koningtiger wrote:I am quite sure that playing Sila in that scenario is far more easy. Think they are the good guys, the ones that allways win.
Seriously, i am playing with Sila and in two years i have finished with the hugue pontic hordes and taken Rome with Strabon legions.
Sila with his 5 legions are unstoppable.
Addams wrote:Maybe you should try the 4 emperors scenario, i personally found it to be way more easier to handle as a new player.
Vitellius maybe ? With spain and cisalpine gaul as main objective ? Nice, fun and not too hard.
lolkoningtiger wrote:Well, if you want an easier way choose Cesar in the second civil war. He is a Populist too and wins at the end.
That scenario with Caesar is easier say the people.
Narwhal wrote:In the first scenario, Sulla has an overwhelming advantage over both Marius and the Pontics - even I (with a long experience of AGEOD games) lost as Marius against the AI.
As for a beginner guide, check the "Beginner's Corner" here :
MarsRobert wrote:Wow! Thanks everyone for the suggestions. What's everyone think of my idea of moving Cinna's army to Spain and doing a blitzkrieg on the rebels? It seems to me that if successful, they will be more experienced and better able to confront Sulla's forces in Northern Italy. There are two big wild cards of course. One is how many of your initial Italian cities you can stand to loose without taking too big of a morale and treasury hit. The other is that you need to subdue the rebels in record time in order to be able to regroup to meet Sulla in Italy before he gets his Western offensive going. My guess is that you need to crush the rebels by the middle of the second year at the absolute latest.
MarsRobert wrote:Yeah Koning, you are probably right. Even to concede Italy for a year or two while dealing with Spain would still probably spell defeat for the Populares. Also, in my euphoria I was forgetting something very important. The Populares initially do not have the transport capacity to move a large force from Italy to Spain.
Still in all there is a precedent for my initial optimism. In my last attempt I sent Marius and his two legions to Spain, and the result was that by early in the second year I had the Spanish rebels on the run. Again though, the price paid for this was that when Sulla finally got going in the second year, he ran roughshod over my troops in Italy.
I dunno. I begin to think that as some of you have said, this scenario is probably unwinable as the Mariuns for all but the most skilled and experienced players. Having said that, for some odd reason for the past couple of evenings when I've sat down to play AJE I keep thinking, "let me try Marius one more time."
MarsRobert wrote:BTW, a bit off topic, but I see that Creative Assembly is working on Rome Total War 2. IMHO though, once you've played a deep and rich Roman game like AJE, you never want to go back to that old and tired Total War series. In fact, I finally got around to doing Empire Total War about six months ago and found myself getting quickly bored with it and feeling "been there, done that, have the t-shirt."
BTW, a bit off topic, but I see that Creative Assembly is working on Rome Total War 2. IMHO though, once you've played a deep and rich Roman game like AJE, you never want to go back to that old and tired Total War series. In fact, I finally got around to doing Empire Total War about six months ago and found myself getting quickly bored with it and feeling "been there, done that, have the t-shirt."
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