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features question

Tue Feb 27, 2018 8:19 pm

Now that there's a steam sale, I'm thinking of buying AJE. Can someone in the know tell me how much it differs from Napoleon's Campaigns, at one end, and, perhaps, CW2, at the other? In particular, is there a replacement and recruitment page in the 'ledger' allowing you to build units? Is there a diplomacy element, and if so, done via a page, or via cards/boxes or some other way?

Many thanks.

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Re: features question

Wed Feb 28, 2018 6:24 am

AJE is a really excellent game of the Roman era. With its added DLC kind of games it covers the whole darned time of the Roman growth and fall.
As to your question, the sale is a great time to get this game, but I would buy it even without a sale.
If you think about CW2 or Wars of Napoleon, there is a major different, this game uses the command system of all AGEOD games which are pre-corps organization, just the leaders and their qualities, no subordination. Also, no depots or supply chains, instead, simple supply.
There is a replacement page in the ledger and there is a recruitment option for building new units.
Diplomacy is very different. For most scenarios there is no diplomacy as two or three factions just go to war with each other. But when there is diplomacy, it is handled in an options presented in the ledger. that is, you select options if you have the EP or money to bribe or join others to your coalition.

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Re: features question

Wed Feb 28, 2018 8:59 am

Very helpful. Thanks Durk. Sounds good.

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Re: features question

Fri Mar 02, 2018 1:37 pm

Bought it now, and all DLC. Is 1.05 the current version?

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Re: features question

Sat Mar 03, 2018 3:51 am

Yes 1.05
Hope you enjoy. I love this game.

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Re: features question

Sat Mar 03, 2018 7:28 pm

I know nothing of the history, but I've started looking at a couple of books on the Punic Wars now. Fascinating.

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Re: features question

Mon Mar 05, 2018 4:02 am

There are so many modern historian who cover these wars so well, but I love Polybius's histories the best.

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