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    Default Who are you going to play as first?

    sorry, if this has already been asked-i cant find a search box.....

    But me, i cant descide!

    probobly somthing like

    RTI in the USA
    GB or France
    Poland Lithuania Commonwealth or Russia or Ottomans or Mughal/Marathas


    see there are alot of ties for me

    its so hard to choose!

    can you?

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    Default Re: Who are you going to play as first?

    It's been asked before, but not for a while.

    Personally I am going to play as Britian first. Mostly because of patriotic pride and a passion for naval warfare.

    After that I'll have a go playing as every faction, and I mean every faction, including the oens that will have to be unlocked via modding the files.


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    Default Re: Who are you going to play as first?

    Depends a bit on what the starting positions look like.
    I kinda like to have a relatively strategically secure little state to start with.
    Quite keen to get some naval action though.
    maybe those guys should be doing something more useful...

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    Default Re: Who are you going to play as first?

    same here, thats partly why im looking forward to GB and france.

    GB-geographical sheild, alot of chances for naval warfare.

    France-Alot of chances for land combat, challenging but fun to hold all fronts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir Beane View Post
    After that I'll have a go playing as every faction, and I mean every faction, including the oens that will have to be unlocked via modding the files.
    I finished the original Medieval with every possible faction including modded ones, fun fun, now that was replayability. :D

    as for me i would like to play something different like the indian factions or the ottomans but i will probs end up playing GB for the naval combat that they should get early on and sort of as a learnin curve.
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    Default Re: Who are you going to play as first?

    Austria, they should have the most interesting unit roster, the Hapsburgs also rule over a massive amount of land from Germany to the Balkans, meaning it will be a hard game, allowing me to fight many varied enemies from the Turks to the Prussians.

    It will also allow me to turn Austria into a truly global empire, taking to the sea from my naval bases in newly reclaimed Spain!

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    Default Re: Who are you going to play as first?

    GB-geographical sheild, alot of chances for naval warfare.

    France-Alot of chances for land combat, challenging but fun to hold all fronts.
    But in the ETW time period GB & France have substantial & not very secure offshore colonies.
    I think I like the idea of playing Dutch perhaps (I think they are much declined from their colonial peak in this period?)
    Maybe Spain with most of her colonies relatively safe off the map in the South American trade theatre?
    Last edited by hoom; 02-01-2009 at 01:23.
    maybe those guys should be doing something more useful...

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    Default Re: Who are you going to play as first?

    oh yeah i forgot about austria. They seem REALLY fun too!

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    Going to play first as Britain,

    But as soon as I can I will be playing with the United States. About time I get to play my own country in a total war game.

    As far as other countries, depending if it is playable or I have to find a mod to play, I plan a turn or two as Spain, an Italian faction, and Prussia. Not sure which to go with after that.
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    I might go exotic, and play as one of the Native American factions or one of the Indian factions!, Ill unit India subcontinent, save it. The play in North America and save that, then start in Europe/ME etc.

    I really want to play as anyone really I dont care.
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    Default Re: Who are you going to play as first?

    Yes i'm pretty sure this was asked but we are all bored so why not reanswer


    So hmm....depends how you define play...


    I do plan to boost up the game first with the 3 part tutorial, just to see what all the hub bub is about and learn the game (which supposedly has lots of differences from past tw games)

    I probably though will not play the American faction beyond the last tutorial, I will probably just click save and leave it for later.

    Then i'll boost up and play grand campaign as Austria (if playable) Prussia if Austria is not playable.


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    Factions I'm going to play: Russia, Crimean Tartars, Iran, Hanover (family descends from there), a native American faction and all of the obscure factions, I have thing about all obscure factions and the ones that are only playable through modding.

    Edit:Like Sir Beane said he will, I will play every faction eventualy.
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    Default Re: Who are you going to play as first?

    Whichever one had those awesome rocket launcher thingys in the multiplayer trailer.
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    Dunno, probably Prussia or the Ottomans.
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    The Duchy of Courland, of course
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    Default Re: Who are you going to play as first?

    The United Provinces, just to get my bearings (from what ive seen they had a fairly good economy, and i just love having hundreds of thousands of dollars/florins/denarii in the bank). After that, probably the Ottaman Empire, because they're Asian, off to one side a bit, and are just generally cool.

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    Default Re: Who are you going to play as first?

    I've got my top 10 mostly done.

    1) Spain
    2) Prussia and Sweden (at the same time, just can't decide which I want more)
    3) Empire of Fez and Morocco
    4) Marathas
    5) Commonwealth of Poland-Lithuania
    6) France
    7) Sefevid Persia
    8) Ottoman Empire
    9) Mughals
    10) Crimean Khanate/Barbary States (yet to decide which)

    After that I'll probably start doing crazy relocation campaigns, like creating a pirate state in the Caribbean with the United Netherlands or something like that.

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    Default Re: Who are you going to play as first?

    I'm still going with Russia!

    There's still nothing more interesting to me than sweeping over Europe like a tidal wave and establishing a new Russian Republic!

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    Default Re: Who are you going to play as first?

    United Provinces ofcourse


    As second, maybe GB or Austria
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    Default Re: Who are you going to play as first?

    Oh I guess if we are doing order.

    1. Tutorial (Americas)

    Because I want to learn the game.

    2. Prussia (austria)

    Calvary focus, I want cool calvary.

    3. France

    Naval Focus, something new.

    4. India or Ottomans

    Just for something drastically different.

    5. Poland-Lithuania or Sweden

    For some fun smaller nations.


    After that it will be random.

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    Default Re: Who are you going to play as first?

    It was confirmed the americans are in the tutuorial??? BTW-the RtI is not a tutorial, it is a xcompletly seperate thing, that does give hints ans such while playing.

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    Default Re: Who are you going to play as first?

    Quote Originally Posted by ClaymanVTW View Post
    It was confirmed the americans are in the tutuorial??? BTW-the RtI is not a tutorial, it is a xcompletly seperate thing, that does give hints ans such while playing.
    The first part of the Road to Independance pretty much will be a tutorial. It's true that the RTI campaign isn't just a tutorial however. And yes it has been confirmed you play as the US. The first chapter is you playing as the British colonising the new world. The second is Britian vs. France and the Native American tribes. In the third chapter you play as the US colonists and attempt to throw out the British.


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    Default Re: Who are you going to play as first?

    I know who you play as, but still it only acts as one, yeah the 1st chapter pretty much is but i still think there is a seperate campaign tutorial.

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    Default Re: Who are you going to play as first?

    The first part of the Road to Independance pretty much will be a tutorial. It's true that the RTI campaign isn't just a tutorial however. And yes it has been confirmed you play as the US. The first chapter is you playing as the British colonising the new world. The second is Britian vs. France and the Native American tribes. In the third chapter you play as the US colonists and attempt to throw out the British.
    Yes I believe this is confirmed to act in place of the tutorial,

    what is not yet confirmed is if I will have a attractive female blond advisor yet again

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    Quote Originally Posted by Polemists View Post
    Yes I believe this is confirmed to act in place of the tutorial,

    what is not yet confirmed is if I will have a attractive female blond advisor yet again
    We can only hope. Personally I would like a different advisor for each faction you play as, just for some added variety.


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    We can only hope. Personally I would like a different advisor for each faction you play as, just for some added variety.
    Long as they are the cute female ones, I couldn't stand that marcus guy

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    Default Re: Who are you going to play as first?

    Rams? i thought they were hot dog stands...hey does this meen those giant meat ball shooters arnt really meat ball shooters?

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    Default Re: Who are you going to play as first?

    Im going with Ottomans first , then France or Poland-Lithuania or some Native American civ.
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    Portugal!!!!
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