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    Default The Mighty

    Hello,

    I am addicted to RTW to the point where I am trying to figure how far can you take a general...
    My best so far is to a 10 stars general, nicknamed The Mighty (his personal description states Legendary Commander and Legendary Hero). This guy is a real invincible SOB, routing some enemy units away after a few seconds of fighting...

    I was also wondering if there are some tips on how to make a general gain influence.

    Thanks!

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    Make him win heroic victories. Try to avoid keeping him in direct combat himself, as he'll become "scarred" and lose influence. And pray that he's good-looking.

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    Default Re: The Mighty

    Whats the exact criteria for it to be a Heroic Victory?

    Aesculapius posted an excellent how-to guide on Generals, if you want to get more in-depth:

    https://forums.totalwar.org/vb/showthread.php?t=45969
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    I think that heroic victory outcomes are determined by the odds more than the number of people killed (e.g. with 2:1 odds you could kill pretty much every enemy in sight loosing very few men yourself and a heroic victory would not emerge). I'm also sure that where heroic victories can appear, almost any victory can appear under that category - in a siege battle in the past, I wiped out most of the enemy horde (full stack), but in the end had only had 20-30 troops spread over 3/4 units (which were fully staffed at the start). I still got an heroic victory out of it though. This seems to happen in most cases where the scenario is similar.

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    I think it's when the odds are heavily agaisnt you, e.g about 4:1. Also you must lose less than a quater or a third, I can't remember of your army but quality and unit size has no distinction what so ever.
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    Whatevah. Just win. Heroically.

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    Default Re: The Mighty

    The academies do help you gain some influences. For example, "Cook".

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    But I suggest putting them in an acedemy whilst they are young or else your generals will never gain enough command stars.
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    Default Re: The Mighty

    simple way to get heroic victories is to win battles that the computer says you would probably lose, and not loose too many of your men. Either that or completely destroy their army.

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