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    SOLVE LORA INFERNIS Member Shrapnel's Avatar
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    So, wishes for the upcoming expansion pack? Also it should have a preview of the net Total War in it! And so what wuld everyone like for the next Totalwar?

    I personally would like a Napoleoinc Total War, I think that would be cool. But that's just me.

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    OH NO!! someone from ZURICH!!!

    *logs out immediately, never to return*



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    It's ok, i'm not swiss, i'm British. All the swiss are wierd. I just live in Zürich.



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    The upcoming expansion pack will indeed be Barbarian Invasions. I beleave it' been confirmed. Damn swiss!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shrapnel
    It's ok, i'm not swiss, i'm British. All the swiss are wierd. I just live in Zürich.

    i'm british too, i just HAD to say something like that, because of this stupid rivalry.
    i will probably be going to Zurich this weekend actually! to celebrate my birthday, better parties up your end! (NO... not THAT END!!)

    and the swiss ARE weird, yes.

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    There's a rivlary between Britain and Switzerland? That is wierd. I thought you Britons hated the French more than anyone. As for the swiss, I thought they just hated everybody.

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    Actually, I think the rivalry is between Zürich and Basel..
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    Default Barbarian Invasion - PCGAMERUK

    Info on Barbarian Invasion From PCGAMERUK

    - Not here until the autumn
    - Set as Rome begins to fall 363AD
    - Mini campaign that should only last 20 hours
    - Ten factions to play as
    - Each faction has their own objective
    - Three factions mentioned:
    ...- Saxons who must invade and take Britain while Rome retreats
    ...- Huns (no objective given)
    ...- Rome (no objective given)
    - Can choose to wait to attack at night if you are the army attacking
    - Light troops can swim across rivers but will be dangerously exposed and tired upon exit
    - And Romans can build elephants

    Oh and there is a really disturbing picture of a unit of priests with clubs. I'm not entirely sure if that is particulary historical. (But the Saxons look incredible).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Byzantine Prince
    The upcoming expansion pack will indeed be Barbarian Invasions. I beleave it' been confirmed. Damn swiss!
    oh now you're not a hippiefobic any more mister starts to hate swiss

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    Default Re: Barbarian Invasion - PCGAMERUK

    Quote Originally Posted by Foot
    Info on Barbarian Invasion From PCGAMERUK

    - Not here until the autumn
    - Set as Rome begins to fall 363AD
    - Mini campaign that should only last 20 hours
    - Ten factions to play as
    - Each faction has their own objective
    - Three factions mentioned:
    ...- Saxons who must invade and take Britain while Rome retreats
    ...- Huns (no objective given)
    ...- Rome (no objective given)
    - Can choose to wait to attack at night if you are the army attacking
    - Light troops can swim across rivers but will be dangerously exposed and tired upon exit
    - And Romans can build elephants

    Oh and there is a really disturbing picture of a unit of priests with clubs. I'm not entirely sure if that is particulary historical. (But the Saxons look incredible).

    Sounds fab. can you post the screens please?

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    I was rather hoping they'd do a expack set in the late empire. If it starts in 363 AD, hopefully it will have the Eastern and Western Empire in it, plus the Sassanids. I have a question for the history buffs here- what sort of troops did the Romans use att hat stage? I heard their infantry equipment was rather different to that of the legionaries in the era R: TW covers.

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    They were moving out of using infantry altogether, towards using auxilia and mercenary cavalry, especially after Adrianople.
    Seeing as the game is supposedly started at the year of the Great Split, I'd say there will definitely going to be two empires.
    Too bad I won't be able to play as Julian, my favourite emperor... I think that will be the first thing I mod :)
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    Looks good, but not worth 35 dollars. Maybe it will start looking better at E3
    Last edited by Mongoose; 05-12-2005 at 17:09. Reason: Corrected a mistake

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    I have a question for the history buffs here- what sort of troops did the Romans use att hat stage? I heard their infantry equipment was rather different to that of the legionaries in the era R: TW covers.
    Yeah, armament and organization changed a lot after Constantine. Roman Empire soldiers from the era had a strong medieval taste, and the use of barbarian client troops was the rule. You should see no more lorica segmentata around there...

    Oh and there is a really disturbing picture of a unit of priests with clubs. I'm not entirely sure if that is particulary historical.
    Agh!

    Too bad I won't be able to play as Julian, my favourite emperor...
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    Ah, but by 363 there was already a difference between East and West... East using armies that were increasingly more alike to those of their Sassanid neighbors.

    Man, I can't wait until we can take this expansion to historical accurateness. The Sassanid Persians are my favorite historical subject!



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    Wow.. Seems like the Exp will indeed suck, just like I predicted.. Shame, really..
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    It will supposedly release limit on faction numbers. That's all we need to make it NOT suck :D
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    Imagine the joy we could implement with increased faction numbers. There are so many factions worth adding I could almost cry. Just hope they raise the model limit too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eadingas
    It will supposedly release limit on faction numbers. That's all we need to make it NOT suck :D
    Well if this is the case that opens up a whole slew of options for modders. They can finally implement true 'minor factions' in the game such as single province city states, minor kingdoms, tribes and the like.

    Increasing or doing away with the faction limit would be great but my biggest concern for RTW:BI is whether CA has taken great pains to improve the strategic and tactical AI, especially the latter.

    But where did you hear/read this? Linkage man! I demand linkage!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Furious Mental
    I was rather hoping they'd do a expack set in the late empire. If it starts in 363 AD, hopefully it will have the Eastern and Western Empire in it, plus the Sassanids. I have a question for the history buffs here- what sort of troops did the Romans use att hat stage? I heard their infantry equipment was rather different to that of the legionaries in the era R: TW covers.
    THE EAST and WEST ROMAN EMPIRE wil be in it, as are the sassanids. look at the Colloseum for more info

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    Thanks for the heads up.

    Crossbows?

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    These are the screenies from the magazines DVD.

    As for linkage, I can't link to a paper-based publication. But it was the UK edition of PCGAMER, and the June Issue I believe (the latest one anyway).
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    Are these chariots with ballistae on them??
    And..um... the holy order of Christ's Clubmen?
    Weird...
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    Quote Originally Posted by eadingas
    Are these chariots with ballistae on them??
    And..um... the holy order of Christ's Clubmen?
    Weird...

    Havent you seen Constantine? They are exorcists.... or something...
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    You mean Constantine the Great? ;)
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    Quote Originally Posted by eadingas
    You mean Constantine the Great? ;)

    No, Keanu Reeve´s film Constantine.
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    I realized that... tried a bad pun there...
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    I think I will need a better computer to take full advantage of this. Is it just me or do some of the skins (like the germanic? one - the second pic) look really nice?

    And I can see the need for an EB mod of this already.

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    Don't you remember preview screens for RTW? They were heavens better than anything you could produce in actual RTW on even best machine. I suspect the same here... notice how they use everywhere flaming arrows, flaming missiles, etc. all to inspire a sense of awe and divert our attention from things like those weird peasants with pitchforks in the siege picture...
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    yeah, just lik those damn revieuwists:"the great engine of RTW can pump out a great 100,000 units" or "this is a deep strategic game that is not fo rthe simple minded"

    i think everybody who is becoming a paid revieuwer should first take an IQ test...

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