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    Default Total War !

    Hello ,

    Today i have decided to review a ground Breaking game .... Very Interesting , Very Addictive and Little known

    The Developers of the total war series devised a completely new mode of gameplay , previously never seen before ..... A combination of Turn Based Strategy and real time Action Strategy .... There are upto now 4 Titles under this banner

    -->Shogun Total War [Japanese History ]

    --> Medieval Total War [ European History ]

    -->Rome Total War [ Roman History ]

    -->Medieval 2 Total War [European History]

    There was a Spartan Total war [Greek History] for xbox and PS


    I have just started to play Rome Total War Lately and i must say that i am totally bowled over , by the depth of the game ! I will just give you a gist of the gameplay .

    Turn based Strategy

    This is the battle map , Its a kind of overall view ..... Shown from the top , It does not give you a detailed view of the terrain
    You use this to play out each turn .... 2 turns = 1 year [in game year]
    You can move each character or perform actions on each object once per turn

    In this map you

    Empire management duties like

    -->Build/move your army [including ships]
    -->Build new buildings/walls etc in your cities , Lay siege to an enemy city
    -->Start[not fight] Battles
    --> Diplomacy using your Ambassador /Spy / Assassin
    -->Trade with other factions

    And do many more functions
    [list is too long]

    Real Time Action Strategy
    Roman Spearman
    Attachment 1082
    Egyptian Army
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    This is the most fun part , When you start a Battle in the previous map the game loads and then transfers you to a 3D world !
    Here you must Shepperd your troops and use tactics to win battles .

    This is very realistic and totally depends on your intelligence and skill .....

    some examples of strategy

    -->Hide in Forest and Ambush Enemies crossing your path
    -->Shoot fire arrows to set forests on Fire and kill hiding enemies waiting to ambush you
    -->Soldiers running for too long will be tired
    -->Groups of soldiers who have suffered heavy soldiers will start routing [running away from battle,u ll lose control of them !]

    If you use the above trick , you can defeat armies 3 times your size !

    Again too long list to explain in Detail

    These are some of the factions [teams] present

    -->Roman Julii [all those carrying the name Julius ] Ex : Decius Julius
    -->Roman Brutii [ all those carrying the name Brutus ]
    -->Roman Scipii [ ??? ]
    -->Roman Senate [Peoples Republic of Rome]
    -->Barbarian Gauls
    -->Barbarian Germanic tribes [Germany ]
    -->Barbarian Britannia [ Ancient British settlers]
    -->Barbarian Spanish
    -->Greek Cities
    -->Rebels / Pirates / brigands
    -->Selucids [Turkey]

    There are more , but thats all i remember

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    Its so realistic that
    even archers have limited no of arrows [and a small knife to fight after that!]

    Units can wield multiple weapons

    For Example the Roman Hastati unit Throws pilae [small spears] Before charging the enemy with a Sheild and short sword .....

    Romans using Scorpions
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    scorpions were weapons used in ancient times to fire huge Bolts of arrow which killed multiple people

    Barbarian Swordsman
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    Notice that the soldier carries 2 pilae [short spears] in his shield

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    Default Medieval2Total War

    Well this is the latest in the series of total war games

    A Word of Caution
    The Graphics will leave you ROFC ing [Rolling On The Floor Crying]

    Dont go near this game until you have a serious gaming rig [Minimum requirement is 128mb Graphic card ]

    Have nt played this yet .. ll leave you with some screen shots

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