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Old 06-22-09, 11:02 AM   #73
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DLC can be purchased on steam now.

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Expand your Empire with downloadable content! The Elite Units of the West Downloadable Content for Empire: Total War™ introduces 14 completely unique brand new units from all the major Western factions. Featuring all new infantry and cavalry units, equipped with the best weapons and having undergone the most rigorous of training, the Elite Units of the West DLC is the perfect addition to your Empire's army and will bring even more options on the battlefield to all tacticians seeking to defeat their enemies.

Once you've purchased the content, you will unlock all new 14 Elite Units of the West in the single player campaign under the conditions below. They will also be available in multiplayer and single player battle modes, when playing with the appropriate faction.

Hungarian Grenadiers (Austria) — Hungarian Grenadiers fought in the Austrian army of the 18th century and were deliberately selected for their physical size and stature. They had to have a good throwing arm, being able to propel a grenade far enough that it wouldn't kill them! Single player campaign requirements: Military Governor's Barracks in Hungary



Horse Guards (Britain) — The elite British horse guards are a heavy cavalry shock troop used by the British army. Used as a battering ram to brutally smash enemy infantry lines and drive holes in enemy ranks, these were prized troops of the British army. Single player campaign requirements: Army Staff College in London



Swiss Guards (France) — The Swiss Guards fought for the French nation and were the prized palace guard of Louis XVI. Wearing resplendent bright red uniforms and carrying smooth bore muskets they were a better calibre of heavy infantry than most of their opponents. Single player campaign requirements: Palais Bourbon in Paris



Blue Guards (United Provinces) — The Blue Guards are a strong infantry unit of the United Provinces, and have been personal bodyguards to kings since the 1600s. These are a high status regiment with a long tradition of fighting and winning key battles. Single player campaign requirements: Army Staff College in Amsterdam



Gardes du Corps (United Provinces) — The Gardes du Corps were the strongest, and often, the last line of defence for many monarchs in the United Provinces. Dressed in splendid uniforms and riding heavy horse these royal bodyguard soldiers specialised in almost unstoppable charges and benefit any army with a high morale and solid combat discipline. Single player campaign requirements: Army Staff College in Amsterdam



Guard Grenadiers (Poland-Lithuania) — The Polish Guard Grenadiers are a highly trained and well disciplined grenadier unit unique to the Polish army. These troops spent years being properly trained in the correct stances for priming and throwing explosives and were constantly assessed on their appearance and discipline as well as their technique. Single player campaign requirements: Army Staff College in Warsaw



2nd Hussars (Prussia) — These light cavalry units were specially drawn for their shorter stature and low weight making them quick and nimble on the battlefield. Ideal for hit and run attacks and ambushing enemy formations on the move, these fast and mobile hussars specialised in running down survivors and ambushing scout parties. Single player campaign requirements: Brandenburg Gate in Berlin



Bosniaks (Prussia) — Prussian Bosniaks are an irregular mounted soldier on light horse capable of a devastating charge. These riders are historically mercenary in nature hailing from the Balkans as their name suggests. They fight with a passion and zeal as they were often paid in plunder! Single player campaign requirements: Army Board in Prussian home regions



Frei-Korps (Prussia) — These irregular light infantry forces are a much needed counter-weight to the disciplined and organised ranks of the Prussian army. Professional scoundrels, they are particularly effective against soldiers that organised Prussian infantry find difficult to counter. Single player campaign requirements: Army Board or Military Governor's Barracks in any province

Gardes cheval (Russia) — An aristocratic heavy horse unit drawn from the nobility, exclusively to protect the Tsars. These rich notables were selected not for their soldiering ability but more for their relative attractiveness to Catherine the Great. Single player campaign requirements: Winter Palace in Moscow




Siemenovski Foot Guards (Russia) — These elite line infantry were far better equipped than their standard brothers and a touch more arrogant too. With splendid uniforms and far better trained they made excellent garrison soldiers, punishing popular decent harshly. Single player campaign requirements: Winter Palace in Moscow



Walloon Guards (Spain) — These superior infantry were drawn from a region of the Spanish Empire that produced excellent soldiers. Their distinctive uniforms and colours marked them out on the battlefield as the bodyguard of kings and queens, and as effective soldiers in their own right. Single player campaign requirements: Palacio Real de Madrid in Madrid



Legion of the United States (United States) — The United States first official organised army unit. A well drilled and trained unit of soldiers taught to fight in both the traditional European line of battle style, and a looser more irregular pattern better for confronting the native tribes of the Americas. Single player campaign requirements: Army Board or Military Governor's Barracks in any province



US Marines (United States) — These are some of the toughest and bravest soldiers the United States can boast. Either on land or at sea this unit is a fighting force above all else. The marines' greatest strength alongside their flexibility and speed in combat is their resolve. They will rarely if ever run from a fight once committed, often preferring to fight to the death than hand an inch of ground to the enemy. Single player campaign requirements: Naval College in any province


http://store.steampowered.com/app/10604/

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Old 06-22-09, 05:18 PM   #74
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I dislike DLC idea, but I must say Steam integrated DLC in much better fashion then MS and their ShLitIVE service.

Press the Steam Store button in main menu and it opens a in-game menu.

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Old 06-22-09, 06:44 PM   #75
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DLC lol

What about the Multi-Core patch, is it available as well?
The patch was released today with 14 free units. The performance is much better according to initial reports. There was even some who said the FF button didn't work, but the units move smooth so it just looks like it doesn't work.

The DLC is 14 extra units for 2.5. At least they are keeping the price low and extra units give the game a lot of diversification that was needed.

Here are the v1.3 patch notes and the 14 free units:
http://store.steampowered.com/news/2598/

Here are the 14 extra units available as DLC:
http://store.steampowered.com/app/10604/
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Old 08-19-09, 02:35 PM   #76
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Napoleon: Total War is coming, winter 2010



It's a standalone game though. I would have like it to be an expansion...
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Old 08-19-09, 02:39 PM   #77
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Some screenshots...







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Old 08-19-09, 03:26 PM   #78
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I'm pretty sure this is an expansion in the classic sense, it's just a standalone because those sell better. Same thing with Stalker, Arma and others lately...
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Old 10-06-09, 01:03 AM   #79
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I'm on my third grand campaign and I've got the same CTD happening again at about 1760. grrrrrrrrrrr.
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Even though I have barely touched Empire since launch I am tempted by the native american DLC today.

This is one of those games so epic and impressive you want to love it, even if it isn't your thing.
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Old 10-06-09, 11:25 AM   #81
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bought it few days after release, never really played it, tried couple times but it just feels to complicated.
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bought it few days after release, never really played it, tried couple times but it just feels to complicated.
give it about 20 turns and you'll be totally addicted.
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That's probably for the best that you haven't played it until now. It's almost a totally different game after all the patches though still far from perfect. It's a much more challenging game now. Here's the biggest changes:

-Warring nations will invade each other by sea. Before it basically never happened. The Maratha Confederacy of India invaded my colonies in the Caribbean, yeah I didn't see that coming!
-Demand Surrender option actually works now! This can save you a few casualties when invading very weak territories and help out if your enemy sends a counterattack army.
-Naval costs are highly increased so you'll see less full-stacked enemy navies. The pirates are still an overpowered pain in the butt though.

I'm thinking about getting the Warpath DLC but I'd like to find out if it's actually worth it. I'm a little shaky about DLC, but this one sounds decent.
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bought it few days after release, never really played it, tried couple times but it just feels to complicated

Be honest you got your arse kicked

Me too and there are other games to play, but I've restarted it and it's on the back burner because it does drag you in and now slowly-slowly building up Britain. Rather than immediately rushing off halfway around the world to foreign beaches where the dream dies over and over
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