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After Action Reports: 11/28/2011 22:10:49

Flypurplehamster
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I got this idea from Total War Center, and I was wondering if anyone would be interested. I have a map going on in which I play as a Germanic tribe bringing down the Roman Empire, and I’d like to see if anyone likes the idea.

-26 players
-Italy, to represent the overconsumption of Rome and to make it a bit easier, worth -15 armies per turn
-Most of Russia and Scandinavia filled with large amounts of neutral armies to slow movement north
-Army bonuses tweaked to make places like Slovakia less important
-It’ll end once I’ve essentially won

That’s about it, really. Anyone want to see it happen?
After Action Reports: 11/28/2011 22:24:03

AdmiralAwesome
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What is the reason for this? It isn't historically accurate.
After Action Reports: 11/28/2011 22:35:57

Flypurplehamster
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Sure it isn’t, but if I made Italy stronger, I almost immediately lose, and if I made Slovakia important, then there would be too much focus on Slovakia and not Germany, Italy, Byzantium, Spain, etc.

And if I made it easy to move very far north, then the whole map ends up incredibly historically inaccurate, with Romans inexplicably in Nenets (way northern Russia). Kiev would make a little sense, but Nenets? I couldn’t let that happen.

Also, how historically accurate can you be when unit recruitment is based on whether you control ALL of Slovakia?
After Action Reports: 11/28/2011 23:06:04


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you can only have 24 players
After Action Reports: 11/28/2011 23:07:52

AdmiralAwesome
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I dunno the over consumption at this time just doesn't make much sense, if it was the Gothic invasion it would make much more sense as this is when Rome really starts to crumble.
After Action Reports: 11/29/2011 01:11:58

Flypurplehamster
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You’re right (east asian characters), it’s whatever the maximum is.

AdmiralAwesome, the unwillingness of Romans to be soldiers, and the huge amounts of money and food being poured into Rome was the idea trying to be represented. If I didn’t do that, Rome would simply overrun Europe and the game would end. I can barely beat them as it is, as I start with just three territories.

The Goths and other tribes at the time are also represented (though they seem to die pretty quick as the Romans found their “Third Rome” at Kiev), but the Germanic tribes (Franks, Saxons, Angles) were who I wanted to play as, as I wanted the Western Roman Empire to fall first, and being based in western Germany made that easier.

Also, I was kinda scared of the Huns. Of course, the Goths were too.
After Action Reports: 11/29/2011 02:27:39

AdmiralAwesome
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I see why you had to do this for actual game play-ability but I think it should have some historical truth.
After Action Reports: 11/29/2011 02:55:44


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... is my original name, the characters are part of a glowing clan, http://warlight.net/Forum/Thread.aspx?ThreadID=2363
After Action Reports: 11/29/2011 21:26:51

Flypurplehamster
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I’ve already had to declare a suicidal vendetta against Rome to keep them from expanding as is. I could divide Rome into eastern and western halves, I suppose, but that wouldn’t stop their expansion. What would you suggest, if not devaluing Italy?

Here’s how the game looked at start. The Huns, probably badly placed, have 50 soldiers for rampaging purposes. Rome is scary as hell.
[I’m in bright green](file:///Users/georgeward/Desktop/Screen%20shot%202011-11-29%20at%204.05.21%20PM.png)

My strategy was to abandon Germany immediately and take over Switzerland to give me troops.
[Shown here](file:///Users/georgeward/Desktop/Screen%20shot%202011-11-29%20at%204.03.16%20PM.png)

Then I sent everything I had in to break his bonuses in France, Spain, and Portugal.
[43 Roman armies :P](file:///Users/georgeward/Desktop/Screen%20shot%202011-11-29%20at%204.13.11%20PM.pn)

I rampaged around, trying to buy time for Rome to collapse, abandoned a few territories, and airlifted out when it got too scary. Simultaneously, I lose part of Switzerland, and the Scots now control the British Isles, Iceland, northern France, and much of Scandinavia.
[Nearly dead in Portugal](file:///Users/georgeward/Desktop/Screen%20shot%202011-11-29%20at%204.17.07%20PM.png)
["Mission accomplished”](file:///Users/georgeward/Desktop/Screen%20shot%202011-11-29%20at%204.25.38%20PM.png)
After Action Reports: 11/29/2011 22:29:17

Flypurplehamster
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