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Level 7 Human gamer
Alignment: True neutral
Posted on May 7, 2012 at 7:26 am

when do you get catapults in the ionian campaign??? its such a quicker way of doing things!

Level 17 Extraplanar gamer
Alignment: True neutral
Posted on May 7, 2012 at 2:41 pm

Unfortunately there are no catapults in that campaign :( Historically, Philip was really the first general to effectively use catapults in a siege and this is partially why the Peloponnesian War dragged on so long (Sparta couldn't defeat Athens once she retreated behind her walls). While we wanted sieges to be much tougher in that campaign, we did design the objectives so that the cities that you need to take will surrender after only a partial siege.

Level 7 Human gamer
Alignment: True neutral
Posted on May 7, 2012 at 3:54 pm

we did design the objectives so that the cities that you need to take will surrender after only a partial siege.

It is very helpful to have that but some of the cities like sestos dont have that and their position on the map can make them difficult to seige effectively for a long period of time. any tips? :)

Level 7 Human Misanthropic Aficionado
Alignment: Chaotic
Location: The Jungle
Posted on May 12, 2012 at 10:40 pm

we did design the objectives so that the cities that you need to take will surrender after only a partial siege.

It is very helpful to have that but some of the cities like sestos dont have that and their position on the map can make them difficult to seige effectively for a long period of time. any tips? :)
You're not targeting that as the penetration point on the Chersonese, are you? You're best off capturing land with more open ground and farms somewhere nearby and then expanding over land into that area. Take some time planning it properly to bring along plenty of reserve troops and food.