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    Default You know when you have lost the war when...

    Wow it has been ages since I last logged on and I thought what better way than to start with one of my favourite posts

    You know you have lost the war when... You order your cavalry to charge, they all charge, then all die, because they attacked tanks

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    Default Re: You know when you have lost the war when...

    Always use camels when attacking tanks. Everyone knows that.

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    You have lost the war when... you are all dead never stop fighting!

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    Default Re: You know when you have lost the war when...

    ...the real snow starts and you're nowhere near Moscow yet.


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    Default Re: You know when you have lost the war when...

    you know you've lost the war when your best general defects to the enemy.
    'Only the Dead Have Seen the End of War' Plato

    'Ar nDuctas' O'Dougherty clan motto

    'In Peace, sons bury thier fathers; In War, fathers bury thier sons' Thucydides

    'Forth Eorlingas!' motto of the Riders of Rohan

    'dammit, In for a Penny, In for a Pound!' the Duke of Wellington

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    Default Re: You know when you have lost the war when...

    ...gunpowder's invented and you're still fighting King Tut's endless hordes

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    Default Re: You know when you have lost the war when...

    You know you've lost the war when you defect to the enemy.

    Even if you're only a diplomat.
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    Default Re: You know when you have lost the war when...

    When the enemy ruler has you on the chopping block before him, with an axe raised...
    It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then, the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you, not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell.

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    Default Re: You know when you have lost the war when...

    ...when you use camels, because they suck.

    EDIT:Big time.




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    Default Re: You know when you have lost the war when...

    .... when one man looks to his left and only sees the enemies flags
    Tho' I've belted you an' flayed you,
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    You're a better man than I am, Gunga Din!
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    Default Re: You know when you have lost the war when...

    when your fighting against 300 fully built men wearing nothing but red capes screaming FOOOORRRR SPPPARRTTAAA!!!!

    Thats when you know you are totally screwed.
    "I thought CA was unarmed? Unless he got some samurai swords or something... I only got some rocks and some sticks." Shlin in BR realizing he has no weapons what so ever.

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    Default Re: You know when you have lost the war when...

    ...you've got Austria-Hungary on your side.

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    Default Re: You know when you have lost the war when...

    Quote Originally Posted by RoadKill
    when your fighting against 300 fully built men wearing nothing but red capes screaming FOOOORRRR SPPPARRTTAAA!!!!

    Thats when you know you are totally screwed.
    Just turn around and go home when your diplomat gets kicked down a well. Save yourself the hassle.
    Last edited by mrdun; 01-18-2008 at 14:58.

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    Default Re: You know when you have lost the war when...

    When you see the marrige movie in M2TW and wonder where the heck you got all those soldiers.
    "The Gauls are scum..they deserve to die.Now brave romans, sons of mars....CHARGE!!!"
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    Default Re: You know when you have lost the war when...

    Quote Originally Posted by mrdun
    Just turn around and go home when your diplomat gets kicked down a well. Save yourself the hassle


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    "I thought CA was unarmed? Unless he got some samurai swords or something... I only got some rocks and some sticks." Shlin in BR realizing he has no weapons what so ever.

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    Default Re: You know when you have lost the war when...

    ...When your king and your heir are both killed by wardogs in one battle
    ...When you lose a battle to an army with "Arses" in command
    ...When you fight against Motep
    ...When you are allied to Motep ( )
    ...When you are an ally of a nation fighting Motep
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    Default Re: You know when you have lost the war when...

    when your vast horde of spearman cannon fodder from the bronze age destroys one tank. And that tank belonged to Ghandi who lives on top of a mountain fortress. And Ghandi is the only one who has the uranium resource and you built the Manhattan Project to try to nuke Ghandi out of there.
    Curse you, Ghandi!!! (on Diety level from Civilization II)
    Through the ages every weapon has evolved from two basic design philosophies, either a rock or a sharp pointy stick.

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    Default Re: You know when you have lost the war when...

    ... You start posting on a forum about that new little new game you think should manage to occupy you for a month or so.........
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    Default Re: You know when you have lost the war when...

    Haliburton says "no" to your latest contract proposal.
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    Default Re: You know when you have lost the war when...

    who is Haliburton?
    "Why should I? Your very existence is nothing but a lie! And everything in this world is a whim! It's all the fruit of an insane imagination! NOTHING IS REAL! AND NEITHER DO I EXIST!" - [Sayoko - Character from OMG]

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    Default Re: You know when you have lost the war when...

    ...when you've retreated to your last city, your denarii are in red and 4 digits, and your faction heir has the plague.
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    Default Re: You know when you have lost the war when...

    ...You pick Pontus

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    Default Re: You know when you have lost the war when...

    Quote Originally Posted by mrdun
    ...You pick Pontus
    heh...

    ... when your best general has no command or influence, but he does have 3 intelligence! ...stupid romans with their orgies and whatnot...
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    Default Re: You know when you have lost the war when...

    When your to proud to admit defeat and do this
    for death and glory.
    Ten soldiers wisely led will beat a hundred without a head- Euripides

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    Default Re: You know when you have lost the war when...

    Quote Originally Posted by Seamus Fermanagh
    Haliburton says "no" to your latest contract proposal.
    When Dick Cheney buys Haliburton?




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    Default Re: You know when you have lost the war when...

    You know you have lost the war when you have a feeling that you should stop your current campaign and search for some mods.


    "War is not so much a matter of weapons as of money"
    Thucydides

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    Default Re: You know when you have lost the war when...

    When your enemy sends pheasnts at your best army..and wins...easily.
    "The Gauls are scum..they deserve to die.Now brave romans, sons of mars....CHARGE!!!"
    -Me during the storming of Alesia.

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    Default Re: You know when you have lost the war when...

    When the best troops you can field are Eastern Infantry...

    When the Roman Expansion reaches you're borders.

    When a guy wearing nothing but his birthday suit and a grin on his face can beat you're well trained roman legionaries (geastate from eb)

    When you're facing an epic sized wall and all you have to climb it are Phalanx units.
    Last edited by Hellenic_Hoplite; 01-16-2008 at 09:23.

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    Default Re: You know when you have lost the war when...

    When Creative Assembly releases a new Total war game, which has a new AI, that is capable of defeating world champion in chess in 5 turns, which uses ambushes and flank attacks in each battle, as well as luring your units into traps, makes use of neat diplomacy to unite all the world against you in the campaign, AI, that knows the weaknesses of human mind, and predicts your movements. Sometimes it pretends to be weak or beaten, just to launch a new attack, after it has fooled you. And that happens on "easy" difficulty settings.
    AI also learns from it's mistakes and becomes more and more clever with each campaign, so, even if you learn to play the game very well, AI has learned even more by that time.

    Yeah, you are pretty much doomed.


    "War is not so much a matter of weapons as of money"
    Thucydides

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    Default Re: You know when you have lost the war when...

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbarian
    When Creative Assembly releases a new Total war game, which has a new AI, that is capable of defeating world champion in chess in 5 turns, which uses ambushes and flank attacks in each battle, as well as luring your units into traps, makes use of neat diplomacy to unite all the world against you in the campaign, AI, that knows the weaknesses of human mind, and predicts your movements. Sometimes it pretends to be weak or beaten, just to launch a new attack, after it has fooled you. And that happens on "easy" difficulty settings.
    AI also learns from it's mistakes and becomes more and more clever with each campaign, so, even if you learn to play the game very well, AI has learned even more by that time.

    Yeah, you are pretty much doomed.
    Yeah but knowing CA, I don't think thats going to happen

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