Joey CA  [developer] Aug 14, 2014 @ 6:22am
ROME II Free-LC & Daughters of Mars DLC
Hey Guys

ROME II players will find their game updated via Steam today at 4pm BST with a new, free content pack (which may explain our tweets yesterday). The August Warriors Update adds unique units such as the Hex-Bearers, Amazonian Riders and Scythian Noblewomen to several playable factions, and includes a significant upgrade to the Suebi roster.


Also available for purchase today, the Daughters of Mars Unit Pack brings fearsome new warriors to ROME II. Whether in defence of their homelands or called upon to fulfil their part in glorious conquest, female combatants featured throughout the ancient world. Adding a swift and deadly mix of fighting styles and abilities to the fray, generals will wisely place value on those who aspire to be the avatars of the war gods themselves!

Daughters of Mars expands the faction rosters of Rome, the Lusitani, Suebi and Sparta. These new units can also be hired as mercenaries from specific provinces, whichever faction you play as.

Full details below:

Free August Warriors Update Pack

To complement the Daughters of Mars unit pack, we’ve also updated ROME II to add several new units, including female warriors for the first time, and a small yet significant roster-update for the Suebi.

Free female warrior units:

· Hex-Bearers (infantry, sword and shield): new Suebi garrison unit.
Ambushing from hidden woodland positions, the sword-armed Hex Bearers strike terror into the hearts of the enemy.

· Amazonian Riders (cavalry, bow): can be recruited by Royal Scythia, or as mercenaries in Sarmatia, Ponto-Caspia and Scythia.
With excellent bow-range and able to form Cantabrian Circle, Amazonian Riders are adept at keeping the enemy at arm’s length.

· Scythian Noblewomen (cavalry, bow): can be recruited by Royal Scythia
Trained to resist fatigue, and with superior morale born of their station, Scythian Noblewomen can outlast most combatants in a long fight.


Free Suebi roster-update units:

· Horse Runners (infantry, javelin skirmishers):
These fleet-of-foot warriors can strike hard and fast from cover, making them the elite of the Suebi skirmishers.

· Spear Wall (infantry, spear and shield):
The most defensive spear unit in the Suebi roster, Spear Wall is a bulwark against even
the most powerful cavalry.

· Round Shield Swordsmen (infantry, sword and shield):
Their high weapon damage makes the Round Shield Swordsmen fearsome combatants who punch above their weight.

· Riders of the Hunt (cavalry, spear):
Few warriors have faced a charge from these terrifying, frenzied horsemen and lived to tell the tale.

Daughters of Mars Unit Pack


Athena, Bellona, Andraste, Mars: whichever war deity these soldiers pledged their lives to receiv1ed a solemn promise of victory in the face of even the most formidable enemies. Whether in defence of their homelands, or called upon to fulfil their part in glorious conquest, female combat units featured throughout the ancient world. Adding a swift and deadly mix of fighting styles and abilities to the fray, generals will wisely place value on those who aspire to be the avatar of the war goddess herself.



Gladiatrices

Can be recruited by Rome, or as mercenaries in Italia.

Honed to a razor-edge through countless drills and contests in the arena, Gladiators and Gladiatrices are ruthless and skilled brawlers. Their sledgehammer approach to melee brooks no compromise, and in the right circumstances, they can inflict heavy losses on traditional soldiery. Heavily armoured and disciplined, Gladiatrices are more formidable defenders than their arena-trained male counterparts, and every bit their equals in their lust for battle.

Mercenary Ku♥♥♥♥e shieldwomen

Can be recruited as mercenaries in Aethiopia.

The fiercely independent Ku♥♥♥♥e Nubians are a geopolitical force to be reckoned with. Their mounted archers and skilled infantry have repelled Roman advances on multiple occasions, ably demonstrating their proficiency in large-scale battle. The zealous, spear-armed warriors of the Ku♥♥♥♥e Shieldwomen are agile and deadly; able to strike swiftly from woodlands and trained to form up effectively in defence, cavalry commanders would be wise to fear them.


Lusitani Swordswomen

Can be recruited by The Lusitani, or as mercenaries in Lusitania.

Honed by generations of conflict and rightly feared for their lightning ambush tactics, The Lusitani have built a reputation as excellent guerrilla warriors. Trained to advance under the whittling fire provided by the Cantabrian Circle, their swift and hard-hitting Swordswomen are adept at exploiting woodlands to remain hidden while they move. When the charge comes, it is sudden, frenzied and terrifying; though used carefully, Lusitani Swordswomen can also mount a formidable defence.


Cimbri Bow-Women

Can be recruited by The Suebi.

Like many Germanic tribes, the dense woodlands of northern Europe have impelled the Suebi to develop superior guerrilla warfare techniques. Adept at making the most of cover and striking from a hidden position, the Cimbri Bow-Women are amongst the finest archers the Suebi can field. With superior weapon range and damage, they can wreak havoc before they are even detected. If attacked directly however, they can give a better account of themselves in melee than their principal role suggests.


Spear Gladiatrices

Can be recruited by Rome, or as mercenaries in Italia.

Bringing the bloodthirsty and brutal melee techniques of the arena to the battlefield, Gladiatrices make excellent shock-troops. When armed with spears, these warriors gain a defensive edge over their sword-wielding battle-sisters, making them better prepared in the face of an assault. Arranged effectively, they can stop the hammer-blow of a cavalry charge in its tracks, and their frenzied riposte can inflict horrific casualties.


Gorgo’s Skirmishers

Can be recruited by Sparta, or as mercenaries in Hellas.

The citizens of Sparta were among the finest infantry in the ancient world. With the Helots performing the ‘lesser’ functions of society such as agriculture, Spartan warriors were free to engage in the all-encompassing pursuit of excellence in combat. Athletics and weapon-drills were not the sole preserve of men, however. Faster-firing and heavier-hitting than standard sling-wielding units, Gorgo’s Skirmishers make a valuable addition to any Spartan force.

Spearwomen

Can be recruited by The Suebi, or as mercenaries in Suebia, Silesia, and Magna Germania.

Independent, proud, and with powerful gods watching over them, The Germanic peoples are famed for their ferocious warriors. The women of the Suebi are no exception, and carry the will of the tribe into battle as ably as the men. Standing side-by-side with their Suebian Spear-Brothers, Spearwomen are exquisite defenders, capable of blunting a charge and instilling fear in the enemies of the tribe. Their training lends them versatility however, and they can quickly switch to an offensive role as the situation demands.

Happy Gaming,

Joey CA
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Rogue Aug 14, 2014 @ 6:48am 
Aethiopia women are censored... lol
Warface Aug 14, 2014 @ 6:49am 
Yay, new Suebian units! I have been hoping for something extra for the Suebi, before I properly play a Suebi campaign :)
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explox Aug 14, 2014 @ 7:06am 
Can't be worse than the "Beasts of war DLC", right?
acare84 Aug 14, 2014 @ 7:08am 
What about the price?
CommodusIV Aug 14, 2014 @ 7:42am 
"reciev1ed" About midway through. (just fyi)

Lol the censorship....
Foxtrot Aug 14, 2014 @ 7:47am 
thanks!
acare84 Aug 14, 2014 @ 8:15am 
So DLC is $2.99. Great price CA, will purchase it for sure.
Ally B and the Ghost Protocol Aug 14, 2014 @ 8:21am 
Originally posted by Spectre:
My respect for CA is wavering, this DLC is a shameful display.

Yet not enough to keep you from putting 1710 hours on record in one of their games.
Koizumi Aug 14, 2014 @ 8:44am 
o.0 sounds good about time some female units pop
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Scaramanga Aug 14, 2014 @ 9:29am 
Nice update glad you got ai fixed in the end
Joey CA  [developer] Aug 14, 2014 @ 9:34am 
None relevant posts deleted. Keep it on topic and stop bickering.
IRMcG Aug 14, 2014 @ 9:39am 
Thanks. I tend to steer clear of the "fantasy" units in my TW campaigns, but a number of these are quite welcome and more free stuff is always good :)
★Mystery☆☆Man★ Aug 14, 2014 @ 9:43am 
Thanks CA
Ulpian Heritor Aug 14, 2014 @ 10:00am 
So instead of giving us a true DLC which focuses on actual history, CA instead focuses on being politically correct by giving us this unit pack based on myth. No thanks.
Rolo Aug 14, 2014 @ 10:02am 
Joey, can we get an official position on CA's attitude to fixing politics? I think it's fair to say that it's now the only truly broken element and is essentially pointless in its current form.
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