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    Wow, can we has more concept art to look at :D
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    Super preview.

    But I have two questions:

    Will there be an new city and province in the south of Petra???

    I ask that, because I read following sentence:

    "Hauran and Lihyan, to the north and south, are ripe for the taking, and their chief towns - Bostra and Dedan - are oases of commerce."

    Does this new province replace the province Augila, which will not be in EB II yet?

    Another question:
    Did I understand that right, that there will be in game a trade way through the desert (like the one map it showes)?

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    1. Do you see an additional town on the map you mentioned?

    2. Depends on what you mean with trade way. We will however try to represent the incense routes as good as possible. They should have significant influence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ImperatorBarbarorum View Post
    Will there be an new city and province in the south of Petra??
    Dedan is new, as you can see on the map. Saffara is probably a replacement for Ubar.




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    Quote Originally Posted by athanaric View Post
    Dedan is new, as you can see on the map. Saffara is probably a replacement for Ubar.
    Ubar if it existed was more likely to have been a ethnic denomination and possibly the name for a region, not a settlement. Saffara and Sumhuram are archaeologically attested and better candidates than Shisur, the site to which the original map maker possibly identified it with. While that was surely not connected to the Ubar myth, it was also much smaller and of lesser important than the two mention before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eddy_purpus View Post
    It was already cleaned, By moros himself <3 ahhaha


    Here we go with the 'I knew all along'
    Who told you about this faction? hahaha

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    if you don't believe me, I can forward the PM. with Moros' permission of course.
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    No you can't, the screen shot in it has unit that isn't released yet.

    I did tell him as reward for helping me and the EBteam.

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    Manly tear of manliness just dripped from my cheek.

    I bow down to you people of strange and remote greatness.

    I wish I could read all those books quicker than I would.

    I love what you have done with the little information there is.

    One thing that I noticed was that why it looks like as if the Suez Canal is in the map?

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    I can't wait to play as these Arabian factions in EB II! I also eagerly await the day when I can pronounce Sb' w-gwm!


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    Will the Nabateans start off with Petra or Bostra? Or both? (I just want to update the fan-based map progression thread).

    I'm sorry if it said it in the preview somewhere, I must have zoned out reading it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ibrahim View Post
    Moros did. he sent me a pm, complete with screenies. in fact, he just acknowledged to doing so in this thread--as a reply to Tux.

    if you don't believe me, I can forward the PM. with Moros' permission of course.
    Send me the pm plea- nvm

    Quote Originally Posted by Moros View Post
    No you can't, the screen shot in it has unit that isn't released yet.

    I did tell him as reward for helping me and the EBteam.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moros View Post
    1. Do you see an additional town on the map you mentioned?

    2. Depends on what you mean with trade way. We will however try to represent the incense routes as good as possible. They should have significant influence.

    I see a city (Dedan) at this map and there I see a trade way through the desert, too. So my question is, will this trade way be part of EB II?




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    One cannot draw roads on the map if that's what you're asking. Nor should these settlements start with roads or anything. But the trade that goes by will be simulated and will add money to the faction controlling it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stratigos vasilios View Post
    Will the Nabateans start off with Petra or Bostra? Or both? (I just want to update the fan-based map progression thread).

    I'm sorry if it said it in the preview somewhere, I must have zoned out reading it.
    The capital will be Rekem which is Nabataean for Petra, but the province itself will be rather different when compared to EBI. Bosra nor Dedan would be starting settlement though.

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    Random question: is there a fear effect for cavalry when facing dromedaries or camels in M2TW?

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    Well that looks fantastic!

    I have played a couple of campaigns as Saba which were enjoyable but this should liven up that faction no end.

    I'm not sure how the MTW2 engine works but will the Nabatean faction have a reasonable chance of surviving if it is an AI faction?

    Anyway thank you very much for that thoroughly enjoyable preview.

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    A long wait, but it was worth it. Very nice, I'll see if I can hasten the Arab invasions by some 800 years
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    Mighty fantastic.

    I have already ordered a new computer, so you can bring out EBII now!

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    ok i finally finished reading it easter vacation trips to germany and france have kept me busy for a while

    loved it but i get the sence not all units where introduced

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    Looks awesome keep up the good work!
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    Can't tell you how happy I am about this faction's inclusion. Actually, I can: I'm extremely happy! And what a fantastic preview! Thank you guys so much!

    I wonder if this faction will be included in the Gaza Campaign release.

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    Quote Originally Posted by B_Ray View Post
    I wonder if this faction will be included in the Gaza Campaign release.
    No, it is not part of it. Sorry.

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    Always wanted to conquer the Middle - East and Egypt (and to much further, North-Africa and maybe Iran) with the Arabs, but in EB 1 they had a poor roster imo.
    Hopefully in EB 2 we will meet a new Arabia with a more formidable power

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    How do you intend to make Arabia hard to conquer, but prevent Arabian factions from conquering the world?

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    The Nabataeans will rely much on being more capable in the desert, they are poor siegers not unlike the Sabaeans. Both will however be depicted as they were historically. They weren't world powers but conquering one of them wasn't evident either. Also I don't think the Sabaeans governmental mechanics would allow distant and strange lands to easily be incorporated. It would be easier for the Nabataeans especially after settling and Hellenizing.

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    I smell a reform la Pahlava!

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    How come I missed this?? Well done EB Team!
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    I just read over this preview again, and am awed, absolutely awed, by the detail and accuracy of the preview. Definantly a +10 rating.

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    Looking forward to more updates!

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    Awesome preview! looking forward to EB2 more than RTW2!

    PS: i've been working on some of the mercenaries that might make it to EB2...also things like rebel banners etc. Do you think you might be interested or would i just be wasting your time?

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