thrones of Britannia are the only TW games that have done siege battles any real justice. 


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Reply #96 on: October 11, 2021, 08:48:55 PM
I do kinda like the addition of those multi-level structures and bridges and such too.

I did not play out any sieges in ToB...I missed out?

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Reply #97 on: October 11, 2021, 09:58:02 PM
I did not play out any sieges in ToB...I missed out?

Short answer, yes.  Siege battles in Thrones can actually be pretty fun. 

The maps for major settlements -- aside from looking great -- tend to offer some interesting tactical possibilities.  In addition, the AI isn't a totally inept opponent (at least against a non-expert player like me), so I find them to be a fairly nice level of challenge as well. 



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Reply #98 on: October 11, 2021, 10:02:50 PM
I did not know this...more reason to get back to ToB soon-ish.

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Reply #99 on: October 13, 2021, 07:03:19 PM
CA's latest blog looks at Grand Cathay's campaign mechanics: 


https://www.totalwar.com/blog/total-war-warhammer-3-grand-cathay-campaign-mechanics/


Sounds interesting, if potentially tricky to manage.  The Compass and Great Bastion mechanics seem cool.  I'm a bit more skeptical about the Ivory Road caravans; I wonder if they'll really be worth the trouble. 










I did not know this...more reason to get back to ToB soon-ish.

Yeah, I tend to enjoy the sieges, at least when I don't have overwhelming force (I still usually auto-resolve in those instances).  And if you're clearly going to be on the *losing* end of a siege -- especially as a defender -- it can be fun to see just how much damage you can do to the attacking army before you go down in flames.  >:D 



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Reply #100 on: October 13, 2021, 09:14:07 PM
^I like how you think.

Those Cathay mechanics look splendid. I hope they are not too difficult to grasp.

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Reply #101 on: October 15, 2021, 01:13:49 PM
For as much as the Chaos factions don't generally appeal to me, I will admit the campaign mechanics for Tzeentch (by way of his devoted adherent Kairos Fateweaver) seem pretty cool. 


https://www.totalwar.com/blog/total-war-warhammer-3-tzeentch-campaign-mechanics/






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Reply #102 on: October 18, 2021, 09:34:40 PM
I never thought I'd say this, but the campaign mechanics for Kislev actually look they might be as interesting as those for Grand Cathay.  The focus on faith/religion is a slightly different take, as is the importance of the Atamans and the three Great cities of Kislev. 


https://www.totalwar.com/blog/total-war-warhammer-3-kislev-campaign-mechanics/



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Reply #103 on: October 25, 2021, 07:21:14 PM
Blood for the blood god, skulls for the skull throne - Khorne's campaign mechanics: 


https://www.totalwar.com/blog/total-war-warhammer-3-khorne-campaign-mechanics



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Reply #104 on: October 25, 2021, 09:21:11 PM
I played a Chaos campaign about a month ago and while it was fun, all the demonology talk of blood and such kind of got to me after a while.

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