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Topic Subject:Best DM strats
irwinner
Clubman
posted 07-08-09 05:25 PM ET (US)         
Inspired by the DM rush(generic) poll--

What are your fav DM strats?

My personal fav is the persians ele rush (although I can remember playing choson wars over and over again, damn addictive)
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Lord of the KamL
Clubman
posted 07-09-09 01:22 AM ET (US)     1 / 12       
I can't stand Persia unless you are in the Iron Age - their villagers are slow until you research jihad, which makes them carry less. They have bad range for missiles, only +1. I do think that a horde of fast AE's coming at you is of some concern, especially since EA's are 3x more effective against centurions than the normal War elephants, and are much better at destroying buildings. After you run out of food they suck.

I find the camel useful in Hittite if you are fighting cavalry, combined with horse archers and/or phalanxes/centurions. Of course, Hittites can counter Persian with...Armoured elephants and centurions. Or use HHA's to harass the Persian ele's while they are blocked by the Hittite ele's.

I also like to use the wall strategy. Exeptionally effective against everything except "butting elephants". Or scythe chariots. Catapults have trouble not killing each other if they try to destroy the un-built walls amongst them. Hand to hand units waste valuable time trying to make a path big enough to fit through without jamming. Same goes for helepolii. Oh, and it doesn't work against boats.

My main choice is usually HHA's with either catapults or centurions/camels.
jordanthejq12
Clubman
posted 07-09-09 05:16 PM ET (US)     2 / 12       
It helps to have a civ with a wide tech tree. I love civs with strong priests. I like to rush a lot of units, so I make a solid line of ballista towers guarded by my weak stone throwers. They only have to guard long enough to whip out a huge boom of priests, eles, scythes, and camels. I also use any units I convert.
I once actually pulled off a Jihaded villager rush. It feels so good to hand the you-know-whats of professional troops that cost all that gold to them with my fast civillians that only cost 50 food apeice, and that can throw up hundreds of ballista towers while they regroup.
I have lost a lot of games, but I know that Jihaded vils have kept me alive for, on average, over an hour and a half, which sometimes is enough for me to rebound and win.

"Preparation is not prevention. Just because you know what's coming does not mean you can stop it."
--Me

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Suppiluliuma
AoEH Seraph
posted 07-13-09 10:07 AM ET (US)     3 / 12       
Hittite Heavy Catapults + Armored Elephants
Basse
Clubman
posted 07-13-09 01:22 PM ET (US)     4 / 12       
A bunch of heavy catapults with helepolis or HHA usually kills anything. If the opponent comes with camels/cavalry the helepolis takes them down. Even if they have around 100 cataphracts they'll die and you only lose about 10 helepolis

I tried this with my brother, he had 30-40 helepolis and 5 heavy catapults and I had 50 cataphracts and 50 AE's (I was persia) and he killed everyone and I only killed 10 hellepolis of his
jordanthejq12
Clubman
posted 07-13-09 02:30 PM ET (US)     5 / 12       
The key is having enough siege so that your opponent won't even touch you.

"Preparation is not prevention. Just because you know what's coming does not mean you can stop it."
--Me

Something to remember: always know where you're going, but never forget where you came from.

The Age of Chivalry is upon us! Visit the only wiki devoted exclusively to Aoc:H by clicking on the preceding link. Oh yeah, and it works with the HD edition, too--just make sure to get this first.
Basse
Clubman
posted 07-13-09 03:18 PM ET (US)     6 / 12       
Yes, and I find that the best strat for both RM and DM (RM only when you have played for a few hours and got alot of wood and gold)
Suppiluliuma
AoEH Seraph
posted 07-15-09 11:13 AM ET (US)     7 / 12       
Yes and IMO that's the most important flaw in AoE/RoR: Overpowered siege.
jordanthejq12
Clubman
posted 07-15-09 08:27 PM ET (US)     8 / 12       
At least that is a trait the rest of the series cannot say it shares.

"Preparation is not prevention. Just because you know what's coming does not mean you can stop it."
--Me

Something to remember: always know where you're going, but never forget where you came from.

The Age of Chivalry is upon us! Visit the only wiki devoted exclusively to Aoc:H by clicking on the preceding link. Oh yeah, and it works with the HD edition, too--just make sure to get this first.
irwinner
Clubman
posted 07-15-09 10:00 PM ET (US)     9 / 12       
play for a few hours? wow - dm are meant to be the quickest games! jordanthejg12 - try a treb war on aok (lol so funny watching these big things hurl junk across the screen until something gets hit, usually not the target you had in mind).
jordanthejq12
Clubman
posted 07-16-09 11:17 AM ET (US)     10 / 12       
Aw man, don't I know it! Those are SO cool! Mostly because of the accuracy thing.

"Preparation is not prevention. Just because you know what's coming does not mean you can stop it."
--Me

Something to remember: always know where you're going, but never forget where you came from.

The Age of Chivalry is upon us! Visit the only wiki devoted exclusively to Aoc:H by clicking on the preceding link. Oh yeah, and it works with the HD edition, too--just make sure to get this first.
Basse
Clubman
posted 07-16-09 05:01 PM ET (US)     11 / 12       
A few hours in RM yes. I dont paly DM very often
irwinner
Clubman
posted 07-18-09 07:06 PM ET (US)     12 / 12       
Oops sorry, I read your post wrong. Yes, some RM games can be a real pain, like when the other player is losing and starts to locust across the map. i hate these games because if you dont keep the pressure up it wont take long for them to come back with loads of chariot archers! i was never that good at swarming to save myself from a losing battle, which probably shows my dislike for such games.

don't get me wrong, i have no problem losing a game (i've lost much more than i have won) but i dont have an interest in chasing villies, scouting all the forests continuosly etc during such games. i do try some walling and tower placement but on larger maps it can be a problem getting good coverage.
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