From: Lochan nan balgair-dudh
The Pontic Diplomatic option of alliace offer to Sertorius should work in PBEM. After Pontus sends the offer, a new Diplomatic option should appear for Sertorius player to accept it or not (at a cost of some EP and VP).
If this is not working, you cand send me a saved game (and also the contents of the scripts folder), but it is better to do it at the Ageod forum
Unfortunately we have moved far beyond that already :(. Right now my friend (playing the Pontic side) is extremely frustrated with the supply situation. Basically he cannot do anything, because his rather large armies run out of supply extremely quickly.
I have a feeling this should have been a huge part of the tutorial mission - it seems to be a huge problem if you don't play the Romans and their efficient legions but rather have a more quantitative approach.
the Pontics are hard to play. Not least in combat you ideally need a flat province or your numbers will be negated by the terrain.
For supply there are two tricks. One is to hug the coast, keep a fleet close by and you can send supply wagons to the fleet and back (fleets carry more supply than they need so this is quite effective). Of course this means your fleet is vulnerable to storms, but ...
Second is to keep the core of your combat army back in good supply and create a number of light columns. These should go ahead and grab key supply producing cities so your main army can then march between supply secure bases. The ideal is not to start burning off the supply they start with till you reach an area where you need to engage in an active campaign.
final bit, the Pontics have real problems with siege works, so ideally avoid a route that means you need to take level 2 (or more) forts.
This will help but its still a real challenge. In all the early games, the Pontic faction is probably the hardest to play well
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