The Greek States Culture Pack adds a new playable Culture including three new playable Factions to Total War: ROME II; for use in Single or Multiplayer Campaign modes and Custom and Multiplayer Battles.
The Greek States Culture Pack adds diplomatic Athens, shrewd Epirus and formidable Sparta as playable factions. Each offers range of special tactics to achieve cultural and martial victories, and lethal elite units to crush foes in battle.
The Greek States share a number of common goals, philosophies and general diplomatic aims. However, they are defined by their fierce independence and between them demonstrate a huge variety in approach to civil and military challenges that often brings them into conflict with the wider world, and each other.
- New Playable Factions
- New Cultural Traits
- New Cultural Objectives
- New Military Traditions
- Mercenary Veteran Hoplites – [available to all playable factions]
- Thureos Hoplites – [Unique to Athens]
- Thorax Hoplites – [Unique to Athens]
- Agrianian Axemen – [Unique to Epirus and Macedon]
- Aspis Companion Cavalry – [Unique to Epirus and Macedon]
- Heroes of Sparta – [Unique to Sparta]
- Polybolos Repeating Scorpion – [Siege Deployable available to all Greek, Roman and Carthaginian factions]
- Tortoise Armoured Battering Ram – [Siege Deployable available to all Greek, Roman and Carthaginian factions]
- The Monument of Lacedaemon – [Unique to Sparta]
- Oracle of Dodona – [Unique to Epirus]
- Acropolis – [Unique to Athens]
Athens has long been famed for its cultural achievements, from buildings such as the Parthenon, to the plays and works of Aristophanes, Plato, Socrates, and Sophocles. In many ways, Greek culture is defined by Athens. Its military focus has long been its navy; however, continuing the traditions of the classical era, its citizens are also expected to contribute both infantry and cavalry to its armies.
Epirus is a Greek kingdom formed of numerous small villages and towns, rather than the great cities of the south. An agriculture and fishing-based society, Epirus nevertheless maintains a balanced army on the Alexandrian model, consisting of cavalry, archers, peltasts, phalangites and war elephants. They also make extensive use of mercenaries from throughout the Greek-speaking world.
With every aspect of their lives and society geared towards warfare, Sparta dominated the Greek world and continues to produce arguably the finest soldiers of the Hellenic period. The slaves and non-citizens of Sparta enable their citizens to pursue warrior perfection as soldiers and champions. Trained and hardened in battle, their warriors and leaders are the embodiment of military discipline and virtue.