GOW1N28 Sep 26, 2012 @ 11:44am
CRUSADES??
ppl just started playing Med II when a crusade happens what do i do???
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Bilbro Swaggins Sep 26, 2012 @ 12:36pm 
If you have a decent army you could join the crusade, then you can hire special mercs for the crusade. Otherwise you should ignore it.
Ser Pounce Sep 26, 2012 @ 12:52pm 
My meathod of fighting in a crusade was to build a full stack army place it on a ship, sail the ship to right next to where you need to attack, then make the army a crusade army and attack the place. I find that this avoids the loss of troops crusading armys get. Hope this helps.
kjchoi10 Sep 26, 2012 @ 6:28pm 
It really depends which country you play. The further away you are from the Crusade, the less likely you'll travel there.

I like Death's strat. My first time through the game, I found that my troops were deserting because I was taking too long to get to the Crusade.

Random question: Does anyone else thing that the British Isles are too easy? Everything that includes with Scotland and England are far too easy. In fact, England seems weak almost every playthrough.
GOW1N28 Sep 26, 2012 @ 6:30pm 
thanks ppl, much appreciated ;)
GOW1N28 Sep 26, 2012 @ 6:31pm 
sorry 1 more thing how do you get guilds???
GOW1N28 Sep 26, 2012 @ 6:35pm 
Originally posted by kjchoi10:
It really depends which country you play. The further away you are from the Crusade, the less likely you'll travel there.

I like Death's strat. My first time through the game, I found that my troops were deserting because I was taking too long to get to the Crusade.

Random question: Does anyone else thing that the British Isles are too easy? Everything that includes with Scotland and England are far too easy. In fact, England seems weak almost every playthrough.
hey thanks for response im a noob it does help ;) im playing as the english now there troops are awfull only just beating rebels also finding with english there income takes ages to build up
Alhazred Sep 27, 2012 @ 3:22pm 
Well good thing about playing with the English is that it is quite easy to conquer the British Isles as there is only Scotland there competing with you. Then with decent naval forces defending the Isles is a breeze. Also, Longbowmen.
arduhn Sep 29, 2012 @ 12:23am 
One thing about being on crusade that's nice is that you don't have to pay upkeep on the units while they are on crusade, and you can hire mercenaries dirt cheap. I like to make a sizable cavalry army, put it on crusade, hire any cavalry mercs, then put them on a ship and sail them over. As long as you head straight there, desertion shouldn't be too bad (depending on how far you're going), and the whole journey you aren't paying for those expensive troops upkeep. Just make sure, once you've taken the target province, that you pump out some cheap garrison troops, then expand with the good troops quickly so you can afford the upkeep when you have to start paying again.

Hmm, guilds, I don't remember how you get them. I think it depends on the guild...google to the rescue!
http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=77577

To build up income, pay close attention to trade. If you can get a monopoly on, for example, wool, your trade profits will explode with the right trade partners.
Last edited by arduhn; Sep 29, 2012 @ 12:28am
GOW1N28 Sep 29, 2012 @ 2:52am 
Originally posted by arduhn:
One thing about being on crusade that's nice is that you don't have to pay upkeep on the units while they are on crusade, and you can hire mercenaries dirt cheap. I like to make a sizable cavalry army, put it on crusade, hire any cavalry mercs, then put them on a ship and sail them over. As long as you head straight there, desertion shouldn't be too bad (depending on how far you're going), and the whole journey you aren't paying for those expensive troops upkeep. Just make sure, once you've taken the target province, that you pump out some cheap garrison troops, then expand with the good troops quickly so you can afford the upkeep when you have to start paying again.

Hmm, guilds, I don't remember how you get them. I think it depends on the guild...google to the rescue!
http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=77577

To build up income, pay close attention to trade. If you can get a monopoly on, for example, wool, your trade profits will explode with the right trade partners.
very helpfull thank you :)
Silenos Sep 30, 2012 @ 12:34am 
Uggh playing as the romans, and they sound german eh who knows. And somehow the whole world hates me. At this point i have 4 enemies. Was also the biggest army to lol. Made a mistake and payed hardcore for it. Crusades seem like a joke it was a total waste of time so far.
GOW1N28 Sep 30, 2012 @ 4:45am 
Originally posted by Silenos:
Uggh playing as the romans, and they sound german eh who knows. And somehow the whole world hates me. At this point i have 4 enemies. Was also the biggest army to lol. Made a mistake and payed hardcore for it. Crusades seem like a joke it was a total waste of time so far.
lol you sound fed up i noticed the romans sounded german wtf hey!!! might have to play a roman campaign see what its like
ThE_PoLiSh_MaN Sep 30, 2012 @ 7:36am 
i haven't played Medieval ll: total war yet, but top 10 of the best army who do you think is the best?
SirCanuck Sep 30, 2012 @ 8:56am 
Originally posted by Silenos:
Uggh playing as the romans, and they sound german eh who knows. And somehow the whole world hates me. At this point i have 4 enemies. Was also the biggest army to lol. Made a mistake and payed hardcore for it. Crusades seem like a joke it was a total waste of time so far.

The Holy Roman Empire is Germany " hence why they sound German"
Voodoo Sep 30, 2012 @ 11:57am 
Can you join a crusade without a general? I can't seem to figure out how.

I think this game hates me, I have tried every strategy in the book so far and no matter what approach I take it kicks me in the balls.

Now I've got all my armies on ships ready to attack but i can't 'join' a crusade. FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU
GOW1N28 Sep 30, 2012 @ 3:48pm 
Originally posted by Hesher:
Can you join a crusade without a general? I can't seem to figure out how.

I think this game hates me, I have tried every strategy in the book so far and no matter what approach I take it kicks me in the balls.

Now I've got all my armies on ships ready to attack but i can't 'join' a crusade. FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU
as far as ive learned no not without a general, im playing as england i didnt join the first crusade and wasnt punished too much gave me more time too prepare for the next one but does depend who you play as i suppose
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