The units of the game are carefully designed and each one has unique characteristics according to the function.
More specifically, the Romans and the Gauls have some powerful infantry, while the Macedonians, the Parthians and the People of Pontus have better cavalry.
The Egyptian army is comprised of excellent archers and
spearmen. Unlike the Egyptians, the Seleacids army has powerful elephants
Cataphracts. The Carthaginians have many varying skillful units and the Germans
Britons and the Dacians have very passionate and fanatic troops while the
Armenian's advantage lies in their cavalry. The Scythian's infantry is less
in number but their army is balanced by the presence of very skillful
The Numidian army is reinforced by camels, the Greeks
have a capable infantry and the Spanish varied but with coherent
units. Finally, the Thracian cavalry is inferior to that of others but have
a considerable infantry, very capable in man to man battles.
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