1. Post #401
    shatteredwindow's Boy Toy
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    April 2010
    5,783 Posts
    7 of the most powerful wooden steamships.

    They all bomb Tanegashima capital.

    Jesus christ, they just wiped them out. I am never going anywhere without my navy again.

    My only real regret with Total war games as of recent is that they keep reducing the number of factions you can play as.

    I wish you could play as all factions, like in Medieval 2 Total war for example.
    I thought there were tons of Clans on Shogun 2 Fall of the samurai

    Too bad 90% of them you cant play as. oh well sooner or later there will be a "Unlock all factions" mod again
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  2. Post #402
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    August 2006
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    I thought there were tons of Clans on Shogun 2 Fall of the samurai

    Too bad 90% of them you cant play as. oh well sooner or later there will be a "Unlock all factions" mod again
    Yeah, I imagine a lot of people want to play as the Obama faction.
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  3. Post #403
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    September 2007
    5,079 Posts
    How similar are the tactical battles to Empire Total War? Any significant changes aside from call-in artillery?
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  4. Post #404
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    February 2007
    7,656 Posts
    Yeah, I imagine a lot of people want to play as the Obama faction.
    They were a preorder bonus for... Retail I think?
    They'll be released later as DLC no doubt like the Shogun 2 preorder factions.

    I much preferred it in the older Total Wars where you unlocked a faction by defeating them. (Or editing a file)
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  5. Post #405
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    cr2142's Avatar
    April 2010
    5,783 Posts
    Yeah, I imagine a lot of people want to play as the Obama faction.
    Armies and armies of US marines...
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  6. Post #406
    Gas_Snake101's Avatar
    July 2007
    462 Posts
    Another 5 gig patch...you've got to be fucking kidding me. Stuck with 100kb internet atm and I have no idea what my download limit is.
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  7. Post #407
    $$JOSE$$'s Avatar
    February 2009
    311 Posts
    Would anybody like to help me out on getting Shogun 2 The Fall of The Samurai? I have exactly $18.95 left on my card and if you sign up through this link http://www.greenmangaming.com/?gmgr=kewuqusi on Greenmangaming and buy anything worth $2 or more , we both get a credit of $2.

    Fall Of The Samurai is also only $19.79 on that site btw. I hate begging but seeing that I'm only less then a $1 from getting it and I don't get paid till another month makes me sad. Also if you like I can give you a copy of CSS for a thank you gift.
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  8. Post #408
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    April 2010
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    That unfortanute chap right there was the Tsonwani Daimyo. He begged for peace 3 times before I took the pictured city, because I had spent 20 turns building up my economy and I wanted some action. He counter attacked with a bigger force while the castle was at 100% damage caused by bombardment a few turns before, so I was just defending a ruin. I beat him anyway thanks to the Yari Ki routing a load of his militia and the fact that all of my Line Infantry were vets.

    Edited:

    How similar are the tactical battles to Empire Total War? Any significant changes aside from call-in artillery?
    Guns do a lot more damage with every volley, Cannons are 10x more lethal, and it takes a lot less time to get units into firing position. Oh and Cavalry commonly wipe out entire units of line infantry in a single charge. Imagine every Elephant charge in every Total War game you've played, and think about what it would be like if they were twice as fast, cause twice as many casulties and cost half the price.
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  9. Post #409
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    September 2007
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    Except you can't strap a cannon to a horse.

    Elephants4lyfe
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  10. Post #410
    shatteredwindow's Boy Toy
    cr2142's Avatar
    April 2010
    5,783 Posts
    So I just had my FIRST naval battle on Fall of the Samurai. I was about to take out the last enemy ship with my torpedo boat until I found out you can control the ships with third person too!

    as soon as the torpedo was about to hit the ship. I got the Battlefield 1942 trailer straight into my head.


    go to around 1:30 if you never watched the trailer/intro
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  11. Post #411
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    September 2007
    3,864 Posts
    14.4g/25g at 90-280kb/s

    only 8 hours left
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  12. Post #412
    shatteredwindow's Boy Toy
    cr2142's Avatar
    April 2010
    5,783 Posts
    14.4g/25g at 90-280kb/s

    only 8 hours left
    Stop watching porn, that helps
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  13. Post #413
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    September 2007
    3,864 Posts
    priorities man...priorities.
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  14. Post #414
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    February 2009
    311 Posts
    Who ever signed up through my referral link, I can't thank you enough!
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  15. Post #415
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    Dennab
    July 2010
    22,111 Posts
    I bought every single fucking wooden frigate I could, and every ironclad I could. (For a navy of 12 heavy bastards)

    This navy proceeded to move outside a coastal town, which I besieged with an army consisting half of armstrong guns.

    When I started the battle, I used my naval strike on the enemy army.

    My computer froze for about 5 minutes, and the enemy lost 1000 men.

    Also the general of this army owns an accordion and a pickelhaube. He sits on a hill playing it as 100s of shells rain down on the enemy army and the US Marines mow down any survivors with 102% accuracy rates and not needing to reload.

    This is the future of warfare.
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  16. Post #416
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    February 2011
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    Very Hard Difficulty
    Enemy arrives at my port with 3 Ships.
    I attack with 4 ships.
    2 of his ships explode in combat.
    I still have all of my ships.
    Battle over, Heroic Victory.
    He magically still has 3 ships.

    Not to mention every naval combat I've fought in my campaign consisted of the AI retreating to the corner of the map, hugging the boundary and withdrawing if I began to win.
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  17. Post #417
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    Dennab
    February 2008
    10,478 Posts
    Fools think they can hide, pfft.

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  18. Post #418
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    August 2006
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    I bought every single fucking wooden frigate I could, and every ironclad I could. (For a navy of 12 heavy bastards)

    This navy proceeded to move outside a coastal town, which I besieged with an army consisting half of armstrong guns.

    When I started the battle, I used my naval strike on the enemy army.

    My computer froze for about 5 minutes, and the enemy lost 1000 men.

    Also the general of this army owns an accordion and a pickelhaube. He sits on a hill playing it as 100s of shells rain down on the enemy army and the US Marines mow down any survivors with 102% accuracy rates and not needing to reload.

    This is the future of warfare.
    This deserves to be drawn.
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  19. Post #419
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    September 2007
    3,864 Posts
    Fools think they can hide, pfft.

    Sweet baby Jesus, download faster steam.
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  20. Post #420
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    December 2009
    14,130 Posts
    I think this new installment is just ridiculously fun because of the amount of pure, unadulterated DEVASTATION you can rain down upon your enemies.

    Also, when was the Maxim machine-gun invented?
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  21. Post #421
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    March 2010
    4,186 Posts
    Armies and armies of US marines...
    Oh god, if there was a little side campaign where you played as a foreign power and tried to get more influence in Japan than the other foreign powers I would play the hell out of that.
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  22. Post #422
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    September 2007
    5,079 Posts
    Also, when was the Maxim machine-gun invented?
    1880s.
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  23. Post #423
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    August 2010
    3,837 Posts
    So after loading up shogun 2 after the update for Fall of the Samurai, it takes a couple of minutes to pass the splash screen with the logos, choosing DX11 or 9 makes no difference. Anyway to fix this? because I'm pretty sure before the update it loaded up a lot faster and didn't take minutes every time I opened it.
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  24. Post #424
    Playing siege battle,
    outnumbered three to one
    kill about half of the enemy force before they corner and try to kill my avatar
    down to just him, no body guards
    dismount
    pulls out pistol
    lucky shot, kills enemy general
    entire enemy army routs.

    He raged pretty hard at that.
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  25. Post #425
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    September 2009
    1,456 Posts
    This is the most fun I've had playing an RTS in god knows how long.

    Those looking for the Saga clan pack should look here,

    http://www.g2play.net/store/Shogun-2...Steam-Key.html
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  26. Post #426
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    August 2010
    2,168 Posts
    So after loading up shogun 2 after the update for Fall of the Samurai, it takes a couple of minutes to pass the splash screen with the logos, choosing DX11 or 9 makes no difference. Anyway to fix this? because I'm pretty sure before the update it loaded up a lot faster and didn't take minutes every time I opened it.
    Shogun has a really long startup time for me as well as well as anyone I've talked to that has either vanilla or FoTS.
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  27. Post #427

    May 2011
    209 Posts
    well i haven't played the campaign yet, but have spent 12 hours on multiplayer, so basically I have armstrong cannon's and French Marines (Royal Marines are the last to unlock) while most other people have shitty spear armed peasants and terrible line infantry.
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  28. Post #428
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    July 2006
    8,108 Posts
    The Emperor.

    Yes, let the guns flow through you...
    But that doesn't make sense. The Shogun supporters are the ones who like the Westerners influence? Or did I misunderstand the starting cutscene? The Emperor wants the Westerners out right?
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  29. Post #429
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    Dennab
    July 2010
    22,111 Posts
    I have decided this is the theme my general plays.


    When this tune plays, the enemy know they are to die. They can only make their peace with their god, put their sword to their stomach, and pray they die before the shells land.
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  30. Post #430
    shatteredwindow's Boy Toy
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    April 2010
    5,783 Posts
    This is the most fun I've had playing an RTS in god knows how long.

    Those looking for the Saga clan pack should look here,

    http://www.g2play.net/store/Shogun-2...Steam-Key.html

    Is it supposed to send you an email? I just bought it and didnt get one...


    Nevermind got it
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  31. Post #431
    RainbowStalin's Avatar
    July 2011
    6,022 Posts
    Wow so judging from the thread they really did this expansion right.

    Which is funny because I'm pretty sure they hadn't made a decent expansion since medieval 2.
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  32. Post #432
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    Dennab
    July 2010
    22,111 Posts
    I spent a whole 2 minutes laying out my army for a battle, and then after pressing the "Start battle button" nothing happens.

    Damn this inconvenience!
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  33. Post #433
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    June 2006
    4,759 Posts
    How is fall of the samurai in comparison with n:tw?
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  34. Post #434
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    March 2010
    4,186 Posts
    How is fall of the samurai in comparison with n:tw?
    The AI is set up in a way that you can no longer line up, walk up to their line, and shoot for 15 minutes. They will charge you with Yari and move closer and closer with infantry until eventually going into melee. They also use their general to flank you, which sucks because I haven't invested in any cav yet.
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  35. Post #435
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    Dennab
    July 2010
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    The AI is set up in a way that you can no longer line up, walk up to their line, and shoot for 15 minutes. They will charge you with Yari and move closer and closer with infantry until eventually going into melee. They also use their general to flank you, which sucks because I haven't invested in any cav yet.
    Use Parrott/Armstrong guns en masse (At least 8 units) and always have at least 5 large warships nearby.

    Flanking will be the least of your concerns.
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  36. Post #436
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    September 2007
    3,864 Posts
    Fuck me
    Finish 25gb download and installation
    Download another 5gb
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  37. Post #437
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    But that doesn't make sense. The Shogun supporters are the ones who like the Westerners influence? Or did I misunderstand the starting cutscene? The Emperor wants the Westerners out right?
    Nope, other way round, at least historically, the Imperial Court was all for modernisation (even if it was just so that westerners couldn't steamroll them) The Shogunate wasn't, because then they'd lose their power.
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  38. Post #438
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    August 2010
    2,168 Posts
    The AI in FoTS is brilliant, I love it! Everytime I lose feels great.
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  39. Post #439
    Movie quote goes here, because...
    Dennab
    October 2008
    8,076 Posts
    Hmm. I don't really ever feel like installing Napoleon. Empire and Darthmod UC has superior scope anyway. I just wish we could get a global mod for Napoleon so i could enjoy the improved mechanics.

    The modding scene never really recovered since Empire. No one is doing total conversions anymore... as in different eras and different factions. It's all just retreads of what's already there. Dull as fuck.
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  40. Post #440
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    March 2010
    4,186 Posts
    The AI in FoTS is brilliant, I love it! Everytime I lose feels great.
    They still do that thing with their generals during siege though. Even worse when you have 500 guys waiting a level up with rifles trained on the wall they're about to climb.
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