Medieval II: Total War

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PNV

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Jun 21, 2006
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To be honest with you guys, this game looks awesome. Rome: Total War was pretty good, but now it just gets better. We have religion and the pope, the Crusades, more in-depth strategy, improved battles, more playable factions...the list goes on and on. And to think of the mods that will be created :D

Anyone else looking forward to this as much as I am?
 

Mobius One

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Jun 10, 2006
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I upgraded my computer just for this game. Can't wait, hopefully it runs good on a Radeon X1900XTX. :cool:
 

Zoring

FNG / Fresh Meat
Nov 21, 2005
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Billmen and Longbowmen are why i kept going back to Med1 haha, love the poms.

Though... I have some qualms, for example rocket and cannon armed elephants *cough* Still medieval total realism will sort that out.
 

El Cid

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Nov 26, 2005
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I will turn the world into an islamist paradise! Dschihad!
I just don't like being oppressed by the church and the pope to do their deeds. I want to be free! I AM A FREE MAN
 

[5.SS]Strother

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Mar 19, 2006
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West "By God" Virginia
I have no clue as to who I would play as. Germans are only good during the ww2 age. mmmm....British....no.....Do the scandanavians have a faction? I'd probably go with them, if not, Italians of some sort might work for me, maybe I'll just have to see who has what units and pick the one that fits my style.
 

Maschine Pistole-38

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Nov 23, 2005
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I have no clue as to who I would play as. Germans are only good during the ww2 age. mmmm....British....no.....Do the scandanavians have a faction? I'd probably go with them, if not, Italians of some sort might work for me, maybe I'll just have to see who has what units and pick the one that fits my style.

England or a Muslim faction is the best start out as. Like El_Cid pointed out, being a Catholic nation has its disadvantages, if you attack a fellow Catholic faction you will be excommunicated and vulnerable to your neighbors. But as England thats not a problem because you have the English channel as a nice barrier.

And as a Muslim state you are pretty freaking strong from the get go, you also don't have to worry about a Pope telling you what to do all the time.

/edit I also can't wait to explore the New World with my armies. Would make an interesting twist if England conquered South America instead of Spain and Portugal.
 
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Ska Wars

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Nov 21, 2005
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England
Muslim states kicked arse in the first one. Loved 'doing the jihad'.

Hope Sean Pertwee makes a return. Never get tired of the mentions of pox and craven whores :p
 

Coey

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Mar 16, 2006
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I hope the other factions aren't pushovers like all the previous TW games. The game lasts 500 years so the devs have probably ramped up the difficulty level quite abit.
 

Mobius One

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Jun 10, 2006
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Byzantine Empire FTW, Eastern Orthodoxy didn't make you a ***** of the Pope, but because of your location, the Muslims will probably be your enemies for the beginnning.
 

Coey

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Mar 16, 2006
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Byzantium is the most interesting to play. Not getting raped by the Turks in Asia Minor is one of the more difficult things to accomplish.
 

SiFi

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Wouldn't Byzantium have an incredibly good unit mixture? Roman style infantry and heavy Cataphract cavalry?
 

King Ragnar

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Dec 7, 2005
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Newcastle, UK
They did in MTW 1, their infantry was probably the best going until others nations got Foot Knights and what not, i really want this game but cant see me having a good enough PC and dont see myself upgrading for it :(

oh and BTW MTW 1 > Rome
rome just ****ed in gameplay it was all about looks, i hope it isnt the same for MTW 2
 

[5.SS]Strother

FNG / Fresh Meat
Mar 19, 2006
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What would be a good faction for good calvary, good archers, and either good pikemen or good medium infantry. The way I battle is I make a line of pikemen even a octagon if I'm fighting a large number of calvary so I can prevent flanking. Behind th pikemen or within the octagon I place my archers, I like to have 3-4 or more groups of archers. Sometimes I'll buy mercs and I'll put them on the end of my combat line. Then I take my calvary and put them on the end of my line about 200 yards away from my troops. When the enemy army marches my archers fire upon, they start to take heavy loses and their moral sinks. Then they rush straight at my pikemen but the pikes keep them at range and my archers can still hit them. If the enemy doesn't pull back or if they break through to hand to hand combat with my pikemen I use my fast light mercs on the end of the line to swarm out and flank the enemy that are engaging my pikemen, this traps the enemy and really screws em good. Then if any calvary try to flank me, or if any enemy archers get seperated from combat troops and are hurting my pikemen I send in the calvary! It works all the time in Rome TW. If I can find a similar selection of units I'll be happy.
 

King Ragnar

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Dec 7, 2005
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To be honest the best faction for that will probably be the likes of England as thye have Knights, Billmen/Pikemen and longbowmen they will also be able to get good foot knights.