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Ultimate Aurelian

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  1. The (in)famous Irish foot cataphracts from the first versions of EB. https://europabarbarorum.fandom.com/wiki/Dubosaverlacica_(Ebherni_Armoured_Shock_Infantry) Later removed because they were made up.
  2. Maybe these or the round pattern on cuirasses could be used for Gauls emblem? Since the current round shield is innacurate. Could also have the wheel of Taranis or one of the Gallic coins.
  3. The Extraordinarii were recruited exclusively from Rome's Itallic allies. So does not make sense as an upgrade for Roman Hastatii.
  4. This depends on the civ. It would be weird to turn the Machimoi into Greeks, or Roman Citizens into Extraordinari.
  5. I think it's possible Hieron sent mercenaries or native levies to Rome considering what you said. Livy does not say what people these slingers where. Polybius describes Peltasts instead of Slingers. The confusion could be because they sent slingers with shields.
  6. For the timeframe i think Syracusan slingers would be a better option; they were used by Rome in the Punic and Macedonian Wars. Or the Numidian slingers and archers from the siege of Numantia. Some Italic peoples like Ligurians and Picenes used slings; but i am not sure if they fought in the Roman army at the time.
  7. Personally i think it should only be avaliable to civs that have artillery.
  8. The Pyramid of La Danta, one of the biggest in the world. https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pirámide_de_La_Danta
  9. I think the building could still exist, but maybe called something other than blacksmith (Crafstman, armory).
  10. Not sure if it should have furnace. I think metal artifacts were not very common among Mayans, and the first ones date from classical period. Perhaps one of civ bonuses could be that they not use metal resource. But this type of gameplay might be hard to balance.
  11. An attempt at proto-germanic building names (using Wiktionary). House: Hūsą Farmstead: Hufą (Estate, farm, hall) Kurnahūsą(Granary) Field: Fuldō Civil Center: Fulkasrēdaz(Tribal Council) Corral: Hagô (enclosure, yard, pasture) Storehouse: Skattasfriþuz (shelter of riches) Outpost: Staupilaz (tower) Defense tower: Warīnīzstaupilaz (defense tower) Statue: Gudasbiliþī (God image) Market: Kaupôsmaþlą (Merchant's Gathering) Fortess: Burgz Dock:Habanō (Harbour, Haven) Wall: Wallaz Palisade: Tūną (Enclosure, Fence) Barracks: Druthislegra (War band's camp) Stable:Stallaz Temple: Hailagastadiz (Holy place) Smith: Smiþjǭ Arsenal: Wēpnasfriþuz (Weapons shelter) Great Hall: Kuningashallō (King's hall) Possible wonder: Kuningasgrabaz (King's grave), Samnungozbarwaz (Semmnones' grove), Þunrassūliz (Pillar of Þunraz), Grautazhaimaz (Great House)
  12. Possibly they were incorrect in attributing it to Han, a later review of the reconstruction says it was closer to Central Asian style. https://thesanghakommune.org/2017/04/18/tashebinsky-palace-han-chinese-structure-in-russia-1st-century-bce/ This article mentions a theory attributing it to Xin Dynasty based on the writing found on the tiles.
  13. Maybe nomad civs could have a sort of ''military colony'' building. A settlement that trains slaves and units from their sedentary vassals.
  14. The Tashebinsky Palace https://siberiantimes.com/home/sent-to-siberia/a-palm-tree-on-mars/ Possibly an example of Xiongnu architecture inspired by Chinese style, others associate it with their ally a Chinese usurper called Lu Fang.
  15. They could have wagon forts. And maybe a tech to unlock the normal defensive buildings (tower, city wall, fortress). They had a capital with white walls. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tongwancheng During the battle of Mobei, the Chinese seized the Xiongnu fortress of Zhao Xin; and there are finds of fortresses in Mongolia and Russia associated with Xiongnu. Visually defensive buildings could be made of rammed earth. Maybe painted white, but i think the white city would work better as a wonder. References for earth walls (First one is Baian-Bulag ruins, other references are Chinese)
  16. Detail of a headdress portraying Artimpasa (or a high priestess) surrounded by priestesses. On the right there is a beardless man with a Rhyton, who might represent an Enaree. Herodotus' description:
  17. Maybe there could be a Indo-Scythian themed hero? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maues
  18. Possible material for religious buildings: The Scythian Ares'' cult https://www.academia.edu/11582741/Scythian_sanctuaries_of_Ares_archaeological_date_and_Herodotus_testimonies_in_English_ Kremenivka sanctuary, unlike Herodotus' description it was made of stone. Possibly because of lack of wood in the area, or there was a wooden structure that did not survive. Scythian Sauna Kurgan stelae (Could be cult statue or part of wonder)
  19. https://prospect.org/politics/congress-proposes-500-million-for-negative-news-coverage-of-china/
  20. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pagondas https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Attaginus Maybe even this one but would be a stretch https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cassander https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manius_Curius_Dentatus https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quintus_Fabius_Maximus_Verrucosus https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marcus_Atilius_Regulus_(consul_267_BC) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marcus_Licinius_Crassus https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaius_Laelius https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alaric_I https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fritigern https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theodoric_I https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ardaric https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Odoacer https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theodoric_the_Great https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jugurtha https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tacfarinas https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Masinissa https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syphax https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juba_I_of_Numidia
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