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General Sajaru
Daimyo
posted 02-04-13 02:37 AM EDT (US)         
So, warlords of Pontus, we begin our quest for world domination and the fair land of Italia:





Please give your advice and comments below.

Our current order for Supreme Commander is:
1- General Sajaru
2- Hannibal the Conqueror
3- Average Citizen
4- Bulba Khan

Drop-In Generals (offered a chance at end of every cycle):
Alex the Bold

"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction." - Ronald Reagan
"Judge them not by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character." - Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Pick up a rifle and you change instantly from a subject to a citizen." - Jeff Cooper
"I like my enemies like James Bond likes his martinis- shaken, not stirred."
My first book, The King's Own

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Thompsoncs
Ashigaru
posted 02-04-13 04:50 AM EDT (US)     1 / 131       
I expect this will be the most difficult swap we did so far. We have two cities, a weak army and barely any money. If we build up our army, rome will grow too much, if we go to soon our men will be no match for roman infantry.

I think there are a few things we should focus on (I have no experience playing with pontus, so perhaps I'll make some erros of judgement). Eastern infantry is no match for roman infantry, so I think we should mostly focus on archers and cavalry. I think we should recruit a lot of light cavalry, who can flank the romans and throw javelins in their backs. Also take 1 or 2 chariots if we can recruit those, they will weaken their morale. And save money to hire cretans and merc hoplites.
Aftermath
HG Alumnus
posted 02-04-13 05:22 AM EDT (US)     2 / 131       
Looking forward to this one guys

A f t y

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General Sajaru
Daimyo
posted 02-04-13 06:00 AM EDT (US)     3 / 131       
I would need to build up to a blacksmith to get chariots, so I don't think that's happening. Also, not only do I hate using chariots (unreliable buggers), but Pontic chariots have an unfortunate tendency to run amok.

"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction." - Ronald Reagan
"Judge them not by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character." - Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Pick up a rifle and you change instantly from a subject to a citizen." - Jeff Cooper
"I like my enemies like James Bond likes his martinis- shaken, not stirred."
My first book, The King's Own
Thompsoncs
Ashigaru
posted 02-04-13 06:12 AM EDT (US)     4 / 131       
You're right. We will need to move withing 10 turns, so chariots are probably out of the question. Too bad. I hate them as well, but if you keep them out of contact, they will lower enemy morale and you can keep them back untill the finishing attack.
Praetorian VIII
Ashigaru
posted 02-04-13 06:34 AM EDT (US)     5 / 131       
Does pulling them off the line help with the running amok thing?

For example, use them to take out missile troops them pull them back to reform at a safe distance then rinse and repeat as youy see fit. That would be how I use them. Cuts down on their time in the battle and prevents them getting in the way of the infantry or bogged down in close quarters attle.

I haven't used chariots in a campaign yet though. I've used elephants though and they're situational too, they can be easily routed and they're big and heavy...

[This message has been edited by Praetorian VIII (edited 02-04-2013 @ 06:37 AM).]

Thompsoncs
Ashigaru
posted 02-04-13 07:12 AM EDT (US)     6 / 131       
I would charge them in the rear of the enemy line at the moment they are already hard pressed, to finish them off.

But since chariots are out of the question in the beginning, I would use the light cavalry to draw out single enemy units, likely first their general or equites, once drawn away crush them with our generals, or in case of infantry, have one cavalry run away and one in the backs of the infantry. Have the one in the back on fire at will, the other saves its ammo. Once they turn, switch roles. Once a unit of hastati is down to about 40 men, a general charge should easily sweep them away. I think that will be our best shot at defeating the romans. Meanwhile our cretans can do damage to the main line, protected by a few hoplites mercs.

Anybody has better ideas to beating the romans?
Praetorian VIII
Ashigaru
posted 02-04-13 08:26 AM EDT (US)     7 / 131       
I wouldn't worry about the Romans yet. You have to beat the Greeks and Seluecids first and that's made harder by the fact that the early Pontic forces are completely outmatched by even Militia Hoplites. I found that out in my current Pontus playthrough. Two complete units of Eastern Infantry were routed by half the number of Hoplites in that town north of Rhodes. And I don't play on Hard...
Thompsoncs
Ashigaru
posted 02-04-13 09:29 AM EDT (US)     8 / 131       
Were not facing the seleucids or Greeks, were going to migrate to Italy. If we move soon enough we can avoid wars with those two, and they will likely not hinder our movements towards Italy.

And eastern infantry vs hoplites, Im not surprised. Eastern infantry are good only vs peasants, town watch, other eastern infantry and if lucky they can hold off warbands a while. And light melee cavalry will also die quickly due to the high number of spears.

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Terikel Grayhair
Imperator
(id: Terikel706)
posted 02-04-13 09:50 AM EDT (US)     9 / 131       
What route west are we planning to take?

Overland through Armenia and Scythia, or across the water through Thrace and Macedonia, or direct east through the Greeks and then to Brutish territory?

It might be an idea to build up a good army and conquer a bit before relinquishing our Eastern cities.

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General Sajaru
Daimyo
posted 02-04-13 11:10 AM EDT (US)     10 / 131       
I'm currently using Sass's guide on migration campaigns to help with my strategy. As to our movement, I'm planning to load everyone on boats soon, go through the Bosporus, and then on to Crete. From there, we will be in a good position to attack Italy from the south, starting with the Brutii.

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"I like my enemies like James Bond likes his martinis- shaken, not stirred."
My first book, The King's Own
Praetorian VIII
Ashigaru
posted 02-04-13 11:23 AM EDT (US)     11 / 131       
You should at least conquer someone. Can't get better units without better buildings and to get better buildings you need to buy them with money. Unless you plan to cheat for denarii?

Go through Greece for the trade gold mine. Also gives you a closer base of operations in case you get beaten on Roman turf.

Unless the challenge of this is to crush everything with crappy units?

EDIT: Forget what I said. That link provided explained everything. I know what you guys are doing now. I'm going to try that...

[This message has been edited by Praetorian VIII (edited 02-04-2013 @ 11:33 AM).]

General Sajaru
Daimyo
posted 02-04-13 05:21 PM EDT (US)     12 / 131       
Almost done with my 10 turns; pictures and a narrative to come shortly. And they're going to be links; sorry, I'm too lazy to edit the picture size for 50+ screenshots

So, I begin by training two units of peasants; they're cheap and about all we can afford right now; I managed to almost break even the first turn. I also move our diplomat and spy west for the time being, simply to see what lies around us.

In our next turn, we have a young son come of age; Spartocus, a decent commander; perhaps he shall become a great one with time? This turn, since I'm building extra biremes, we lose a bit of money. I move our agents, the spy still heading west, our diplomat east, and end the turn.

We're still losing money, but I've found a way to remedy that: selling trade rights and map info. I've also consolidated all of our forces in one army and we're about ready to head off.

Gaining some money this turn, it's time to set sail, destination: Crete. I've also moved our diplomat further east; hopefully we can secure some more lucrative trade relations and alliances. We leave behind our two towns, with a brace of peasants each as garrison.

Here in our next turn, our treasury is pretty stable. We're making our way through the Bosporus, and there's a pirate ahead, picked out by our spy. At the end of the turn, we're about to leave the Black Sea, with out two towns still happy and making money.

Moving through the Bosporus, the pirate has decamped, at least for now. We also talk to the Egyptians, and apparently, even though we're on hard here, they like us enough to give us 1,000 denarii for the privilege of becoming our ally.

This gift gives us a major surplus the next year, and puts in good shape as we approach Crete. I have our speaker of words headed further east now, hopefully to find the Parthians. So far, our home cities are still intact, with no armies threatening them. As we end the turn, the Armenians want to talk to us, and, figuring it's worth a shot, I ask for another 1,000 denarii for trade rights. Amazingly, they accept.

This turn, we receive a message that one of the daughters of our family has found a husband; I accept, but realize that he has shown up in our capital. Since the Armenians have moved an army near and blockaded our port, I decide to move him west, to meet the rest of our army. As for that army, we have finally, we have reached our halfway point, Crete. I land our army and hire as many mercenaries as I can.

The next turn, I receive another offer of marriage, but since that would mean another family member at our capital, I regretfully decline. Because of the mercenaries I've hired, we're lose money, although that's to be expected. Back at the capital, apparently the Armenians can't make up their mind to attack and are simply walking past it. Adding another Mercenary Hoplite to our forces, I attack Kydonia.

I begin with a fairly standard formation; skirmishers and slingers in front, infantry in a line, archers behind, cavalry on the flanks. As soon as I begin, the Cretans open up on the Cilician Pirates (gotta love the range on Cretans). I hate skirmishers almost as much as I hate chariots, but we have a large number of heavy cavalry, so I begin moving to flank the phalanx. It's then that I notice where one of their Cretans is; when it opens up on our Rhodian Slingers (that range again) killing 13. Figuring that a missile duel is stupid, I charge them with three generals; even on hard, that should work. It does, and I wipe them out to a man. Then, the remaining Cilician Pirates make a run towards my cavalry. Not a good idea for them; I wipe them out. That leaves only the Militia Hoplites and Cretan on the Sacred Square and half a unit of Militia Hoplites on the outside road. I cut the latter down with archers and missile cavalry. Now it's time to face the last two enemy units. Instead of engaging in an archer duel, where the enemy's two experienced Cretan has an advantage, I move my generals and Pontic Heavies up; the Cretans can't compete with that heavy an attack and I wipe them out. This leaves the final unit of Militia Hoplites; I pull off the cavalry, using up their ammo and bring up the archers and infantry. When I open up, the AI waffles in its usual manner and I take them out handily. This gives us a rather good result, with minimal losses.

This gives us Kydonia, which I exterminate, needless to say. We're still losing money at the end of the turn, and Armenia attacks Mazaka on the flip.

We lose more money than expected, but are still in the black. I move our diplomat and family member and end the turn.

As thinks now stand, we've just gone into debt, our diplomat has reached Parthian controlled Seleucia, our army is on Crete, and our boat is stuck behind a Greek one.

On to the next general, Alex David.

Edit: I think I played an extra turn by accident.

"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction." - Ronald Reagan
"Judge them not by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character." - Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Pick up a rifle and you change instantly from a subject to a citizen." - Jeff Cooper
"I like my enemies like James Bond likes his martinis- shaken, not stirred."
My first book, The King's Own

[This message has been edited by General Sajaru (edited 02-04-2013 @ 08:04 PM).]

General Sajaru
Daimyo
posted 02-05-13 03:15 AM EDT (US)     13 / 131       
By the way, in case everyone is waiting for a new post, see above (I edited it).

"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction." - Ronald Reagan
"Judge them not by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character." - Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Pick up a rifle and you change instantly from a subject to a citizen." - Jeff Cooper
"I like my enemies like James Bond likes his martinis- shaken, not stirred."
My first book, The King's Own
Alex_the_Bold
Ashigaru
posted 02-05-13 06:38 AM EDT (US)     14 / 131       
We are going well so far. I think we should discuss which Roman faction we will attack first. I suggest the Brutii...

Invincibility lies in defence, while the possibility of victory in the attack -Sun Tzu
Akouson me, pataxon de (hit me, but first listen to me)-Themistocles to Euribiadis prior to the battle of Salamis.
Thompsoncs
Ashigaru
posted 02-05-13 07:33 AM EDT (US)     15 / 131       
Going straight for Rome would be fun too, probably suicidal though. I think Brutti are indeed the best traget, they are at least far enough away from SPQR armies to intervene.
Alex_the_Bold
Ashigaru
posted 02-05-13 08:54 AM EDT (US)     16 / 131       
In addition, they will be occupied with Greece by the time our army arrives...

Invincibility lies in defence, while the possibility of victory in the attack -Sun Tzu
Akouson me, pataxon de (hit me, but first listen to me)-Themistocles to Euribiadis prior to the battle of Salamis.
Praetorian VIII
Ashigaru
posted 02-05-13 01:53 PM EDT (US)     17 / 131       
That was a great read. What happens next? Do you send the save file to the #2 guy on the list and he carries on from where you left off?

I would recommend taking Sparta if you have the time. It doesn't have a wall so you can instantly assault it. Has a good barracks to retrain any soldiers you need before heading to Italy. I did that in my Thrace migration. Now I got three bases of operation - Crete, Sparta, and Syracuse - all before Turn 15. Now I'm going to rape and pillage Egypt and Carthage...

Anyway, looking forward to the next guy to post.
Thompsoncs
Ashigaru
posted 02-05-13 03:43 PM EDT (US)     18 / 131       
Sparta has little to offer us. It might have a good barracks, but what infantry do we have that we want to retrain. If we fight Greece at all, we will hit them with missiles and finish them off with our generals.

The only benefit from it that I see is its plunder, and we can destroy all buildings to gain money, since we cant leave a garisson.
Praetorian VIII
Ashigaru
posted 02-05-13 04:57 PM EDT (US)     19 / 131       
So how you gonna beat Rome?

Better to have a solid base of operations with good facilities in case it all goes wrong and you lose to the Roman factions, than it is to have to leg it back to Crete with no money and no facilities and probably ending your game.

And it can go wrong, in my first attempt with Thrace my ships were sunk by pirates before I got out the Black Sea. Everyone died.

Plus, Sparta is slightly closer to Italy than Crete is. Shorter trip. Got more mercs in Greece too so even if you don't go for Sparta you can fill up on mercs. Italy doesn't have any mercs.
Thompsoncs
Ashigaru
posted 02-05-13 05:39 PM EDT (US)     20 / 131       
We beat Rome with the army we've got. It should be possible with good tactics.

The idea of this campaign is not just to conquer italy, but to migrate to Italy. Taking many cities in between would make it little different from other campaigns. Besides, declaring war on Greece would only increase the chance of losing our navy. And since our entire military capacity will be on those ships, losing them means almost certain forced loading a previous save game.

Though we might have a slight chance to survive with just crete, conquest would be hard from there, with no starting army. For svaety reasons and mercenary reasons, we should however disemerk on land at the end of the movement limit.

Actually the fun in this campaign is for me that the odds are quite against us. We will have to succeed in Italy, or lose. Sadly by the time I get to play, I think we should have at least some kind of basis in south-Italy, Greek coast and Sicily and the game would have turned into a more conventional game.
Praetorian VIII
Ashigaru
posted 02-06-13 02:58 AM EDT (US)     21 / 131       
Tactics only get you so far. That stacked unit outside Rome has about 5 Generals, a dozen units of heavy infantry (Legion Cohorts), heavy cavalry, archers, etc. Professional soldiers in other words. Your army is made up of mainly light troops who are part-timers with low morale and get routed easily. Mercs will only get you so far.

I would have spilt my forces, one goes up from the heel and the other from the north. This would pin down Julie while you main force deals with Skippy/Brutal. Make an Alliance with the Gauls and it would be even better.

But whatever, you don't seem to like ideas and suggestions.
General Sajaru
Daimyo
posted 02-06-13 03:41 AM EDT (US)     22 / 131       
Your army is made up of mainly light troops who are part-timers with low morale and get routed easily. Mercs will only get you so far.
Actually, mercenary troops have not better or worse moral than their normal counterparts; however, our army is not ready to take on the Senate; hence why we should head for the Brutii, who will likely have half their armies in Greece already and make easier prey. Taking Croton and Tarentum will give us a strong base of operations to move against Capua and Rome, hopefully with a bit better troops.
I would have spilt my forces, one goes up from the heel and the other from the north. This would pin down Julie while you main force deals with Skippy/Brutal. Make an Alliance with the Gauls and it would be even better.
Remember, "march divided, fight concentrated". We barely have enough combat power to take one city as it is, let alone two Roman cities; we need to stay concentrated, with an army big enough to overwhelm any one enemy army.
But whatever, you don't seem to like ideas and suggestions.
I find them most welcome; sometimes a fresh perspective will point out something the rest of us have missed. Also, if you want to have a turn as Supreme Commander, let me know and I'll put you on the list.

"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction." - Ronald Reagan
"Judge them not by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character." - Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Pick up a rifle and you change instantly from a subject to a citizen." - Jeff Cooper
"I like my enemies like James Bond likes his martinis- shaken, not stirred."
My first book, The King's Own
Thompsoncs
Ashigaru
posted 02-06-13 03:44 AM EDT (US)     23 / 131       
I think its mostly that we differ on what a migration campaign is. Taking crete doesnt really matter, plundering sparta, fine as well but occupying it would mean abandoning the idea of migration in my opinion. Not to mention it might delay us 1 or 2 turns in arriving on Italian soil, which gives the romans more chance to grow and thus harder to beat.

We only have one army and splitting that up in an attack upon julli and brutti will not help us. Our entire army has a good chance to beat the Brutti. With their cities we will have economy again, and can train new units. Perhaps our initial army might even take capua as well. Facing the SPQR army might require a bit more preparation. But once we have phalanx units, we can occupy the ford near Rome and then their numbers and generals will be useless, once they are stuck on a wall of spears, with their knees in the water and missiles raining down on them. But we might succeed in taking out the Julii before taking out SPQR, by first attacking their northern provinces, by then likely they have taken patavium and mediolanum. Arretium and ariminium sometimes get help from the SPQR though.
Terikel Grayhair
Imperator
(id: Terikel706)
posted 02-23-13 10:16 AM EDT (US)     24 / 131       
Update?

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Hannibal the Conqueror
Ashigaru
(id: HannibalBarcaXXI)
posted 02-25-13 03:49 AM EDT (US)     25 / 131       
I know one thing;

We're screwed. c:

"I long for Darkness."
- Cormac McCarthy, The Sunset Limited.

"We are a species that ravages, plunders, kills, destroys, rapes and enslaves in the name of progress."
Thompsoncs
Ashigaru
posted 02-25-13 05:11 AM EDT (US)     26 / 131       
How so?

Did the save get passed to the next one in the first place?
Hannibal the Conqueror
Ashigaru
(id: HannibalBarcaXXI)
posted 02-26-13 06:03 AM EDT (US)     27 / 131       
I think the save got passed to me, but I'll need sometime to get started, maybe a day or two. RL issues.

"I long for Darkness."
- Cormac McCarthy, The Sunset Limited.

"We are a species that ravages, plunders, kills, destroys, rapes and enslaves in the name of progress."
Hannibal the Conqueror
Ashigaru
(id: HannibalBarcaXXI)
posted 02-28-13 10:55 AM EDT (US)     28 / 131       
Sorry, but I'm not going to be able to play for the coming three days. Please pass on the save.

"I long for Darkness."
- Cormac McCarthy, The Sunset Limited.

"We are a species that ravages, plunders, kills, destroys, rapes and enslaves in the name of progress."
General Sajaru
Daimyo
posted 02-28-13 01:37 PM EDT (US)     29 / 131       
Alright, I've passed it on to Average Citizen. I look forward to seeing what he does.

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"Judge them not by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character." - Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Pick up a rifle and you change instantly from a subject to a citizen." - Jeff Cooper
"I like my enemies like James Bond likes his martinis- shaken, not stirred."
My first book, The King's Own
Aftermath
HG Alumnus
posted 02-28-13 04:21 PM EDT (US)     30 / 131       
Looks like you boys might have bitten off more than you can chew

A f t y

A A R S

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General Sajaru
Daimyo
posted 02-28-13 05:07 PM EDT (US)     31 / 131       
You looking to sign up?

"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction." - Ronald Reagan
"Judge them not by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character." - Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Pick up a rifle and you change instantly from a subject to a citizen." - Jeff Cooper
"I like my enemies like James Bond likes his martinis- shaken, not stirred."
My first book, The King's Own
Hannibal the Conqueror
Ashigaru
(id: HannibalBarcaXXI)
posted 03-01-13 00:44 AM EDT (US)     32 / 131       
Not really. I have my finals in three days and I thought I could finish my reign but I just couldnt. I've been into several swaps and have helped in getting us out of impossible situations, but this is going to be challenging. Its impossible to get Rome so early on unless we go for the Brutii and take Greece. Everyone knows conquering Greece could greatly help our poor economy.

"I long for Darkness."
- Cormac McCarthy, The Sunset Limited.

"We are a species that ravages, plunders, kills, destroys, rapes and enslaves in the name of progress."
General Sajaru
Daimyo
posted 03-01-13 01:14 AM EDT (US)     33 / 131       
I was asking Afty; you're already signed up Alex David

"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction." - Ronald Reagan
"Judge them not by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character." - Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Pick up a rifle and you change instantly from a subject to a citizen." - Jeff Cooper
"I like my enemies like James Bond likes his martinis- shaken, not stirred."
My first book, The King's Own
Hannibal the Conqueror
Ashigaru
(id: HannibalBarcaXXI)
posted 03-01-13 10:01 AM EDT (US)     34 / 131       
Holy crap don't pass the save I just got my RTW back working so could I have one more day till tomorrow? PLEASE

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- Cormac McCarthy, The Sunset Limited.

"We are a species that ravages, plunders, kills, destroys, rapes and enslaves in the name of progress."
Aftermath
HG Alumnus
posted 03-02-13 03:31 AM EDT (US)     35 / 131       
Sajaru! I fear my days of leading soldiers in Rome are so far behind me I would be of little help. I'll sit this one out unless a bunch of people start dropping out.

I laughed at Alex for declining an invite that wasn't his, when he is infact already onboard

A f t y

A A R S

:: The Sun always rises in the East :: Flawless Crowns :: Dancing Days ::

"We kissed the Sun, and it smiled down upon us."
Hannibal the Conqueror
Ashigaru
(id: HannibalBarcaXXI)
posted 03-02-13 03:48 AM EDT (US)     36 / 131       
Actually that reply was meant for you Aftermath, but I didn't bother to indicate it was for you. I'm not that dumb

"I long for Darkness."
- Cormac McCarthy, The Sunset Limited.

"We are a species that ravages, plunders, kills, destroys, rapes and enslaves in the name of progress."
Aftermath
HG Alumnus
posted 03-02-13 12:47 PM EDT (US)     37 / 131       
Ah, well then that makes perfect sense!

A f t y

A A R S

:: The Sun always rises in the East :: Flawless Crowns :: Dancing Days ::

"We kissed the Sun, and it smiled down upon us."
Hannibal the Conqueror
Ashigaru
(id: HannibalBarcaXXI)
posted 03-08-13 03:16 AM EDT (US)     38 / 131       
Please don't tell me the Swap died so early on.

"I long for Darkness."
- Cormac McCarthy, The Sunset Limited.

"We are a species that ravages, plunders, kills, destroys, rapes and enslaves in the name of progress."
Terikel Grayhair
Imperator
(id: Terikel706)
posted 03-08-13 03:54 AM EDT (US)     39 / 131       
It never dies.

It sometimes goes into hibernation though, when the current general forgets to send it in, and the cherub leading the game gets busy with Real LifeTM and doesn't realize the scepter has not yet been returned.

Then the Old ONe steps in and asks: who has it now? And who is next?

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Thompsoncs
Ashigaru
posted 03-08-13 06:09 PM EDT (US)     40 / 131       
Ehm, Alex, you had the save right? You have not yet reported your results here. And did you pass on the save?
General Sajaru
Daimyo
posted 03-08-13 11:42 PM EDT (US)     41 / 131       
I sent the save to Average Citizen about a week ago, and was giving him some time to play his turns and report back to us. I can go bug him again if you guys would like

"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction." - Ronald Reagan
"Judge them not by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character." - Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Pick up a rifle and you change instantly from a subject to a citizen." - Jeff Cooper
"I like my enemies like James Bond likes his martinis- shaken, not stirred."
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Thompsoncs
Ashigaru
posted 03-10-13 08:54 AM EDT (US)     42 / 131       
But if it got passed on, why didnt the previous commander report how things went? That's the basic idea of swap games on rtwh.
Hannibal the Conqueror
Ashigaru
(id: HannibalBarcaXXI)
posted 03-11-13 01:23 AM EDT (US)     43 / 131       
Its because I didnt play my turns Thompsoncs.

"I long for Darkness."
- Cormac McCarthy, The Sunset Limited.

"We are a species that ravages, plunders, kills, destroys, rapes and enslaves in the name of progress."
Terikel Grayhair
Imperator
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posted 03-11-13 02:28 AM EDT (US)     44 / 131       
Then I guess it is time to assume that the mind of Average Citizen was sucked into the Vitrual World and eaten alive by the harpies and dragons.

Until he replies, we must assume the worst. Thus I would suggest sending the save that went to him on to the next commander in line. That way we lose nothing but a bit of time, and can keep the lifeblood of conquest flowing heartily through our veins.

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General Sajaru
Daimyo
posted 03-11-13 05:59 AM EDT (US)     45 / 131       
I've sent Average Citizen an email about it; if he doesn't reply shortly, I'll pass it on to Thompsoncs.

"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction." - Ronald Reagan
"Judge them not by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character." - Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Pick up a rifle and you change instantly from a subject to a citizen." - Jeff Cooper
"I like my enemies like James Bond likes his martinis- shaken, not stirred."
My first book, The King's Own
Hannibal the Conqueror
Ashigaru
(id: HannibalBarcaXXI)
posted 03-12-13 04:15 AM EDT (US)     46 / 131       
I can't believe I passed my turn x_x

"I long for Darkness."
- Cormac McCarthy, The Sunset Limited.

"We are a species that ravages, plunders, kills, destroys, rapes and enslaves in the name of progress."
General Sajaru
Daimyo
posted 03-12-13 09:34 AM EDT (US)     47 / 131       
It has been passed on to Thompsoncs. It'll be back to you soon enough Alex

"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction." - Ronald Reagan
"Judge them not by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character." - Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Pick up a rifle and you change instantly from a subject to a citizen." - Jeff Cooper
"I like my enemies like James Bond likes his martinis- shaken, not stirred."
My first book, The King's Own
Thompsoncs
Ashigaru
posted 03-13-13 07:50 AM EDT (US)     48 / 131       
Received, though not at the best of times. I will send it back and report somewhere in the next week.
Thompsoncs
Ashigaru
posted 03-13-13 02:30 PM EDT (US)     49 / 131       
Small update: We're in south-Italy, which was as expected nearly empty since the romans there were on a cheap holiday to Epirus. Our homeland is gone, but we still have Crete, about half our naval power and about 95% of our armies.

I took Tarentum as soon as the ram was ready. Then moved to take Croton, but Scipii attacked Tarentum, which had just enough men to keep it from rioting. I left one unit to hold the siege of Croton, the rest attacked Scipii. My garrison was on the opposite side of the battlefield, and was split in 2 by a lake. The ai was nearly smart enough to attack it, but my cavalry routed theirs and killed their faction leader. The infantry was then mopped up and victory is ours. I will now assault Croton, and if public order allows it, I will move on Capua. Then I will pass the save to the next.
Thompsoncs
Ashigaru
posted 03-13-13 03:15 PM EDT (US)     50 / 131       
Ok, I took Croton, with only bodyguard casualties. I exterminated, to allow an army to move out for conquest. I reached Capua and laid siege. A stupid town watch unit then moved adjacent to the city. I lifted the siege and attacked the unit, luring the romans to the field. I quickly took out the town watch, then hit the general with some bodyguard and killed him. The second general had some hastati near him, but a charge in the rear made him fight to the death, and death he found sooner rather than late. The infantry was easily routed with their leader gone, and the city was mine without having to assault it, which would certainly have cost more men. Now I only lost bodyguards. I exterminated Capua to ensure public order (should have done that with Tarentum too).

We're finally decreasing our debt and with more conquest we should soon be in black again, so we can finally build armies that dont rely only on bodyguards

I did probably go a bit over my turns, but the first bit was really quite boring, took very long to get the ships to Italy, and only thing to fight boredom was fighting hopeless peasant battles in our homeland.

And pics!. The order seems a bit messed up, but anyway.

[This message has been edited by Thompsoncs (edited 03-13-2013 @ 07:43 PM).]

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