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Hannibal ad portas' review, plans for the future, actual project's work and player's opinions.

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Hello there!

After 8 years of the first release of this mod, i would like to speak about it for the first time.

This mod was started by Algaman and myself as a little modification (we had only on mind change some factions units), without aspiration of any kind, only for fun. Every change we did made drives us to another one and another...until we had not another option to management it as a big modification.

It was a lot of work, of free time working on this, of errors and problems on modding...but glory days to us at last.

Last month i did uploaded a new version of the mod, i did made this version 2 years ago (working alone this time) but i had not desirees of publish it...until i did find some opinions of players in some Poland and Rusian forums...i feel impressed for the players' opinions, very impressed, and that's the reason for what i'd uploaded the new version.


I read a lot of opinions since that time, sometimes incomprehensible to my by the differences on lenguague (russian is very difficult to me) and other times i did find some interesting critics and opinions.

This help me a lot to go on with this mod again, trying to improve it the best version to the players.

I was concerned by the worst things of the mod, or at last by the things the players' don't like...and that's the reason for improve a new and last patch to the old version of the mod, that some people still plays...

HaP banner

I'm working on it, and it will be a last update for game playing, it don't include any update of graphics, only some changes on units' stats, a high reduction of economy bonuses, reduction of cities''s a try to solve things that players didn't like.

At once i'm working in the next patch of the Gold version of the mod, that will be available very soon. A new one with a new provincial campaign and some new units (essentially more mercenary units).

The last patch until a new stand alone version.

As i said will be a new stand alone version in the near future (version 1.5), with 3 new factions, new provincial campaigns, another reduction of economy's bonuses, new units for some factions (that i forgot to made) and a second main campaign...courtesy of RTR VII.

map mini faction

This will be for players who want to play a complete Second Punic War.

The 3 new factions are in development actually, i can't show you so much by now...

This is one of them:


Edetanian tribes

The other 2 will be the Kingdom of Makedon and...i would like leave on the players the choice of the last faction, so you can write in this message your choice!



glad to hear this mod was improved, nice progress.
Regarding that third new faction that we propose to choose from, can we know for what date the campaign would be and the geographical dimensions of the map?

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MilnerTW Author

The date is since the begining of the Second Punic War, the geographical dimensions of the map is the a mediterranean map...since Iberia to Greece (included) and since Galia to North Africa (you can see the map in the third picture)

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MilnerTW Author

I was thinking on:
-Ilergetes tribes (Iberia)
-Lusitani tribes (Iberia)
-Celtiberi tribes (Iberia)
-Boii tribes (Gallia)
-Rhaetian tribes (Gallia)
-The Aetolian League (Greece)
-Kingdom of Pergamon (Turkey)

You must think that the last faction must be included in some provincial campaign too...not only in this second main campaign.

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I was going to propose Sagunto, but since they had to participate in more than one campaign, Sagunto would stay out. I like the options you have given us, but it is difficult to decide between the Aetolian League (so that Macedonia has an initial rival) or one more Iberian tribe (so that Iberia is not full of rebels). But if you want to focus on the Second Punic War, I would like an Iberian tribe more.
Sorry for translation errors if there are.

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MilnerTW Author

Don't worry, i'm understand with your message.

Sagunto is on the mod as the edetanian tribes, if i put another iberian tribe i think the best choice is the ilergetes tribes...

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