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    One of the Undutchables Member The Stranger's Avatar
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    Default Want a Challenge play the rebels.

    Dude they are awesome, you start with a lot of money but believe me you won't have it long. the best infantry unit you have are
    Naked Fanatics/Gaesatae
    but you can't train them. the best trainable unit are Hoplites. fairly reliable in the early game, but later on just cannonfodder.

    you have much cities, but there's no way you could hold on to them all. so you have to make a choise about wich cities you'll keep and build out. Oh btw did i mention that you can't build any barbarian unit.

    only these

    -militia hoplites
    -hoplites
    -peltasts
    -peasants
    -numidian skirmishers
    -sparabara
    -horse archers

    in the north you have 6 amazon chariots, use them to your benefit.

    (only with RTR)
    you control 9 eles in the start of the game, use them well. they are all in the far east.

    in the barbarian lands rebels will spawn fairly much, so make use of their ambush ability.

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    Default Re: Want a Challenge play the rebels.

    You can play rebels in RTR?!

    Cool!
    I think I have get that mod!
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    Default Re: Want a Challenge play the rebels.

    What he meant was that in RTR you have ele's in the east. I've been thinking about playing rebels for a while...
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    Default Re: Want a Challenge play the rebels.

    Quote Originally Posted by Emperor Umeu 1
    -sparabara
    what are those?
    Under construction...

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    Default Re: Want a Challenge play the rebels.

    You can play rebels with game editing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LegioXXXUlpiaVictrix
    what are those?
    In RTR those are the Eastern Infantry
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    Default Re: Want a Challenge play the rebels.

    Quote Originally Posted by Craterus
    You can play rebels with game editing.
    In the same way as you unlock the other unplayable factions?
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    Default Re: Want a Challenge play the rebels.

    Yes, the same way, you can play Senate too.

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    Default Re: Want a Challenge play the rebels.

    Already tried that. It`s full of bugs!
    Hopes that`s not the case with the rebels.
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    Default Re: Want a Challenge play the rebels.

    Well, apart from the weird fact you can gain cities through poor public order management instead of sieges, nothing else seems buggy about it. But I don't like the idea of controlling so many cities at the start :-D


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    Can you build spies/assassins as rebels? Would be nice to sabotage all the temples/law/entertainment buildings in a city and then put like 10 spies in it to make it revolt

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    Default Re: Want a Challenge play the rebels.

    Probably. I`ve trained diplomats.

    But if you don`t cheat and give yourself an obscene amount money, you won`t be able to train those agents before you have come long into the game `cause of the real bad economy the rebels have.
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    Default Re: Want a Challenge play the rebels.

    the only bug with Rebels is so far"you can't unload your ships without crashing the game" you can chage it in

    activision/RTW/data/world/maps/campaign/imperial campaign (the map for mods like RTR is different)

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    Amanuensis Member pezhetairoi's Avatar
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    Default Re: Want a Challenge play the rebels.

    how exactly do you change it?


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    Default Re: Want a Challenge play the rebels.

    what happens if one of your cities tries to rebel against you? Can they?
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    I have been meaning to play as the rebels, I guess I will try that now.
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    Default Re: Want a Challenge play the rebels.

    Quote Originally Posted by bubbanator
    what happens if one of your cities tries to rebel against you? Can they?
    LOL, good question.

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    Amanuensis Member pezhetairoi's Avatar
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    Default Re: Want a Challenge play the rebels.

    I expect they could... if you let them ;-) 'I think they want rather more than that... they've brought a flag.' XD XD


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    Default Re: Want a Challenge play the rebels.

    Quote Originally Posted by bubbanator
    what happens if one of your cities tries to rebel against you? Can they?
    No they can`t. That`s what`s so funny with `em!

    You don`t have to build a single temple to make `em happy, only focusing on the military.

    By the way Emperor, you forgot to add town militia to your list of trainable soldiers.
    Perhaps you even can train libyan spearmen, haven`t checked that out.
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    Default Re: Want a Challenge play the rebels.

    oh ofcourse. you can somehow change culture (only in RTR). i don't know how. but in my game i suddenly changed from helleni to roman culture adding

    velites
    roman militia
    hastati
    equites and maybe more

    also forgot to add ships, but you can only use them as a war navy


    for pezethairoi

    follow my instructions to get there and then

    change rebels from unplayable to playable faction

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    Quote Originally Posted by pezhetairoi
    Well, apart from the weird fact you can gain cities through poor public order management instead of sieges, nothing else seems buggy about it. But I don't like the idea of controlling so many cities at the start :-D
    don't worry, after a few turns you're down from 30/40 to 10. if you play it right, you put your soldier together (also peasants can be very useful) and put them in some "strongholds" you build out these cities and try too keep those. if i were you i wouldn't keep any city with the barbaric culture but make them ambush armies (cuz sofar i couldn't train any barbarian unit not even peasants)

    you also run out of money quick so plundering cities is the only option.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Conqueror
    Can you build spies/assassins as rebels? Would be nice to sabotage all the temples/law/entertainment buildings in a city and then put like 10 spies in it to make it revolt
    you can build spies and diplomats and i asume you can build assasins too.

    but i would look out cuz you run out of money quick so train them in the early game if you want them

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    Default Re: Want a Challenge play the rebels.

    some tips

    1. combine your forces into strong armies
    2. focus on military most
    3. make use of bridges and ambushes cuz the AI sucks there
    4. take advantage of you're overwhelming forces at the start
    5. make use of you special units (6 amazons and in RTR also 9 eles)
    6. use spies to cause a revolt in cities
    7. smile and sing the marsaillese

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