Follow TV Tropes
More information on the Berbers and Malians.
More to come, and it does indeed look like the Ethiopians and Portuguese are also present.
I haven't played AOE 2 HD in a while.
Such a good time to have a PC with the most outdated driver card ever
Woohoo, my country is in Ao E, at last!
edited 3rd Nov '15 11:22:42 AM by Quag15
So what interaction did Portugal have with Africa? Refresh my historical memory.
It already was in Age of Empires III.
In the mid-late Renaissance, Portugal was the first country to begin establishing overseas colonies and and building a global empire, about a century before anyone else did. It started with Africa, mainly trading for valuable goods such as gold and ivory. Unfortunately, they were also the first European power to kick off the slave trade in Africa.
Portugal will likely be a naval-focused civ, given this history.
edited 3rd Nov '15 12:32:51 PM by TotemicHero
Oh yeah, silly me (dope slaps self).
Yes, but slave trade was already a thing in Africa before we appeared (I think there are Islamic sources on this). It doesn't excuse our major role and participation in it, naturally.
edited 3rd Nov '15 12:46:48 PM by Quag15
Information on the Ethiopians.
And trash war? (free Spearman line upgrades)
edited 4th Nov '15 3:42:13 AM by EarlOfSandvich
Shotel Warriors vs Huskarls! Spam war!
And now, the Portuguese
Cartography in the dark age for allies? Holy shit!
Also, a first look to sate your interest:
edited 4th Nov '15 6:15:30 AM by EarlOfSandvich
Berber tech tree:
Ethiopian tech tree:
Malian tech tree:
Portuguese tech tree:
Hookay, that should be everything in the video.
edited 4th Nov '15 2:02:32 PM by ABNDT
If only they could release this for non hd aoe2
On our tech tree: While it's fairly true to history (props to the inclusion of the feitorias, whose impact in globalization trade in history cannot be underestimated), it feels weirdly unbalanced. No Siege Rams? Weird. On the other hand, fuck yeah Arquebus and Organ Gun!
Also, it would've been a crime if they didn't included the Caravel.
edited 4th Nov '15 1:50:10 PM by Quag15
Why no Paladins anywhere? :S
Good question. As it stands, even with this expansion included there are only eight civs with access to this unit.
Considering the last Paladins to stroll through Africa, I doubt they'd be welcome.
I'm going to buy this on the 16th of December. It'll be a good reward after I complete my class. :)
African Kingdoms is out, and also 20% off. Also, balance changes. Changelog.
Ooookay...Good Bad Bug ahoy! In the 4th mission of the Sundjata campaign, I secured an alliance with Mema by rescuing their princess, and she offered me the aid of her Gbeto forces in return. Thing is, they won't. Stop. Coming. I finished the scenario at 570/125 population, and that's including heavy losses from my We Have Reserves tactics.
edited 5th Nov '15 5:55:26 PM by ABNDT
I remember my friend Max wished there was an ability in the game called "Salt Earth," which would destroy your enemy's farms.
I just ran across this batshit-crazy match w/commentary. If you have a couple hours to set aside, it's well worth your time.
I played as the Mongols today. :)
It didn't end well. -.-
Bump, because there is something I should get off my chest.
Why can I not play as the Ethiopians?! >.<
Has anyone managed to beat the last level in Sundjata's campaign? Fucking wonder...
EDIT: Nevermind, I've managed to beat it, after some 5 or 6 attempts (with lots of saves in between).
edited 14th May '16 9:47:04 AM by Quag15
Community Showcase More
How well does it match the trope?