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    Thumbs up 'Sons of Mars' - ROMAN SKINPACK <ROME 2>





    Hello! I present to you my newest work - KLA 's 'Sons of Mars' Roman Skinpack. It is a comprehensive reskin of Roman units.
    I have worked a long time. I did most of all units more historic and far more diverse than the base game. You will find here lots of new helmets and armor. It's a good mod for supporters of diversity.
    I have worked on the basis of historical sources. This mod changes the appearance of Roman units: from the days of the Republic, after the reforms of Marius and the early Empire.
    I would add that this is the first mod that gives a greater variety of colors tunics than 3 variants. Republican units have up to 6-7 different colored tunics. Marian and Imperial units are more uniformed.
    It is also the first mod that gives the Imperial Roman legionaries and pretorians shield inside the same color as the outside. There is no longer bare boards as in the base game.
    Below is a detailed presentation of units and changes.
    I will go to-date complete, improve and increase the number of units.





    DOWNLOAD


    I enabled the download in 4 ways:

    1. totalwar.org
    You have to go down the preview. There is a file. Just click and save.

    2. Mediafire
    http://www.mediafire.com/download/zr...INPACK+1.0.rar

    3. Sendspace
    On the website there are few banners. Click only this: ''Click here to start download from sendspace''
    http://www.sendspace.com/file/235e18

    4. Steam
    The simplest way - just subscribe and mod automatically appears in the autostart of the game.
    http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfile.../?id=205990121





    INSTALLATION

    Applies to the first 3 ways of download.

    Just put the file in the game folder, eg

    C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\Total War Rome II\data

    To run the mod just select the file in the manager modifications (autostart of the game).





    PREVIEW


    1. Some news about helmets

    a) New legionaries' helmets worn in the first century AD:

    Spoiler Alert, click show to read: 



    b) Evolution of legionaries' helmets in the early days of the Empire:

    Spoiler Alert, click show to read: 



    c) Some of the new cavalry helmets:

    Spoiler Alert, click show to read: 



    2. Republican units are characterized by a lack of uniformity.

    This is the first mod, where you can see the number of colors tunics more than 3:

    Spoiler Alert, click show to read: 



    3. Imperial Roman legionaries and pretorians got shields inside the same color as the outside:

    Spoiler Alert, click show to read: 






    UNITS


    I. POLYBIAN ROMANS

    Units from this period in my mod are characterized by diversity.
    There wasn't uniformity, which occurred in the first century BC
    Therefore, units wear colorful tunics and colorful shields. I inspired by master Peter Connolly, who painted the Polybian Romans in various color clothes.
    I changed many elements to a more historical, such as changing armor Hastati by adding them "circles" and delete the muscular armor designed for the elite.
    I also added more armor and helmets. It is interesting that Equites have olive wreaths on their helmets.




    Hastati:

    Spoiler Alert, click show to read: 







    Principes:

    Spoiler Alert, click show to read: 





    Triarii:

    Spoiler Alert, click show to read: 







    Velites:

    Spoiler Alert, click show to read: 







    Leves:


    Spoiler Alert, click show to read: 





    Equites:

    Spoiler Alert, click show to read: 








    II. MARIAN ROMANS

    Here we have uniformity. However, the unit of the period in the base game are virtually identical.
    I introduced here diversity.
    Standard legionaries wear helmets Montefortino and Coolus.
    Veterans who fought in Gaul wear Celtic helmets, which later evolves the Imperial Gallic helmet. Here I've added my own helmets.
    Units of the first cohort, the elite wear helmets in the Hellenistic style.
    Thus, each unit seemingly identical in the basic version of Rome 2, in my mod did different from each other. Even so faithfully I kept to historical sources.



    Legionaries:

    Spoiler Alert, click show to read: 





    Veteran legionaries (Evocati):

    Spoiler Alert, click show to read: 







    First cohort:

    Spoiler Alert, click show to read: 





    Praetorians:

    Spoiler Alert, click show to read: 






    III. IMPERIAL ROMANS

    Imperial Romans are most types of units.
    I used colors that distinguish the individual forces, for example - red for standard legionaries, blue for veterans, purple for Praetorians, and green for the Auxilia (completely new patterns).
    Also helped me works of Peter Connolly.
    Units in the basic game were very similar to each other. Infantry wore only 3 types of helmets (Coolus, Italic and Gallic). I have given them much more variants.
    Armor in the CA's version is only lorica hamata (chain mail) and lorica segmentata (segmented armor). I have given a lot of options squamosals armor (lorica squamata).
    Imperial Roman legionaries and pretorians got shields inside the same color as the outside.
    Imperial cavalry got red trousers.
    I decided to experiment a bit, so armored legionaries wear conical helmets from Syria. There is a historical source confirming such this element.



    Legionary cohort:

    Spoiler Alert, click show to read: 







    Evocati (veteran legionaries):

    Spoiler Alert, click show to read: 







    Eagle Cohort:

    Spoiler Alert, click show to read: 







    Armored legionaries:

    Spoiler Alert, click show to read: 









    Praetorian Guard:

    Spoiler Alert, click show to read: 





    Vigiles:

    Spoiler Alert, click show to read: 





    Auxilia infantry:

    Spoiler Alert, click show to read: 


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    Last edited by KLAssurbanipal; 01-16-2014 at 07:49.

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    Default Re: KLA's 'Sons of Mars' - ROMAN SKINPACK

    Legionary cavalry:

    Spoiler Alert, click show to read: 





    Praetorian cavalry:

    Spoiler Alert, click show to read: 





    Auxilia cavalry:

    Spoiler Alert, click show to read: 





    Legatus:

    Spoiler Alert, click show to read: 






    I wish to thank K A M 2150 for doing a lot of great screenshots. :)



    I would recommend my other mods:

    KLA's 'Legacy of Alexander' HELLENISTIC UNITS
    https://forums.totalwar.org/vb/showt...IC-SKINPACK-10

    KLA's Skinpack - CELTIC UNITS
    https://forums.totalwar.org/vb/showt...ew-helmets!-10

    KLA's Skinpack - SPARTAN UNITS
    https://forums.totalwar.org/vb/showt...partan-army-10

    & KLA's units for Rome 1:
    https://forums.totalwar.org/vb/showt...its&highlight=



    In the new year will be the release of a new version 'Sons of Mars'! There will be: mercenaries nad Italians

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    Default Re: KLA's 'Sons of Mars' - ROMAN SKINPACK

    Salve

    I like these helmets you have made. Also nicely made : lorica segmentata and squamata.
    I see you copied those from good sources.

    But unfortunately on the other hand ... tonnes, tonnes of mistakes in roman equipment in the units shown above.

    Cacaivs
    Last edited by Cacaivs; 01-16-2014 at 08:15.

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