I have had both Tin Soldiers titles since they came out, and have recently reinstalled them.
The AI kicks my arse every time. I generally know the DBA rules, but the fact is I'm just not that great of a strategist (yet, at least) and I find it very difficult to get past the first battle.
The last big battle I played (and this ways some years ago) it was on the beach where you have to fight a battle line while holding a pass to the north. Well, I achieved both of these, at great loss of life. And then...Darius rolls out the other half of his army...
I'm not complaining, exactly - I get tired of the moron AI in _Total War_ charging uphill at a massive cantabrian circle of horse archers and clibinarii - but I find it so difficult to master the AI in battle that I feel it's impeding my ability/will to learn!
Other than that, I have no problems with these games. They are beautiful, run well and really replicate the feel of a tabletop battle. There is no obvious solution to battles (whereas in R:TW, as mentioned above, HORSE ARCHERS 4EVER).
Any big tips? I am not sure what I have the biggest difficulty with, probably maneuvering. As a strategy player, in general, I tend to be very conservative and even timid (I have to admit, my main tactic in grand strategy games is GET RICH, so I can steamroll opponents with unlimited men), which isn't exactly Alekanthros' style.
< Message edited by Mazdaran -- 7/15/2014 5:05:01 AM >