Massive Armies!

A boardgame of world domination
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bpifer
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Massive Armies!

Post by bpifer » Fri Feb 15, 2008 3:17 am

Long time player, first time poster!

One day while just about finishing up an increases game, I though "I wonder how big an army I can get?" So I started keeping my last opponent alive and now have a truly massive army.

I have 478952 armies in play on turn 1486 and the last turn in was 3400. Has anyone else come close to this? Is there a limit to how many armies I can put on one country? (I can fit all my current armies on just one.)

Any other stories of stupidly long games?

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Post by Sean OConnor » Fri Feb 15, 2008 4:30 pm

I'll admit that I didn't put a lot of work into making the AI finish off games as I just presumed that people would either win a game or quit when they were well behind. I'll have to put some more thought into that for the next version!

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Post by bpifer » Wed Feb 20, 2008 7:07 pm

Well, here is how far I have gotten. 1,033,686 armies; turn in of 5035 armies; and the game is on turn 2217! I think I have reached the end of my endurance on this game.

I am trying to post a screen shot. If you look at Austrailia, you can see that half of the last number and all of the first number have been cut off. I set out to see if there was a limit to the number of armies and I'll take this as success! Functionally, the game still has no problems. You just can't see all the armies there.


Sean,

Thanks again for writing such a good version of this game.


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Post by Empty Hat » Thu Feb 21, 2008 10:01 am

why did you not create a map which would give you a 1,000,000 armies as a continent bonus?

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Post by bpifer » Thu Feb 21, 2008 6:08 pm

How do I create maps?

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Post by Empty Hat » Fri Feb 22, 2008 4:49 pm

There is a file you can download or you can copy and rename an existing map file and alter it. The art for the map is just a paint file so that is easy and the copied map file is essentially a tutorial as you can work out what you need to change to make it fit with your map quite easily.

Or if you just want large armies just alter then the value of each continent is at the top of the page just change "North America= 5" to North America= 5,000,000,000

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Post by bpifer » Fri Feb 22, 2008 6:16 pm

that sounds easy enough. Any idea what the download file name is? I'll also try searching these forums to see if I can find it.

thanks for the tip - It sure would have saved me a lot of time :)

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Post by Empty Hat » Mon Feb 25, 2008 12:20 am

It's at the bottom of the conquest order page

http://www.windowsgames.co.uk/conquest.html

In the section marked resources.

(oh and you should be able to do that copy edit thing without the download)

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