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Watch at: 00:00 / 00:00:20hey what is up guys this is total wallks in today's videoi will be showing 10 things i wish iknew before playing a total war segatroystarting off at number one with upkeepreductionin order to reduce the upkeep of ourarmies we need to employ the asian envoyfirst we will need to build megaron fromWatch at: 00:20 / 00:40the administration sectionto unlock this agent next we need toembed it into an armywhich will give us a 10 upkeep reductionthere are more skills that you canfurther unlock to achieve a maximum of35upkeep reduction and in some cases theagent starts off with anextra 5 making the maximum 40Watch at: 00:40 / 01:00in order to level up the agent irecommend performing actions on our ownsettlementsevery single turn rather than beingembedded to an armyas it will take way too long for theenvoy to level upthen we can save our skill points onlyon the relevant skills that reducesupkeepsuch as inspired speaker charmerWatch at: 01:00 / 01:20precise into austria and finallyencouraging companionwe may also want to wait until level 14as we can then unlock immortality forour envoyas immortality means that the envoy canbe wounded but never killedensuring we never lose that fat 40upkeep reduction bonus for our armiesWatch at: 01:20 / 01:40after all that if we still have spareskill points we can look for bonusesthat help strengthen our armynumber two divine will a new specialfeatureunique to total war troy where you canperform prayers and sacrificesfor bonus effects for each god of god aswe selectWatch at: 01:40 / 02:00we are able to perform two ritualsprayer and hecatonlet us first take a look at prayer wecan perform this once per turn for anyparticular god or goddess of ourchoosingi would highly recommend the prayereffect of the goddess of aphodia at alltimesas it grants us 20 growth and toWatch at: 02:00 / 02:20happinesswe can see the effects we'll be gettingwhen we hover over their iconwith the box saying prior to aphroditein this caseonce you have selected a prayer theeffect will take place in the followingturnand it will last for a total of 4 turnswhich we can then see on the top left ofour screenWatch at: 02:20 / 02:40now moving on to hackathon whenperforming this ritualwe will immediately gain favor of a godof goddess with each giving us eightdifferent bonus effectsthere are three levels with 50 favor weget our first levelthen we will need 300 for the second andthen 600 for the thirdthis may seem difficult to achieve atfirst but once we reach the later stagesWatch at: 02:40 / 03:00of our campaignwe can build a temple in each and everysingle city so that we're able tomaintain the favor for multiple goddardgoddessin general ares grants bonus morale andmelee attack to sword and axe unitsso if that is the main units within ourarmy we may want to prioritize this overothershera gives bonuses to slangers apolloWatch at: 03:00 / 03:20give bonuses to archers and athena givebonuses to spear units etcthe cooldown for performing hecatome is5 turns and you can see the activeeffects on the top left of the screennumber 3 colonization a simple tip hereis to never use our main army toWatch at: 03:20 / 03:40colonize any villages or citiesbecause it will take away half of ourtroops to settle the new placemaking us waste multiple turns toreplenish our troopswhat we can do instead is recruit a herotemporarilyand use them to colonize that regioninstead this wayit will save us multiple turns worth ofmovement and not lose half of our armyWatch at: 03:40 / 04:00number four building optimization withina citywe should always build the two buildingsthat provide happiness and influencewithin the administration section firstas this will allow us to stabilize ourprovinces preventingany potential rebellions next wedefinitely want to have a militarybuildinglike the mustard field that will provideWatch at: 04:00 / 04:20the staple infantry unitsespecially in the early game or achariot assembly one shoving of woodand bronze to supply chariots later onwe may want to specialize a city withmostly military buildings to recruit thebest troopswith extra added bonuses now the nextthing i would recommend building is aWatch at: 04:20 / 04:40garrisoneither the trojan gay or the guard housedepending on what faction we haveselectedwe can also skip this if we think thelocation of a province is safe from ourenemies reachbut if there are any chances that theenemies can attack this provincethen i will always build a garrisonespecially when we are at war withmultiple factions at the same timeWatch at: 04:40 / 05:00next we would want to build a templethis way we can increase the favor of aparticular god of goddessfrom the divine world tab as well asunlocking the recruitment of a priestessthat can help towards public order forthe remaining slots we can really buildanything we see fitfrom faction specific buildings toWatch at: 05:00 / 05:20building that increases resourceincome moving on to the villages similarto citiesi would also recommend to build agarrison here then the next twobuildingsshould be from the resource section wecan choose from the first or the fourthoptionas the rest of the other buildings allhave a negative effectwhether it is on influence happiness orWatch at: 05:20 / 05:40growthin the case of having a port which takesaway a building slotthen we can start off with the firstoption then later demolish it to buildthe fourth optionas it costs significantly more resourcesto build but provide much higher incomenumber five broken versus shatteredin this particular total war it isWatch at: 05:40 / 06:00extremely difficult to make enemiescompletely shatter to the point of noreturnit is important that we distinguish thedifference between broken and shatteredbroken means that the enemies have losttheir will to fight but they will returnif given enough timeshattered on the other hand has similarmeaning except they will never returnback to the battlefieldWatch at: 06:00 / 06:20the way to spot this is to understandthat the running iconmeans broken and the skull icon meansshatteredtherefore you should never let theenemies go until the skull icon appearsoften times i find myself routing massesof enemiesthinking the battle is almost over onlyfor them to return back to thebattlefieldWatch at: 06:20 / 06:40flanking my entire army turning the tideof a close battlenumber six unifection buffs each factionis giving a unique mechanismtailored for that specific faction it isimportant for us to take a lookat it and understand how it works beforeplaying our campaign furtherfor example when playing as paris ofWatch at: 06:40 / 07:00troy we may have to deal with theadverse effects of it if not dealt withproperlyall when playing as achilles there willbe events popping upperiodically that we can choose on howhe reactsthere are both positives and negativesso be careful when making a decisionand not leave it idle number seven armycompositionWatch at: 07:00 / 07:20generally we would want six shieldedinfantry as our front linefollowed up by four light infantry whousually are experts in flankingor have a great charge so that we areable to win the battles on the flanksand eventually come around to flank theenemy centernext we would want 5 missile units sofari personally find slingers moreWatch at: 07:20 / 07:40effective overall than archerswhether it is against other missileunits or against infantry unitsto finally wrap up our composition agroup of four chariots would do nicelyas these units can help break throughthe enemy flanks and front lineor chase down the enemy missile units atthe rear later on we can employ moreWatch at: 07:40 / 08:00expensive and beefier troopsbut a concept of our composition shouldremain similarnumber 8 group attack similar to allother total war gameswe can have our army attack individualunits without the need to click on everysingle one ourselvesfirst select all the units we intend toattack withWatch at: 08:00 / 08:20space them out properly and press ctrl gin order to lock them in the same groupnext we want to right click and attackthe enemy centerfor our units to path correctly then wecan just sit backand enjoy the battle unfold number ninesiege defense when up against a largeinvasion forceWatch at: 08:20 / 08:40having a garrison bell is especiallyuseful as we have a chance to repel anddeny further advanceswithout the need to send any armies todeal with themwe should always start off by scoutingwhere the enemy's position can be atso that we can position accordinglygenerallyhave the weaker unit up front to soak upmissile damageWatch at: 08:40 / 09:00and then have other infantry nearby tostack on top of the choke pointonce the enemy closes in if there areany loopholes in the enemy positioningmake sure to punish them by stylingforce without best flanking unitspreferably like infantry who has addedbonuses in flankingonce the enemy engaged at a choke pointwe should proceed to wrap around andWatch at: 09:00 / 09:20choke them outnext step is probably the most importantstep if the enemies has more or superiorranged unitsthen i'm sorry there is a very highchance we will get wipedon the off chance that we have superiormissile units make sure to line them upnicely behind the choke point with themost enemiesso that our infantry can hold them offWatch at: 09:20 / 09:40whilst our missile unitscan actually do most of the killing alsotry to prioritize taking out enemymissile unitsbecause they will also be the mainsource of damage that will take out ourfront linenumber 10 trading a simple tip toeffectively trade with other factionswhen we have the diplomacy tab openedWatch at: 09:40 / 10:00select any factionand at the bottom right of the screen wecan see their amount of resourcesred means it is abundant green means itis lackingso we can trade accordingly andespecially when we are over abundantwith a particular resource we can thentrade it for the other typeswith different factions so that we canmake the most out of ourWatch at: 10:00 / 10:20resources allowing us to advance ourcities and villages fasterso that's it for 10 things i wish i knewbefore playing a total war sega troylet me know in the comment section downbelow whether you agree or disagreeand what would your personal list looklike if you found the video helpfulmake sure to leave a thumbs up andWatch at: 10:20 / 10:40subscribe for more contentand as always thank you guys forwatching i'll see you guys next timegoodbye[Music]Watch at: 10:40 / 11:00so

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  1. Tip 10 has no context. Just says something is abundant but doesn't explain what it means. It can mean anything. It can mean the other faction wants more red and has too much green. Which is incorrect.

  2. The funny thing is I was working on a top 10 tips before running into this. Maybe you an use my script to improve a better video.

    Aphrodite prayer is not necessary to keep active. Prayers have a cost in gold that simply should not be thrown around in the early game. The only time to ever pray to Aphrodite is when there is a happiness deficit in a province that needs happiness. Low happiness impairs growth. While it's absolutely unnecessary to try to boost growth, it's also important not to impair it in provinces that need it. Certain other locations may not need growth at all. But it's still a good idea to keep happiness in the green. Therefore, just like any prayer, use Aphrodite prayer as needed – to boost happiness in provinces that need it.

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