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    Default Favorite EB Faction!

    I'm sure this has been done before, but as I haven't posted in awhile, I've decided to make it happen all over again.

    Personally, I'm a fan of the Greek Successor States, but since I need to pick one, I guess Bactria is my choice. Either its cause their colour is blue, their geography is cool, or it looks like I could do some nice things with them. Although, all of the above sounds abour right.

    So, what's you're favorite EB faction?

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    Arbeit macht fleisch Member ScionTheWorm's Avatar
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    I think it has to be Pontos. They really have my favourite units and have a fierce starting position.

    Bactria is my favourite faction when it comes to looks, i think all those units are extremely beautiful. May become my favourite faction, I also fell for the blue color.

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    in vanilla rtw it's carthage.

    in EB.. hard to say. probably the tsorim, and aedui.. and swębōz..

    but i agree, the bactrians are probably the prettiest.
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    Cant wait for Bactria.

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    My favourite faction in Vanilla - Rome - has yet to be previewed, so I can't say for sure, but of those we've been shown, Makedonia is my favourite (I just finished "Alexander the Great" by Robin Lane Fox ).
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    My favourite so far looks to be the sweboz. Nice central location for European domination. The Seleucids... they look enviable, but given their size I have doubts about whether the team can prevent them from being fundamentally overpowered.


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    Quote Originally Posted by pezhetairoi
    My favourite so far looks to be the sweboz. Nice central location for European domination. The Seleucids... they look enviable, but given their size I have doubts about whether the team can prevent them from being fundamentally overpowered.
    big size hurts it, rebellion, many enemies, and a long way to transport troops.

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    From the ones previewed so far, I like Tsorim and Bactria most. The former would be nice choise for naval domination of the Med and warring with big powers like Ptolemies. The latter has nice units and a very interesting starting position

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    Baktrix ruleessss!!!!!!!!!
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    Certainly the Aedui with their varied units and a good challenge when trying to unite the Celtic people. Tsorim also looks good.
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    Most probably the romans, at the moment Tsorim or Baktria

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    Quote Originally Posted by deathtoallhumans
    Baktrix ruleessss!!!!!!!!!
    heyheyhey mind you, you're blaspheming! xP It's Bartix, not Baktrix, may Abokasee save your soul!

    But yeah thank Atlantis, I see the Seleucid problem now. Interesting that right at the start the Seleucids are going to get their eastern rump wiped out.


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    The Eleutheroi!

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    Alright, it's not the best song of rebellion, but it's the only one I can think of at the moment. Anyway, you (hopefully) get the point.

    Edit: seriously, when EB is released, can someone release a patch- official or not, it doesn't matter- to make the rebels playable? I would do it myself, but I can't mod worth a damn.
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    Default Re: Favorite EB Faction!

    To play as the rebels you have to bump one of the playable factions i believe, but it is really an easy fix.

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    IN MTW you just typed in a cheat and you were rebels. It was reallly boring though.

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    Baktria looks cool, but I may also go for the Casse or Aedui first too. All factions are really good looking, though I don't know if I'll play any of the Successor States at first.

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    I might go for a more cavalry military like Parthia. Although, many of the Greek successors have nice cavalry and infantry, like Baktria, I think. I could always take over half the Seleucid Empire instead of letting the Parthians get the pleasure.

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    As someone who has been playing them, the Casse are sorta fun and are a good faction to play while wanting to see what the "mainlanders" are doing on their own. Of course I'm partial to Baktria and Pontos, and the "GreekCities" too, among others.

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    From the moment I saw the Baktrian preview I knew I had to get EB!

    They got Immensely cool units, and I want that blue colour to be all over the map
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    "BLUE POWER! BLUE POWER! BLUE POWER! Baktria shall rise again!!!"

    I had to.

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    Aedui and Swębōz

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    Parthians and Sarmatians. Though Baktria is quite fun as well.

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    The Sweboz and Auedi in a dead tie for me
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    The Aedui are just the right size and have an interesting starting setup and family, with the possibility for some new traits. They were the first faction I tested with, and I've had a lot of fun with them.

    I like the Greeks for similar reasons (except being the first I played, lol).

    Swębōz and Baktria have some challenging battles right off the bat. If you like a lot of fighting, you should enjoy them.

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    The Sauromatae look interesting to play as.

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    Baktria, Sweboz & Pontos for me. And of course Arche Seleukeia.
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    baktria or macedon/seleucids. still looking for a faction with: good phalanx, flexible assault unit, good peltast, good cav. seem to have found them.
    but i shoudl add that barbarians are lookign very good.
    hell, i'm turning on "short" campaign and play them all! just hope EB will release teh beta before my holidays end...

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    My current favourite is the Tsorim. They're versatile (well most of the factions are) and got very nice units.
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    the greeks and makedonia are quite fun you begin fighting alredy in te first turn. I also liked playing Baktria and Aedui.
    hmmm....but my favourite would be...makedon

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    In any case the barbarian factions look far more appealing now than in the orginal RTW, due to a proper treatment of their armies and not simply generic swordsmen or various stereotypical units. In this regard the EB are certainly achieving their goals.
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