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Philbo1
Skirmisher
posted 09-07-05 11:21 PM EDT (US)         
Wondering what the general consensus was of the demo player's *sighs* of which civ they prefered, British or Spanish? Also what did u name your home city? Philbo

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Brock88
Skirmisher
posted 09-07-05 11:22 PM EDT (US)     1 / 15       
The Brits, the Redcoat/Falcorn/Bombards combination is unbeatable!

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Toysoldier14
Skirmisher
posted 09-07-05 11:28 PM EDT (US)     2 / 15       
Hey there,

I just downloaded the demo but I could only play a single skirmish game because it was a school day for me today and I had to get at my studys .

I played as the Spanish against the British on the New England map and I was involved in two different naval battles were we both had around two or three ships. I kicked him for most of the game, but like the above poster said it was extremely difficult for my Rolderoes to get through his musket lines and cannons.

GREAT game though, isn't it?
Holy cow...

-Toysoldier

EDIT: I named my Home City Madrid. lol.


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[This message has been edited by Toysoldier14 (edited 09-07-2005 @ 11:28 PM).]

Philbo1
Skirmisher
posted 09-07-05 11:35 PM EDT (US)     3 / 15       
Rock. On. Demo. (only 30 more minutes for me)

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His Majesty
Skirmisher
posted 09-07-05 11:43 PM EDT (US)     4 / 15       
I just finished my first game! I played British on the easiest level, and beat Queen Isabel using tons of Muskies, Grenadiers, and one Rocket. That rocket thing kicks butt !! I had about 95 units, and she had a 100 - and the battles look really epic compared to AOK. And yeah, the soldiers do cheer after they have made the enemy retreat from the battlefield. Pretty sweet!

The map was Texas, and I started as a nomad and went up to post imperial.

Gamer man
Skirmisher
posted 09-08-05 00:45 AM EDT (US)     5 / 15       
Brits, begining of the game, i put just enough on food to continually make villies, then i keep poping them on wood and building manors.

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Maveric_LOL
Skirmisher
posted 09-08-05 01:17 AM EDT (US)     6 / 15       
all shall bow down to the power of the british, and they shall reign supreme on the texas RM

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Mazarin_LOL
Skirmisher
posted 09-08-05 01:18 AM EDT (US)     7 / 15       
I've only played British so far....I'm about 20k XP past level 9 now, so I might try out Spanish tomorrow.

Mazarin Ashinar
The Legion of Light
ES_DeathShrimp
VIP
posted 09-08-05 01:32 AM EDT (US)     8 / 15       
Try Spanish Lancers or Skirmishers against the Redcoats. Garrochistas impale them like marshmallows on a stick.

Rodeleros are better against cavalry or other hand infantry.

I think the British have a better economy, but the Spanish have a better military. The Spanish can be tricky at low levels though because their big bonus is shipments, and it's possible to run out at low level.

Mazarin_LOL
Skirmisher
posted 09-08-05 01:34 AM EDT (US)     9 / 15       
Hehehe....yeah....Danged Spanish military....Only way to counter those Lancers is with Dragoons, and they're really expensive

Mazarin Ashinar
The Legion of Light
pyro786
Skirmisher
posted 09-08-05 01:35 AM EDT (US)     10 / 15       
how the hell have you guy gotten so good at this already?
and am i one of the only people who plays spanish?
man i need a newgraphics card, its running at like 12 fps.
Doggiedoodle
Skirmisher
posted 09-08-05 01:57 AM EDT (US)     11 / 15       

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Hehehe....yeah....Danged Spanish military....Only way to counter those Lancers is with Dragoons, and they're really expensive


I thought pikes were doing fairly well against them too.
Mazarin_LOL
Skirmisher
posted 09-08-05 02:05 AM EDT (US)     12 / 15       
Meh..well...when I had an even number of pikes to their Lancers, I was getting owned...I'm not sure where the bonuses lie there, though...Lancers are supposed to be good vs infantry (pike man is infantry), and pikemen are good vs cavalry (Lancers is cavalry)....So..what...do they both have bonuses against eachother or something?

I suppose when I tried massing pikes, he was a whole age ahead of me too...couldn't spare the resources.....stinkin expert level :P

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and am i one of the only people who plays spanish?

I'm gunna start a Spanish HC tomorrow, actually Wanna see how those Lancers and whatnot work the other way.


Mazarin Ashinar
The Legion of Light

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pyro786
Skirmisher
posted 09-08-05 02:09 AM EDT (US)     13 / 15       
for some reason i havent even used lancers yet.
ES_DeathShrimp
VIP
posted 09-08-05 02:22 AM EDT (US)     14 / 15       
Lancers are infantry killers. Use Dragoons or Hussars against them.

Here's a quick primer:

As British, you probably want to make Musketeers and Hussars. You can add Longbows or Grenadiers if you are having trouble with enemy infantry. Musketeers are good against cavalry. Hussars are good against archers, Skirmishers and artillery.

As Spanish, you probably want to make Pikemen, Rodeleros and Lancers. The Spanish are versatile, though, so you can make Musketeers, Skirmishers and Hussars too. Pikemen beat cavalry even better than Musketeers. Rodeleros beat Pikemen or cavalry. Lancers beat infantry.

Make Falconets to beat infantry or weaker buildings. Make Mortars to beat powerful buildings. Make Culverins to counter Falconets or Mortars. Make Cannon or Rockets if you have a Factory.

Heinrich
Banned
posted 09-08-05 02:24 AM EDT (US)     15 / 15       
Hmm Spanish seem better than British.
I have hard time killing all those British setlers though
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