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  1. I think you can launch a game from the editor too. Maybe that?
  2. What is the average polygon count now? In comparison with the old total war, it seems that 800 is really low: https://www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?790126-What-is-the-limit-in-polygons-for-Medieval-2-models-using-the-4gb-patch
  3. The Celts wore the sword on the right side. Like the Romans. The Iberians and the Celtiberians wore the sword on the left generally, like the Greeks.
  4. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Punicus https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caucenus https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caesarus https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tautalus https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olyndicus https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Retógenes_el_Caraunio (it is in Spanish but it is really a valid candidate) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tanginus Chalbus of the Tartesii:
  5. Database and introductory website for Iberian, Celtiberian and Lusitanian epigraphy: http://hesperia.ucm.es/index.php
  6. The short film made by Les Ambiani is officially available on youtube check this album too:
  7. For the Romans they definitely are using it during the Punic Wars, Polybius mentioned it explicitly. But for the Iberians and Celtiberians, according to the articles above, the evidence for breastplates seems to stop both in the archaeological records and artistic depictions at the beginning of the 3rd c. BC.
  8. https://www.stadt-zuerich.ch/hbd/de/index/staedtebau/archaeo_denkmal/archaeo/themen/keltin_kelte.html
  9. The breastplate (cardiophylax) is also something from an earlier period right? Not in use anymore during the Punic Wars?
  10. The Celtic montefortino isnt widespread in the Iberian peninsula. The Celtiberians never used it, only the Iberians of the North-East like the Illergetae.
  11. Britomaros / Viridomaros is the king of the Gaesatae http://encyclopedie.arbre-celtique.com/britomaros-viridomaros-2219.htm I would say Bolgios: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bolgios Or Ambiorix: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ambiorix Or Comontorios from Tylis kingdom https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tylis Or Luern the Arvernian king https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luern
  12. Chalbus of the Tartesii: Cerdubelus, a traitor: Luxinius and Culchas:
  13. I just learned that there was a temple of Isis at Carthage since the 3rd century BC: https://www.jstor.org/stable/43606763 Also, Isis on a Punic sarcophagus: https://www.worldhistory.org/image/5285/priestess-of-isis-on-a-carthaginian-sarcophagus-li/
  14. For the Maurya empire, some candidate heroes: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samprati https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chanakya
  15. @Carltonus proposed Cassivellaunus (Cassiuellaunos) which is indeed a good candidate https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cassivellaunus The other mentioned kings are Cingetorix, Carvilius, Taximagulus, Segonax then Mandubratius. But Cassivellaunus is indeed the most interesting choice. For the later period, there is Cartimandua of the Brigantes that could be an interesting figure and Calgacus of the Caledonians: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cartimandua https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calgacus
  16. https://vk.com/id387122112 https://pikabu.ru/story/skifyi_khudozhnik_evgeniy_kray_4740059 https://vk.com/albums-20097473
  17. Pictish stuff (Late antiquity and early medieval): https://cdn-animation.artstation.com/p/video_sources/000/177/093/torr-alvie-viewport.mp4 https://bobmarshall.artstation.com/projects/Poqw8n
  18. Well, the dependency of Venezuela to oil industries and the lack of investment in other sectors has nothing to do with Western sanctions. https://www.cfr.org/backgrounder/venezuela-crisis https://www.csis.org/analysis/role-oil-sector-venezuelas-environmental-degradation-and-economic-rebuilding The country has a long history of mismanagement. It goes beyond the capitalism vs communism debate. And the sanctions are relatively recent in comparion of the economical turmoil and crisis in Venezuela.
  19. An article you can read with google translate: https://books.openedition.org/pcjb/330
  20. Well, it is unlikely that a sacred grove would be simply a bunch of trees. More probably there were clearings, enclosed area, altars etc. In some cases, the sacred grove are gathering places, able to hold at least 1000 persons. You wouldn't be able to hold a council of 1000 persons in a natural forest. A real natural forest is much different than from the modern perspective, with a lot of felled trees on the ground. There must have been some layouts. I am not against the inclusion of sacred groves, I simply want to highlight the misconceptions linked to them.
  21. The idea could be innovative but I would like to point out some minor issues: - Firstly, sacred groves are common among multiple cultures, including the Romans and the Greeks. It can be garden like or wild like area. A Greek temple requires a Temenos and it is simply an area dedicated to the gods, it can be constructed or natural. Plato teach to his students in the public garden of Athens which is a sacred grove. Philip V attacked Pergamon and ordered his men to cut down the trees in the sanctuary of Athena Nikephoros to humiliate the city and proving they lost the protection of the gods. The Romans have the concept of Lucus and it was common in any area of the Roman republic or of the Roman empire, it is also a sacred grove, generally like a garden or a field. It can be pretty large like the Lucus of Lacinian Juno, enclosed by dense woods and with pastures inside. Apollo was revered as the god of woodlands at Kourion (Chypre) and the accounts from the Roman empire era suggest that the sacred grove dedicated to the god was filled with wild-animals. - Secondly, I think it could further deceive people in making them believing the 'barbarians' were following a naturalistic or primitive religion, without constructed temples or shrines. It depends how you would portray the sacred grove and if the civs can still build proper temples. - Thirdly, the archaeological record is pretty thin on the matter of sacred grove. The evidences are mostly related to locations and places where there is water. A bog, a river, a lake, a well etc. We know that water is particularly important for domestic religion too during the iron age.
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