Picts or Scots

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Picts or Scots

Post by macmod1 » Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:20 am

Hi newbie question! I'm trying to decide between Picts and Scots. Scots seem to be a better choice as you get more troops and nobles. What advantages would there be in being the Picts?

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Re: Picts or Scots

Post by Peter » Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:09 am

Ask not what the Picts can do for you: ask what you can do for the Picts!

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Re: Picts or Scots

Post by macmod1 » Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:38 am

Well they'll have to work harder for a start!

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Re: Picts or Scots

Post by Derek H » Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:33 pm

The Picts start weaker than the Scotti, but the way that the campaign system is set up means that they can take more of a beating without losing the campaign. The Scotti Lord has to pay a Thieves Horde to his King every year or he's bombed out the campaign, but the Pictish Lord has no such requirement.

The pressure is on the Scotti Lord to get this money together every year, while the Pictish Lord can use a strategy of avoiding the sort of severe beating that gives his Briritish opponent reinforcements and just wait until winning opportunities present themselves.

Initially you'll lose in raids more often as a Pict than as a Scot, but there's no real pressure to win, you can keep coming back for more until a good opportunity presents itself.

It's difficult for the British to win big against Raider forces who tend to run away before sustaining large numbers of casualties.

I prefer playing Scotti.
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Re: Picts or Scots

Post by macmod1 » Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:05 pm

Cheers Derek. I was just looking at your "wee toys"! :D

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Re: Picts or Scots

Post by Derek H » Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:41 pm

Another reason for taking Picts is that war dogs are cool. :)
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Re: Picts or Scots

Post by macmod1 » Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:13 pm

That they are!

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