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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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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rorisup
rorisup

I'm not trying to rush you, so please take your itme, but is there any update on what engine the next version of this mod will be on? If you have any idea, I will look for deals during the Steam christmas sale.

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ParthianShot Creator
ParthianShot

We have not decided yet, we were working on M2TW Release but also investigate in detail about Attila TW.

The Attila TW will take a great deal more time due to naval vessel and naval combat.

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rorisup
rorisup

Whatever you guys feel that you can truly do you should do. I'm cool with either choice as long as you can guys can support it well with your resources.

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ParthianShot Creator
ParthianShot

Thank you for your support!

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roman9441
roman9441

Nice to hear about this. Since rome total war engine not support new Hardware well :) Will wait for it

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BagaturKhan
BagaturKhan

will be there win conditions for Rome in campaign?

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ParthianShot Creator
ParthianShot

That depends on the faction. Goethe Amazon faction is supposed to conquer every single province to produce a win condition.
The Germans (Suebii) is supposed to conquer Rome than they can then recruit all kinds of advanced units.

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ParthianShot Creator
ParthianShot

The 8.1I has updated armor designs for medium Amazon units

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ParthianShot Creator
ParthianShot

A new release which completes the horde fixes plus the texture for facial changes of light Amazon troops are now in place in 8.1H.

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warlord170
warlord170

I have encountered a bug where after i go to anti-imperial campaign then choose any faction but once its loaded i cant save or load as both options seem to be locked out

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warlord170
warlord170

never mind i fixed it by doing a quick save :)

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rorisup
rorisup

What counters War Wagons? They're literally unstoppable for any of my forces. I can't harm them with any melee or ranged weapon. I am using lower tier units though. I do not have any variation of War Wagons myself.

Are they supposed to be this tough?

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ParthianShot Creator
ParthianShot

The best answer is:

Fire Jar - The Thermite weapon which is armor piercing to be able to stop any units in the battle field.

To recruit the units equipped with fire bars, your faction needs to turn Amazonian Theocratic. Meaning they must abide by on particular goddess religion.

To be able to go Amazonian Theocratic. The faction must be one of the following:

Carthage
Suebii (German)
Far East Celt
Armenic (Armenian)
Sarmatian
or one of the four Amazon factions

And then you must achieve an archaeological quest which uncovers an ancient Amazon secret to be able to recruit such units.

Next Best Answer is:

You can recruit Mercenary War Wagon in certain regions.

so to counter enemy war wagons, you deploy tank vs tank tactics.

Next Best Answer:

Use minefield

At higher cultural development, most greek and Roman factions can deploy field traps which can stop the war wagons.

Good Luck

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rorisup
rorisup

Thank you.

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ParthianShot Creator
ParthianShot

You are welcome, I forgot to mention that you need to turn on the quest script. To turn on the script, see
Moddb.com

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