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Mega Mania

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  1. No, but the Parthians prefer to use cavalry as the instrument of offense instead of infantry, unless the enemy have threatened the very existence of the Empire itself or else these infantry will always be camp followers, urban or fortress garrison that keep the border safe from the Romans or the nomads from the steppe. If you wish to know more about Parthian army and its recruitment procedure, you may visit: http://www.academia.edu/2523094/Was_there_no_paid_standing_army_A_fresh_look_on_military_and_political_institutions_in_the_Arsacid_Empire. Or if you need more accurate information about the Parthian army and its successor, you may look for this: http://www.amazon.com/Immortal-Military-History-Armed-Forces/dp/1589012585/ref=pd_rhf_se_p_d_1, although it have a few chapter about Parthian Empire and its successor the Sassanids but it have simple but accurate information about its armed forces.
  2. Here's a link: http://en.ordalies.com/?PHPSESSID=8qb8umr8gnpvop8akvhre53jf6. It's all about Germans in 5th century AD.
  3. The Romans seems to lack auxiliaries like skirmishers, archers and cavalry when they achieve Marian reforms.
  4. Try to imagine if you're the Ptolemaic King who desperately need soldiers loyal their cause but have money and land. Why would they raised mercenary archers from Nubia while Cretan mercenaries can do better and their loyalty are guaranteed?
  5. Oddly all scholar find no evidence that Nubians or any other people like Ethiopians appear in the Battle of Raphia or any other battle. http://books.google.com.my/books?id=_B09AAAAIAAJ&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q&f=false http://books.google.com.my/books?id=F7TZxzZzbMUC&pg=PR4&lpg=PR4&dq=army+and+society+in+ptolemaic+egypt&source=bl&ots=wzs2wuOyNk&sig=ie8AoQUFT4QAYpVev9XiDD5UYpI&hl=en&sa=X&ei=XP21UsbpD8XxlAXS_4CgBw&sqi=2&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q=army%20and%20society%20in%20ptolemaic%20egypt&f=false
  6. It would be better the team make them as Editor-Only-Unit and re-introduce Cretan Archers back into Ptolemaic Army.
  7. Is there any evidence that Nubians served as archers for Ptolemaic Army? because i can't find any evidence at all!
  8. Check this out: http://www.tollundman.dk/vaaben.asp And : http://www.sagnlandet.dk/English.425.0.html Its all about ancient Germanic/Norse warfare, hope it helps.
  9. An article about Parthian Army: http://www.academia.edu/2523094/Was_there_no_paid_standing_army_A_fresh_look_on_military_and_political_institutions_in_the_Arsacid_Empire.
  10. I've found some article about camels in Persia, the article suggest it was the Parthians not the Achaemenids use camels as pack caravans thus making 0 AD camel caravan invalid. Here's the address, hopefully it helps. http://www.iranicaonline.org/articles/camel-sotor
  11. Please visit: http://penelope.uchicago.edu/Thayer/e/roman/texts/ammian/home.html or http://www.armenica.org/history/en/overview/avarayr.html. The Roman and Armenian authors could proved that Sassanid have war elephant.
  12. The Sassanid army have allies but not all of them are permanent. Arab Kingdom like the Lakhmids was a staunch ally for the Sassanid Empire until the reign of Kosrow II. Others : Chionites, Hephthalites, Armenians and Turks, sometimes friendly but sometimes hostile due to the Empire's diplomatic policy.
  13. Frankish units from Restitutor Orbis:
  14. Here's an article about Sassanid war elephant: the-rise-of-the-sassanian-elephant-corps.pdf Hope you guys like it.
  15. You seems eager to merge Celts and Germans together.
  16. I found a new Dhow model that could become a Sassanid warship: After conducting some research, i have found that it is impossible for Sambuk to be converted into warship so i've been actively searching for a new information regarding dhow used in naval conflict and i stumbled on this model dhow.
  17. How about imposing quota on certain champion unit? So that we could solve the problem of having too much champion unit.
  18. Parthian infantry served as camp follower and guards during a military campaign, while in peace time they served as gendarmes to protect towns and cities from infiltration, raids and possibly invasion but not field battle. If you cannot confirmed it then don't add it. AFAIK scholars have a good grasp on the Sassanid elephant tactics and its purpose but if Parthian have elephant corps then they would develop a certain kind of tactics and strategem against the Romans or other neighboring tribes and empires. If the Parthians have raised an elephant corps and use it against the Romans, the Romans will certainly know its existence and develop new tactics against these fearsome beasts. Which is why the Romans could exploit the Parthian's weakness because Parthian lacks a wide variety of troops. Unless you have conquered Pakistan in EB campaign map or custom battle, but mostly they cannot confirmed whether the Parthian have an elephant corps in Mesopotamia or not so the Parthians in EB cannot recruit war elephants in Mesopotamia and Syria. Maybe you could propose a new mini faction: Indo Parthians, where you could add war elephant in the Indo Parthian army.
  19. What about the Gladiators? http://www.durolitum.co.uk/gladtypes.html
  20. In fact the a review from Amazon doubt the accuracy of the author's so called "facts" and "informations". http://www.amazon.com/War-Elephants-John-M-Kistler/dp/0803260040
  21. Unfortunately, the Parthians never consider war elephant as the instrument of war because: 1. the cost to maintain an elephant corps was unbearable due to the Parthian poor financial management. 2. Logistics too proved to be a daunting task for the Parthians to maintain an elephant army since the Parthians was bad on logistics. 3. Speed was important for the Parthian army and war elephant didn't have speed thus making them useless on the battlefield.
  22. Evidence? If the Parthians did deploy war elephants against the Seleucids, why don't deploy against the Romans?
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