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    ~Seleukos.I.Nikator~'s Avatar Ducenarius
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    Default Re: What faction has in your opinion the coolest looking roster?

    There is definitely a strong case for Judea to become an emergent faction in our timeframe, perhaps through the scripted rebellion.

    First, as Dardo mentioned above, they were indeed completely dominated by the Ptolemies and then the Seleucids, but in the aftermath of the Maccabean revolt they gained some form of autonomy from the Seleucid rule to become eventually an independent kingdom around 110 BC and then a powerful Roman vasal in the reign of Herod the Great.

    Strictly in game terms, with 4 TYP, 400 turns will have to pass before we can talk about any form of Judean autonomy, if we want to be historically accurate, but this idea is, nonetheless, worth considering, in my opinion.

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    Sorry for this offtopic response but since you guys are talking about the introduction of new factions, I wonder if you have ever considered making the Turdetani? I would love you so much for it.

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    Default Re: What faction has in your opinion the coolest looking roster?

    Quote Originally Posted by ♔Greek Strategos♔ View Post
    For the Greek sure...For most others though I highly doubt it! Persians were unstoppable back then but Greek were something totally different.
    Quality VS Quantity...
    I would contest that claim to be sure. The Greeks really weren't different, they Ionian Greeks had lost twice to the Persians starting from the Conquest of Ionia by Kyros the Great and the Ionian revolt. In fact from the conquest of Ionia all the way to Marathon the Persians enjoyed a winning streak in land battles lasting over 50 years.

    Even the circumstances of the battles you mentioned don't paint something that's easily winnable. The battle of Marathon may have been a surprise attack on a Persian army that was ready to move out and even in this battle the Persian center still broke the Greek center. At Plataea the Persians and the Greeks may have been on equal numbers or the Persians may have even outnumbered, this is something highlighted in Dr. Roel konijnendijk's 'Neither the Less Valorous Nor the Weaker' paper, and the decisive action between the Persian immortal and the Lacedaemonians involved the Persians being outnumbered one to five if Herodotus is correct with his numbers.

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    I only used Rome, Seleucids, Egypt and Macedonia so far (sorry not good at those factions original names) due to me just recently starting to play Rome 2 with the DEI mod. Besides stating the obvious, that this game has been improved by so much thanks to this mod that the original vanilla version is by now simply unplayable for me. so with that in mind I must say that the Aux units of Rome are simply amazing looking, followed closely by the Seleucid roster in my personal opinion.

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    After some soul-searching i gotta give this one to athens. First of all, their shield patterns are simply astonishing and you can tell right away where athenian hoplites are fighting. Their distinctive blue shields and capes can be seen from far and you definitely can tell that wrath of strongest maritime empire is coming for you to restore its former glory! Athenian marines are simply the best looking and i always immediately miss them after picking some other faction. Not to mention their amazingly looking logades bodyguard hoplites with their characteristic blue-painted phrygian helmets. Pure joy playing them. Not to mention amazing rp background for them. Building unique acropolis and upgrading athenian docks to level 5 port named "piraeus" is extremely rewarding, like "here are athens reborn, both their cultural heritage and military domination reasserted!"

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    Default Re: What faction has in your opinion the coolest looking roster?

    Some new sexy stuff to hit the floor soon

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    OMGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG PLS GIVE US THIS!

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    Default Re: What faction has in your opinion the coolest looking roster?

    Armenia, Carthage, and Seleucid in that order/

    Quote Originally Posted by KAM 2150 View Post
    Some new sexy stuff to hit the floor soon

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    As an' American, I especially love the blue, white and red stripes they're rockin. Good to know they supported american freedom before its time.

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