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Text The Total War series of course. Medieval 2:Total War is my personal favourite.
Originally posted by 8ILlBILl8
Age of empire 3, it was HUGE when it was first released. The first of its type with bad ass graphics. My favorite tactic was to build up a army of cannons and blast the # out of the enemy.
Originally posted by LestatG
Ahh Risk, the weekends spent strategising and plotting against fellow flat mates whilst only pausing to roll, take food deliveries and fridge/toilet runs. Those were the days
Did not know it was on PC - must get it so I can continue taking over the world as a married man with no more student friends
Only have Civilisation and the new one is taking some getting used too. Thanks for the others, will look them up.
I also really like Imperial Glory - very addictive and some great naval battles.
Originally posted by ThinkingCap
reply to post by Vandalour
Nice, I didn't even know it was a video game.
Dune was directed by David Lynch right?
Awesome, I am going to download this game for some serious kicks.
Originally posted by Mellok
reply to post by theovermensch
If you love Total War series and have never played Lords of the Realm 2, you really should.
Turn based economy, but with real time battles.
Mercenaries, castle building, farming, diplomacy, it's great. It really got me addicted to turn based strategies.
I played lots of Age of Empires and AOE2, but they seemed to end up being a click fest that led into mild carpal tunnel syndrome. The fights are too fast and I hate juggling economics and warfare.
Rome: Total War was awesome..
Now I'm playing Empire: Total War. Revolutionary War era; canons, muskets, grenadiers. Completely different feel.
It's amazing, if your rig can handle it..
Originally posted by shamdaddy
If you want to dominate worlds try Galactic Civilizations 2 or if you want to keep it to one planet play Civilizations 4.
There is a civ 5 but I haven't played much of it it yet.
Originally posted by Mellok
In Empire it's all about cannons, and positioning of units. Cavalry doesn't annihilate infantry nearly as bad as other Total War games.
Flanking is the only way to use cavalry, or they will get mowed down by canister shot from cannons (think 12gauge on crack)
Most infantry have bayonets and box formations that you can research, and dispatch groups of even heavy cavalry quite easily.
Cavalry does have it's advantages though for picking off routers.
The overall feel of the game is much more refined than Rome, and you get to use gentlemen to research at schools. So there are tech-trees for military/enlightenment/industrial.
....And did I mention the sea battles?
Almost too much fun.
Only downside of the game is it can glitch and crash. I'm around 60 turns into Sweden campaign and have only had 1 crash I can think of, and I have a somewhat newer gaming rig.
If you play it, save often.
I modded Rome heavily to get it to feel realistic. Empire has it's "wtf?" moments but the battles are very fun and it's sweet to watch battles play out.