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Author:   Smeagol
Date:   Jan 13, 04 at 1:05am (PST)
Subject:   re: Favorite Civilization and Why?
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Huns.
*People often underestimate how handy not having to build houses can be.
*They specialise in cavalry and are able to increase the strength and speed of their horses, making them awesome at hit and run attacks, significantly crippling any town and leaving before the away-army returns.
*Also, I like to imagine that they are like the Riders of Rohan.



Author:   mighty_jordan
Date:   Jan 22, 04 at 3:13pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Favorite Civilization and Why?
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it depends upon the strategy u r going to follow.my favorite are huns cause they give me an advantage in the begining of the game.i go to castle quite fast and rush.the fact that i dont have to worry about houses gives me time to recover faster after a heavy attack as long as i have resources.but if the games goes to deep imperial then i have a disadvantage.other civilizations i like are japanese that work fast and have a very good special unit.aztecs for the excellent infantry when fully upgraded.byzantines in imperial age.



Author:   mighty_jordan
Date:   Jan 22, 04 at 3:17pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Favorite Civilization and Why?
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[quote][originator=Justin Khan]Mongols
I'd like to see anyone stop a horde of fully upgraded Mangudais[/i like to see how your Mags would react if they come acros lets say 40 elite skirmishers who are cheap and easy to build]



Author:   Ice Phoenix
Date:   Jan 28, 04 at 12:55am (PST)
Subject:   re: Favorite Civilization and Why?
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I actually like any race, as I've adapted to use any. My favorite would be the Byzantines, because their defensive power can often be used offensively- for example, front-line builders building castles near enemy towns.

And, mighty_jordan, the Skirmishers wouldn't do too much. Mangudai are fast- just close in. Skirmishers have a minimum range so they couldn't even attack when the Mangudai got close. The Elite Mangudai fire very quickly, and would have that crack Skirmisher squad flattened in under 10 seconds.



Author:   Smeagol
Date:   Jan 29, 04 at 11:13am (PST)
Subject:   re: Favorite Civilization and Why?
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Actually, I find the Persian particularly impressive. Those elephants annhilate.

However, I'm growing quite fond of gunpowder units...



Author:   Prince of Pain
Date:   Mar 06, 04 at 4:59pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Favorite Civilization and Why?
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i like the koreans! their turtle ships own the seas and with my army of war wagons. no one can stop me HAHAHAHA



Author:   dave caponigri
Date:   Mar 20, 04 at 6:29am (PST)
Subject:   re: Favorite Civilization and Why?
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first off, to the guy who said the celts are one of the worst civs, you sir are dead wrong. they have some of the best siege units in the game. their seige onagers fire 20% faster, they have 50% more hit points, and siege onagers are the only unit in the game that is a weapon of mass destruction.

in my opinion the best civ for single player is the mongols. their seige units move 50% faster that anyothers and pack those rams with infantry and they can almost keep up with cavalry. the siege onagers destroy masses of units at a time and the mangani (?spelling?) have an attack bonus against other siege units and can slow down the front line of a click of cavalry so that the onagers have a beautiful shot at the heart of the enemies' formation.

as for team games i think spanish is the most helpful to the team because of their team bonus of +33% trade profit. not to mention their paladins are pretty good and bombard towers dont hurt to be on your team.



Author:   goldensteelix
Date:   Mar 23, 04 at 2:43am (PST)
Subject:   re: Favorite Civilization and Why?
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quote Smeagol
Actually, I find the Persian particularly impressive. Those elephants annhilate.

However, I'm growing quite fond of gunpowder units...
Yes well those Elephants can be quickly wiped out with Ambush and Retreat Tactics.

I personally also like the Mongols as stated before, however alot of the time the best team relies on its terrain. The Mongols aren't going to survive very long in the Black Forest or in the Island Scenarios.


Note: Sp-Mangudai(I'm 90% sure).




Author:   sprite enslaver
Date:   Apr 11, 04 at 8:57pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Favorite Civilization and Why?
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Those people suck compared to the spanish. they've got horses and gunpowder. Give them a trebuchet or two and a few battering rams and I could cripple all you basterds. Have you ever faced 180 horsemen and 10 trebuchets at a time? ( I kill the villagers until I have a few to build loads of castles everywhere). Sometimes I have about 40 champions to make short work of the enemy and to protect my siege weapons.



Author:   ArgoNaut_ShERiF
Date:   Apr 12, 04 at 9:38pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Favorite Civilization and Why?
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for clesed maps i would say Celts, they a fast civ on booming and they have good attack units... like Woad Raiders, Palladins, Harbaledier, so on... but what makes them so strong are the sige... if upgreaded the sige scorpions are very stron and the sige ornagers are very good too...

for a open map i say Hun... they best open map in my opinion...

for whater map, Vikings are the best civ the have bonuses that helps on whater like cheap dock cheap galeons so on




Author:   Kusanagi
Date:   Apr 20, 04 at 12:32am (PST)
Subject:   re: Favorite Civilization and Why?
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Bizantines, (Best Imperial Technology, Cataphract Sucks But I Don't Use Them) They Have The Best Technology Altough I Don't Like The Buildings... Ugly.. And Mayans For a Quick Victory.. Like 15/20 Minutes, My Favorite Buildings Are French..

K'




Author:   timollie
Date:   Apr 23, 04 at 8:16pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Favorite Civilization and Why?
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OMG koreans are totally the best civ! first their bombard towers shoot frickin far 2nd they have the strongest range unit in the game (war wagon) third they have the most awesome onagers that shoot so far you can kill castles without them shooting arrows at you just give me some war wagons with onagers behind them and build bombard as you go...fool proof



Author:   ArgoNaut_ShERiF
Date:   Apr 25, 04 at 12:56am (PST)
Subject:   re: Favorite Civilization and Why?
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Koreans without gold are easy meat !



Author:   timollie
Date:   Apr 26, 04 at 12:39pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Favorite Civilization and Why?
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relics, and miners plus they have a stone mining bonus so you can build castles bombard easly or sell stone for gold




Author:   ArgoNaut_ShERiF
Date:   Apr 26, 04 at 7:35pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Favorite Civilization and Why?
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No shit ? really ? and for a long imp fight you think you'll last with 3-4 relics ? tut tut tut... and for a rush they sux they too slow


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