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    Hello everyone

    Someone on the RTR forum has got the BI demo and posted a few pics.

    Here's the link:

    http://www.rometotalrealism.com/phpb...2bd6795f152e4b

    Let me know if you have any problems.


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    cool!....but i think those hunnic steppe spearmen are a little unrealistic

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    That Schiltron formation looks very promising; the Lordz might be able to get a square formation out of that. Can't wait till I can't my hands on the code!

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    Too bad theres no statement on how the mechanics work. If I get ahold of the demo I'm going to do a suicidal charge head on into some spearmen. It also dawned on me why they only gave hannibal 3 or 4 bodyguards. Imagine 40 bodyguards rolling up on the Roman army, with the rest of your army behind you
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    It looks good, the night battles look very good, the shield wall looks like a circle type Phalanx which looks good as well. Theres a Celtic unit with a war hammer that look promising. Overall not bad at all. I'm going to go and pick one up i think

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    I thought the Schiltron formation was a round formation used by Scottisch pikemen. Now reading through the poster's review I read that the Schiltron is a running phalanx formation. Shieldwall is according to BKB the round formation which should have been a long straight formation. Am I messing it up or is the poster switching names?
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    It looks pretty cool the demo should be available to download soon, hopefully.
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    I think the shield wall is the first pic and it looks like a circular formation with spears protruding from all sides. Hopefully a formation like this will decrease the overpowered cavalry in the game.


    Schiltron formation doesn't sound to bad, as it would allow mobility with the Phalanx and is quite accurate as Schiltron formations were used by the Pictish Tribes especially when encountering horse warriors such as Strathclyde.

    I hope the reviewer might have it wrong as the first pic should be a Schiltron formation, a shield wall would have shields locked together and as DJ said in more of a line than a circle.
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    Wait! I messed up Razz

    The Spearmen have a default formation that LOOKS like the phalanx, but doesnt work like it. The Shiltcron(m?) is accurate
    Well lets hope it is different

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    It looks really good espacilly swimming and the shield wall
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    The 'schiltron' (the Scottish term was schiltrum) is an immobile formation for barbarian spearmen. Every stands in a circle, every spearpoint outwards to fend off cavalry attacks and as a result it has no flanks for enemy horsemen to exploit. This is good.

    The bad bit is that a unit in a schiltron is immobile, so it's a kind of passive-aggressive manouevre that can really cause problems if you don't have missile troops to counter it.

    We did use the term 'hedgehog' for this formation for quite a long time and considered having this as the 'official' in-game term for it, because the word is a very good description of what the unit is doing. On the other hand, given that CA's new owners are Sega, putting a hedgehog in the game might have sent the wrong signals, realism-wise.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Fishpants
    On the other hand, given that CA's new owners are Sega, putting a hedgehog in the game might have sent the wrong signals, realism-wise.
    Yes I have no doubt some paranoid gamer would have made a connection


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    Looks very good.
    A few hours and it is probably on a torrent file.
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    I say PC GAMER doesn`t have yet the DEMO...the guy is lying....why the demo isn`t on any official site?
    http://www.pcgamer.com/inthisissue.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coldfish
    I say PC GAMER doesn`t have yet the DEMO...the guy is lying....why the demo isn`t on any official site?
    http://www.pcgamer.com/inthisissue.html
    I don't think he is.
    I mean CA staff has been here and they didn't say anything so it must be true.
    It seems that subscribers gets the demo before the rest who will have to wait a couple of days or until someone makes a torrent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duke John
    That Schiltron formation looks very promising; the Lordz might be able to get a square formation out of that.
    Yup, as an immobile formation with no flanks, it sounds perfect. All you've got to do is square the circle.

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    Yup, as an immobile formation with no flanks, it sounds perfect. All you've got to do is square the circle.
    and pray it works with missile weapons. That didn't work with phalanx formation IIRC.
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    The thing I have been most curious about with the expansion pack was the symbols of western and eastern Roman Empires. It looks like CA chose the Chi Rho or I think itĺs also called a sigla. I think if this is the case, it is a good choice by CA. These are the first letters of the Greek word "XPICTOC, which means "Christ" and demonstrates the new religious influences over the sons of Rome. It took a lot of Catholic schooling to know that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coldfish
    I say PC GAMER doesn`t have yet the DEMO...the guy is lying....why the demo isn`t on any official site?
    http://www.pcgamer.com/inthisissue.html
    That's the USA version. The demo is in the UK PC Gamer.

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    www.pcgamer.co.uk ..the same shit

    i mean...hello!.....that guy is not the only one who is subscriber to PC GAMER magazine...why is just him only?....i have serious doubts about that demo...anyway...whatever...my opinion is less important
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coldfish
    www.pcgamer.co.uk ..the same shit

    i mean...hello!.....that guy is not the only one who is subscriber to PC GAMER magazine...why is just him only?
    Here is two others http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=29978

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    ummm....weird

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coldfish
    ummm....weird
    What's so wierd about it?

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    Am I the only one here who can't see that page? I happen to know that the RTR site is down, does that go for the forums as well?

    Edit: Don't worry, I found it via another link. I can see it now .
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    Coldfish, please watch the language. This is a family forum.

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    i cant open it, the link died

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    at least 3 persons who got the BI demo already....and none of them bothered to upload the game...i mean not all of us live in the UK to buy that magazine..oh well...we just have to wait...until CA bothers to release that demo on his own
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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Fishpants
    given that CA's new owners are Sega, putting a hedgehog in the game might have sent the wrong signals, realism-wise.
    Classic


    PC Gamer UK is in the shops on August 4th. As the dude says, subscribers get the mag a few days early. PCG UK get a lot of TW exclusives as one of CAs PR dudes, Ian Roxborough used to be a reviewer for them. I'm sure the demo will be on the CA website soon enough.
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    The original link is a dead link. Can someone get another one? I'd like to see the screenies.
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