he looks stunning!
he looks stunning!
Gorgeous unit out there . My only question is how you're going to calculate stats with so much diversity in equipment? Will we see "AP" units and the like, or such special boni?
EDIT - Oh and lol, just realized the curved sword of the Eques is the Machaira, and not the Kopis. Nice trick out there!
"Romans not only easily conquered those who fought by cutting, but mocked them too. For the cut, even delivered with force, frequently does not kill, when the vital parts are protected by equipment and bone. On the contrary, a point brought to bear is fatal at two inches; for it is necessary that whatever vital parts it penetrates, it is immersed. Next, when a cut is delivered, the right arm and flank are exposed. However, the point is delivered with the cover of the body and wounds the enemy before he sees it."
- Flavius Vegetius Renatus (in Epitoma Rei Militari, ca. 390)
Really looking forward to this.
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actually i believe the sword in question is a Falcata and of spanish origin.
The Falcata has a one edged blade that pitches forward towards the point, the edge being concave on the lower part of the sword, but convex on top. This shape distributes the weight in such a way that the falcata is capable of delivering a blow with the momentum of an axe, while maintaining the cutting edge of a sword. The hilt is typically hook-shaped, the end being stylized in the shape of a horse or a bird. There is often a thin chain connecting the tip of the hilt with the upper section. Although it was a one-edge weapon, two-edge falcatas have been found.
The falcata-like swords were derived from the sickle-shape knives of the Iron Age; that too explains their ritual uses. It is thought that it was introduced in the Iberian Peninsula by the Celts who spread the iron technology. It seems that its origin is parallel to the Greek Kopis, and not derived from it.
Makhaira is a term used by modern scholars to describe a type of ancient bladed weapon, generally a large knife with a slight backwards curve. In period texts, μάχαιρα has a variety of meanings, and can refer to virtually any knife or sword even a surgeon's scalpel, but in a martial context it frequently does seem to refer to a type of one-edged, curved sword. Modern scholars distinguish the makhaira from the kopis based on the direction of the blade curvature
This is going to be one outstanding mod when finished. I can't wait to see the Carthaginians and the Latin Allies.
Good job EB II team!
I'm waiting for the Celts! They were very "individual" warriors, meaning no two would really look alike and RTW's engine really limited their portrayal. With the many new options made available for units with M2's engine, I am really excited to see how the Celtic armies look!
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I doubt any any equipement would be allocated to the rorarii besides javelins and a spear. And noone has mentioned the Accensi (levied spearmen) They would have cheap italic-corinthian looking helmet.
As to different regions for different military classes, that's what i was going to do in Romulus - Palatine recruits eques / first class spearmen / triarii - other hills the rest. i would prefer different population classes recruiting different military classes but i haven't worked out how to do this yet. My current thinking is to have Rome controlled by Patricians (Etruscan decendants) and have other factions as "protectorates" (sub factions) - Plebs (Sabine / Latins).
LOVE the look of the Eques, real latin blood there (but probably not Alban (white)).
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(1) Sub Factions per Nation
*Rome - Etruscan, Sabine, Samnite, greek cultural regions
*Selecuid - Syria, Persian etc cultural regions
*Ptolemaic - Egypt, Levant, etc cultural regions
(2) Roman Laws
* Change Rome everytime you play by the laws you enact.
(3) New Diplomat Agent - Leader of the Poor
* Negoiate with the have-nots to change egalitarism in your society
The EB team never ceases to amaze. Keep up the phenomenal work!
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I know, but what if you don´t find the way how to put new battle map buildings in? I think this is the most important for classical mod on M2TW engine.
Can you imagine those romans in medieval city/castle?
Oh, damn I'm good
The machaira was supposedly curved back, a bit like a sabre, scimitar or a katana, while the kopis/falcata curved in, like a yatagan, falx or rhompalia(sp?).
AFAIK, also the machaira was used as a generic name for curved swords, as well as any "professionally" used blade. Which would make the falcata and the kopis also machairas.
About the first sword, it looks like a gladius, althought the pommel is celtic and looks close to the
Cogotas Sword. So I assume that it's supposed to be an "uncle" of the Gladius Hispanus, having already its long point, but still retaining the celtic pommel. I cannot accept that it's a celtic short sword, because the celtic swords did not have long points.
BTW, machaira used as a generic name reminded me of one of the final dialogues in "Men in tights":
Rabbi Tuck(hands the Sword of England back to king Richard): Here's your knife.
Richard I Lionheart: Sword.
Rabbi Tuck: Whatever.
2nd BTW. The Equitus looks quite ugly
Finally! Wow I love your work guys! Superbe!!
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