Fratres! Three weeks from now, I will be harvesting my crops. Imagine where you will be, and it will be so. Hold the line! Stay with me! If you find yourself alone, riding in the green fields with the sun on your face, do not be troubled. For you are in Elysium, and you are already dead! Fratres. What we do in life echoes in eternity.
ANCIENT EMPIRES ELYSIUM
Ancient Empires Elysium is a Major mod using RTW + BI expansion with 1.6 patch version. For those fans who have been campaigning with the Ancient Empires (AE) big changes are coming! And for those who are new to AEE you are in for a real feast of action with this new mod!
Ancient Empires Elysium is an Epic Mod covering a time span from 280 B.C. to 243 A.D.
I. 21 factions (18 playable)
New symbols for the AEE factions
S.P.Q.R. – The Res Publica Romana
This will be the Roman player controlled faction.
Consuls, Praetors, Censors, Aedils, Senators, Optimates & Populares, and other officials, are some of the representatives of Roman offices and families.
Representatives of Roman aristocratic families. Mainstay of Roman Republic. The Senate abbreviation S.P.Q.R., the Roman republic and empire were governed by Senate and People of Rome, Senatus PopulusQue Romanus. Of course, there were always magistrates and later, emperors who could decide to ignore the Senate, but never for long and at their peril. The Senate’s authority and influence came from the fact that it was the only institution in Ancient Rome that could legitimize power. Without the Senate`s consent, no magistrate or emperor could legaly give an order.
SPQR – Roman Auxilia Cities
Roman Auxilia Cities is being introduced as the Roman Allies faction controlling cities that are not equipped with full status of Roman city. They starts as not hostile faction, but they can turn into enemy trying to use all of their powers to get all political benefits that situation on Italian Peninsula and status of Roman city can give. SPQR Roman Auxilia Cities is also rebel faction to SPQR – Res Publica Romana when certain conditions are fulfilled.
This will be a non-playable faction. Free cities and rebels will make up the Independent States.
Other playable factions include:
Armenia, Bactria, Carthage, Egypt, Epirus, Gaul, Germania, Greek Cities, Iberia, Illyria, Numidia, Macedonia, Parthia, Pontus, Sarmatia, Seleucid Empire, and Thrace.[/b]
II.Totally new map covering the Ancient World that will be epic in size.
NORTHERN ITALY & CISALPINE GAUL / ALPES WITH MT. BLANC
MIDDLE & SOUTHERN ITALY
IBERIA CENTRAL/IB.CENTRAL2/IB.SOUTHERN IBERIA
MOUNT ARARAT / SOMEWHERE IN ASIA MINOR
III. New roman buildings/institutions have been introduced to cater for the faction changes.
New Roman buildings
Comitia Tributa (Tribal Assembly)
Comitia Centuriata (Centuriate Assembly)
Praefectura Pretorio (Praetura)
IV. New map feature is that many more rivers can now be navigated. More inland towns can now build river ports to improve trade.
River barge units have been created to service this trade and help defend the rivers from enemy ships raiding or waterborn invasion.
V. New trade routes have been added
Northern Trade Route (and its higher level) Janter (Amber ) or Plumbum Candidum (tin) road. The Janter road will go from the Southern Coast of the Baltic Sea to Aquileia and coastal towns of the Black Sea. Plumbum Candidum road is part of barbarian trade system leading from so-called Tin Islands to southern coasts of Spain.
Northern Trade Route
Plumbum Candidum (tin) Road
VI. New recruitment system – Romans and Italian Allies, Dual system of military buildings within faction
This recruitment tree has been dovetailed into the building sequence. This will allow for military reforms to be much closer to real history.
New Marian Reforms reforms are buildings and the player will decide when and where he would like the reforms to happen.
Reforms are available to Seleucids, Numidians, and Pontus (historically these factions recruited immitations of Roman legions).
VIII. New environment on the battlefield. New vegetation like trees, shrubs, rocks, flowers
IX. Battles can be fought on the campaign map with new custom locations like temple complexes and historic monuments.
Temple of Zeus in Olympia
Hanging Gardens Of Semiramide (Babylon)
X. A lot of new units (most of all The Roman units and Italian allies) are being reskinned on new heavy 3D models
XI. Roman Legions with names and banners. New Offices as ancillaries
XII. New Walls
XIII. New Roman Republican System of Traits & Ancillaries
RRS – Roman Republican System is based on historical records about Roman magistrates, Cursus honorum, social organization of Roman society, etc. (explained in Traits & Ancillaries Thread)
XIV. Cultures & Beliefs/loyalty feature. Three great cultures: Graeco-Roman, Eastern, Barbaric. System of new traits increasing loyalty, cultural influence, and conversion abilities of characters/spies.
XV. Horde ability. This feature has been added to AEE. The Sarmatian faction will have it, and settlements beware the riders from Hell are coming. The Germanic Faction Has Now Been Given The Horde Feature. Life Is Becoming Very Dangerous.
XVI. NEW LOADING SCREENS
XVII. NEW TURN SYSTEM IS BEING INTRODUCED. WE ARE DEVELOPING IT TO BEAT 66 BC BUG. MARCUS CAMILLUS 4TPY MOD IS BEING RESCRIPTED TO SUIT AEE NEEDS.
The Campaign Timeline Has Been Expanded Thanks To New Turn System.
Imperial Legionarys Are Being Introduced And Weapons Such As Onagers Are Being Made Available.
Revolt Bug Fixed, For AEE. The Aim For AEE is To Have This Mod User Friendly and Bug Free.
Macedon Faction Has Been Curbed. Players Will No Longer Have The Black Plague Spreading Over The Map At The Start Of Campaign.
For magnifcent scenery, grand buildings and epic battles/campaigns ANCIENT EMPIRES ELYSIUM will rank with the best.
Note: To be updated as more information comes through.
What is inside the Ancient Empires Beta? Many unique and original ideas and works. A lot of ideas were prototypes for other mods.[b/][font]
AEE MATERIAL BY LIMES
– AEE new original heavy models and skins of new units for Romans, Roman Rebels, Rebels, Gauls, Thracians, Carthaginians, others (AEE),
– AEE original design new map with real topographical projections (Mt. Olympus – Greece, Alpes with Mt. Blanc, alpine passes, Mt. Ararat – Armenia, Khyber Pass – Afghanistan, part of Himalayas, etc. etc), new names of towns and cities. secret passages, ravines, big mountains, navigable rivers (AEE),
– AEE realistic game environment like trees, skies, shrubs, flowers (AEE),
– AEE unique Navigable Rivers with Ports Mod (AEE),
– AEE unique recruitment system (first metropolis –> auxilia system dependant on reforms and conquer),
– AEE originally designed reforms (AEE),
– AEE republican —> plebeian trait system (AEE),
– AEE changes to AI stuff (AEE),
– AEE trade routes (AEE AI elements),
– AEE new Walls (AEE),
– AEE new 2d art like faction symbols, interface, loading screens, other 2d stuff (AEE),
– AEE custom battlefields (AEE),
– AEE Fire Arrows, Balistas and Torches II Mini-Mod (AEE),
– AEE migration Buildings important natural support for “cultures” feature and social affiliation (AEE),
– AEE Fog & Light System (AEE),
– AEE coded Horde feature (AEE),
– AEE Roman Rebels – “Loyalty” mod (AEE),
– AEE Cultures/religion mod (AEE),
– AEE version of Recruitable Generals (AEE),
– AEE Legions’ names (AEE),
– AEE dismounted Greek Generals Guard (AEE)
– AEE new faction – Epirus (AEE Epirote skins from KALI),
– a lot of others I forgot…
AEE MATERIAL BY LIMES BASED ON GREAT IDEAS
OR MATERIAL OF OTHER MODDERS
– AEE version of Chaotica’s Metropolis Mod (AEE – Draknar’s mod, AE – Chaotica),
– AEE Modded Naval Mod by Desaix (Draknar’s mod, Desaix),
– AEE new Progress Bar (AEE version of Ahmose’s project),
AEE MATERIAL BY OTHERS
– many units used in Rome Total Realism Gold (RTR Team)
– Unified Animation Pack by Panama Red (joined and reworked by former member of AE Team Panama Red51; animations made by Trajan and EuropaBarbarorum Team),
– AEE modified Marcus Camillus 4 Turns Per Year Mod 1.9.3,
– Sinuhet’s Formations or Darth Formations v.16.0
– Horses skins and models made by Pinarius,
– Large Forts by lt1956,
– And lots of other material.
It’s strongly recommended to use CC LITE MUSIC MOD. I love this mod and this mod loves Ancient Empires .
TO BE CONTINUED…