View Poll Results: Who do you think will be fun to play in a balanced and slighlty relaxed way.

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  • Sweboz

    12 41.38%
  • Hayasdan

    3 10.34%
  • Averni

    2 6.90%
  • Pontos

    4 13.79%
  • Sarumontae

    8 27.59%
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Thread: What next II

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    Member Member The historian's Avatar
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    Smile What next II

    Sorry to copy the title but i would like to ask for the help of more experienced EB players
    I played 1.0 and in January have returned to EB after 6 months pause
    I finished a complete campaign with Rome,Macedonia and Bactria. I have also almost finished a campaign with the Lusitanians and Seleucids. Failed campaign should be Casse and Sabin i mean i never finished but got to bored of advancing against massive armies of superior roman and Selucid troops .
    Having just ended my Getai campaign on which only my patriotic fervor sustained my drive to Rome(I'm Romanian)
    I'd like to start a new fun campaign that will test me but not that much i mean something between roman style steamroller and snail advance of the Saba.
    I've narrowed it down to 5 that interest me
    I will close the poll in 10 days just enough to finish my thesis for graduation.
    Thankyou for the advice.
    Last edited by The historian; 02-04-2009 at 22:07.

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    Legatvs Member SwissBarbar's Avatar
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    Default Re: What next II

    I propose the Sauromatae. I think they can get very capable after their decent start
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    Default Re: What next II

    From my experience the Sweboz are the faction you will get the longest time to consolidate yourself before another faction attacks you. There are a lot of rebel regions around you too so plenty of room to expand, just be careful if you go south east...

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    Default Re: What next II

    Pontos and Hayasdan will be pure murder if you can't stand the Seleucids. You start out right next to them, and in Hayasdan's case, very near the Samartians as well. Pontos will have to duke it out in Asia minor, usually under attack by the Grey death, Yellow death, and sometimes the Maks. I vote for Sweboz too.
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    Default Re: What next II

    I think either Sauromatae or Sweboz.

    Hayasdan or Pontos are extremely tough with Pontos being one of the most difficult in the game as they start next to AS and waves of phalanxes can start arriving sooner rather than later either from AS or from the Ptolies. Hayasdan is the one I always wanted to try myself, but I haven't done that yet. It could be one of the best campaigns because of their interesting reforms and background (restoring the old Persian Empire), but it is a hard campaign as they can be attacked by the AS from the south and by Sauromatae from the Steppes. Arverni is easier than the first 2, but you'll face Roman onslaught of full stacks of heavy infantry and you already start at war with the Aedui and a very long border to defend.
    Sweboz looks like the easiest for reasons mentioned earlier by others. I personally didn't like it (but I didn't continue after 5-10 years) because of their poor economy where you're getting in the red very deep quickly, but may be I was simply doing something wrong. Can't say anything about the Sauros as I've never played a nomadic campaign, but people say HAs are great

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    Best thing to do with the Sweboz is to disband all your cavalry right at the start. You don't need it in seige battles, which is what the early battles will be - and it saves a lot of money. Your family members are the key to early success.

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    Spartan Member Megalos Danielos Psychopatos's Avatar
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    Default Re: What next II

    1-Sauromatae: slow and calm game;only enemies are Saka-Rauka and (after many turns) Hayasdan usually; long distances so more time to react.
    2- Sveboz: no enemies at the beggining but much more fights against eleutheroi settlements and armies; east and south ways of expansion are heavily defended.
    3-Arverni: struggle against Aedui from the begginig; later fight against Rome, Sveboz and Lusotanians; sometimes this campaign is as hard as Hayasdan and Pontus but at the beggining is easier
    4-Hayasdan: hard time consolidating Ur "mainland"; tough fighting against AS (slightly easier than Pontos becouse of longer distance and mountain border) and (later) Pahlava and (sometimes) Sauromatae.
    5-Pontos: masochistic; hard beggining; AS are VERY close to you; later KH/Makedonia is coming for U, and very often Hayasdan want Your blood too...
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