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AAA: Generals - Greeks (Aging, Advancing, Acclimatising)
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AAA: Generals - Greeks (Aging, Advancing, Acclimatising)

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AAA: Aging, Advancing, Acclimatising - Mod Series
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Description
New Greek generals who change appearance based on age, rank and season. This mod is a part of the AAA Generals mod series.





INTRO
Aren't you tired of how the vanilla general characters look in Total War: ROME II? Is your immersion broken when you see a character who is 80 years old yet still looks like he's 30? Or how about when they're trudging through the snow without any kind of winter clothing - mustn't they be freezing like that? Aren't you just bored of how campaign characters always look the same throughout all your campaigns and have always wanted to give them some better looking gear to fit their increasing rank and status?

Then look no further! This general mod series - like none other before it for Total War: ROME II - will solve all of the above for you.

ABOUT - AAA: Generals - Greeks
This is the third - and the largest so far - of releases for this series of campaign agent character mods, aiming to provide players with campaign characters who dynamically replace their appearances with alternating variants based on three attributes for all campaigns.

These three attributes are:
  1. Age - As a general character's age value increases over the years, their facial appearance will gradually look older. This will provide a visual clue to the player that a character will soon be reaching a natural death. For characters belonging to other factions, you previously had no way of knowing roughly how old they were - but with this mod, now you do!
  2. Advancement - As a general ranks up through battles, their gear will become more extravagant as befits their status and accumulated gravitas. They will even start wearing their armour openly in the senate, like a dictator would, when not leading an army after they have attained a high enough rank.
  3. Acclimatisation - When a season changes to winter, they will swap their appearance to a version which will wear winter clothing. This will provide a bit more immersion and variation to their appearances to fit the surrounding environments.

The number of variations for the Greek appearances reaches into the thousands - around 5,000 (9,000 counting the battlefield variants, which just have added spears for when they're in a spear-wielding bodyguard unit) - for 23 characters - giving a lot more variety to the Greek characters in your campaigns! There are:
  • 18 random Greek Generals + Politicians - Around 6,000 General and around 400 Politician variants based on age (two age groups - young and old), rank and season.
  • 5 random Roman Female Generals + Politicians - 15 Politician variants based on age (three age groups - young, middle and old). The Egyptians are the only Hellenic faction to allow female generals, so they have been given new appearances that change based on rank as well as age.
  • 1 historical Hellenic General + Politician - So far, only Cleopatra is given the AAA treatment; her appearances change based on rank.

Campaign uniform art sets:
  • Grand Campaign - To increase faction visual diversity on the campaign map, I have given a lot of factions their own General + Politician appearances. The factions that have their own appearances so far are Sparta, Macedon, Egypt, Seleucids and Baktria. All the other factions have a generic Greek look. I plan to give more factions their own appearances as well (e.g. Epirus, Massilia).
  • Wrath of Sparta - Sparta, Makedon and the Greeks in this campaign have their own, unique appearances, separate from the main campaign.
  • Imperator Augustus - Egypt gets a late-Greek look.

NEW 3D ART ASSETS
For this mod, I endeavered to create a few entirely new assets that the community haven't seen before in an effort to further differentiate the Generals by faction. If you want to use any of these assets for your own mods, you must ask for permission first.
  • Royal Greco-Bactrian Helmet - This helmet was shown being worn by many Baktrian rulers on their minted coins; I felt it necessary to include this one and so made it from scratch for them. I tried my best to depict it in as realistic a way as possible based on those depictions on the coins, despite there being no physical evidence of the helmet (no one has found one... yet). You can inspect the model on the Sketchfab link in the image gallery.
  • Ptolemaic Officer Helmet - This one has been shown in various visual depictions of the late-Ptolemaic Egyptian army, around the Battle of Actium (i.e. when Cleopatra, Augustus, Antony were alive etc). I thought it would be cool to make the Egyptian early-ranked Generals look like those guys, so I created and gave them this new helmet.
  • Egyptian Wedjat Brooch - For high-ranked Egyptian Generals I wanted to give them a small, easily-noticeable difference compared to the rest of the Greeks. So, I created and stuck one of these brooches on their cloaks.
  • Late-Corinthian Helmet - This one I did not make, but was donated by someone who wishes to remain anonymous. He did a very good job with it I think, and looks much better than the original late-corinthian helmet! This one is worn by rank 10 Greeks and Spartans in the Wrath of Sparta campaign and also by rank 10 Spartans in the Grand Campaign. Out of the rest of the assets listed, I do not give permission to use this asset, since it's not my permission to give.

If you would like to help support my efforts bringing more entirely new assets into the game, consider following / donating to my Patreon[www.patreon.com]. These take a lot of time to create, since I'm using the industry standard pipeline that companies such as CA would use to make them.

[www.patreon.com]

COMPATIBILITY
This mod was designed for compatibility in mind and is therefore compatible with all overhaul mods (e.g. Divide et Impera). However, there are a lot of overhaul mods out there and I may not have tested them all. If you find anything that's wrong, let me know and I will try to fix it. And yes, it is save compatible - you can enable / disable it whenever you want

THANK YOU
Special thanks to:
  • Celticus - For helping out with some re-textures to make look much better quality than before (e.g. helmets).
  • Patrons - For supporting my efforts on creating entirely new, custom 3D assets from scratch - without all your encouragement and generosity, those would not have been possible.


And finally, thank you for reading and (hopefully) rating + subscribing! I put a lot of my free time into this, and am glad it's finally done for all of you to enjoy.

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Luskainn Dec 7 @ 3:28pm 
Extraordinary work!:ArmyUpgrade:
LooseLeaf Aug 25 @ 1:34pm 
yea
Moviesmind1948 Aug 21 @ 6:46pm 
hey does this mod Compatible with DEI
andecande42 Aug 21 @ 12:32pm 
Ok, Thank you for the response. :)
TheBomb_ Aug 19 @ 2:25pm 
Posted in 2019 and still responding almost 4 years later wow impressive stuff
Benjin  [author] Aug 19 @ 12:38pm 
@andecande42
Yeah definitely, I will be, but I will be updating AAA: Generals - Punics first so that they have Numidian + Nubian generals. That will be coming very, very soon.
andecande42 Aug 19 @ 11:57am 
Hello Benjin, I have a question. Will you be making a "AAA" mod for Barbarian and Eastern factions? I'm sure you have been asked the same question before, So I apologize if you find the question annoying. I am truly curious if this is something that you are planning on working on.
Benjin  [author] Aug 19 @ 8:07am 
@Archer (Part 2)
I didn't make the Greeks "SOOOOOO white" - they're unedited models & textures made by CA from Attila's Eastern Roman Empire faction who occupy the same geographical space, nothing to do with me making them that way so you may want to take it up with them. It was either that or go for - in my opinion - those awful vanilla Greek skins which have crappy naked body/face models (they have no chest, so you can't have them wear chitons + their facial variety is very low (5); you'd be seeing the same heads again and again) + downscaled 256x256 textures. If you don't like that so bad, then by all means go ahead and retexture all 18 (x2 for middle and x2 for old; 54 in total) body textures yourself and make a submod for AAA that replaces them.
Benjin  [author] Aug 19 @ 7:42am 
@Archer
Fix the faction leader for Athens... in what way? Care to provide a screenshot so that I can determine whether or not what you're saying is simply a bug / mod conflict? Because to me - in vanilla - he doesn't look like "an old man" as you keep on vaguely describing? If you're seeing the same character the same way as I am seeing him, what makes you think he looks so old?

I deemed your previous comment to be inflammatory and non-constructive, that's why I removed it. Maybe try articulating your point better or maybe even try to provide at least one of the example pieces of information I've mentioned above next time?
Basileus Aug 17 @ 4:04am 
Also, why did you make the Greeks SOOOOOO white, they were dudes lubed up in olive oil running around half naked on islands.