Total War: ROME II - Emperor Edition

Total War: ROME II - Emperor Edition

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DEI Submod - Peter Connolly's Roman Republic
 
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DEI Submod - Peter Connolly's Roman Republic

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There's a fairly well known book by ancient history scholar and illustrator, the late Peter Connolly called, "The Roman Army". On the first few pages is a beautiful watercolour of the Battle of Pydna in 168 BC, depicting the Roman manipular legion against the Macedonian phalanx. That watercolour and Peter Connolly's vision of Polybian legionaries is what I've based this pack on.
What's new?
Reskinned Montefortino or Etrusco/Italo-Corinthian helmets for legionaries, Kaziel's crests and feathers for each line, tinned scale armour and combination of Hellenic helmets for officers, a combination of pectoral and Kaziel's mail armour for everyone else and, finally, a colourful mix of tunics and Kaziel's awesome scuta.
Peter Connolly was an archaeologist and it seems he firmly based his idea of the Roman soldier on contemporary accounts and physical evidence - recovered artifacts, Roman and Italian sculpture and paintings, depictions on coins and the writings of Polybius. It's quite likely that Polybian legionaries would've worn a much wider variation of kit than he envisioned, but funnily enough, the evidence doesn't actually support it. In fact, a case for the homogenisation of the pre-Marian Republican legion could be argued quite strongly due to the likelihood that the best patterns of kit would've been worn by everyone who could afford it. Montefortino and Etrusco/Italo-Corinthian helmets were extremely popular, as evidenced by the number of physical finds and depictions in art, so it's possible to infer that nearly all legionaries would've worn them. Either way, I really like Peter Connolly's interpretation and it's been fun bringing his work to life in-game.

The assets and textures here are the work of their respective authors - the Divide et Impera team, True Legions (with Atilla's kind permission), Kaziel and Creative Assembly. All I've done is edit a few textures and compile some varient meshes.
Make sure you're running the latest version of Divide et Impera and double check this pack is a priority in your load order.

Roma Invicta!
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51 Comments
TheIronMenace Nov 4 @ 4:43pm 
Will you ever update this? I absolutley love this mod your hastati skin is the best out there
Rex-Fox Aug 20 @ 10:16am 
Please Update
Debby Jade, Synth, LAPDPD Mar 22 @ 1:59pm 
You're welcome. Take your time, I'll survive without the mod even if it makes my DEI experience so much better. Lol
RobbStark  [author] Mar 22 @ 1:46pm 
Yeah, I'm a huge fan of his work. I'm making slow progess, but when it's done it's done. Thanks for your kind words, mate.
Debby Jade, Synth, LAPDPD Mar 20 @ 8:33pm 
Alright, I understand. I'll eagerly be awaiting it though, as (what I now realize is his) Peter Connoly's art is something I absolutely adored as a kid and is one reason why I love the pre-Marian Roman Republican legions so much.
RobbStark  [author] Mar 20 @ 11:48am 
Roger that, dude. Not sure why that is exactly, probably something to do with the animation changes. No promises on when this will be updated.
Debby Jade, Synth, LAPDPD Mar 19 @ 6:13pm 
I know you already said you're working on your other version, but I thought I might as well mention that pila also are invisible in this mod, unfortunately.
RobbStark  [author] Mar 3 @ 3:56am 
Thanls, man! Far as I can tell, unless the units have been renamed, this mod should work fine with any DeI update (although I'm not 100% on that). As to updating this pack, I have recently started a new job and my PC has developed some serious issues so I haven't been able to play Rome 2 properly, let alone think about modding.
BenVenom Feb 25 @ 9:30am 
Great mod. A nice visual alternative to other Roman mods. Great job, RobbStark. DeI has a beta for 1.2 going right now; are you going to update this mod when DeI officially updates? Thanks
RobbStark  [author] Nov 4, 2017 @ 5:40am 
Negative, buddy. You could try the vanilla version I made, but I'm not sure if that would work either (I've never used Radious and don't intend to).