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warcon
Pleb
posted 06-23-08 20:14 ET (US)         
Hello,
I am playing Colonia Agrippina, everything is running along well. I have 7 forts built,heavy infantry, missile guys, cavalry and light infantry. Caesar requests help , screen says prospects are excellent to win and I send them.

They never return, I click on each fort and says away basically and shows 20 men in each fort. So I continue to play achieving more ratings UNTIL the bad guys show up at my door, climb over the walls and sack my city. Yikes, my guys are AWOL or where?

Bug or something I'm missing?
ADDENDUM a day later.
Reloaded the game, started again and this time they cam back with a victory. A bit battle weary and if I don't get out before the invasion at least i have troops to defend my walls and city. Guess just one of those glitched.

[This message has been edited by warcon (edited 06-24-2008 @ 05:02 PM).]

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aramann
Pleb
posted 06-25-08 09:55 ET (US)     1 / 7       
Congratulations Warcon! Sometimes the cohorts take forever and a day to return once they are sent out. Glad you were able to work through it!
xenxander
Pleb
posted 06-26-08 09:09 ET (US)     2 / 7       
they also will "never return" under this circumstance:

If you've not deployed them, one month from deadline it will warn you "one month".

If you don't send, the next month you will get a pop-up saying "you've missed a chance to curry favor" or something like that.

trouble with this pop-up is it still lets you select troops to send. If you send the troop, they will never return because the time to sent them technically expired so there's no "call" for them any longer.

It's a problem in the game - if you fail to send the required legions / goods, the game shouldn't let you send them when you get the 'failed' message box.
aramann
Pleb
posted 06-26-08 10:49 ET (US)     3 / 7       
That certainly sounds like a game bug, definitely not something I've ever come across!
apapa
Pleb
posted 10-06-08 19:23 ET (US)     4 / 7       
Agreed,

I've played burdigala for a very long time now,
mainly because early on i sent three heavy legions
on a fight abroad and theyve been missing ever since, probably 4 years now =S.

Im glad to see a confirmation on this bug though, I guess
Ill have to tare down my nice empty forts and hope to be ableto afford new ones, hardly likely with those rediculously frequent and equally economy-devastating "send 50 armor/weapons" calls.
kach
Angel
posted 10-06-08 21:24 ET (US)     5 / 7       
The worst I have experienced is getting the soldiers stuck as they re-enter the map.

Maybe as you say, it is necessary to delete the forts and rebuild.

By the way, welcome to the forums apapa.
JimMRooney
Pharaolympics 2000 Competitor
posted 10-07-08 11:54 ET (US)     6 / 7       
apapa, if you haven't deleted them already, you might try mothballing the forts for a while (maybe a month to let the game register it) and then unmothballing them. If it works, the forts should refill. You'll still be out the weapons and armor, but at least you won't have to pay the denarii to build new ones.
goonsquad
Pleb
posted 10-13-08 22:42 ET (US)     7 / 7       
I've encountered this bug of sending away cohorts for a distant battle right when the final screen appears (ie at the expiration of time). You receive neither the favor penalty nor the favor benefit, and the cohorts involved are lost. I had to devise a workaround for this problem in The Final Deception.

In fact I considered using it in the Iceni Queen contest for the "On this field we conquer or die" military request but decided there was nothing to be gained by doing so.

Hieronymus, Aramann and myself maintain a hopefully comprehensive list of C4 bugs and exploits at CBC, maybe we should add this one.

[This message has been edited by goonsquad (edited 10-13-2008 @ 10:57 PM).]

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