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neo_deus
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posted 28 May 2009 13:17 EDT (US)         
Egypt




After the death of Alexander the Great the empire he had
created tottered and fell into disarray with remarkable speed. His empire was the largest ever seen, and the generals struggled against each other for the ultimate prize that none of them was quite strong enough to gain. The Diadochi, or Successors, were only strong enough to hold together fragments of Alexander’s empire.

Egypt was one part of that empire and by anyone’s standards it is an ancient land. It is now ruled by Greek Pharaohs, the descendants of Ptolemy I, one of Alexander’s able generals. The Ptolemaic dynasty adjusted rapidly to Egyptian ways and adopted the many of the royal ways of the Pharaohs - including divine status and marriage between the Pharaoh and his sister in each generation. All the succeeding Pharaohs have been called Ptolemy, and their sisters (more often than not) Cleopatra in the Egyptian fashion.

However, this is not the Egypt that Alexander and Ptolemy Soter have created. The lands of the Nile have been devastated by wars against it's neighbours and by civil wars between the claimants to the throne, and the Ptolemaic Royal House, that once ruled in Cyrenaica, Syria and Anatolia, now counts only with Cyprus amongst it's foreign posessions, and the current King is only so because Sulla made him so.

Rome is always a threat, but there are closer threats. Parthia, Pontus and Armenia all look with envy to Egypt and would do whatever it takes to get their hands on its lands. If Egypt can defeat it's enemies and take back the lands that were once theirs, then the Ptolemaic House can rule again a great empire and make Alexandria the Capital of the World.


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Egypt Unit roster

Barracks
Level 1 - Levy Spearmen


Level 2 - Machimoi (thank you, Andalus, for the armour for these


Level 3 - Hellenic Infantry


Level 4 - Ptolemaic Legionaries


Level 5 - Basilikon Agema






Stables
Level 1 -

Level 2 - Machimoi Cavalry


Level 3 - Agema Cavalry




Level 4 - Elephants







Level 5 - Companions



Archery Range
Level 1 - Skirmishers


Level 2 - Archers


Level 3 -

Level 4 - Onagers

Level 5 - Heavy Onagers




Ports (depending on the region)

Cretan Archers*





Galatian Mercenaries*



* - Cretan Archers will be available to recruit on Alexandria and Cyprus' port, Galatian Mercenaries only in Cyprus.

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

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[This message has been edited by neo_deus (edited 03-17-2010 @ 11:50 PM).]

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Andalus
Legionary
posted 28 May 2009 14:28 EDT (US)     1 / 15       
Nice preview. I think you should go for version 2 of the Agema Guards, the one with just the sun.
neo_deus
Legionary
posted 28 May 2009 19:21 EDT (US)     2 / 15       
Thanks, Andalus. The version two is my favourite too.

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

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Arkrai
Legionary
posted 28 May 2009 20:19 EDT (US)     3 / 15       
Looks pretty good. Are the Nubian Infantry going to be able to do phalanx formation?

Also, I noticed you didn't include chariots. Good choice
neo_deus
Legionary
posted 28 May 2009 21:18 EDT (US)     4 / 15       
They wont. I decided that a very, very small number of units will be able to phalanx, but the nubians aren't one of them.
And chariots are only for the Celts

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

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Hussarknight
Seraph Emeritus
posted 29 May 2009 09:38 EDT (US)     5 / 15       
Another preview! The rate at which you make these is very impressive. Good work on those units, they look excellent.

          Hussarknight
neo_deus
Legionary
posted 29 May 2009 19:49 EDT (US)     6 / 15       
Thank you, Hussarknight

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Keimetha tois keinon rhemasi peithomenoi.

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vampiric canniba
Legionary
posted 02 June 2009 00:15 EDT (US)     7 / 15       
Why don't you use a couple of the XGM Ptolemaic units?

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neo_deus
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posted 02 June 2009 12:08 EDT (US)     8 / 15       
I was never able to install XGM, so I'm not familiar with its units.

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Keimetha tois keinon rhemasi peithomenoi.

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Andalus
Legionary
posted 02 June 2009 16:28 EDT (US)     9 / 15       
They are more or less the same as Macedonian units, by a different name with slightly different skins. So, Machimoi and Cleruch Phalangites instead of Levy and normal Phalangites, for example. For an elite unit there is the Basilikon Guard, which is an overhand-attack hoplite unit. I think that one might be worth asking Dime if you could use.

[This message has been edited by Andalus (edited 06-02-2009 @ 04:29 PM).]

neo_deus
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posted 03 June 2009 11:05 EDT (US)     10 / 15       
Do you happen to have a SS of it? <:

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Keimetha tois keinon rhemasi peithomenoi.

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Andalus
Legionary
posted 06 June 2009 10:05 EDT (US)     11 / 15       
From left to right: Machimoi Phalangites, Cleruch Phalangites, Basilikon Guard


There are also some Ethiopian Axemen units, one of which is a merc/auxiliary, and the second is recruitable by Egypt.

[This message has been edited by Andalus (edited 06-06-2009 @ 10:12 AM).]

neo_deus
Legionary
posted 10 June 2009 16:25 EDT (US)     12 / 15       
Thank you, Andalus.

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

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vampiric canniba
Legionary
posted 13 June 2009 05:03 EDT (US)     13 / 15       
*shamelessly masquerades as Andalus*
Why thank you Neo Deus, it was my utmost pleasure.

you like something both hardcore and whack
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masterbrett12345
Banned
posted 06 July 2009 19:17 EDT (US)     14 / 15       
lol vampic canniba egypt should have low powerd chariot archers as that was one of the troops that rameses 1 or 2 built to defeat egypts main enemy
vampiric canniba
Legionary
posted 06 July 2009 23:09 EDT (US)     15 / 15       
But by the time the mod is in, it was ruled by Macedonians, and they used Hellenic units adapted to the climate.

you like something both hardcore and whack
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