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    Default What faction is your favorite?

    Simple poll.

    My fav gotta be The Seleucid Empire, since you got a huge selection of different units; elephants, pikes, legionares, cataphracts, companions and so on.

    Also, I wanted to find out if anyone deared come out of the cupboard and say Egypt.
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    Default Re: What faction is your favorite?

    I agree with you Viking. The Seleucid's rock. They are a Greeco-Persian Empire exactly like Alexander wanted to create. They even get legions too. My only problem with them is that they are a little slow to get started and that often leads to them being swamped by the Egyptians (who are fast) when the AI is in control. If they developed faster, then when playing another faction they would be a real pain.
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    Either Germania, because of the cool units and the nice 'ancenstral feeling' or the Romans, because they seem to be the ultimate war-machine and empire buiders. Since I can only vote once, I'll vote for Germania.

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    Default Re: What faction is your favorite?

    GREECE, NIKE GRAECO hoplites, hoplites and more hoplites

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    Default Re: What faction is your favorite?

    Pontus! Pontus! Pontus!

    they rule

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    Yeah, Pontus have many unique units, like the Cappadocians.
    I`m looking forward to test `em out.

    The only thing I miss though, is the upgrade of the bodyguard unit.
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    Default Re: What faction is your favorite?

    seleucid empire, like the early game, the units, and like to beat up the Egyptians

    PS : did you leave out Armenia on purpose ?
    Last edited by Dutch_guy; 05-03-2005 at 15:53.
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    Carthage but only because i couldnt put down more than one. If i could have more than one it would be Carthage, Thrace, Greek cities, and selucid emire. Also parthia.


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    Default Re: What faction is your favorite?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dutch_guy
    PS : did you leave out Armenia on purpose ?

    Not a bad word about Armenia!

    I just took a couple of the unplayable factions in the poll(Spain and Scythia), and added them mostly random. I did not add all the unpl. factions to the list to not make it too long, perhaps I should?
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    Default Re: What faction is your favorite?

    It's your poll Viking
    an option for unplayable factions is ok too
    just thought I'd let you know , if you forgot about Armenia I cna;t let that happen


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    Great poll! I am just wondering what to play next!

    My favorite is Germania. Cool units, challenging in the beginning, immidiatelly enemies nearby; big final in Rome;

    Julii are to simple, Carthage is fun, but once you landed in Italy it is over.

    Egypt is boring. Too much money!

    Scythia is great too. To me very challenging, bad economy and only HA. But now I want to have some man's fight!

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    I don't really think I can vote but I'll say Scythia because I'm a cavalry commander and they've been a pretty fun faction so far into my campaign with them.

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    Carthage all the way but as Franconia said,once you land in Italy and get a city there it is all over.I sometimes wish the AI would let the Romans ignore me for a while so i can expand in a different direction.
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    Default Re: What faction is your favorite?

    Quote Originally Posted by Franconicus
    Great poll! I am just wondering what to play next!
    Thanks!

    You should try Parthia; bad economy HA`s, cataphracts, elephants, and some cool cataphract camels.

    Also you got some terrible neighbours, like the CA`s from Armenia.
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    I like the germanians there axemen can really tear you up if you don't got anything to stop them but they have poorly armor.
    They have great army but there econemy is so-so.
    so it can be a little challenging but once you go as far as 210 bc your pretty much good.
    but watch out for brittania and the gauls, may be neighbors but also your enemy.

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    Default Re: What faction is your favorite?

    Welcome to the .org trarii!

    Those german Axemen are great!

    It would be nice if junior members like trarii who are not allowed to vote, could post below.
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    Default Re: What faction is your favorite?

    My favorite factions are the Greeks, Seleucids, Parthians and Carthage. All of them begins as rather weak and harassed factions, and there are few things as satisfying in this game than to finally defeat those backstabbing egyptians and the "oh-but-we-don't-like-diplomacy-and-ceasefire" romans.
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    brutii power!

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    No gah?

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    Default Re: What faction is your favorite?

    Its gotta be Carthage. Start with a few scattered colonies and have to forge an empire. But I do agree that once you take Italy (and you can very early in the game with Carthage) the biggest threat is out of the way. However, if you sit back and watch for a while after you kill the Romans. Odd things begin happening in barbarian country...
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    Default Re: What faction is your favorite?

    I like Germania and the way they have to rush en masse somewhere before their economy collapses. It's so authentic, like the old Helvetii invasions. That, and the fact that they're the only barbarian faction with good starter phalanxes that can pwn anything on their borders whether offensive or defensive. And the axemen, ohh the axemen...


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    Default Re: What faction is your favorite?

    Germania, because Chosen Archers only take one turn to build, unlike the Archer Warbands of Gaul.

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    Default Re: What faction is your favorite?

    Currently, the Brutii. I like infantry and pila units are just way too much fun to use. I like the balance in the early Roman armies. Hastati and Principe and such.

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    Pontus!

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    Default Re: What faction is your favorite?

    What is so great about Seleucids?

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    Default Re: What faction is your favorite?

    Quote Originally Posted by Franconicus
    What is so great about Seleucids?
    great economie and well probably the most diverse unit roster in the game.
    from legionaries to cataphracts.
    only bad thing is that they have a strong egypt on their back right from the start.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Viking
    ...Also, I wanted to find out if anyone deared come out of the cupboard and say Egypt.
    Egypt!

    Although RTW is the wrong scene for this uber-civ. I“ve been studying egyptology now for well over 15 years so I“m passionate about them. In RTW however they“re no longer Egypt so my vote goes to any of the Romans (after the Marian reform).

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    My favorite faction has to be Macedonia. i just love th idea of taking a a old super power and restoring its power.

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    Quote Originally Posted by evil_maniac from mars
    No gah?
    Nope...

    Quote Originally Posted by PseRamesses
    Egypt!

    Although RTW is the wrong scene for this uber-civ. I“ve been studying egyptology now for well over 15 years so I“m passionate about them. In RTW however they“re no longer Egypt so my vote goes to any of the Romans (after the Marian reform).
    I still don`t think anyone will admit that Egypt is their favourite faction in the game!

    What Egypt was like in real life though, I don`t know.
    Some says that Egypt is historically inaccurate(or something like that), how would you like Egypt to be in RTW?
    You probably knows more about Egypt than any other person at these forums!
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    Default Re: What faction is your favorite?

    Quote Originally Posted by Viking
    Nope...



    I still don`t think anyone will admit that Egypt is their favourite faction in the game!

    What Egypt was like in real life though, I don`t know.
    Some says that Egypt is historically inaccurate(or something like that), how would you like Egypt to be in RTW?
    You probably knows more about Egypt than any other person at these forums!
    Well, the Egypt in RTW is egypt under the Ptolematic era, and it was more or less a greek state, the royal family where greeks, the architecture greek, cultural ideals greek... etc, etc.

    The classical egyptian nation ceased to exist when Alexander the Great conquered Egypt, although the decline had already been going on for some time.

    And I think the main reason people don't really like playing the Egyptians (or Ptolemys as they are known in some patches and mods) is because they aren't that interesting or funny. And they have far to much civil unrest.
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