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Topic Subject: Hoplites and Phalangites
posted 24 November 2009 01:42 EDT (US)   
In the extended cultures mod there are 2 units hoplites and phalangites. Whats the difference? From what i can see the hoplites hold their spears/sarissa things above their heads
posted 24 November 2009 05:59 EDT (US)     1 / 4  
phalanxes are similar to vanilla phalanxes, hoplites are now the greek main forces and combine the bonus vs cavalry with agility now, hoplites dont hold any formation in battle and are more like regular infantry of other civs like swordmen or princeps
posted 24 November 2009 10:13 EDT (US)     2 / 4  
Moved to Extended Cultures forum.

posted 24 November 2009 12:14 EDT (US)     3 / 4  
Hoplites fight in the traditional Greek phalanx formation, whereas the phalangites fight in a Macedonian phalanx.

In game terms, this means hoplites are slightly better on the attack, since they don't rely on the RTW phalanx. They are also more mobile because of that.

Veni, Vidi, well... you know.

Extended Cultures, A modification of RTW.

Si hoc legere posses, Latinam linguam scis.
ɪf ju kŠn ɹid ­ɪs, ju noʊ liŋgwɪstɪks.
posted 10 January 2010 04:00 EDT (US)     4 / 4  
Also, if you're using the BI exe they can form the shield wall, a very useful defensive formation.
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