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    Historical Battle FAQ by Rata1

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    Table of Contents----------------------------------you're looking at it genius.
    
    Introduction-------------------------------------------------------------[ITO1]
    
    Tips and Advice----------------------------------------------------------[TAA2]
    
    What are Historical Battles----------------------------------------------[WAH3]
    
    Battle of Agincourt------------------------------------------------------[BOA1]
    
    Battle of Arsuf----------------------------------------------------------[BOR2]
    
    Battle of Hastings-------------------------------------------------------[BOH3]
    
    Battle of Otumba---------------------------------------------------------[BOO4]
    
    Battle of Pavia----------------------------------------------------------[BOP5]
    
    Battle of Tannenberg-----------------------------------------------------[BOT6]
    
    Siege Of Setenil---------------------------------------------------------[SOS7]
    
    FAQ----------------------------------------------------------------------[FAQS]
    
    My other Guides----------------------------------------------------------[MOG1]
    
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    ------------------------------Introduction [ITO1]------------------------------
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    Hello and welcome to my fourteenth  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 scenerio 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 Medievil 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 more 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. If your general dies you will
    automatically lose the battle.
    
    5. Cannons and catapults are your top priority. Whenever your enemy has these
    units they will aim for your general generally 90% of the time.
    
    6. 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.
    
    7. Never charge cavalry in to spear men head on! Allways attack from
    spearmen from the flank. Even if you outnumber them 2 to 1 they will still
    cause many casualties if you charge them while they are facing you.
    
    8. You can pause the game and still order your troops. This will let you make
    better decisions because you won't be under pressure.
    
    9. Do not chase routing units unless the battle is very close to being over
    because in a lot of these battles every single unit needs to be used to the
    best of its ability for you to win.
    
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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)
    
    --------------------------------Units------------------------------------------
                    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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    -------------------------------Battle of Agincourt [BOA1]----------------------
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    Difficulty: 2\10
    If you are having trouble with this battle check out this link:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QmLgI-I6P7s&feature=relmfu
    
                                     Agincourt
                                       1415 AD
    
    by the tume Henry v ascended to the English throne, England had lost a
    considerable share of the French lands it once held.
    
    On the 13th August, 1415, Henry and his army landed at, and besieged, the port
    of Harfleur, which surrendered on the 22nd of September. The siege took
    longer than expected so Henry launched a raiding expedition across Northern
    France on his way to the English-Held port  of Calais, where he would be able
    to resupply and rest his weary army over winter.
    
    Henry's army was sick, tired adn hungry. Luckily henry was an astute and
    capable military commander and his men were experienced and disciplined, in
    contrast to the Undisciplined French army. Henry, knowing waiting would only
    decimate his army through hunger and disease, was determined to provoke the
    French out of any possible waiting game.
    
    the French leaders expected Henry to Surrender while many of the younger
    French nobles hoped to d battle with the English men-at-arms, intent on
    ignoring the English archers they deemed beneath them, so they could reap
    glory and riches through ransoming noble captives from what they believed to
    be a one-sided battle.
    
    Henry V and his beleaguered force must clear their way to Calais by destorying
    the French army amassed against them. henry's survival is essential.
    
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    ---------------------------------Overview--------------------------------------
    This is probably the easiest historical battle of the entire game. The enemy
    army does have 500 more men then you but you your men are A LOT stronger.
    At the beginning of the battle you will notice that your men have already
    put up stakes on both your flanks in order to protect your archers. The stakes
    will murder any cavalry that is dumb in enough to run threw them but infantry
    will have no trouble going threw them. For the most part the enemy army
    shouldn't try to attack your archers threw the pikes but it is still possible
    so don't let your guard down.
    
    ---Your Army---
    The first thing you will probably notice when the battle starts is that your
    army has absolutely NO cavalry what so ever, even your general's bodyguards
    are infantrymen. But you don't need them. Your infantry are literally twice
    as good as the enemy infantry and will absolutely Murder the enemy swordsmen
    and cavalry.
    Another thing your probably noticed is that almost 50% of your army consists of
    archers. These guys are elite soldiers and are absolutely vital to winning
    this battle. At the end of the battle they will most likely account for 60%
    of your kills so make sure to keep them alive (this shouldn't be to much of
    a problem since the enemy army will amost never attack them.
    
    ---Your opponents Army---
    Many consists of swordsmen and cavalry along with a few inuts of archers. But
    like I previously stated they will get totally destroyed by your infantry.
    
    --------------------------------Strategy---------------------------------------
    When the battle starts take your general unit and one unit of infantry thats
    right next to your general and spread them in a line facing the opposite
    direction of the rest of your army. Now its your opponent will be attacking
    waves. All you need to do in each wave is to make sure your archers are
    shooting at there flanks and that you fill in any gaps in your line if one
    of your units runs away (this probably won't happen).
    
    WAVE 1
    The first wave will consist of 2 units of heavy cavalry. Just hold your ground
    and your infantry will slaughter them.
    
    Wave 2
    The second wave consists of 5 units of unmounted knights along with 2 units of
    crossbowmen. Make sure you use 2 units of your archers to target the
    crossbowmen and have the rest of your archers shoot at the enemy soldiers
    flanks. it shouldn't take more then 2 minutes for your men to carve threw
    these guys.
    
    Wave 3
    This wave will come right when the second wave starts to route. This wave
    consists of 5 units of unmounted knights along with one unit of cavalry and
    the enemy general and his bodyguards along with any soldiers that come back
    from routing from the second wave. Along with these guys 2 units of heavy
    cavalry will come around the back of your army to try to flank you. Luckily
    we positioned some men there to stop the attack. If your men have trouble
    fighting off the cavalry send one of your archers to help them out. The enemy
    infantry will come very close to breaking your line but they should route
    before your men do.
    
    Wave 4
    This is the easiest of all of the waves. It consists of 2 units of dismounted
    knights and some low quality spearmen. Again your soldiers should have no
    trouble fighting them off as long as you focus all your archers on to one unit.
    
    At the end of the battle you should have lost no more then 400 men and your
    opponent will have less 200 men left.
    
    If you are having trouble with this battle check out this link:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QmLgI-I6P7s&feature=relmfu
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    -------------------------------Battle of Arsuf [BOR2]--------------------------
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    Difficulty 7\10
    If you are having trouble with this battle check out this link:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=byETbrw4g_I&feature=channel_video_title
    
                                       Arsurf
                                       1191AD
    
    Following the fall of Jerusalem to Sultan Saladin, the Christian nations
    organized another crusade to recapture the holy city. Amoungst the most
    enthusiastic Crusdaers was King Richard of Englan. Arriving in the Holyland in
    1191, he was able to capture the city of acre, and force the Saladin to
    retreat.
    
    He then marched along the coast to the port city of Jaffa, Which would make a
    good base of for an attack on Jerusalem. However, Saladin's army shadowed him
    the whole way, and on the 7th of September near the town of Arsurf, made a
    serous attack on Richard's column on march.
    
    Control Richard's army, and fend off Saladin. If you succeed, the way to
    Jerusalem will be clear.
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    ------------------------------------Overview-----------------------------------
    In this battle your opponent has the high ground and he has you surrounded but
    you do have the superior soldiers. So along as you use each one of your
    soldiers to the best of there abilities you should survive the battle with most
    of your men intact.
    
    During the battle your main objective is going to be to take the large hill
    your opponents army starts at. The only to get up there are 2 ramps that are
    both heavily guarded by infantry. After you break threw the cluster of soldiers
    you should have no trouble taking out the archers.
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    ---------------------------------Strategy--------------------------------------
    When the battle starts press the pause button so you can order your men around
    in peace.  The first thin you want to do is order the 2 units of infantry at
    the back of the column to attack the 2 units of infantry standing on the hill.
    Now move the 2 units of cavalry at the back of the column to attack the 2 units
    of cavalry on the left side of the hill. Now order the first unit of infantry
    in the collumn to attack the large mob of soldiers at the far right side of
    the hill now order all the infantry that you haven't order to do something to
    charge up the the right ramp and engage the infnatry there. Now order the 3
    units of cavalry at the center of the column to attack the units of cavalry
    on the right side of the column.
    
    Now unpause the game and let your soldiers move to there targets. Now towards
    the front of the column move some of your cavalry over to flank the enemy
    soldiers you engaged there. Now make sure to pull your men out then charge
    again and do not keep them engaged for to long with spearmen. Once the 2 units
    at the front route divert your cavalry to flank the soldiers guarding the
    ramp.
    
    Now select the cavalry you sent to attack the cavalry on the left side of the
    hill. They should have eliminated the enemy cavalry by now so order them to
    flank the soldiers guarding the ramp on the left side of the hill. By now
    on at least one of the ramps your soldiers should have broken threw so make
    sure to continuously charge and pull out with your cavalry untill all of the
    soldiers route. Now just charge any men you have left up the hill and try to
    kill of the archers and the general.
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    This battle is pretty difficult and very hard to explain how to do so if you
    don't win the first time keep trying because the enemy AI is can be very
    wierd at times.
    If you are having trouble with this battle check out this link:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=byETbrw4g_I&feature=channel_video_title
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    -------------------------------Battle of Hastings [BOH3]-----------------------
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    If you fight normally: difficulty 9\10
    If you exploit a sort of "glitch" 1\10
    If you are having trouble with this battle check out this link:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Jg9CvTshHI&feature=relmfu
    
                                    Senlac Ridge
    
    Shortly after the beginning of the year 1066, King Harold Godwinson sat
    uneasily on the throne of England. As well as the political machinations
    of various powerful families within the realm, political leaders on the
    continent Particulary in Denmark and Normandy, also had designs on the crown.
    Harold's Predecessor, Edward the Confessor, had been a sympathiser of
    William duke of Normandy. Harold himself had been rescued from Captivity in
    France by the Duke, and had subsequently sworn fealty to him. These two
    factors, coupled with support from the Papacy, gave duke willian reason to
    believe that when the childless Edward died, the crown of England would
    be his. However, amist rumours of strong-arm tactics, harold was crowned king
    on january 6th 1066, the day of Edwards death.
    
    Outraged, William began to prepare an army and invasion fleet to take by force
    the kingdom the he maintained was his by right. In the meantime, Harold was
    busy dealing with other threats to his realm. His brother Tostig joined with
    King herald Hardrada of Norway in a concentrated attack against York in early
    autumn of 1066. harold marched the 190 Miles from Wessex to York in 5 days to
    defeat the invaders. Duke William's Norman fleet landed shortly afterwards
    on the south coast. Harold set off on another march southwards to challenge the
    new invaders. On the morning of the 14th October 1066 the two armies clashed
    on the Santlache (Sandy Stream) ridge near the present day town of Battle in
    east Sussex. The subsequent battle and the seismic effect it was to have on the
    kingdoms of England lead to the Normans to Rechristen the Site Senlac Ridge, or
    'Blood Lake'.
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    ---------------------------------Overview--------------------------------------
    This is probably the hardest battle in the entire game if you try to fight
    fair. Your opponent has no cavalry but they have over twice the men you have
    and they have the high ground. If you try just to charge into there sheild
    wall you will get destroyed. even if you are able to get your cavalry around
    them they simpily have to many men and there formation is way to thick for
    your cavalry to charge threw them. So rather then that we will exploit a sort
    of "glitch".
    ---------------------------------Strategy 1-------------------------------------
    Now Like I said before we will be kind of exploiting a "glitch". Now all the
    computer wants to do is maintain the shield wall, so if you create a gap in
    the shields the rest of the wall will not move in to fill in the gap. So
    Select all of your archers and move them up until there about 10 feet away
    from the unit on your opponents far right side. Now the enemy army shouldn't
    move at all as you shoot at that unit. The unit will never route so keep
    shooting it until every last soldiers is dead.
    
    Now you have to be really careful for this next part. There will now be a
    gap in the enemy line so move one unit of archers at a time threw the gap
    until all 4 units are on the other side. IF you took out the correct unit
    earlier the enemy army shouldn't have moved or attacked your archers at all.
    So find your opponents General unit and surround him on 3 sides will all your
    archers and have them all attack him. After about 2 minutes you should kill
    the enemy general, and when this happens 90% of the enemy army will route
    and will continue to run till they leave the battlefield. So now send a unit
    or 2 of cavalry to cut down the routing infantry and then send the rest of
    your army to surround and destroy the 4 units that will not route. Now wait
    for the last soldiers to surrender for the Win.
    
    If your having trouble check out this link:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Jg9CvTshHI&feature=relmfu
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    -------------------------------Battle of Otumba [BOO4]-------------------------
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    Difficulty 4\10
    If you are having trouble with this battle check out this link:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68FdjyMIgd8&feature=relmfu
    
                                      Otumba Valley
                                      1520 AD
    
    Commissioned by the Governor of Cuba to lead an expedition, Hernan Cortes set
    sail for Mexico on January 18, 1519
    
    After initial contact with Cortes, many Aztecs, including the Aztec leader
    Moctezuma II, Believed that Cortes was, in fact, an emissary from Quetzalcoatl,
    the Aztec god-king, or Quetzalcoatl himself.
    
    Cortes also made contact with the Tlaxcalans, who saw cortes as a liberator
    who could free them from the Aztecs. Despite the spanish having spilled
    much Aztec blood, Cortes and his men were greeted with great pomp and ceremony
    at the Aztec Capital of Tenochitlan.
    
    Later, the Aztecs, resenting the Spaniards' control over Moctezuma and the city
    revolted against the Spanish and their allies, who fought to escape the Aztec
    capital. This bloody night was to become known as La Nocha Triste - the sad
    night.
    
    Two Weeks following La Nocha Triste, after being shadowed and harassed all the
    way from by Vengeful Aztecs, Cortes and his allies crossed a small mountain
    range, only to find a vast Aztec horde waiting for them in the Otumba Valley
    below. The Aztec force consisted of various Cheiftains and their hosts, led
    be a formidable-looking warrior named Cihaucu.
    
    After Solemn Prayers, Cortes instructed his men to target the Aztec Chieftains,
    knowing his that without their leaders the Aztecs were likely to lose heart, or
    at least become confused and disordered.
    
    The outnumbered alliance, encouraged by Cortes and the superior technology
    of the Spaniards, made its way onto the plains of Otumba, ready to fight
    fight for their very lives.
    
    Lead Herman Cortes and his Spanish force to destroy the Aztec armies, Cortes'
    Survival is essential
    ---------------------------------Overview--------------------------------------
    Much like the other historical battles you are heavily outnumbered but your
    men do have the advantage of quality and your cavalry will absolutely smash
    there way threw the enemy soldiers.
    
    Even with the superior quality you should not try a offensive assault, instead
    you should just hold your ground and use the little bit of high ground you
    get to your advantage. After about 5 minutes your opponeent will get about
    5 units of reinforcements that show up right behind your starting
    position of your army. After another 2 minutes you will get reinforced with 3
    units of infantry which are really helpfull.
    -------------------------------Strategy----------------------------------------
    At the start of the battle your men will be in a really bad formation so you
    have to quickly reposition them before the enemy army starts there attack.
    First move the unit of Musketeers onto the small hill by the other unit
    of Musketeers. Move the unit of Crossbowmen behind your cavalry and then
    stretch your infnatry on both sides untill one end touches the base of the
    hill that your musketteers are on. And now take one unit of mercenaries from
    your left side and place him behind your army. Here is a really bad diagram to
    show you how your army should be deployed.
    
    
    
              AZAZAZ
         AZAZAZAZAZAZAZAZAZAZAZ                   AZAZAZ              AZAZAZAZAZ
                                          AZAZAZAZAZAZAZAZAZAZ           AZAZAZ
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
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                                 /              |                        ---SRI---
                   ---SI----SI---                ---SI---SI---         /_---SRI---
                    ---SC---SC---                   ---SC---           \ ---SRI---
                       ---SG---      ---SCB---
    
                            -----SI-----
    
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                      ----AZR---
                      ----AZR---
                      ----AZR---
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    KEY                      |
    AZ: Aztec Infantry       |
    AZR: Aztec reinforcements|
    SI: Spanish Infantry     |
    SC: Spanish Cavalry      |
    SG: Spanish General      |
    SM: Spanish Musketeers   |
    SCB: Spanish Crossbowmen |
    SRI: Spanish Reinforcements|
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    For the entire battle do not move your infantry unless your trying to stop
    a unit trying to flank you or to fill in a gap from where one of your units
    route. The only units you will be moving will be your cavalry. Wait for the
    inantry to engage your infantry then move off one unit of cavalry onto each
    flank. Now this is the strategy you will be using till your opponent routes,
    try to find a unit that is either far away from other units or currently
    engaged with your infantry. Now get your cavalry and charge directly into
    there backs. This should cause the unit to take about 20 casualties, so now
    quickly pull your cavalry out before it gets surround and then lead another
    charge. You need to this on both flanks as much as possible and make sure that
    your men aren't in combat for to long.
    
    After a few minutes the Aztecs will get reinforced so intercept them with
    one of your spare units of infantry and then flank them with your cavalry.
    After another few minutes your reinforcements will come, so run them to
    the battle field and engage the enemy. Now just continue to charge the
    enemy soldiers till they route.
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    If you are having trouble with this battle check out this link:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68FdjyMIgd8&feature=relmfu
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    -----------------------------Battle of Pavia  [BOP5]---------------------------
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    Difficulty 4\10
    If your having any trouble check out this link:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-yvLbU6hnDA&feature=relmfu
    
                                    Pavia
                                    1525 AD
    
    In 2494, France's attempt to seize the crown of naples had begun a cycle of
    conflicts known as the Italian Wars. Some 30 years later, the war still
    smouldered on, France's attention now turned the wealthiest Italian
    state, Milan.
    
    Francis, the new King of France, launched a campaign headlong into the State
    of Milan, Desperate to drive out the Imperial Armies. In 1522, France suffered
    a bitter defeat at the hands of the Holy Roman Empire. In 1524, France returned
    and drove the Imperial garrison from Milan. Only one last Imperial bastion
    remained, the nearby city of pavia.
    
    WIth ownership of the state of Milan in sight, King Frances pauses to rest
    and hunt before pressing on to Pavia and a final showdown with the Imperial
    forces.
    
    You must now lead the Imperial forces to stop the French Domination of
    Italy.
    
    -------------------------------Overview----------------------------------------
    This is a 2v2 battle which in the end will play like a 1v1 battle do to the
    fact that your allied army will die off after 3 minutes and one of the enemy
    armies will die of in about 30 seconds.
    
    At the beginning of the battle your army will be in a really bad formation
    
    with most of the French army on the left flank off the army. So you have
    to quickly destroy the first French force and then turn your army and assault
    the Artillery emplacement. Altogether its a really easy battle but it does
    take some degree of luck because the enemy cannons can be very annoying if they
    decide to target your general.
    ------------------------------------Strategy-----------------------------------
    When the battle starts the first enemy general will lead a suicidal cavalry
    charge on your pikes and they are will get cut down in no time at all.
    While your men hack down the general move the unit on the far right side of
    your army and move it to the left side of your army. Also move your general
    and have him attack the 2 units of archers at the tents. Once your men are
    done killing the enemy cavalry move the rest of your army and line them up
    with the 3 units on your left flank that are already facing the cannons.
    
    Now march your army towards the cannon emplacement and surround and kill any
    french troops you encounter. Once your close enough to the cannons move
    your cavalry around the pikes and take out the cannons with your general.
    Now fight off the rest of the soldiers with your superior quality infantry and
    the battle should be over in no time at all.
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    If your having any trouble check out this link:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-yvLbU6hnDA&feature=relmfu
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    -----------------------------Battle of Tannenberg [BOT6]-----------------------
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    Difficulty 6\10
    If your having any trouble check out this link:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TsljQMean5w&feature=mfu_in_order&list=UL
    
                                   Tannenberg
                                     1410AD
    
    Founded during the Third Crusade in 1190, the Teutonic Order of Knights had
    a stronger national flavour than the other 'Knights of Christ" and it
    maintained strong ties with the Holy Roman Empire. When events in the Holy
    Land began to go awry, the Order cast about for another theatre of Operations.
    The Prussian Crusade was launched in 1222, in response to a call for help
    from a Polish nobleman beset by Prussian Pagans.
    
    With Papal support, they began to establish their own state in the area,
    building a network of castles to reinforce their authority. Growing stronger,
    the order began to cast its avaricious gaze further afield to the neighboring
    states of Poland and Lithuania, the latter of which was the largest surviving
    pagan state in Europe. The resulting series of crusades were easily the match
    of any previously seen in terms of barbarity on both sides.
    
    Despite increased Papal displeasure at its actions, the Order's Grand Master
    had no difficulties in attracting 'guest' crusaders from across Europe to aid
    his forces in their onslaught.
    
    As their strength grew though, changes began to take place within the target
    states. n 1386 Wladyslaw Jagiello the Grand Duke of Lithuania came to the
    Polish throne. Beginning the conversation of Lithuania to Christianity, he was
    able to remove a barrier between the two peoples and create a powerful allied
    army.
    
    In the summer of 1410, the allied army marched into Prussia, determined to
    capture the Order's headquarters at Marienburg and to destroy the Order
    utterly. Alerted to this threat, Grand Master Ulrich von Jungingen gathered
    his forces and waited for the onslaught at a prepared position near the village
    of Tannenberg and Grunwald
    
    ---------------------------------Overview--------------------------------------
    This battle can either be very hard or very easy depending on how lucky you
    are. During the entire battle the enemy will have several cannons all aiming at
    your general. So you have to act fast and hope that the enemy cannons
    don't get a lucky shot off at your general. This battle is very similair
    to the battle of hastings but this time we don't have to use a glitch because
    there is a very easy way to create a gap in the enemy line and you should
    be able to get your men behind the enemy line.
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    Once the battle starts move your army up to the base of the hill. Now move
    2 units of your melee cavalry to your right flank and do not engage the
    infantry with your infantry yet. Now have all your horse archers start to
    barrage the cavalry on your opponents left flank and keep the 2 units of melee
    infantry close by. The 3 units of enemy cavalry will then start to chase your
    missile cavalry. Once they do this wait for the cavalry to get far away from
    the enemy army then flank them with your melee cavalry and once they
    turn to fight back have all your missile cavalry flank them with there swords.
    With almost 400 horses against 120 they should route in no time at all. Now
    move your cavalry back to your army.
    
    Now charge your infantry up the hill and divide them evenly on the shield.
    Alone your infantry won't be able to break there infantry line so your
    going to have to act quickly. Move ALL your cavalry on your right flank (even
    the horse Archers) threw the gap where the cavalry used to be and start to bash
    the infantry at the flank. Also do the same thing with your 2 units of cavalry
    on the left flank to. With all the cavalry hitting there flanks the infantry
    will route in no time at all.
    
    Now just go around and hunt down the enemy crossbowmen or any other routing
    units till you win the battle.
    
    If you are having trouble with this battle check out this link:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TsljQMean5w&feature=mfu_in_order&list=UL
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    Difficulty 5\10
    If you are having trouble with this battle check out this link:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHFS7cSgSic&feature=mfu_in_order&list=UL
    
                                    Setenil
                                     1484AD
    
    The struggle against Moorish occupation of Spanish territories was old even
    before the famed 'Reconquista". WIth the coming of the 15th century,
    intolerance towards Jews, heretics and Muslims began to rise dramatically
    throughout the Spanish kingdom. Adding to this, Crusading was back in favour
    with the papacy, thus the war against Muslim Granada was viewedfavourably
    by many Christians, with taxes being raised and volunteers urged to fight
    under the banners of the Spanish states castile and Aragon. With the
    christians' renewed vigour towards Reconquista, it came as little surprise that
    the Muslims fought for the Jihad, a holy war in the defense of their homeland.
    This warlike state stagnated into cross border raids and piracy with the
    border becoming a no man's land. All this was to change with the marriage
    of Isabella of Catile to Ferdinand of Aragon in 1469. With the Spanish state
    united and focused towards destroying the Emirate of Granada, its continuing
    existence viewed as an insult to the Catholic Church, Queen Isabella
    zealously exhorted her husband to launch a fresh wave of the Reconquista and
    work his way to the capital of Granada, leaving no enemy settlements behind
    him. Now, in the year of our lord 1484, he faces the fortress of Setenil,
    sitting on its rocky crag.
    
    Lead Ferdinand and his Spanish army to conquer Setenil, bringing the
    Reconquista one step closer.
    
    -----------------------------------Overview------------------------------------
    This is the only Historical siege battle in the game. It is also the only
    battle where your given cannons. For the most part this is a very easy
    battle while you try to take the outer wall but once you get into the
    inner walls it is a total pain the but. Soldiers in the square will NEVER
    route (but your will) meaning you have to kill off every single soldier
    in order to win.
    
    because this is a siege you do have a time limit so you really have to keep
    moving and never stop. Also use ALL of your units in Melee combat, even the
    crossbowmen because you simpily don't have enough infantry to take the entire
    castle and your cavalry are pretty much useless because they don't have enough
    room to build up momentum for a effective charge.
    -----------------------------------Strategy------------------------------------
    The first couple seconds are probably the most important in the battle. Right
    now the enemy catapults (yes I know there not actually catapults but i'm to
    lazy to spell the entire name) will be barraging you with flames rocks so
    where going to have to move our men to a safer position. So select all of your
    men EXCEPT your cannons and move them into a line hugging the face of the
    cliff next to the ramp. This should protect you from about 90% of the catapult
    fire.
    
    NOTE: while your doing this your cannons should be continuously punching holes
    in the wall. Once you have made 3 holes in the wall order them to target the
    towers and make sure they have at least 1\4 there ammo left because you will
    need it later.
    
    Now that your men are safe our next job is to destroy the men outside the
    castle wall. So position 1 unit of infantry at the bottom of the ramp but
    leave some room on the sides. Now send one unit of either skirmishers
    or crossbowmen to attract one of the units of the infantry and once they
    do have them run back down the ramp. So the enemy infantry will head down the
    ramp and charge right smack into your infantry. Since your on a time
    crunch, flank them with your cavalry. Keep doing this till all 3 units have
    been destroyed.
    
    by now there should be numerous holes in the wall by now. So charge
    all your infantry up the ramp and into the breaches. Send 2-3 units threw
    each hole and fight destroy any units in your way. There shouldn't be more
    then 2 units and your soldiers are much stronger. Once the area is clear
    move the rest of your army INCLUDING  your cannons into the town. Now the
    enemy army will most likely to try to rally there men in the inner wall.
    
    After about 10 minutes your cannons should end up inside the walls. Have
    them barrage the walls till there are several holes in it like the outer
    wall. Now charge your infantry into the walls and try your best to surround
    the soldiers in the wall. If you start to run low on soldiers (witch you will)
    move in your crossbowmen and have them fight in Melee combat as well. With
    your superior soldiers and numbers you should win eventually but you won't have
    much soldiers left.
    
    If you are having trouble with this battle check out this link:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHFS7cSgSic&feature=mfu_in_order&list=UL
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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
    
    5.Why do you never respond to my E-mails?
    Well this could be several reasons:
    1: You didn't put Medieval 2 total war in the description so I just thought
    it was just some random e-mail.
    2: I accidentally hit delete all in my mail box by accident (this has happened
    to me at least 10 times).
    3: I felt your question was dumb or was already answered somewhere in the
    guide.
    
    So If you did put Medieval 2 in the title and you did ask a question that
    isn't answered in the guide then I probably accidentally deleted it in
    witch case could you please send it again.
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