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Warhammer Total War: Warhammer 2

Discussion in 'Strategy and Simulation' started by Infinitron, Mar 31, 2017.

  1. Lone Wolf Arcane

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    Any mods?
     
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  2. Olinser Learned

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    SOMEBODY needs to own that many. Are you ranked #1? Check the Dawi or the elves they can snowball fast.
     
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  3. AwesomeButton Cut a deal with the authorities Patron

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    PC RPG Website of the Year, 2015 Make the Codex Great Again! Grab the Codex by the pussy Divinity: Original Sin 2 A Beautifully Desolate Campaign Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire
    Ok. But how many, what is the number?

    None, playing vanilla WH1

    I was ranked 2nd in overall strength at the time of the invasion event. I was #1 for a brief period, while I was confederating elector counts but then I had to disband some of their armies, to get rid of the upkeep markup.
     
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  4. Mazisky Erudite

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    I've made a cosmetic-only mod that rework the lighting on every map and add a lot of night battles for different climates since the game is lacking those.

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  5. Danikas Erudite

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    About 50 from what I expierienced during a co-op campaign with my friend. I was playing Lizzardmen and had about 10 cities my friend was Bretonnia and he confederated every other Bretonnian faction before turn 50 and Chaos got triggered then.
     
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  6. Mazisky Erudite

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    I have a question: as I said I am a noob and just started the franchise a week ago. In the very first missions I've been asked to kill an army of an opposing faction and conquer the settlement nearby.

    I won the battle but another army (of the same faction) attacked me and in the battle they had reinforcements coming by all sides. I lost because they were too much to handle. What I was supposed to do? thank you
     
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  7. Lone Wolf Arcane

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    Which start? Need more info.
     
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  8. Olinser Learned

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    Sounds like you ended the turn next to a settlement and they attacked.

    Any combat will draw in units on both sides from a small radius, including town garrisons. Pay attention to enemy armies and don't park next to towns if you can't take them and the town garrison at the same time.
     
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  9. AwesomeButton Cut a deal with the authorities Patron

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    PC RPG Website of the Year, 2015 Make the Codex Great Again! Grab the Codex by the pussy Divinity: Original Sin 2 A Beautifully Desolate Campaign Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire
    So, at turn 142 I sent Archaon packing, then re-settled the two remaining settlements I needed to control in order to tick the boxes for the victory condition and the Empire lived happily ever after. It was a fun and immersive campaign. I usually combine the campaigns with reading the army books about the respective faction, so that I am more into the lore.

    Now I started a Bretonnia campaign, on Normal, with king Louen. The pseudo-French and the units' accent cracks me up every time. It feels like borderline Monty Python parody, much more than the Empire did, and I like it. The custom mechanics are also pretty cool.

    What do you say, should I take the plunge into WH2 before having played all the factions in WH1? The expanded mechanics there seem to make playing even more fun, but I can't decide if I should first get as much as I can out of WH1.
     
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  10. Average Manatee Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    If you love cheesy french accents then you need to play Repanse.
     
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  11. rashiakas Savant Patron

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    Yes, get WHII asap, and yes, play repanse.
     
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  12. Mazisky Erudite

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    Yeah, now I realized that the reinforcements were from both a nearby army and the garrison at the same time. Just an unlucky combination, thank you btw
     
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  13. AgentFransis Savant

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    When hovering the mouse on an enemy army you will see red lines leading to it if other forces are in reinforcements range. Same for your army and yellow lines.

    Also be careful of overextending into fog of war (something I still tend to do from time to time), always scout ahead with agents when possible. If you don't want to fight an army and a garrison at the same time you can try setting an ambush for the army. A trick that usually works against the AI is to put your main army in ambush and put a lone general or otherwise weak stack behind them, but that's usually not available and also cheesy.
     
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  14. Gaius maximus Arbiter

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    or your general can learn lighting strike.
     
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  15. AgentFransis Savant

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    Lightning strike doesn't work against a garrisoned army. But it's useful to have on at least a few generals, yes.
     
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  16. Average Manatee Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Ambush is really key to use often. Even if you don't have a great ambush chance, you are still invisible until the AI comes near. Furthermore even failing the ambush lets you immediately launch a normal battle. Much better than being visible on the map and having 2 or more AI stacks in the fog of war march next to your single stack before attacking.
     
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  17. Lone Wolf Arcane

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    Yes, absolutely, TWW2 is a far superior product.
     
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  18. Stormcrowfleet Arcane

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    I'm playing multiplayer and it's a load of fun. Not that the normal game isn't, but it really adds something. Also I feel it works much better than in Shogun 2 or Rome 2. It might just be me IDK.
     
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  19. Danikas Erudite

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    This game is very good for co-op.
     
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  20. Mazisky Erudite

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    Finally I am getting used to the game and I am having a lot of fun! Some more questions:

    -My standard turns are: Build, research, move and recruit. Is there something else that I need to check every turn?

    -After a heavy battle I usually pass 2 or 3 turns into a settlement to restore health and recruit. Do the game penalize you in the long term for taking your time and wasting several turns without moving and\or playing passive?

    -I get a lot of "friendly" request from other factions of my same race: is there a valid reason to deny them and decrease relationship?

    -When I help an allied on the other side of the map by sending reinforcements and playing the battle, is the army I've sent a different thing specific for that mission or they are taken away from my regular armies?

    Thank you
     
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  21. AgentFransis Savant

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    Not necessary every turn but pay attention to the province commandments and if you need to change them. There's a one turn lag on changing the commandment so if you have a recruitment boosting commandment and plan to recruit next turn then you need to change this turn etc.
    Keep an eye on public order. Check the diplomacy if you can sign a trade agreement or something else.

    If you need to wait to replenish you need to wait, there's not much choice here. Just keep in mind that you don't have to sit in a town to reinforce you will also reinforce on the move while in your territory, just slower. Also some factions have an encamp stance that you can take at 50% movement remaining which boosts replenishment. It allows you to reinforce in enemy territory and if do it in your own it's the same as sitting in a town.

    Generally you want to move carefully until you eliminated most of the enemy field armies (unless you know where all of them are) and then you want to blitz his lands as fast as possible before he can recover.

    Denying a diplomatic offer doesn't lower relations, only cancelling existing treaties. You want to avoid any diplomatic treaties if you plan on conquering them. Breaking treaties lowers your reliability which makes all diplomacy harder and it takes a long time to recover.

    Do you mean a quest battle where you click on teleport? In that case it's your real army of course.
     
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  22. Mazisky Erudite

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    It's when you get the "An allied is being attacked by XXX, what u gonna do?" and there are four options: Help him (cost 2000 gold), ignore him (-1 relationship), send scout and another one i can't remember.

    If I fight the battle there is not even my lord but a random hero without skills and you start as reinforcements coming from outside the map.
     
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  23. AgentFransis Savant

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    Oh, that's a dilemma event. These are faction specific and I'm not familiar with that one.
     
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  24. Lone Wolf Arcane

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    That's the Empire dilemma. The -1 isn't relationship, it's basically the number you build up to annex the electorate when it hits 10. If you can afford the 2000 gold, spend it, and auto-resolve the battle. You'll almost always win on anything up to Hard difficulty. Don't bother fighting those; there are too many, and they're boring battles to boot.

    All the really important stuff is put on end turn notifications (i.e. the button that's normally 'End Turn' will have something like character level up to click on, or a settlement upgrade, or a new research item to pick).
     
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  25. Mazisky Erudite

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    thank you but i need to know if the troops deployed for that dilemma are taken from my reserves or are specific troops for that mission i should not care about too much.
     
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