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  1. Re: What exactly is the intended role of the Thorakitai?

    I'm not sure about replenishment and total pools in the late game, but I would think thorakitai availability increases with time. We had a concept at one point, which was never deployed, to let the...
  2. Re: Historical Question regarding panoply of Thureophoroi/Thorakitai.

    The first thing to note is how arbitrary the titles are. Two youths engaged in the "thureos with machaira" hoplomachy (a competitive event that became increasingly popular in the Hellenistic era)...
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    Re: Galatian recruitment in Pergamum

    No, it's not a problem. So we don't have an enormous amount of information on the Galatians (and I don't get into a lot of detail on that particular question in the book anyway), but what we can say...
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    Re: Galatian recruitment in Pergamum

    The limited evidence suggests the Galatians in Egypt did not normally come accompanied. But the original Galatian invaders did migrate with their families.
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    Re: Galatian recruitment in Pergamum

    They were recruited/invited by Attalos for his campaign against Akhaios. How exactly that worked is not clear, but we might suspect some sort of deal was negotiated through Tylis to bring the tribe...
  6. Sticky: Re: [Help the EBII Team] Screenshots of all the units in the mod

    What a cool thread to have. It's great to be able to flip through and see all or nearly all the units made for EB II. Well done!
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    Re: Galatian recruitment in Pergamum

    The Aigosages are subject of a particular story from Pergamene history (see Polybius Book V 77-78) where the tribe came into Attalid territory to serve as auxiliaries for Attalus I in his campaign...
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    Re: Depiction of Ptolemaic Cavalry in EB2

    Yes, Neuchatel does seem to be trolling, in my opinion. The Libyan presence is quite minimal. And yes, there are numerous Libyan settlers attested in Egypt. Certainly enough--more than enough--to...
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    Re: Depiction of Ptolemaic Cavalry in EB2

    1. Late Dynastic rock art drawings depict Egyptian and Nubian cavalry as javelin-men.
    2. Most Achaemenid cavalry outside of the traditional heavy cavalry regions were multi-role, with javelins or...
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    Re: Depiction of Ptolemaic Cavalry in EB2

    Well, there are Greek papyri that securely identify machimoi hippeis in 130 BC settled in the village of Kerkeosiris in the Fayum. They were part of a larger cavalry unit (commanded by Chomenis, of...
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    Re: EB-Twitter updates Discussion

    That flawed reconstruction also relates to bad translation of lancea in works for hundreds of years, related to the medieval use of the word for a heavy spear used in delivering a mounted charge....
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    Re: EB-Twitter updates Discussion

    The Bruttians did exist, though. If we have time and space, they could make a return. But for now, the Sabellian spear infantry serve as a pretty solid analog to the Bruttians, which was why we...
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    Re: EB-Twitter updates Discussion

    And as for the Ptolemaic roster, the name for the epilektoi thorakitai comes from Ptolemaic evidence. While the panoply is apparent in other regions and other kingdoms, depicted in stelae and...
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    Re: EB-Twitter updates Discussion

    Panoplies in relief dating to the late Hellenistic era and originating from cities and their necropoleis from Lycia to Cilicia frequently show these small caetra used with javelins and swords, and...
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    Re: EB-Twitter updates Discussion

    tomySVK, it's not that there's no evidence for agrianians, but that there's not evidence for a particularly unique weapon kit in our era. The Illyrian peltastai or hoplitai cover the situation pretty...
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    Re: What is your favorite unit?

    Nice to hear about some of the favorite units in the new release. Our artists have been doing some incredible work! I'm pretty partial to the Peltanai, too, but I'm also crazy about how our Polybian...
  17. Thread: Marian preview

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    Re: Marian preview

    On cohort size, we'd prefer to be able to modify a lot of unit sizes. It would be nice if we could show the standard cohort as 240 and the first cohort as 480, just to convey the differences between...
  18. Thread: Marian preview

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    Re: Marian preview

    Genava, it seems you didn't read the concept carefully, that unit is an auxiliary cavalry unit drawn from Gallic aristocracies.
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    Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: The Autumn Release (and an appeal)

    You've got it backwards, Ace, the F-35 program is moving at the speed of EB. They even borrowed our slogan, "It'll be finished when it's finished."

    But of course, the F-35 has a multi-trillion...
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    Re: Why aren't units depicted accurately?

    Hahahaha! Well played, sir!
  21. Re: questions, observations suggestions/possible solutions

    I like the zero movement points, in a city, to stand for an election. We've discussed several ideas (including, I think, yours) for resolving that particular issue (and maybe one has already been...
  22. Re: Question about elite phalanx and some other units

    Hi Excubitor, I am an actual historian, and unit director with Alin for EB2. Your criticisms are, for the most part, unfounded. Macedonian peltastai were incorporated into elite units very early in...
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    Re: [PREVIEW] - Mamlakatin Saba

    So do y'all plagiarize most of your preview texts, or was it just this one?

    -A teacher.
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    Re: Where can I rectui Uazali as Pergamon?

    #reminds himself to check recruitment#

    Uazali should be widely available from Karia to Kilikia, but certainly not in Sinope or Pergamon. But they should be available in Halikarnassos under almost...
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    Re: Cavalry charges - how do they work in EBII?

    Yeah, we're looking at some adjustments to melee staying power, especially for light/medium cavalry.

    It helps in orchestrating proper charges if you keep your cavalry formations near square in...
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    Re: Debate over movement points

    It would be interesting to check the historical evidence there. Armies (with possible ferry assistance) could move from Babylon to the vicinity of Antioch in about 2 months, which is about 1000km. I...
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    Re: Debate over movement points

    I checked a few examples, and 450-550km in three months is probably about right for an actual army moving through neutral or hostile territory, in most cases. In home territory, or with access to...
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    Re: Debate over movement points

    Anonimo, why not post a little AAR of sorts here, demonstrating how the massively expanded movement points work in the actual campaign? Include plenty of screenshots. If it works well, and more...
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    Re: Time for some constructive critisim

    We've talked before about re-arranging our treatment of temples, and the most recent plan was to add a second building line for secondary temple complexes within the region. It's also important to...
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    Re: Defecting Generals

    Really sounds like a mixture of loyalty issues, but for so many to have done it, I'd guess low faction leader authority.
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    Sticky: Re: Post Your Screenshots

    Awesome screenshots, Angus Young!
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    Re: Probably known but - Phalanaxes!! o.O

    I think at one point our battle AI build had phalanxes start in guard mode for players and AI, has that changed? We're still actively tweaking battle AI (there have been a couple of new iterations on...
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    Re: Only one phalanx?

    We hadn't finished the agema phalangitai, or the lower-grade Greek phalanx, before release. A point of order: our phalangitai base model involves literally dozens of unique skins. Proceeding in such...
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    Re: Pritanoi 100 turns+ feedback

    There should be about 10 units available in Briton alone. I think the problem may be the Allied State governments, which make retaining a province fairly easy but give limited recruitment.
  35. Thread: Blue Helmets

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    Re: Blue Helmets

    There is evidence for painted helmets (see in particular the tomb of Lyson and Kallikles) and so we thought it appropriate to include here and there. The inspiration for the widespread blue helmets...
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    Re: EB July New Units Preview

    @ Juggernaut: yeah, xprime's work lately has produced some really nice looking units (3 in this preview), including those two Romans. we're excited to have him on the team.

    @ KLA: its a new unit,...
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    Re: Advice on Fighting with Koinon Hellenon

    Woohoo, I get in here in time to give an EB answer on hoplitai types!

    There are many, many unresolved questions regarding the Iphikratean reforms, but here is the standard way we are approaching...
  38. Re: More historical name faction for the greeks

    Hey Principe Alessandro,

    Learned first post! While you are generally true about the nature of koinon v. symmachia, if we look to the inscription concerning what scholars would now call "the...
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    Re: Main differences between RTR and EB?

    I think his point was that it can happen, in some circumstances (terrain position, freshness, morale modifiers from a general) while playing VH battles, light units (there are no peasants in EB mind...
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    Re: ~Getai Units Preview~

    Ah sorry, I couldn't quite tell from the angle.
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