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    Historical Battle FAQ by Rata1

    Version: 1.100 | Updated: 05/07/11 | Printable Version | Search This Guide

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       \------------------------------Type: Historical Battle FAQ--------------/
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    Table of Contents----------------------------------you're looking at it genius.
    
    Introduction-------------------------------------------------------------[ITO1]
    
    What are Historical Battles?---------------------------------------------[WAH3]
    
    Tips and Advice----------------------------------------------------------[TAA2]
    
    Walkthrough--------------------------------------------------------------[WKT3]
    
    Battle of the River Trebia-----------------------------------------------[BRT1]
    
    Siege of Gergovia--------------------------------------------------------[SOG2]
    
    Battle of the Lake Trasimene---------------------------------------------[TLK3]
    
    Battle of Raphia---------------------------------------------------------[BAR4]
    
    Battle of Telamon--------------------------------------------------------[BAT5]
    
    Battle of Asculum--------------------------------------------------------[BOA6]
    
    Battle of Carrhae--------------------------------------------------------[BOC8]
    
    Battle of Cynoscephalae--------------------------------------------------[BOY9]
    
    Battle of Teutoburg Forest-----------------------------------------------[TF10]
    
    Siege of Sparta----------------------------------------------------------[SO11]
    
    My Other Guides----------------------------------------------------------[MOG1]
    
    FAQ----------------------------------------------------------------------[FAQS]
    
    Credits------------------------------------------------------------------[CYT2]
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    ------------------------------Introduction [ITO1]------------------------------
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    Hello and welcome to my eighth guide. This is going to be a guide on how to
    beat all of the historical battles in the game. I decided to write this guide
    for 2 reasons. 1. The total war series is my favorite strategy game of all
    time. 2.there aren't many other places to find help for these battles and I
    know from personal experience that the hostorical battles can be hard at times.
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    --------------------What are Historical Battles [WAH3--------------------------
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    So now your probablly asking yourself, What are historical battles? Well
    historical battles are battles in the game with preset units that are meant
    to reenact battles from roman times.
    
    Unlike campaign battles or custom battles you do not get to deploy your units
    but you do get 15-30 seconds to reform your men before you come under attack.
    In almost all of the battles you will be at some sort of disadvantage like
    either have 300 less men or your opponents soldiers have double the upgrades.
    
    There are some historical inaccuracies between how the game portrays it and
    what actually happened Such as most of the battles where fought with 10,000 or
    more men on each side rather then 900 on each side.
    
    Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoy the guide.
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    -------------------------------Tips and Advice [TAA2]--------------------------
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    I highly suggest you read this if you are new to the game.
    
    1. Use all of your units to your advantage. It doesn't matter if you only have
    100 men at the end of the battle, the only thing that matters is that you win
    the battle.
    
    2. Never leave Cavalry in combat for to long especially against spearmen. So
    charge the flanks of the enemy soldiers then if they don't mediately route
    pull your horses out and then charge them again.
    
    3. Archers can work as melee units if you are running low on infantry.
    
    4. Always keep your general out of danger. Keeping your mens morale up is very
    important when your opponent has 500 more men then you.
    
    5. Even though at times the odds seem bad the game will usually give you some
    sort of tactical advantage so try to figure this out Or continue to read this
    guide and I will tell you.
    
    6. Never charge cavalry in to spear men head on!
    
    7. You can pause the game and still order your troops. This will let you make
    better decisions because you won't be under pressure.
    
    8. Never chase enemies with infantry. If your enemies infantry starts to route
    do not chase them because you have very limited amounts of soldiers and chasing
    a few soldiers of cavalry is pretty low on your priority list.
    
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    -------------------------------Walkthrough [WKT3]------------------------------
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    Before I start the guide there are a few things you should know.
    
    1. For the most part the computer is very predictable but the computer is not
    guaranteed to do what I say they will do so be prepared to think on your
    own.
    
    2. Do not expect to win any of these battles on your first try so stay calm
    and persevere.
    
    3. listen to the computers intro to the battles because they sometimes give you
    helpful information.
    
    4. There is more then one way to beat any one of these battles so my way may
    not be the easiest way of doing it.
    
    5. If you have a alternate strategy  please don't hesitate to e-mail me at
    ratlips24@aol.com. (Note: make sure to include rome total war in the
    description.)
    
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    This is the basic format I will use for the rest of the guide.
    
    --------------------------Name of the battle-----------------------------------
    
                               Battle info (game description)
    
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                    List of all the units in the battle.
    Name of unit
    soldiers per unit
    experience 1-9
    Attack upgrades bronze, silver, gold
    Defense upgrades bronze, silver, gold
    Number of units
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                                   Strategies
    
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    --------------------Battle of the River Trebia [BRT1]--------------------------
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    Difficulty: 1/5
    
    Video Guide:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-1qJpvFK98&feature=channel_video_title
    
                                ---Game Description---
                                        218 BC
                                      River Trebia
    
    As Rome secured control of the Italian peninsula, Carthage was establishing an
    empire in Spain and North Africa. It was inevitable that these two rising
    powers would clash violently for control of the western Mediterranean. Carthage
    needed space for its trade and Maritime empire and the Romans simpily saw
    Carthage as another threat. War was bound to come, sooner or later.
    
    Fortunately For the Carthaginians, they had the services of Hannibal Barca, one
    of the greatest generals of all time. Marching from Spain he slipped past one
    Roman army and into northern Italy over the Alps, even managing to bring a
    contingent of elephants with the army. His bold strategy was to march on Rome
    and break Roman power at its heart. He also hoped to gain allies as he
    advanced, among peoples disenchanted with the domination of Rome.
    
    After two months of camping he was met by a Roman force at the River Trebia.
    Hannibal used a feigned cavalry retreat to lure the Romans across the freezing
    river. True to form, and despite the winter floods, the Romans crossed the
    river and made straight for Hannibal's army. Historically, Hannibal was ready
    and crushed the Roman army. The few romans who escaped were the ones who broke
    through the Carthaginian line as it closed around them and then kept running!
    
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    ---Carthage---
    General: Hannibal Barca
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    General's armored bodyguard | Poeni infantry  | Skirmishers     |
    Soldiers: 3                 | Soldiers: 61    | Soldiers: 70    |
    Experience: 7               | Experience: 2   | Experience: 7   |
    Attack: Silver              | Attack: bronze  | Attack: Silver  |
    Defense: Silver             | Defense: bronze | Defense: bronze |
    Units: 1                    | Units: 3        | Units: 2        |
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    Sacred Band Cavalry| War Elephants | Armored War Elephants| Cretan Archers  |
    Soldiers: 60       | Soldiers: 21  | Soldiers: 21         | Soldiers: 60    |
    Experience: 5      | Experience: 0 | Experience: none     | Experience: none|
    Attack: bronze     | Attack: none  | Attack: none         | Attack: none    |
    Defense: Silver    | Defense: none | Defense: none        | Defense: none   |
    Units: 3           | Units: 1      | units: 1             | Units: 1        |
    (2 units only      |               |                      |                 |
    have 40 soldiers)  |               |                      |                 |
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    Mercenary Numidian Cavalry | Barbarian Mercenaries    | Barbarian Cavalry|
    Soldiers: 30               | Soldiers: 80             | Soldiers: 40     |
    Experience: none           | Experience: 6            | Experience: 2    |
    Attack: none               | Attack: Silver           | Attack: bronze   |
    Defense: none              | Defense: Silver          | Defense: bronze  |
    Units: 1                   | Units: 2 (2nd unit has   | Units: 1         |
                                 bronze defense and 2 exp)|                  |
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    ---Rome---
    General: Captain Tiberius
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    Roman General   | Equites         | Hastati         | Velites         |
    Soldiers: 10    | Soldiers: 4o    | Soldiers: 100   | Soldiers: 60    |
    Experience: 8   | Experience: 6   | Experience: 6   | Experience: none|
    Attack: Silver  | Attack: none    | Attack: Silver  | Attack: Silver  |
    Defense: Silver | Defense: Silver | Defense: bronze | Defense: bronze |
    units: 1        | Units: 2        | Units: 4        | Units: 4        |
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    Principes       | Triarii         |
    Soldiers: 101   | Soldiers: 102   |
    Experience: 4   | Experience: 4   |
    Attack: none    | Attack: none    |
    Defense: bronze | Defense: bronze |
    units: 4        | Units: 4        |
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    -------------------------------Strategies--------------------------------------
    
    -------------------------------Overview----------------------------------------
    For those of you (Like me) that have played the demo a million times should
    be fairly familiar with this battle. But those of you who thing that the battle
    is the same difficulty as the demo will be sadly mistaken.
    
    The difficulty level has risen quite a bit but the basic strategy for beating
    the battle hasn't changed much but I won't go do fair into the because many
    people haven't played the demo.
    
    As you probably noticed from the list above not only does your opponent have
    over 700 more men then you they also have superior upgrades. But all is not
    lost. To make up for your lack of soldiers you are given 2 units of Elephants
    that are worth at least 100 men each. Along with that major advantage you are
    also given 4 units of cavalry that are in a perfect position for a flanking
    maneuver. With all of these factors tied together and used in the proper way
    this battle becomes really easy.
    
    ---------------------------------Strategy--------------------------------------
    Once the battle begins keep it paused and select all of your melee infantry and
    form them into a line that is the same with as the roman army. Also move your
    cavalry (including your Elephants) behind your infantry line. Now just sit and
    wait for the Roman army. Eventually your archers will route the velites and
    when they do order them to start firing on the infantry.
    
    Once the enemy army is about 75 feet away you need to do 2 things. 1. move
    your skirmishers behind your infantry line and disable Skirmish mode.
    2. Activate "War Cry" on your barbarian infantry.
    
    Your opponent will not charge all of his infantry at once so you must be
    patient. Once at least 90% of the enemy army is engaged you must spring your
    trap. Move each your elephants on opposite sides of the roman army and order
    them to attack the unit directly across from them on the opposite flank.
    (Example: order your Elephants on your right flank to attack the romans on your
    left flank). When you do this it will cause the elephants to charge threw all
    of the enemies infantry in a attempt to get to there target. Also charge the
    hidden cavalry.
    
    (Note: Your General should not be a part of this cavalry charge Since he only
    has 3 men he wouldn't be much help anyways.)
    
    (Note: Try to keep your general alive since keeping your soldiers morale up
    is very important when outnumbered like this.)
    
    With the combined weight of Elephants charging and a massive cavalry charge
    the bulk of the enemy army will route in less then a couple seconds. After this
    point all you will have to do is finish off any surviving units witch shouldn't
    be to hard with Elephants.
    
    If your having any trouble check out this video for help.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-1qJpvFK98&feature=channel_video_title
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    ---------------------------Siege of Gergovia  [SOG2]---------------------------
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    Difficulty (if you follow this strategy): 2.5
    Video Guide: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UjvUxnczlsY&feature=relmfu
    
                               ---Game Description---
                                        52 BC
                                     Fort Gergovia
    
    Julius Caesar was appointed proconsul for the combined provinces of Illyricum,
    Cisalpane and Transalpine Gaul - a vast territory for him to rule, but still
    not quite enough. Fortunateley, he commanded one of the best armies of the day,
    tough veteran legionaries with good military engineering skills.
    
    All was going well until 54 BC when a revolt broke out lead by Vercingetorix,
    an Avernian artistocrat. Thrown temporarily onto the back foot, Caesar was
    forced to react to the Gaul and his attacks, rather than the other way around.
    The Gauls annihilated one of his legions in the winter of 54-53 BC, and
    disaster never seemed far away. The rebellious Gauls were proving to be a huge
    problem.
    
    In 52 BC, the Gauls and Romans met at Gergovia, a fortified hilltop fort.
    Fearing that the gauls were bringing forward reinforcements, Caesar ordered a
    legion to march to the rear of the fort. Spotting this, Vercingetorix moved
    the entire Gallic army to watch, leaving the path to the fort clear for
    Caesar. The Roman general ordered his forces forward, but the Gauls returned
    just in time to counter the offensive and surround the Roman army.
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    ---Rome----
    General: Julius Caesar
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    Roman Armoured General| Legionary Cohort| Legionary Cavalry| Archer Auxilia  |
    soldiers: 17          | Soldiers: 66    | Soldiers: 50     | Soldiers: 51    |
    experience: 7         | Experience: 4   | Experience: 2    | Experience: none|
    Attack: bronze        | Attack: Silver  | Attack: bronze   | Attack: Gold    |
    Defense: bronze       | Defense: Silver | Defense: bronze  | Defense: Bronze |
    Units: 1              | Units: 12       | Units: 2         | Units: 2        |
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    ---Gauls---
    General: Vercingetorix
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    Barbarian Chosen Warlord| Naked Fanatics | Chosen Swordsmen| Druids         |
    Soldiers: 35            | Soldiers: 50   | Soldiers: 66    | Soldiers: 50   |
    Experience: 7           | Experience: 8  | Experience: 6   | Experience: 7  |
    Attack: Silver          | Attack: Gold   | Attack: Silver  | Attack: Gold   |
    Defense: Gold           | Defense: Silver| Defense: Silver | Defense: Silver|
    Units: 1                | Units: 2       | Units: 3        | Units: 1       |
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    Warband        | Warhounds      | Barbarian Noble Cavalry| Swordsmen      |
    Soldiers: 66   | Soldiers: 35   | Soldiers: 50-65        | Soldiers: 66   |
    Experience: 6  | Experience: 5  | Experience: 5          | Experience: 6  |
    Attack: Gold   | Attack: Silver | Attack: Silver         | Attack: Silver |
    Defense: Silver| Defense: Bronze| Defense: Silver        | Defense: Silver|
    Units: 1       | Units: 1       | Units: 5               | Units: 4       |
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    Forester Warband|
    Soldiers: 5o    |
    Experience: 5   |
    Attack: Silver  |
    Defense: bronze |
    Units: 2        |
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    ------------------------------Overview---------------------------------------
    
    This game won't be complete unless Julius Caesar present. Unfortunately This
    battle is one of Caesar's greatest downfalls. When you start the battle not
    only will you be surrounded on both sides by Gauls but you will also be
    outnumbered by at least 120 men.
    
    As far as units go Your opponents has almost 300 horsemen agianst your 100
    and your archers are pretty much useless against your opponents elite archers.
    Once more thing to make this battle even more difficult is the fact that after
    you defeat the enemy army you will have to march into the fort and kill any
    units that you routed during the battle
    
    All these factors put together makes for a challenging battle.
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    Once the battle starts keep the game paused and start reforming your men into
    a rectangle. Take your soldiers off the ram for now. Now Aim 4 units of
    infantry toward the forest in a line and 4 aiming the other way back to back.
    Move one unit one each end to cover the flanks and move your General and your
    archers into the middle of the rectangle.
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     FFFFFFF       G             R RA R              G     FFFFFF
     FFFFFFF   GA  GC            R RA R            G GA  FFFFFF
     FFFFFFF   GA  GC            R RG R            G GA  FFFFFFF
     FFFFFFF       G             R    R            GC    FFFFFFFF
     FFFFFFF       G                R              GC    FFFFFF
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    Key
    F = Forest
    G = Galic Infantry
    GA = Galic Archers
    GC = Galic Cavalry
    R = Roman Infantry
    RG = Roman General
    RA = Roman Archers
    RC = Roman Cavalry
    
    Note: I know this diagram is really crappy but you should get the general
    picture of how you should reform your army.
    
    The gauls wills always start out with a massive cavalry charge directly at you.
    Since you men are pretty heavily upgraded they should route them fairly
    quickly. After the that the infantry will charge in. Wait for all of the enemy
    infantry to be engaged then charge with all of your cavalry at the flanks of
    the infantry. Once a enemy soldier routes make sure your soldiers don't follow
    them and then order them to engage another unit.
    
    Note: Always keep your soldiers in at least 2 groups in order to keep them
    from being surrounded. After several more cavalry charges to the flank
    most of the enemy army should route to the fort.
    
    Note: once the bulk of the army has been defeated the archers will start to
    attack you but they are no match for your soldiers.
    
    There shouldn't be more then 50-75 soldiers inside the fort so you should have
    no trouble finishing them off.
    
    If your having trouble check out this video.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UjvUxnczlsY&feature=relmfu
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    ---------------------------Battle of the Lake Trasimene [TLK3]-----------------
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    Difficulty: 1.5\5
    Video Guide:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2FIEwnEZuoA&feature=channel_video_title
    
                             ---Game Description---
                                      217 BC
                                  Lake Trasimene
    
    The rise of the Rome was far from inevitable. As the Romans moved to secure
    their control over the Italian Peninsular, another people, the Carthaginians,
    were busy establishing their own empire in Spain and North Africa. It was
    inevitable, however, that the two rising powers in the region would clash
    violently at some point: there simply wasn't room around the shores of the
    Western Mediterranean for the two empires to co-exist.
    
    Fortunately the Carthaginians blessed with a great general in Hannibal, Who
    can only be described as a military genius. in 218 BC he lead a force form
    Spain, over the Alps and into Northern Italy to directly challenge Roman
    power. He defeated the romans at Trebia in 218 BC and forced them onto the
    strategic Defensive.
    
    Hannibal Continued to push hard, and caught a Roman army at Lake Trasimene.
    Now he would have another chance to prove his worth, this time against the
    full might of a Roman consular army under C. Flaminius. He had already
    demonstrated tactical fitness in commanding many different types of soldiers
    against the relatively brute force approach of the Roman Commander at Trebia.
    Now Hannibal intended to teach the Romans another hard lesson. It was not to
    be the last lesson in the generalship he would hand out.
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    ---Rome----
    General: C. Flaminius
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    Roman General   | Hastati        | Triari         | Velites       |
    Soldiers: 15    | Soldiers: 60   | Soldiers: 62   | Soldiers: 45  |
    Experience: 6   | Experience: 4  | Experience: 6  | Experience: 2 |
    Attack: bronze  | Attack: bronze | Attack: Silver | Attack: bronze|
    Defense: bronze | Defense: Silver| Defense: Silver| Defense: none |
    Units: 1        | Units: 4       | Units: 4       | Units: 4      |
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    Roman Cavalry  | Principes      |
    Soldiers: 45   | Soldiers: 61-76|
    Experience: 2  | Experience: 5  |
    Attack: bronze | Attack: Silver |
    Defense: bronze| Defense: Silver|
    Units: 2       | Units: 4       |
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    ---Carthage---
    General: Hannibal Barca
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    General's Bodyguard| Libyan Spearmen| Iberian Infantry| Round Shield Cavalry|
    Soldiers: 15       | Soldiers: 61   | Soldiers: 60    | Soldiers: 60        |
    Experience: 8      | Experience: 5  | Experience: 6   | Experience: 4       |
    Attack: bronze     | Attack: Silver | Attack: bronze  | Attack: Silver      |
    Defense: Gold      | Defense: Silver| Defense: Silver | Defense: Silver     |
    Units: 1           | Units: 2       | Units: 4        | Units: 3            |
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    Skirmishers    | Poeni Infantry | Long Shield Cavalry|
    Soldiers: 30-45| Soldiers: 31-61| Soldiers: 60       |
    Experience     | Experience: 5  | Experience: 5      |
    Attack: Silver | Attack: Silver | Attack: Silver     |
    Defense: none  | Defense: Silver| Defense: Silver    |
    Units: 5       | Units: 3       | Units: 1           |
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    ---------------------------------Overview--------------------------------------
    For this battle you will be on the receiving end of one of hannibal's genius
    traps. When you start the battle your army will be in a column with the
    enter enemy army coming at you from the side. Along with this the enemy will
    have cavalry on both ends of your army ready to flank.
    
    Speaking of your army you will always start the battle with 5 units routing
    and they will keep running till they leave the battle field. Along with your
    standard roman general and light infantry you will have elite Triari witch will
    eat up your opponents cavalry. Since your men are of superior quality it
    makes up for the fact that you are outnumbered.
    -------------------------------Strategies--------------------------------------
    Once the Battle starts order your spearmen and on unit of light infantry to
    attack the large mass of cavalry on your right flank. Also send your cavalry
    (not your general) to attack the cavalry on your left flank. And then form
    the rest of your infantry into one line facing the forest. Once your cavalry
    is done on the left flank move them over to the right flank and start to
    flank any enemy infantry engaged with your spearmen.
    
    (Note: you spearmen last long against your opponents infantry.)
    
    Now whenever a unit of infantry comes to attack your line simply move the unit
    next to one being attacked around to flank the enemy. Keep doing this till the
    enemy is destroyed. The battle is pretty much over for hannibal when all of his
    cavalry is destroyed.
    
    Note: Sometimes the enemy will keep 2-3 units of infantry in the forest and
    force you to come into the forest to get them. If this does happen you can
    wait for them to come out or march into the forest and finish them off since
    they will probally be very tired.
    
    Afterwards you can proudly say that you killed Hannibal Barca.
    
    If your having trouble check out this video:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2FIEwnEZuoA&feature=channel_video_title
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    ---------------------------Battle of Raphia  [BAR4]----------------------------
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    Difficulty If your Elphants Route early: 3\5
    Difficulty If your Elephants don't route: 1.5\5
    
    Video Guide: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZldY3nf53gk&feature=relmfu
    
                             ---Game Description---
                                      217 BC
                                     Raphia
    
    More than a century after the death of Alexander the Great, and his successors
    were still struggling for dominance over his fragmented empire. Antiochus III
    of the Seleucids had Designs on regaining control of Coele-Syria which had
    been recently annexed by Egypt. Antuichus could do little about the situation
    immediately, but his opportunity came when the new king of Egypt, Ptolemy IV
    came to the throne. As he was not an attractive character, there were
    defections to the Seleucids among Egyptian generals and governors, and war
    loomed.
    
    By Spring 217 BC both sides had completed their preperations. Egyptian
    diplomacy had delayed the fighting for long enough. The two armies advanced,
    and clashed near the small town of Raphia, wiht the sea protecting one flank
    of each army. Bothe kings chose to make this flank their strongest, and lead
    the battle from there.
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    ---Seleucids---
    General: Antiochus III
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    General's Armoured Bodyguard| Companion Cavalry  | Silver Shield Pikemen|
    Soldiers: 30                | Soldiers: 50       | Soldiers: 61         |
    Experience: 7               | Experience: 7      | Experience: 5        |
    Attack: Silver              | Attack: Silver-Gold| Attack: bronze       |
    Defense: Silver             | Defense: none-Gold | Defense: Silver      |
    Units: 1                    | Units: 4           | Units: 8             |
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    Armoured Elephants| War Elephants  | Greek Cavalry  | Peltasts       |
    Soldiers: 27      | Soldiers: 27   | Soldiers: 45   | Soldiers: 45   |
    Experience: 2     | Experience: 2  | Experience: 6  | Experience: 2  |
    Attack: Silver    | Attack: Silver | Attack: Silver | Attack: bronze |
    Defense: Siver    | Defense: Silver| Defense: Silver| Defense: bronze|
    Units: 1          | Units: 1       | Units: 2       | Units: 3       |
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    ---Egyptians---
    General: Ptolem IV
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    Egyptian Cavalry General| Nile Cavalry  | Nubian Cavalry| Pharaoh's Guards|
    Soldiers: 30            | Soldiers: 45  | Soldiers: 45  | Soldiers: 61    |
    Experience: 7           | Experience: 3 | Experience: 9 | Experience: 6   |
    Attack: Slver           | Attack: bronze| Attack: Gold  | Attack: Silver  |
    Defense: Silver         | Defense: Gold | Defense: Gold | Defense: Silver |
    Units: 1                | Units: 3      | Units: 2      | Units: 4        |
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    Desert Axemen  | Egyptian Chariot Archers| Camel Archers  | Pharaoh's Bowmen|
    Soldiers: 46   | Soldiers: 54            | Soldiers: 60   | Soldiers: 61    |
    Experience: 4  | Experience: 7           | Experience: 5  | Experience: 6   |
    Attack: Silver | Attack: Gold            | Attack: Gold   | Attack: Gold    |
    Defense: bronze| Defense: bronze         | Defense: Silver| Defense: none   |
    Units: 4       | Units: 1                | Units: 1       | Units: 4        |
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    ---------------------------------Strategy--------------------------------------
    Once the battle begins move your general back towards your army and move 3
    units of cavalry to meat up with your general. Once your cavalry meats your
    general turn them around and attack the enemy cavalry.
    
    Move your army up to meat the enemy infantry. Order 2 units of pikemen to
    attack one unit of Pharaoh's guard. And now like the battle of the river trebia
    move one unit of Elephants onto each flank and start to mow the infantry down.
    With the enemy pikemen out of spear wall formation your men should be able to
    easily defeat them. Also Start to flank with your cavalry but do not keep
    them engaged for to long o relse they will get destroyed.
    
    Note: Its very likely that your Elephants will start to ignore your orders
    so if this happpens you will have to just flank them with cavalry and hope
    for the best.
    
    Once the enemy infantry is gone its just a matter of mowing down the archers
    with your cavalry and chasing down the camel archers\Chariots.
    
    If your having trouble check out this video:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZldY3nf53gk&feature=relmfu
    
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    ---------------------------Battle of Telamon  [BAT5]---------------------------
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    \_____________________________________________________________________________/
    Difficulty: .5\5
    Video Guide: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E05onxJv98g&feature=relmfu
    
                                ---Game Description---
                                        225 BC
                                       Telamon
    
     After the end of the 1st Punic War, the Romans had every right to feel pleased
    with their results. There had been unrest in northern Italy, but the mere
    appearance of an army had quashed any opposition. However, in 225BC an alliance
    of Gallic tribes and mercenaries from Transalpine Gaul moved into Etruria
    through an unguarded pass in the Apennines. To meet this invasion, the Romans
    called on the resources and manpower of all of middle and southern Italy, who
    rapidly mobilised defensive forces. As a result, they succeeded in
    outmanoeuvring the Gauls, and forced the invaders towards the coast of Tuscany,
    while another army made an unopposed landing at Pisae and prevented them from a
    line of retreat. The Gauls were surrounded, trapped.
    
    After Telamon the Romans decided that enough was enough. Northern Italy would
    have to be secured and the Gauls defeated, a task that would virtually double
    the area under Rome's direct control. By 220BC nearly all the Gallic tribes had
    submitted and Carthage was severely weakened by the loss of one of its main
    sources of mercenaries. The peace won would not be long lasting.
    ----------------------------------Units----------------------------------------
    ---Gauls---
    General: Captain Barrivendos
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    Skirmisher Warband| Barbarian Noble Cavalry| Barbarian Warlord|
    Soldiers: 55      | Soldiers: 40           | Soldiers: 25     |
    Experience: 3     | Experience: 2          | Experience: 3    |
    Attack: bronze    | Attack: bronze         | Attack: bronze   |
    Defense: none     | defense: bronze        | Defense: Silver  |
    Units: 2          | Units: 2               | Units: 1         |
    --------------------------------------------------------------
    Chosen Swordsmen| Warhounds       | Warband        |
    Soldiers: 56    | Soldiers: 55    | Soldiers: 86   |
    Experience: 2   | Experience: none| Experience: 2  |
    AttacK: none    | Attack: none    | Attack: bronze |
    Defense: bronze | defense: none   | Defense: bronze|
    Units: 6        | Units: 2        | Units: 1       |
    ---------------------------------------------------
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    ---Romans (army 1)---
    General: Cassius Acilius
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    Velites      | Roman Cavalry  | Roman General  | Hastati        | Triarii
    Soldiers: 55 | Soldiers: 40   | Soldiers: 20   | Soldiers: 55   | Soldiers: 57|
    Experience: 3| Experience: 2  | Experience: 4  | Experience: 3  | Experience  |
    Attack: Gold | Attack: bronze | Attack: bronze | Attack: bronze | Attack: bronz
    Defense: none| Defense: Silver| Defense: Silver| Defense: bronze| Defense: 2  |
    Units: 3     | Units 2        | Units: 1       | Units: 3       | units: Silv |
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    ---Romans (army 2)
    General: Decius Dellius
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    Roman Archers| Hastati        | Principes      | Triarii        |
    Soldiers: 55 | Soldiers: 55   | Soldiers: 56   | Soldiers: 57   |
    Experience: 3| Experience: 2  | Experience: 3  | Experience: 4  |
    Attack: Gold | Attack: bronze | Attack: bronze | Attack: bronze |
    Defense: none| Defense: bronze| Defense: Silver| Defense: Silver|
    Units: 2     | Units: 3       | Units: 2       | Units:  3      |
    ----------------------------------------------------------------
    Roman Cavalry  | Roman General  |
    Soldiers: 40   | Soldiers: 20   |
    Experience: 2  | Experience: 4  |
    Attack: bronze | Attack: bronze |
    Defense: bronze| Defense: Silver|
    Units: 2       | Units: 1       |
    --------------------------------
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    ---------------------------------Overview--------------------------------------
    This battle is 2v1 but luckily the battle takes place before the roman reforms
    so your infantry are much stronger then your opponents. Your Infantry is
    stronger but you will have to mass all of your cavalry together in one big
    group in order to defeat the enemy cavalry. As long as you defeat the
    first roman army quickly you will have plenty of time to reform and defeat
    the second army the same way you defeated the first one.
    ---------------------------------Strategy--------------------------------------
    Once the battle starts move your warband with the spears to the right side
    of your line and then move your cavalry on the left over to the right side
    along with your general. So right now you should have 3 units of cavalry on
    your right flank your warband on the left flank and your swordsmen in the
    middle. Also keep your skirmishers and dogs behind your line and do not attack
    with your dogs till the enemy starts to route.
    
    Once the enemy army is in the range of your skirmishers activate your mens
    "War Cry" ability and then attack your opponents infantry. Order your warband
    to attack your opponents Cavalry and have your Cavalry swarn your opponents
    cavalry on the other flank.
    
    Most of the enemy infantry should route quickly but if they don't, flank them
    with your cavalry and the rest of the soldiers will route.
    
    Now send a unit of cavalry to destroy all the routing infantry and then form
    a line like you did at the beginning of the battle but turn them to face the
    second army. Now just do what you did for the first army to finish the battle.
    
    If you are having trouble check out this link:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E05onxJv98g&feature=relmfu
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    ---------------------------Battle of Asculum  [BOA6]---------------------------
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    Difficulty: 2.5\5
    
    Video Guide: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Fnayn2y_ek&feature=relmfu
    
                                 ---Game Description---
                                         279 BC
                                        Asculum
    
    Pyrrhus, the King of Epirus, had a long career as a soldier, pretty much from
    the age of 12. He was related to Alexander the Great through his mother, and
    was drawn into the Wars of the Successors after Alexander's death. In the
    process, he managed to get himself deposed and reinstated as King of Epirus and
    proclaimed the King of Macedonia, and then promptly dethroned in Macedonia.
    Pyrrhus consciously modelled himself on Alexander and even claimed that
    Alexander talked to him in dreams. Even after losing the Macedonian throne, he
    kept looking for something to conquer, like his hero...
    
    It was at this point that ambassadors from Tarentum arrived to ask for help
    against some western 'barbarians' who called themselves 'Romans'. Pyrrhus
    needed little further encouragement and, in 280BC landed in Italy. His first
    overtures to the Romans offering mediation between them and the citizens of
    Tarentum were rejected. His victory at Heraclea was not enough to win the war,
    however, even when he marched on Rome. Incidentally, his opponent at Heraclea,
    Appius Claudius, was responsible for giving the Roman army its first taste of
    new punishment: decimation. Pyrrhus had hoped to win over Rome's allies and
    client cities to his banner, but every one of them shut the gates against him,
    and he was forced to winter in Campania, even though he had been close enough
    to Rome to see the smoke of the city on the horizon.
    
    In 279, Pyrrhus advanced again. This time he moved up the Adriatic coast,
    methodically reducing the Roman colonies there. Perhaps he hoped that the
    locals would rise and follow him, but the Romans moved too and sent an army to
    confront him under the command of P Sulpicius Saverrio and P. Decimus Mus. The
    two armies confronted each other near the River Aufidus, upstream from the spot
    were the equally bloody Battle of Cannae would be fought some 63 years later...
    
    Asculum was to give the world the concept of the pyrrhic victory: a victory won
    at so great a cost that it was almost a defeat. As Pyrrhus himself remarked 'If
    we are victorious in one more battle with the Romans, we shall be utterly
    ruined.'
    --------------------------------------Units------------------------------------
    ---Rome---
    General: Publius Mus
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    Roman General | Velites         | Hastati        | Principes      |
    Soldiers: 15  | Soldiers: 80    | Soldiers: 60   | Soldiers: 61   |
    Experience: 4 | Experience: none| Experience: 1  | Experience: 2  |
    Attack: bronze| Attack: none    | Attack: none   | Attack: none   |
    Defense: none | Defense: none   | Defense: bronze| Defense: bronze|
    Units: 1      | Units: 3        | Units: 5       | Units: 5       |
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    Triarii        | Equites       |
    Soldiers: 42   | Soldiers: 30  |
    Experience: 3  | Experience    |
    Attack: none   | Attack: bronze|
    Defense: bronze| Defense: none |
    Units: 4       | Units: 1      |
    -------------------------------
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    ---Seleucids----
    General: King Pyrrhus
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    General's Bodyguard| War elephants  | Phalanx Pikemen| Companion Cavalry|
    Soldiers: 30       | Soldiers: 15   | Soldiers: 60   | Soldiers: 30     |
    Experience: 4      | Experience     | Experience: 3  | Experience: 4    |
    Attack: bronze     | Attack: bronze | Attack: bronze | Attack: bronze   |
    Defense: bronze    | Defense: bronze| Defense: Silver| Defense: Silver  |
    Units: 1           | Units: 1       | Units: 5       | Units: 1         |
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    Barbarian Mercenaries| Archers      | Peltasts     | Levy Pikemen   |
    Soldiers: 60         | Soldiers: 60 | Soldiers: 60 | Soldiers: 60   |
    Experience: 3        | Experience: 3| Experience: 3| Experience: 3  |
    Attack: bronze       | Attack: Gold | Attack: Gold | Attack: bronze |
    Defense: bronze      | Defense: none| Defense: none| Defense: Silver|
    Units: 1             | Units: 1     | Units: 2     | Units: 3       |
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    Samnite Mercenaries| Militia Hoplites| Rhodian Slingers|
    Soldiers: 60       | Soldiers: 60    | Soldiers: 60    |
    Experience: 4      | Experience: 2   | Experience: 1   |
    Attack: bronze     | Attack: bronze  | Attack: Gold    |
    Defense: Silver    | Defense: Silver | Defense: none   |
    Units: 1           | Units: 1        | Units: 1        |
    -------------------------------------------------------
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    For this battle it is best that you let your opponenents come to you. You do
    get about one minute to form up your men before your opponent attacks. First
    thing you need to do is form your army into 2 lines that have no gaps between
    each unit and move 2 units of spearmen onto each flank and then finally set
    "fire at will" on your Hastati and Principes.
    
    Once your opponents Elephants get near either surround them with 2 units of
    spearmen or have your Skirmishers barrage them with spears. With the Elephants
    out of the way the battle becomes very simple.
    
    Just wait for your infantry to use most of there throwing spears and then
    charge them all at the enemy infantry. But since your opponents men are
    rather powerfull you will need to quickly move all of your cavalry (including
    your General) around the infantry and start to flank the enemy infantry.
    
    Note: do not keep your cavalry engaged with the enemy spearmen or else they
    will get destoryed. So charge them at the flanks then quickly pull them out
    and then charge the flank again.
    
    Note: Make sure that your infantry does not chase routing soldiers and that
    after they defeat a unit that they help surround another enemy unit.
    
    If but any chance some enemy soldiers brake threw your line have your
    skirmishers barrage them with spears and then surround them to finish them off.
    
    If your having trouble check out this link
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Fnayn2y_ek&feature=relmfu
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    ---------------------------Battle of Carrhae  [BOC8]---------------------------
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    \_____________________________________________________________________________/
    Difficulty if you don't take cover on the hill: 4.5\5
    Difficulty if you follow the following Strategy: 1.75\5
    
    Video Guide:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mti4a_KhW3k&feature=channel_video_title
    
                                 ---Game Description---
    
    
    Carrhae was a battle that need not have happened.
    
    It was the success of Julius Caesar in Gaul that led Licinius Crassus, a rival
    for power, to move against the Parthians: Caesar was doing rather too well.
    Crassus had been a member of the First Triumvirate with Caesar and Pompey, and
    then a consul with Pompey. His achievements were in danger of being
    overshadowed.
    
    In 55 BC Crassus went to Syria - a province he had been given when the spoils
    of the Empire were divided up - with war on his mind. The Parthian Empire to
    the east was an opportunity for glory and even greater wealth, although his
    desire for a war was completely unnecessary and probably beyond his skills to
    manage. To be fair to Crassus, he was an adequate general, rather than a great
    commander like Caesar or Pompey. He probably knew that he owed his place in the
    Triumvirate to his enormous wealth. There also have to be some doubts as to
    Julius Caesar's true motives in writing to Crassus urging him to go to war.
    
    In 53, he got his war but foolishly rejected local advice and marched directly
    towards the Parthian heartland; he had been advised to attack through the
    mountains of Armenia. The legions cross the Euphrates at Zeugma, pressed
    eastwards but, on hearing that the Parthians were near, Crassus reformed the
    army into a massive marching square. An army of horse archers and cavalry under
    the inspiring commander Surenas then confronted him. As the Roman infantry
    stood firm, the Parthians began the battle with a cacophony of beating drums to
    dishearten their enemies. Then the arrow storm started...
    
    Although it's not usual to tell you about the aftermath of a battle you're
    about to refight, the fate of Crassus is worth knowing. The Parthians captured
    and executed him. Crassus was probably the wealthiest man in the Roman world,
    and the Parthians poured molten gold down his throat. They also slaughtered the
    Roman wounded and took the survivors into captivity. The final insult was that
    they captured many standards, including legionary eagles.
    ----------------------------------Units-----------------------------------------
    ---Rome---
    General: Captain Marcus
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    Early Legionary First Cohort| Roman Cavalry| Roman Armored General|
    Soldiers: 62                | Soldiers: 30 | Soldiers: 25         |
    Experience: 4               | Experience: 4| Experience: 3        |
    Attack: Silver              | Attack: Gold | Attack: Gold         |
    Defense: Silver             | Defense: Gold| Defense: Gold        |
    Units: 8                    | Units: 4     | Units: 1             |
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    ---Parthia---
    General: Captain Ardumanish
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    Cataphracts  | Eastern General|
    Soldiers: 30 | Soldiers: 25   |
    Experience: 7| Experience: 7  |
    Attack: Gold | Attack: Gold   |
    Defense: Gold| Defense: Gold  |
    Units: 4     | Units: 1       |
    ------------------------------
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    ---Parthia 2---
    General: Captain Cyrus
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    Persian Cavalry| Armoured Eastern General|
    Soldiers: 50   | Soldiers: 25            |
    Experience: 2  | Experience: 2           |
    Attack: Gold   | Attack: Silver          |
    Defense: bronze| Defense: bronze         |
    Units: 6       | Units: 1                |
    -----------------------------------------
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    -----------------------------Overview------------------------------------------
    This battle can be either really hard and annoying or really easy depending on
    how you approach this battle. If you approach it like any other battle (form up
    a line and then flank the enemt Cavalry) you will be utterly destroyed 49\50
    times. The trick to winning this battle is to use the terrain and the lack of
    mobility of your opponents Cavalry to your advantage.
    
    Above in the unit list you will see that you have 5 units of cavalry total,
    But Unfortunately the 3 unupgraded units will be automatically destroyed at
    the beginning of the battle leaving you with 2 units of cavalry to chase
    down 8 units of horse archers.
    ------------------------------------Strategy-----------------------------------
    The secret to winning the battle all takes place at the beggining of the
    battle. Select all of your men and order all of your men to run as fast as
    they can up onto the hill directly behind where your men are deployed. I know
    you will lose about 20% of your army on your way up the hill but in the end
    it will be worth it.
    
    Note: Don't forget to take off Testudo formation when they head to the hill.
    
    Once they reach the top of the hill have your cavalry attack the enemy General
    that should be on the hill with your men. Form your Infantry in a line
    facing the oncoming Cavalry and turn on "Fire at Will" mode. Since your
    men are at a very high elevation they will have extremely high range with
    there Pila. Also the Enemy Cavalry won't be able to move fast enough to do
    to much damage.
    
    Note: make sure they don't throw there Pila at the horse archers.
    
    In total your throwing spears should have killed at least 50% of the enemy
    heavy cavalry. now once the enemy cavalry reaches your infantry surrounded
    them with 2 units of infantry for every unit of Cavalry and then flank them
    with your cavalry. In no time at all the enemy Heavy Cavalary should be
    completely destroyed.
    
    This next part requires some patience. You will now have to defeat the horse
    archers but they don't like to charge you. If they don't charge you after
    1 or 2 minutes put your men in Testudo formation to lure the enemy archers up
    the hill. once the archers are about half way up take your men out of
    Testudo and swarm them. Keep repeating this process till there are only one
    or two archers left in which case you can just chase them away with your
    cavalry to end the battle.
    
    If your having trouble then check out this video:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mti4a_KhW3k&feature=channel_video_title
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    ---------------------------Battle of Cynoscephalae  [BOY9]---------------------
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    \_____________________________________________________________________________/
    Difficulty: 3\5
    
    Video Guide:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4bqaFnksf68&feature=channel_video_title
    
                               ---Game Description---
    
    
    
    With Carthage defeated at Zama and the Second Punic War brought to a successful
    conclusion, Rome turned its attention to other matters.
    
    In Greece, the former ally of Carthage, Philip of Macedon provoked Roman
    hostility just by his continued existence. Romans never forgive or forget those
    who oppose them, even when this is done ineffectually. It didn't take a lot of
    effort for Titus Quinctius Flamininus to persuade the Senate that a settling of
    accounts with Philip was now needed.
    
    In 200 BC a Roman army landed in Thessaly. After some tentative manoeuvering by
    both sides, they camped on either side of a series of ridges and hillocks
    called "The Dogs' Heads" (for their shapes) and prepared for battle. The fight
    that followed was characterised by changing fortunes for each side but it was
    the Romans who eventually gained the upper hand.
    
    Philip's influence in Greece was broken, and a series of small campaigns by
    Flamininus resulted in the Greek cities being largely independent of Macedonian
    power by 196. By carefully not taking control for Rome, Flaminius was hailed as
    a liberator, but in practical terms none of the Greek cities were powerful
    enough to oppose Rome's will.
    --------------------------------------Units------------------------------------
    ---Rome---
    General: Captain Titus
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    Roman General | Hastati        | Principes      | Triarii        |
    Soldiers: 60  | Soldiers: 80   | Soldiers: 81   | Soldiers: 82   |
    Experience: 8 | Experience: 2  | Experience: 3  | Experience: 4  |
    Attack: Silver| Attack: none   | Attack: bronze | Attack: bronze |
    Defense: Gold | Defense: bronze| Defense: bronze| Defense: Silver|
    Units: 1      | Units: 4       | Units: 1       | Units: 3       |
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    Mercenary War Elephants| Mercenary Hoplites| Mercenary Peltasts|
    Soldiers: 10           | Soldiers: 80      | Soldiers: 80      |
    Experience: 3          | Experience: 4     | Experience: 5     |
    Attack: bronze         | Attack: none      | Attack: none      |
    Defense: Silver        | Defense: bronze   | Defense: Silver   |
    Units: 1               | Units: 2          | Units: 1          |
    ---------------------------------------------------------------
    Roman Cavalry  | Velites        |
    Soldiers: 20   | Soldeirs: 40   |
    Experience: 3  | Experience: 3  |
    Attack: bronze | Attack: none   |
    Defense: Silver| Defense: Silver|
    Units: 1       | Unit: 1        |
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    ---Macedonians---
    General: Captain Philip
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    General's Armoured Bodyguard| Phalanx Pikemen| Peltasts     |
    Soldiers: 50                | Soldiers: 100  | Soldiers: 80 |
    Experience: 5               | Experience: 4  | Experience: 5|
    Attack: bronze              | Attack: none   | Attack: Gold |
    Defense: Silver             | Defense: Silver| Defense: none|
    Units: 1                    | Units: 8       | Units: 3     |
    ------------------------------------------------------------
    Illyrian Mercenaries| Thracian Mercenaries| Macedonian Cavalry| Light Lancers|
    Soldiers: 80        | Soldiers: 80        | Soldiers: 20      | Soldiers: 20 |
    Experience: 5       | Experience: none    | Experience: none  | Experience: 6|
    Attack: none        | Attack: none        | Attack: none      | Attack: none |
    Defense: Silver     | Defense: none       | Defense: none     | Defense: none|
    Units: 1            | Units: 1            | Units: 1          | Units: 1     |
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    -----------------------------------Overview------------------------------------
    In This battle you will see the true power of a Macedonian spear wall. In
    this if you just go and charge the enemy spear you will be slaughtered in a
    few seconds. Instead we are going to take advantage of the weak left flank
    and start to disassemble the spear wall so you can go threw the gaps in the
    line.
    ------------------------------Strategy-----------------------------------------
    Once the battle starts move both your hoplites and one unit of Hastati up the
    hill to destroy the enemies on the right. Move you your general, your Elephants
    and one unit of Triarii and Hastati from your right flank up the middle of the
    2 paths by all of the trees. Since your General is a high priority target for
    your opponent, this will cause your opponeents general to attack yours. So
    surround him with your cavalry and infantry in order kill him and obtain a
    early lead.
    
    By now if your opponents infantry on the right side hasn't routed by the time
    you kill your opponents general send your Elephants to flank the infantry.
    Now this next part is really important but it is also very hard to explain.
    
    Move all of you infantry (Except for the infantry that you sent with your
    General up the hill) to form a line facing the large hill to the left of
    where you deployed. It should look something like this.
    
                        h hhhhhhhh h
                         h   RG    h
                          h  RI    h
                         h   RI   h
       MI MI MI MI MI    h       h
                          h h h  h
    HH                         RI    RM
      H                        RI    RM
       H                       RI    RI
        H                      RI
        H                      RI
     H H H                     RI
    
    
    KEY
    H= HILL
    RI= Roman Infantry
    RG= Roman General
    MI= Macedonian Infantry
    RM= Roman Mercenaries
    
    Now this verry bad diagram should give you some idea of how you should deploy
    your army.
    
    Now your opponents army should start to break up as they approach you. One
    Unit should come up the hill towards you. Engage them with a unit of infantry
    then flank them and they should route instantly. Now that unit that came
    up the hill plus the 2 units on the right flank all together means that the
    Macedionions only have 5 units of pikemen to form its wall. Once they aprroach
    you have your men throw there pilla and then charge them. Now your Cavalry has
    to work Quickly.
    
    Have your Elephants, General, and all of the cavalry on the hill come down
    and start to flank and surround the enemy infantry. Since there men are
    heavily outnumbered they should flee very easily.
    
    Once the infantry brakes its just a matter of running down the enemy
    skirmishers with your cavalry and you will win the battle.
    
    If your having trouble then check out this video
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4bqaFnksf68&feature=channel_video_title
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    -------------------------Battle of Teutoburg Forest  [TF10]--------------------
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    \_____________________________________________________________________________/
    Difficulty: 4\5
    
    Video Guide:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzwpjNTMArI&feature=relmfu
    
                             ---Game Description---
    By 9 AD the frontier of the Rome world lay along the natural moat of the Rhine.
    To the north, the barbarians lurked in their dark forests (according to the
    Romans) and plotted the destruction of all things civilized.
    
    The Emperor Augustus was, however, absolutely convinced that the comforts of
    civilized living could be brought to the German tribes, and pushed for full
    provincial development of the German interior. However, there seemed to be
    faint prospect of ever bringing civilization and its comforts to the awkward
    Germans. This may have been behind the decision to appoint Quinctilius Varus as
    governor of the province. The man was an able administrator, but not a very
    good soldier. He was a civilian, with a civilian's mission of collecting taxes,
    conscripting soldiers, and establishing Roman law. Perhaps Roman efficiency
    would win over the Germans.
    
    The German tribes, on the other hand, were equally convinced that the comforts
    of Rome were probably very nice, but not the Roman government and taxes that
    seemed to go with them. There was little money to pay taxes (barter economies
    don't need money), free warriors saw conscription as slavery, and Roman law was
    completely barbaric - why was it right to go around imprisoning people and
    flogging them when a blood feud settled a dispute properly? Varus established
    his main camp somewhere on the Weser (best guesses place it somewhere near
    modern Minden), but as winter approached, Varus, his army and the camp
    followers pulled back towards winter quarters to the south. This was the
    opportunity that the Germans had been waiting for. Arminius, their hidden
    leader, had spent time in Varus' camp but once the Romans were on the march and
    the rout they were to take was established, he disappeared - and the attacks by
    the wild men of the Germann forests began...
    -------------------------------Units-------------------------------------------
    ---Rome---
    General: Publius Varus
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    Roman Armoured General| Early Legionary Cohort| Roman Archers  |
    Soldiers: 30          | Soldiers: 81          | Soldiers: 60   |
    Experience: 4         | Experience: 2         | Experience: 2  |
    Attack: bronze        | Attack: bronze        | Attack: Silver |
    Defense: Silver       | Defense: Silver       | Defense: bronze|
    Units: 2              | Units: 3              | Units: 2       |
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    Praetorian Cohort| Legionary Cohort| Legionary Cavalry| Urban Cohort   |
    Soldiers: 81     | Soldiers: 81    | Soldiers: 55     | Soldiers: 82   |
    Experience: 2    | Experience: 2   | Experience: 2    | Experience: 2  |
    Attack: bronze   | Attack: bronze  | Attack: bronze   | Attack: bronze |
    Defense: Gold    | Defense: Silver | Defense: Silver  | Defense: Silver|
    Units: 2         | Units: 2        | Units: 1         | Units: 1       |
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    ---Germans 1---
    General: Arminius of Teutoburga
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    Barbarian Cavalry| Warhounds       | Axemen         | Spear Warband  |
    Soldiers: 20     | Soldiers: 40    | Soldiers: 61   | Soldiers: 61   |
    Experience: 1    | experience: none| Experience: 2  | Experience: 2  |
    Attack: none     | Attack: none    | Attack: Silver | Attack: Silver |
    Defense: bronze  | Defense: none   | Defense: bronze| Defense: bronze|
    Units: 1         | units: 2        | Units: 4       | Units: 1       |
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    Berserkers     | Chosen Archer Warband| Barbarian Warlord| Chosen Axemen  |
    Soldiers: 80   | Soldiers: 41         | Soldiers: 8      | Soldiers: 61   |
    Experience: 3  | experience: 5        | Experience: 3    | Experience: 2  |
    Attack: bronze | Attack: Gold         | Attack: bronze   | Attack: Silver |
    Defense: bronze| Defense: none        | Defense: bronze  | Defense: bronze|
    Units: 2       | Units: 2             | Units: 1         | Units: 1       |
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    ---Germans 2---
    General: Captain Alfuuihi
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    Barbarian Chosen Warlord| Barbarian Noble Cavalry| Chosen Axemen  |
    Soldiers: 8             | Soldiers: 60           | Soldiers: 61   |
    Experience: 5           | Experience: 2          | Experience: 2  |
    Attack: Silver          | Attack: Silver         | Attack: Silver |
    Defense: Silver         | Defense: Silver        | Defense: bronze|
    Units: 1                | Units: 1               | Units: 2       |
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    Warhounds       | Skirmisher Warband| Axemen         | Chosen Archer Warband|
    Soldiers: 50    | Soldiers: 50      | Soldiers: 61   | Soldiers: 41         |
    Experience: none| Experience: 5     | Experience: 2  | Experience: 5        |
    Attack: Silver  | Attack: Gold      | Attack: Silver | Attack: Gold         |
    Defense: none   | Defense: none     | Defense: bronze| Defense: bronze      |
    Units: 1        | Units: 1          | Units: 2       | Units: 2             |
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    -------------------------------------Overview----------------------------------
    This is probably the most annoying battle in the entire game and its all
    because of one unit called Berserkers. This battle is also very unique because
    of the requirements in order to win the battle. instead of having to defeat the
    entire enemy army you have to try to get at least 100 men to the fort at
    the end of the path in 20 minutes. The only problem is groups of about 300+
    soldiers will attack you every 100 feet in attemp to make sure you don't make
    it to the fort.
    
    The key to winning the battle is to always keep your men moving and keep
    flanking with your cavalry. This battle is ver hard but it does get easier
    every time you play since you start to remember where the enemy soldiers will
    attack you.
    ----------------------------------Strategy-------------------------------------
    Attack 1
    
    This first wave is probabbly the hardest and will most likely leed to you
    loosening over 50% of your men. When the battle starts move all of your
    cavalry to the front of the collum along with your archers. Now select one
    unit of infantry to engage the soldiers on the opposite side of the berserkers
    and then split the last of the soldiers into 2 equal groups and have each one
    attack one unit of berserkers. If some infantry starts to surround your
    infantry flank them with your cavalry.
    
    Even though the berserkers have large amounts of attack they will die off
    very quickly when surrounded. Unfortunately you will lose 35-50% of your army.
    Once the enemy has been crushed.
    
    Once the first wave has been defeated reform your men in a small line spanning
    the width of the path and start moving around the first corner.
    
    Attack 2
    
    As you go around the first turn you will come under fire from 2 units of
    archers send your Cavalry to hunt down the archers and then kill your opponents
    General that is around the archers.
    
    Also axemen will charge at you from the right side of the path. Engage them
    with your infantry and then quickly flank them with your cavalry and they
    should easily route. you should have only lost about 10-15% of your men.
    
    Attack 3
    
    Now continue down the path and you will reach a fork in the road. The right
    side is the easier path. Now the forest area in the middle of the paths
    contains the rest of the germans so don't go threw there so enstead form your
    men into 2 colloums right next to each other and head down the the right side
    of the right path. Like this:
                                     RI RI   FFFF
                                     RI RI RGFFFF
                                     RI RI RCFFFF
                                     RI RI   FFFF
    
    KEY
    RG= Roman General
    RC= Roman Cavalry
    RI= Roman Infantry
    F= Forest
    
    As you can see you should have your cavalry on the right side. There is a
    slight chance that the enemy army will not even attack from the forest but I
    wouldn't count on it. Once they do start to attack turn your men towards the
    attackers but keep your cavalry behind your men. Once enough soldiers are
    attacking yours move your cavalry around and flank them.
    
    Note: this is all about timing if you try to flank to early your cavalry will
    be flanked and slaughtered and if you charge to late your infantry will route
    and the battle will pretty much repeat like how it really happened.
    
    Once the bulk of the enemy soldiers are dead you will need to make a mad dash
    for the fort. If you have more then 100 infantry have your cavalry distract
    any archers or infantry that have come back from routing. If you need your
    cavalry for you to have 100 men have them all charge to the fort.
    
    Note: after you get 100 men into the fort you will need to have at least
    3 minutes left in order for you to win the battle. Once I had 325 survivors
    in the fort and I ran out of time 2 seconds before I took the fort.
    
    Congratulations if you beat this battle. If you didn't win the battle don't
    give up because I didn't win the battle till my ninth try.
    
    If you are having trouble then check out this video
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzwpjNTMArI&feature=relmfu
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    Difficulty if you just go and charge into the city: 5\5
    Difficulty if you wear the other army down with arrows: 2\5
    
    Video Guide:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eclJIwj8mvY&feature=channel_video_title (part 1)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bt3fqVNaLlU (part 2)
    
                                ---Game Description---
    
    King Pyrrhus of Epirus liked to believe he was the last of a long line of
    kings, a great warrior in the tradition of Alexander the Great and worthy
    enough to be from the heroic age of Greece.
    
    The truth was different.
    
    After his early successes against his Greek and Macedonian neighbours, his
    luck changed when matched against the Romans at Asculum in 279 BC. Although he
    won the battle, the cost was so high in men that "pyrrhic victory" is still
    used to describe a triumph bought at terrible cost.
    
    Bloodied by his campaigns in Italy and Sicily, Pyrrhus returned to Epirus and
    raised a new army to conquer Greece and Macedonia. He managed quick victories
    against the Macedonian king, Antigonus, and then turned his attention south to
    Greece itself, and a great prize beckoned him on: Sparta.
    
    The city-state was only a shadow of what it once had been. The great days of
    Spartan warriors were long gone, but the lands of Sparta were still well worth
    conquering. More importantly, Sparta had always relied on its elite hoplites
    for defence, men trained from infancy to do nothing but fight. As a result, the
    city had no walls - it had never needed them!
    
    With most of the Spartan army away on campaign with King Areus, the city looked
    terribly vulnerable...
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    ---Seleucids---
    General: Pyrrhus of Epirus
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    General's Bodyguard| Onagers         | Phalanx Pikemen| Companion Cavalry|
    Soldiers: 15       | Soldiers: 34    | Soldiers: 80   | Soldiers: 30     |
    Experience: 5      | Experience: none| Experience: 4  | Experience: 4    |
    Attack: Silver     | Attack: none    | Attack: bronze | Attack: bronze   |
    Defense: Silver    | Defense: none   | Defense: bronze| Defense: bronze  |
    Units: 1           | Units: 2        | Units: 4       | Units: 1         |
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    Militia Hoplites| Rhodian Slingers| Elephants    | Archers       |
    Soldiers: 80    | Soldiers: 80    | Soldiers: 8  | Soldiers: 60  |
    Experience: 4   | Experience: 4   | Experience: 5| Experience: 4 |
    Attack: bronze  | Attack: bronze  | Attack: none | Attack: bronze|
    Defense: none   | Defense: none   | Defense: none| Defense: none |
    Units: 1        | Units: 2        | Units: 1     | Units: 1      |
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    Levy Pikemen  | Armoured Elephants|
    Soldiers: 80  | Soldiers: 30      |
    Experience: 3 | Experience: 5     |
    Attack: bronze| Attack: none      |
    Defense: none | Defense: bronze   |
    Units: 4      | Units: 1          |
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    ---Greece 1---
    General: Leonidas of Sparta
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    General's Armoured Bodyguard| Militia Hoplites| Spartan Hoplites|
    Soldiers: 20                | Soldiers: 60    | Soldiers: 60    |
    Experience: 7               | Experience: 2   | Experience: 2   |
    AttacK: Gold                | Attack: none    | Attack: bronze  |
    Defense: Gold               | Defense: none   | Defense: none   |
    Units: 1                    | Units: 1        | Units: 6        |
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    Heavy Peltasts| Peasants     | Peltasts     |
    Soldiers: 80  | Soldiers: 80 | Soldiers: 80 |
    Experience: 4 | Experience: 6| Experience: 5|
    Attack: none  | Attack: none | Attack: none |
    Defense: none | Defense: none| Defense: none|
    Units: 2      | Units: 1     | Units: 3     |
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    ---Greece 2---
    General: Aegon of Sparta
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    General's Armoured Bodyguard| Spartan Hoplites| Militia Hoplites|
    Soldiers: 10                | Soldiers: 80    | Soldiers: 80    |
    Experience: 4               | Experience: 3   | Experience: 3   |
    Attack: Silver              | Attack: bronze  | Attack: none    |
    Defense: Silver             | Defense: Silver | Defense: none   |
    Units: 1                    | Units: 4        | Units: 2        |
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    ---------------------------------Overview--------------------------------------
    This battle can be either very difficult or very easy depending on if you
    want to fight honestly or do it in more of a cowardly way.
    
    What I mean by this is that on a one on one battle your men will get slathered
    if you have 5 units against 1 unit of spartans you will still lose so the best
    thing to do is try to lure the spartans out and surround them. As for Cavalry
    you only have 2 units while your opponent has 1 but this isn't ot important
    because your spearmen will destory your opponents cavalry. Your mane
    advantage is that you have 2 units of slingers and one unit of archers while
    all your opponent has is skirmishers.
    --------------------------------Strategy---------------------------------------
    Once the battle starts have your Onagers shoot fire into the city. Move 3
    units of pikemen, your cavalry, your general, and one unit of skirmishers over
    to the far left side of the city.
    
    Move the rest of your infantry in a line in front of the entrance and have
    your slingers and archers barrage the spartans. Try to move them so at least
    one unit is firing at the flanks of the Spartans. Keep doing this till there
    all dead. This is extremely boring but in the end it works. If any spartans
    come to confront your army simpily surround them with your infantry.
    
    Now back to the soldiers you sent to the left side of the city. keep them
    outside of the entrance on the stone pathway and wait for a unit of spartans
    to come out and attack. Once they do have your cavalry swoop around and flank
    them and if they don't immediately route withdraw them and then charge them
    again. If any more soldiers come out repeat the process.
    
    Now This part is really importan put your cavalry and one unit of skirmishers
    just in front of the path that the reinforcements are coming from.
    
    Once all of the spartans inside the city are dead move all of your infantry
    into the city and head towards the square. (This counts also for the infantry
    that you split up earlier).
    
    By the time your men are near the square the Reinforcements should be near.
    Now remember the skirmishers and cavalry you sent to wait at the path? Well
    make sure that the reinforcements see them and start to chase them and just
    start to run your cavalry and Skirmishers in a random direction. Now that the
    reinforcements are distracted your men can easily take the city.
    
    Congratulations you have beaten the most boring historical battle in the entire
    game
    
    If your still having trouble then check out these videos
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eclJIwj8mvY&feature=channel_video_title (part 1)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bt3fqVNaLlU (part 2)
    
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    1.Q. What are Historical Battles?
      A. Look at the table contents, I have a section that explains this.
    
    2.Q. I found some spelling errors\somethig you missed how can I contact you?
      A. If you have found a spelling error you can e-mail me at ratlips24@aol.com
    
    3.Q. Your strategies suck!!!
      A. not really a question but if you have a alternate strategy please e-mail
    me at the address in the previous question.
    
    4.Q. Your strategies are really hard to follow.
      A. again not really a question but I am working on some youtube videos on
    how to go threw these battles but first i'm going to see if people want it. So
    if you would like to see some youtube videos please e-mail me at \
    ratlips24@aol.com
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    1. Gamefaqs.com for making such a great site.
    
    2. My brother for always for being my battle buddy.
    
    3. the makers of this game, keep making these great games.
    
    4. My MOM for buying this game for me for Christmas.
    
    5. Monster hunting freedom unite for sucking so much that I returned it and got
    the money to buy this game.
    
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    Copyright 2010 Alek Kettenburg
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