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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 / Now Recruiting
« on: April 11, 2009, 05:58:37 PM »
And more by me.

Questions and Suggestions - The High Court / New names
« on: April 11, 2009, 04:46:55 PM »
No problems.

Canaan; Total War / Hello Guys!
« on: April 10, 2009, 03:29:32 PM »
Yep, our main workshop is in TWC. And you have yet to answer this. We can't have banned members inside the team.

Canaan; Total War / Hello Guys!
« on: April 09, 2009, 02:36:00 AM »
Why are you banned?

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 / Now Recruiting
« on: April 08, 2009, 03:38:36 PM »
Cloud Strife, who are you from TWC? And it's not very smart to post here though. Unless you are a member of Canaan : Total War or you want to be a member, don't post here. I was being lenient today, but next time don't.

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 / Now Recruiting
« on: April 04, 2009, 05:28:00 PM »
The dubious persons a.k.a banned have been removed from the team. Strange things have happened.... And just when I thought we have a surplus of skinners....

Canaan; Total War / Preview! Preview! Faction Symbols Preview!
« on: April 01, 2009, 01:13:10 PM »
Although time has passed a bit I would like to say that a new faction might be on it's way..... what it is may be a secret for now.... And thanks for the compliments.

Canaan; Total War / Now Recruiting
« on: April 01, 2009, 01:08:02 PM »
OP changed. I shoulda have mentioned everybody now. Also, the map is made by Uranos. So we would credit him later. Also, now hail me as a moderator around here.

Stories and AARs / The Daughters of the Dragon: A Valkyrja AAR (ATW)
« on: March 31, 2009, 05:15:00 AM »
That other forum is TWC right? Well, great AAR. But I prefer to not link the pictures though. I would like what happened in my own AAR, instantly showing picture in the correct resolution.

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.

Canaan; Total War / Now Recruiting
« on: March 09, 2009, 03:14:13 PM »
Hey mate, update the OP. It's outdated now.

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