9 new civilizations have been added: Brazilians, Paraguayans, Colombians, Argentines, Mexicans, Americans, Canadians, Tupi and Koreans.
40 new random maps have been included. The WotTA-only ones can be found in the main list; the others, by clicking on "Custom Maps" at the skirmish screen.
9 new Native Settlements can appear on the new maps. They are: Bandeirante, Republiqueta, Quilombola, Guarani, Guaicuru, Aymara, Pirate, Order of Christ and Sertanejo.
Age up to a brand new age: The Great War age. At age V you can research a new tech, Great War, that will enable World War I-themed units such as zeppelins, airplanes, dreadnoughts, tanks, and several new techs.
Two brand new cultures: Latin Americans and North Americans. Each with an exclusive gameplay!
Church completely redesigned. When playing as Europeans, Latin Americans or North Americans, you can adopt a religion and enable the redesigned priest and multiple religion-specific techs! There are 10 different religions to choose.
Revolutionaries redesigned. New bonuses, new politicians, new units!
Spies completely redesigned. Now available to all civs but Latin Americans, use them to attack stealthy in several ways.
With the Arrival of the Spaniards and the subsequent introduction of the horse, the Mapuche military strategy changed drastically in an incredibly short span of time. It was thanks to the innovations of Lautaro, who introduced the use of horses in their ways, and later the formation of specialized cavalry units that it became such an important part of the Mapuche lifestyle.
One of such specialized cavalry formations is the Winitufe, meant to be race horses and using long range attack, these cavalrymen quickly favored the bola while in combat, being deadly to both enemy cavalry and hunt.
Ingame, the Winitufe is the main and only ranged cavalry unit of the mapuche, being available from colonial age, it has a bonus against both artillery and cavalry, this comes at a cost though, since it's an expensive unit, and as such should be treated with care.
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Sunday, 23 December 2012 03:57
Soldaderas were female warriors that took part in the Mexican Revolution against Porfirio Diaz. They were as fearless as men, sometimes even more courageous than them, and their equipment usually consisted of a rifle and two bandoliers. They did not just fight, but they also served as cooks, nurses or even provided sexual and emotional comfort to the fighting Mexican irregulars.
Ingame the soldaderas serve the function of being the mexican skirmishers, though somewhat weaker and costlier than your average skirmisher, they make up for this with the fact that they can heal, though slowly, nearby units, providing a powerful boon to the other, already strong, mexican infantry units.
Sunday, 23 December 2012 03:51
The Cañon Dorado was a heavy and very precise cannon. It was made almost entirely of bronze, most of the time old pieces re-casted on factories. It had two types of ammunition: the traditional cannon ball and the more frightful canisters full of shrapnel. During the War of the Triple Alliance, the Cañon Dorado was mainly used by the Paraguayan army, who handled it as a powerful and intimidating piece of artillery ready to take its toll on unprotected enemy troops.
Ingame, the Cañón Dorado is the Paraguayan heaviest artillery, only available through the Imperial Age up or through cards, it deals massive quantities of damage and it's very resistant... for a cannon.
En México se denominan insurgentes a los miembros del ejército de la época de Independencia. Sin una estructura definida, el ejército insurgente creció con rapidez y si bien llegaron a tener mayor cantidad de armas de fuego que el ejército realista, estas eran piezas mal fundidas y peor servidas.
Dada la política inestable de México durante el siglo 19, combinado con sus constantes enfrentamientos militares tanto contra fuerzas extranjeras como internas, hay más de una ocasión en la que se pueda mencionar una fuerza de soldados que se pudiesen considerar "insurgentes".
En el juego, el insurgente es una unidad de infantería temprana mexicana, con un ataque bastante débil, esto se ve compensado con una cantidad descomunal de puntos de vida, lo cual les permite resistir mucho daño, si bien ellos no causan mucho por sí solos.
Yesterday all servers in the U.S. went out on strike in a bid to get more RAM and better CPUs. A spokes person said that the need for better RAM was due to some fool increasing the front-side bus speed. In future, buses will be told to slow down in residential motherboards.