Total War: ROME II - Emperor Edition

Total War: ROME II - Emperor Edition

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ROMAN HARPAX + Melee triremes, naval warfare realism
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Dec 18, 2013 @ 5:08am
Mar 30, 2014 @ 12:48pm
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ROMAN HARPAX + Melee triremes, naval warfare realism

***My other mod, melee triremes has been added to this mod, in order to try and create a much need progresive overhaul of the naval warfare mechanics the game lacks***


The roman harpax, was a type of ballista attached to the boat (as normal ballistas), BUT with the difference that it fires harpoons, harpoons that are tied with a rope, so when they impact into the enemy ship, the roman crew of the ship with the harpax can pull them near to be able to board them.
This mod was made with CA files, the harpax was a cuted feature of the game, but with some modding Ive been able to introduce it into battles, and IT WORKS!

-To use it you have to order your harpax ship to board an enemy ship (not to ram it). Even if the harpax unit doesnt have the "fire at will" button as other artillery units, it will get into range and then it while fire the harpax, maintaining static while the enemy ship is pulled near until they start board it.
This mod replaces the roman six boat, and also replaces the triari crew, for a cohor of legionaries. I havent tested it yet on the campaign map but it should be recruitable.


Before the first Punic War triremes were one of the most common ships in the known world, even when Rome became an Empire, triremes were the most common ship used in their navy.
The vanilla Rome 2 only has missile triremes, which are rarely usefull and very ahistorical (romans normally boarded enemy ships engaging in melee).
Thats why this mods adds melee triremes to ALL factions that had missile triremes in their rooster (all but nomadic and barbarians) playable and unplayable with their respective realistic crews.

-Changes unit caps from 1 to unlimited.
-Fixed missing names of boats XD.

-Added melee triremes mod
-Now Harpax units dont overwrite roman hexaremes, they have its own place :D
-Harpax crew changed from legionaries to principes for balance purpouses
-Melee triremes no longuer are called "missile trieres"
-Compatible with Beta 8.1
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TopHat Dec 29, 2016 @ 3:53am 
please add to campaign!
Marc Antony Dec 22, 2016 @ 5:22am 
i love the idea
gwagaba Sep 21, 2016 @ 9:46am 
hey is this mod updated and compatable with radious?
Ademarrr Apr 22, 2016 @ 11:29am 
Hi can you so something to make it recruitable?i have some bugs too like sometimes the ship get bugged and dont move during all match. To finish it should be great to take it on a investigation to recruit it and if we evolve principes to legionaries and then to legionarie cohort the ship should do the same! It wanna be cool and other thing, can you make more short the range it is abusive and irreal, good mod guy ;)
dictatorofusa Mar 15, 2016 @ 4:18am 
Can you update this mod please,i would like to try this out :)
DarkKnight Oct 28, 2015 @ 2:19pm 
can't recruit in campaigns please fix i would actually play navy battles instead of autoresolve if i had this
alex Jan 3, 2015 @ 8:41pm 
Is it still possible to recruit harpax ships in the campaign? If yes what buildings do i need?
Bakhan Jan 2, 2015 @ 1:47pm 
Is it possible to manually aim the Harpax Gun, like other Arty?
Gluteus maximus Nov 26, 2014 @ 6:25pm 
Manager says there are no Conlicts and the Units never come up??
geoffrey68200 Oct 26, 2014 @ 10:57am 
update? : D