thank you for your nice comments friends more to come today
Great stuff haer, shields and tatoo,s look great on those new gauls.
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Are all your carthaginian standard bearers sharing the same model?
Great work, one of the best units, if not the best, i've ever seen.
@ Pompeius Magnus
thank you Pompey . i hope you will like next previews too . the one we planned for last week was delayed. the reasos are:
1. i was unsatisfied with how some of our units looks
2. i was re-modelling few multiunits (lots of work with skin modifiers and stuff...)
3. i've meet with hamsha and she told me exactly what we need to change to improve things
but it's closer and closer now. i only need to add etruscans and ligurians...
This preview was so in depth i dont dont know what to say lol. those units look beutifal.
First time seeing this and i can just say perfect!
Why do you call Carthage an Empire ?
Fitz Salnarville, Duke William's favourite knyghte,
To noble Edelwarde his life dyd yielde;
Withe hys tylte launce hee stroke with thilk a myghte,
The Norman's bowels steemde upon the feeld.
Old Salnarville beheld hys son lie ded, 235
Against Erie Edelward his bowe-strynge drewe;
But Harold at one blowe made tweine his head;
He dy'd before the poignant arrowe flew.
So was the hope of all the issue gone,
And in one battle fell the sire and son.
it's simple because:
politically, an empire is a geographically extensive group of states and peoples (ethnic groups) united and ruled either by a monarch (emperor, empress) or an oligarchy (like suffets in carthage). fits well isn't it?
geopolitically, the term empire has denoted very different, territorially-extreme states —
at the strong end, the extensive spanish empire (16th c.) and the british empire (19th c.), at the weak end, the holy roman empire (8th c.–19th c.), in its medieval and early-modern forms, and the byzantine empire (15th c.), that was a direct continuation of the roman empire, that, in its final century of existence, was more a city-state than a territorial empire. and carthage fits here too
etymologically, the political usage of “empire” denotes a strong, centrally-controlled nation-state, but, in the looser, quotidian, vernacular usage, it denotes a large-scale business enterprise (i.e. a transnational corporation) and a political organisation of either national-, regional-, or city scale, controlled either by a person (a political boss) or a group authority (political bosses). and carthage suits well to this definition also.
an empire is a state with politico-military dominion of populations who are culturally and ethnically distinct from the imperial (ruling) ethnic group and its culture — unlike a federation, an extensive state voluntarily composed of autonomous states and peoples. as a state, an empire might be either territorial or a hegemony, wherein the empire’s sphere of influence dominates the lesser state(s) via divide and conquer tactics, i.e. “the enemy of my enemy is my friend”, (cf. superpower, hyperpower). and tis is exactly what carthage was
i know that people like to use "original" and "proper" names. some are trying to use those names in "original" languages (which makes no sense to me, 'cause we don't even know how the spelled it!). we are calling things as they were. rome was a REPUBLIC and a FEDERATION, so we called it "Republic of Rome" and carthage was in the same time peroid a huge and powerfull hegemon, so we called it an Carthaginian Empire it makes a lot of sense in my opinion, and my colleagues from the team agreed, that we shouldn't try to make ethymological faux-pass only to give this faction a really "cool" name we like to consider ourselves a s serious persons (but we are not ) and i think that Carthaginian Empire sounds serious
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