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Leet Eriksson
02-12-2003, 00:09
I would go for Rome,but what will you go for?

note:its ok to mention any faction that existed in the games timeframe.

Xicote
02-12-2003, 01:07
I dunno, quite alot to choose from. But I'd either go with Carthage or Persia.

econ21
02-12-2003, 02:07
I got the impression that the game with be focussed on Rome (eg with the stuff about Senate as Pope) rather than with all factions having equal attention. I wouldn't mind taking on the might of the Roman empire as an outside faction, but trying to expand it or hold it together sounds more fun to me.

Monk
02-12-2003, 02:26
it came to 2, Greece and Rome. i think ill play Rome first since the Senate is supposed to help u out at the start and stuff. then when u become strong enough u challenge them for controle of the Empire. ill Play as the Romans First to get the hang of all the New features. then i will go Greeks.

Oberiko
02-12-2003, 03:33
I'll choose the Gauls, but only if Celts aren't in the game.

You tell me what's more frightening:
A couple of ill-disciplined elephants; or a horde of naked, painted men running at you screaming?

Maedhros
02-12-2003, 07:44
actually Gauls are Celts

The Celts were a collection of many many tribes that spread across Europe. They are probably best known in England. But S. France was their home too


Tough choice, they all sound good, Egypt, Persia, and Greece especially.

Longshanks
02-12-2003, 09:35
Quote[/b] (Oberiko @ Feb. 11 2003,20:33)]I'll choose the Gauls, but only if Celts aren't in the game.

You tell me what's more frightening:
A couple of ill-disciplined elephants; or a horde of naked, painted men running at you screaming?
The Gauls are Celts. There were different nationalities of Celt spread throughout Europe in the Roman Era.

The Gauls, Britons, Galatians, Celti-Iberians(mixed Celt and Iberian,but culturally more Celtic), and some of the Pictish tribes were Celts.

I'll be playing as Rome the first time through, since they are my favorite culture in antiquity. I imagine they might get boring fast though, since during the period the game takes place in the Romans had the best army in the world. If they are too overpowered I might give Carthage a try.

Vlad The Impaler
02-12-2003, 09:55
i voted others because if the daciens will be in the game i ll play with them; if not , the romans

Sainika
02-12-2003, 11:35
Greece of course. I'd love to see my phalanx marching into Rome. I hope there will be several unique greek units along with phalanx: fessalian cavalry, peltasts etc.
Then after glorious victory of Greece, Egypt maybe or Assyria if it'll be there.
Rome will be the last.

Basileus
02-13-2003, 00:37
Greek, then Persia and Carthage, its like a dream coming true to play as with the Greek hehe cant wait for this game http://www.totalwar.org/forum/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif

Nobunaga0611
02-13-2003, 09:44
Greeks. Gotta love the fact that the map for Mt. Olympus has to have an impossible hill to climb http://www.totalwar.org/forum/non-cgi/emoticons/tongue.gif j/k

Magyar Khan
02-14-2003, 09:19
i wonder what u will eat just after u finished your first campaign game....

Nobunaga0611
02-14-2003, 10:55
Quote[/b] (Magyar Khan @ Feb. 14 2003,02:19)]i wonder what u will eat just after u finished your first campaign game....
Yeah, its a bit pointless to speculate right now, just something to think about. A lot will change in the years it takes to come out.

Monk
02-14-2003, 23:50
I remember somthing being said about If you play as the Romans you will have to Defeat other Roman Factions on your way to becoming Emperor. I have a question, If this is True then will their be more than one Roman Faction availible for play? or will we be stuck with just one.

Toda Nebuchadnezzar
02-15-2003, 00:49
Well, if you look at the screenshots there are Romans fighting Romans, but this could be from a LAN multiplayer game that the creators are playing.

Otherwise I think you must have to fight against other Roman factions at some point. Like what about West vs. East? if your the West will the East as the AI treat you as just another faction, or will they stick by you because you are both Roman???

By the way, I voted other...GO THE HUNS and the Dacians love them too, good call Vlad

Shahed
02-15-2003, 04:16
Quote[/b] (Magyar Khan @ Feb. 14 2003,08:19)]i wonder what u will eat just after u finished your first campaign game....
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caesar
02-15-2003, 04:20
What about Syria.

If you're going to add barbarians like Gauls who did NOT have a central leadership but were divided, then you can well add Germans, Illyrians, Thracians, Spaniads, Numidians (actually they might have had a single king).

I wonder if they can handle the changing nature of regions i.e. names, populations(barb invasions) and other characteristics.

I'll go Sicilians and let loose some of Archimedes's toys.

Shahed
02-15-2003, 04:20
Hazer

WHOOOOOOOOPS http://www.totalwar.org/forum/non-cgi/emoticons/dizzy.gif I voted Egypt by mistake http://www.totalwar.org/forum/non-cgi/emoticons/frown.gif

i did not even know the Persians were part of it.

Well definetly I will:

-play Persians first
-eat chelow kebab (of Legionnary meat) YUMMM http://www.totalwar.org/forum/non-cgi/emoticons/idea.gif
-washed down with some good ole Hunza water

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Tamam Shud

Warmaker
02-15-2003, 08:33
Rome for me.

muffinman14
02-15-2003, 09:14
The Romans better beware of my countless mindless barbarians that are gonna be knocking at their door.

Shahed
02-16-2003, 00:54
Quote[/b] (muffinman14 @ Feb. 15 2003,08:14)]The Romans better beware of my countless mindless barbarians that are gonna be knocking at their door.
HE HE

http://www.totalwar.org/forum/non-cgi/emoticons/eek.gif Roma Destructum Completum http://www.totalwar.org/forum/non-cgi/emoticons/joker.gif Legionnariesum Eatum Totalum http://www.totalwar.org/forum/non-cgi/emoticons/joker.gif http://www.totalwar.org/forum/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif http://www.totalwar.org/forum/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif http://www.totalwar.org/forum/non-cgi/emoticons/tongue.gif http://www.totalwar.org/forum/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif http://www.totalwar.org/forum/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

LRossaBenHur
02-16-2003, 08:42
I've voted "other"..because I hope in a interesting faction like The Etrurian.
Before the rise of Rome, the Etruschis people are the most important faction on the italian lands.
They fight like a greeks, using the phalange formation.

Ciao
Mauri

Rosacrux
02-16-2003, 10:38
SeljukSinan, I think you are obsessed with eating legionarie meat, aren't you? http://www.totalwar.org/forum/non-cgi/emoticons/joker.gif

Shahed
02-16-2003, 18:11
Quote[/b] (Rosacrux @ Feb. 16 2003,09:38)]SeljukSinan, I think you are obsessed with eating legionarie meat, aren't you? http://www.totalwar.org/forum/non-cgi/emoticons/joker.gif
Yeah ahaahahaahhahhahahaha

Roma Overatum Completum so Nukum

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Foreign Devil
02-17-2003, 00:51
Rome, most definatly. All others will bow to the might of the Empire http://www.totalwar.org/forum/non-cgi/emoticons/smokin.gif

Pablo Sanchez
02-17-2003, 02:30
Greece. I want to become Pyrrhus of Epirus (who, being the number one general of his day, should be a five star at minimum), and strangle the upstart Latins in the cradle.

JANOSIK007
02-17-2003, 05:50
I choose others, in hopes of having Slavs in the game. If not than most definitelly Romans.

Vidi Vici http://www.totalwar.org/forum/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

Maniac
02-18-2003, 13:11
I'll play Gauls or some other "barbarians". Will be interesting and fun to challenge the might of Rome with hordes of naked men http://www.totalwar.org/forum/non-cgi/emoticons/joker.gif

Mr Frost
02-21-2003, 17:42
The Celtic Empire shall bestride the world like a mighty collossus of legend , and thus greatly multiplied shall be the number of hot red-haired women with green eyes , pale alabaster skin {freckles optional} and pink nipples

Longshanks
02-21-2003, 21:16
Quote[/b] (Maniac @ Feb. 18 2003,06:11)]I'll play Gauls or some other "barbarians". Will be interesting and fun to challenge the might of Rome with hordes of naked men http://www.totalwar.org/forum/non-cgi/emoticons/joker.gif
Actually, it is really a misconception that most Gauls and other Celts fought totally naked. That was really only true for the Galatians in Asia Minor. The Gaesatae who lived in the Alps region, also fought naked in one battle. It differed from tribe to tribe, but most wore trousers called bracae, tunics and cloaks or were naked only from the waist up. It also depended on the time period. Many of the Gallic tribesmen also wore mail shirts around the time of the Roman Conquest.


Polybius on the battle of Telamon in 225 BC:

'The Celts had drawn up the Gaesatae from the Alps to face their enemies on the rear ... and behind them the Insubres .... The Insubres and the Boii wore trousers and light cloaks, but the Gaesatae in their overconfidence had thrown these aside and stood in front of the whole army naked, with nothing but their arms; for they thought that thus they would be more efficient, since some of the ground was overgrown with thorns which would catch on their clothes and impede the use of their weapons.'

LordKhaine
02-25-2003, 02:28
I voted Greece... but that could change by the time I play the game.

Kongamato
02-28-2003, 08:27
I'm interested in what Egypt will be like.

Egypt has historically lacked timber, which should make an interesting challenge when building a navy and certain weapons.

Catiline
02-28-2003, 13:41
Ptolemaic Egypt in this period controlled much of the Levant and Cyprus, so access to timber shouldn't be too much of a problem.

Red Peasant
02-28-2003, 15:15
Quote[/b] (Catiline @ Feb. 28 2003,11:41)]Ptolemaic Egypt in this period controlled much of the Levant and Cyprus, so access to timber shouldn't be too much of a problem.
Yeah, if I remember rightly, Egypt was a serious player until the late 3rdC BC, when it was convulsed by dynastic problems, holding the balance of power in the East Medit. basin, especially with its naval power.

Step in .....those friendly, disinterested Roman chaps http://www.totalwar.org/forum/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif

Catiline
02-28-2003, 15:32
To be fair the Romans did at first behave with some honour towards Egypt. They prevented the invasion by Antiochus IV, king of Seleucia, by having Popillius Laenas draw a circle around him in the sand, telling him not to step outside it until he'd made up his mind whether to carry on the invasion or to obey Rome in the person of an embassy and go home. He decided to behave. that of course had nothing to do with Rome's defeat of Perseus of Macedon...

Kongamato
02-28-2003, 20:30
I wonder how the positioning of natural resources on the new campaign map will affect the training and building capacities of certain regions.

chilliwilli
02-28-2003, 21:30
Other, I'm going for Parthia http://www.totalwar.org/forum/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif.

DojoRat
02-28-2003, 21:42
First Hannibal leading Carthage, then Vercingetorix leading Gaul.

Big King Sanctaphrax
03-01-2003, 00:33
It has to be the Visigoths. I want to re-enact Teutoburger Wald I want to I want to I want to http://www.totalwar.org/forum/non-cgi/emoticons/mad.gif

Heraclius
03-01-2003, 00:50
greeks all the way. I'll show those thieving Roman dogs whose boss. Um, hehe, then I'll play as the Romans and kick everyone's arse. http://www.totalwar.org/forum/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif

Lord Of Storms
03-01-2003, 06:58
Defintely Rome I have tried the Patrician mod by King David it was great a good warm up for Rome TW ...https://www.clipart.com/sthm/thm3/CL/gc4/gcorp/greekrom/fightin1.thm.jpg You put your right foot in...

baz
03-02-2003, 16:20
i think its got to be rome first time http://www.totalwar.org/forum/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif

Hagbard la Suede
03-02-2003, 17:14
Gaaaaaaaauls=DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD

Hordes of "barbarians" will piss in the Bathouses of Rome,under my Command

spmetla
03-11-2003, 10:37
Rome at first, then Greece. And then NORTHERN BARBARIANS

I'll be a Goth afterward. RAPE PILLAGE BURN HAHAHAHA

Sorry, I just better see some Gothic Tribes. If they're just "Rebel" then this game won't be near as good as I would hope for.

Prodigal
03-11-2003, 15:06
CARTHAGE, it's got to be, I've been waiting my whole life for a "quality" game that gives you the chance to be Hannibal http://www.totalwar.org/forum/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif & do Zama the right way...I can't wait for this game.

Galestrum
03-13-2003, 01:30
got to be rome http://www.totalwar.org/forum/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

Shahed
03-15-2003, 23:18
the fate of Rome is sealed as surely as night follows day.

wordsmith
03-16-2003, 06:31
I voted guals because they are the faction i want to play most, but actualy i will play the easiest faction first and work my way up to the hardest. I made the mistake of playing the hardest faction first in MTW and it pretty much ruined the sp game for me after i relized every thing else was going to be easier then that first game. http://www.totalwar.org/forum/non-cgi/emoticons/mecry.gif

Nowake
03-18-2003, 17:24
Other, Dacia being the main reason ... after that, maybe the Gauls ...

Oberiko
03-25-2003, 20:47
After my enlightening trip to the library, and actually doing a little reading, I've decided to choose the Seleucids (one of the three successor kingdoms at the time).

After my fast conquest of Bactria, I'll use my Iranian Lancers to sow terror across the eastern world. Once Parthia, and it's (literally) untouchable horse archers are mine, the world can only hope to slow the inevitable.

Fear the quake of my mighty war hooves.

LeeJackson
03-25-2003, 20:58
I'd have to go with Gual... and I woudl have a general and his name would be Asterix. he would ahve a best friend named Obelix who delivers menhirs. tehy would go on wacky adventures toghter fighting the romans hanging out with druids drinking partying eating roast beast laughing roming..... ummmm I think you get the idea http://www.totalwar.org/forum/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif

Heraclius
03-25-2003, 23:23
http://www.totalwar.org/forum/non-cgi/emoticons/joker.gif loved Asterix & Obelix when I was a kid.

Rosacrux
04-08-2003, 11:51
How about a representation of the A-la Monica Belucci Cleopatra? http://www.totalwar.org/forum/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif

That should drag some attention to the game http://www.totalwar.org/forum/non-cgi/emoticons/smokin.gif

Dīn-Heru
04-08-2003, 16:48
Romans, it's Rome Total War after all.

lonewolf371
04-15-2003, 06:19
Yes but the Etruscans were wiped out by the time the game starts http://www.totalwar.org/forum/non-cgi/emoticons/frown.gif . Most likely factions will be divided into governmental districs, aka Gaul, Iberia, Italica, Hellenia (correct name?), Pallestine, and so forth.

Surprise
04-17-2003, 03:10
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Gaul definately I have to return back to my barbaric german backround even tho most of the gauls made up France later on... lol http://www.totalwar.org/forum/non-cgi/emoticons/eek.gif

lonewolf371
04-20-2003, 06:33
Dis-regard the other post, unless there is an extremely late starting point Gaul won't be a Roman faction, though it may be a Celtic faction...

Oberiko
04-30-2003, 01:14
Based on the starting point (beginning of the First Punic Wars) the only land Rome will control in the begining will be Italy.