Age of Empires II (2013)

Age of Empires II (2013)

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[IU] Independent Unit Compilation for 5.8
New Workshop General: Graphics, Terrain
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149.653 MB
Feb 17, 2019 @ 7:05pm
Apr 19, 2019 @ 9:23am
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[IU] Independent Unit Compilation for 5.8

Now with only five regions left to go (and with all sorts of crazy regular updates)!

Independent Unit Compilation

This is a compilation of unit artwork borrowed from all over the workshop and blacksmith and distributed to the new independent unit civ groups to be compatible with the new independent architecture plus independent unit data mod of Omkar which is required.

This mod must have higher priority.

Civs are now divided into 23 groups for units by the data mod. This compilation still uses only 18 of the groups:
  • Celts
  • Western Europe: Britons/Franks
  • Central Europe: Vikings/Goths
  • Teutons
  • Southern Europe: Spanish/Portuguese + Italians
  • Eastern Europe: Byzantines + Slavs
  • Magyars
  • The Steppe: Huns/Mongols
  • Malians
  • Ethiopians
  • The Middle East: Turks + Persians + Saracens/Berbers
  • India
  • East Asia: Chinese/Vietnamese + Koreans
  • Malay
  • South East Asia: Khmer/Burmese
  • Japan
  • New World: Aztecs/Mayans
  • The Inca
Any other normal/non-IU unit mod that you give higher priority to will only affect Britons and Franks.


Major thanks to all the artists: Abejin, Omkar, Ivindor, peter88, TriRem, Jorgito, Derfel Cadarn, Zyth.uDT, Sandris, Yuang, leong_winglam, [Salty] Euron Naharis, Jenara Hodayc, julianbaba4, Jorritkarwehr, Achesun, Tomcelmic, Khan Ivayl, vinarianstorm,The_Warmaster, R_V_A, Mahazona

Special thanks for consultation to: SpaceDundee, mayosrojas, and Celtic Keeper, with the greatest thanks of all to Saint_Michaels_ and satapathyomkar1 for everything!

Independent Unit Alernatives

Just give any other IU mod higher priority than this mod to make small changes.

Classical Romans for Early Byzantines
Jorgito's Camels for The Middle East
Crossbow Cavalry for Europe
Alternative Feudal Age Units for Byzantines
Female Archer for New World
Fancy Arbalest for New World
Asian Elite Skirmisher by LordGood

Also on Voobly!

Thanks to newer versions of Wololo Kingdoms, a version of this mod[] is now available on Voobly. You no longer have to choose between performance and unit variety.
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argos.odisseo Apr 20 @ 3:28am 
It's a pitty this project has been abandoned, because is maybe the best AOE mod, that a lot of AOE players were waiting for. I hope this project will be return again. Anyway, thanks for this great work we still senjoy.
Algaemaster Apr 19 @ 10:24am 
I still get those white monks in ethiopian civ and not sure why...
YuenHsiaoTieng  [author] Feb 12 @ 11:06am 
The humble beginnings of independent units and architecture for DE:
GoatScream Feb 11 @ 5:43pm 
@YuenHsiaoTieng link to said mod by omkar?
YuenHsiaoTieng  [author] Feb 10 @ 12:05pm 
@argos.odisseo HD's day is done unfortunately for us independent unit lovers. Omkar has an historical units and architecture mod for DE up. It's far more limited, using only art that already exists in the game, but it's the best we have for now.
argos.odisseo Feb 10 @ 11:20am 
Hello, YuenHsiaoTieng . This is one of the best mods for aoe2. There's gonna be any actualization or a new set?
Saber Jan 25 @ 12:06pm 
This doesn't seem to work anymore
baduiche Nov 28, 2019 @ 9:42pm 
It actually works*
baduiche Nov 28, 2019 @ 9:41pm 
@YuenHsiaoTieng they actually work for me, I just completed the first 3 stages of Joan d Ark and in all 3 the mod worked, the only confusing situation was with the teutons in the first stage of barbarrosas campaign, awesome mod btw
YuenHsiaoTieng  [author] Nov 28, 2019 @ 9:11pm 
@baduiche Unfortunately the mod doesn't work for the original campaigns.