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I finished Northern Rebirth on nightmare.

Postby ElderofZion » July 26th, 2016, 10:30 pm

So here I will praise myself for finishing Northern Rebirth on nightmare, I know people have done it before but I will share the replays anyway.

It took me a long time to finish and some scenarios were quite hard. I would say that the hardest 2 scenarios were Infested Caves and Setting Disputes with Settling Disputes being the hardest I think. The Eastern Flank took me a long time because I didn't take the early finish gold bonus from the scenario before but in the end it turned out to not be that hard (inb4 I got lucky there, I had to load that scenario quite a few times for certain reasons, I don't think getting less luck would change the outcome).

On Infested caves you just need to have a good unit choice that is to recruit exclusively thugs early game, well maybe except a few early footies to get villages quickly and take good positions, but aside from that go full thugs, every unit you recruit has to be a thug, thug life, every other unit is underpowered on that map and you should get rid of underpowered units. xD Though in late game underpowered footies can be helpful, but still, they will not do much.

On Setting Disputes I had to sneak with my dwarf lord with rod of justice and Abhai to assasinate the lich, it is tricky and if you get really unlucky you will fail, but I think that like 9/10 times if you sacrifice abhai and then attack with dwarf lord you should be able to kill the lich.


Replays:

1. Breaking the Chains https://mega.nz/#!no8U2TaZ!CpuoszcYfnjQ0xIul-xyajaJFbP9vzFAONBDoE6KuM8

2. Infested Caves https://mega.nz/#!rhUwlJZD!b5NcF1KhRZzlJYELQai2b3DAyKTGpbfG8jLBfOfeons

3. To the Mines https://mega.nz/#!asF3xC4I!Gn5LDxVMxQHeUOf5IcpEeypLld66e8f0_xfRObIJOKI

4. Clearing the Mines https://mega.nz/#!z4cnGB6J!52oOmgX3HkW4hSayWdtiZo8-0kPRg96LcV9rqeu3Rl4

5. The Pursuit https://mega.nz/#!GlFnnRgQ!LOGWcKoj5VbDzB99-e37sEGlbOZ43qlhhs6lmvAKXIg

6. Old Friend https://mega.nz/#!v4djSSyA!mcyvvZhgJURqkTztkfd5J5NaiNfEKsJv_Wl-t1LuRpE

7. Settling Disputes https://mega.nz/#!780kDTgA!plh6ULm--UEd9zhulaKG5bia1wrsEBKj7p2ETHIwRpE

8. Elvish Princess https://mega.nz/#!35swiAIL!I6DtW185ltWhs3bZSMpOrq1G9Hy7RMh8gx04hKfySBo

9. Introductions https://mega.nz/#!6wd2XAgL!o3fCffQAl0j525Cr3wH2Kjh9tidt6A8QjOfKajcmsvo

10. Stolen Gold https://mega.nz/#!r4UxCbyK!BIgevtCK8xb7kj6IdS-jRrz7XanUw8sBGk_JidfCEdQ

11. The Eastern Flank https://mega.nz/#!i19z3ZSa!yPMSzs7GqffGQoQB1HmaFsq9VHwlkS8EtZq2IHrBsbA

12. Get the Gold https://mega.nz/#!rhlWRaaK!ONX1xAbiP1kW8LEKqqRK0qKZo7w2KH1moTvn4CqlxxQ

13. Showdown https://mega.nz/#!GskDkb4Y!um3NX3S3T_vERzzyxFxg6-BnHwMkrrXNPQIzftXHHus


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@Elder but we have asked for the disclosure of all the cheese and we treat it seriously. Everyone on this site can get banned, everyone.
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Re: I finished Northern Rebirth on nightmare.

Postby CalculusKing » May 15th, 2017, 7:16 am

Congratulations. I'm incredibly impressed. My Northern Rebirth Nightmare run (and I thought XCOM: the Long War on max difficulty was hard - sweet summer child that I was) still gives me the chills (I'm ashamed to only have a couple replays left, and they're corrupted - It's great you were careful to preserve your work.). I HATE the mission where you save Stalrag from the liches - the time constraint is not hard, just stupid. The others are just stupidly hard instead of totally stupid. It is a huge achievement to win any of the Nightmare-available campaigns on Nightmare. I myself am working on completing Son of the Black Eye on Nightmare, but the level of difficulty there (I'm on 1.13.7) has passed to stupid and beyond and I'm too ashamed of my extreme save-reloading on a few missions to post my replays.
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Re: I finished Northern Rebirth on nightmare.

Postby ElderofZion » May 15th, 2017, 8:09 pm

Yeah, the mission with starlag I considered the hardest because the only way to finish it is to use cheese, and get a bit of luck too. What I mean by cheese is to send your dwarf with staff of justice (lets just assume you didn't give it to tallin, because that is actually a rather stupid idea and waste of the staff), you flank all the enemies, the fact that it is so strong enemies won't atatck it helps, and then assasinate the lich, maybe send the ghost to help.

I haven't played XCOM but I have played the old Silent Storm and I have to say that game is painful at times, I haven't seen anybody mention it anywhere but I think it is bugged at times, there are problems with line of sight, sometimes i could stand in front of an enemy and not spot him, but during his turn an invisible enemy in front of me killed me, so annoying. Well, the missions were sometimes hard as well overall, even without the bug
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Re: I finished Northern Rebirth on nightmare.

Postby CalculusKing » May 16th, 2017, 11:44 pm

I started playing Silent Storm several weeks ago after Steam had it for <$3. Its not as fun as XCOM LW - but it is surprisingly close for over a decade before XCOM LW. But neither is as fun as Wesnoth right now - so I'm focusing on my pet projects here.

Regarding NR on Nightmare - I fully endorse save-reloading to any degree necessary on the Stalrag mission. It is all luck and almost no strategy on Nightmare (besides the cheesy AI exploits and troop positioning that any Nightmare player should know).

As to the Rod of Justice - a dwarf lord is definitely the best pick. Although on non-Nightmare I make a point of giving it to Tallin for thematic reasons. You don't need the staff on those.
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Re: I finished Northern Rebirth on nightmare.

Postby ElderofZion » May 17th, 2017, 8:08 am

CalculusKing wrote:I started playing Silent Storm several weeks ago after Steam had it for <$3. Its not as fun as XCOM LW - but it is surprisingly close for over a decade before XCOM LW. But neither is as fun as Wesnoth right now - so I'm focusing on my pet projects here.

Regarding NR on Nightmare - I fully endorse save-reloading to any degree necessary on the Stalrag mission. It is all luck and almost no strategy on Nightmare (besides the cheesy AI exploits and troop positioning that any Nightmare player should know).

As to the Rod of Justice - a dwarf lord is definitely the best pick. Although on non-Nightmare I make a point of giving it to Tallin for thematic reasons. You don't need the staff on those.


Well yeah, for thematic reasons, but to me a dwarf with staff still looks better xD

It can be a bit luck dependent but actually I do not consider it much luck dependent compared to some of the other scenarios, the trick is to find the right strategy and position your units properly, and do not lose your army in the process, I think it would be possible to play completely safely with your army and at the same time sneak up on the lich with ghost and the dwarf, then killing it if not a matter of time, is a matter or reloading the game maybe a few times, the odds or it being killed by staff are pretty good anyway, 19-4 attack + 17-4 from ghost, ghost will die but sometimes it is a necessary sacrifice, though, probably with some luck there is a way to not sacrifice anything.

I think soon I will try playing hammer & sickle, it is an unoficial "Silent Storm 3" From the same developer if I remember correctly, I hope the los bug is somewhat fixed there
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