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    Proudly Presents

    a new preview about

    the Theodosian Land Walls
    Teichos Theodosiakon
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    AoD2 is a mod "under construction" based on RTW/BI It starts in 527AD - the year when Justinian became Roman emperor. Once more a star was shining over the empire.

    We will offer a complete new map, dozens of new customized settlement plans, new historical "high quality" units, new 3D buildings, new music tracks, new coding, a new interface and many other features.
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    Hereby a small list about the content of our new preview.

    Note: changings and/or improvements of the shown content in the next months are always possible. Please understand that it's probably not the last result. That's "modding"...
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    [1]Theodosian Land Walls
    -informations
    -photos
    -ingame screenshots


    [2]Brand new units made by Empio

    -Quarta Parthica
    -Quinta Macedonia
    -Quartodecimiani Gemina

    -Milites Classiarii


    [3]An early Romano-Byzantine watchtower


    [4]A new strat-map model just for our beloved Konstantinoupolis

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    directly responsible for this brand new preview
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    Pompeius Magnus
    team-leader, coding and HEX editing of our new walls
    responsible for the army-structure and unit roster - which is basically the result of more than 2 years of research.

    Wundai
    responsible for our 3D buildings, made the textures for our new walls, modelled and textured the walls of the strat-map capital as well as the new watchtower

    empio
    modelling and texturing of all AoD2 military units

    Joar
    basically Joar is making our new portraits - however, in this case he worked together with empio and made the face-textures of our Roman soldiers, shown in this preview. A very good example about that what teamwork means. Many many thanx, Joar!!

    ...furthermore I have to say "thank you" to Athenogoras (Chivalry) and Ramashan (Inca). Two important guys of our TWC community. Due to the input and knowledge from those 2 we were finally able to finish the first (inner) wall of the Theodosian Land Walls.

    In the name of my team: Thank you!
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    Last edited by Pompeius Magnus; 05-08-2010 at 00:59.

    Mod Leader of Ages of Darkness 2 - Renovatio Imperii
    Team Member of Chivalry - Total War and Invasio Barbarorum
    Honoured with the title as Megas Logothetis

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    Theodosian Land Walls

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    The Walls of Constantinople are a series of defensive stone walls that have surrounded and protected the city of Constantinople since its founding as the capital of the Eastern Roman Empire by Constantine the Great. With numerous additions and modifications during their history, they were the last great fortification system of antiquity, and one of the most complex and elaborate systems ever built.

    Initially built by Constantine the Great, the walls surrounded the new city on all sides, protecting it against attack from both sea and land. As the city grew, the famous double line of the Theodosian Walls was built in the 5th century. Although the other sections of the walls were less elaborate, when well manned, they were almost impregnable for any medieval besieger, saving the city, and the Byzantine Empire with it, during sieges from the Avars, Arabs, Rus', and Bulgars, among others. The advent of gunpowder siege cannons rendered the fortifications vulnerable, leading to the fall of Constantinople to the Ottomans on 29 May 1453 after a prolonged siege.
    (source text Wikipedia)

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    Honoured with the title as Megas Logothetis

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    Sunt milites classiarii, seu bellatores in re navali - soldiers of the fleet






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    Team Member of Chivalry - Total War and Invasio Barbarorum
    Honoured with the title as Megas Logothetis

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    Some infos:

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    In the late roman periode (mid 5th century - and even more early) the Castellum/Castra and Burgi were not standardized anymore. The Burgi and watchtowers were built very individually dependent on the underground and the surface of the area.
    But we can clearly say that the new towers were a bit more well-fortified compared to the old towers (including the older towers of the Limes).
    Furthermore they were mostly built of stone surrounded with a wall. In this case we are speaking about a Burgus.

    Pompeius Magnus

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    reconstruction original


    3D model and textures by Wundai


    ...et voila... the new watchtower

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    I'm not sure if it's necessary to comment the following screenshot.
    You see very clearly the Theodosian walls - protecting our capital. Concerning the coding I can assure that the strat-map model is working without any problems. The AI makes sieges as before.
    The wall model as well as the houses inside the wall were made by Wundai.
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    Last edited by Pompeius Magnus; 05-08-2010 at 01:04.

    Mod Leader of Ages of Darkness 2 - Renovatio Imperii
    Team Member of Chivalry - Total War and Invasio Barbarorum
    Honoured with the title as Megas Logothetis

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    new music tracks
    apple

    our unit maker and the star of the AoD2-team with the by far best units I ever saw concerning love for details and textures
    empio

    preparing of AoD part 3, research of Muslim faction, research of kindom of Hira
    Furthermore Jermagon supports me with the very important research of all historical customized settlement layouts
    jermagon

    our building-model maker with extremly amazing results. Due to that guy Konstantinople becomes real in AOD2 - and of course other cities get also their "specials"
    Wundai

    the texture specialist for our new 3D buildings
    Karlo'St

    research and helping hands
    Naughteous Maximus (our 1st team member) & William the Silent

    responsible for portraits
    Joar

    guest of honour and advisor
    Thor the Bassist

    ...and myself...
    General concept, teamleading, co-ordination, historical research, interface, faction symbols, coding in general (including new settlement plans/ancys/traits as well as EDU+DMB) , loading screens, mapping+map concept...
    Pompeius Magnus

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    Free members and supporters

    great banners for the tactical view (battle mode)
    pacco

    for his great advises and agreement to use his ships
    Halie Satanus

    for his great support more than 1 year ago when AoD2 started the first time to make the first unique 3D building models as well as new customized settlement layouts. Ramashan gave me the first "kick" to start the settlement coding.
    Ramashan
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    Mod Leader of Ages of Darkness 2 - Renovatio Imperii
    Team Member of Chivalry - Total War and Invasio Barbarorum
    Honoured with the title as Megas Logothetis

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    You want work for AoD2 and join the great team?
    No, problem!
    Just write a private message to me (or post it here and I will contact you)
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    What we need:
    texture-specialists (with experiences in UV-mapping) for our new buildings. A lot of 3D building-models are finished and ready for texturing.
    You will find a lot of screenshots and examples in our AoD2 forum. For detailed questions contact me.
    ...and of course you can contact us if you have skills in other parts of modding. Everybody is highly welcome!

    Best regards
    Pompeius Magnus & Team

    Mod Leader of Ages of Darkness 2 - Renovatio Imperii
    Team Member of Chivalry - Total War and Invasio Barbarorum
    Honoured with the title as Megas Logothetis

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    This mod looks amazing!! Hope this will come out soon!

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    Thank you Ign Khaldur.
    AoD2 is far developed, however, we have a lack of unit makers atm. We hope to find a solution soon.

    Mod Leader of Ages of Darkness 2 - Renovatio Imperii
    Team Member of Chivalry - Total War and Invasio Barbarorum
    Honoured with the title as Megas Logothetis

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