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    What's your favorite barbaric faction?
    Mine's is probably the Sweboz.

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    Default Re: Favorite Barbarian Faction

    Sweboz of course.
    Many surprisingly good units (at least for me),crappy economy, but that´s just fine with me. The only problem is that there reforms takes too much time, but apart from that, they are GREAT!

    Second place between Getai or Lusos.



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    Definately Makedonia....




    Getai would be my favourite, those falxmen can cut through anything.

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    The Romans =]

    Cheap infantry, large expansion regions, excellent starting economy. One of the best starting factions for beginners.




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    Default Re: Favorite Barbarian Faction

    Getai by far. Awesome starting position and amazingly cheap but effective units create a great campaign.

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    Definately the Sweboz, having Germanic ancestors and them being great warriors does help with that.

    Actually I've just been reading it wasn't weird to the Germanics to form a Testudo like formation, the Shield castles. Which was used with assaults with other soldiers using them as platforms to assault the walls and with them charging into formation to break trough them. Good stuff.

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    SWEBOZ!!!!!!!!


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    sauromatae.

    assuming easterners, greeks and romans arent counted as barbarians

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    Casse. Decent troops and make absolutely stonking amounts of money (I had 750K M/M once)



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    Gallic factions and from those two Aedui.



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    I'm not sure, if I have given a different answer to a similar question some time ago, but now I'd say either Casse or Sweboz.

    Quote Originally Posted by Andronikos View Post
    Gallic factions and from those two Aedui.
    Among the Gauls I actually prefer the Averni, but that's only because the colours of the Aedui remind me to much of the hideous Vanilla-Gauls
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    Getai! Fantastic starting position, completely unique unit roster with incredibly effective units (Drapanai, Komatai to mention a few) and a considerable number of elites.
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    Lusotanna or Casse, a few years in you have an pretty much impenetrable economic fortress for both.

    Although I havent played Sweboz, Arverni or Aedui yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by satalexton View Post
    The Romans =]

    Cheap infantry, large expansion regions, excellent starting economy. One of the best starting factions for beginners.
    same here
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    The Romans.

    They may not like to admit it, but those Romaioi are spreading Hellenistic culture..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lysimachos View Post
    Among the Gauls I actually prefer the Averni, but that's only because the colours of the Aedui remind me to much of the hideous Vanilla-Gauls
    I like Aedui unit skins more, and prefer Carnutes to Arjos.



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    Aedui by far. Then either the Getai or Lusos.
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    Default Re: Favorite Barbarian Faction

    Getai and Casse

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    Aedui, not close, though Saka if they're eligible.
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    Default Re: Favorite Barbarian Faction

    Sweboz, cause the're cool and challenging, Romani, cause they have so much depth, such as reforms and the like, and Getai, cause a falx can destroy anything(almost).
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    I would say Arverni. Runners up would be Lusotanna and Sweboz. It all depends what mood I'm in.

    Arverni- When I'm feeling noble (The noble infantry have nice colors)
    Lusotanna- when I'm feeling Deviant and evasive. ( masked guys are perfect examples of Lussos gameply: Shiny and hard hitting)
    Sweboz- When I feel like hugging trees and smashing the heads of any tree haters with spiky clubs.

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    Default Re: Favorite Barbarian Faction

    Well, Sweboz by far, though I've heard the Romans have cool reforms.

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    Definitely the Casse.
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    This would be cooler with a poll, IMO.

    As for my favourite barbarian faction it has to be the casse. They're the underdog and thats what makes it all the sweeter when they end up winning

    I don't understand why so many people love the Sweboz, BTW. They make all the other barbarians look bad, what with their clubs and awesome beards...

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    Default Re: Favorite Barbarian Faction

    1. The Arverni

    Well, I like the Celts, I like Gauls, and out of them I prefer the Arverni. Why them instead of the Aedui? Stupid question. The Aedui are weaklings! They mismanaged Gaul! They deserve to be crushed, and the Arverni are the ones to do it.

    2. Casse

    I love Celtic units because I tend to romanticize each and everyone of them as heroes. The Casse, with their unique reliance on heroic units leading the rest, play into that very nicely, and offer a little different campaign than the Arverni.

    Oh, and I frigging love the chariots. They are awesome.

    3. Aedui

    Well, they're almost like the Arverni, only you have to play as the other side. Duh. They've got some very nice skins, much the same units, similar strategic position (especially after the Arverni is taken care of), and... well, I needn't say much more, I think.

    4. Sweboz

    Oh, well, I'm not sure I can put this one here; I haven't really played Sweboz since 0.8x, and though I liked it a lot, they have changed much since then. However, given that I have played so little with either Lusotannan or Getai...

    5. Getai

    As I said, I haven't played much as these, so I don't value it much higher than the Lusotannan, but FWIW I think they belong here, in fifth place. Is that a falx in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me?

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    6. Lusotannan

    By no means "bad" or "boring", I should point out, but rather "a group of people I'd rather kill and enslave than kill and enslave as". They've got awesome light infantry, I will give you that, and I can't really complain about their cavalry. They seem very likeable. I really can't say why I haven't given them the chance they deserve.

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    1) Swęboz

    Their units all have decent (above average) morale and lethality, as well as better discipline than other barbarians.
    Their unit skins are probably my favourite ones in the whole game. And of course, I like the units as such, as well as their culture and language in general. The only serious drawback (apart from the lack of armour, which is a general Barbarian issue) is their pathetic economy, which is the third weakest (after Sauromatae and Saka) in the game.


    2) Casse

    Love those woad paintings. They got some of the best warriors in the game (and some of the weakest), and their position and some other factors make them very interesting for me.


    3) all others; can't really decide on one. Colour wise, I prefer the Arverni to the Aedui, but I like the Carnutes better than Arjos. A major factor in favour of the Gallic factions is their economy, IMO. Lusotannan have some great units, as do Getai. Getai are awesome too due to the fact that their units have the highest morale on average, and their roster is one of the most diverse in the game.




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    Quote Originally Posted by The Celtic Viking View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Celtic Viking View Post
    1. The Arverni

    out of them I prefer the Arverni. Why them instead of the Aedui? Stupid question. The Aedui are weaklings! They mismanaged Gaul! They deserve to be crushed, and the Arverni are the ones to do it.
    Blasphemy. Aedui are hardcore and always win the war if there is no interference. I enslave the wretched fools for rebelling agaisnt us.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mallios View Post
    I don't understand why so many people love the Sweboz, BTW. They make all the other barbarians look bad, what with their clubs and awesome beards...
    The clubs and awesome beards are certainly part of the fascination... When I'm playing the Sweboz I feel compelled to make intimidating postures and sounds towards my computer
    That should be reason enough to love them
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    got to go with getai. the variety of units you have at your disposal and their effectiveness is just awesome

    lol @ the people who say roman, but i guess in a way they too were once barbarians. but so were greeks before them

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