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It is a Dark Age, a Bloody Age, an Age of [Total Warhammer]

StraightziStraightzi Here we may reign secure, and in my choice,To reign is worth ambition though in HellRegistered User regular
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Total War: Warhammer is a videogame that you can purchase and play. Command a fantasy army on a grand campaign forward to prove their supremacy over all of the other fantasy armies. Fantasy armies like:

The Empire
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The empire of man is vaguely analogous to the historical Holy Roman Empire - German names, German bureaucracy, and giant riding griffons swooping down from the sky. Okay, that last part might not be traditional Holy Roman Empire.

The Dwarves
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Heavily armored, coming from deep beneath the earth, and bearing a grudge, it's the dwarves. They've got big beards and even bigger artillery, and they're going to try to reclaim their once great empire from all of these pesky surface races.

The Greenskins
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Orcs and goblins and all the rest comprise the horde of the greenskins, a race that desires only WAAAGH. They live to fight, and if they're not fighting the enemy, they'll start fighting each other. But if they're fighting the enemy, more and more of them pour out of the woodwork to join the fray.

The Vampire Counts
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The powerful necromancers of the vampire raise their armies from the bodies of the dead, fielding skeletons and zombies alongside their terrifying dire wolves and fell bats. Corruption is the name of their game, and through their corruption they will consume us all.

The Bretonnians
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The other race of man, the Bretonnians are less founded in vague ideas of European history and more founded in the myths of King Arthur and the Round Table. They prize chivalry above all else, and if they are chivalrous enough they may even be able to call the legendary Green Knight to their aid.


Oh, and there are also the DLC races. But I haven't bought the DLC races yet so I have no idea what they're about.

And there's the sequel, coming soon, which adds some other really cool races

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    StraightziStraightzi Here we may reign secure, and in my choice, To reign is worth ambition though in HellRegistered User regular
    Oh also this game is 66% off during the Steam Sale and you should definitely pick it up

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    TurambarTurambar Independent Registered User regular
    Hey

    I like this game

    Super excited for dinosaurs with lasers

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    JayKaosJayKaos Registered User regular
    Picked this up during the Steam Sale and I've been playing it a ton. I was doing great during my first big campaign as the Greenskins, but while I had to pull back my armies to deal with a bunch of asshole chaos vikings the Dwarves started to get ideas and now they're reminding me why I tried so hard to wipe them out early on. Any time I go into a fight with them that's even close to even I get wrecked. Fricking great weapons and miners with hand grenades.

    I'm so close to getting some giant spiders though maybe that'll turn things around.

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    MorivethMoriveth BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWNRegistered User regular
    I have been playing this

    it's quite neat

    I can only play it when I've had a decent amount of rest, though, so... I haven't played for a few days

    some games you can play when you're tired, this ain't one of 'em

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    FencingsaxFencingsax It is difficult to get a man to understand, when his salary depends upon his not understanding GNU Terry PratchettRegistered User regular
    edited June 2017
    I am bad at Bretonnia, but they are super fun

    I should probably try them on normal, not hard.

    Fencingsax on
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    TubeTube Registered User admin
    I've tried playing on my laptop, but just a tiny reduction in frame rate makes it much less comfortable to play. I can't quite explain it

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    TonkkaTonkka Some one in the club tonight Has stolen my ideas.Registered User regular
    Well, my PC meets the minimum requirements to run this.

    I could use a good, busy weekend so I can order a new video card and get this before the steam sale is over.

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    MrGrimoireMrGrimoire Pixflare Registered User regular
    I got Wood Elves and reinstalled this. I'm at the point in the game where my army is Waywatchers, Sisters of Thorns and Dragons. And I killed a dwarf army by running in circles around it.

    Good times.

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    TubeTube Registered User admin
    I never used waywatchers as the bulk of my archers before, I might try yet another wood elf game...

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    MrGrimoireMrGrimoire Pixflare Registered User regular
    I use 5 units and the Way-something Hero as my army core. With the Hero's second power, they will vaporize pretty much any unit in a couple of volleys. I complement them with Orion specked for full army-wide Archer buffs and a Shadow Spellsinger. At this point I've got two Way-something Heroes, one who's in battle, complements my Archers and kill Lords and Heroes in combat and one that goes around on the map and, well, kills Lords and Heroes. He's currently walking back and forth between Chaos and the Vampires and systematically eradicating their casters.

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    DoobhDoobh She/Her, Ace Pan/Bisexual 8-) What's up, bootlickers?Registered User regular
    I'm saving my discretionary income (the shit that isn't being saved for a new computer or a plane ticket) for new clothes

    maybe once I'm done with these costs the new Total Warhammer will be on sale or something

    because lizardmen hype

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    StraightziStraightzi Here we may reign secure, and in my choice, To reign is worth ambition though in HellRegistered User regular
    I think I'm finally learning combat in this. I'd previously won some fights with my Greenskins campaign, but I'm pretty sure that most of those were just because I severely outnumbered the enemy. But now I'm playing Bretonnians (technically Bordelaux) and have gotten some good wins against overwhelming undead armies. I'm still saving before every fight and I've had to reload a couple of times, but I've beaten a couple of fights where I've been outnumbered 2:1 or 3:1. Pretty much with the same tactics every time (a line of peasant bowman with couple sets of spearmen to protect them from charges, with some men-at-arms hidden in any nearby forests to surprise the enemies and my knights far afield to disrupt slower moving enemies/reinforcements), but it still feels good.

    Also, playing as the Bretonnians while you are also reading a book on 14th century European history is a bit of a trip. Maybe that's what's making me good at tactics.

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    TubeTube Registered User admin
    One of the fun feelings in Warhammer is just coming up with a solid strategy and watching it work.

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    The Cow KingThe Cow King a island Registered User regular
    edited June 2017
    I was contemplating doing small tutorials for each of the races like first 5 turns + first battle + general ideas of what to do/easy first moves that set you up nice

    Not sure if anyone would benefit

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    ShortyShorty touching the meat Intergalactic Cool CourtRegistered User regular
    I was contemplating doing small tutorials for each of the races like first 5 turns + first battle + general ideas of what to do/easy first moves that set you up nice

    Not sure if anyone would benefit

    I would!

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    MrGrimoireMrGrimoire Pixflare Registered User regular
    Please do, I suck at everything not Wood Elf.

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    StraightziStraightzi Here we may reign secure, and in my choice, To reign is worth ambition though in HellRegistered User regular
    Yeah, that would be hugely helpful. I feel like the game's tutorials are of limited usefulness.

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    FencingsaxFencingsax It is difficult to get a man to understand, when his salary depends upon his not understanding GNU Terry PratchettRegistered User regular
    That would be super helpful.

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    TubeTube Registered User admin
    My Warhammer tip is that for most races, turtling is a valid strategy. The AI aren't super aggressive.

    The exception is maybe Dwarves, who'll be pressured by Greenskins a lot. But then, your dwarf armies are way, way better than Greenskin trash.

    The other trick is that it's better to take a few of the enemy's good cities than all of their towns. If they don't have cities, they aren't manufacturing elite troops. An elite army can take down, I don't know, three or four full stacks of trash. Especially green skin trash, or zombies.

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    StraightziStraightzi Here we may reign secure, and in my choice, To reign is worth ambition though in HellRegistered User regular
    Yeah I've avoiding turtling a bunch in this game, which is weird, because I'm usually pretty prone to it?

    It feels like there's not a lot to do if I'm not constantly on my grind with a hero army, I guess. Like, to compare it to Endless Legend or Heroes of Might and Magic, there are no ruins that I need to explore, or strategic resources that need to be claimed (well there are some of these but it's different). And everyone on the map is a part of a nation state, there are no like, neutral bands of skeletons wandering around the map that I can take out with ease for some cheap experience.

    Much of this is something that I would consider a good thing, but it's definitely different from the other strategy games that I've played a lot of, and I'm having trouble getting used to that.

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    TubeTube Registered User admin
    I like trying new campaign strategies. I once played VC and just played the corruption game. I never really attacked, just went hard on all the corruption buildings and swooped in after rebellions took them out. It's a real fine strategy, boring to some maybe but I loved it. Felt like being a real Dracula.

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    UrielUriel Registered User regular
    edited June 2017
    The greenskins are starting to roll up at my south gates and kick my ass.

    But then I haven't been able to bring the a major army to bear against them, only one of my smaller ones which they outnumbered with lots of archers and some kinda invisibility ability.

    My dowi sold their lives dearly though, Took a huge chunk out of their unit strength, unfortunately I don't think I'll be able to capitalize on it before they heal up.

    Also, I think I have too many forces out to the west trying to take the badlands and right now, figured it seemed poorly defended and if I could swing the greenskins down around the side I could close them in the bottom right side of the map. But they have a warboss at the dragonhorn mines now so that might be hard.

    Plus I am dealing with some major shit and multiple wabands down around spitepeak and misty mountain right now, that is where my one smaller army got their shit wrecked.

    Uriel on
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    TurambarTurambar Independent Registered User regular
    With Dwarfs I love to just have a line of Ironbreakers

    Those guys are tough, and their explosives do a ton of damage

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    TubeTube Registered User admin
    One trick with Dwarves is to go after the main Greenskins faction (led by Grimgor Ironhide) hard, because they're the only ones who can confederate tribes. Also because Grimgor can probably solo your army.

    If you manage to rock the Greenskins faction completely, the rest will stay as scattered tribes. It's also ok to sign a treaty for some breathing room if you need to.

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    SharpyVIISharpyVII Registered User regular
    I'm struggling with both factions of wood elves.

    I try to take out the Dwarves to the north and Skarsnik to get some amber by my armies are so squishy.

    Dryads are pretty rubbish to begin with.

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    UrielUriel Registered User regular
    I'm 74 turns in.

    And think I might need to start over.

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    TurambarTurambar Independent Registered User regular
    Uriel wrote: »
    I'm 74 turns in.

    And think I might need to start over.

    Go down fighting

    Holding the dwarf capitol against hordes of greenskins is pretty fun

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    TubeTube Registered User admin
    I've never lost a game of Total War, ever. Because I give in.

    But after 74 turns you can save pretty much anything but a capital in ruins.

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    TubeTube Registered User admin
    Other weird strategies I tried:

    Playing as the Wood Elves and not taking any territory outside of Athel Loren with the exception of Norsca. I confederated with the other tribes, then made a beeline for Norsca and attempted to take the entire subcontinent with extremely challenging supply lines. I eventually did it. It was kind of a boring slog. HOWEVER, it was worth it for the Chaos invasion. I had doom stacks at ambush points in the mountain before Kislev. They spawned, moved towards the south and were immediately obliterated. I think the entire invasion lasted three turns.

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    UrielUriel Registered User regular
    Ah the thing is the greenskins confederated the last other tribe as I invaded them.

    So I'm pretty worried I'm not going to be able to stop them in the southern mountains they have a lot of high power units and tough lords to keep up morale. Not to mention magic I don't know how to deal with.

    But yeah I just think it is harder for me to wrap my head wind games like these with so many interlocking systems.

    For one the best units I have access to are still longsbeards with great weapons and slayers. (I don't even know how to get irondrakes) But most of my forces don't have them yet because global recruiting is expensive and long.

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    SharpyVIISharpyVII Registered User regular
    Tube wrote: »
    Other weird strategies I tried:

    Playing as the Wood Elves and not taking any territory outside of Athel Loren with the exception of Norsca. I confederated with the other tribes, then made a beeline for Norsca and attempted to take the entire subcontinent with extremely challenging supply lines. I eventually did it. It was kind of a boring slog. HOWEVER, it was worth it for the Chaos invasion. I had doom stacks at ambush points in the mountain before Kislev. They spawned, moved towards the south and were immediately obliterated. I think the entire invasion lasted three turns.

    So you got all the amber you needed just from norsca?

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    TubeTube Registered User admin
    SharpyVII wrote: »
    Tube wrote: »
    Other weird strategies I tried:

    Playing as the Wood Elves and not taking any territory outside of Athel Loren with the exception of Norsca. I confederated with the other tribes, then made a beeline for Norsca and attempted to take the entire subcontinent with extremely challenging supply lines. I eventually did it. It was kind of a boring slog. HOWEVER, it was worth it for the Chaos invasion. I had doom stacks at ambush points in the mountain before Kislev. They spawned, moved towards the south and were immediately obliterated. I think the entire invasion lasted three turns.

    So you got all the amber you needed just from norsca?

    More than enough. You could probably win pretty easily without leaving Athel Loren if you made enough alliances.

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    HobnailHobnail Registered User regular
    I've really got to get some bits for this ragged computer, this game sitting in my Steam library is maddening, I have an extremely strong desire to face a massive horde of rabid football hooligans with impassive pike formations and well enfiladed firepower

    Broke as fuck and the bills past due, all amounts assist and are kindly received.

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    UrielUriel Registered User regular
    edited June 2017
    Thunderers are really fun when you can use them against a squishy enough unit (like say those goblin spearmen) that they just unload into them by ranks and it's like a machinegun mowing them down.

    EDIT: Also I keep defending Valaya's Sorrow with crazy low numbers of guys compared to the enemy, which is the enemy warboss with a bunch of archers for some reason most of the time. Getting that lord there a ton of XP really fast. I just scooted my king north again a bit to take out the remnants of his army after he tried to attack it again. I swear I keep wounding him in battle which is pretty sweet.

    Also I know it isn't too impressive but


    Here is what my map looks like at turn 80


    I'm finally starting to get the hang of it, only took me almost 100 turns. Also it's getting it's hooks in me, I've played a few hours a day the past few days.

    Uriel on
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    JayKaosJayKaos Registered User regular
    Today I learned that the assorted giant monsters can just bash right through city gates without needing a battering ram or anything, which really, I probably should have expected.


    I'd prefer to have learned this when I was on the outside of the gate rather than the inside but it's still cool.

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    UrielUriel Registered User regular
    edited July 2017
    Enough dwarfs can also do that I found out earlier!

    Also https://steamuserimages-a.akamaihd.net/ugc/856097266198406494/3FD2D41A661F0D3D74C180FD14C45F3FF5F61B53/

    This is turn 85. Greenskins are almost gone. Figured I should sure up my diplomacy to the north. Did some confederation.

    I'm worried about those holds that are ruins? I need those for a victory right?

    Oh yeah and my main army attacked an ork hold. I took the city with like just my king and runesmith and like maybe a dozen dowi left out of 1100...

    Uriel on
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    captainkcaptaink TexasRegistered User regular
    Those are the best battles

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    Kevin CristKevin Crist I make the devil hit his knees and say the 'our father'Registered User regular
    Alright. Never played a Total War game before. Last strategy type game I played was Warcraft 3. So this'll be a interesting learning experience.

    Now then.. Greenskins or Vampires...

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    Uriel wrote: »
    Enough dwarfs can also do that I found out earlier!

    Also https://steamuserimages-a.akamaihd.net/ugc/856097266198406494/3FD2D41A661F0D3D74C180FD14C45F3FF5F61B53/

    This is turn 85. Greenskins are almost gone. Figured I should sure up my diplomacy to the north. Did some confederation.

    I'm worried about those holds that are ruins? I need those for a victory right?

    Oh yeah and my main army attacked an ork hold. I took the city with like just my king and runesmith and like maybe a dozen dowi left out of 1100...

    You will eventually need to take every single hold. That includes ones all the way up north. What you should do now (post greenskins) is build up your infrastructure and get ready for... stuff.

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    UrielUriel Registered User regular
    Is there a way to repair the ones that are ruins?

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