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Old 10-03-2010, 09:34 PM   #1
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Overview:
-Estimated trophy difficulty - 6/10
-Offline (breakdown) - 7- 14- 4- 1-
-Online (breakdown) - 1- 2-
-Approximate amount of time to /100% - 15-20 hours
-Minimum number of playthroughs needed – 2
-Number of missable trophies – 4 (Mounted Unit to Level 10, Knights to Level 10, Infantry to Level 10 & Archers to Level 10)
-Glitched trophies – None
-Do cheat codes disable trophies? – No cheats

Introduction
This game plays like all the other strategy games on the PS3. You control a varying amount of units and the aim is to beat the opposition, take control of an area of the game map, etc. If you have played strategy games like Sid Meiers, Valkyrie Chronicles, etc, you will already be aware of the general setup of these types of games.

This game is based upon the Hundred Years' War between England and France. The battles you fight are all based around famous battles from this war.

Step 1: Tutorial
Start a new campaign and then select the Tutorial Campaign. This takes about 20-30 mins to complete and gets you used to the controls of the game. Playing this will net you the Let the Battle Begin trophy.

Step 2: 1st Playthrough (English Campaign)
Your first playthrough should be the English Campaign. (Honestly, it does not matter which you do first, but I did the English campaign first, so this roadmap will follow that process.)

When you start the campaign you can choose your difficulty. I played on Easy as the trophies are not affected by difficulty; choose whichever you feel comfortable with. The campaign is split into 16 chapters with separate mini-battles dotted around the map, which you can use to level up if you feel you are too weak to complete the main battle.

When you first start the campaign, there is a mini-battle available where you get to deal with a revolt by French peasants. This is a great place to power level for the first part of the campaign. I suggest replaying this level quite a few times, until your completion time is around 45-50 seconds. At this point you should be more than strong enough to also get the "Invincible" trophy.

Replaying this mini-battle increases the levels of your units, which will helps with the battles ahead. You can play this battle as many times as you like, as long as you do not continue with the campaign (if you do this, the battle becomes unavailable). You get 100 gold every time you complete the battle and the money will come in very handy as you progress through the game.

I found that the best method to winning battles during the campaign was to have at least eight units of archers and place them in the front row. The archers take out a great amount of enemies, which reduce the damage your remaining units take. Always ensure that whenever the enemies get too close and start overwhelming, that you move your archers to the back line and have them support your other units.

If at any point you struggle with a campaign battle, I suggest using the other mini-battles that are dotted around the map to level up and get yourself some gold, which you can use to purchase additional units or weapons, etc.

It is also worth pointing out that some people are having trouble with Chapter 13. The easiest way to complete this battle is to deploy two units to the very top of the map. When the battle starts, move one of these units into the Victory square near where you have deployed. Doing this will make the enemy cavalry flee which will greatly increase the odds of a win for you.

Step 3: 2nd Playthrough (French Campaign)
For the second playthrough, play as France. This campaign is slightly different in the fact that there are only 10 chapters, but it seemed to me to be a lot harder than the English Campaign, even when the difficulty was set to Easy.

Again the tactic that I found worked the best was to have archers take out as many enemies as possible, then use the rest of the army to mop up. By now, though, you will already be accomplished enough in this game to use whichever tactic you feel comfortable with.

Remember, the non-campaign mini-battles are there to use to gain money and strength. So if you are struggling with a campaign battle, use these other battles to power up.

Step 4: Secret Trophies
In this step you are aiming to get the four secret trophies, which are to complete a battle using only one type of unit. The four types of units are: Mounted, Knights, Infantry and Ranged. See the trophy guide for details on these 4 trophies.

Step 5: Online
There are three trophies that relate to online play. These trophies are "Best 2 of 3", "Best 3 of 5" and "Tactician".

The first two trophies relate to winning an online Short Tug of War battle and an online Long Tug of War battle. Luckily, I have found a way that these trophies can be gotten in less than 5 minutes. See the trophy guide for details.

You will need to use the following Boosting Thread for online play, as it is very difficult to find anybody playing this game.

Step 6: Mop Up
This is where you will need to mop up any trophies you may be missing.

Enjoy your Platinum!!!

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Old 10-03-2010, 09:39 PM   #2
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TROPHY GUIDE
OFFLINE TROPHIES

For God and King
Win first battle as English
When you play the English campaign, win your first battle to get this trophy.

For the Fleur de Lis
Win first battle as French
When you play the French campaign, win your first battle to get this trophy.

The First Step
Recruit your First Troop
Recruit your first troop in the army camp by pressing . Select your recruit type and once recruited this trophy will be yours.

All Around the World
Get a unit into each corner of the screen
As the description says, get a unit into each corner of the battlefield. This is best to do on a small battlefield where the enemies are positioned in the top center of the battlefield. The reason for this is because you can move around the sides of the battlefield without the enemy attacking you. Do not move within sight of the enemy position, otherwise they will start to advance their attack which will make this a lot harder to achieve. Move a unit in each of the four corners to unlock this trophy.

Power in Numbers
Recruit the Max number of units.
To get this trophy, you will need to recruit a total of 20 units to your army. Do this by pressing whilst in the army camp and purchase new units. After the 4th battle of the campaign you get access to the Man of Arms unit type, which means you will have a total of three unit types to choose from: Infantry (100 Gold) Archers (200 Gold) and Man of Arms (400 Gold).

I did not have enough money until I got to roughly the 13th/14th battle of the campaign to be able to afford to recruit the maximum number of units.

Conquer the Playground
Win a Sandbox Match
The sandbox battle type can be found within the Skirmish mode. This mode is a series of battles spread across the map. Luckily, you do not have to win all of them to unlock this trophy.

Start a sandbox match and then just win one of the battles, it does not matter which one. Once you win the trophy will unlock.

Serf
Kill 500 Troops
See "King"

Knight
Kill 1000 Troops
See "King"

Vassal
Kill 2000 Troops
See "King"

Mounted Unit to Level 10 **Missable**
Get a mounted unit to Level 10
See “Archers to Level 10”

Knights to Level 10 **Missable**
Get a knight unit to level 10
See “Archers to Level 10”

Infantry to Level 10 **Missable**
Get an Infantry unit to Level 10
See “Archers to Level 10”

Archers to Level 10 **Missable**
Get a ranged unit to level 10
The four trophies relating to getting a specific unit type to level 10 are easy to achieve, but also missable.

As you play through the campaign, your units increase in level based upon the amount of damage that unit inflicts on the enemy. If you power through the campaign you will not get enough experience for you to be able to level up to 10; this is why I say these trophies are missable.

To ensure that you get all four, just play through the campaign normally until you can access battle 16/16. Once there, if you haven’t already gotten these trophies (which is certainly possible), then just keep playing one of the miscellaneous mini-battles that are dotted around the map until you units have reached level 10. This should not take you more than 30 minutes of grinding as your units should be at a high enough level by this point and all it will take is a little bit more.

Just so there is no confusion, the Knight units are dismouted Cavalry units....


10 Heads are Better than One
Recruit 10 Units
This is exactly like the Power in Numbers and First Step trophies. All you need to do is recruit 10 units. It does not matter what unit types you recruit, just recruit 10 total and you will get this trophy.

Master Strategist
Win a level with all unit Types
All you have to do for this trophy is complete a battle with all unit types participating in the battle.

The unit types are:
Ranged (Archer)
Infantry
Knights
Mounted Unit

You should get this trophy by playing through the game normally, as towards the final quarter of the campaign you will have access to all types of units and will end up getting this automatically.

Let the battle begin
Complete the tutorial Campaign
As the description says, just complete the Tutorial campaign to unlock this trophy. The tutorial is very easy (as expected) and should only take about 30 minutes to complete.

Invincible
Win a battle without losing a unit
This is easy to achieve if you follow the method described in Step 2 of the road map. When grinding the battle in the English Campaign (as described in step 2 of the roadmap) you get to a point where you can complete the battle within 40-50 seconds. You should easily be winning battles at that point without losing a single unit or sometimes without losing a single person.

Glory to the English
Win the English Campaign
As the description says, complete the English Campaign to the end to unlock this trophy. The campaign has 16 famous battles from the Hundred Years' War, which you have to complete. Once you finish the last battle you will get a cutscene and then the trophy will unlock.

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Old 10-03-2010, 09:40 PM   #3
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Defender of the crown
Win the French Campaign
As the description says, complete the French Campaign to the end to unlock this trophy. The campaign has 10 famous battles from the Hundred Years' War which you have to complete. Once you finish the last battle you will get a cutscene and then the trophy will unlock.

Prince
Kill 5000 troops
See "King"

King
Kill 10,000 troops
As you progress through the game, you will fight thousands upon thousands of troops. Kill 10,000 of these and this trophy and all other trophies relating to killing troops will unlock.

This unlocked for me partway through my first campaign, so do not worry about this as I can guarantee that you will have more than enough before you finish the first playthrough. If for some reason this is not the case, then do not worry, as the stats carry over between campaigns, so you will get this whilst playing your second campaign.

Medieval Master
You have successfully unlocked all of the trophies.
As with all platinums. Unlock all other trophies to get this one.


SECRET TROPHIES
March to Victory
Win a level with only infantry
See "Distance is the best defence" for details.

Knights in Shining Armour
Win a level with only knights
See "Distance is the best defence" for details.

The Cavalry is here
Win a level with only mounted units
See "Distance is the best defence" for details.

Distance is the best defence

Win a level with only ranged units.


Use this strategy to win levels with only one specific type of unit:
  1. Go into Skirmish mode and amend an army unit. I suggest changing a small army, as these are easier to control.
  2. Disband all units, except for your General, and then recruit new units, making sure that the units you recruit are all the same type (Mounted, Ranged, Knights or Infantry).
  3. Once your army is made up of one General and the rest all the same type of unit, save the army and then start a Short Tug of War match. Set the match to Easy (this is done by changing pressing ) and then select the small custom army you have just made.
  4. Start the match and play through the first battle. Set on Easy, the enemy should only consist of 3 units, which you should easily make short work of.
  5. Once you complete the battle, the trophy for the unit type you select will appear (i.e. If you used all archers, then the Ranged trophy will pop).
  6. Once you have the trophy, quit out of the Short Tug of War battle and go back and amend your custom army. Once again disband all units and then purchase the specific units for the next trophy.
  7. Follow steps 3 - 6 for each unit type, until you have all four trophies for completing a battle using only one type of unit.
ONLINE TROPHIES


Tactician
Complete a flanking Manoeuvre
A flanking manoeuvre is where you attack an enemy unit from either the side or behind. Unfortunately, this trophy does not seem to unlock whilst playing through the normal campaign. To get this you need to play online.

I suggest you find a boosting partner (the online is dead) using the following thread: Boosting Thread. Start a Short Tug of War match. When the battle starts, direct one of your units to attack the enemy from the side or behind and the trophy will unlock.

Best 2 of 3
Win a Short Tug of War
This is an online trophy, but one that can be gotten in a very short time. Firstly, find a boosting partner in the Boosting Thread (the online is dead, so you will need a boosting partner).

Once you have your partner, create an online Short Tug of War battle and then start the battle. As soon as the first battle starts, get your boosting partner to press and then forfeit the battle. You will win the match and move onto the second battle. Again once, after the battle starts, get your boosting partner to press and then forfeit the battle.

Once forfeited a second time, you will be informed that you have won the battle and the trophy will unlock.

Best 3 of 5
Win a Long Tug of War
This is an online trophy, but one that can be gotten in a very short time. Firstly, find a boosting partner in the Boosting Thread (the online is dead, so you will need a boosting partner).

Once you have your partner create an online Long Tug of War battle and then start the battle. As soon as the first battle starts, get your boosting partner to press and then forfeit the battle. You will win the match and move onto the second battle. Again once, after the battle starts, get your boosting partner to press and then forfeit the battle. Repeat a third time.

Once forfeited a third time, you will be informed that you have won the battle and the trophy will unlock.

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Old 10-04-2010, 05:48 AM   #4
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Here are the secrets. There are five secret achievements, but four secret trophies.

All Around the World 15
Get a unit into each corner of the screen

The Cavalry is Here 30
Win a battle with only mounted units

Knights in Shining Armor 30
Win a battle with only knight units

March to Victory 30
Win a battle with only infantry units

Distance is the Best Defense 30
Win a battle with only ranged units
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Old 10-04-2010, 08:40 AM   #5
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Been waiting to hear about this game, am finally going to open it from the shrink wrap and give it a go. Used to play Strategy games a lot on PC a few years back, Age of Empires mainly. So if this is anything like that, then am all up for it.

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Old 10-05-2010, 03:12 PM   #6
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Looks good so far, I have this coming tomorrow from loveflim so will be using your guide, Keep up the good work
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Old 10-06-2010, 06:41 PM   #7
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Is this game worth buying? It looks like it would be fun but I would hate to get it and it not be worth it.
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Is this game worth buying? It looks like it would be fun but I would hate to get it and it not be worth it.
I think the game is fun, but I am not convinced of the replayability. The online is dead (I mean not a single person playing)....

If you can pick this up as a rental then this is what I suggest you do....
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Thanks for the guide mate. I just got the platinum for this game and this guide helped me out alot.

The overall is spot on, It took me about 17 hours to get the platinum. And I didn't suffer from any glitched trophies. I defiantly Agree with you on the difficulty being a 6, some of those Chapters are really tough to beat, but they can be done.

Thanks Again for the guide
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How exactly does this game work? Is it anything like the Total War games on the PC?
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