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    Question Legionary eagle?

    I got this in my Romani campaign, except that when I took Gegovia I didn't recieve any notification that i got it back... is it broken? Still its kinda cool in rp srt of way.

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    Nice!!!
    Never tried that. Guess I have to try loosing one once my Marian Reforms kick in in 23+ years...
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    Lose one to Gawjam~Heruskoz. that will be some nice roleplay! Or maybe lose an eagle to Seleuciea

    Shame if it wouldnt work, I lost one to Eburonum once, when I crushed the rebels there with the second army I neither got a report I had it back.

    I remember in my BI days I had a awesome general with the Alemanni, he used lombard berserkers and stole more than three eagles from the Eastern Roman Empire. He got the trait Eagle collector (+3 morale to all troops on the battlefield). His nickname was then: Rando "of the eagles"

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    How do you lose an eagle in this game? I've played hundreds of turns and it's never happened to me... -M
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    Default Re: Legionary eagle?

    Get marian (or imperial troops), get a first cohort and lose them (preferably with a large army when fighting another large army), then it will be taken to the nearest enemy town.

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    Default Re: Legionary eagle?

    Is as I suspected, I got to get the Reforms and try loosing one to the Suebi Juggernaut just for RP sake.
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    Default Re: Legionary eagle?

    just to clear things up, i didn't lose the battle, my 1st cohort was mauled a bit, but they didn't rout or anything.

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    Default Re: Legionary eagle?

    IIRC, you have to kill the enemy general that took the eagle from you. Although, I don't have any experience with eagles in EB.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MarcusAureliusAntoninus View Post
    IIRC, you have to kill the enemy general that took the eagle from you. Although, I don't have any experience with eagles in EB.
    What if it is a captain? And he merges with someone else? AFAIK, the general must be killed because it is he who carries the hidden trait. Captains do not have traits.

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    Default Re: Legionary eagle?

    It seems to me that this is broken. I killed the enemy general the battle it was taken in. So, im not sure if it was even supposed to show up. Oh well, just thought it was cool that that happened.

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    Question Re: Legionary eagle?

    Did you kill that general and lose the eagle in the first place with a captain? If at least one of those two battles featured your army being led by a captain, then it is quite obvious why the trait failed.

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    Ok, My General was seiging Gergovia in the first place. An army relieved the city and i destroyed both armies, killing the General that was hiding in Gergovia. Thats when I got the notification. There was a small army left in Gergovia after that battle so the next turn I assualted and won. Im not sure what happened.

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    Default Re: Legionary eagle?

    Nice feature, didn't know that and now I'm looking forward to it in my romani campaign
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fluvius Camillus View Post
    Lose one to Gawjam~Heruskoz. that will be some nice roleplay! Or maybe lose an eagle to Seleuciea

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    Now thats interresting: I have never lost an eagle in RTW (although I never managed to win one either).

    However I have heard of this - I remember to have read somewhere that if the officer who is carrying the eagle dies (unit doesn't have to rout and battle doesn't have to be lost) then it is lost but can be returned somehow. (I have no idea how )

    Anyone ever managed to retake an eagle?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beanerz View Post
    Try loosing one in Caledonia. Someone might write a book about it.
    They did. Its a high school level book. Its called "Eagle of the Ninth" its not militaristic, but it about a lame centurion and his slave going over Hadrians wall to find the lost eagle. Its very intresting and a good read. I read couple years ago and I have been wanting to read it again for a while.





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    Caesar's lost eagle lost to the Blue Spaniards in the tv series Rome.
    Quote Originally Posted by Equilibrius
    Oh my god, i think that is the first time in human history that someone cares to explain an acronym that people expect everybody to know in advance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghaust the Moor View Post
    They did. Its a high school level book. Its called "Eagle of the Ninth" its not militaristic, but it about a lame centurion and his slave going over Hadrians wall to find the lost eagle. Its very intresting and a good read. I read couple years ago and I have been wanting to read it again for a while.
    Funny that. Its like they wrote that book just for my quote.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fluvius Camillus View Post
    Caesar's lost eagle lost to the Blue Spaniards in the tv series Rome.
    Best is Varus, by losing all three!!

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    And Crassus loosing how many?
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    Ok, Crassus got six legions, but i don´t know how much eagles get lost.

    edit: 2 eagles and more than 60 fieldindication (Gardthausen)
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    Cestius Gallus lost 1 eagle in the Jewish rebellion of 66 i believe.
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    I lost an eagle to the Saka who had created a Parthian style Empire, in fact I lost my entire veteran army in a massive battle in Syria.
    The eagle was taken to Palmyra and it took several years to take the city but I never got the eagle back!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dutchhoplite View Post
    Cestius Gallus lost 1 eagle in the Jewish rebellion of 66 i believe.
    also Lollius 16bc in gaul by a raiding sugambrer, usipeter and tenkterer...

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