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neo_deus
Legionary
posted 29 April 2009 21:42 EDT (US)         
The Eastern Provinces




After the wars against the Seleucid Empire some of the cities in Syria were somewhat absorbed into the roman sphere. The truth, however, is that Rome, represented by its Senate, as always been reluctant to create new provinces, thus increasing its bureaucracy and was happy to let those cities be governed by local Etnarchs or even pro-Roman princes from defeated households, as long as they keep paying tribute and wont do anything that goes against the Senate's interestes there.
Now, however, with the war against Pontus and the always threatening Parthians expanding untill the point of reaching roman borders the necessity for a firm and capable command demands that someone from the senatorial ranks is sent to the Eastern Provinces in order to establish order and defend them at all costs.

The Senate has sent a Proconsul there with orders to hault the armies of Pontus if they try to invade. Also its his duty to begin diplomatic conversations with the Parthians to remind them of the pact they signed with Sulla, representing the Senate, not so many years ago, and to act accordingly if they don't want to remember.

It's not an easy job. The Senate has already three different wars to fight so its not likely to be able to help with money or troops. So it's up to whoever is in command to act, and act quickly.


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Unit Roster

1 - City Guards


2 - Velites


3 - Auxilia


Eastern Auxilia


4 - Legionaries


Stables
Roman Cavalry


Siege Engineer
1 - Onagers, Ballistas, Scorpions.

2 - Heavy Onagers, Repeating Ballistas.

The Officers
General, Aquilifer, Standard Bearer and Centurion





Territories



The Eastern Provinces are roman so will have access to roman temples as well as to the system of "foreign temple construction".
They start allied with the Roman Republic and probably as a client kingdomm, and will receive sproradic reinforcements from the Senate
Although the rule of "legionaries are only recruited in Italy" also applies to here, they will start with one city capable of recruiting them.

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[This message has been edited by neo_deus (edited 12-12-2009 @ 12:28 PM).]

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vampiric canniba
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posted 05 May 2009 00:23 EDT (US)     1 / 12       
It's a great idea,though you may wish to change the banner.
Perhaps it would be a good idea to let legionaries be recruited in say, Greece, if you conquer it.

Will you be able to rebel? (new type civil war for your mod...)

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neo_deus
Legionary
posted 05 May 2009 16:53 EDT (US)     2 / 12       
They will be able to revolt, yes. Though not right away. I want to implement some kind of script to only allow the revolt after some requisits have been met.
About the legionary recruitment, I'm thinking about include something that would be some sort of "cultural assimilation", i.e., after the territory reaches a certain level, and has a certain number of buildings at a certain level, a "building" will be available for construction that will allow the recruitment of legionaries. However, the cities that will have this cultural assimilation will be very rare, at least for the romans.
Why do you say to change the banner colour?

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Keimetha tois keinon rhemasi peithomenoi.

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vampiric canniba
Legionary
posted 06 May 2009 01:21 EDT (US)     3 / 12       
I don't want you to change the colour,but it is the Indians from Alexander,so maybe the Brutii or WRE/ERE could be in order.

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Ancient Zoro
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posted 06 May 2009 08:47 EDT (US)     4 / 12       
Lol, the Indians get owned so easily.
neo_deus
Legionary
posted 06 May 2009 13:27 EDT (US)     5 / 12       
I chose it because it has a eastern look <: blue and goldish. ERE and WRE symbols have the cross, so I couldn't use them even if I wanted to. Too historical innacurate.

O xelin angellein Lakedaimoniois hoti tede
Keimetha tois keinon rhemasi peithomenoi.

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neo_deus
Legionary
posted 12 October 2009 08:40 EDT (US)     6 / 12       
Here's a small sample of how the Eastern Provinces' troops will look like.



O xelin angellein Lakedaimoniois hoti tede
Keimetha tois keinon rhemasi peithomenoi.

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[This message has been edited by neo_deus (edited 10-12-2009 @ 08:42 AM).]

vampiric canniba
Legionary
posted 14 October 2009 02:27 EDT (US)     7 / 12       
Those look surprisingly awesome. And the deus-meister is back. YAYAYAYAYYYYY!!!!

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neo_deus
Legionary
posted 14 October 2009 06:45 EDT (US)     8 / 12       
Thank you, Canniba

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matt will
Legionary
posted 14 October 2009 11:55 EDT (US)     9 / 12       
Your back, YAY!!!

My Gondor hotseat campaign. Please Help!

Under the White Tree A Gondor short story on the fall of Minas Tirith.
neo_deus
Legionary
posted 14 October 2009 13:18 EDT (US)     10 / 12       
Yes I am, matt

Heard about Nile, TW. A shame :s

I actually had an idea some time ago for a mod about that time period. Maybe when Spartacus is finished we could have a talk? <:

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Keimetha tois keinon rhemasi peithomenoi.

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matt will
Legionary
posted 14 October 2009 15:17 EDT (US)     11 / 12       
Mabey but I'm going to stop modding for a while except a unit here or there that I want to make.

And the NTW files can be used if anyone needs them in a mod. Also I think you would be able to get a sub-forum at The Exilian since one of the admins contacted me not long after NTW died.

My Gondor hotseat campaign. Please Help!

Under the White Tree A Gondor short story on the fall of Minas Tirith.
neo_deus
Legionary
posted 14 October 2009 17:04 EDT (US)     12 / 12       
Well, that's not for a while, I still have to finish STW. If I ever start it.

O xelin angellein Lakedaimoniois hoti tede
Keimetha tois keinon rhemasi peithomenoi.

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