This mod add a new cavalry unit, the roman-byzantine Cataphract. For historical reason, the unit mantains his greek name (Kataphractos).
The Cataphract was an high-armoured and well-equipped oriental cavalry unit, characterized by a full armor for both man and horse.
The Cataphract was used by many oriental populations, like Persians, Sarmatians, Seleucids, and also by later Roman Empire and Byzantine Empire.
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I like this a whole bunch! I have played other games involving Cataphracts and, for this game, the graphics are great! You can see every link in the chain mail for the horses!
Posted on 06/13/07 @ 05:46 AM
Very cool unit. Great texture/animation, and excellent balance.
AoM should have included a Roman civ... I ended up inserting this unit into my Greek techtree, which is a bit of a trade off, but overall I am happy just to have this unit in the game.
Posted on 07/27/07 @ 01:55 AM
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really nice unit i like it a lot,
and you should say it works with regular aom because it does