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Extended Cultures 5 Preview #3 - Massylii and Gandhara Unit Rosters.

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I'm conscious that the last preview didn't give much of a structured overview of the rosters, so this time I'm going to be mixing it up and giving recruitment tier lists in addition to the screenshots. Although recruitment in XC5 is more complex than these tier lists may suggest, as you will later see, they nevertheless give a general idea.



- Numidian Tribal Militia
- Slingers
Tier 1
- Lybian Skirmishers
- Numidian Archers
Tier 2
- Lybian Light Infantry
- Masaeslian Swordsmen
- Numidian Militia Archers
- Numidian Cavalry
- Desert Archers (reform unit)
- Camel Raiders (reform unit)
Tier 3
- Lybian Spearmen
- Lybian Chariots
- Masaeslian Royal Infantry (reform unit)
- Numidian Desert Cavalry
- Camel Archers (reform unit)
Tier 4
- Liby-Phoenician Assault Infantry
- Numidian Thorakitai
- Numidian Nobles

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General's Armoured Bodyguard

Numidian Tribal Militia

Numidian Militia Archers

Desert Archers

Masaeslian Swordsmen

Numidian Thorakitai

Masaeslian Royal Infantry

Lybian Chariots


- Indian Spearmen
- Slingers
Tier 1
- Indian Foresters
- Indian Longbowmen
Tier 2
- Indian Cavalry
- Bactrian Horse Archers (reform unit)
Tier 3
- Kshatriya Warrior-Archers
- Kshatriya Spearmen
- Kshatriya Guild Warriors
- Scythed Chariots
- Gandharan Cavalry
- Bactrian Cavalry
- Bactrian Infantry
Tier 4
- Kshatriya Javelin Bearers
- Kshatriya Macemen
- Indo-Hellenic Hoplites (reform unit)
- Kshatriya Chariot Archers
- Gandharan Heavy Cavalry
Tier 5
- Vir Ghadapani Kshatriya
- Sambhavya Yavana Kshatriya (reform unit)

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Kshatriya Spearmen and Kshatriya Warrior-Archers

Kshatriya Macemen

Vir Ghadapani Kshatriya

Kshatriya Guild Warriors

Sambhavya Yavana Kshatriya

Indo-Hellenic Hoplites

Gandharan Heavy Cavalry

Kshatriya Chariot Archers

Oriental Elephants

Royal Armoured Elephants

There's one more unit for Gandhara that hasn't been mentioned here. This is because it doesn't have a place on the tier list - it isn't recruited from the barracks building. And this unit is powerful, one of the most devastating units in XC5! All of Gandhara's enemies will run in terror when they unleash this secret weapon!
Because of its secret nature, this is not a unit I can fully show you. I can only show you part of it and your imagination will have to fill in the rest for now.


Just. Awesome. Estimated release date please? :)

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