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    Im curious, i have the mod from 0.72, and i played it a lot, now i noticed there are some faction i never played, and i never tryed too, why? well, i dont know, but im curious to know other experienced player faction that they haven't played yet.

    here's mine:
    Ptolemaioi: total 0 minutes spent.
    Baktria: 0
    Seleucids: 0
    Makedonia: 0
    Epeiros: 0
    Getai: few turns
    Arverni: few turns but played Aedui a lot.
    Casse: few turns.
    Saba:very few turns
    Armenia:very few turns

    from the list ive understood, im not so fascinated by the successors (now that i think on, the faction that i never thought to play in EB, neither in RTW, neither in other mods, was Makedonia, really it has the smallest appeal on me, cant say why, the second faction on the list of the smallest appeal is Ptolemaioi i have to say)
    while im more a Easterns/Latin/Nomads/Barbarian/KH/Semitic kind of guy...

    just curious on others players' list, you can discover somethink about yourself!

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    i play Romans Carthage and the Hellenistics. eastern and "barbarian" factions dont interest me they dont fit my battle tactics
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    Default Re: what are the faction you never played so far?

    Ptolemaioi was a very fun game for me in 0.74, aside from the Sand War with Carthage. With the Saba now I imagine it would be even more of a challenge. There is a lot of territory to cover so you really need to strategize turns ahead of time and figure out what you're willing to lose if it comes down to that.

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    Default Re: what are the faction you never played so far?

    Getai, Getai and only Getai. I love their mix of troops. I dont ever spend any time playing another faction, even when I am researching for EBCIV!

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    Default Re: what are the faction you never played so far?

    Pahlav, Carthage, and most of the Successors . I've played them but never more than a few (10-80) turns. Barbarians and some of the eastern kingdoms really fit my style of warfare .
    Last edited by Matic; 06-08-2007 at 18:15.

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    Default Re: what are the faction you never played so far?

    I only played Romans, Casse and Sauromatae (completed a campaign with the Casse and will complete my Sauromatae one in the coming weeks, the Romani one ended in ~200 with a CTD in 0.8). Tried the Lusitans but after playing the Casse I got lured by the steppes. I\m waiting for 1.0 to play a great Getai campaign.
    I never found the Greek factions or the Successors interesting so far, I find phalanx vs phalanx warfare boring, but I will play a campaign with one of them in 0.9 which will hopefully be released in July (just a hunch).

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    Strange, me too think the successors a bit boring, but not the KH, that i played really a lot (in 0.74), pheraphs because it has not uber phalanx? (anyway in my case, it is somehtink more related with the appeal it has on me, not related with the game mechanics)

    Me too i have planned to start a getai campaign in the 1.0

    it happens to me that every new EB build, i restart a new campaign from one of the same 4/5 favorite factions... and i dont go to see what's new in some of the other factions... pheraphs it is the mod that is too huge...

    Usually as it appear a new version of the mod, the first think i go to check, is if there is somethink new to Chartage, Pahlav, Rome, Sauromate, Lusitania, Gauls or KH and then start a new campaign with one of the 4/5 favorite factions.

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    Default Re: what are the faction you never played so far?

    Only played the Romans so far. And I dont want to play with any other as long as i havent finished the roman campaign.
    I like to conquer.



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    Default Re: what are the faction you never played so far?

    Seleukids: campaign in 0.80.
    Baktria: campaigns in 0.80, 0.81
    Pahlava: a couple of turns only.
    Armenia: never.
    Pontos: never.
    Ptolemies: campaign in 0.80
    Saba: couple of turns.
    Epeiros: about 60 turns.
    KH: campaign in 0.80
    Makedon: campaign in 0.80
    Getai: campaign in 0.81a, almost completed, dead because of persistent CTDs.
    Sweboz: never
    Casse: never
    Aedui & Averni: couple of turns
    Lusotannan: half a campaign
    Carthies: never
    Roman: campaign in 0.80 and 0.81av2.

    Next campaign will be a Sauro campaign. Had enough of the "civilized" factions.

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    Default Re: what are the faction you never played so far?

    I have never played any of the nomad factions including Pahlava.
    Roma, Koinon, Baktria, Karthadastim and the barbarians ai ave played only abit
    i almost entirely played Makedonian Campaigns since the relase of 0.72.

    I want to play the Lusotanann next, I really like their units.


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    Default Re: what are the faction you never played so far?

    I haven´t play:
    Saka
    Pahlava
    Sauromatae
    I have started and new campaign it Baktria they are my favorite faction.
    My last as end at CTD,

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    Default Re: what are the faction you never played so far?

    The ones I haven't played as yet:
    Saka and saba (only for a few turns).

    I guess I'm almost there.

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    Default Re: what are the faction you never played so far?

    hmmm haven't played any of the eastern factions yet. the whole horsearcher action is not my thing, although I have to admit I use them more often now as support than I did before.

    Mainly played the Romans, atm playing a campaign with Makedonia and I have to say I like it. Had some tough fighting until I controlled Greece and Southern Italy. I'm now at peace with the Romans and started to expand into Asia Minor. The Seleukides send REALLY good stacks at me with all the best units they can gather and I'm having some great battles.

    Waiting for 1.0 to play with Pontus and I'd like to try Armenia as well later on.

    Started a campaign with the Ptolies but got bored pretty soon, same with the AS.

    The barbarians and KH don't attract me at all, don't know why actually, not that they are not great factions but I just don't feel like playing with them.
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    Default Re: what are the faction you never played so far?

    The ones I haven't played yet: Any faction on the east side of Epeiros with the exception of Baktria once. Every faction on the west side of Epeiros has had a go at least once.

    I would like to play as the Ptolemaioi some time too, but I just can't deal with their campaign map UI. I'm too lazy to change back to the old vanilla style too, so I guess I'll just have to blame myself. I just pray that Saba doesn't use the same, so that I can play them with no harm when my computer works again.

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    Default Re: what are the faction you never played so far?

    I've played with Casse, Aedui, Arvernii, Sweboz, Carthage, Romans, Epirus, Macedon, KH, Seleucids, Ptolemaics, Parthia, Bactria and Saka. Still missing Lusotania, Getai, Sarmatia, Pontus, Hayasdan and Saba. Pretty obvious to say I have never gotten past 190bc.

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    Default Re: what are the faction you never played so far?

    Factions I have not yet played.
    - Aedui
    -Averni
    -Casse
    - Lusitann
    -Samauratae
    For some reason I can not seem to play as barbarians.

    I usually play with one of the Successor Kingdoms. I played too much as Rome in other mods so usually for EB I go with Seleucid, Makedon, Pahlava, Hayasdan, Baktra, and Epiros. But my favorite is Seleuceia.

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    Default AW: what are the faction you never played so far?

    My first campaign was with Casse (for testing), and it lasted one evening or two years - I was destroyed by the rebels. Then I started a Roman campaign, which lastes until 250 BC, then I got bored. Now I'm playing Makedonia (anyone who didn't notice it yet?) since EVER and it's 209 BC now, and every turn takes ages. But I have to say I really love their troop selection. It's just working perfect for me.

    What I most likely won't play are:

    Koinon Greeks. They never had much appeal for me. Always sticking in their own litte polis.

    Epeiros. The woodland brothers of Great Makedonia...

    Gauls. I dunno why.

    Pontos.

    Getai. Too barbarian for civilization and two pseudo-civilized for barbarians.

    What I must play before I die:

    SPQR. Until the very and.

    Karthago. Have a marvellous troop selection.

    Lusotannan. Same as above.

    Sweboz. The Menace from the woods.

    Perhaps Saba or Ptolemaioi. Fantastic starting position.

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    Default Re: what are the faction you never played so far?

    In EB0.72 I played
    -KH: unified Greece
    -Makedon: for a couple turns
    -Romans: several campaigns, my longest was killed by the rebelling city CTD (yes it was there in RTW1.2)

    In EB0.8x
    -Romans: many, longest until 115BC when I ran out of enemies

    -KH: a couple short campaigns
    -Makedon: twice, once until 210BC

    -Epirus: never (as a fan of Rome, I hate Pyrrhus)
    -Aedui: never

    -Arverni: a couple short campaigns and campaign where I cheated
    -Sweboz: never
    -Casse: once for a couple turns, got defeated by wandering rebels and quit
    -Lusitanii: never
    -Carthage: once for a couple turns (as a fan of Rome, I have a healthy distaste for Carthage)
    -Ptolemai: once for a couple turns

    -Seleucids: I played a cheating campaign once while betatesting

    (thats 262BC )
    -Baktria: never (my mortal enemy)
    -Armenia: a couple short ones, recently I've started one that is doing well in 225BC

    -Parthia: a couple times, gotten to 240BC

    -Saka: once in 080, recruitment options made me quit
    -Sarmations: never
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    Default Re: what are the faction you never played so far?

    Never played:

    Iberians or Lusotana
    Karthadast
    Makedon (dunno why, really)
    Sauromatae
    Saka or Yuezhi
    Romani
    Saba
    Baktria I tried once, but shortly after the start another patch came out and I started over with another faction.

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    Default Re: AW: what are the faction you never played so far?

    Campaigns I've played to the end:
    Lusotannan
    Sweboz
    K H

    Campaigns I've A reasonable amount of time on:
    Pontus
    Ptolemaioi (This was an interesting one apparently, while I was fighting the Seleucids in the west they waged an unsuccessful war in Bactria which led to the death of their last family member.)
    Makedonia
    Saba
    Averni

    Campaigns I haven’t played much of:
    Roman (A test drive. I have something big planned for them. )
    Saka

    And any thing else I haven't played
    Fighting for truth Justice and the Roman way.

    Decied to play how we should play Rome Carthage here

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    Default Re: what are the faction you never played so far?

    in 0.8x
    never played:
    Sarmatians
    Hayasdan
    Arche Seleukeia
    Baktria
    Getai
    Pahlava
    Ptolemaioi
    Romani
    Sabae
    Saka

    played a little:
    Casse
    KH
    Pontos
    Sweboz

    played a lot:
    Aedui
    Arverni
    Karthadastim
    Epeiros
    Makedonia
    Lusotannan
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    Default Re: what are the faction you never played so far?

    Only Armenia. I want too, always plan for it to be my next one, like their roster and position, but end up playing an old favorite.

    And all you people who havn't played Baktria or the steppe tribes yet won't be saying that after the next/final release. They will be just too cool...
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    Default Re: what are the faction you never played so far?

    Seleukids: Played once to about 260 BC.
    Baktria: Never. High on my list for an upcoming campaign
    Pahlava: Never.
    Armenia: Never.
    Pontos: Never
    Ptolemies: A few turns.
    Saba: Never.
    Epeiros: A few turns.
    KH: A few turns.
    Makedon: Campaign to like 150 BC.
    Getai: A few turns.
    Sweboz: Never.
    Casse: Never.
    Aedui: Campaign a few decades.
    Arverni: Never.
    Lusotannan: Never.
    Carthage: Campaign a few decades.
    Roman: Two campaigns so far.

    Yeah, not much experience with the barbarians or steppe people yet. I'm thinking of playing Baktria which sounds like a nice mix of Hellenic and Eastern warfare.

    I really like my Makedon campaign, but doubt I will do much with the other diadochoi anytime soon. It's like, been there done that. Plus managing a huge AS or ptolemaic empire from 272 BC will be slower compared to all the factions that start small.
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    Smile Re: what are the faction you never played so far?

    ive never played as:
    Aedui- always liked Arverni more
    Carthage-idk y always wanted to but havent mayb next campaign will b them =)
    Pahlava-wanted to just cuz there Persia but never did (cant stand nomads)
    Sauromatae-cant stand nomads
    Ptolemaioi-always been more of a fan of the Arche
    makedonia-dont know why loved them in RTW but not so much in EB
    getai-close to the top of wanting to play but havent gotten around to it =)

    factions ive only played a few turns of:
    Casse-first time playin just to test it got pwned by rebels ><
    Epirus-second shot at the game got pwned by Arche
    Roma-started playin it but gave up i still have the save so i may keep goin w/ it later
    Saba-cool faction but in debt from start of the game and too many rebels around them
    arverni-just started my second campaign w/ them first one Aedui/Roma ate me up this time im watchin my money more carefully =p
    Lusotana-(just started the campaign)
    Hayasdan-started playin but Arche slaughtered me
    Pontos-took a few settelments then bam 3 stacks of Arche troops march in and conquer my half stack army and small garrison troops (263 BC)
    Saka-banckrupt with 3 settelments and only 2 units in each settelment (2 generals in homeland and 1 general and a horse archer in other 2)
    Sweboz-just started campagin and its a blast so far

    Factions i acctually got somewhere:
    Arche-playin now loved them in RTW love them now
    Baktria-got really far to like 213 then constant CTD and Arche/Saka slaughtered me
    KH-love almost beatin only have to deal w/ Roma, Ptolmaioi, and Carthage and im done


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    Default Re: what are the faction you never played so far?

    I've never played as the Maks or Seleukids. Though I'll probably give the former a shot once their situation gets a little trickier than blitzing the Koinon. Everything else, I play. Like in everything else, I'm a bit of a chameleon. Even in Smash Bros.
    Pontos rocks!

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    Default Re: what are the faction you never played so far?

    In all honesty i've not even played that much yet, but anyways.
    I seem to find it hard to get into and really play with the factions that have big empire right at the start. For example, Carthage, the Ptolemies and the Seleucids. I find it much easier to fight with a nation i've build, knowing its strenght and what i can and cannot do.

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    Default Re: what are the faction you never played so far?

    Except the Sweboz,I never really tried a barbarian faction.I also avoid the steppe factions as cavalry was never something I could do well.I tried Pahlav once,but quit after 10-20 years because I hadn't captured squat.I also avoid the AS.All that land scares me.Never played Ptolemai (SP?) either.Don't know why.Alctually,once I think about it,I never really played most of the factions.I've played Sweboz,Saba,KH,and Bactria,but never really did the others.And I never understood why I'm so attracted to them (I love the Romans but never played them for long).Possible locations of where I lived in past lives?

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    Default Re: what are the faction you never played so far?

    well i have never played as the romani!i really hate those bastards hahaha also i have never played neither as the pahlavi and the arche seleukeia,i tried the steppe factions but i really stink with them, i just love the barbarian factions specially aedui, lusotanan and sweboz, about the diadochoi factions well im not a huge fan of them but i really love the makedonians and baktrians, and finally i also like karthadastim and i just didn't liked the unit roster of the sabeans!thanks for this great mod guys, this is the only reason i keep playing this game hahaha!!

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    Default Re: what are the faction you never played so far?

    Sad to admit it, but I've only played Getai and untill 200BC and I've just started a Lusotani campaign.
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    Cool Re: what are the faction you never played so far?

    Only played with these factions :
    -Pahlava in 0.8 : My borders was so close to actual historical borders of "Ashkani" (Pahlava) empire before a CTD happen.

    -Pontus in 0.8 : Captured most of the Anatolia till it Crashed to Desktop.

    -Romani in 0.8 & 0.81a : After "Pahlava" & "Pontus" crashed ,I went for my 3rd favorite ,The Romani in 0.8 which when I was so close to Marian reform ,0.81 came up and I stopped playing it. I began a new Romani campaign in 0.81a which unfortunately again a CTD at around 165 BCE stopped me You can't imagine how mutch pain it has when you reach marian reform and the game get crashed soon

    -Saba in 0.81 : Finished this one by my own.

    I'm gonna try again Romani in the next build. Pahlava & Pontus only in 1.0

    -Kambiz

    P.S : Anyone knows the reasons of these CTDs? They are just annoying

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