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Offline Greedy Sheedy

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Roman Builds
« on: March 04, 2014, 09:43:09 PM »
Ok so before you look at these builds, bare in mind that they are not necessarily the most efficient or OP classes. It is more based on authenticity and role play, which is what sets it apart from the regular builds. If this is overlooked it kind of defeats the point of playing it in this style.

So with the Roman builds, we have four slightly different classes, each which are historically accurate and have their own uses.

1. Roman Praetorian -
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Main weapon - N/A
Sidearm - Baselard Sword (I would recommend with imperial, Toledo steel and also hollow grind)
Shield - Hand Pavise (Make this with as much health as possible, in order to take as much damage as possible)
Armour - Munitions Cuirass (Polished noble silver)
Helmet - Sallet (no visor, in polished noble silver, with royal train plume, clothed hood)
COA - All red with two yellow eagles

This class did not fight historically and were actually the guards of the emperor, however we thought they looked great and wanted to emulate them somehow. Their job is to be a more flexible fighter than the Triarii but to also stay in formation. They are effective at overhead swings or side swings, as this allows the more powerful Triarii class behind them to pierce with their spears.


2. Roman Triarii -
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Main weapon - Partisan Spear of Eastern Passion or Chiavarina (Imperial, convex ((Convex is good because you get extra damage from stab, so hollow grind makes no difference unless you slash)) and standard wood)
Sidearm - Baselard Sword (I would recommend with imperial, Toledo steel and also hollow grind)
Shield - Hand Pavise (Make this with as much health as possible, in order to take as much damage as possible)
Armour - Munitions Cuirass (Polished noble silver)
Helmet - Sallet (no visor, in polished noble silver, with royal train plume, clothed hood)
COA - All red with two yellow eagles (*note in the picture provided it is the IG COA)

Historically the Triarii were some of the best Roman soldiers. Their role is to be the 'big hitters' of the formation. They do the most damage but are easy to block. However with the Praetorian class this allows the spears to be effective. Also the 'break block' perk is recommended as it allows other thrusts from fellow Triarii to hit their target.


3. Roman Archer -
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Main Weapon - Yew Bow (with standard arrows or fire arrows, no attachments to make replenishment quicker)
Sidearm - Baselard Sword (I would recommend with imperial, Toledo steel and also hollow grind)
Shield - Hand Pavise (Make this with as much health as possible, in order to take as much damage as possible)
- (Having a shield is optional, although personally I think having a shield means the archer can engage in combat similarly to Triarii or Praetorian, if need be. So they can block for bandaging etc etc)
Armour - Munitions Cuirass (Polished noble silver)
Helmet - Sallet (no visor, in polished noble silver, with royal train plume, clothed hood)
COA - All red with two yellow eagles

This class is essential on open maps where ranged units are attacking the formation. They can negate the threat and also give the formation/group more flexibility.


4. Roman Aquilifer -
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Main Weapon - Partisan Spear of Eastern Passion or Chiavarina (Imperial, hollow grind or convex, and standard wood)
Sidearm - Baselard Sword (I would recommend with imperial, Toledo steel and also hollow grind)
Armour - Munitions Cuirass (Polished noble silver)
Helmet - Armet (Eagle crest, polished silver, clothed hood)
COA - All red with two yellow eagles


There should only be one person taking this class depending on how many people are on. Their role is to not be in the formation but to be on the outskirts of it. They hassle they ranged that are close and can also engage lone targets etc


Conclusion:

There is also some room to add a Cavalry unit and a scout or 'auxilary' unit. I haven't got these builds currently so if someone would like to suggest one that would be great. Bare in mind it should be in line with the theme of the current buids (same plume, same colour armour, same COA, same sidearm) and basically be close to historically accurate.

These builds are really fun to play especially in large formations on game modes like conquest or assault. However bare in mind it is not a great class on its own and you'll likely get a bad score. It is essentially a small piece of the puzzle and it is all about teamplay and roleplay.

Look forward to playing these classes with you guys!

Offline AradorasXeon

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Re: Roman Builds
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2014, 11:50:42 PM »
Go go Triarii! :D
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