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tuna

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Reply #15 on: July 13, 2019, 01:16:34 PM
Never played any version of the series.... never will.....  :sick:

Why?



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Reply #16 on: July 13, 2019, 02:12:41 PM
Because they look like RTS nonsense to me.

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Reply #17 on: July 13, 2019, 02:46:43 PM
Because they look like RTS nonsense to me.


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Reply #18 on: July 13, 2019, 03:05:03 PM
Panerde, watch these to get a feel of how deep this game is...  :o



It's a series of 5 ~6 minute videos that are offered as a tutorial to the game.

Perfect, thanks for the pointer. I'll give 'em a look.

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Reply #19 on: July 13, 2019, 03:11:40 PM
Because they look like RTS nonsense to me.

Hey now, again as I was recently lectured, that's elitist.

You should also know that no wargame you've ever played has the strategic depth of Starcraft. Figure it out, geezer!

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Reply #20 on: July 13, 2019, 03:22:12 PM
1 year per turn? So, if you want to board an army on a transport fleet (1 turn) and then sail to a destination - in the Mediterranean, mind you - and disembark that army(2nd turn), it takes two years to do that? Am I understanding that from the video correctly?

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Reply #21 on: July 13, 2019, 03:40:47 PM
Yep



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Reply #22 on: July 13, 2019, 03:43:15 PM
Thanks Tuna. Not really a scale I'm interested in.

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Reply #23 on: July 13, 2019, 03:46:55 PM
 I'm not 'sold' on it yet, if you do get it, make sure you do the discount, not sure it's worth 39. I may end up liking it, maybe I shouldn't have chosen Ireland as my first try.



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Reply #24 on: July 13, 2019, 04:00:48 PM
Because they look like RTS nonsense to me.

It's a lot of fun. the campaign part is turn based.. Battles are RTS, but you can change the speed. Really enjoying Attila and Thrones of Britannia. I wish they'd redo Empire or Napoleon.



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Reply #25 on: July 13, 2019, 05:03:35 PM
1 year per turn? So, if you want to board an army on a transport fleet (1 turn) and then sail to a destination - in the Mediterranean, mind you - and disembark that army(2nd turn), it takes two years to do that? Am I understanding that from the video correctly?

I haven’t actually gone sailing with troops yet but I think you can move to a coastal ware space, from a space that has at least a landing if not a port or harbour, then continue to move a few sea spaces and possibly unload. Armies have a number of movement points and different movements cost different until you run out for that year. So I know for sure you can move and attack  more than one area in a year.

Also, while you do have to build warships, troops become transports when they enter the water. No need to build them.

I’ve played about 25 years as the Romans and it’s definitely not giving me the Civ vibe. Very combat focused... maybe a little too much. Trying to make friend with neighbours seems arbitrary right now... but maybe that’s because I was at war with other neighbours and the “cooperative “ neutrals got nervous and decided to attack me while I was already busy... needs more play to figure that out.



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Reply #26 on: July 13, 2019, 05:26:03 PM
Your guys starting points for "Civ" comparisons are also very different. It's kind of like when people from the north first try partially sweetened southern iced tea

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Reply #27 on: July 13, 2019, 06:51:32 PM
Troops turning into Transports is later Civ versions which I hated. Always though you should have to build ships if you are gonna need them. Although in those days the troops built the ships correct?



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Reply #28 on: July 13, 2019, 07:28:23 PM
Civ ended up doing that because the AI could never handle naval invasions properly.

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Reply #29 on: July 14, 2019, 02:48:07 PM
Okay, FOG:E is starting to grab me now.. One more turning me!.. Definitely a lot of Civ Management, my Culture rating is lower than decadance. trying to finish up my war with Britain, so that I could repair my Civ, but money is constantly an issue!