This total-conversion mod takes the Battle for Middle-earth II to the Fifth Century BCE, replacing the original content with two new, fully-fledged factions: Sparta and Athens. Completely new content, strategies and more awaits you. This project is brought to you by Kwen, Matias, Lauri, njm1983, Glaeken and Mike who are hosted at the3rdage.net, a division of revora.net.

Report article RSS Feed January 13th: Spartan Structures Showcase

A sizeable update containing images and information about some of the structures available to the Sparta faction.

Posted by MathijsRevora on Jan 12th, 2011

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Thanks for checking us out again here at The Peloponnesian Wars!  This time, I'm showcasing a few of the buildings available to Sparta - the Agoge, Smithy, and Keep.  Firstly, I'll elaborate on the Agoge, Sparta's unit-producing building.

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A detailed render of the Agoge structure, which has gone through many stages of development to get where it is now!

Historically, the Agoge was the process of training Spartan-born men to become the most feared, battle-ready army in Greece.  Besides war-craft, they were taught loyalty, social preparation, singing, quick-thinking (thus, how they were able to cultivate so many great one-liners!) and other skills that were deemed necessary in life.  In TPW, the Agoge will be represented by this unit-producing structure.  Like all of their buildings, it is large and will likely take up a lot of space in your area of control.  The main four infantry units for Sparta - the Hopilitai, the Ekdromoi, the Peltastati, and the Lochagos - will all be recruited from here.  Due to Sparta's state-funded military and large Helot population, the Hopilitai and Peltastati will be available from a Rank One Agoge.  Ekdromoi will be available at Rank Two, and Lochagos at Rank Three.

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An ingame shot of the Agoge, complete with two-dimensional art; also, the Smithy.

Secondly, the Smithy.  In TPW, the Smithy will fulfill several purposes - to slowly generate resources, provide discount to certain aspects, and most importantly, to upgrade units.  There are two kinds of upgrades in TPW:  offensive and defensive.  Offensive upgrades are typically weapons-related, while defensive upgrades are armour-related.  Here are lists of both:

Offensive

  • Xiphos.  Available for Hopilitai.  Switches the Hopilitai from using spears to swords.
  • Sarouter.  Available for Hopilitai and Ekdromoi.  Increases damage output of spear-wielding units.
  • Kopis.  Available for Peltastati.  Gives the Peltastati a sword to use in melee combat - not by toggling, but using it automatically when attacked.
  • Amentum.  Available for Peltastati.  Overall stat boost to the javelins used by Peltastati.

Defensive

  • Linothorax.  Available for Hopilitai.  Armour upgrade.
  • Skirmisher's Armour.  Available for Peltastati.  Armour upgrade.
  • Officers.  Available to all infantry.  Upgrades the units to Rank Two.

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Two renders, one of the Smithy and another of the Keep.

And now we have the Keep.  Unlike other real-time-strategy games and mods, tower structures in TPW will be few in number and more used to maintain control of the outskirts of one's territory rather than being a viable defense in themselves.  However, they'll be a formidable enemy to take on due to high hit-points and good range of the units housed inside of them.  There will be a handful of defenders inside of a Keep.

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An ingame shot of a Spartan Keep maintaining watch on the borders of their control.  And of course, no update would be complete without a teaser for a later one.

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Thanks for reading!  Feel free to leave any comments in the section below.

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GeneralTantor
GeneralTantor Jan 12 2011, 10:31pm says:

sweet about time someone made a spartan mod

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