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3 hours ago, wowgetoffyourcellphone said:

Where cultures can be explored in detail based on a period of time. Say, you as a player choose the Romans as your civ, and the match Host has chosen Classical Epoch, then your Romans would be the Polybian Romans. If the Host has chosen the Medieval Epoch, then your Romans would be the Byzantine Romans. etc. :) 

Sounds like Age of Empires, with the maximum Age option set. I like Age of Empires well enough, so that's not a bad thing.

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25 minutes ago, stanislas69 said:

Yeah, or a ram like the roman trireme.

I don't think they used ramming techniques in naval combat on the Nile. It was focused on missile tactics and trying to board enemy vessels. 

A litteral ram's head (the animal) could actually decorate the tip of the prow. A golden ram with the curved horns. I would urge to only do this for the largest (royal) vessel. 


You can just kind of make out what I mean from the ships in the background of this drawing



And a ritual example of the same thing



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@Alexandermb Thanks for fixing them, while at it can you look at those unused files ? I can't figure whether they should be used or deleted

Unused file 'public/art/animation/other/hele_trireme_fore_sail_idle.dae'
Unused file 'public/art/animation/other/hele_trireme_fore_sail_move.dae'
Unused file 'public/art/meshes/props/hele_trireme_front_sail.dae'
Unused file 'public/art/meshes/props/iber_boat_trisail.dae'
Unused file 'public/art/meshes/structural/celt_fishing_boat_sail.dae'
Unused file 'public/art/textures/skins/props/iber_fishing_sail.png'
Unused file 'public/art/textures/skins/props/iber_sail_b.png'
Unused file 'public/art/textures/skins/props/kart_merchant_sail_blank.png'
Unused file 'public/art/textures/skins/props/pers_trireme_sail_d.dds'
Unused file 'public/art/textures/skins/props/rome_qui_sail.dds'
Unused file 'public/art/textures/skins/props/sail_blank.png'

EDIT: Sorry too slow.


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The new ship models look great. Looking forward to their presentation in future releases.

Is @Alexandermb or other modeler planning to remake the Tessarakonteres since the placeholder is still a Roman five?

@Lion.Kanzen is right, there should be small infantry river transport; unless the trading ships are small enough for such. There's already one for the Han Chinese faction. Since the fisherman's boat only has a garrison size of 1, the occupying actor should be present (visible garrisoning). Same might apply to this kind of transport. Han also visibly garrisons one soldier, including the horse if that unit is a cavalry (Bug?)!

There's the black sails from the legend of Theseus and the Minotaur. Are the use of black sails in battle (such as in the film 300: Rise of an Empire) historically accurate?

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On 28/12/2018 at 9:58 PM, Genava55 said:

I found some nice sketch here:



(for French speaking people, there is a recent documentary about the relation between Aremorica and Britannia regions during the pre-Roman period: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SH-lXCmP3XQ)



On 04/12/2018 at 3:33 PM, Genava55 said:

Topic of the small ships raised on: https://code.wildfiregames.com/D2996

Etruscans smaller ships vs Greek biremes


Etruscan Stele:
Stela from Bologna, detail, relief with a warship : Nachrichtenfoto

Picene ships:




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