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    Work will be resumed. Soon, I hope

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    I noticed some archer changes since playing last. I am curious though, Persian archers have an attack value of 5, while nomad archers have 7. Are the nomads using much better bows during this period?

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    Default Re: Rad compares units - a thread for balancing.

    Quote Originally Posted by Camcolit View Post
    I noticed some archer changes since playing last. I am curious though, Persian archers have an attack value of 5, while nomad archers have 7. Are the nomads using much better bows during this period?
    Yes, simply put.

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    Can you put it less simply?

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    Thessalian/Hetairoi's secondary weapon has an attack of 10 and AP. Isn't this a bit much? What are they using, kopis? Compare to Eastern cataphracts with an attack of 7 and AP, or Median cavalry with attack 9 and no AP. Carthaginian bodyguard cavalry also has 9 / no AP.
    Last edited by Camcolit; January 21, 2021 at 09:28 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shoebopp View Post
    This is a great thread, would love to see more input.

    Galatian Colonists, despite having roughly 2/3rds of their models naked and the other 1/3 having the sense to wear chainmail, boast an armor value of 4. Maybe it should be reduced to 3?

    Bosporan Horse Archers have a massive 12 sword attack. May I ask what the historical/archaeological basis was?

    Unit mass needs some tweaking to make some units more effectively against cavalry as their description implies. Most notably are the two Iranian Archer-Spearmen variants. They wield spears, yes, but their pitiful mass of 0.8 means any cavalry charge will steamroller them. A huge buff to 1.0 would make them live up to their reputation. Thorakitai as well have an unusually low mass despite their armor and training. 1.05 makes them less resistant to cavalry charges than British Retainer Swordsmen (who themselves should have their mass reduced from 1.1 to .95 like all other sub-16 defense swordsmen). Perhaps 1.1 or even 1.15 would better reflect their status as professionals?

    IMO mass 1.15 is what thorakitai should have. The Cohors Sociorum have this mass per soldier and it makes them actually capable of holding the line. I'm using them for comparison because they have pretty much the same gear as thorakitai.
    Last edited by Satapatiš; January 21, 2021 at 04:25 PM.
    Furthermore, I believe that Rome must be destroyed.


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    Thorakitai Epilekoi have shield 6 but use the same shield as the ordinary Thorakitai which has shield 5.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Camcolit View Post
    Thorakitai Epilekoi have shield 6 but use the same shield as the ordinary Thorakitai which has shield 5.
    Look at their model, their shields are way bigger, covering their body from feet to neck for some. I would increase their def-skill and armour by 1 : they have more agility than the Shield-bearers due to the shield design and seems to have better quality armor on the top despite lacking greaves. With 26 of total defence they can match the Shield-bearer as it was historicaly.

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    I was just looking at the recruitment viewer, should have waited until I saw the actual models.

    'I would increase their def-skill and armour by 1'

    Just looking at Epilekoi Hoplitai, they only have defense skill 8 compared to 12 for the thorakitai. Seems ok because the thorakitai are a more flexible and modern unit with slightly less armor and less mass but that is a pretty large difference. If the elite Thorakitai is made so clearly superior, I think Koinon Hellenon should get access to them and have their bodyguard units replaced with the elite thorakitai on late reform - they already use the ordinary version.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Camcolit View Post
    I was just looking at the recruitment viewer, should have waited until I saw the actual models.

    'I would increase their def-skill and armour by 1'

    Just looking at Epilekoi Hoplitai, they only have defense skill 8 compared to 12 for the thorakitai. Seems ok because the thorakitai are a more flexible and modern unit with slightly less armor and less mass but that is a pretty large difference. If the elite Thorakitai is made so clearly superior, I think Koinon Hellenon should get access to them and have their bodyguard units replaced with the elite thorakitai on late reform - they already use the ordinary version.
    The Thorakitai Epilekoi are still using a modified place holder. The actual model isnt finished yet.

    Koinon Hellenon doesnt have access to them because there is no evidence for Koinon ever fielding soldiers of that sort.

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    Well the 'picked Thorakitai' are just elite Thorakitai right? What evidence is there for KH adopting Thorakitai but keeping all their elite units fighting as hoplites? I just find this intuitively dubious.


    Quote Originally Posted by Camcolit View Post
    Thessalian/Hetairoi's secondary weapon has an attack of 10 and AP. Isn't this a bit much? What are they using, kopis? Compare to Eastern cataphracts with an attack of 7 and AP, or Median cavalry with attack 9 and no AP. Carthaginian bodyguard cavalry also has 9 / no AP.
    The Acheamenid Iranian Heavy Cavalry also has this 10 AP secondary attack. Can anyone explain why? I don't see anything on their unit description to explain it. I know the unit description is not the be all and end all but this is an overwhelmingly lethal secondary weapon compared to most other cavalry including more modern units like cataphracts.
    Last edited by Camcolit; January 27, 2021 at 09:55 AM.

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    I never play Sueboz but noticed on the recruitment viewer that German bodyguard / heavy spearmen (recruitable?) have 12 morale, and 'unit will never rout'. What are these, T-1000s?

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