Kings and Conquerors: The Hellenistic Era is a total conversion modification for Rise of Nations: Thrones and Patriots.
Our aim is to bring the Hellenistic period to life.


  • A set of highly unique factions.
  • A huge number of new units with high quality textures, and most with custom models
  • New unit types, such as priests, levies, mercenaries and elite units.
  • Many new wonders and buildings. Nations will receive Unique Buildings in addition to Unique Units that provide a range of bonuses.
  • A new political system with three tiers of policy decisions, providing strong bonuses and unlocking new units and buildings.
  • Army reforms can be enacted to upgrade and unlock units.
  • Combat mechanics overhauled. Ranged units may now miss their target, flanking damage has been drastically increased and units can no longer turn around instantly to counter an attack from behind.
  • Increased population limit and map sizes; a number of maps have been altered to fit with the mod's Hellenistic period setting.

We can use the help of any experienced modders who are willing to make a contribution. We need modellers, animators and scripters especially. Please send a PM here if you are interested.

If you have any feedback or issues, please post in the mod forum here: Moddb.com

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The Hellenistic 0.11 has now been released! This version features several small additions and fixes to make the Roman and Macedonian factions more complete.



Rise of Nations

The Hellenistic Era 0.11

Rise of Nations: Extended Edition

The Hellenistic Era 0.11 is now available on the Steam Workshop! You can subscribe to the mod here.

IMPORTANT: This mod will crash if it's priority is set below certain mods, notably the Terrain 5 Extended mod. To fix this, go to Tools and Extras => Steam Workshop, select the Terrain 5 Extended mod from the list and move it to the bottom by pressing "priority down". Then, just to be safe, move The Hellenistic Era to the top of the list by pressing "priority up".


  • New units: Kestrosphendonetai and Hiera Ile for the Macedonians, Vigiles for the Romans.
  • A number of textures and models have been improved
  • Thanks to The_Fulcrum, heavily-damaged forts can now be captured if you have more soldiers nearby than its owner. With the Informer ability you can also capture undamaged forts.
  • The Peasant Dwellings, Noble Residence, Sporting Centre and Cultural Centre now produce resource trickles.
  • Several bugs and balancing issues have been fixed.


  • The following maps do not work with the Big Huge or Huge map sizes and will cause the game to crash:

  • - Atlantic Sea Power
    - East Meets West
    - Nile Delta

  • In order for the AI build orders to work, make sure that you list the human players before the AI players when setting up a quick battle, and make sure that you are using red as your player colour.
  • Many of the scripted features have not been implemented, so you won't be able to spawn mobs from cities or convert enemy citizens into slaves for instance.
  • Due to the custom script and the new models with higher polycounts, the mod will be more demanding on your computer. However if you have a decent computer then it shouldn't that noticeable.
  • With the exception of the Trireme and Ballista, naval and siege warfare have not been touched on and probably won't be until after the first release yet due to heavy modelling and animation requirements.

We hope you enjoy Kings and Conquerors: The Hellenistic Era! Please let us know if you come across any problems with this mod, and don't hesitate to give us any feedback you might have. There's also a forum where you can post your thoughts: Moddb.com

The Hellenistic Era 0.1 Released!

The Hellenistic Era 0.1 Released!

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We are proud to announce the release of Kings and Conquerors: The Hellenistic Era 0.1! This release comes with two playable factions and a range of features...

Kings and Conquerors for RoN: Extended Edition

Kings and Conquerors for RoN: Extended Edition

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Kings and Conquerors: The Hellenistic Era will be compatible with the Extended Edition as well as the original Rise of Nations.

Faction Preview: The Macedonians (Part 2)

Faction Preview: The Macedonians (Part 2)

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The second part of a preview covering The Hellenistic Era's Macedonian faction.

Faction Preview: The Macedonians (Part 1)

Faction Preview: The Macedonians (Part 1)

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The first part of a preview covering The Hellenistic Era's Macedonian faction.

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The Hellenistic Era 0.11

The Hellenistic Era 0.11

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This version is for those who have Rise of Nations: Thrones and Patriots (i.e. not the Extended Edition). Make sure that you read the readme (included...

The Hellenistic Era 0.1 (Extended Edition)

The Hellenistic Era 0.1 (Extended Edition)

Full Version 5 comments

This version is for those who have the Rise of Nations Extended Edition.

The Hellenistic Era 0.1

The Hellenistic Era 0.1

Full Version 22 comments

This version is for those who have Rise of Nations: Thrones and Patriots (i.e. not the Extended Edition).

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Guest
Guest

It's not working for me. Maybe I should change the file location to the rise of nations folder instead of the steam folder?

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Beelim
Beelim

Hello,
Allow to introduce myself. I am one of the people working on this mod and I know the answers to your question.

Steam and Gold versions are not compatible for each other, for one thing there is a different hierarchy and way of installing mods for both versions of RoN. The Gold version cannot always be played on Steam because of various issues.

For Steam, non-Workshop mods must be inserted into a folder titled "mods" which is not at present available in all vanilla versions of the Steam ed. You need to seek out the Rise of Nations folder within Steam itself, create a "mods" folder and then ensure that you insert the mod folder PROPER into the folder itself (on my machine the destination folder is "Steam\SteamApps\common\Rise of Nations\").

So what you need is the following directory: /Rise of Nations/mods/The Hellenistic Era. You should then be able to run this mod at least in skirmish/ "Quick Battle" mode like any single player skirmish game.

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Super7700 Creator
Super7700

Hi, sorry for the late reply. Could you please elaborate on what's not working? Is it not showing up in the mods in the quick battle menu?

Generally speaking, if you're using the Steam Version of the game then just subscribe to this mod on the Steam Workshop. If you're using the non-Steam version, the installer for The Hellenistic Era 0.11 on here should work.

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Benn_Klingon
Benn_Klingon

Noob question, but how do I access stuff from this mod when I use the scenario-editor? I just get default T&P stuff

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Super7700 Creator
Super7700

Hi, here's the process for making the mod work in the editor, unfortunately it is quite complex so let me know if you need me to clarify anything. If you've only got the Steam workshop version of this mod, you'll first have to download the non-workshop version of the mod (http://www.moddb.com/mods/kings-and-conquerors/downloads/the-hellenistic-era-01-extended-edition) and follow the process below but using the Extended Edition directory (C:\\program files (x86)\steam\steamapps\common\rise of nations). Also, note that as long as you have this mod in the scenario editor you won't be able to play normal unmodded RoN.

To replace the core files with the mod's ones, first of all make sure that you backup the "data", "mapstyles" and "tribes" folders in the Thrones and Patriots directory (C:\\program files (x86)\microsoft games\rise of nations\thrones and patriots). Then find The Hellenistic Era in the "mods" folder (this is in the main RoN directory, not the T&P one), and copy and paste the contents of the mod's "data", "mapstyles" and "tribes" folders into their respective T&P folders. Lastly, go into that backup data folder you made and find the files that were added by the mod (these will have been last edited in 2013-2014). Copy these back into the T&P data folder. If you want to play normal RoN again, just copy all the contents of the backup folders back into their respective RoN folders.

For the next release the mod will replace core files so you won't need to go through this long process to access it in the scenario editor.

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Benn_Klingon
Benn_Klingon

Thanks for taking the time to write that response! I'll try it out :)

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Zenex00
Zenex00

walls?? build-able??

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Super7700 Creator
Super7700

Hi Zenex00, the walls are currently not in the released version of the mod, but they will be available as a scenario editor-only building in the next release, though I can't tell you when this release might be.

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marfel
marfel

dear super 7700,

i have a couple of questions when will you release the next update of the mod?
and can you add the walls again in the scenario editor? your tips worked anyway but i dont see the option of building walls....

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Super7700 Creator
Super7700

Hi marfel, I'm sorry for the late reply and I hope you managed to resolve the issue with the exception error (if you follow the installation instructions extra carefully you shouldn't have any issues). Regarding the walls, those haven't been released yet but when it's time for the next release they will be included in the scenario editor.

I can't really make any promises about release dates unfortunately. I probably won't have access to my computer which has all the mod files until the end of this year, and even then I'm not sure how much time I will have to work on it.

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