Total War ROME - Page 3

October 20th, 2004  
you have to close the city off. Im not exactly sure how to do it though.
October 21st, 2004  
Empire Earth is nothing like Rome: Total War

but back on topic, I have it and its more addicting than crack
October 31st, 2004  
It's a good game but a little easy atm. I'm playing the battles on hard difficulty and it's pretty easy to slaughter the enemy if you don't do stupid things like charge cavalry units into the front of spearmen and so on. The AI can be a little dumb in places and I really don't like how the AI must control any reinforcing armies. The computer does not seem to know how to effectively use them IMO.

Overall though a very good game and a must if you are into wargames.
November 11th, 2004  
i play ROme online

my name is Wowow,
my msn is

contact me if anyone wants a match

by the way, Wonders in the game are very useful,
some add loyalty, some add production of argiculture,
some make price of building cheaper, good things to capture
i always like to capture a few wonders at the beging of games, makes life easier
November 13th, 2004  
Extremely late reply, you probably found out already....oh well.

1) Try and improve public health by building sewers and baths, normally I would do this once the population ahs grown to 4-6k.

2) If there is a plague, seal the city off! No units inside the plagued city should leave for another city.

3) If your family member has been affected keep him in close watch, once your settlement stops having a plague, remove him from it (so you have max. benifets of his skills during the plague) and keep him a short distance from the city, so the city won't cathc another plague and he can be in close proximity in case the settlement is attacked. The plague would wear off overtime, but your family member/agent can still get killed in the process.

You should be cautious of attacking Macedonia early in the game (can't remember, maybe 15-30 years into the game) since a plague normally appears there. Egypt and Carthage have pretty fast growth, try and invade them early in the game and control the plague. Nothing can be worse than not knowing a plague is in the city and you send your best general and troops to overrun its defences .

BTW, mercenaries rule, they really make campaigns shorter

Edit: I realised how irrelevant the message I quoted was, this message is a reply to the topic about plagues.
November 13th, 2004  

Topic: Re: Total War ROME

Originally Posted by Doody
I just found out that this game is being used by the history channel for their new series Decisive Battles. I have Total MEDIEVAL War and it kicks some serious butt.

Anyone played the TW Rome game??
I thought they only used the games tech not the game itself
December 10th, 2004  

Topic: Another Roman Stradegy Game

I own a game called Praetorians. Its more like a mix of ROME Total War and Sid Mieir's Gettysburg. They let you on campaigns and what's cool is that you get to play Egyptains and Celts. With the Celts having the troops with the most hitpoints.

Above is the website.
December 10th, 2004  
''Rise Of Nations'' is the best strategy game ever. Seriously

Its a mix of command and conqueor, Empire earth, and civilization.

Goes from 'cavemen' up to 'robot men' lol

over 500 units, including NUKES. Its the most satifying feeling in the world when someone wipes out a cties defences and occupies it and you reply with a Nuclear ICBM

and the campaign node you choose who and when to go to war with and which armies to use ect, so that is the civilization part of it
December 10th, 2004  

Topic: WHAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Why do men act like little boys with a new toy when it comes to computer game?
December 10th, 2004  
Why do women like shopping.

Its going back centries that broke us in this way