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  • IBlewAFuseIBlewAFuse Senior Member CanadaPosts: 1,389Registered Users
    edited July 2010
    I think the Mongols, Timurids and Aztecs are the reason the late game is so fun. It gives the player a huge challenge when usually (and in all other titles) are too strong to be beaten. I've never lost the game because of the Mongols or Timurids, but they've definitely set me back.
  • TheKiaserTheKiaser Junior Member Posts: 16Registered Users
    edited July 2010
    My first total war game was RTW but I was even more excited when I got MTW2 and it has been my favorite game sence.
  • Hidden GunmanHidden Gunman Moderator Posts: 4,606Moderators
    edited July 2010
    I've always enjoyed M2. I have a real soft spot for the English with masses of longbows...like stacks with 12 of them.
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  • Little EnosLittle Enos Senior Member Posts: 292Registered Users
    edited July 2010
    Wow, after reading this thread it has got me hankering after a game of M2, I haven't played it in years and never did finish a campaign on it. I think I'd appreciate the game more now then I did back in 06/07 and I could easily max it out now, something I couldn't do a few years ago, food for thought.
    As has been posted it would make a nice change of era from NTW (which I am loving at present).

    I think I might have to dig out my copy again and launch a campaign ;->!!
  • Insane_MikeyInsane_Mikey Senior Member Posts: 142Registered Users
    edited July 2010
    I'd recomend it!
  • Little EnosLittle Enos Senior Member Posts: 292Registered Users
    edited July 2010
    I'd recomend it!

    Well i did try, I re-installed it tonight and patched it to 1.2 (which took an age!!) and played a few historical battles to get a feel for the game again but I really just couldn't get into it. I found it too strange going back to melee style combat where everything just descends in to a big pile up.

    I can see why people like M2 so much but for me, I guess I just prefer the Napoleonic era and have been spoilt by the technical improvements in that game.

    This is what concerns me about Shogun 2 going back to melee style combat, as opposed to gunpowder.
  • DirecteXDirecteX Member Posts: 62Registered Users
    edited July 2010
    M2 is the best for me :).I've played all factions on SP and MP but still I love spending time on it!
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  • Duke DudeDuke Dude Senior Member Posts: 879Registered Users
    edited July 2010
    Well i did try, I re-installed it tonight and patched it to 1.2 (which took an age!!) and played a few historical battles to get a feel for the game again but I really just couldn't get into it. I found it too strange going back to melee style combat where everything just descends in to a big pile up.

    I can see why people like M2 so much but for me, I guess I just prefer the Napoleonic era and have been spoilt by the technical improvements in that game.

    This is what concerns me about Shogun 2 going back to melee style combat, as opposed to gunpowder.

    I prefer swords to guns any time!
    I find you have to be a bit more strategic in your battles than with guns.
  • Insane_MikeyInsane_Mikey Senior Member Posts: 142Registered Users
    edited July 2010
    Yeh I like Empire and Napoleon alot but I fond the battles almost always end up with 2 lines just blasting at each other, I much prefere the Med and Rome battles, oh and the Shogan battles too!
  • DarkSideHomeDarkSideHome Senior Member Posts: 1,549Registered Users
    edited July 2010
    IBlewAFuse wrote: »
    I think the Mongols, Timurids and Aztecs are the reason the late game is so fun.


    Use the Stainless Steel mod. Even if you don't engage with those 3 factions you will still have a hard time till the end of the game. In SS you will have huge kingdoms forming that will give you a challenge till the last turn. Beats Vanilla hands down.
  • DirecteXDirecteX Member Posts: 62Registered Users
    edited July 2010
    Ye SS mod is a real challenge! Especialy of you play the teutonic order!Playing as them is really a pain and if you feel lucky or insane trun VH/vh and enjoy the show ! Still SS is a great mod , maybe even the best.
  • King RufusKing Rufus Senior Member HispaniaPosts: 1,681Registered Users
    edited July 2010
    I've just downloaded Stainless Steel and will try it now. First mod I ever used for Medieval 2. I've only heard good things from it so let's see how it goes :).
  • Duke DudeDuke Dude Senior Member Posts: 879Registered Users
    edited July 2010
    Will you tell me how it is? I might then even give it a go myself.
  • King RufusKing Rufus Senior Member HispaniaPosts: 1,681Registered Users
    edited July 2010
    I'm having problems with the game. I've downloaded the latest version and installed it but when I instert the Kingdoms CD and click on play Medieval II Total War (which I guess is the one for Stainless Steel) the game asks me to insert the correct CD.

    Can anyone help me on how to start the SS game??


    EDIT: I have a Spanish version of the game, though I hope that won't affect the mod :(.

    RE-EDIT: I had only downloaded one archive and didn't notice they were 3... So I think that will fix it :p.
  • IBlewAFuseIBlewAFuse Senior Member CanadaPosts: 1,389Registered Users
    edited July 2010
    Dark Side wrote: »
    Use the Stainless Steel mod. Even if you don't engage with those 3 factions you will still have a hard time till the end of the game. In SS you will have huge kingdoms forming that will give you a challenge till the last turn. Beats Vanilla hands down.


    I tried one of the earlier versions back in the day, as has been said earlier, I've heard nothing but good stuff about SS. I will download immediately :)
  • dge1dge1 Moderator Arkansas, USAPosts: 18,755Registered Users, Moderators, Knights
    edited August 2010
    Will the Stainless Steel mod work with the Retro Mod installed? I've used the Retro running over Kingdoms for a long time and would hate to lose it. SS Mod looks interesting though and I think I'd like to try it.
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  • CliffCliff Senior Member Posts: 226Registered Users
    edited August 2010
    Well I've seen off the Mongol threat, ridden out the black death and am now waiting for the Timurids.....they have appeared in Turkish lands so hoping they won't come south

    Hi. Just skipped back to this forum after spending a lot of time on ETW and NTW. Haven't played M2TW for a long time, but these posts bring back fond memories. I remember playing the Crusades campaign (guess I'm thinking of the Crusades in the Kingdoms expansion?) several times -- once as each faction in fact. I never did have a problem with the Mongols, because as soon as they appeared I moved about six full stacks and stalked them 'til they finally decided to leave. I even managed to bump off a few of their family members with my best-trained assassins.:D

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  • awesomeo1982awesomeo1982 Senior Member Posts: 193Registered Users
    edited August 2010
    anyone try the Broken Crescent Mod its prety good IMO
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  • Caverian Colonial EmpireCaverian Colonial Empire Junior Member Posts: 19Registered Users
    edited August 2010
    I just purchased it must say this game is awsome i'll just love there are more players in multiplayer to play with
  • Celt1114Celt1114 Member Posts: 53Registered Users
    edited August 2010
    I've played this game thousands of times and for some reason never get tired of it.
    I'm always in the mood to sit down and get into an awesome campaign. Sometimes I even have 3-4 campaigns going on and when I'm not doing that I make custom battles using every conceivable combinations of troops.

    I wish there was a way I could make custom maps for it like I used to do with MTW (1) that would be the best.
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