Rome Total War : Battle Strategy Guide

Written by Tony James


A. Formations

Itís pretty much common sense to come up with a good formation for your army butrepparttar basic idea in most situations is to have your infantry in front, ranged units behind, cavalry protectingrepparttar 146590 flanks and your general right behindrepparttar 146591 infantry. Havingrepparttar 146592 general next to your infantry boosts their morale. If you have larger numbers thanrepparttar 146593 enemy, itís usually a good idea to spread your formation so you can surroundrepparttar 146594 enemy.

B. Flanks and Rear

The flanks and rear of any army are its most vulnerable points. By placing cavalry onrepparttar 146595 side you can help protect your flanks. When facing an enemy, always try to attack its flanks or rear with your army, especially your cavalry. A cavalry charge torepparttar 146596 rear can devastate any unit and lower its morale. When facing an army unit such as Greek hoplite phalanx, you must userepparttar 146597 slow speed ofrepparttar 146598 enemy to your advantage to flankrepparttar 146599 opponent. The Phalanx is particularly vulnerable anywhere exceptrepparttar 146600 front. One tactic that seems to work is to slowly flankrepparttar 146601 enemy is to form your troops in a slight half circle so you can slowly surround your enemy. Never let your infantry become isolated, try to keep them in formation in a line so they dont feel like they are being surrounded.

C. Morale

The morale of your troops isrepparttar 146602 most important aspect of a battle. If your troops are surrounded they will lose morale and try to escape in a rout. Try to prevent this and use this to your advantage by surrounding troops whenever possible. Showering arrows onrepparttar 146603 enemy army lowers its morale Also, launching a surprise attack on an unprotected side hasrepparttar 146604 same effect. Having enemy generals near your troops lowers their morale slightly, this is also true of your general and enemy troops. Keep in mind that more experienced troops have higher morale. New troops will most likely rout if your general flees.

All units onrepparttar 146605 battlefield know who is winningrepparttar 146606 battle by observing their surroundings. If they see any unit or a general fleeing, they are more likely to flee. Use this to your advantage; if you have a unit surrounded and they are routing, let them flee rather than let them fight their hardest to get out of their situation. Once other enemy units have seen them, mow them down with your cavalry to showrepparttar 146607 other army who isrepparttar 146608 boss.

D. Unit strengths

Each ofrepparttar 146609 different unit types is vulnerable to another type. Cavalry is vulnerable to frontal spear attacks. Light Infantry is vulnerable to cavalry and Heavy infantry is also vulnerable to side attacks from cavalry but is effective in hand to hand combat. Artillery is good offensively against almost any unit but is extremely weak defensively and dies quickly after a head on attack.

Elephants are a great unit against infantry and lowerrepparttar 146610 morale of enemy troops. They can be supressed by a large number of ranged units and scare tactics such as incendiary pigs. Your Elephants may also turn and attack your own troops in which case you haverepparttar 146611 option of using repparttar 146612 special ability where your rider executes them.

Halo 2 Multiplayer Tips for Beginners and Advanced players

Written by Tony James


Here are some general tips from an advanced player for all of you who are looking for an edge in this game. You may know some or allrepparttar things in this article depending on your skill level. Even if you are an expert player this article should help you rememberrepparttar 146589 fundamental that make you a good player. This article focuses on individual fighting tips, perhaps a future article will address team strategy.

Weapon Combos: From close range you can hit for a lot more damage when holding two weapons. From a distance,repparttar 146590 battle rifle isrepparttar 146591 weapon of choice if you cannot get your hands on a sniper rifle. My favorite combo for quick kills isrepparttar 146592 plasma rifle/smg combo andrepparttar 146593 pistol/smg combo. If you aim atrepparttar 146594 opponents head and they donít aim at your head, like most people, they will be wondering how they died so fast. The plasma rifle combo is better against multiple opponents andrepparttar 146595 pistol is more effective against single opponents. This is becauserepparttar 146596 pistol runs out of ammo quickly. If you can find a plasma pistol,repparttar 146597 plasma pistol/smg combo is not bad, but it leaves you vulnerable if you missrepparttar 146598 charged shot or if there are multiple opponents.

Plasma Pistol/Battle Rifle: This in my opinion isrepparttar 146599 ultimate combo. If you are at close to medium range, hit them withrepparttar 146600 plasma pistol and shoot them inrepparttar 146601 head withrepparttar 146602 battle rifle. At long range, pick them off withrepparttar 146603 battle rifle. This is a frustrating combo to fight against whenrepparttar 146604 opponent is good. This is one ofrepparttar 146605 reasons you see a lot of Human Slayer games now.

Grenades: This is one ofrepparttar 146606 things that separate good players from weaker ones. It takes a lot of practice to become an expert with grenades, but it is one ofrepparttar 146607 easiest ways to kill someone. Use common sense, throwrepparttar 146608 grenade whererepparttar 146609 player will be not where they are right now. If you see someone running towards you, backup behind a wall and throw a grenade in their path. If you are surrounded, try to get off two grenades and you will sometimes get several kills. If you hit someone with a frag grenade, and you hit them inrepparttar 146610 head with a battle rifle, they die in one shot.

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