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General tips for a beginner? - 12/30/2011 11:39:20 AM   
martok


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....Besides playing on Easy difficulty, of course (this game's AI has garnered quite the reputation)!


I just picked this up a couple days back, and am looking forward to giving this a go. I can't wait!



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RE: General tips for a beginner? - 1/4/2012 2:18:33 AM   
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Be agressive with Hannibal's army; he can't sit on the defensive. Get him to Italy ASAP.

Send another general with Hannibal. If you want or need to take a city, use that general to seige wile Hannibal protects him. Hannibal is fine for storming cities, but is wasted on seiges.

Interfere with Roman recruiting as much as possible by using Hannibals army to occupy Rome's best recruiting grounds.

Hold Spain. Don't completly denude Spain of troops to reinforce Hannibal. It's a balancing act. If you lose Spain, Rome is almost guaranteed a win on VPs.

Ration your "Punic Tricks" cards. If Hannibal is engaging a smaller army comanded by a poor general, you might not need one. Save them for the big battles.

Also see this thread:

http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=2764370

Also, try Normal difficulty. Easy is too Easy, IMHO. Normal will force you to learn to outthink the AI.



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RE: General tips for a beginner? - 1/5/2012 11:20:00 AM   
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Thanks for the tips, Mike.  Much appreciated! 



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