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Gaius Julius Caesar, anyone?

This reminds of being a kid in the 90's, playing the NBA games for Sega Genesis.  You pick the Chicago Bulls and guess what, THERE'S NO MICHAEL JORDAN.  The most famous basketball player ever. 

Caesar isn't blocking the use of his likeness for copyright, is he?

Come on, we need a hero to keep the OP Gauls and Britons in line

 

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I kind of agree.

A cool idea for Romans would be to have 4 different Roman factions, kind of like a unique bonus:

- Republican

- Triumvirate (Caesar is here)

- Principate

- Dominate

The player in game setup would choose "Romans" as their faction, but when the game launches this player can then choose one of the 4 eras of Romans. That way all the other players only know that they have chosen Romans, not which era they're playing.

Can do this with a couple other factions too. For instance, the Macedonians could have the choice between two major dynasties, the Argeads (Philip, Alexander, et al.) or the Antigonids (Demetrius, Perseus, et al.). Persians can choose between Achaemenids and Sassanids

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@Philip the Swaggerless It was in the design doc for the "Roman Pre Imperial" civ which was then split in "Republicans" and "Imperials".

See https://trac.wildfiregames.com/wiki/Civ%3A_Romans_PreImp?version=1


Maximus

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  • Name: Quinctus Fabius Maximus “Cunctator”. – unit design is done, ready to go
  • Class: Hero1.
  • Hacker Armament: Short Sword.
  • Appearance:
  • Garb: Light iron armour; elaborate but functional.
  • Helmet: None.
  • Shield: Medium wooden and leathered slightly rectangular shield.
  • Figure(s): -
  • Mount: Light white slightly armoured horse.
  • History: Dictator for six months during the Second Punic War. Instead of attacking the most powerful Hannibal, he started a very effective war of attrition against him.
  • Garrison: 2.
  • Function: -
  • Special:
  • "Hero" Aura increases the Army’s Fire Rate and Movement Rate (it affects all the soldiers for a range or 10 tiles).

 

 


Sulla

Spoiler

 

  • Name: Sulla.
  • Class: Hero2.
  • Hacker Armament: Sword (Gladius).
  • Appearance:
  • Garb: Lorica hamata with medals hung over it; elaborate but functional. Iron greaves.
  • Helmet: Attic helmet with feather tufts and medium crest. Soldier on right is reference for any Heroes that use this style of Attic helmet.
  • Shield: Medium wooden and leathered slightly rectangular shield.
  • Figure(s): -
  • Mount: Black horse with metal chanfron.
  • History: Roman general and dictator (137 BC – 78 BC), who never lost a battle. Distinguishing himself during the Jugurthine War, Sulla later fought in the Social War and was given command in the east against king Mithridates VI of Pontus. After the successful outcome of the war, he returned to Italy, crushed his opponents and had himself proclaimed dictator with unlimited powers. Sulla sought to restore the waning might of the Republic and wrote a new constitution, thereafter resigning from power.
  • Garrison: 2.
  • Function: -
  • Special:
  • "Hero" Aura gives +1 attack to all cavalry units and –1 attack to enemy infantry within 10 tiles.

 

 


Scipio

Spoiler

 

 

  • Name: Scipio Africanus.
  • Class: Hero3.
  • Hacker Armament: Gladius.
  • Appearance:
  • Garb: Muscled cuirass. Greaves.
  • Helmet: Attic helmet with large crest. Soldier on right is reference for any Heroes that use this style of Attic helmet.
  • Shield: None.
  • Figure(s): -
  • History: He was the first really successful Roman general. His campaigns in Spain and Africa helped to bring Carthage to its knees during the Second Punic War. He defeated Hannibal at the Battle of Zama in 202 BC.
  • Garrison: 1.
  • Function: -
  • Special:
  • "Hero" Aura strongly increases attack and morale of nearby units (6 squares).
  • In case of death of this unit, all the units in a radius of 10 squares will suffer a huge morale decrease and they’ll never recover.

 

 

Julius

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(file Julius Caesar below for use in Part II; he falls more within Early Empire, in the Marian era; is replaced with Scipio Africanus)

  • Name: Julius Caesar.
  • Class: Hero3.
  • Hacker Armament: Long Sword (Spatha).
  • Appearance:
  • Garb: Muscled cuirass with pteruges (straps that hang from the waist of the cuirass and from the top edge of the shoulders of the cuirass) and Gorgon head over solar plexus with purple ribbon tied around chest; elaborate but functional (similar to Maximus from first battle in Gladiator, minus lorica segmentata strips over shoulders (pauldron), beard and wolf skin). Silver-coloured greaves.
  • Helmet: Attic helmet with large crest. Soldier on right is reference for any Heroes that use this style of Attic helmet.
  • Shield: None.
  • Figure(s): Long purple cloak.
  • Mount: Chestnut horse with elaborate metal chanfron.
  • History: Roman statesman and dictator (102 BC – 44 BC). Making his name as a leader of the populars, Caesar conquered Gaul and defeated Gnay Pompey and his supporters in a civil war. During his brief reign as a dictator, Caesar reformed the calendar, founded new colonies and planned vast building programmes and a military campaign against Parthia. Assassinated by a group of senators led by Brutus and Cassius, he was later deified and his name gradually became a royal title.
  • Garrison: 2.
  • Function: -
  • Special:
  • "Hero" Aura strongly increases attack and morale of nearby units (6 squares).
  • In case of death of this unit, all the units in a radius of 10 squares will suffer a huge morale decrease and they’ll never recover.

 

 

The he disappeared from Republicans and Imperials as he is between

https://trac.wildfiregames.com/wiki/Civ%3A_Romans_Republican#ROMANHEROES

https://trac.wildfiregames.com/wiki/Civ%3A_Romans_Imperial#ROMANHEROES

 

So we come to the conclusion of @wowgetoffyourcellphone above. See also

https://wildfiregames.com/forum/index.php?/topic/19819-marian-reforms/&tab=comments#comment-306596

(but that time it was 3 sub civs, now it's 4 ;-))

 

 

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1 hour ago, wowgetoffyourcellphone said:

I kind of agree.

A cool idea for Romans would be to have 4 different Roman factions, kind of like a unique bonus:

- Republican

- Triumvirate (Caesar is here)

- Principate

- Dominate

The player in game setup would choose "Romans" as their faction, but when the game launches this player can then choose one of the 4 eras of Romans. That way all the other players only know that they have chosen Romans, not which era they're playing.

Can do this with a couple other factions too. For instance, the Macedonians could have the choice between two major dynasties, the Argeads (Philip, Alexander, et al.) or the Antigonids (Demetrius, Perseus, et al.). Persians can choose between Achaemenids and Sassanids

This would be more easy with Screen to Choose ... Like Hyrule mod.

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On 7/31/2019 at 2:26 AM, wowgetoffyourcellphone said:

I kind of agree.

A cool idea for Romans would be to have 4 different Roman factions, kind of like a unique bonus:

- Republican

- Triumvirate (Caesar is here)

- Principate

- Dominate

The player in game setup would choose "Romans" as their faction, but when the game launches this player can then choose one of the 4 eras of Romans. That way all the other players only know that they have chosen Romans, not which era they're playing.

Can do this with a couple other factions too. For instance, the Macedonians could have the choice between two major dynasties, the Argeads (Philip, Alexander, et al.) or the Antigonids (Demetrius, Perseus, et al.). Persians can choose between Achaemenids and Sassanids

I get it now that a particular time frame has been chosen for the Romans, but it's a little goofy that they have to fight Gauls from Caesar's time frame.  So, the option to choose between different versions of Romans would be an excellent solution!  This would be awesome.  I don't think it should be hidden from other players, though. 

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