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    HEGEMON: Ancient Wars
    v1.6
    A Classical-era submod For Stainless Steel 6.1, M2TW: Kingdoms


    Abstract:
    Hegemon: Ancient Wars is a Classical-era submod for Stainless Steel 6.1. It begins in the year 220BC at the beginning of the 2nd Punic War, that titanic clash between Rome and Carthage. To the east the Hellenes are locked in strife, as Philip II of Macedon, Antiochos of the Seleucid Empire, the Kingdom of Epirus and the Greek Cities struggle over rocky Greece. In the hinterland barbarian confederations begin to form out of the willpower of charismatic German, Gallic, Scythian and Dacian chieftains.

    Hegemon: Ancient Wars offers:
    • 11 playable factions: Rome, Carthage, Iberian Tribes, Macedon, the Seleucid Empire, Epirus, the Greek Cities, Tribes of Germania, Galatians, Dacia
    • 200+ units.
    • Two exciting campaigns.
    • The most authentic, historical and beautiful depiction of the Classical world as seen in M2TW.


    Download Link:
    http://files.filefront.com/hegemony1.../fileinfo.html
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    hotfix:
    http://files.filefront.com/hegemony1.../fileinfo.html

    Installation procedure:
    1. Requires a Kingdoms Installation, the later the version the better.
    2. Requires Stainless Steel 6.1, found here: http://www.twcenter.net/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=314
    3. Install into your Stainless Steel directory
    4. Run Stainless Steel to play


    Credits:
    Lots of people lol
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    The HEGEMON "Full" Campaign Challenge
    Win a Prize if you can Break the Record!

    Beat the HEGEMON Campaign in record time (conquer all conquerable regions). Any faction may be used. No cheats allowed and the important battles should be fought on the battlemap not the stratmap! Post a picture of your completed campaign to be anointed as the new champion!

    The current record holder is Dorian who beat HEGEMON v1.5 with The Greek Cities in 77 turns! That deserves a "THIS IS SPARTA!!!!" from me.

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    The HEGEMON "Freeform" Campaign
    An Experimental Way to Design a Campaign

    HEGEMON is quite a small mod. There are ~7 factions and ~50 map regions. It is designed to be played in a few sittings and generally each faction (bar the Romans) can be destroyed in a couple of decisive battles and sieges. Being a small mod, there are problems with replayability. Since the game is so short if you play with another faction you will generally end up fighting the same starting armies again and again. There is limited scope for AI factions to "evolve" over the timeline.

    The HEGEMON "Freeform" Alternative Campaign is an experimental approach to resolve this issue using ideas drawn from RTS/FPS games.

    In the "Freeform" Campaign all factions start without armies or buildings. Instead there is a 10-turn Setup phase at the start of the campaign. AI factions are coded not to attack in these first 10 turns. Every faction receives a large cash injection. Buildings take 1 turn to build and all units are available regardless of barracks in the settlement with rapid replenishment rates.

    In these first 10 turns each faction feverishly builds up their starting economies and armies. Wrong choices by the player in this stage can result in the difference between victory or defeat in the campaign!

    After 10 turns the player receives an event, "Unleash the Dogs of War", the AI factions have their normal AI functions restored, building and unit costs are restored to normal. The game is on!

    This way each campaign experience will be different, allowing for maximum replayability.
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    HEGEMON: The Campaign
    New takes on Campaign Map Dynamics
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    HEGEMON: Battle Mechanics
    Bringing Tactics and Classical Styles of Warfare to the M2TW Engine

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    What's planned for v1.55:
    • Unit list is largely mature so...
      emphasis on Campaign Map improvements (initial trial for the XVII mod campaign):
    • Active and "Swarming" Rebels
    • Events to establish puppet regimes
      -Roman factions can establish all factions it destroys as puppets
      -Macedon can establish Epirus and the Greek Cities as puppets
      -Thrace can establish Scythia, Germania and the Galatians as puppets
      -Carthage can establish the Gallic Tribes as a puppet
    • The Social War Event
    • Roman Civil War Event
    • Spartacus Revolt Event
    • Some unit model fixes
    • Thureophoroi-type units fight with spear animation
    • Reworking of faces to remove orange faces
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    Update on progress:
    While I was waiting for Steam to finish loading so I could play a little Left 4 Dead I have managed to check off the following from the v1.55 features list:
    • HEGEMON Freeform Campaign - buildings will have to remain static from campaign to campaign as only one construction time is allowed. However each campaign should begin with different unit deployments.
    • Active and "Swarming" Rebels - not as I originally envisaged as Rebels can't recruit Generals as mercenaries. However rebels are definitely active now and if you let one of your generals go rebel you better kill him quick or he'll enlist a merry band of defectors to his cause over the next few turns.
    • Orange faces replaced by new faces.
    • Thureophoroi-type units fight with spear animation.
    • Quashing off several campaign bugs (e.g. mistake in campaign script) and unit/stratmap balancing (Cretan archers no longer overpowered against cavalry ; Seleucids begin with a diplomat for diplomacy)


    All in all a definite candidate for a patch release.

    And Steam is still loading!


    Oh yeah and I'm thinking about making Altair into a recruitable unit. He will have a faster attack/parry animation set so he can bore effectively fight off multiple attackers.
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    MEH PATCHY GO LUCKY?

    WHY HAS JOO WORKED OTHER MODS WIDOUT PERMISSION, U BAD PERSON. VERY, VERY BAD

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    Where the hell is the download link...?!

    soulghast: lol :)

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    Default Re: HEGEMON: Ancient Wars

    Lol what sort of a name is EgyptianNecrophiliac?

    And where is the download link???

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    Aster: Remember the generals' speeches about Egyptian necrophiliacs in Rome TW? ;)

    The Egyptian soldiers enjoyed the death spasms of their anal rape victims, sometimes even taking the opportunity of a lull in a battle to partake of the pleasures of the convulsing anal flesh of a dying enemy.

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    Random ^^^
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    Default Re: HEGEMON: Ancient Wars

    Yes.

    But what kind of modder posts so much in his mod thread without a single download link to any version of his mod?

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    Update:
    I have converted all cavalry who previously used xystons as a secondary weapon to use swords (=kopises or similar). Playing too much EB = thinking cavalry are supposed to fight with xystons in CQB. My bad.

    I am going to flout my "no units in the update" rule. Modding the campaign stuff is boring. Seriously they are just buildings. Who cares if they aren't Roman buildings, just build them, build units and beat up stuff.

    Gaul did not have sufficient unique units previously. This will be rectified.

    Gaul will receive:
    • Clothed swordsmen
    • Dude with breastplate and sword and funny helmet
    • My take on Irish hammer infantry - still deciding whether they should have a shirt or wear woad instead.
    • Mailed dudes with a zweihander and a funny helmet
    • Sacred golden pig standard bearer.
    • Druids (aka "clergymen")
    • Those black berserker dudes. They will use a custom animation set which will cause them to disrupt formations but essentially, once unleashed, become uncontrollable.
    • Woolly mammoths ("Gallic special unit").


    Seleucids will receive:
    • Indian dudes
    • Indian dudes with bows


    Romans will receive:
    • Altair


    Oh and yes this isn't just talk there is mod buried here somewhere:
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    Default Re: HEGEMON: Ancient Wars

    BAD BAD

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    Those models were stolen from a starving old widow. Shame!

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    1. This mod looks and sounds awesome so far.

    2. This entire topic is very...confusing...
    Last edited by Spartan198; 03-25-2009 at 22:16.
    My Greek Cavalry submod for RS 1.6a: http://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=368881

    For Calvin and TosaInu, in a better place together, modding TW without the hassle of hardcoded limits. We miss you.

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    Hurrah I've managed to make a smooth pikes down animation for the greek dudes with big pointy sticks:
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    Default Re: HEGEMON: Ancient Wars

    eey well done Banzai, see you again :) nice to see how are you improving your mod !!!

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    Default Re: HEGEMON: Ancient Wars

    Those units are already in the released version. Screenies of new units plz!

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    One woolly mammoth - DONE

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    ...why?

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    Default Re: HEGEMON: Ancient Wars

    27/03/09: Magazines, Mauryans and Mammoths

    Magazines
    It is a proud day for HEGEMON: Ancient Wars. HEGEMON has been featured in the Mod Watch section of PC Powerplay magazine, Australia's leading PC games magazine, alongside other notable RTW/M2TW mods.






    This is a good time to thank all the modders who have contributed to my mod. Together we can make a kickass Classical-era mod for M2TW while we wait for EB2.

    If you want to contribute to HEGEMON don't hestitate to PM me. RS2 and RTR, I'm looking at you.

    Mauryans
    In the next incremental version of HEGEMON the Seleucids will receive a number of Mauryan auxiliaries. Gathered from the very ends of their empire these are the creme de la creme of the Indian warriors, come to serve Antiochos as he takes the fight to the Romans.

    Models and textures by prometheus_tm, obtained with permission.







    Mammoths
    It was an extremely challenging but fun rigging exercise but the wooly mammoths are finally in! This was a pet project of mine that has been bubbling away ever since HEGEMON v1.2.

    The unholy trinity is therefore complete: wardogs, bear cavalry, wooly mammoths!

    And to those who have doubts about mammoths just take a look a these pictures of their awesomeness!




    What next?
    Tomorrow I shall give Gaul some more units.

    Quote Originally Posted by EgyptionNecrophiliac
    Why?
    Why not?
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    Hitler was BAMF and a trickass busta.

    And.

    Nice units.

    And.

    Nice magazine coverage.

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    Default Re: HEGEMON: Ancient Wars

    Overhand
    Overhead spear animation, oh yeah.
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    ou yesss well done !!! but banzai could you make the wrist turns inside?, to give more realistic..you know what i┤m saying?

    Please answer me & Good work fella!

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    Default Re: HEGEMON: Ancient Wars

    Head Hurlers
    Grenadiers of the Ancient World





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    Default Re: HEGEMON: Ancient Wars

    banzai could you please answer me????


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    Default Re: HEGEMON: Ancient Wars

    Just a teaser of what next week's updates are going to bring...


    This animation is being designed for the head hurlers. Slingers are just a bonus.

    The release animation is not done yet. Pick the slinger animation you want!

    "Greek style"
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FqZguQCgsvA

    "Byzantine style"
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WADQS...eature=related

    "Apache style"
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHXCd...eature=related

    Overhand/underhand/sidearm
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72cIg...eature=related

    Quote Originally Posted by tenerife_boy View Post
    banzai could you please answer me????

    Changing the wrist orientation would require a grip change and is more difficult to do.
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