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First Empress soldier designs: Anache Pathfinders

Anache Designs “What we’ll essentially be doing is using the hairy bastards’ guerilla tactics against them, but with military organization and training. Typically when the Gan tribes attack, they do so with scattered war bands of thirty to seventy, rather … Continue reading

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First Empress soldier designs: Heavy Skirmishers

Heavy Skirmisher Designs “Men and women with linen cuirasses and oblong shields. Once they’ve exhausted their javelins, we redeploy them to bolster the phalanx or flank enemy formations. They don’t hold the line as solidly as regular hoplites, but they … Continue reading

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First Empress soldier designs: Light Skirmishers

Light Skirmisher Designs Bevren discovered that he was learning a lot about the effectiveness of slings and stones in combat. As slings were cheap to make but time-consuming to master, the captain’s instructors at the officer’s academy had dismissed them … Continue reading

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Empire of Amazonia Faction Mod for Total War: Rome 2

Amazon Hoplites versus Spartan Hoplites, from the Empire of Amazonia, by Shannon I stumbled across an interesting mod for Total War: Rome 2 from their Steam Workshops. It’s called the Empire of Amazonia, a Faction Units mod from the Daughters … Continue reading

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Game Armor Analysis: The Girls of Total War: Rome II, Part 2

Cimbri (central-Germanic) Bow-Women in Creative Assembly’s Daughters of Mars DLC for Total War: Rome II Continued from Part 1. Part of me feels like Daughters of Mars was designed partly with the modding community in mind. The Total War series … Continue reading

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Game Armor Analysis: The Girls of Total War: Rome II, Part 1

Gladiatrix (lady gladiator) versus Gaul in Creative Assembly’s Daughters of Mars DLC for Total War: Rome II I found it mildly amusing back in August when Creative Assembly launched the Daughters of Mars downloadable content for Rome II. The original … Continue reading

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Elvin Archer Leather Armor, by LaGueuse

Elvin Archer Armor, by LaGueuse (photo by Christine Payant) “If your armor has a single weak point, an elven archer can find it.” —From Age of Wonders: Shadow Magic I’ve wanted for a while now to start a category for … Continue reading

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