Hi, first of all congratulations to all those who have contributed in making this great mod, for years I kept playing greek\roman era or medieval mods, for some odd reasons the IB series always skipped away from my attention...and that's a shame!!!
Personally, the idea to make it "modular" is very smart. So, every player can easiliy choose what add ons to use, which campaign and which script, etc.
Now, to more "practical" concerns...I am playing with 1.2 (have there been any patches or hotfixes after that?), 355AD campaign with Julianus. I chose it because it's one of the greatest challenges I've seen in a RTW mod. The only real problem I found is not the religious unrest or the overwhelmin barbarian hordes, but the low quality of most Roman troops. I have thrown everything I had in Gaul to stop Alamanni and Franks, and while I was quite successful with the first, I was much less with the latter.
No difference if I use an Auxilia or a Comitatenses army, Frank units seem to be much more difficult to rout, even low-level units, surrounded that keep fighting. On the other hand, there are some Roman units that can't even make contact with the enemy because they rout almost instantly, such as Legio Ripenses; I know they are not Comitatenses or Palatinae, but they rout like peasants.
Then I've seen also Cataphractarii charging Frank archers and losing some 20-30 men before routing them...
I am playing with M\M difficulties.
Oh, one error...there's one Sagitarri unit (I think the Auxilia Palatinae, but not sure) that has a 5 shield value even if it has no shield!
No criticism at all, just wanted to find out if it's intentional and I have to get used to the mod..it's really impressive and well done!