Lead the Amazon mobile forces, or Roman Legions with long range artillery and minefields, or assume command of a long lost civilization, the Far East Celt, and unleash their terrifying linked-armor-cavalry, the latest Amazons: Total War brings you back to an ancient world through the lens of anthropology, where many hidden surprises await you. The mod script is now player programmable with multiple behavior and patterns. New war machines and weapons are added, some of them never been seen in games before Amazons Total War.

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WARNING : MATURE PLAYERS ONLY
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This mod contains some female nudity in the depiction of conflicts in antiquity, so if there is any reason the law of your locality prohibits you from viewing such content (for example, if you are under the age of 18 in most areas), please do not access the download.
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Keeping the aforementioned prerequisite in mind, Please do not pass along or forward link to the download file without this warning be shown.
And while playing multi-player online, please be mindful of the opponent's age or sensitivity, as each player is solely responsible for the unit he or she selected to play.

Parthian Shot Amazons Total War - Refulgent
Amazons:Total War - Refulgent is an RTW/BI game based mod allowing the player to explore ancient battlefield using modern or exotic military concepts. Such as:
- Mobility and Stand-off Weapon capability using women cavalry.
- Field Battle Towers.
- Area Denial "Minefield" using field engineering units.
- Long Range Mobile Artillery.
- Wagon Warfare to allow Panzer Tactics like armor vs armor combat.
- Guerrilla Warfare, allowing agents to infiltrate into enemy territory to raise army deep behind enemy line.
- Linked Armor-Clad Cavalry which was the dominating cavalry formation in Eurasia for centuries.
never seen on video games before the publishing of Amazons Total War.
- Terrifying Super-heating Incendiary Munitions known as the Thermite weapons.

Other Major Features

1. Newly added exotic war machines with multi-play options,
2. Extended campaign map, now including Eurasia and Northern India.
3. Quest based game playing. Player must fulfill faction specific mission to advance to higher level.
4. Breathtaking scenery using custom and accelerated RS II battlemap.
5. Because ancient horses are mostly 12 hands tall (48 inches, or 120cm), this mod allows a great deal of women equestrian units to fully explore mobility issue on the battlefield.
6. Balanced Unit Modeling (or. B.U.M.):Unit's recruitment infrastructure, cost, appearance, and capability must have direct relationship.
7. New weapons such as ranseur pikes, septums, bill-guisarme, and many more.
8. Combat unit recruitment is now resource driven.
9. Player programmable mod scripts.
10. extended naval fleet movement.

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Amazons Total War - Refulgent

Parthian Shot Amazon Priestess Hierarchy


As this author is fond of saying: "If the word 'History', or His-Story, as coined by Herodotus, does justice to the human existence, it would record that 95% of human existence is actually Her-Story". For matriarchal societies governed much of the societal evolution of the human existence. As we know it more from the science of anthropology than from the study of "history", for history is a mere few thousand years of records over the hundred thousand years of human's societal existence. And history as records go, are often written by the victors over the vanquished, by the indoctrinators over the uninformed, by the mass-propaganda machine over the sheep flock known as the citizenry, aka the general public. One victim of such "scholarly study" is the stories of the Amazons: for in the world views of Herodotus and his contemporaries, Amazons are the people they don't want their womenfolks to be. And that sets the trend of the downward spiral, the trend that vilify women's leadership along with their martial prowess.

Amazons: Women With Names Tied To Horses

Never mind that the ancient horses with very few exceptions are almost glorified ponies, about less than 12 hands tall. And horse breeding people would know, and should know that, given the quality of the war mounts, women makes eminently better cavalry soldiers than men. And it is no surprise that most of the Amazons recorded by the Greek "Historians" kept the nom de guerre which have connotation to horses.

The Amazons Total War as a mod is unique in that it hypothesizes the plausible origin of the Amazons. That they are a powerful goddess cult governed by a sisterhood of priestesses. And connecting the influential temples of these goddess cults are the network of equestrian message dispatchers. Many of such temples might have been controlling the local politics and ruled its municipalities in all but names, Very likely these message dispatchers are junior priestesses of the cult. The network would operate in a fashion not dissimilar to the modern history's pony express in that it has maps and routes as well as the operators, but without the highway or road infrastructure similar to the messaging system built by Darius for his Achaemenid Empire.

So the Amazon factions in the mod, as well as those factions in the mod who can assimilate into the Amazon culture, must have the following units recruitable units from its municipalities.

Priestess Dispatchers


Amazon Goddess Theocracy Dispatcher - Mod DB

The lower level of the combat unit is the Message Dispatchers, formed in time of the war into a military unit. They are trained in peace time to be an effective combat team. Delivering message over enemy or unknown territories takes survival skills, combat skills, guise, cunning and guile. And the Amazon priestesses cannot manage such feat without proper military training.

Amazon Scouts


Amazons Total War Refulgent Elite Scout - Mod DB

The higher level is that of the Amazon Scouts, In the mod's storyline, the Amazons Scouts also double as the judge of peace, to punish those who presents a threat to the goddess theocracy, or to the community the Scouts are tasked to protect.

Amazon Pathfinders


Amazon Priestess Pathfinder - Mod DBAt

the next higher level is the Amazon Pathfinders, which is like a field marshal, an civic engineer, and a navigator all rolled into one persona. When a temple seeks to connect to a new territory or another temple through unknown territory, the Pathfinder is tasked to find viable route, with coded map and signal. She also needs to ensure the human resource for the operation of such a new connection to the network.

The 8.0J release represents the best release that matches this goddess priestess sisterhood.

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18+ ONLY: Amazons: Total War - Refulgent 8.1J

18+ ONLY: Amazons: Total War - Refulgent 8.1J

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Tallestdavid
Tallestdavid

good but too much nude. and not enough immersion. like armor.

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rorisup
rorisup

I like how they depict the Amazons in their mod and not all are nude like Parthianshot said. I think the nude aspect makes the warrior women culture more believable because they are more isolated from the rest of the world's culture and sensibilities.

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ParthianShot Creator
ParthianShot

Thank you for helping to apologizing for the mod.

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rorisup
rorisup

I'm glad you made the mod the way it is and I hope you continue this theme and lore in your future development.

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ParthianShot Creator
ParthianShot

Actually, you are wrong, like so many new players who never played the entire campaign. Such pronouncement is very much misplaced.

The armored vs nude unit ratio is actually higher. The nudity is there only to reflect in the ancient time the clothing and uniforms are hand-made from hand-spun fabrics, so light units are usually combat drilled without personal clothing,

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Tallestdavid
Tallestdavid

O___o was just a personal Opinion. its still a good mod. I just always thought of amazon fom the movies and DC's Wonder woman is all. sorry for offending you kind sir. :D

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DarthSolous
DarthSolous

ParthianShot is a girl.

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Tallestdavid
Tallestdavid

oops *kind ma'am. O.O

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Tallestdavid
Tallestdavid

is there a way to know if one memeber is a gal or a gent? I dont see any gender notification on profiles.... I dont want to offend someone :/

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ParthianShot Creator
ParthianShot

Other than the campaign testers, we are all girls.

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Vipsanius
Vipsanius

You choose to use the word "girl." Like "Supergirl," I guess.

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ParthianShot Creator
ParthianShot

Just follow the same term the posters choose.

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rorisup
rorisup

I've put 40+ hours into this great mod and will put a lot more still. I never would've thought I would go back to Rome:Total War after all these years but this mod made me do it.

I know I've asked this before, but it was a few months ago now, but how is the progress going on with the updated version?

I'm not trying to rush you as I'm quite content with this mod. To put things into perspective I could wait another half year or more for the next version to come out. I know how much work these mods require. I'm just curious.

I'm also grateful that you keep updating this mod.

Also If you ever need a private tester or someone to give you more personal feedback I can be your person.

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ParthianShot Creator
ParthianShot

We are still no sure about M2TW vs Attila TW, as you probably heard the RTW and M2TW engines have a flag which prevented naval battles during campaign mode, but naval combat is feasible in Custom Battle. We have been the first dev team who came up with the idea to try to work out a way to do naval combat.

I guess CA found a different approach by going to the Warscape engine, which most of our members believe it to be a mistake.

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Vipsanius
Vipsanius

Though tangential to your decision, my dream is a 'realistic' Amazon mod based on Mount and Blade Warband or Bannerlord.

As in Wilson's "When Women were Warriors," quests involve family, friends, mentors, growing responsibilities, and ultimately proteges.

Three Amazon 'ridings,' Themiscyra, Phanaroea, and Amaseai/ Chiliokomon and surrounding barbarians

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rorisup
rorisup

I see. I don't really care about naval combat but if its part of your vision then I can see why you would want it.

On a different note, I found some missing lore. The Geothe Amazon Pike Women have no text. I love reading all of your interesting lore and was sad to see none for this unit.

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ParthianShot Creator
ParthianShot

Thank you for noting that, we have an automated testing system but it does not check for missing pictures, or text. Both are very essential to the stories of Amazons.

You mentioned that you would like to help out to be a tester, perhaps you can publish these findings on Amazons Total War forums in either TWCenter or the org.

We don't have forum here in ModDB, so we have to rely on forums in these sites. Both of them have a bug report thread.

We also can use some new unit info pictures along with good screen shots, or even videos.

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rorisup
rorisup

On a different note entirely, I just realized there was a quest campaign.. What exactly is it?

How many turns and what do you have to do trigger the quest elements?

And what exactly are the differences in the 3 campaign quest choices?

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ParthianShot Creator
ParthianShot

Yes, we need to put in better efforts to explain these unique features.

The Major Quest is part of the Amazon or Pseudo-Amazon factions' campaign. When such a faction conquered a certain critical region, an archaeological discovery is made which allows the faction to break a cypher or discover an ancient Amazon temple which does two things

1. One of the rival Amazon faction is destroyed, because their elite caste has now flocked to your faction and merged with your faction due to pilgrimage and so although your faction is stronger, the destroyed faction does not surrender their land to you.
2.Your faction is now capable of recruit advanced units because that region has uncovered technology to allow the recruitment of the advanced technology.

The Minor Quest is also archaeological related, but only happens when the faction accomplished a Major Quest. Accomplishing Minor Quest allows the faction to have additional regions that can be used for advanced technology units recruitment.

The three different modes of campaigns are

1. Anti-Imperial - Only the human player can Quest and recruit advanced technology units
2. Doomsday Campaign - Both AI and Human are played equally so AI can also Quest and can result in some very bloody battles.
3. Mercy Campaign - AI Amazons would easily flocked over to your factions

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rorisup
rorisup

Thank you. It's very interesting stuff. The amount of work you put into this still amazes me.

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ParthianShot Creator
ParthianShot

Well, we had 14 members, we still have 4 active members.

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rorisup
rorisup

One day if I learn how to do art or program I will be sure to contact you :)

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