Hello mod followers and supporters!
So it's been more then a month since the last update and as you can see when you look at the previews. Development never ceased on the next version 1.4. As always, I'm working on my own so this means that development of a new version takes time. But let's put that aside for now and fixture us a major change that will occur in the next version. Which will affect the Roman factions.
Regional Recruitment (Content)
In the new version, the Roman factions will get quite a change when it comes to the kind of troops that can be recruited in villages. As of now, Bellum Imperii is going to be taking a different approach and a more interesting one at that. (In my opinion that is)
It is as follows, as we all know. In history, the Roman Empire's army consisted of Romans citizens or farmers. But in any case, Romans. These formed the main levies of a Legion. Obviously there were Auxiliaries that were added to the legions, but the men of these Auxiliaries were recruited from the provinces beyond Italy. (Hope I described that a bit alright :p) Anyway, to the point. This is how it's going to be in version 1.4 as well.
Players will no longer be able to recruit roman levies that can be upgraded to legionnaires in the villages that are beyond Italy's borders. These will only be available for recruitment in Italy itself of course, so. If the player wants legionaires, it has to recruit in Italy or at some other places where they will be available. (There will be a couple of places outside Italy, still have to think on where these would be).
Because of this major change, there will be quite a few additional 'small' troop trees to accommodate this change. Here a list of territories that will have their own troop trees as of now:
- Minor-Asia (Turkey)
- North Africa
So that was it for this blog, let me know your thoughts/feedback and any suggestions are as always. Highly appreciated!