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Thread: Favorite Strategy Game Factions
27-03-2012, 08:16 PM #1
Favorite Strategy Game Factions
I say the Trilarians from Master of Orion 2 deserve some love. They have two subtle but potentially significant bonuses--Trans-Dimensional and Aquatic--and their design always made them seem really friendly and pleasant, in spite of being naked, gnarled, tentacle-faced creatures that would probably be stabbed repeatedly on-sight by most people.
What are yours?
27-03-2012, 08:37 PM #2
In the name of Kane!Game Library Completion: 174/223 - 78.03%
27-03-2012, 08:46 PM #3
27-03-2012, 08:51 PM #4
The Zuul changed Swords of the Star more than any other Expansion content, before the Zuul every species slowly grew stronger, technology, planets, defences, economy.
But not the Zuul, these guys hungrily devoured their planets leaving behind dry husks and needed to push on, it was conquest, or starvation for them. The resulting shift in the politics would force people into uneasy alliances with the Hivers (the ultimate slow burn species in sots) because they could slow the Zuul down, but once the Zuul collapses (or devour a people) the power vacuum is palpable. Quickly, gather the scraps of that fallen empire, or you might be next. And then the ultimate irony, turning to the Zuul with bribes of planets to desperately get their assistance against the Hivers you gave too much breathing room.
Other Strategy game sides?
Parthia in Rome: Total war Horse archers are cheese in game, but lets be fair, it was cheesy in real life too, cheaply trained elite troops who can out shoot and out manoeuvre, and once you run out of arrows? Just flee the battle and attack next turn :D
When you finally conquer Egypt, Rome and Carthage you can rest.
The Spartan Survivalists in Alpha Centuri, they are by no means the best faction, but this means you need to get out there and make "peace" that you control, nip everyone's ankles, steal their technology, or get left behind.
Does sacrifice count? I guess, the God that the most honest was undoubtedly the best, Charnel's units were all vile abominations, but they were also perfectly at peace with that, all the other gods were occasional hypocrites but Charnel wanted the world to exist so suffering could continue. Even the spells he supplied you with expressed that, the raise dead spell did not protect them from harm while their bones cracked back into place, they could die while they rose, but rise they would.
The leech was the first Charnel unit you got, but like all units in sacrifice they didn't stop being useful just because they were low tech, bleeding the mana out of the enemy wizard was a key step towards victory.
27-03-2012, 08:53 PM #5
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27-03-2012, 08:57 PM #7
Always liked the Norse from Age of Mythology for their sensible notion that even though you are a foot soldier, it does not mean that you are exempt from menial labors such as building construction.Support for my all-pepperjack-cheese food bank charity drive has been lukewarm at best.
27-03-2012, 08:58 PM #8
Sardaukars from Dune IIThe ting say there be bad guys, I hope it right.
27-03-2012, 09:01 PM #9
27-03-2012, 09:03 PM #10
The Vinci in Rise of Legends. Clockwork men? Air fortresses? Giant mechanical spider!?
Giant mechanical spider.
Honorable mention to the Cuotl: orbital lasers and black-hole robots (?) vs. musket-men.
27-03-2012, 09:44 PM #11
27-03-2012, 10:05 PM #12
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I have a soft spot for Klackons, mainly because everyone else in the world rightly despises them.Irrelevant on further examination of the rest of the thread.
27-03-2012, 10:19 PM #13
27-03-2012, 10:41 PM #14
My head says the Necron were the standout faction in DoW. But my heart... she belongs to the Imperial Guard.
27-03-2012, 10:49 PM #15
Panzer Elite in Company of Heroes were probably the guys I warmed to the most. While the Brits were building immense emplacement empires, and the Americans and Wehrmacht were being all "balanced" with their "selection of different units" and "strategies", the Panzer Elite simply let me throw wave after wave of my own men at the enemy until they died. Most of their vehicles were highly situational so I ended up just building tens of ultra-upgraded regular infantrymen and seeing them mince up the opposition. Great fun after having to think so much about making sure I had all the counters I needed with the other argument. For a bonus, several of their vehicles were just adorable. The completely unarmed kettenkrad, rumbling around capturing points and running away from everything, the vampire halftrack that was useless but had an amazing name, the Bergetiger that could bring back tanks FROM THE DEAD, the dinky little marder and hummel, special tanks with special goals. Awww.
27-03-2012, 11:10 PM #16
27-03-2012, 11:32 PM #17
The Brits and Panzer Elite ruined Company of Heroes for me, Company of Heroes: Online brought CoH back to life and then CoH:O died... *sobs*
27-03-2012, 11:51 PM #18
28-03-2012, 12:39 AM #19
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On topic, I always liked the Cybran Nation from Supreme Commander 1&2.
28-03-2012, 01:12 AM #20