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    Default Brainstorming for a last Casse campaign

    Well as EBII will soon consign the Casse to the history books by these new fangeled Pritanoi I now want to give a Casse campaign a good go. The problem is I usually get a bit bored with just taking rebel settlements then having enough muscle to steam roll Gual. With no one to attack me I only have pressure on me in the first few turns.

    Can anyone suggest what house rules to go with and also what long term stratergy to pursue? Should I just take 3 provinces and then invade the mainland?

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    Urm maybe don't disband the fleet you start with at the beginning? On VH/M its crazy enough to make money, with a extra 1000odd upkeep cost weighing you down from the fleet should make it real difficult to get the economy up and running as well as minimal money to fend off rebel stacks? Sorry bud, that's all I can think of at the moment.
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    Here's a thought - restrict your recruitment so that you have mostly cheap lower- tier units with only a few 'good' ones.
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    Quote Originally Posted by olly View Post
    Can anyone suggest what house rules to go with and also what long term stratergy to pursue? Should I just take 3 provinces and then invade the mainland?

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    My house rules with the Casse are to take things as slowly as possible. Really, really, really slowly. Like capturing one town every 10 years - that's one every 40 turns! That way, it takes 70 years to conquer all of Britain and Ireland.

    By that time, 202 BC, the Sweboz, one of the two Gallic factions, the Lusotanns and the Romani will be much, much more powerful than they were at the start of the campaign, and tough enough to give you a serious challenge, unlike the start when they are pushovers.

    During the 70 years, spend all your small budget on town improvements. So, a very long and boring game at the start, consisting mostly of clicking the end turn button, but much more fun after 202 BC.
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    Take your troops and invade Gaul, immediately! D-Day: The Prequel
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    Either... Invade Iberia once you have the British Isles
    Or........ Try playing the game using only Goidelic units, at last an Irish Empire!
    Or even.... Try take the Mediterranean islands, in particular the Balaerics, Crete, Cyprus and if possible Sicily then become a pirate nation to fund yer conquests, yar!



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    Pirate empires are fun You'll be spending most of your money on fleets, fighting a loopsided naval war with carthage though.... :(




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    Getting a Belgian province right away, disbanding the fleet, and building ports there can make a lot of money.
    One thing I tried, was that for every settlement in the Isles taken, I had to take a mainland settlement, and I had a lot of fun with that campaign.
    Also, don't build roads around your capital until your ready to fight rebels.
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    no, get all of the British Isles under your control. they all have ports (i think) so they will rack up a lot of money in trade.
    plus its fast and easy to take over the Isles. then invade Gaul, or Iberia, like I did. Iberia is better because its better for trading, i think.
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    Default Re: Brainstorming for a last Casse campaign

    Its one tough cookie though, I am there myself (Put an entire Lusotanan army to flight yesterday with my Belgae troops in less than 3 min, very proud) and I am finding the logistics of retraining my armies a nightmare, plus the Lusotanan are tough fighters and there are alot of them, but the same can be said for going to Gaul and running into the Sweboz.



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    Default Re: Brainstorming for a last Casse campaign

    Well thanks everyone for your suggestions and I decided to go for taking a continental province for every british one in the end. Its 258 and I have the 2 two belgae provinces to really unite my people and also the province north of my capital. The Guals aren't really expanding at all but they do have a lot of stacks and the Sweboz have expanded well and are now bordering me.

    I've kept my armies quiet weak with only basic warriors/skirmishers, one heavy infantry and only 2 long slingers/archers per so actually got defeated when I tried to take Angelsey (I'm no good at remembering province names) which was fun.

    Hopefully one of my allies will attack me soon and things can really get started as I am making far too much money for my liking at the moment.

    Anyway thanks for all your kind suggestions.

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    Good luck!



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