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    Re: Sacred band of Carthage.

    As i understand it, having carthage make use of epilektoi hoplites (picked hoplites) during this period is plausible, so this is why the unit exists. The actual sacred band as it was may have...
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    Re: 'Embezzler' Trait

    IMO the penalties should be random rather than based on a certain amount of cash, because, as can be seen in this thread, people will open the game files and play aroud the limits to avoid the bad...
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    Re: What more would you want to add to EBII?

    It is well attested that the seleucids made use of local traditions and myths, imbuing themselves in this local folklore to legitimise themselves. As macedonians, they likely knew the histories...
  4. Re: Neutral AI bringing tactically insignificant units to my areas/settlements

    The AI is affected by the fog of war, so if they don't have available spies, factions sometimes use small stacks to explore the map and get an upgrade of the situation of your armies and settlements.
  5. Re: What are your tactics/strategies when fighting the Romans?

    You won't beat the romans if you fight them on their terms, that is slow footslogging action. Even phalanxes struggle because the roman infantry is at the same time too tough to crack and too...
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    Re: EB-Twitter updates Discussion

    Outstanding work! The attention to detail and the fidelity to the original pieces is just so impressive, it makes the rusted armour come to life in all it's glory.
  7. Re: Agema Phalangitai for Epeiros is the best looking unit in the game, and you're not allowed to disagree in this thread. That's right. I said NO.

    The epirotes? Someone fetch me my fainting couch!

    It is the pontic agema who represents the epitome of fashion.

    You should feel bad for gushing over those barbarian dog-lovers, how pedestrian!
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    Re: Rad compares units - a thread for balancing.

    I addressed this in my game by reducing the stat_heat fo the spartiatai by 1, thus indirectly increasing their stamina in most climates - this helps make them more effective. However i am unsure...
  9. Re: Why does every Celtic and Germanic tribe have their own unique units?

    I agree that it is a good way to represent and show different peoples, that would otherwise be relegated to obscurity - EB2 is about teaching history too. My only issue is that this criteria isn't...
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    Sticky: Re: Announcement: Europa Barbarorum II 2.35 released!

    Which places are intended to be able to build a helcol_three (not reformed)?
    I thought Sardis was one of those, this is my current reference list which i pulled from the EDB.

    Anatolia: ...
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    Sticky: Re: Announcement: Europa Barbarorum II 2.35 released!

    Are the campanian cavalry still planned?

    Why so many units have the "command" trait? A unit like pontikoi hoplitai, that are even a mercenary pool, imo should not have it. The same with most units...
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    Sticky: Re: Announcement: Europa Barbarorum II 2.35 released!

    Ok it makes sense, they were never very numerous and more of a local oddity. Still i think for the Koinon Hellenon, which are based around poleis revitalising their civic institutions and pride as...
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    Sticky: Re: Announcement: Europa Barbarorum II 2.35 released!

    Why do the tarantinoi cavalry (from Taras) disappear after the Marian reform? I mean if you are epirus or macedon and control the south of italy, i don't see how rome reforming their army should...
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    Sticky: Re: Announcement: Europa Barbarorum II 2.35 released!

    Are the thurepherontes hippotoxotai and hellenic kataphraktoi meant to be recruitable in the native military colonies? (eastcol). I ask this because these are hellenistic troops, shouldn't they be...
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    Sticky: Re: Fans suggestion thread for future releases

    I've been reading Kings and Kingship in the Hellenistic world (350-30 BC) - John D.Grainger , which i highly recommend. He explains many facets to rulers in the hellenistic states, and one that i...
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    Re: Rad compares units - a thread for balancing.

    I don't understand why some cataphracts like the pahlavi ones frighten other mounted units, while others like the armenians only infantry. Is there a reason for this?

    I am also unsure what is the...
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    Re: [Question] How to use phalanx units?

    Generally phalanxes are defensive units, as their stats shown, and their role is to dissuade cavalry from attacking and holding in place any unit they come in contact with. Their weakness is how...
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    Re: Rad compares units - a thread for balancing.

    A few small things i noticed:

    - Illyrian phalanx and machimoi phalanx shield value is 4, should it not be 3?
    - Illyrian peltastai shield value is 4, should be 3?
    - Thorakitai epilektoi shield...
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    Re: How to use chariots effectively?

    The main uses i have found for Karroi are these
    - Sit back and bolster the morale of your line, at the point where you need to hold. They can pepper selected enemy units (favour big targets or...
  20. Re: Would not giving 'Potential heir' ancillary to others crash the game?

    I can't download the numidian hotfix, my Antivirus thinks it is malware and my adblocker acts the same. The other link is something bitcoin related and shady. Could you upload the fix somewhere else?
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    Sticky: Re: Announcement: Europa Barbarorum II 2.35 released!

    I'm curious about this as well, units like Epokorion (former Kurepos, celtic merc cavalry) according to the Recruitment viewer are available for recruitment in many places, but ingame they are only...
  22. Poll: Re: [30th Faction slot] What would you like to see?

    I would use the last faction slot for scripting, and it could also open in the future the possibility for faction submods (like the one you did with Epirus/Syracuse).

    However i'm going to say it...
  23. Re: If you could add 10 more Factions, what would you choose?

    I would add some of the factions already mentioned, and to make room i would remove others... but i won't say which ones because it would start a flame war :tongue:
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    Re: Celtic Voiceover Hotfix

    Thank you!
    I however was more concerned with the battlemap voices than the campaign ones, but any improvement is welcome.
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    Sticky: Re: Fans suggestion thread for future releases

    I really dislike any use of scripting to create armies out of nothing for the AI, specially for gameplay purposes. I am ok with it if it is used to represent some historical situation that the AI...
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    Re: Tips and Tricks - For new EBII players

    Regarding cavalry charges my recommendations are:
    - The unit width of the cavalry should match that of the infantry, for example your front with their rear/flank that you want to make contact with....
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    Re: Tips and Tricks - For new EBII players

    This should be in a different topic, it has nothing to do with gameplay tips.

    I would like to add that the medieval period isn't only "western europe", and that the campaigns of the roman emperors...
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    Sticky: Re: Announcement: Europa Barbarorum II 2.35 released!

    My main concern about the fleets is that it may be more cost/effective to use many raiding fleets together than build the more expensive ones, that's me through my campaign and doing some...
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    Sticky: Re: Announcement: Europa Barbarorum II 2.35 released!

    Thank you so much for the early christmas gift!
    This version is really impressive, kudos to everyone involved.

    There are a few things i noticed which i am unsure about:
    - Hyperaspistai are...
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    Re: Governor of Athens at 16 years of age?

    The game chooses as governor the character with the highest influence (which used to be piety/management), regardless of traits. You can roleplay the 16 year old being not the actual governor, but...
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    Re: EB-Twitter updates Discussion

    Well units like mistophoroi phalangitai could easily be removed and in their place use deuteroi or normal phalangitai, similar to how there is no specific cretan mercenaries but they just use the...
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    Re: What "house rules" do you follow?

    Not too many to be honest, unlike many of the people here. The main things that i always do are:

    - Try to keep every faction alive, even if it is as a rump state in a region i give them.
    - Don't...
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    Re: EB-Twitter updates Discussion

    What about the pontos bodyguard? I thought it was planned for EB2 as well....
  34. Re: What would the release of Medieval 2 Total War Definitive Edition mean for EB?

    Well i wasn't getting my hopes up for M2TW, because it's an ancient engine, but i was hoping ETW could receive the RTW2 treatment and get much needed improvements. A pity that CA went the simple free...
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    Re: Tips and Tricks - For new EBII players

    There are lots of exploits that can be done in M2TW without really needing to break into the game files, that one to avoid starving is definitely one. I remember in DoTS the devs made every single...
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    Re: Map of Hellenic Poleis

    I think he meant the places that start 29% or higher hellenistic polities, so the player can just conquer and quickly build a polis there. Places such as Olbia or Bythinia.
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    Re: EB-Twitter updates Discussion

    Yes, the polis building showed no recruitment for the rebels when i right clicked it as the player. Evidently that wasn't true because they were recruiting from there exclusively.

    Glad to hear...
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    Re: EB-Twitter updates Discussion

    I decided to test this instead of just assuming from memory, because i was quite certain about it. Here are the results.

    Sinope from turn 1 to 30

    Turn 1 - initial garrison...
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    Re: EB-Twitter updates Discussion

    I am pretty sure that i saw rebels recruiting on their settlements in 2.3, as turns passed the stack inside the rebel settlement kept increasing until it was full and new units spawned near it, just...
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    Re: Epirus - Spartan Agoge

    https://books.google.es/books?id=QqA6DwAAQBAJ&pg=PA389&lpg=PA389&dq=pyrrhus+agoge+peloponese&source=bl&ots=HdEJIg1kD5&sig=mKJyle6U78f1mX6OxT13byc6sJc&hl=es&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwi1n9_V15reAhVMKBoKHaj3Cs8Q6A...
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