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    Default Ancient TW2 - MEDIAN faction (RoP)

    In 560BC the Medes ruled an empire that stretched from the Halys River in the West to the Hindu Kush in the East. By 550BC that empire was gone, and it was mostly the fault of one man - Cyrus the Great of Persia.

    In the Rise of Persia scenario, the Medes control the largest territory of all the factions, and their armies are decidely multi-ethnic due to the wide geographical range it covers. Each troop type, in keeping with the overall recruitment philosophy employed in this mod, has its own particular recruitment zone. The empire is rich, but vulnerable (expect to be attacked on your first turn!)

    Median Troop Roster

    Due to the recruitment zone system, these troops are not universally available, but can be found in at least one of the Medes' starting provinces, given the right buildings:

    Median Heavy Cavalry (Royal)
    Persian Horse Archers
    Iranian Horsemen - new (lighter horse-archers)
    Takabaras
    Persian Archers
    Sparabaras
    Kardakes

    Slingers
    Eastern Light Cavalry
    Tower Shield Spearmen
    Eastern Archers
    Eastern Swordsmen

    Phrygian Warband
    Phrygian Archers
    Phrygian Spearmen
    Phrygian Cavalry
    Cascan Warband
    Parthian Cavalry
    Isvasa
    Prasika
    Zaktika


    However... more troop types are in the pipeline

    Venture out into one or two neighbouring provinces and the choice expands further....


    Starting Provinces:

    Media, Cappadocia, Armenia, Parthia, Carmania, Bactria, Aria, Arachosia, Drangiana

    (obviously Persis should be in the Median Empire, but then the Persians would have nowhere to start from ...)

    Some tasters:

    A new building which can now be realized thanks to the 'province resource' system:

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    Parthian Infantry, ready to lead the charge in the Siege of Zadracarta:

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    The multi-ethnic Median forces approach the fortifications - seen here are (in uniticon order) Tower Shield Spearmen, Eastern Archers, Phrygian Spearmen, Persian Archers, Takabaras and Parthian Infantry (dismounted cavalry only). The Parthians will get a proper uniticon, this is just a placeholder for now.

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    Last edited by macsen rufus; 09-18-2016 at 19:58. Reason: new unit added
    ANCIENT: TW

    A mod for Medieval:TW (with VI)

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    Ancient TW2: Eastern Empires is under development again

    Featuring: Rise of Persia, Alexander's Conquests, Wars of the Diadochi

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    Default Re: Ancient TW2 - MEDIAN faction (RoP)

    Vehicles for the Khorasan highway
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    Plenty of potential with a faded Traders Building in the background .

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    Default Re: Ancient TW2 - MEDIAN faction (RoP)

    That graphic is spot on as it is - I was going to have a trawl of Google to look for something just like that

    EDIT: ok, so I might have to edit out the musket
    Last edited by macsen rufus; 06-21-2016 at 09:21.
    ANCIENT: TW

    A mod for Medieval:TW (with VI)

    Discussion forum thread

    Ancient TW2: Eastern Empires is under development again

    Featuring: Rise of Persia, Alexander's Conquests, Wars of the Diadochi

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    Default Re: Ancient TW2 - MEDIAN faction (RoP)

    Median Camel Riders now added to the faction - recruitment depends upon the Khorasan Highway building
    ANCIENT: TW

    A mod for Medieval:TW (with VI)

    Discussion forum thread

    Ancient TW2: Eastern Empires is under development again

    Featuring: Rise of Persia, Alexander's Conquests, Wars of the Diadochi

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    Default Re: Ancient TW2 - MEDIAN faction (RoP)

    Quote Originally Posted by macsen rufus View Post
    Median Camel Riders now added to the faction - recruitment depends upon the Khorasan Highway building
    Nice way these two are connected !

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