Like playing Thrace? Tired of their lousy unit roster and even poorer temple selection? Well, this mod is for you then.
Thrace: The Serpent Reborn gives Thrace a much needed makeover. It adds several new units: Thracian Peltasts, Thracian Infantry, and Thracian Noble Cavalry. It also dramatically changes the old Bastarnae, and has a new skin for the Early General. It also removes the Falxmen to give Thrace and Dacia more unique feels.
TtSR also changes the Thracian temple lineup, removing the Ares Temple, and adding ones of Kotys (War), Bendis (Hunting), and Sabazios (Law). It also increases the happiness bonus granted by the Dionysos (Fun) temples.
There are new priest and priestess ancillaries to go along with these new temples. Likewise, there is a special legendary artifact included as well, which only Thracian Generals may possess.
A few other factions have received changes as well. Dacia has had its temple of Bendis changed into one of hunting to match that of Thrace. Also the early and late general skins of the other Greek factions have been changed.
Thrace: The Serpent Reborn is for RTW version 1.5, and uses mod:switch, so it will not alter any of your original game files.
TtSR is actually a very small part of Amazon: Total War, which can also be downloaded here at TWH: http://rtw.heavengames.com/downloads/showfile.php?fileid=4362
It also has a dedicated forum here: http://rtw.heavengames.com/cgi-bin/forums/display.cgi?action=t&fn=33&f=33,,0,100
So if you like The Serpent Reborn, check out ATW as well.
Now here are some pictures to look at while you wait for the download:
I like it, the Thracians are more well balanced and more fun to play with. I especially like the Noble Cavalry; bombarding Carthaginians with javelins then unleashing the rhompias on them was fun. Preferred the old bastarnae though.