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This is preview of upcoming overhauled faction: The Bosporian Kingdom in Divide et Impera v0.7.

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Faction Preview: The Bosporan Kingdom

Bosporan Kingdom

Overview:

The Bosporan Kingdom (also known as the Kingdom of the Cimmerian Bosporus) was an ancient state located in eastern Crimea and the Taman Peninsula, on the shores of the Cimmerian Bosporus (now known as the Strait of Kerch). It was named after the Bosphorus, also known as Istanbul Strait, a different strait that divides Asia from Europe.

Prosperity in the Bosporan Kingdom was based on the export of wheat, fish and slaves. The profit of the trade supported a class whose conspicuous wealth is still visible from newly discovered archaeological finds, excavated, often illegally, from numerous burial barrows known as kurgans. The once-thriving cities of the Bosporus left extensive architectural and sculptural remains, while the kurgans continue to yield spectacular Greco-Sarmatian objects, the best examples of which are now preserved in the Hermitage in St. Petersburg. These include gold work, vases imported from Athens, coarse terracottas, textile fragments and specimens of carpentry and marquetry.

Multiculturalism thrived in the kingdom, which was a veritable melting pot of Hellenic, Scythian, Celtic and Thracian cultures. As a result of this, the Bosporan Kingdom has the potential of fielding an incredibly diverse army. The troops at the king's disposal range from the mighty horsemen of the steppes, to disciplined Greco-Scythian soldiers and even fierce Thracian mercenaries. In the hands of a skilled commander, this wealthy fringe state may well become great.

This faction expansion will be included in DeIs next major release.

You can find the original preview at TotalWarCenter here: Twcenter.net or its french translation at MundusBellicus here: Mundusbellicus.fr.

Units:

This faction overhaul adds a total of 25 new units to the Bosporan Kingdom, previously known as Cimmeria. Some of these units are shown below.

Bosporan (Greco-Scythian) Units:

Bosporan (Greco-Scythian) Units

Bosporan (Greco-Scythian) Units

Bosporan (Greco-Scythian) Units

Bosporan (Greco-Scythian) Units

Bosporan (Greco-Scythian) Units

Bosporan (Greco-Scythian) Units

Bosporan (Greco-Scythian) Units

Thracian Units:

Thracian Units

Thracian Units

Thracian Units

Thracian Units

Miscellaneous Units:

Miscellaneous Units

Miscellaneous Units

Miscellaneous Units

Miscellaneous Units

Miscellaneous Units

Miscellaneous Units

Comments
xXBerethorXx
xXBerethorXx - - 587 comments

Nicee. Excellent work sir!

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echuu Author
echuu - - 578 comments

Yeah, the team is really making a hard and splendid job.

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jfpoliveira12
jfpoliveira12 - - 3,724 comments

Love those Sarmatian Cataphracts, the shoulder shield just screams "come at me bro". I may actually have to buy Rome 2 just for this mod now.

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echuu Author
echuu - - 578 comments

This mod is sadly the only way to enjoy Rome 2, for now ^^.

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