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    . Hi. the org.
    this is the first thread ive started as a .org member.

    And i was just wondering what was the strangest battle the other members have had.
    This could be because of ,location ,units , a seige, whatever

    I had a very strange battle envolving a 600 strong Bruttii army vs 400 or so Pontus chariots.

    Maybe other users have experianced a similar battle and didnt find it so strange , but i was so used to facing well balanced opposing armies , that i found it difficult beating the chariot army, as my army was based around cohorts and had little cavalry so the pontus chariots could encirle me very easily , as i lacked any mobility

    so what have other users experianced as strange/ unusual battle?
    or have others experianced one simlilar to mine ? and how they coped with it?
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    the strangest, must have been on a bridge. neither side of the army could cross it. i won the battle cuz i defended

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    A river battle where both sides were on opposite sides of the river, with no bridge, and no units capable of crossing. I eventually won because I was using Forester Warbands. I didnt need to cross.

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    That seem to be right with the chariots beating your cohort, my strangest battle is that I made up a legion entirely of horse man cavalry of all types that I can recruit even mercenary too. Anyway been rumble in spain and other place because they are fast, they won't quite a lot of battle for me though :)
    Once they beat an entire army of spain with more then 2500+ it is two combine into one.
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    Bridge battle as well, bit of a trend here. I was on one side with phalanxes, legionaries, Companions and Cataphracts as the Seluecids. My enemy attacked from both sides. I had to use some of my phalanxes as fast response units by taking them out of phalanx. Oh yeah the enemy also used two onagers which was a rare treat, they butchered my bridge phalanxes. But I eventually won.
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    I had a strange battle, actually it was an idiotic/drunken battle on my part.

    I had a scythed chariot army roaming around my provinces cleaning up rebels. Met a sizeable reb army on a bridge. Well, to make a long story short, I went though a six-pack and more by that time, and dumbass me ordered all my chariots to charge across the bridge.

    To my chagrin they all fell off the bridge and died. Whats wrong with these chariot drivers, I coulda drove across that bridge in the drunken state that I was in at the time.

    And the reason I didn't order my chariots to stop crossing the bridge was because I passed out halfway through the battle and woke up to a "crushing defeat" and half-forgot how I got it

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    A protracted siege type thing in RTR, every turn I assaulted a Macedonian town, complete with full stack garrison. I had a ballista unit, some merc sarmation cavalry and a few peltasts and archers. I'd wander up to the walls, sling all my assorted missiles over, then retreat to the ships. Took me several turns, but I got my town back - without having to send in an army.
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    Faction leaders defeating a 20 stack army all by himself
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    Bridge battles.
    Sometimes soldiers go into water and get themselves sunk , and they do it not when routing , but just during a fight - for their own fun , I guess!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kekvitirae
    A river battle where both sides were on opposite sides of the river, with no bridge, and no units capable of crossing. I eventually won because I was using Forester Warbands. I didnt need to cross.
    huh sounds like mine, was it in spain

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    The Gauls had my Julii faction heir besieged in Massilia. I sent a relief army to attack the Gauls, but they had reinforcements of their own. This led to my relief army facing the Gallic besiegers across a bridge. The Massilia garrison was coming up behind them, while their reinforcements were coming up behind me! I had to fight my way across the bridge against the Gallic right wing while the AI garrison dealt with the rest of them; fortunately the faction heir was a 10-star attacker and routed the Gauls easily. I then had to wheel my tired troops about and fight my way back across the bridge to recapture my original starting point! It was a bit hectic, but victory was total.

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    wow

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    Probably when I was really bored, I built a full stack of pigs and had them face 2 warbands. Needless to say, I lost, bad, but it was entertaining while it lasted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vastator
    The Gauls had my Julii faction heir besieged in Massilia. I sent a relief army to attack the Gauls, but they had reinforcements of their own. This led to my relief army facing the Gallic besiegers across a bridge. The Massilia garrison was coming up behind them, while their reinforcements were coming up behind me! I had to fight my way across the bridge against the Gallic right wing while the AI garrison dealt with the rest of them; fortunately the faction heir was a 10-star attacker and routed the Gauls easily. I then had to wheel my tired troops about and fight my way back across the bridge to recapture my original starting point! It was a bit hectic, but victory was total.

    I had that exact same battle setup, except that the Gauls defending the bridge decided they wanted to fight in the nearby woods, so they sprinted for the woods and my AI reinforcements crushed them (without losing their general). All I had to do was defeat the Gaul reinforcements coming up behind me.
    It was quite disappointing as I was expecting an epic bridge battle.

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    ...a Julii-Germanic battle involving 7 units of hastati, 2 generals and 2 Equites, against, to my complete surprise, one spear warband and 12 of screeching women, god knows for what. Took them apart like a wind through dead leaves.


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    i had one strange battle. the battle actually wasn't that weird. the weird thing was my wall suddenly had a hole in it, while it was intact before the siege started. it was to be a slaughter (it eventually was) cuz i had 10 foresters, 5 chosen swords and a king and heir. my chosens and generals holded of 3000 soldiers bfore breaking, the foresters that just arived, held of the rest

    it was 1800 vs 6500. i had 800 casualties and i killed 4500 men

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    Quote Originally Posted by Emperor Umeu 1
    the weird thing was my wall suddenly had a hole in it, while it was intact before the siege started.
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    no, the hole was in it before the battle started but i didn't noticed. they had no soldiers on that side, but move them to it when i started the battle

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    Sending the Greek Faction leader to attack Corinth all by himself. He wins against the sally force of 3 phalanx, 1 archer, 2 lancers (and after charging through the boiling oil. Flanking a phalanx using only one unit was very strange.

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    1500 legionaries vs 4500 power peasants (gold chevs and gold upgrades) it ends in 4500 kills vs 10 casualties (note i had silver chev veterans) pretty unusual

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    Playing as the Greeks I captured Londinium, which had big stone walls at the time. I left 2 armoured hoplite unites and my siege units behind and took the other units further into the UK, when an enemy force that had been hiding in the woods attacked Londinium. I used the onagers to blast a hole in my own walls and finish off the attackers. Fire onagers are effective against a packed crowd trying to storm through a hole in the wall :D

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    you can blast holes in your own walls? i didn't know that...how?


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    i had 2 groups of peasants in a city and the opponent who was besieging had a full army of cohorts and cavalry plus reinforcements. there was a hole in the wall so i set my 2 peasants up there, the enemy immediately ran into the hole in the wall but as they came in they routed and it happened with every single one of them. and they didn't stop routing and ran all the way off the map.
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    I had a battle in Eygpt where they had a various mixture of troops and calv that was around 700 strong, compaired to my 80 men as the romans. After 20 minutes of sitting around and nobody moving, they walked off the map and I won.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pezhetairoi
    you can blast holes in your own walls? i didn't know that...how?
    Aim for an opponent close to the walls. If your onagers miss enough shots you'll shoot a hole in the wall.

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    ...ooh. That's pretty rough... O_o


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    Quote Originally Posted by vastator
    The Gauls had my Julii faction heir besieged in Massilia. I sent a relief army to attack the Gauls, but they had reinforcements of their own. This led to my relief army facing the Gallic besiegers across a bridge. The Massilia garrison was coming up behind them, while their reinforcements were coming up behind me! I had to fight my way across the bridge against the Gallic right wing while the AI garrison dealt with the rest of them; fortunately the faction heir was a 10-star attacker and routed the Gauls easily. I then had to wheel my tired troops about and fight my way back across the bridge to recapture my original starting point! It was a bit hectic, but victory was total.
    Massila seems weird.

    As the Julii I sent a small force of Two generals, velite, and three Hastatii to capture Massila so I could build a fort to keep Gauls out of my turf. My movement meter stopped short of Massila(Needed to capture it first) so the next turn a group of Gauls attacked me. No biggy, mostly light warbands, easy prey for my Generals. After that battle another small army led by a general attacked me(Still same turn) but before that the AI parked a general himself(Just him) next to my flank and attacked. Again, I had two generals so I used my velite in unison with them to kill the flanking general. They did it fast enough to help my main force deal with the other threat. Right after that battle then ANOTHER Gaul army attacked me, again similar army layout. After that one ANOTHER Gaul army led by a general attacked. This repeated like 2 more times. They just kept coming! SEnding wave after wave after me. By the time I was done I had lost nearly over half of my army but the Massila garrison which also came out to attack me was wasted and so abandoned so all I had to do was move in to take over and quickly built a fort on the bridge into Gaul......and I did it fast enough before yet ANOTHER FREAKIN Gaullic army moved in.

    Where does the AI get all of these critters?

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    My strangest battle has to be:

    Me (Scipii): 1 unit of Arcanes and 1 inexperienced general
    Senate: 3 units of assorted heavy infantry (principes or so)
    Ground: largely open and flat, with a wheatfield at one end.
    Game: RTW 1.2 unmodded, unit size small.

    This was a long, slow cat-and-mouse. I'd saved before first-time round, and got comprehensively routed when I tried to take all three enemy units head-on. So I reloaded and tried again.... and again. Third-time lucky.

    The successful strategy relied on my units being faster, and the AI being thick. It involved hiding the Arcani somewhere, and using the cavalry to tempt one or two infantry units away - i.e. divide and conquer. The AI would usually head for the Arcani, one or two units would get distracted by the cavalry, the Arcani would pop up and say 'Boo!' to the isolated unit, and (with careful timing) the cavalry would smack them in the back of the head. Then I just had to try and finish that unit off before the other infantry caught up. And then start again; and finish it all with the clock ticking.

    OK, so I cheated with the reloads, but it was great fun, and very different from the usual frenetic-paced battle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oaty
    Faction leaders defeating a 20 stack army all by himself

    woah: oaty that seems the strangest battle ive ever seen or heard.
    could i have more details what faction was the leader from and what were the numbers involved .
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    My strangest battle: Seleucids (me) vs Julii in Croton (or was it Tarentum?). I had 2 archers, 2 cataphracts and 16 peasants. Julii had a full stack of mostly legionaries and pre-Marian leftover troops. But they also had praetorian cohorts. They seiged the city and built Tower and ladders. I placed my archers and lots of peasants on the walls, while keeping my cataphracts on the street near the gatehouse. My archers burned the siege tower with fire arrows but a praetorian cohort gets ladders set and start climbing. I quickly get my archers down from the walls. The praetorians, as expected, begin murdering my peasants in the hundreds. My archers shoot them from the street level (never mind the friendly fire, those peasants are dead one way or the other anyway...)

    The praetorians fight their way to the gatehouse and all the other romans gathered near the gate rush in all at once. As soon as the first few step through the gate, my cataphracts charge them. The fight becomes a standstill as my cats with their AP maces are giving the romans (now all mixed into a chaotic flowing mass by the gate) a good whacking. I notice that the praetorians are still fighting my peasants and they have now moved past the gatehouse. I quickly exploit this opportunity and send a reserved peasant unit to capture the gates. What happens then is that the burning oil starts working again, and the romans packed by the gate begin dying horribly. After a few hot showers they have suffered immense casualties and the gate closes, so I can pull back my cats and let them rest. Then I send every single remaining pesants after the praetorians. The walls are painted red in peasant blood but the praetorians are eventually destroyed. Then I send my cats out to rout the remaining romans.

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