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Greek States (TWR2 Culture)

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Greek States (TWR2 Culture)
Name: Greek States
From Game: Total War: Rome II
Cultural Group: Hellenic
Playable Factions: Yes


Overview:

Culture Traits

  • Classical Heritage: +4 to cultural conversion
  • Independence: +20% melee defence during battles in own or allied territory

Factions:

Athens

  • Centre of Culture: +20% all culture income
  • Naval Prowess: +3 experience rank for Athenian ship recruits

Epirus

  • Guardians of Dodona: Public order bonus (maximum of +6) from presence of Hellenic culture
  • Village Confederation: +20% wealth from minor settlements

Massilia

  • Great Traders: +20% trade income
  • Local Dominance: Minor diplomatic bonus with all factions

Sparta

  • Helot Repression: -50% slave unhappiness
  • Spartiate Warriors: +3 experience rank for Spartan infantry recruits

Syracuse

  • Archimedes' Eureka: +20% research rate
  • Flowering Culture: +20% wealth from culture

In game:

  • Cultural Traits spread Greek Culture quicker and give units Melee Defence bonuses when defending their own or allies lands.
  • Tend to start small, but with easy access to the Mediterranean allowing for expansion by land or sea. Establishing a strong homeland can be challenging given the presence of multiple major factions in the vicinity and existing wars and treaties.
  • Rosters tend to be built around spear units (Hoplites/Pikes,) with Skirmisher and Cavalry support, but little in the way of sword armed melee units.
  • Pre-established treaties can lead to early conflicts and shape the early game. Breaking them can be advantageous but also risky.

In history:

  • The City states of Greece (and some of their colonies.)
  • Famed as centres of culture, learning, politics and military prowess, but who now find themselves challenged by younger powers such as Macedon and Rome.
  • The Greek style of warfare influenced many cultures across Europe, North Africa, the Middle East and Western Asia.
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