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Stories and AARs / Liberation of Greece
« on: April 14, 2009, 11:19:45 AM »

Hi guys, I will be playing XGM v5.8.21 using the 1hp system. Playing as Greece (as the title says) working on to liberate Greece. But actually it may not get so short. There's much more planned. It's only a matter whether I can do it and still have my interest until that time or not. Settings on H/H. With fatigue on, faster movement and no landbridges. Let's start this up. Although when I want some feelings that can sometimes make myself wept, I'm better in comedies.

The Story of Acrotatus of Sparta

Greetings, fellow Spartans! My name is Acrotatus, son of Sparta. I will liberate Greece from the vicious Macedonians! They will feel the wrath of Spartans today! But first, I will begin my plan. We will besiege Corinth, in hopes we lure out their northern allies. Corinth is important to bolster our now crippled economy. It will save us from a humiliating destruction. Today Athens will not send out her help for us and we must fight with all we got. It is sad, isn't it, that our allies cannot help us in such dire times......

We will besiege and take Corinth.

I have expected it, the Macedonians cannot bear that her allies to struggle. They have sent people to aid the ailing. Fools.... they do not know the wrath of Sparta! No matter how many they throw against us, we shall prevail! Shortly thereafter, they approached us, it seems that Athens have followed our plans. They have been lured from the lairs, it will only be the time we shall destroy them. Be they sons of Alexander of not, they are the same in our eyes.

Damasos, while strikingly has his talent, is too naive to sally forth against his allies. his bureaucratic abilities are absurd at best. I bet his tutor does not teach him well. Mainly because we have people better at management everywhere! The Antigonid is not safe from the arrows of Crete, and the spears of Sparta! Despite having his so-called talent, he is a fool at best.

A breathtaking view of the battlefield.

The fool has not decided the correct to sally forth against us. The hill shall work into our advantage, do they know about geography at all? I have sent my scout to look over at the enemies, it seems that they are fully confident at victory. Fools, they do not know us well. They will learn to regret ever being confident at us. For we will never give up until die!

Meanwhile, their archers and peltasts brings dire threat into our army. Their arrows are quite deadly, despite being outclassed by our loyal Cretans. And furthermore, their peltasts have proved their worth more than once against our armies. Resulting in our defeats, and pushing us back into a corner. It would be prudent for myself to harass them for a while.

Prepare to harass them.

I didn't suspect they are marching so fast, it seems like they are rushing. While I myself do not know what their motives are, what we can do is only sending our Thureophoroi to rain them their javelins. With this we hope to demoralize them, even by a slight bit.


He is quite smart, he sent one of his hoplite units against us, Bah, it does not make a difference if they die for nothing. Have they not known the power of our mercenaries, grizzled in the hot fields of the east? Although I may brag about it, it appears our Thureophoroi are struggling against them. Things may not be very good for us if this continues. . . .

The Thureophoroi are struggling against them.

In the meantime, we sent our hoplite unit to hold the main army at bay. I fear they may be shortlived. But never fear, if you die bravely. You will not regret your death, you are the stepping stone to this victory.

They seem to fret after a moment, I guess I can only rely on my fellow Spartans after all. Overwhelmed by the countless amount of Macedonians ranging from hoplites, peltasts to their own Thureophoroi they are scared. Shortly after, they routed. But I think they may still fight..... Perhaps, perhaps.

Our mercenaries are almost routed, what's left is one Thureophoroi unit, 2 Militia Phalangites, a Cretan Archer unit and last but not least, myself and the Spartans. And the Greek Hoplites that are persistent to fight for our glory. Despite being against all odds, the men still shoulder themselves, the morning breeze seems right here in front of us. The leaves rustled and the wind blows gently, as if it is a good luck charm for us. Soon, the men rejoiced.

However, even if we put up our defenses tightly. When our enemies do not come, there is exactly no hope that our plan can go in success. It pays to be brave to be able to win. Gladly, I will leave command of the army to Pelleas, my friend and advisor.

"Shoot! Take Damasos down!" His scream can be heard by myself, and the somewhat sleepy Damasos was unaware of his shout. It granted enough time for the Cretans to aim at his weak spot, namely his heels and his eyes. Sadly, this world will weep at the depart of a talented general.

I must march, a whisper come to my ears as I think of victory. A victory is unachievable without bravery. Bravery is unachievable without action. Forward, I shall march by myself. Spartans, follow me behind.

The Spartan Royal Guards who are following me behind have done their work, they have bought enough time for victory and flanking, that which I am not able to do singlehandedly. Their appearances alone scares the enemies in their sight. The spears shall bring them to Hades, let the souls rest in peace.

Despite what I did, the wound I sustained was far more than bearable. Blood splattered out of my hands, I peeked in my own body and see stains, red in blood. I will not live a Spartan life anymore. Goodbye fellas, it was an enjoyable experience to fight alongside you. But what I cannot done cannot be done by myself. Regrettably, I will withdraw from military affairs. I am not worthy nor chosen. Promise me, make a strongest army ever........ For me!

Goodbye. . . Fellas

I do not know what happened afterwards, it seems Pelleas is a much better commander than me. It appears we have taken our enemies down. We have achieved a victory!

After this battle, I arranged a meeting with Pelleas, my friend. It is a painful experience so to speak. To think that I would leave the army alone is very unbearable inside my heart. Honor will not speak her way today.

Acrotatus : It is quiet at night. . . I have something to talk to you, my friend.
Pelleas : What is it, my humble friend? We are victorius at the battle of Corinth! Come on, celebrate it along with us, there is no need to be so quiet like this!
Acrotatus : No my dear friend, I wish to tell you something, I. . . I will resign my position.
Pelleas : What? How is this possible? No, you must be the leading general!
Acrotatus : But it is the truth. . . war is far more than unbearable for me. I will gladly give my position to you.
Pelleas : No, I do not want to be a general. You, my friend are far more worthy than myself.
Acrotatus : That's all I want to tell you. . . Farewell, my friend.
Pelleas : If that's your wish. . . but I cannot. I will still be in the army, just under a different commander.
Acrotatus : *weeps* Promise me. .. . Promise that you make the strongest army ever! .. . . . .

Pelleas : I will, despite I'm not the commander.

So guys, chapter 1 has ended. Well, do you like it?

Canaan; Total War / Hello Guys!
« on: April 08, 2009, 03:46:22 PM »
Say Hello! If you happen to be from TWC, tell who you are, there are some issues going on right now that some people claim to be modders, but are indefinitely banned shortly. I can name some.

Canaan; Total War / Canaan : Total War Questions and Suggestions
« on: April 04, 2009, 05:32:50 PM »
Ask questions and also leave suggestions here. Feel free to ask anything. And I would ask Imm for an answer to your questions.

Canaan; Total War / Preview! Preview! Faction Symbols Preview!
« on: March 13, 2009, 09:45:58 AM »
Preview! Preview! It's the Faction Symbol Preview!

Here it is, ladies and gentlemen, we have our first REAL Preview! We shall tell you the inspiration behinds these :

The Hivites: I'm still not really sure why it's an archer. Probably some random.

The Philistines: Dagon the great god of the Philistines, commonly pictured as the symbol.

The Israelites: The Lion of Judah, symbol used for generations of Israelites.

The Amorites: Sin the great moon god of the Amorites, Sin's symbol is the crescent moon.

The Girgaarmadilloes: Their name means "Client of Gesh," Gesh being the god of light (sun).

The Canaanites: The Golden Calf, the symbol for Baal, god of the Canaanites.

The Perrizites: The people of the lowlands and farms. The villager is a common example of them.

The Hittites: This eagle was a common artifact found in excavations of the Hittite cities, pointing towards a significance.

The Gibeonites: The wine jar, in excavations of the city of Gibeon 68 wine cellars full of wine jars were dug up. Also when the Gibeonite tricked Joshua into making a peace with them, they carried these jars.

The Jebusites: The walls of Jebus (modern day Jerusalem), the only city of the Jebusites and one of the only walled cities in Canaan.

Questions and Suggestions - The High Court / Advertising.
« on: March 09, 2009, 03:21:18 PM »
We really need more members. I'm advertising this forum to my friends at TWC as I speak. Hopefully they would join. Hopefully we reach 200 members. And hopefully they can chat a lot here. TWC has a rep system which people like to keep along with their post count. Because here we don't have they are free to chat around without fear of it. Of course, without spam. Lots of them are AAR writers.

Total War Mods - The Engineer's Shed / Invasio Barbarorum (IBFD)
« on: March 05, 2009, 10:41:20 AM »
Anyone play this mod? Right now I am using it for my AAR. But if you want to get it and play it. You can get it Here. It's a roaring fun, the horse archers are not extremely overpowered as in vanilla. About the Attila in my AAR is one thing I changed for my own pleasure.

Stories and AARs / The Hunnic Adventure
« on: March 03, 2009, 08:56:06 AM »
This is an AAR which I'm gonna be using IBFD the usual version we play. I changed the descr_strat so Attila appears in the game as a general. Note, in this AAR he's not an FM. I'm going to use that to an advantage for ideas. With this, I hope to create something humorous for you to enjoy. :). I'm always open to comments and suggestions as usual. Including criticisms.

And so I introduce you to the main character of this AAR : Attila!

Attila : Welcome to the realms of my story. Aged 25, I made quite a reputation with my fellas. I earned 3 battle stars as an early recognition for my later legend. I am a Pagan. I'm not that kind of crazy. But, you can just call me Till. I resigned my position as a Family Member just 1 second ago. I have a Scout to creep down the others and a Mercenary Captain, just in case I need them. I also got a big moustache that shapes an M.

And then the next guy.........

Till : He is only one year different to me. Yet, for whatever reason he seems to have lost his mind. He's terrifying you know, TERRIFYING!!!! Like me, he's a stupid pagan. I never seen him fight. But seems people call him a good commander. His mother is a damn witch accompanied by a stupid musician. Thought they are going to die. Somehow, I love to call him Rugby. You can call him like that too. Now I open up a recent battle report from him :

Rugby's Battle Reports, or whatever he wants to call it
Rugby : Hello, I am the father of the sport called Rugby. Well, because my name is Rugby! Anyways, I'm here to call for the spell of death to the Goths. Recently, my spy managed to collect information from the defending general, the faction leader himself, Ermaneric!

Rugby : First of all he's old as all faction leaders are usually in the beginning, he got a rather interesting trait, the Rex Gothum. I thought it's name is T-Rex Gothum. Hah, A Gothic T-rex. That's gotta be fun. What's strange to me is the fact he is mighty among his people. But only able to command at the level of confidence and nothing more. I thought I lose but I'm wrong here.:laughter: He looks incredibly young for his age. What kind of facial foam did he use? Against all odds he can be a superb administrator with trading capabilities, but usually a fail because his bad-temperness wrecks everything. He worships Jesus Christ and an Arian Thinker. For his needs he got a translator who he did not use et al, a swordbearer(what's he thinking anyway?) A musician like what I had. And lastly a Goldsmith. Off we go to the battle!

[size0]An ease to fight.

I shall start by explaining my tricks. Wait, that does not make me look terrifying at all! No explanation then. Look at my army, cutting edge. With the best boxers around the world!(If they are boxers, why would they use bows instead?)

[size0]Rugby's Army.

As I was writing Ermaneric sent his troops into the fray, too soon. If I can say, he's just too confident. I'll make him pay....... They are cheap garbage to us. Probably some barrages would be enough to put their sorry carcasses down the ground.

[size"1"]The First Chargers.[/size]

Of course, we shall counterattack them, with our barrage, MUAHAAHAHAHAHA!!!! 1 arrow has been out from the bow to hit one man..... But they have been impressive this time. They don't run much! Although we are supposed to be terrifying to them...

[size"1"]DIE!!DIE!!!!DIE!!!! MUAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!![/size]

I am incredibly surprised that Ermaneric still does not give up, despite having his poor saps crushed with a rain of arrows everytime. More troops to the hell! I bet the green arrows are sucking them up to the ground.

[size"1"]The Second Charge.[/size]

To respond against this, we changed arrays too. Now more devastating, trust me. Fresh horses always wins against Fresh feet!

And they all die.

And now the third wave, He still is not content on giving up. He should get a trait called : "Foolish Commander".

We washed them away without much trouble. It gets boring when I always show you the same thing each time. Let's see... now Ermaneric is holed up in the town square, with his Gothic homies banded up to prevent solely his death. I shall prove he is wrong.

[size"1"]The Last Stand.[/size]

Then we made an agreement : The Herdsmen shall lure Ermaneric for time long enough to allow the Chosen Warriors to hack through the enemies. And lastly, the Onogurs shall lead them to a glorious victory, while behind the scenes I put Ermaneric to an eternal slumber...

Now we have lured Ermaneric.

All is going sooooo well. Now we have been granted the base by the fool Ermaneric. At the cost of the herdsmen. But everything has it's own costs. They are scared, SCARED!!!

"We beat them up to submission, my lord Rugby." Says A Chosen Warrior.

[size"1"]They are scared of us.


The Herdsmen ran away. With blood on their hands. Cowards, they can't do anything right!

[size"1"]They are hopeless against Ermaneric![/size]

Must I do everything myself to get things done right? Whatever, Ermaneric's horse tripped over the pebble of stone. One which I had thrown. It's a shame, isn't it. For a glorious leader to die in such a funny way.

After some dogfighting between us Huns and Goths. We won by a simple slaughter, simple.

And so this concludes my report.

Like it? This is copy-pasted from TWC. I am ready to prove my originality here. Just PM the one in TWC to do so.

Questions and Suggestions - The High Court / Noob Question
« on: March 02, 2009, 12:20:09 PM »
Am I allowed to copy-paste my AAR here in the AAR section from TWC? Link :

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