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Author:  Ross McDaniel [ Thu May 03, 2007 12:26 pm ]
Post subject:  Total War: Medieval & TW: Shogun

Real time games with fairly good AI for solitary play. A good enemy commander and decent troops will kick your butt when you don't expect it.
You can also play multiple players on line.

TW Medieval is best with three historical periods and many specialized units for the contenders, some not available to other factions. It has 12 playable factions. I don't have TW Medieval II, yet.

TW Shogun, Warlord Edition is more intricate and far better than TW Shogun.

There are lots of opportunities to learn military history with several websites and clubs devoted to the games.

I now understand the Byzantine Empire history and the tragedy of its destruction as never before.

I now have some knowledge of Japanese regions and the family names of the warlords during the Japanese medieval period. Japanese movies such as "Heaven and Earth" are fleshed out and more meaningful for me. The same characters are in the games.

You can also check out the problems of the three different Moslem factions.

http://www.totalwar.com/ Total War company website

http://www.totalwar.org/ Fan site

http://pc.ign.com/objects/800/800327.html Another site, check them all out!

I recommend them to ACW wargamers.

BG Ross McDaniel

Author:  Antony Barlow [ Fri May 04, 2007 6:44 am ]
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I agree, they are good games. I have Shogun, Medieval and Rome TW. I doubt Medieval 2 would run well on my ageing pc.

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Author:  Paul Smith [ Fri May 04, 2007 10:46 am ]
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I have all the TW Games but don't get much chance to play them.

MGen.Paul Smith
1st Corps, Army of Georgia

Author:  Ross McDaniel [ Sun May 06, 2007 10:38 am ]
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http://www.totalwar.co.kr/medieval/indexx.html Medieval Total War

This is the best site to check out the units and their values for combat.

Ross McDaniel


BG Ross McDaniel
2nd Bde, 3rd Div, III Corps, AoG, CSA

Men stumble over the truth from time to time, but most pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing happened.
Winston Churchill

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