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.
You are playing the nation that has become the bane of my naval existence
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.
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.
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.
I still think a World War One: Total War would be pretty awesome
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.
I miss viewing my own settlement with little people walking around.
should i play empire total war or napoleon total war?
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
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.
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?
Which TW is that mod for? My wallet is starting to cry
i tried to install that mod but for some reason it wouldn't work
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?
Definitely get the blood pack though. Dudes get their arms and faces cut right off.
Just got the blood pack then, thanks
Whats the best mod to get for Empire?
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Great war mod crashes whenever I do a campaign or battle.
Just about to test this, the 1547 campaign to be exact.
It's pretty much the whole world: total war.
It's for M2TW, by the way.