Kings and Conquerors: The Hellenistic Era is a total conversion mod for Rise of Nations: Thrones and Patriots that aims to bring the Hellenistic period to life.

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Macedonian Bodyguards
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Ian549 Dec 6 2013, 8:16am says:

Love the inward curved sword (forget what its called)

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Super7700 Dec 6 2013, 3:31pm replied:

Thank you! The sword is called a kopis by the way.

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darktemplar2403 Jun 27 2014, 7:33am replied:

That curved sword is called the facalta.

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Super7700 Jun 27 2014, 7:16pm replied:

The sword here is a kopis because although the falcata has a similar design it was only used by the Iberians and not the Greeks.

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Beelim Dec 6 2013, 7:49pm says:

Are they supposed to beat up/carve up passers-by for the military dictator?

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Super7700 Dec 6 2013, 8:02pm replied:

Pretty much, though the Military Tyrant himself will also take part in the fighting.

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Thanks to Ian549, the helmet of the Macedonian Military Tyrant was successfully identified as Philip V's. I based the design on this bust: .

So as promised, here are renders of the two bodyguards that will accompany him into battle.

The soldier on the left is based on this excellent Hypaspist unit that appears in the RTW mod Roma Surrectum II: . He wears an iron cuirass like the one found in Philip of Macedon's tomb: , which is also covered with cloth. His Phrygian helmet is painted blue and gold to denote his important status. Also, he carries a blue shield with the head of Philip the V in the centre, based on this coin: .

The soldier on the right is largely based on this depiction of Macedonian soldiers found in the Agios Athanasios tomb: . He wears a purple linothorax, which can be seen on the soldiers on the left of the tomb painting. Like the soldier in the centre of the painting, his helmet has been painted purple and is decorated with large feathers. In the centre of his shield is the 'Vergina Sun', a traditional Macedonian motif.

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