Topic: medieval ii: total war

lawingly distracted Registered since 29.07.2010 Location LK Wu, Wurzburg Contributions 4.983

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Through Constantinople you quickly get to the Byzantine infantry, which is very useful. Disadvantage are the long supply routes, which one has with these units inevitably
Otherwise Byzantine Spearmen combined with Horse Archers. Later the choice what to take is much easier

At least that’s what I’m doing with my Byzantium save, but I’ll have to keep playing *cough* (but first it’s Rome’s turn with Europa Barbarorum)
I had chosen the areas to be conquered so far in such a way that natural occurrences make the access more difficult. Not quite as bad as the Seleucids in Rome, but you are quickly surrounded by envious xD And by this steppe-like environment also relatively freely walkable.
This is how Durazzo z.B. An area to get, even if the supply is difficult. But on the one hand Corinth is secured and on the other Thessalonica. The only bad thing is the supply route. Which is why you should see to it that you push the population in Durazzo (train peasants, send them there, disband them)
Sofia is also such an example. Long supply route, but again you make sure that the AI only attacks one city
Otherwise you can get the islands. They are relatively safe (intercepting enemy fleets with armies on board that are on course for them). If you have only a small fleet, limit it to Iraklion and Rhodes for the time being.
If you get Rhodes, then you can also get Smyrna, but will have a little bit of work. Turks have free choice what to attack, so in the long run you should advance to at least Adana (whole mountains shield well). Once you are there, you have many cities within a small circle, so you can get them, which strengthens your supply in the region.

Factions to watch out for.. Definitely the Turks. They are getting very big very fast. Venice and Sicily also like to annoy you. From the north came mostly only Hungary with me

And the dirt.. yes
Due to the size of the city, which it already has at the beginning, you actually have to live with it. Not much you can do about it

@Nikut:
If I remember correctly, the flamethrower units are only available in Crusade

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KABUUM Registered since 28.04.2012 posts 3.304 Gamer IDs

Was just conquering a small wooden castle in Spain. I had only noticed during the siege that I was missing a few ground units and attacked anyway. As siege weapons I usually always take a battering ram and two ladders. The laddermen are there to distract the archers, to decimate them for the time being (for the time being because they were only peasants) and to serve as an alternative in case of emergency, if the battering ram should burn down. Is it possible to extinguish the fire?? Towers are too slow for me, but after the last event maybe crucial.

Well that was then so that my ram was broken and they had no chance of victory up there with the ladders. The enemy attacked once again my soldiers, who were at the ram and then stood half in the now open gate. What do I do? I grab my one cavalry unit (there was some reinforcements further back, but they couldn’t help me for now) and run into the guys and get through before they could retreat to close the gate. Turned a hopeless situation into my best victory so far. I am even proud of it now .

This is about my first unfinished score, so don’t wonder how I get to Spain so fast

E: Thanks Crebiz, for the tips

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Stop. Drop. Roll. Registered since 08.07.2009 Place 黄金Vale Contributions 3.621 Gamer IDs

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Exciting, honestly. And how does the Holy Roman Empire feel about you? After France was subjugated, the Germans are right on your border after all.

I had also played a campaign with England for a while. Funny right at the beginning was that I could take the Scots almost without opposition. They had actually packed their whole army including the king on a ship and sailed away. After the capture they were only "rebels". I have never seen again.

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I had an alliance with the Holy Roman Empire, which was even sealed by a marriage, but then the HRR was suddenly at war with Poland and Denmark and I had to cancel the alliance. Of course I could have chosen the HRR, but they had no alliance with the Pope. But I kept the emperor happy with a donation of 10k gold and fortified my border cities and fortresses as a precaution. Besides, the HRR is still fighting with Venice in Northern Italy. There’s banging every turn, especially since Sicily is also somehow involved.

The best moment, because heroic and sad at the same time was the siege of Caen by the Portuguese. I only had my king, a few knights on foot and on horseback, a few militia and longbow in the fortress (a citadel) against a troop of 1000+ men. My 250 men in the fortress have inflicted over 700 losses on the enemy. But the best part was that my king defended the center alone at the end and then of course fell together with the city. Well, then came the son’s revenge campaign. Before that I always let fleeing armies go and gave freedom to prisoners. During the revenge on Portugal I looted everything, rode down and executed everything. But the best thing was that Spain was the vassal of Portugal and they broke away as soon as I conquered two regions and defeated three Portuguese armies.

What’s also great is that I got a bunch of regions through, the AI begged peace offers. Half of France has fallen into my hands, Venice and Milan have also given me something, as well as the Moors.

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lawingly distracted Registered since 29.07.2010 Place LK Wu, Wurzburg Contributions 4.983

I am currently playing Medieval 2. As France. It is already difficult on the continent.. i remember i used to play M2:TW as England, which was relatively easy. As France you have a lot of enemies: Spain, England, Hl. R. Empire, Milan. That’s a lot, although I have to say that I was lucky in the beginning and Spain didn’t want anything from me and had to separate from the Moors first.
Now the situation has not eased at all. Yesterday Spain marched in on me in a rage and stole Toulouse from me, shortly before that Milan took Marseille from me. This was only possible because my only war army was in Frankfurt and Nuremberg. Nuremberg I still hold. In Frankfurt, unfortunately, there was a rebellion and I didn’t want to take a full (yes, completely full with soldiers) army. ) to conquer the rebel city. Instead I left it to the Germans (in case they have time and want to do it). The pope said then anyway, I should please from the Hl.R.R. because otherwise he would excommunicate me -_-
With this army, which coincidentally was already led by two kings of mine, I then went to Toulouse. The city is only very heavily occupied and difficult to attack, because the Spaniard has armies in front of the city, which I can’t always attack without having to take on the city’s garrison.
However, these armies can be dismantled slowly.
Since I’m still the most populous state at times, I have no worries that I won’t be able to do that at some point. Once I’ve retaken Toulouse and Marseille, it’s off to the boot for the cruise. There I will destroy then times the Milanese. They annoy the hell out of me with armies of crossbow militia and a couple of tribunes and lancet infantry (o.a.) and always attack Dijon. Vllt. I can then finally times my partner Venice the Hl.R.R. down there, because due to a small war there they seem to have got hold of a province directly above the papal states. Apropro Paststaaten with me they have apparently whole North Africa. Warscheinlich to Egypt or so.. but that is for the cath. Church already a lot.. that they are so warlike^^
But well the crusades are already hard.. had also already one on Toulouse, but also times one made on Bordeaux, since that belonged to the Spaniards. I took part in big crusades to Damascus or Antioch only once, but only to make the pope happy. I ran there with an army and then ran back, where it has just suited me.

Anyway, comes on 03. September so in 3 days Total War: Rome 2 out! Then I have to see if I still come to M2..
But what is still to hope, that Medieval goes into the third round. If you look at the past titles then after Total War: Rome 2 there should be a Total War: Medieval 3 now. On the other hand I could also start a new Total War with a completely new setting. But I would like a M3. I find the use of the cavalry in the game so incredibly ingenious. *gush

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