So Jeepo, Xmaster, myself, and many of the 1st have been playing the heck out of Napoleon Total War. This installment is probably the most polished, most tactical, and most beautiful of all total war games.
Now, many people have been asking Jeepo and myself on how to play this game and how to go from noob to battlefield master. If anyone is interested we would be more then happy to offer our help and teach people the in and out of this game and how to not suck :P. The 1st would gladly offer our assistance.
We are deeply inlove with this game and it would be really awesome to see a league created if enough people show interest.
FORMER 22ND RRR/FORMER 1ST JTOC/ ALWAYS A TACTICALGAMER
I am a new member and need some help - this is a bit wordy but I hope it all makes sense.
I play NTW and have started on line play.
I hope this is the case as your site says it wants to help the mature player (and I am very mature - downright old) by offering teaching and/or advice, support and on-line gaming with other members I hope in groups that are locked just so we can play with friends or other members similar in skills to ourselves - I guess these are locked games shown on the list of battles in play screens with the closed lock.
My problem is twofold - practical gaming mechanics and strategy and tactics.
Example: you watch the video site Utube and see these great players in their narrated battles - but the basic practical stuff I need to know I guess they assume you have learned from playing a lot of gameplay total war games. They are talking but as I watch the screen their arrows are all over the place clicking on the map, the control panel and the mini map. I guess they feel you know how to control the zone of fire ( the direction units well fire in and the spread and distance of fire), the command buttons, where and how to view the battle on the screen (i.e - what level and angle of birdseye).
Then it is tactics - scanning the enemy units before the game starts. Then setting up and when the game begins.
Where to attack and counter attack - what units - how to move around the battle - look at a unit and within a few seconds commanding the unit in moving, attacking, defending as well as what other units to bring up or have ready to ambush etc. This leads of course to a weakness in the enemy which they seem to easily exploit with an attack (such as a flank move). Hah! When I think I have found a weaknes and try it - I get clobberd ( I believe partly because of the mechanics and partly because I am not reading the battlefield correctly and my opponent has easily seen my move and crushes me.
As I said, I dont have that automatic ability to easily get around the battlefield as these guys who have been doing it for years and are always playing with their friends so that it has become second nature as to what they do on the on -line screen. You know the 7 star players.
I know I will never be great - I just want to be good enough to win and when in multiplayer mode help my teammates and not embarrass myself and told that I am a typical noob - thanks for losing the game for us - didn't you see you were surronded- and then kicked out of battles. How humiliating
I guess what I am saying is like some guys get in other areas - some sort of "fast track" even a slow one LOL that Tactical Gamer can help me with.
Maybe we could strategize a "course of action" for this.
I was always good at AI but this is entirely different and practicing agains the single site I think does not help that much.
Thanks for Reading This - sorry it was so long and wordy.
I hope you can see from me taking the time to write all this that I really love this game.