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    Catw 04.9 keltoi tromos





    This standalone update called "Celtic Terror" in Greek is the latest version of catw 0.4. This still features mundus magnus on 280 BC, but focuses this time on the second major event of the time (after the Pyrrhic wars), the Gallic invasions in the Balkans, with lots of corrections and modifications for all factions.

    The mod is based on a major historical event, when a huge Gallic army initially led by Cambaules settled in Thrace in 280. Their origin was most probably Southeastern France for the most (Rhone valley), and rather than being treated as a horde, the faction still possesses the Aedui (Bibracte) and Allobroges (Vienna and Lugdunum) areas, but as the history goes, Brennus (the new leader, also called Acichorius, apparently his real name) army separated into three divisions, himself bound to Illyria and Dalmatia from Paeonia (This is by the way your faction leader), another bound to conquer Thrace under Cerethurios (a name created for the mod), and another bound to invade Macedon under Bolgios (Already a massive celtic slave army in catw 0.4). So all these divisions are present on the map at the beginning of the game, with massive rosters.

    To put things in perspective, let's see how real history unfolded:

    The Gauls under Bolgios went ahead against the whole Macedonian army led by the young would-be king Ptolemy Keraunos (which was killed) and his army retired. A Macedonian nobleman called Sosthenes eventually repulsed the assault. But Brennus managed to and defeated him, then he reunited his scattered armies to plan a potentially very lucrative raid on Greece, his army numbering then about 152,000 infantry and 24,400 cavalry (or more, according to Pausanias).

    The Gauls already reached Phthiotis and Magnesia when the coalized Greeks at Thermopylae opposed them, led by Athenian general Calippus. The latter broke the bridges on the river Spercheios and sent troops defensing the bank. Brennus sent about 10,000 swimming by night, routing the greek forces on the opposite bank, fleeing back to the main army. The Gauls were able restore the bridges and the whole army crossed. However at Thermopylae their first assault was rebuffed. Brennus then devised a plan to divide the Greeks, sending 40,000 infantry and 800 cavalry under Combutis and Orestorius to invade Aetolia. The plan worked as the whole Aetolian army left, but the gauls lost almost half their troops in the process upon return. Meanwhile some locals were intimidated into showing Brennus a mountain pass, allowing a rear attack. That way the Greeks were eventually defeated.

    Brennus then famously attacked Delphi, then the most sacred site outside the Parthenon in Greece. As intended, he uncovered a rich loot (possibly more than fifteen thousand talents of gold and silver), but the events turned semi-legendary according to various Greek and Latin authors. Possibly scared by a severe thunderstorm (caused by the wrath of the gods ?) the Gauls were beaten and retreated to the Spercheius river, Brennus committing suicide.

    Remnants of his army went into Asia minor in 278 BC, crossing the Hellespont (probably at the request of the king of Bithynia), settling in an area of present Turkey called "Galatia" around Ancyra (a kingdom was funded). Yes, the famous Galatians that served as mercenaries until the Roman Empire came out. Others settled in Thylis for 100 years, leaving a mixed civilization called the "celto-thracians". To celebrate their victory the Greeks Amphictyonic League instituted new games called the Delphic Soteria (savior games). The Tectosages (part of the army) are said to have carried out part of the treasury back to Tolosa (now Toulouse). Read More

    So, now you know, how will you perform ?

    Here is the detailed list of changes:
    CATW 04.9 latest update 02/05/2017
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    CATW 04.9 changelogs (Latest update 02/05/2017)
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    -mauryan names
    -add indian elephant, chariot and external army
    -add new ships DMB
    -Modified and corrected descriptions
    -Personnalize standards
    -Change gallic objectives on macedon, thrace
    -new mercs recruitable
    -new banners
    -fixed scythian archer vertex buffer
    -changed 40+ UI pics
    -mod sabaean coastal levy stats (spear pb)
    -fixed descr strat crete
    -fixed descr strat eblani hibernians
    -enable custom_battle_availability for emergent factions
    -change victory conditions epirots, mauryans, saba, gauls
    -judaean zealot changed to slinger +UI ok
    -add greek names to senate
    -fixed coastal spearman skin
    -captain portraits change for all factions
    -test descr_strat senate garamantes ok
    -pergamon now playable
    -create new name Philetaerus (Pergamon founder)
    -mod strats ok
    -fixed white standards pb
    -new strat greek officers and lesser officers
    -modified descr_character scipii and senate
    -fixed some text pbs
    -modified pergamum holite EDU DMB
    -add new eastern descr_strat
    -Changed mauryan banner
    -updated UI pic merc east infantry
    -added three pirate navies
    -changed text mentions from "rebel" to "independent"
    -added pergamese navy
    -add greek slingers for all greeks
    -added phrygian peltast pergam
    -added eastern peltast pergam
    -added bithynian pelatst pergam
    -add new files proper to alex
    -custom battles ok
    -mod descr_strat (night battles, bi options)

    CATW 04.7 latest update 02/04/2017
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    Boost all slave factions, corrected UI pics pbs
    Gave massilia a port
    deleted golberi, enoci curoas
    deleted merc kuarothoroi, merc galatoi kuroas
    Boosted Egyptian Army and fleet
    Changed all seleucid rosters
    Changed all seleucid general names
    Modified seleucid army and boosted navy
    swapped corinth from macedon to greek leagues
    boosted rhodian marines
    put specific hoplites athens, sparta, rhodes
    boosted greek army
    boosted gallic army and faction (added lugdinensis)
    deleted gallic fleet
    added new achaian army
    changed greek family names to neutral (greek cities)
    added a new triple gallic invasion force in the balkans
    added new historical name: cerethurios
    boosted armenian faction
    Sabaean cities in place
    boosted and corrected carthaginian faction & fleet
    added syracusan hoplites to syracuse
    added merc mamertines to messana
    added massilian hoplites

    Download Now !

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    CATW 05
    Preparing... The latest catw properly working on steam. This version is based on Mundus Magnus, with a completely revised and overhauled descr_strat. Still a beta, but it allows to play the latest catw units on steam, with a working campaign, on RTW, BI and Alex.

    Still to go: proper strat (characters, cities, strategy map textures), RS2 vegetation (makes the mod crashing ATM), scripts and other addons from catw 2.0.

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    Classical Age Total War v.04

    CATW is back !

    Recently i was taken by a bit of nostalgia as i wanted catw to work properly on steam (catw 1.0 works with the DVD-version).
    Old catw units were asked for, and RTW is now available on tablet/ipad, so in November i embarked on the project of having a "light" version of catw with these old units, based on vanilla RTW, BI and Alex models and catw skins, but with also a fully working campaign on steam.
    So, after some tweaking up and the help of Redfox zeus checker, here it is, an intermediate version of catw, logically called catw04 as it follows catw03, a version never released before !

    This is Mundus Magnus map set up in 280 bc and you can start with any faction (but the former Senate and Scipii, waiting to be converted respectively as the Mauryans and Sabaeans to take advantage of the map).

    And of course you can play the Epirots and Pyrrhus himself freshly arrived in Magna Grecia (Southern Italy) with his mighty army to face Rome and try to rewrite history.

    You can play either with RTW/BI and Alex (readme below)

    Download it from there: http://www.ancient-battles.com/catw/download/catw04.zip

    And merry christmas...

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    CATW 04 (Last edited December 2016)
    Based on the custom-battle only vanilla catw 03 (2007)
    The latter consisted in reskinning all units, renaming these, adding new units based on vanilla RTW, BI and Alex models.

    This is the modfoldered "lightweight catw".
    All skins are small in size like the original game, 3d models are based on vanilla ones and stay simple.
    Music is vanilla
    Vegetation is vanilla
    Ideal to play on a laptop or tablet.


    List of Changes on 04 (from mid-november to early december):
    -Reskin some units
    -New horses
    -New UI (interfaces)
    -New icons
    -New loading screens
    -New unit names
    -New units descriptions, all translated
    -Added about 60 new units
    -Added Mundus Magnus Map

    Changes on Mundus Magnus campaign:
    -Change date to -280 BC
    -Changed all campaign factions descriptions
    -United Roman faction (SPQR) based on Julii
    -Gauls changed to Aedui, one settlement
    -Spain changed to Celtiberians, two settlements
    -Scythians moved to two new locations (Taurica and Scythia), Sarmatians now out
    -Germans changed to Suebi, moved to Scandia alone
    -Add slave army (Gauls), Bolgios in Dardania (North Macedon)
    -New Epirot faction (former brutii)
    -Bigger army in Syracuse
    -More diverse starting rosters for all nations
    -New slave cities are given larger and more diverse armies
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    Changes on 03/12/2016
    -Added 140 historical battles from december 2013 Patch 1.1.6. May be buggy as EDU/DMB files are from catw 1.0.
    -Added 200+ custom battle locations based on Mundus Magnus


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    INSTALLATION


    You will need 7z: http://www.7-zip.org/
    1-Just unzip catw into your main RTW folder, like: C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Rome Total War Gold\
    2-Move the shortcut to your desktop (If you need to, modify the property fields into the required path)
    By default: Target: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Rome Total War Gold\RomeTW.exe" -nm -show_err -mod:catw -movie_cam
    Start in: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Rome Total War Gold"
    3-You can also use the associated icon

    Instructions for custom battles in BI: Just search for a clean bi, then makes a copy of it and paste it inside catw04/ folder. That's all !
    Instruction for custom battles in Alex: Not ATM unfortunately.

    Note: You can also copy the target link into steam


    To use with BI: Just move catw04 into your Rome Total War/BI folder and use the appropriate icon
    To use with alex: Just move catw04 into your Rome Total War Alexander folder and use the appropriate icon


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    SEE ALSO
    http://www.twcenter.net/forums/forum...-Age-Total-War
    http://www.moddb.com/mods/classical-age-total-war
    http://ancient-battles.com/
    Last edited by cocobongoclub-DJ; May 02, 2017 at 03:53 AM. Reason: major update
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    Fantastic mod I look forward to playing it. +Rep

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    p.s. Do you need any researchers for further parts of the Mod or are you ok?

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    Buggy as hell !



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    @Antelopev2 Thanks, coders i think. Next step needs to have the Mauryans and Sabaeans playable and give them a true roster (mostly for the Sabaeans, which is quite foggy atm). So researches in the latter field would be welcome.
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    Default Re: CATW 04

    Quote Originally Posted by Leon Katakalon View Post
    Buggy as hell !
    What's wrong ?
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    Whenever I press for battle it crashes or when I select a campaign. Btw what are those 48 BC campaigns, from which I got also another one CTD.



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    I doubt you play catw04 because there is no 48BC campaign
    catw04 is a standalone mod, and has nothing to do with the 2015 2.0 version...
    Indeed the latter is pretty unplayable on steam right now.
    The folder is called catw04. The worst you can have is a KTM with custom battles on Alex.exe but that's it
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    Welcome back, coco! Don't forget to update the thread at MundusBellicus too.

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    Wow you are back and the RTW modding world continues to live on! I will definitely check this out, if you need anything from us at RTR, let me know!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cocobongoclub-DJ View Post
    I doubt you play catw04 because there is no 48BC campaign
    catw04 is a standalone mod, and has nothing to do with the 2015 2.0 version...
    Indeed the latter is pretty unplayable on steam right now.
    The folder is called catw04. The worst you can have is a KTM with custom battles on Alex.exe but that's it
    Ok you are right! My fault. Congratulation for the mod, as far as I see a great work is done!



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    Thanks Leon, have fun with it !
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nelduin View Post
    Welcome back, coco! Don't forget to update the thread at MundusBellicus too.
    Thanks Nelduin, sure, next move.
    Happy Holidays
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    Looking forward to seeing this

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    Great news, I've always longed to try out your mod, but it wouldn't run on Steam. But now...

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    Nice coco!!
    Great you're back on modding!

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    Thx guys !
    Modding at little dosage, it's mostly coding.
    The goal is to fill catw 04 little by little with catw 2.0 features until the campaigns are fully working on steam and the latest units/features.
    There will be so catw05 and catw06 following that first attempt. All versions are here: http://ancient-battles.com/about-cla...-total-war.php

    Stay tune !
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    Hello and thanks for the great work.
    is 0.4 a standalone version of the game?
    i use the dvd version of the game rome rome barbarian and alexander in german and it will not work with the mod.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nom View Post
    Hello and thanks for the great work.
    is 0.4 a standalone version of the game?
    i use the dvd version of the game rome rome barbarian and alexander in german and it will not work with the mod.

    Thanks nom,
    Yes it's modfoldered. Will not influence any other mods in data.
    I never tested this one with the DVD. Both are so old they are broken (another programmed obsolescence example)
    So you'll tell, but there are no reasons why it won't work.
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    cocobongoclub-DJ
    Now it works for me. the error was made by my self because i have made a copy from the rome files und your mod at the same time sorry and thanks again.

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