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Total War Rome 2 - Sparta's Story


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#1 Cody K

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Posted 28 June 2014 - 12:49 AM

I've just started my first real campaign in Total War: Rome 2. I shall be recording my progression in this thread. I am playing as Sparta. 

 

SPARTA - CURRENT STATUS

265 BC

 

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Territories

Sparta (Capital)

Larissa 

 

 

Armies:

1.) "VACANT"

- Faction Leader / General: Nikon

 

2.)  "The Cyclops Slayers"

 - General: Basilides

 

3.) "VACANT"

- General: Galenos

 

 

 

Diplomacy:

[color=rgb(0,0,255);]Athens[/color]:

- Non-aggression Pact

- Trade Partners

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- War

[color=rgb(255,0,0);]Epirus[/color]

- War

 

CURRENT TERRITORY 

(Red)

 

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KEY HISTORIC EVENTS

272 BC

- Macedon and Epirus declare a war of conquest on Sparta. 

- Sparta's ongoing friendship with Athens results in a NAP and trade agreement. 

 

269 BC

- 3 years of military build up on both sides culminates in the "Battle of Larissa." The decisive Spartan victory against Epirus results in the permanent permanent occupation and integration into the Spartan Empire. 

- General Basilides raises a new army that takes the name of "The Cyclops Killers" to support the new Macedon front in Larissa. 

 

268 BC

- Sparta's leader, General Areus, dies a natural death. General Nikon is appointed as his replacements. 

- Macedon launches a counter attack on Larissa while the nation mourns. General Basilides commands his Spartan Army to a costly victory against a foe with superior numbers. The "2nd Battle of Larissa" solidifies Spartan control and pushes Macedon further out of the territory. 

 

267 BC

- In preparation for an invasion of Macedon, General Cordylion raises the "Champions of Olympus" army. However, during a training exercise with fresh recruits near the City of Larissa, a small yet elite Epirus Army supported by Macedon units launches an unexpected sneak attacks, killing General Cordylion and all of his soldiers. This terrible event in Spartan history has been deemed the "Slaughter of Larrisa."

 

265 BC

- General Nikon, after a year of recruitment and training, leads his 3,760 strong force north and crushes the joint Epirus and Macedon forces that continued to evade and raze the area surrounding Larissa after the Slaughter of 267 BC. 

 

KEY BATTLES

Battle of Larissa (269 BC)

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2nd Battle of Larissa (268 BC)

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Slaughter of Larissa

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**Yet to be named**

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Ooooooh, I am the last of the giants,

my people are gone from the earth.

The last of the great mountain giants,

who ruled all the world at my birth.

Oh the smallfolk have stolen my forests,

they’ve stolen my rivers and hills.

And the’ve built a great wall through my valleys,

and fished all the fish from my rills.

In stone halls they burn their great fires,

in stone halls they forge their sharp spears.

Whilst I walk alone in the mountains,

with no true companion but tears.

They hunt me with dogs in the daylight,

they hunt me with torches by night.

For these men who are small can never stand tall,

whilst giants still walk in the light.

Oooooooh, I am the LAST of the giants,

so learn well the words of my song.

For when I am gone the singing will fade,

and the silence shall last long and long.

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#2 Brooklyn666

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Posted 28 June 2014 - 01:13 AM

How is RTW2 compared to the other TW games? I want to play it but I've heard bad things...


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#3 Cody K

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Posted 29 June 2014 - 08:58 PM

It's not too bad. It definitely does not replace Medieval II or Empire as my favorite Total War games though. The game was terrible at launch. I feel like they rushed it and it simply did not work at release. They've since patched most everything up and it's very playable. I would not recommend purchasing it at full retail. It's worth picking up if you find it on sale though. Speaking of which, it should be on sale at this very moment on Steam. 


Ooooooh, I am the last of the giants,

my people are gone from the earth.

The last of the great mountain giants,

who ruled all the world at my birth.

Oh the smallfolk have stolen my forests,

they’ve stolen my rivers and hills.

And the’ve built a great wall through my valleys,

and fished all the fish from my rills.

In stone halls they burn their great fires,

in stone halls they forge their sharp spears.

Whilst I walk alone in the mountains,

with no true companion but tears.

They hunt me with dogs in the daylight,

they hunt me with torches by night.

For these men who are small can never stand tall,

whilst giants still walk in the light.

Oooooooh, I am the LAST of the giants,

so learn well the words of my song.

For when I am gone the singing will fade,

and the silence shall last long and long.

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#4 Brooklyn666

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Posted 29 June 2014 - 11:04 PM

My main concern (as is with every TW game) is the shit AI. How is it it this iteration?


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#5 abbasmehdi

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Posted 30 June 2014 - 01:53 AM

please tell me they made an update to decrease the time it takes between turns. 


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#6 RagnarBuliwyf

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Posted 30 June 2014 - 02:51 AM

My brother owns it, and last time I played the game the load times were shit. Bare in mind, he's running a 2.5k rig capable of 4k gaming. So it definitely wasn't his hardware.

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#7 Mikey

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Posted 04 July 2014 - 12:40 PM

Cody you bitch you told me you didn't have empire! Fight me brah.


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#8 Cody K

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Posted 05 July 2014 - 04:05 PM

My main concern (as is with every TW game) is the shit AI. How is it it this iteration?

 

It's still pretty shit. It's what you expect from Total  War though. It's playable. Except for Seige Battle. Avoid at all costs. They are just terrible. 

 

please tell me they made an update to decrease the time it takes between turns. 

 

It doesn't seem to take too long for me. As long you don't have it set to show all the AI moves, you should be set. 

 

Cody you bitch you told me you didn't have empire! Fight me brah.

 

I'm pretty sure I've told you multiple times that I have Empire! I've been trying to set up a fight for years now. (Literally!) 


Ooooooh, I am the last of the giants,

my people are gone from the earth.

The last of the great mountain giants,

who ruled all the world at my birth.

Oh the smallfolk have stolen my forests,

they’ve stolen my rivers and hills.

And the’ve built a great wall through my valleys,

and fished all the fish from my rills.

In stone halls they burn their great fires,

in stone halls they forge their sharp spears.

Whilst I walk alone in the mountains,

with no true companion but tears.

They hunt me with dogs in the daylight,

they hunt me with torches by night.

For these men who are small can never stand tall,

whilst giants still walk in the light.

Oooooooh, I am the LAST of the giants,

so learn well the words of my song.

For when I am gone the singing will fade,

and the silence shall last long and long.

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#9 Cody K

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Posted 05 July 2014 - 04:09 PM

My brother owns it, and last time I played the game the load times were shit. Bare in mind, he's running a 2.5k rig capable of 4k gaming. So it definitely wasn't his hardware.

 

Load times have been fine for me. I'm on a 1.2k rig as of 2012. Probably a $800 rig today. The only thing that will affect load time is the Hard Drive that it's installed on. The rest of the hardware won't matter much. Unless you're running 8 million programs at once. 


Ooooooh, I am the last of the giants,

my people are gone from the earth.

The last of the great mountain giants,

who ruled all the world at my birth.

Oh the smallfolk have stolen my forests,

they’ve stolen my rivers and hills.

And the’ve built a great wall through my valleys,

and fished all the fish from my rills.

In stone halls they burn their great fires,

in stone halls they forge their sharp spears.

Whilst I walk alone in the mountains,

with no true companion but tears.

They hunt me with dogs in the daylight,

they hunt me with torches by night.

For these men who are small can never stand tall,

whilst giants still walk in the light.

Oooooooh, I am the LAST of the giants,

so learn well the words of my song.

For when I am gone the singing will fade,

and the silence shall last long and long.

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#10 Brooklyn666

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Posted 05 July 2014 - 06:06 PM

Does anyone have Napoleon TW? That one is my favorite.


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Posted 11 July 2014 - 09:27 AM

Does anyone have Napoleon TW? That one is my favorite.

I haven't bought it yet, but it think it's better than Empire.



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I am playing as Sparta.&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p style=\"text-align:center;\"><strong><span style=\"font-size:24px;\">SPARTA - CURRENT STATUS</span></strong></p><p style=\"text-align:center;\"><span style=\"font-size:24px;\">265 BC</span></p><p style=\"text-align:center;\">&nbsp;</p><p style=\"text-align:center;\"><span style=\"font-size:24px;\"><span rel=\'lightbox\'><img class=\'bbc_img\' src=\'http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-kHQ88rZhF_Y/Ui3yp3JDW4I/AAAAAAAABTQ/b3MbiX8SzCw/s640/mpu_rome2MPU_id1368084131_255645.jpg\' alt=\'Posted Image\' /></span></span></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Territories</strong>:&nbsp;</p><p>Sparta (Capital)</p><p>Larissa&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Armies:</strong></p><p>1.) \"VACANT\"</p><p>- Faction Leader / General: Nikon</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>2.) &nbsp;\"The Cyclops Slayers\"</p><p>&nbsp;- General: Basilides</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>3.) \"VACANT\"</p><p>- General: Galenos</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Diplomacy:</strong></p><p>[color=rgb(0,0,255);]Athens[/color]:</p><p>- Non-aggression Pact</p><p>- Trade Partners</p><p>[color=rgb(255,0,0);]Macedon[/color]</p><p>- War</p><p>[color=rgb(255,0,0);]Epirus[/color]</p><p>- War</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p style=\"text-align:center;\"><span style=\"font-size:24px;\">CURRENT TERRITORY&nbsp;</span></p><p style=\"text-align:center;\"><span style=\"font-size:24px;\"><span style=\"font-size:14px;\">(Red)</span></span></p><p style=\"text-align:center;\">&nbsp;</p><p style=\"text-align:center;\"><span rel=\'lightbox\'><img class=\'bbc_img\' src=\'http://i.imgur.com/LsZn4FZ.jpg\' alt=\'Posted Image\' /></span></p><p style=\"text-align:center;\">&nbsp;</p><p style=\"text-align:center;\"><span style=\"font-size:24px;\"><span style=\"font-size:14px;\"><span style=\"font-size:24px;\">KEY HISTORIC EVENTS</span></span></span></p><p><span style=\"font-size:24px;\"><span style=\"font-size:14px;\"><span style=\"font-size:24px;\"><span style=\"font-size:14px;\"><strong>272 BC</strong></span></span></span></span></p><p>- Macedon and Epirus declare a war of conquest on Sparta.&nbsp;</p><p>- Sparta\'s ongoing friendship with Athens results in a NAP and trade agreement.&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>269 BC</strong></p><p>- 3 years of military build up on both sides culminates in the \"Battle of Larissa.\" The decisive Spartan victory against Epirus results in the permanent permanent occupation and integration into the Spartan Empire.&nbsp;</p><p>- General Basilides raises a new army that takes the name of \"The Cyclops Killers\" to support the new Macedon front in Larissa.&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>268 BC</strong></p><p>- Sparta\'s leader, General Areus, dies a natural death. General Nikon is appointed as his replacements.&nbsp;</p><p>- Macedon launches a counter attack on Larissa while the nation mourns. General Basilides commands his Spartan Army to a costly victory against a foe with superior numbers. The \"2nd Battle of Larissa\" solidifies Spartan control and pushes Macedon further out of the territory.&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>267 BC</strong></p><p>- In preparation for an invasion of Macedon, General Cordylion raises the \"Champions of Olympus\" army. However, during a training exercise with fresh recruits near the City of Larissa, a small yet elite Epirus Army supported by Macedon units launches an unexpected sneak attacks, killing General Cordylion and all of his soldiers. 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