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Ultimate Aurelian

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  1. 25 minutes ago, PyrrhicVictoryGuy said:

    Not that. Citizens of syracuse were never, acording to ancient sources, employed as anything other than heavy infantry and cavalry. The native Sicel and siculian tribes however did.

    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.



    For heavy foot and horse, the King (Hieron) knew that the Roman People employed none but Romans and Latins;  but amongst the light-armed auxiliaries, he had seen in the camps of the Romans even foreigners; he had therefore sent a thousand archers and slingers, a force well adapted to cope with Moors and Baliares and other tribes that fought with missiles


    Polybius describes Peltasts instead of Slingers.



    They sent also to king Hiero asking for reinforcements, who sent them five hundred Cretan archers and a thousand peltasts.


    The confusion could be because they sent slingers with shields.

  2. 4 hours ago, Fabius said:

    I am certain Romans were not above hiring mercs, I believe in the parthian wars they had balearic slingers already to great effect. This was the Triumvirate era though, but I am certain they would have already been using them prior. .

    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.

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  3. On 25/01/2022 at 2:02 PM, Nullus said:

    It's a pity that no models were made for the Iberians, since they would be the ideal civ for defence-centred differentiation.

    Personally i think it should only be avaliable to civs that have artillery.


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  4. 1 hour ago, Duileoga said:

    Good morning or afternoon;
    -Yes, I know it @Ultimate Aurelian and that is why I did not include metal ornaments and the oven, it is a lime oven, although I am not 100% sure that it looked like that in the preclassic;:sweatdrop:

    Main Reference;

    -But somewhere should the military technologies be developed, in the barracks? If the majority believes that there should not be a mayan smithy(preclassic), I will not oppose it.


    ¡Thanks for the review.!:)


    sorry for the inconvenience*

    I think the building could still exist, but maybe called something other than blacksmith (Crafstman, armory).


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  5. On 09/01/2022 at 10:40 AM, Lopess said:


    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.

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    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)


    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)




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  7. 5 hours ago, AIEND said:

    To be honest, I'm not sure the Russians are correct in restoring this palace, because it's a bit different from what I know about the Han Dynasty architecture, I mean, it looks more like a Scandinavian wooden church.


    Possibly they were incorrect in attributing it to Han, a later review of the reconstruction says it was closer to Central Asian style.


    This article mentions a theory attributing it to Xin Dynasty based on the writing found on the tiles.

  8. On 10/03/2022 at 2:07 AM, AIEND said:

    This is a metaphor, saying that the Western countries are slaves of Xiongnu means vassal relationship. Xiongnu believed that these countries were their own vassals and had to pay taxes.

    Maybe nomad civs could have a sort of ''military colony'' building.

    A settlement that trains slaves and units from their sedentary vassals.

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  9. On 10/03/2022 at 3:06 AM, Lion.Kanzen said:

    Another question.

    What kind of defenses could they have?

    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.


    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)






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  10. 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:


    The Enarees, who are hermaphrodites, say that Aphrodite gave them the art of divination, which they practise by means of lime-tree bark. They cut this bark into three portions, and prophesy while they braid and unbraid these in their fingers.



    Possible material for religious buildings:


    The Scythian Ares'' cult


    Every district in each of the governments has a structure sacred to Ares; namely, a pile of bundles of sticks three eighths of a mile wide and long, but of a lesser height, on the top of which there is a flattened four-sided surface; three of its sides are sheer, but the fourth can be ascended.

    Every year a hundred and fifty wagon-loads of sticks are heaped upon this; for the storms of winter always make it sink down. On this sacred pile an ancient scimitar of iron is set for each people: their image of Ares. They bring yearly sacrifice of sheep and goats and horses to this scimitar, offering to these symbols even more than they do to the other gods.

    Of enemies that they take alive, they sacrifice one man in every hundred, not as they sacrifice sheep and goats, but differently. They pour wine on the men's heads and cut their throats over a bowl; then they carry the blood up on to the pile of sticks and pour it on the scimitar.

    They carry the blood up above, but down below by the sacred pile they cut off all the slain men's right arms and hands and throw these into the air, and depart when they have sacrificed the rest of the victims; the arm lies where it has fallen, and the body apart from it.


    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


    They make a booth by fixing in the ground three sticks inclined towards one another, and stretching around them woollen felts, which they arrange so as to fit as close as possible: inside the booth a dish is placed upon the ground, into which they put a number of red-hot stones, and then add some hemp-seed. … The Scythians, as I said, take some of this hemp-seed, and, creeping under the felt coverings, throw it upon the red-hot stones; immediately it smokes, and gives out such a vapour as no Grecian vapour-bath can exceed; the Scyths, delighted, shout for joy, and this vapour serves them instead of a water-bath; for they never by any chance wash their bodies with water


    Kurgan stelae (Could be cult statue or part of  wonder)




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