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SotK's Spain Mod
« on: February 09, 2012, 02:00:47 AM »





So, I mentioned I always thought it would be fun to play as Spain (Carthage crossed with barbarians seemed good). Phoenix said that they are bad, but I tried them out anyway. Sure enough, their unit selection made me want to cry. Just Carthage-lite with some naked guys. Oh and a couple of decent unique units, but they are only available from cities. When a nation that was famed for the prowess of its warriors has RTW's Iberian Infantry as their most easily accessible unit that isn't Town Militia/Peasants, and their only good troops come from a maxed out barracks or a single temple, there is a problem.

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I recently played the swap game with Thrace and was struck by their limited roster and similar to Spain they felt like Macedon-lite with a bit of Dacia thrown in. While this is a bit more exotic than Carthage and naked fanatics, they still didn't feel like they were a faction with their own identity that would give a memorable experience to play as. So I added some hoplites and some more cavalry. Then things escalated!

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Re: SotK's Spain Mod
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2012, 02:07:35 AM »
Excellent work! Now that you've started you cannot stop!  ;D

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Re: SotK's Spain Mod
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2012, 02:37:10 AM »
This is true. Hopefully I won't do my usual running out of motivation trick when I get round to adding these as a custom battle faction to Britannia BC ;) .

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Re: SotK's Spain Mod
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2012, 05:06:54 AM »
Good work SotK. Are you going to put it up for download when you finish?

Of course you'll finish. It's all psychological. ;)
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Re: SotK's Spain Mod
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2012, 06:08:39 AM »
I will yes :) . Its only a small mod so I'm sure I will finish ;) .

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Re: SotK's Spain Mod
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2012, 06:44:28 AM »
As far as a Phalanx goes, the Turdetanii were heavily influenced by both Punic and Hellenic culture. Perhaps they might be a good way to get a phalanx in?

Regarding javelins, I take it you have increased the missile attack to represent that the soliferum was... nasty?

Can't wait to see what else you've been working on.
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Re: SotK's Spain Mod
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2012, 06:55:31 AM »
Hmm. It certainly could work. I know that there was Greek influence, that's why I was thinking about adding phalanx in the first place. You're right though, that's probably a good way to get them in :) .

As for the missiles, armour piercing and good attack ;D .

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Re: SotK's Spain Mod
« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2012, 08:11:26 AM »
Very nice. Consider yourself repped. ;)
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Re: SotK's Spain Mod
« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2012, 11:58:30 PM »
You are definitely skilled in your marketing. I envy. ;)

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Re: SotK's Spain Mod
« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2012, 10:42:57 PM »
Thanks guys!

I was just thinking, would it be a good or bad idea to have more barbarian-style units and a special building to recruit them from rather than recruiting them from temples like in vanilla?

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Re: SotK's Spain Mod
« Reply #10 on: February 13, 2012, 01:15:59 AM »
Hmmm, well what units were you thinking?

But I do agree with having a barracks type thing rather than temples. Temples should be for the absolute elite I think.

EDIT* So just the Bull Warriors from the temples and have Celtiberian swordsmen and perhaps archers from some sort of Mustering Hall type thing.
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« Reply #11 on: February 13, 2012, 01:20:58 AM »
I agree with the both of ye.

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« Reply #12 on: February 13, 2012, 01:31:46 PM »
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Re: SotK's Spain Mod
« Reply #13 on: February 13, 2012, 01:37:33 PM »
Jubal or Marcus, if either of you read this, we need an excited drooling smiley...
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Re: SotK's Spain Mod
« Reply #14 on: February 13, 2012, 01:53:58 PM »
Wish I hadn't looked into making it appear on the battle map though. Settlement plans what even?! D: