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You remember Seleucid and Ptolemy design document, I need to see evidence about the civilization, I mean if they have enough units, buildings, to be a faction. Basic, special, wonder structures and possible emblem, units, champion units, three heroes.

That is how 0 A.D do factions.

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Lydia developed as a Neo-Hittite kingdom after the collapse of the Hittite Empire in the 12th century BC. In Hittite times, the name for the region had been Arzawa; it was a Luwian-speaking area. According to Greek source, the original name of the Lydian kingdom was Maionia (Μαιονία), or Maeonia: Homer (Iliad ii. 865; v. 43, xi. 431) refers to the inhabitants of Lydia as Maiones (Μαίονες).[6] Homer describes their capital not as Sardis but as Hyde (Iliad xx. 385); Hyde may have been the name of the district in which Sardis was located.[7] Later, Herodotus (Histories i. 7) adds that the "Meiones" were renamed Lydians after their king Lydus (Λυδός), son of Atys, during the mythical epoch that preceded the Heracleid dynasty. This etiological eponym served to account for the Greek ethnic name Lydoi (Λυδοί). The Hebrew term for Lydians, Lûḏîm (לודים), as found in the Book of Jeremiah(46.9), has been similarly considered, beginning with Flavius Josephus, to be derived from Lud son of Shem;[8] however Hippolytus of Rome (AD 234) offered an alternative opinion that the Lydians were descended from Ludim, son of Mizraim. During Biblical times, the Lydian warriors were famous archers. Some Maeones still existed during historical times in the upland interior along the River Hermus, where a town named Maeonia existed, according to Pliny the Elder (Natural History book v:30) and Hierocles (author of Synecdemus).

Read all article. If a faction convert in other faction like sea people convert into philistine, is not necessary to do.

Only mixes both.

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Sea People becomes Philistine was quite easy although not all Sea People were Philistines but Lydians and Neo Hittite was a different matter even their language was the same.

The other matter that differs Neo Hittite and the Lydians was the cultural exchange between Lycians, Carians and most of all the Greeks from mainland Greece that transform Lydia into a melting pot of east and western culture which could cause trasformation process from Neo-Hittite to Lydia more difficult tin the game.


Lydia (Assyrian: Luddu; Greek: Λυδία, Turkish: Lidya) was an Iron Age kingdom of western Asia Minor located generally east of ancient Ionia in the modern western Turkish provinces of Uşak, Manisa and inland İzmir. Its population spoke an Anatolian language known as Lydian.
Bronze age factions pliss!

What about the Neo Babylonians?

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