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(My Fox NY)   If you own a Civil War cannon and enjoy firing it at your neighbors, then you probably don't want to move to Kiantone, New York. Seems the people there are a little uptight and such activity is frowned upon   (myfoxny.com) divider line 62
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2013-11-15 02:30:18 AM  

tinfoil-hat maggie: Gyrfalcon: That's the whole point. If you're going to have a trebuchet, you  need a horde.

And for a mangonel, you need a legion. Those huge arrows are hard to maneuver.

I know, I still have so much fun getting my kicks from killing people through Rome Total War. They only have balistas, scorpions, and onagers. Medeival as a few more and they call them trebuchets. ; )


So I'm playing Rome 2 (which is not a terrible game, even if Rome is absolutely broken as a faction.  Took a while to figure out how food and public order work now, but it's not bad).

Best Siege weapon in the game is the level 1 Roman Ballista (that come with any blacksmith-type building).  Better range than the onagers and they have explosive shots.   I always have at least 2 with every army since they can kill about 200 people before the enemy even closes with me.
 
2013-11-15 02:30:35 AM  

Shadow Blasko: Kinda surprised that Dittybopper isnt in here yet.


Way too late for him but he would be fun here : )

Fun grisly link on canister shot. fun stuff really if you were sending it their way if you know what I mean.
 
2013-11-15 02:41:05 AM  

meyerkev: Best Siege weapon in the game is the level 1 Roman Ballista (that come with any blacksmith-type building).  Better range than the onagers and they have explosive shots.   I always have at least 2 with every army since they can kill about 200 people before the enemy even closes with me.


I'm guessing that is on of the mods? Haven't seen that, on my version. but hey I'm a simple girl and enjoying overrunning all of Europe with British light chariots , right now ; )
Although I love making Seleucid's or Roman heavy armies. Oh yea I always try and have two armies with infantry and on that is full cavalry if I can and the situation calls for it..
/Heheheheheh, anyway
 
2013-11-15 03:16:15 AM  

tinfoil-hat maggie: meyerkev: Best Siege weapon in the game is the level 1 Roman Ballista (that come with any blacksmith-type building).  Better range than the onagers and they have explosive shots.   I always have at least 2 with every army since they can kill about 200 people before the enemy even closes with me.

I'm guessing that is on of the mods? Haven't seen that, on my version. but hey I'm a simple girl and enjoying overrunning all of Europe with British light chariots , right now ; )
Although I love making Seleucid's or Roman heavy armies. Oh yea I always try and have two armies with infantry and on that is full cavalry if I can and the situation calls for it..
/Heheheheheh, anyway


Nope.  No mods.  You do have to unlock it with a research somewhere, but once you do, any workshop building will give it to you.

And I just got to the annoying bit where the entire map settles down into a series of alliances so you end up having to fight along your entire Northern border to finish off that random faction with one settlement left, so having a battle-ending weapon is very, VERY useful.

/Just finished conquering the lower left corner of the map which was in a 4-way alliance and required 7 separate armies to conquer, and now it's time to redeploy for the Gallic Wars, which is a 3-way alliance covering northern Gaul and Germania and the conquest of the Eastern Mediterranean which is in a FIVE-way alliance stretching from Dacia to Lybia via the Levant.  Joy.
 
2013-11-15 03:31:44 AM  
eastcountymagazine.org
/hot like 12/6/1846
 
2013-11-15 03:34:37 AM  

meyerkev: tinfoil-hat maggie: meyerkev: Best Siege weapon in the game is the level 1 Roman Ballista (that come with any blacksmith-type building).  Better range than the onagers and they have explosive shots.   I always have at least 2 with every army since they can kill about 200 people before the enemy even closes with me.

I'm guessing that is on of the mods? Haven't seen that, on my version. but hey I'm a simple girl and enjoying overrunning all of Europe with British light chariots , right now ; )
Although I love making Seleucid's or Roman heavy armies. Oh yea I always try and have two armies with infantry and on that is full cavalry if I can and the situation calls for it..
/Heheheheheh, anyway

Nope.  No mods.  You do have to unlock it with a research somewhere, but once you do, any workshop building will give it to you.

And I just got to the annoying bit where the entire map settles down into a series of alliances so you end up having to fight along your entire Northern border to finish off that random faction with one settlement left, so having a battle-ending weapon is very, VERY useful.

/Just finished conquering the lower left corner of the map which was in a 4-way alliance and required 7 separate armies to conquer, and now it's time to redeploy for the Gallic Wars, which is a 3-way alliance covering northern Gaul and Germania and the conquest of the Eastern Mediterranean which is in a FIVE-way alliance stretching from Dacia to Lybia via the Levant.  Joy.


Interesting and well I always thought thous damn things were useless but I really am on an old version of Rome so ...Anyway you like the game so you are a a friend in a way now.

Have you been playing Empire? damn the alliances really get tricky there and it's all kinds of crazy unless you're just gonna make enemies with everyone.

Damn straight TW is one of the best series ever.
 
2013-11-15 03:38:37 AM  

Torion!: [eastcountymagazine.org image 850x637]
/hot like 12/6/1846


Looks like a 6- 8 pounder. Nothing wrong with that. Very good for Calvary to travel fast with.
 
2013-11-15 04:04:51 AM  

tinfoil-hat maggie: meyerkev: tinfoil-hat maggie: meyerkev: Best Siege weapon in the game is the level 1 Roman Ballista (that come with any blacksmith-type building).  Better range than the onagers and they have explosive shots.   I always have at least 2 with every army since they can kill about 200 people before the enemy even closes with me.

I'm guessing that is on of the mods? Haven't seen that, on my version. but hey I'm a simple girl and enjoying overrunning all of Europe with British light chariots , right now ; )
Although I love making Seleucid's or Roman heavy armies. Oh yea I always try and have two armies with infantry and on that is full cavalry if I can and the situation calls for it..
/Heheheheheh, anyway

Nope.  No mods.  You do have to unlock it with a research somewhere, but once you do, any workshop building will give it to you.

And I just got to the annoying bit where the entire map settles down into a series of alliances so you end up having to fight along your entire Northern border to finish off that random faction with one settlement left, so having a battle-ending weapon is very, VERY useful.

/Just finished conquering the lower left corner of the map which was in a 4-way alliance and required 7 separate armies to conquer, and now it's time to redeploy for the Gallic Wars, which is a 3-way alliance covering northern Gaul and Germania and the conquest of the Eastern Mediterranean which is in a FIVE-way alliance stretching from Dacia to Lybia via the Levant.  Joy.

Interesting and well I always thought thous damn things were useless but I really am on an old version of Rome so ...Anyway you like the game so you are a a friend in a way now.

Have you been playing Empire? damn the alliances really get tricky there and it's all kinds of crazy unless you're just gonna make enemies with everyone.

Damn straight TW is one of the best series ever.


So I started out with Rome, which had a broken dual-AI system.

So the diplomatic AI would make an alliance with you, you'd pull the armies off the undefended border, the military AI would look at that like a piece of candy and declare war, and the diplomatic AI would go and get very, very drunk.

Thus, I don't think I've ever made a single alliance (Trade agreements, bribe to go to war with, and protectorates, but no alliance*) in Total War unless I needed a temporary breather while I beat up their neighbors (For example, making an alliance with Macedon while I steamrolled the Greek Cities) and prepared to go to war with them.  Ever.

And then I couldn't ever figure out how to get a really crushing, decisive victory in Empire (So in Empire, I'd trade 20% of my army for 60% of theirs, while in Medieval 2, I'd trade 10% of my army for 80% of theirs with the occasional crushing defeat to keep me on my toes) and I had NO CLUE how to run the economy (I conquered all of America and India before I became profitable), so it became a slow, steady slog across Europe (especially once you get mortars.  Holy cow, Mortars are game breaking.).  Naval battles were fun though.

*Also, the only time where I've gotten spanked late game was when I sent a diplomat  in Rome 1 to bribe a couple of Egyptian cities and gave them away to Pontus.  Early game Pontus is a pushover.  Late game Pontus is game breaking.  Seriously, they're worse than Egypt (and Egypt is how a game developer says "F*ck you, player").
 
2013-11-15 04:14:30 AM  

tinfoil-hat maggie: Torion!: [eastcountymagazine.org image 850x637]
/hot like 12/6/1846

Looks like a 6- 8 pounder. Nothing wrong with that. Very good for Calvary to travel fast with.


mule-train brought this one in from the schematics available at the San Pasqual battlefield.
/looks like early transformers
//charcoal on paper
///fire in the hole
 
2013-11-15 04:35:16 AM  

meyerkev: And then I couldn't ever figure out how to get a really crushing, decisive victory in Empire (So in Empire, I'd trade 20% of my army for 60% of theirs, while in Medieval 2, I'd trade 10% of my army for 80% of theirs with the occasional crushing defeat to keep me on my toes) and I had NO CLUE how to run the economy (I conquered all of America and India before I became profitable), so it became a slow, steady slog across Europe (especially once you get mortars.  Holy cow, Mortars are game breaking.).  Naval battles were fun though.

*Also, the only time where I've gotten spanked late game was when I sent a diplomat  in Rome 1 to bribe a couple of Egyptian cities and gave them away to Pontus.  Early game Pontus is a pushover.  Late game Pontus is game breaking.  Seriously, they're worse than Egypt (and Egypt is how a game developer says "F*ck you, player").


Somehow in Empire I don't thing it's supposed to be easy even on easy or normal, hard well that is the word for it. Thing I love about these games I still have so much to learn.

And Pontus going over you that's your tactics unless you're playing super hard.. An army with archers and fire arrows will generally send Pontus's heavy chariot's into panic to kill their own.
 
2013-11-15 11:08:51 AM  
Kiantone is ~60 SouthWEST of B-lo.  {If you're going to use it in the by-line, please locate it properly...}
 
2013-11-15 05:02:56 PM  
I've always wanted to light a cannon.
 
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