Questions tagged [empire-total-war]

This is an RTS/Empire Building hybrid is set in the 18th century. War, diplomacy, intrigue and religion are among your weapons in your quest to gain control of the world.

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How to set number of troops in Empire total war

I was playing Empire Total War and I guess I have done something because I was going to train up some line Infantry and it said 160 men which was odd because in all of my previous games I only had 120 ...
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Dealing with Pirate / Raiding Trade Routes

How can I adequately deal with either pirate or nations who raid trade routes? It seems no matter how many fleets I create I always end up with an area that is susceptible to raiding. I know with ...
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How do I make a nation my protectorate?

I'm running Minor Factions Revenge. I can't seem to get myself a protectorate nation. It seems that I can only get it if I have a military alliance with that nation. According to the fan wiki, I ...
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Is Empire Total War compatible with 64-bit OS?

ETW is an old game so I was wondering if it runs on Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit OS.
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Do factions/civilisations in ETW have unique characteristics?

Besides "racial" units, I seem to be observing some other unique traits to different factions. For example, I noticed in a custom battle that British line infantry seem to have different stats from, ...
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LAN Multiplayer problems in Empire: Total War on Mac

I am trying to play Empire: Total War Gold Edition (purchased on the Mac App Store) on two different Macs (one with 10.9.5 and one with 10.8.5) using the Local Multiplayer feature of the game. ...
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In Empire: Total War, when a building can fit 1000+ soldiers, why can only one 120-soldier unit enter?

In Empire: Total War, sometimes garrisonable buildings can supposedly fit thousands of soldiers inside - you can see this by hovering your mouse over them and looking at their information - but you ...
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How to use buildings on the battle map?

So when you go into a battle, there's these nice big buildings that you can send your troops into to occupy and use as cover. However in my experience, they seem to be totally useless (and in fact ...
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Friendly fire in Empire Total War

The battle report shows that my casualties are 700, but the enemy killed only 400. Presumably 300 is friendly fire. If yes, it would be interesting to know what kind of friendly fire there is and how ...
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How do I win naval battles?

I've always been fascinated by naval warfare - particularly old-style, age-of-sail naval warfare fought with cannon, shot and sword (or arrows, rams, and spears as the era allows). This was one of the ...
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How does “auto-resolve” work in battles?

Oftentimes I'm not quite in the mood to enter a whole battle sequence, and my army significantly outnumbers that of the enemy, so I'll just use auto-resolve to get it over with (it's that button in ...
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Do different nationalities have different default levels of morale?

I'm currently playing a campaign as Sweden, and I'm, of course, taking over the world. I've already taken care of much of the Danish, and I'm used to seeing the enemy units flee once their numbers ...
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How to defeat a static army with lots of cannons?

Against the computer, I am sometimes (too often for my taste) faced with armies that are mostly composed of reinforcements that never reached their target and that the computer joined together, with a ...
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Is it possible to increase the size of UI text in Empire: Total War?

When playing Empire Total War at the highest resolution on my laptop, the text on most UI elements (most of the menus, notices, mouseover text etc) is too small to read easily. Currently I have to ...
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What do the presidents and kings do?

What do the presidents and kings do in empire total war? it's just confusing, do they just represent the country? my tsar (King) does nothing.
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Is it a good idea to create mass generals in Empire: Total War before close battles?

It is possible to recruit a new general unit from any unit. The original unit is unaffected by this, so in theory, with enough money, it is possible to suddenly create 19 generals from a single pawn. ...
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How does “replenish unit” work in Empire: Total War?

Units that are not at full strength can be "replenished" for some money. How exactly does that work? Is it affected by the region the unit is in? Can I replenish as many units per turn as I want or is ...