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« Reply #30 on: May 26, 2010, 08:56:45 AM »
THere should really be less phalanx fighting in RTW - and Phalangites should be less good, too. In reality, the legions could often take on a phalanx and have a reasonable chance of winning, certainly on uneven ground. Nevertheless, it's true that Gauls do suck.
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« Reply #31 on: May 26, 2010, 01:39:52 PM »
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In reality, the legions could often take on a phalanx and have a reasonable chance of winning, certainly on uneven ground.
That seems to be the case when I use Romans against phalangites. Which game have you been playing?  :P

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« Reply #32 on: May 26, 2010, 01:51:14 PM »
With early legions, head-on?
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« Reply #33 on: May 26, 2010, 02:01:52 PM »
Well you don't just plow them right into their ranks, you gotta use some tactics. ;) The legion had better mobility which allowed it to envelop the more stationary phalanx from the flanks.

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« Reply #34 on: May 26, 2010, 05:15:46 PM »
Ya, but in actuality on uneven ground a bunch of Hastati could have taken on a phalanx; anywhere htere was a slight gap due to undeven ground a legionary could've gotten in and seriously messed up the hoplites.
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« Reply #35 on: December 14, 2010, 12:39:02 AM »
Why isn't Spain in the list? After all it can be playable. Their iberian infantry kicks ass!
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« Reply #36 on: December 14, 2010, 01:48:35 PM »
Carthage get Iberians too - and personally I've never liked them much. Give me some Poeni inf or merc hoplites to hold the line and my longshields to do the damage.
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« Reply #37 on: December 15, 2010, 09:53:20 PM »
Hoplites always kicked ass... They can crush both cavalry and infantry, defend walls and hold lines while attacking...
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« Reply #38 on: December 16, 2010, 03:19:21 AM »
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Carthage get Iberians too - and personally I've never liked them much. Give me some Poeni inf or merc hoplites to hold the line and my longshields to do the damage.
Lol, I was being sarcastic. I have not seen a good use for Iberian infantry until today, unless it is to spam it on Iberia.

I actually voted for Carthage. They suck bigtime in-game (campaign), which is why I always strive to get them the best on mods. Usually what defines wether I like a mod or not is the troop selection for Carthage.

Now that's being a fanboy :P I'm worse than the 10 year old MW2 players
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« Reply #39 on: January 20, 2011, 04:24:19 AM »
Britons cause they got pretty much nothing going for them.  They have no cavalry.  And I don't like chariots.  

It's like being vegetarian.  Its easy to lose weight as a vegetarian cause there's crap-all to eat.  And I don't like vegetables.  

EDIT* Oh and Greeks, cause I like Armoured Hoplites.  They're just made of all sorts of awesome.
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« Reply #40 on: January 20, 2011, 04:34:48 AM »
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Carthage get Iberians too - and personally I've never liked them much. Give me some Poeni inf or merc hoplites to hold the line and my longshields to do the damage.
Lol, I was being sarcastic. I have not seen a good use for Iberian infantry until today, unless it is to spam it on Iberia.

I actually voted for Carthage. They suck bigtime in-game (campaign), which is why I always strive to get them the best on mods. Usually what defines wether I like a mod or not is the troop selection for Carthage.

Now that's being a fanboy :P I'm worse than the 10 year old MW2 players
There is no use for Iberian infantry. None. I once besieged a Roman city, got to the plaza easily before having 6 full units of Iberians (iirc) totally wiped out by something like a 14 man general's bodyguard. There were hardly any dead bodyguards at the end either...

Despite this I really like playing as Carthage. Like Jubal said, Poeni Infantry + Longshields :D .

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« Reply #41 on: January 20, 2011, 05:28:06 AM »
I think I'd actually consider poeni, if they wouldn't get eaten up by pila so easily. Kill rates on vanilla are incredibly annoying. I actually have given up on vanilla, since the only really usefull unit is sacred band infantry (in the infantry section), which is totally unrealistic and not fun at all.
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« Reply #42 on: April 03, 2011, 11:03:30 PM »
Britannia all the way!!!

For two reasons.

1. Patriotism

2. One time I was defending my homestead against the foul Romans who use their evil machinery to create a breach in the walls. The foolish Roman commander charged all his troops into the gap. Fortunately they were bottled in by some chosen swordsmen and I had 2 units of war hounds and 2 units of head hurlers nearby. As a result the entire Roman force mass routed and were promptly run down by my chariot warlord. Good times :D.
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