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_j5689_
Dreads & Bergers
+350|4217|Riva, MD
Empire and Napoleon were my favorite ones by far.  Napoleon was like a more refined version of Empire but with an acute focus on Europe.

Looking at the store page on Steam for Empire has me really considering playing again.  I always wanted to try to beat the Native American campaign especially but it was hard to figure out how to effectively play as the natives with so much less income and the musket infantry being relatively weak and extremely expensive
Adams_BJ
Warman is a hermaphrodite.
+2,022|4122|Little Bentcock
I enjoyed empire immensely. I'm reading waterloo right now and want to pick up napoleon.
_j5689_
Dreads & Bergers
+350|4217|Riva, MD
Do it while the Steam sale is still going.  Game + all DLC units & campaigns for $7.50 USD

Empire has successfully pulled me back in.  I never realized how much replay value it had.  I'm redoing the whole first three American basic campaigns and it's incredible how much better I am now than when I played it in high school 6 years ago.  Also nice to have a computer powerful enough to max everything out and still get near 60 FPS at all times unless a ship is sploding.
Jay
Bork! Bork! Bork!
+1,959|2858|London, England

Adams_BJ wrote:

I enjoyed empire immensely. I'm reading waterloo right now and want to pick up napoleon.
Which book?
"Ah, you miserable creatures! You who think that you are so great! You who judge humanity to be so small! You who wish to reform everything! Why don't you reform yourselves? That task would be sufficient enough."
-Frederick Bastiat
Jay
Bork! Bork! Bork!
+1,959|2858|London, England

_j5689_ wrote:

Do it while the Steam sale is still going.  Game + all DLC units & campaigns for $7.50 USD

Empire has successfully pulled me back in.  I never realized how much replay value it had.  I'm redoing the whole first three American basic campaigns and it's incredible how much better I am now than when I played it in high school 6 years ago.  Also nice to have a computer powerful enough to max everything out and still get near 60 FPS at all times unless a ship is sploding.
Ship explosions crash the game on my MacBook
"Ah, you miserable creatures! You who think that you are so great! You who judge humanity to be so small! You who wish to reform everything! Why don't you reform yourselves? That task would be sufficient enough."
-Frederick Bastiat
Adams_BJ
Warman is a hermaphrodite.
+2,022|4122|Little Bentcock

Jay wrote:

Adams_BJ wrote:

I enjoyed empire immensely. I'm reading waterloo right now and want to pick up napoleon.
Which book?
http://www.amazon.com/Waterloo-Four-Cha … 0349123012
SuperJail Warden
Member
+166|1219

Adams_BJ wrote:

Jay wrote:

Adams_BJ wrote:

I enjoyed empire immensely. I'm reading waterloo right now and want to pick up napoleon.
Which book?
http://www.amazon.com/Waterloo-Four-Cha … 0349123012
Pop History. Do not recommend.
Jay
Bork! Bork! Bork!
+1,959|2858|London, England
"Ah, you miserable creatures! You who think that you are so great! You who judge humanity to be so small! You who wish to reform everything! Why don't you reform yourselves? That task would be sufficient enough."
-Frederick Bastiat
coke
Aye up duck!
+435|4209|England. Stoke
Napoleon is the last one I played properly and is solid, Empire was good but buggy, Napoleon refined it, but at the same time reduced the scale of the game, if Empire played and worked as well as Napoleon it would have been so much better.
I keep wanting to play all of them more, particularly Napoleon seen as I started with the original Shogun, which one of the first online games I played and I managed to be like the 80th best ranked player in the world.
But I heard so many "horror" stories about Rome 2 and Shogun 2 I haven't bothered with them at all.

Last edited by coke (2016-01-06 18:41:11)

SuperJail Warden
Member
+166|1219
Guy has a Duke of Wellington fetish. Do Not recommend.
Adams_BJ
Warman is a hermaphrodite.
+2,022|4122|Little Bentcock

SuperJail Warden wrote:

Adams_BJ wrote:

Jay wrote:


Which book?
http://www.amazon.com/Waterloo-Four-Cha … 0349123012
Pop History. Do not recommend.
I thought it was a novel when I looked at it in the bookstore, partner got it for me for chrissy. its a good read but not what i expected.
Jay
Bork! Bork! Bork!
+1,959|2858|London, England

SuperJail Warden wrote:

Guy has a Duke of Wellington fetish. Do Not recommend.
He was a wellington historian...
"Ah, you miserable creatures! You who think that you are so great! You who judge humanity to be so small! You who wish to reform everything! Why don't you reform yourselves? That task would be sufficient enough."
-Frederick Bastiat
SuperJail Warden
Member
+166|1219

Jay wrote:

SuperJail Warden wrote:

Guy has a Duke of Wellington fetish. Do Not recommend.
He was a wellington historian...
well i never heard of him \o/
coke
Aye up duck!
+435|4209|England. Stoke
Richard Holmes did a few good ones his Wellington biography, The Napoleonic Wars and for a broader scope Redcoat: The British Soldier in the Age of Horse and Musket, are "pop" history done well.
SuperJail Warden
Member
+166|1219
So in the last week I put 27.3 hours into MTW2 according to steam. Jinkies that is a lot.

Trying to finish the last Crusades Campaign. Total War is at its best in the late game when everyone has advanced professional units and could put thousands of them into single stacks.
SuperJail Warden
Member
+166|1219
MTW2 was the last of the series on an expansion pack format, right? Looking over at the New total war games, it is intimidating seeing how much DLC you could buy. So much DLC how do I know what I absolutely need?
DrunkFace
Germans did 911
+427|4181|Disaster Free Zone

SuperJail Warden wrote:

how do I know what I absolutely need?
You don't need anything.
SuperJail Warden
Member
+166|1219
Doesn't the new total wars limit which civilizations you can play as without DLC?
Adams_BJ
Warman is a hermaphrodite.
+2,022|4122|Little Bentcock
Playing as the britons on rome 2 is very fun
Adams_BJ
Warman is a hermaphrodite.
+2,022|4122|Little Bentcock

SuperJail Warden wrote:

Doesn't the new total wars limit which civilizations you can play as without DLC?
the dlc tells you which civs you are buying, so you only buy that one. if you want it. And its not so much limiting which civs you can play as, because you never could play as all civs I guess. Its just making more available. Ofcourse they could just make them all available at launch but eh.
Adams_BJ
Warman is a hermaphrodite.
+2,022|4122|Little Bentcock
total war games on sale in humble bundle
SuperJail Warden
Member
+166|1219

Adams_BJ wrote:

total war games on sale in humble bundle
Decided to get Attila Total War. Will provide updates.
Adams_BJ
Warman is a hermaphrodite.
+2,022|4122|Little Bentcock
I also got attila and napoleon. Attila is a very different game and quite unforgiving.
_j5689_
Dreads & Bergers
+350|4217|Riva, MD
The Attila prologue was really difficult, I gave up at the part where you have to take back a piece of Rome for yourself after the Rebels take it.  Not terribly inclined to keep playing, I think I'll just wait for the next Total War that has guns in it, which kind of has me wanting to try the Warhammer one that's coming out next month

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