Sunday, November 27, 2016

Post #3: Suebi

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                                                Post #3 : Suebi


           


       This is a very difficult faction to play as because of their units, they are mostly made of calv which makes microing very difficult. You start with a landlocked, fortified providential capital and are trying to push back against Boii attackers. Peace seems unachieveable here so you must try to capture their capital before they can move forces back to it. Germanic infantry is pretty garbage here so you'll probably will want to stick to calv until you have advanced enough to create units with shield walls. Missile/ skirmishing calv is essential when facing opponents like Boii, this is why they are so hard to play as. Defending cities is difficult to do because of the lack of strong infantry so you will  have to use towers and defensive siege equipment to your advantage. If you are looking for a challenge try out Suebi.


Post #2 Sparta



                                             Total War: Rome II
                                             Faction: Sparta
                  My first introduction is going to be about the faction Sparta. Sparta is a minor settlement on a peninsula, it is bordered by Athens and although being surrounded by water, does not have a port. Sparta produces marble which increases trade income every turn. Because you lack a port, you must conquer Athens to trade with any faction besides them. Teaming up with Macedonia(Macedon) is an easy way to do this. Spartan units are pretty average when it comes to cavalry and missile units, what makes Sparta so powerful is their unique Pike men and Hoplites. Royal Spartan Hoplites are nearly unbreakable and have an extremely high charge defense, This makes defending cities very easy. Their pike men are also very hard to defeat unless flanked. So if you are looking for a good beginners faction, Sparta is probably your best choice. Spartans do not have much when it comes to missile units, so you are going to have to be very strategic in positioning and microing if you want slings to do anything more than bounce off of shields. One way to use slings effectively is to get the enemy to show their back, slings can wipe units if they flank the enemy because of their high amount of ammunition. You can use cheap cavalry to get behind the enemy and then trap them with your slings and cav, this will put the enemy unit in a very bad position. This is because if they try and charge your missile units, your cavalry will get an excellent charge and probably break the unit, but if they don't charge and turn to face your cavalry, your missile unit can pick them off.

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Thursday, November 3, 2016

Introduction/ Rome II




                         Total War: Rome II


I decided to do my 20 time project on the Total War series. I will be posting weekly blog posts about my experience with Total War: Rome II along with other games within the series. I will also be creating weekly uploads to my youtube channel about a certain faction and specifics on unit strategies and campaign map strategy. I hope to accomplish my objective of creating "introductions" for each faction(dlc included) in each game by the end of the year.

Thanks for tuning in :)


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