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Old 16-06-2005, 12:02 PM   #41
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On the 2 easiest levels it's really easy. Above that my troops always panicked far too quickly.
What's also annoying is that the Brits usually stayed rebellious for a couple of years or even decades, no matter what I did (no tribute, lots of games). At least it mattered when I tried to finish the game as early as possible.
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Old 16-06-2005, 12:59 PM   #42
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For those rebelious nations I either have low or no tribute or just keep a small army behind to stop them nice and quick.
In Italia I tried to keep them happy but in the end it is costing me less to have no tribute than to continually have gladiator matches.
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Old 28-06-2005, 08:48 PM   #43
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Hi there, just discovered this site and that some ppl still play this good oooold game.

Just some tips i remember:
- Making alliances is good, the province starts from allied status instead of occupied, that means more taxes. Usually your army has to outnumber theirs to succeed w/ negotiations plus
use the proper order of sentences. Some countries are tricky, for Sardine, Pontus and 2 others you have to bring only a small army to show good intentions,
for Cilicia, have to plunder a province beforhand to show you are thief like them.
- On low difficulty, the game is a joke and boring, play at least on senator level.
- You can stop the battle by pressing space or enter, and then give commands to each cohort - supposed they are close enough to the general to hear him.
Anyway i found it easier to play with keys rather than mouse.
- On senator level, a cohort of yours won't stand against an enemy unit face-to-face (unless the enemy is coward), manouver and attack from a side or from back,
or from more directions simultaneously.
- Elephants grind foot soldiers in the ground, run from their path. If routed, however, they kill their own infantry as well.
                       
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Old 28-06-2005, 11:16 PM   #44
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:blink: :blink:
Maybe some of you old Centurion hands can help me out,
i tried the game but could not get far cause when there was
a battle, i kept loosing, is there a knack to attacking in any
certain way, you can attach in various formations, but
none of them seemed to help, and "my" Romans kept
getting wiped out.

Also the chariot race, that is a puzzler, i could not seem
to figure out how to turn the chariot i was driving
and kept runing in to the wall, and could not find a manual
or directions for this part. perhaps i just missed some
simple controls that were staring right at me,
any help would be appreciated.

so far, i make a lousy Roman leader, but remain hopeful

:bye:
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Old 29-06-2005, 08:30 AM   #45
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As long as you play on the easiest difficulty levels, the best tactic is for your troops to stand still and let the enemy advance. While the enemy marches up to your troops, they will be under attack, giving your soldiers quite an advantage.

If possible, take out the enemy general (this works particularly well for huge armies where the general is in front of his troops). This will dishearten the enemy soldiers.

I've never won more than a handful of chariot races, but the only keys I used were the arrow keys. So I guess the left arrow allows you to get through a bend, perhaps only when you're not going too fast at that point.

If it's the first time you play the game, I suggest you start at the lowest difficulty level to learn the knack of the game. Though Anonimous fan is right that it's too easy after a while on that level.
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Old 29-06-2005, 09:16 AM   #46
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Quote:
Originally posted by Christian IV@Jun 28 2005, 11:16 PM


Also the chariot race, that is a puzzler, i could not seem
to figure out how to turn the chariot i was driving
and kept runing in to the wall, and could not find a manual
or directions for this part. perhaps i just missed some
simple controls that were staring right at me,
any help would be appreciated.

like another guest said, you only need to use the arrow keys to contol it and also, you have to "brake" when you come near the point to turn. chariots don' t have ABS and "stability control" :evil: like our modern cars, so if you are going to fast, there' s no way to turn it
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Old 29-06-2005, 04:46 PM   #47
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:bye: :bye:
thanks guys, much appreciated the suggestions,
i did manage to get well into the game last night, figured out
the chariot races, managed some gladiator combats without
too much emberasment, and even managed quite a few battles,
yes, waiting for them to come up and then doing the mellee did it well
except for one army which keeps appearing with lots of elephants
unless the romans have tons of men, they get wiped out every time
those elephants are tough!

now the only puzzle remains the fleet or naval actions, i am still
figuring out the movment keys for that, the numerical keys do
verious things......

the pesky barbarians are quite a problem, i kept losing Italia,
and then had to try to build my armies back up so i could re take it,
so i now am doing much better but have a lot to learn still. i see
it takes a lot of ships to transport an army over water, does anyone know
if it is possible to invade Britainium? havent been able to get up there yet
which would be nice historicaly
thanks for the help and suggeestions much much appreciated
by this humble centurion
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Old 29-06-2005, 07:41 PM   #48
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For naval actions, use the arrow keys and space bar to fire (in order to set the enemy ship on fire).

You can indeed invade Britain, but as you said it takes quite a fleet to transport a decent army. And it's similar for Sardinia (west of Rome), you'll also need a fleet to reach that.

Good luck!
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Old 30-06-2005, 03:45 PM   #49
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k: k:
Thanks Another Quest, i did manage to do better last night,
i kept at a fairly low level at first, and got enough legions that
i did nto get wiped out by the incessant revolts that keep happenings,
and i even did better with those six elephant armies, they were tough
at the higher levels, so bit by bit i moved out into the Empire, i even
figured out how many ships you need to move a Legion, (between 40 and 60
depending on how large the army is, between a legion and a consular army)
and found directions for the amiga version of Centurion that work for
DOS, basically it is the same as the chariot race, 8 goes faster, 2 slower,
4 left turn, 6 right turn, space bar for catapult, and enter key for lowering
the boarding bridge. I even beat one flag ship but the nast game with its
quirks of fate, took away my victory, saying that even though I beat the
enemy admiral and flagship, the rest of my fleet was lousy sailors and i lost
anyway.

evneually i learned to run away from naval fights, when attacked, R key,
and kept my fleets intact for moving armies. Finally i got everyone occupied,
though not totally happy, the Romans and the British both keep not wanting
to be happy, and when i finally got ot Egpypt , that minx Cleopatra would NOT
get friendly with me, she kept telling me to go away no matter what combination
of friendly and diplomatic i used, so are you supposed to be aggressive with her
first? i could not get past the "go away" result with her yet, but will try again
tonight, maybe i need to have all my provinces and colonies totally happy,
i can try some more races, though i never got very good at them.

so i think i have almost figured this one out, if anyone has any suggestions about Cleopatra.
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Old 21-09-2005, 05:03 PM   #50
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I've got a copy now but when I run it in ms dos prompt it just doesn't work. Is there something I need or should it being able to run in msdos?
                       
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