1. Post #241
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    kamikaze470's Avatar
    October 2008
    22,774 Posts
    don't forget about the uniform editor for napoleon

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    damn i'd love to make my own faction, or at least my own, original unit
    you can already conquer the whole world as any bloody country, how about let me make my own faction
    that'd own
    I'm pissed CA removed it from the game. It's bogus how they went all through the trouble advertising the feature when later on their only excuse of a joke was the uniform editor was never meant for public use.
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  2. Post #242
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    April 2007
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    shoulda signed up, I'm pretty sure they gave it to everyone who signed up before a certain date.

    still wouldn't hurt to sign up as they might send out another wave of invites
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  3. Post #243
    -nesto-'s Avatar
    September 2007
    3,864 Posts
    Takin advantage of Empire's AI



    Mortars with exploding shells thinned them out nicely on the advance. Amazons held them back from my line for quite some time(Women from africa have 90 range and ~50 accuracy wtf) Then shit went horribly wrong after some of Spain's militia engaged my line infantry in melee and my mortars decided to target them as a priority killing most of that line regiment and severely wounding the Garrison Guards behind them.
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  4. Post #244
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    December 2009
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    You are playing the nation that has become the bane of my naval existence
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  5. Post #245
    -nesto-'s Avatar
    September 2007
    3,864 Posts
    I wish I had a navy I allied with Venice from the very beginning and we fed off each others powerful trade fleets in the Ivory Coast. Now it's ~1730 and I own all of Italy minus Venice, which is the only city with an admiralty in that region. The Venetians only own Venice after Russia rolled through Greece which made them build 3 full armies. 1 in the city, 1 outside, and 1 at sea. I just want decent ships to even stand a chance against Spain's massive Galleon spam.
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  6. Post #246
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    March 2010
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    Can somebody sum up the strategy to building ships in campaign and naval battles? Currently my strategies in Napoleon are "put trade ships in the corner and hope France doesn't find them" and "Auto-Resolve" respectively.
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  7. Post #247
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    July 2010
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    Can somebody sum up the strategy to building ships in campaign and naval battles? Currently my strategies in Napoleon are "put trade ships in the corner and hope France doesn't find them" and "Auto-Resolve" respectively.
    I make a stack of trading ships, then put the biggest ship in my navy next to it.

    Often this results in 20 trade ships hogging a spot, and an ironclad sitting next to it. I love ironclads in NTW. (Despite the fact they look the exact same as 80 gun steamships)

    In battles themselves, I try to use as few ships as possible, and make them quite heavy ones too. I have them try to fire a broadside, and then move to the other side as quickly as possible to fire off another and manuever so as to keep slowly sailing away from the enemy, whilst giving a broadside with each turn.

    If you imagine my ship starting at the top of a "S" and then following it down the way, then repeating it over and over that is similar to how I do it.

    Later on in-game I tend to make my navies composed of 38 gun steamships and ironclads.
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  8. Post #248
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    I still think a World War One: Total War would be pretty awesome
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  9. Post #249
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    August 2006
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    Siege AI is hilarious in NTW. There was a hole in one of my walls, and the entire french army tried to fit through it. Grenadiers solved that with their bombs.

    Napoleon himself was leading that army, some genius he was.
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  10. Post #250
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    July 2009
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    I miss viewing my own settlement with little people walking around.
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  11. Post #251
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    March 2010
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    I still think a World War One: Total War would be pretty awesome
    NTW mod: http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=455480
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  12. Post #252
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  13. Post #253
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    September 2007
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    Siege AI is hilarious in NTW. There was a hole in one of my walls, and the entire french army tried to fit through it. Grenadiers solved that with their bombs.

    Napoleon himself was leading that army, some genius he was.
    Reminds me of playing Spain in Kingdoms. Siege an Aztec settlement until they sally forth. Send in 4-5 native warrior mercenaries stacks to engage them in melee as soon as they step 5 feet out of their city gates. Then open fire, blindly, into the massive melee with culverins firing exploding shells. Take ~200 casualties to their ~1200
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  14. Post #254
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    August 2010
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    should i play empire total war or napoleon total war?
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  15. Post #255
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    August 2006
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    should i play empire total war or napoleon total war?
    Empire if you feel like a bigger map, otherwise Napoleon.
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  16. Post #256
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    April 2010
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    Whats the mod like anyway? I remember seeing hundreds of youtube videos about the mod, and from what I saw it looked pretty bad. but that was a year ago just wondering what its like now?
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  17. Post #257
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    Dennab
    July 2010
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    Reminds me of playing Spain in Kingdoms. Siege an Aztec settlement until they sally forth. Send in 4-5 native warrior mercenaries stacks to engage them in melee as soon as they step 5 feet out of their city gates. Then open fire, blindly, into the massive melee with culverins firing exploding shells. Take ~200 casualties to their ~1200
    Invest in conquistadors. They are insanely powerful against native units. Get a general with high dread, and 5 or 6 units is enough to devastate almost any native army.
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  18. Post #258
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    September 2007
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    Oh ya conqs were extremely op. I sent 2 cards of conqs into a town after I blew a hole in the wall and they killed atleast 600 natives and lost ~8
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  19. Post #259
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    February 2006
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    Thanks to being told how to unlock all factions in Medieval II it has now added new life into the vanilla game.

    Fun playing as the underdog Turks on the medieval II scale.
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  20. Post #260
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    December 2009
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    You guys do realize that, with the changes implemented with the "Shogun 2: Fall of The Samurai" game, a WWI mod will be MUCH easier to build now?

    The biggest problem they've been having with the current mod is skinning and implementing things like Dreadnaughts, machine-guns and modern rifling. Not a problem now, eh?

    Edited:

    Holy shit:




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  21. Post #261
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    September 2007
    3,864 Posts
    Which TW is that mod for? My wallet is starting to cry
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  22. Post #262
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    August 2008
    4,587 Posts
    i tried to install that mod but for some reason it wouldn't work
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  23. Post #263
    Which TW is that mod for? My wallet is starting to cry
    Napoleon. You might need to have the Peninsular Campaign for it; I don't remember exactly.
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  24. Post #264
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    September 2006
    5,663 Posts
    Re-installing Shogun 2 because I have all day to play it and never really got my moneys worth from it, is it worth buying the DLC?
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  25. Post #265
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    Dennab
    July 2010
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    Holy shit:
    I think I just experienced one of the more "powerful" orgasms.
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  26. Post #266
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    Holy shit:

    (the great war in all it's glory)
    Ohmygodohmygodohmygod
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  27. Post #267
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    March 2010
    4,185 Posts
    Re-installing Shogun 2 because I have all day to play it and never really got my moneys worth from it, is it worth buying the DLC?
    I don't think so. The units are smaller and there aren't as many, and they change up the buildings in ways I don't care for.
    Definitely get the blood pack though. Dudes get their arms and faces cut right off.
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  28. Post #268
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    September 2006
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    Just got the blood pack then, thanks
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  29. Post #269
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    March 2006
    3,256 Posts
    Whats the best mod to get for Empire?
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  30. Post #270
    -nesto-'s Avatar
    September 2007
    3,864 Posts
    Whats the best mod to get for Empire?
    All factions is a fun one and there are many mods that add historical and regional units aswell as mercs. Moddb doesn't really scratch the surface so head over to the TW forums
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  31. Post #271
    kmathis's Avatar
    February 2008
    1,388 Posts
    Whats the best mod to get for Empire?
    American Civil War: The Blue and the Grey is pretty good. Not exactly finished but I enjoy it a lot.
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  32. Post #272
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    February 2006
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    Whats the best mod to get for Empire?
    Darthmod. It's the only way I can play Empire nowadays because it makes the game feel complete.

    There are two versions of that mod as well: the full mod experience, Darthmod 7.0 or something and then there's the version that improves the game and adds some new units but keeps it closer to vanilla Empire without dramatically changing everything. That's the one I play and I think it's great.

    Highly recommended.
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  33. Post #273
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    June 2006
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    I am using darthmod for ntw and i love it. The balance is much better. It actually makes sense to hold your fire, get closer, shoot and charge with the mod.

    Fire by rank also makes it more interesting, but militia is overpowered because of it.
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  34. Post #274
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    April 2010
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    http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=244203 gonna try this out a little later on. should be some fun
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  35. Post #275
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    April 2010
    5,162 Posts
    I have a leftover Shogun 2 Total war coupon if anyone is thinking about buying it from now to March the first.

    post on my wall if you need it.
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  36. Post #276
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    June 2006
    4,759 Posts
    http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=244203 gonna try this out a little later on. should be some fun
    I don't like that. I like having the option of cutting off my enemies income instead of having to fight a ton of armies.
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  37. Post #277
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    December 2009
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    Before you guys get your hopes up over that WWI mod, know this:

    The tanks look HILARIOUSLY dorky when they drive, and they turn like horses

    Edited:

    Also they haven't figured out a way to implement trench-digging, but I think all they have to do is make maps with them already.
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  38. Post #278
    Great war mod crashes whenever I do a campaign or battle.
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  39. Post #279
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    March 2010
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    I don't like that. I like having the option of cutting off my enemies income instead of having to fight a ton of armies.
    "Cutting off income"
    Dwohohohohohohoho
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  40. Post #280

    March 2011
    392 Posts
    Just about to test this, the 1547 campaign to be exact.

    It's pretty much the whole world: total war.


    http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=209804
    http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=278124

    http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/428...apanth3.th.jpg

    It's for M2TW, by the way.
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