Hello everyone. I'm completely new to Total War and I picked up Shogun 2 because it was on sale for crazy cheap. I was absolutely obsessed with reading about Alexander the Great's conquests, and he almost exclusively used the Hammer and Anvil tactic in his battle, barring a few notable exceptions.
I'm obviously terrible at this game, as it is so vast, and I would like to know if there is a way of consistently utilizing the Hammer and Anvil tactic, as well as which units I should focus on building during my multiplayer campaigns.
I purchased the game with a friend, and we do multiplayer campaigns, so, if possible, please focus on this aspect if it's relevant.
I just want to purchase the most useful units for the tactic, and utilize them well. My front line seems to just get destroyed by bowmen before I even have the chance to play my cavalry around the flank.
And Alexander the Great used his Phalanx as his front line until the cavalry could flank around, but I am not sure if there is anything comparable in this game. I'm not sure if spearmen of any sort could deal with samurais.
Thanks for any information, guys and gals.