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    Default Bithynia et Cappadocia

    Hello, this is my Bithynia et Cappadocia - mod, which i'm currently a little bit reskinning as it was one of my first mods and i have now a higher claim to my mods as i have had in the past.

    This unit mod adds 8 reskinned vanilla units, 4 new units, 2 new meleeships to Bithynia and 2 vanilla units and 4 new units to Cappadocia.

    The 8 vanilla units for Bithynia are:

    -Thracian Horsemen (recruitable from Eastern Royal Stables, Level 3)
    -Thracian Cavalry (recruitable from Eastern Light Horse Studs, Level 2)
    -Thracian Royal Cavalry (recruitable from Eastern Nisean Stables, Level 4)
    -Thracian Skirmishers (recruitable from Eastern Infantry Tents, Level 2)
    -Thracian Peltasts (recruitable from Eastern Infantry Quarters, Level 3)
    -Galatian Swords (recruitable from Eastern Infantry Tents, Level 2)
    -Thureos Spears (recruitable from Eastern Infantry Quarters, Level 3)
    -Thracian Warriors (recruitable from Eastern Infantry Tents, Level 2)

    The 4 new units are:

    -Bithynian Hoplites (medium hoplite unit, recruitable from Eastern Infantry Tents, Level 2)

    -Bithynian Thorax Swordsmen (high sword unit, recruitable from Eastern Infantry Quarters, Level 3)

    -Bithynian Royal Guard(elite hoplite unit, recruitable from Eastern Royal Barracks, Level 4)

    -Bithynian Royal Bodyguard (elite melee cav, only general's unit)

    I added two new melee ships:

    -Assault Hexeres - Bithynian Infantry (recruitable from Naval Yard, Level 3)

    -Tower Hexeres - Bithynian Infantry (recruitable from Drydock, Level 4, also usable as Admiralship)

    The naval roster missed some meleeships, but on the other side the Bithyni were not known as great naval nation, so i didnīt make their naval units to strong.

    Reskinned:

    Noble Blood Cavalry

    Further I decided to add 30 vanilla skins of hellenistic generals instead of the eastern generals.

    I did this, because the Bithyni were from thracian origin (the thracian tribes of the Bithyni and Thyni migrated from Thracia to later Bithynia during the early Iron Age).

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bithynia

    With time Bithynia became strongly hellenized, so in my opinion the hellenistic generals fit better than the eastern ones.

    You must start a new campaign to see the changes.

    The 3 vanilla units for Cappadocia are:

    -Karian Axemen (they are neighbours to Cappadocia, recruitable from Eastern Infantry Tents, Level 2)

    -Azat Knights

    -Persian Hoplites

    The 4 new units are:

    -Cappadocian Swordsmen (medium sword unit, recruitable from Eastern Infantry Baracks, Level 3)
    -Cappadocian Noble Cataphracts (high shock cavalry unit, recruitable from Eastern Nisean Stables, Level 4)
    -Cappadocian Armoured Spearmen (high spear unit, recruitable from Eastern Infantry Barracks, Level 3)
    -Cappadocian Galatian equipped Infantry (lowmedium sword unit, recruitable from Eastern Infantry Tents, Level 2)

    The Cappadocian Galatian equipped Infantry is recruitable for the Seleucids too, as the seleucid King Antiochus III used 2000 of them "equipped in galatian style" at Magnesia ( Duncan, "Armies of the Macedonian and Punic Wars", p. 122).

    The Stats are developed on Vanilla stats and should fit perfect to Vanilla.

    This is a semihistorical, but historic plausible Mod, based on Vanillastyle.

    I tried to make it historical to my knowledge as possible.

    You will an All factions playable-Mod to use this units by yourself.

    I recommend as complementary reskin mod for Bithynia, especially for the famous Bithynian Infantry:

    CIU East: https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfil.../?id=356041923

    Screenshots were made, while using Armoured Horses Mod, CIU East, CIU West from Avetis/CIU Team, CIU Iberian Tribes from Miri82, ACR - Alii Colores Romae: Totus from Demokritos, Better Horses, elephants and dogs HQ texture v2 from Noif1988 and NORMALMAP (decalmap) from CJiaBa. I recommend to use them for a better graphical experience.

    I would thank:

    - CA for the vanilla game and the assembly kit

    - Sebidee for his great modding tutorial

    - BoyaWho? for some of his unit icons

    - Cataph for inspiration (history of Bithynia)

    - Cataph & Stealth4Health heavy thracian/phrygian helmet (Scipio's helmet)

    - Kraut and Tea for his great linothorax/cuirass/early chainmails, sheep pelts, thracian tunics and helmets/pelt caps/leather caps.

    Steam: https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfil.../?id=479208783
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    Default Re: Bithynia et Cappadocia

    Some screens:

    Reskinned Bithynian Hoplites:

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    Reskinned Bithynian Thorax Swords

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    Reskinned Royal Guard

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    Reskinned Thracian Peltasts (more shield patterns)

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    reskinned Thracian Skirmishers

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    Last edited by Carmen Sylva; November 06, 2019 at 08:27 AM.

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    Default Re: Bithynia et Cappadocia

    Reskinned Thracian Cav

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    Default Re: Bithynia et Cappadocia

    Reskinned Thracian Horsemen (iron thracian and phrygian helmets)
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    Default Re: Bithynia et Cappadocia

    Reskinned Thracian Royal Cavalry

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    New added and ( reskinned ) vanilla unit for Bithynia: Thracian Warriors

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    Reskinned Thureos Spears

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    Last edited by Carmen Sylva; November 27, 2019 at 04:47 AM.

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    Default Re: Bithynia et Cappadocia

    One new generals unit: Bithynian Royal Bodyguard

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    Reskinned Noble Blood Cavalry:

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    Last edited by Carmen Sylva; November 28, 2019 at 02:10 AM.

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    Default Re: Bithynia et Cappadocia

    New unit for Cappadocia:

    Cappadocian Heavy Spearmen (new shield patterns, armours, helmets):

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    Cappadocian Cataphracts:

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    Cappadocian Swordsmen:

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    Last edited by Carmen Sylva; December 01, 2019 at 11:50 AM.

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    Default Re: Bithynia et Cappadocia

    Badass model can bring more life to this minor faction

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    my favorite is the circular neck chainmail model and the plate-leather armour for the
    Cappadocian Cataphracts make them look like come from royal reserv of the king 100

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    Default Re: Bithynia et Cappadocia

    Thank you very much.

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    Default Re: Bithynia et Cappadocia

    Cappadocian Galatian equipped Infantry:

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    Finally as third new vanilla unit added: for Cappadocia reskinned Persian Hoplites:
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    Last edited by Carmen Sylva; December 01, 2019 at 11:44 PM.

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    Default Re: Bithynia et Cappadocia

    Updated version uploaded to Steam.

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    Very nice work. +rep


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    Default Re: Bithynia et Cappadocia

    Thank you very much for your nice words.

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