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    Pyrrhic Victory


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    Out of boredom and a desire to play as Epirus in RTW, I made this minimod over the last couple days.
    And have now spent several more days updating it to include a new 'Egypt', plus many other small tweaks that enhance your gaming experience.

    info:
    - The Romans appear as a single faction; using the Julii
    - Epirus replaces the Brutti, complete with skins and UI's
    (They have the same unit roster as Macedonia, except get elephants with advanced trade buildings)
    - Egypt has been changed to the Ptolemaic Kingdom, with new skins and UI's to boot
    (Their roster is pike phalanx based, with Egyptian locals acting as auxiliaries)
    - All factions are playable
    - Complete text changes/additions to reflect faction modifications
    - New maps for the campaign faction selection screen
    - A few new settlements have been added, and a few others slightly modified
    - New win conditions for several factions
    - Changed starting territories of some factions
    - Seleucids and Parthia use the correct indian elephant model
    (This means the Seleucids only get War Elephants)
    - Various other small tweaks

    Screens:

    Download HERE (size approx. 18mb)

    Extract to your desktop and follow the readme. If you have the old Pyrrhic Victory, I would advise deleting it's 'epirus' mod folder in your Rome - Total War folder, as this version is drastically different.

    This is modfoldered and will not affect your original game files.

    known bugs:
    For some reason, obviously relating to the massive change to Egypt's infrastructure, when playing as any faction except Egypt you cannot double click on any Egyptian settlement. Doing so will swiftly bring you face-to-face with your desktop. All I can say for now is don't click on any Egyptian settlements unless playing as Egypt.

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    sounds interesting. +rep

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    Good job Comrade +rep

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    Default Re: Pyrrhic Victory - a minimod

    Is Epirus the only new faction?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spartan198 View Post
    Is Epirus the only new faction?
    Yes, but since Egypt has been changed dramatically into the Ptolemies, so I guess they could be considered 'new' as well.

    Hello again, Spartan.

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    I like this mod

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    If you went to the Skyrim forums you'll see a lot posts about how it's somehow been watered down and hampered by money men making the decisions. Fact is, it's a great game and people still complain. It's the same thing as the TW franchise.

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    Dude, this is the exact same as Roma Surrectum but Roma Surrectum is more new factions and more in depth as a total conversion of RTW. I'm not putting you down, actually I'm saying you're in the same ball-park as a great Mod. Check out Roma Surrectum!

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    Thank you. Yes, I am familiar with RS, but I just like to maintain the look and feel of the vanilla game and keep it simple, hence a minimod.

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    Here's an idea:
    Why don't you, with the slot freed up by the Scipii, make Illyria into a faction. The CA wanted to do it.

    Love the mod by the way. :
    Meh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Calisthenis of Dyrrachium View Post
    Here's an idea:
    Why don't you, with the slot freed up by the Scipii, make Illyria into a faction. The CA wanted to do it.

    Love the mod by the way. :
    It's a great mod

    But I'd say Pergamum was a greater power than the Illyrians were at the time.

    Curse my none-existent modding skills!

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    Well there's no reason why Pergamum can't be included too (Senate slot).
    Still, I think it should be included in the next release.

    EDIT: Or, better yet, make a seperate Illyrian mod!

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    Last edited by Calisthenis of Dyrrachium; September 18, 2010 at 12:07 PM.
    Meh.

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    I really love this mod! I enjoyed destroing the Greeks and the Macedons! Epirus rules!

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    I'd say, Pergamum and Illyria as new factions, even tough even a massilian or syracusan faction would be interesting to usa.

    But, for the moment, it's my believe that it would be a priority to give to epirus proper faction symbols

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    As an optional sub-mod, yes. But I like Epirus's Brutii symbol. It keeps a vanilla touch about it, which is something I like.
    Meh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael333 View Post
    I really love this mod! I enjoyed destroing the Greeks and the Macedons! Epirus rules!
    Huzzah! It's also very fun to play with Epirus on VH/VH then invade Italy and push your way to Rome.

    @ you other gentlemen: I've heard those suggestions before; if I find the time, motivation, and source material I might consider putting something together.

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    Quote Originally Posted by comrade_general View Post
    Huzzah! It's also very fun to play with Epirus on VH/VH then invade Italy and push your way to Rome.

    @ you other gentlemen: I've heard those suggestions before; if I find the time, motivation, and source material I might consider putting something together.
    If you did that, it'd be awesome.

    I'd have suggestions for an Attalid (Pergamum) Unit roster (based on Vanilla units).

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    Sent my suggestions

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