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    Default Roman Seige Equiptment

    When do you get some?
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    Default Re: Roman Seige Equiptment

    Marian Era. (Or bribe enemy equiptment.)


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    Didn't think of bribing as I never use it.

    Thanks Marcus.
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    Why does it take that long to get them? Surely the Roman army used them before that.
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    Default Re: Roman Seige Equiptment

    Quote Originally Posted by Xehh II
    Why does it take that long to get them? Surely the Roman army used them before that.
    Yes, but they didn't build them. They didn't have the expertise. They stole them from their conquests (they found loads in syracuse for example).

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    Any way to recreate the above? Spawning an army upon the sacking of a city, for example?

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    Quote Originally Posted by I Am Herenow
    Any way to recreate the above? Spawning an army upon the sacking of a city, for example?
    IIRC the Polybian Romans can recruit them in their regional MICs in certain Greek cities.
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    Well, fair enough, but can you get some artillery in a spawned army as a "reward" for capturing a city?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ludens
    IIRC the Polybian Romans can recruit them in their regional MICs in certain Greek cities.
    I tried that with Syracuse, built a type IV Govt. But no Arty.

    Havn't gone into Greece proper yet.
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    you know you need like the highest level academy building for them, right?

    as for spawning after capturing a city, why would you need them after you captured the city? in this period, Roman siegework consisted of circumvallation and earthworks, ramps, etc. Unfortunately we cant model this in the game.


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    Academy? Do you mean mirc?
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    No, Academy "Academia" is what I named it in the description.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zaknafien
    as for spawning after capturing a city, why would you need them after you captured the city? in this period, Roman siegework consisted of circumvallation and earthworks, ramps, etc. Unfortunately we cant model this in the game.
    Well, someone said that before Marius, Romans only got artillery by stealing it from captured cities; therefore, why not "gift" victorious Romans with an appropriate amount of equipment once they gain control of the right cities?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Philipvs Vallindervs Calicvla
    No, Academy "Academia" is what I named it in the description.
    Ok, I'll give it a try in Syracuse. Ta.
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    Quote Originally Posted by I Am Herenow
    Well, someone said that before Marius, Romans only got artillery by stealing it from captured cities; therefore, why not "gift" victorious Romans with an appropriate amount of equipment once they gain control of the right cities?
    That's an interesting idea.

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    I just realised that I managed to misspell two out of the three words in the thread title.

    What a dick.
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    Default Re: Roman Seige Equiptment

    The Romans "can build seige equiptment in the Polybian Era". However, you need a Factional MIC and you can't build Factional MICs outside of Italy in the Polybian Era. So, no seige equitment in Polybian Era.


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    Can't you make seige equipment in Taras with the highest level Native MIC?

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    Quote Originally Posted by I Am Herenow
    Well, someone said that before Marius, Romans only got artillery by stealing it from captured cities; therefore, why not "gift" victorious Romans with an appropriate amount of equipment once they gain control of the right cities?
    Getting the equipment would be only part of the problem. The Romans would also need people to operate and maintain them, as they didn't have that expertise. In the second century BC, this effectively meant Greeks, as they were the only people with a tradition in military engineering. Hence I thought siege equipment should be recruitable in the regional MICs.

    But I am under the impression that there was no shortage of Greek engineers willing to sell their services to the highest bidder. Which gives me an idea: would it be possible to include a Greek mercenary siege unit? This could give other factions access to siege equipment as well.
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    Merc siege unit's would be cool.
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