I bought this one on the last sale and finally have gotten around to it. I’m a sucker for Rome so of course that’s who I’m playing as first.
The campaign does feel like it’s going to be quite long. Each turn takes more and more time deciding what to build out in the ever increasing number of provinces, seemingly to the point on may occasions I lose the thread on what I’m doing strategically over all.
Speaking of losing the thread, I consistently get wrecked in mountains, even using medium units like Italian Foot, and this has the added bonus of on more than one occasion getting my generals dead. To avoid this I’ve taken to exporting these battles to FOG2, I mention this because the amount of time it takes me to finish just one battle like this has me return to FOGE completely lost on what I was up to before! This could also just be yet another example of me getting old and staring in my own annuity advertisement. ;)
Ok, so what’s the point of this bit of rambling, I mean other than I’m shocked at the fact I’ve spent 35 hours and only played a mere 180 turns out of a 500 turn campaign, well that I’ve been immensely entertained by it. Not sure why but there’s something mesmerizing about this game for me.
And best of all I’m not winning, Macedonia is taking over the known world and kicking my ass in legacy points (and pulling away) so much that I’ve no choice but to head east and take them down a peg (or that’s the plan that will come to naught at first contact).
Man can’t wait for Field of Glory: Kingdoms.
Edit to add a picture of current state of the world: