Hi all. I wanted to know where you guys spend most of your game-time and why you do so. And for TWWH, will you change your focus, and will you focus more on the battles or on the campaign?
I love the battles of TW. Always have. I am sure we can all agree on that. But I also spend a lot of time (increasingly these days) on the campaign map.
Battles are time-consuming, difficult, tense and stressful. They are also visually stunning, exciting and awesome.
While there is little you can do to change things like your units prior to a battle (maybe affecting what weather you get, for example), you can use a battle to completely change the balance of forces in the campaign and shift the entire strategy in that region or front.
The campaign is fairly calm and predictable, but also very strategic because this is where you determine what the contexts of battles will be. As Sun Tzu said it: you can remove the ability of the enemy to fight without even engaging in battle (which is the truest acme of a general… apparently).
Usually when I just want a chilled play session, I find that I tend to play the campaign and make saves prior to difficult battles and then continue with other saved campaigns.
Other times, I want nothing more than just having one battle after another and seeing the swords swing. This is when me having to march or manage settlements irritates me as a waste of time.
I am sorta schitzo in this regard. How do you guys balance your strategic play and tactical real-time battles (and why)? and what will you do in TWWH?
There is no time but the present. – S:TW Hojo, R:TW Brutii/Germania/Alemanni(BI), Med2: Venice, S2: Oda, R2: Julia/Boii/Suebi/Lusitani, Attila: Geats/Garamantians, WH: All factions VH, Wood Elves on L. TWWH2: Lizardmen, Dark Elves, Skaven, Khalida, High Elves, Vampirates. ME: Khalida, Vampire Counts, Carcasonne, Wood Elves