Okay so I bought Rome: Total War via Steam friday. I did so thinking that me and Wulfa needed another game to play together so that our only thing to talk about for fun wouldn't be WoW. I'm not sure if that sentence makes any sense in the condition I'm in right now. But that was the idea.
Oh how horribly wrong I was.
I played my first turn Friday night but didn't do anything other than move one unit and end turn. Saturday morning I picked up and started my first campaign. The Scipii.
Do vampires get addicted to heroin if they drain a druggie? Because that's the kind of hooks this game immediately put in me. The I need blood/heroin because I'm a vampire user kind. I only wish I was exaggerating.
Ask Wulfa if you see her around. Ask her what I talked about this weekend.
Because my every waking thought was consumed with how to balance the needs of the senate with establishing my trade routes with keeping my populace happy. With how to get more cavalry. <3 Calvary. MOBILITY WINS. With replaying the latest battle in my head.
planning how to take Sicily
planning how to take Carthage
losing Carthage to rebellion three times because not understanding how temples of other races work.
hunting down the Carthaginians and wiping them off the planet.
planning invasion of the Iberian peninsula
lunch.... asking Wulfa about what I should conquer in her name.
Redirecting force of my campaign from the Iberian peninsula to Palestine.
Planning invasion of Greece.
Taking Sparta and Corinth.
Planning invasion of Rhodes.
Rhodes put on back burner as Egypt and Pontus both declare war with me(upset that I was moving into their spheres of influence. Brief panic before naval reallocation allows for naval supremacy and destruction of all Egyptian and Pontus trade routes.
Army ashore at Palestine.
Army utterly defeated by Egyptian force twice its size(roughly 2,200 men). Army flees to boats and escapes with general intact.
Put kids to play.
Play WoW with Wulfa because she doesn't have RTW yet and isn't really willing to just sit and watch me play it.
Get suckered by brothers into playing my paladin.
Learn that pally healing isn't horrible.
Learn that pally healing in HoR SUCKS.
Walk away all glowy happy because random DK knows that the proper way is to aggressively complement the healer.
Wulfa gets new bow.
Wake up Sunday.
Start Carthaginian campaign. While walking with Wulfa after dinner plan aggressive anti-Roman campaign designed around the idea that blockading a port prevents navies from being built there.
Find out how almost impossible it is to prevent Rome from having navies.
Get bored of fighting Rome.
Finish watching Enchanted.
Start Julii campaign.
Take northernmost Italy.
See that it is 10pm.
Save game planning to get off.
Remember unit I forgot to move.
Think "I'll just end turn to see what is going to happen next".
One more turn.
Fifteen minutes later repeat last 6 steps.
See that it is 12:45pm after I've crushed all major Gaul resistance due to their foolish refusal to find a counter to roman cavalry. Decide that going to bed is a good thing.
Wake up Monday morning cursing self and exhausted.