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Feb 25 08 12:40 PM
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I have kept track of where bridges will show up when crossing into new provinces. So I avoid attack across bridges, even if I am stronger, it is just to
bloody. Defending a bridge is a different matter. I use to just march right up to my opponent and slug it out by using my poorest troops first and then having
my best saved for last. Then I got an idea how to handle defending a bridge with better results. I have two lines of infantry that form a "V". With
the top of the "V" on either side of the bridge and the the bottom as far back as I dare make it. This forms a pocket and my opponent marches right
into it. If I have a large force I will let two or three enemy units cross the bridge and then make a mass assault with both lines. I just implode on the poor
souls. They are trapped between two forces and dissolve. Then I have an edge over my opponent and usually come out much better then a head to head assault.
For they rest I follow what many have already mentioned. Putting cavalry on the flanks and as the two armies approach I race my cavalry behind the enemy and
hit them in front with infantry and from behind with cavalry. One thing I have learned there is very few troops who enjoy being hit from behind. If I have very
little cavalry to commit to this plan then I mass my infantry on one flank and hit one end and hope I can roll up the opposing army before they can adjust to
In any case I believe in a fast hard blow. Don't give them time to regroup or respond. Once the routs begin I just keep hitting anything that looks like it
will attempt to form a line along the direction of my assault. But I am a firm believer in cavalry. I will build a cavalry unit over any archers. I like Steppe
Cavalry. They are very quick and can circle behind any opponent before they can adjust their lines and when the opposing army routs this cavalry is fast enough
to run them down.
I don't build any heavy equipment. I like a light quick moving army.
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Aug 4 08 9:03 PM
Especially Royal Knights take a lot of casualties while pursuing the fleeing enemy. What can I do about it?
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Aug 8 08 4:28 PM
Use more than 1 unit of Jinetes. Use two or three. Have all of them attack with missiles. The AI unit will try to chase one, meaning the other two units can
attack from the side and behind. his works for horse archers as well.
But how will the other unit(s) fire upon the moving target? The unit of Jinetes that's acting as the bait will keep running away, so there's not
really a possibility for the other Jinetes to fire upon the enemy. I thought Jinetes had to be used when the enemy is pinned down somewhere.
I searched for a youtube clip but couldn't find anything. Are there some replays (I have MTW version 1.0, I also have VI but have never installed it)
that I can watch?
Aug 9 08 1:14 PM
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Aug 11 08 2:08 PM
Conclusion: I'm not using them properly ;-)
Excellent conclusion ;)
When you master their use though (can't really say I've mastered them), I guarantee they'll be a battle-winning force.
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