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Alexander the Great

Macedonians refers to the inhabitants of the kingdom of Macedonia, one of the playable civilizations introduced in Age of Empires: The Rise of Rome. They were a major power in ancient times, conquering Persia, Egypt, and western India under Alexander the Great. The in-game Macedonians represent the successor states of the Macedonian empire founded by Alexander's generals better known as the "Diadochi",such as the Antigonids, Epirus and the Seleucid empire. They are primarily an offensive civilization due to their variety of bonuses for elite units. Like the Persians, the Macedonians lack economic upgrades found in the Market and are slow in the beginning of the game, making them unreliable in games with low resources, although with a reduction in costs for siege units they can produce cheaper sieges.

A notable downside is their inability to construct Temples and train Priests, but that is made up for all their units being 4 times more resistant to conversion than those of other civilizations.

Features Edit

  • Roman architectural style
  • All elite infantry have +2 pierce armor.
  • All siege units are 25% cheaper.
  • All units are 4 times more resistant to conversion. This also builds upon the automatic conversion resistance of ships which may make converting Macedonian ships a difficult and time consuming task.
  • Melee units +2 line of sight.
  • No Temple nor Priest.

Changelog Edit

The Rise of Rome Edit

Definitive Edition Edit

  • Siege Workshop units cost changed to -25%
  • Wheel is available
  • Catapult is available

AI Player Names Edit

  • Pyrrhus (Πύρρος) - King of Epirus (306-302; 297-272 BC) and Macedon (288-285; 274-272 BC)
  • Agathocles (Ἀγαθοκλῆς) - Tyrant of Syracuse 317-289 BC and King of Sicily 304-289 BC
  • Timoleon (Τιμολέων) - Greek statesman and ruler of Syracuse, lived c. 411-337 BC
  • Hiero (ἱερόν) - Tyrant of Syracuse 478-467 BC (Hiero I); 270-215 BC (Hiero II)
  • Perseus (Περσεύς) - Mythological Greek Hero and founder of Mycenae; last king of Macedon 179-168 BC
  • Andriscus (Ἀνδρίσκος) - Last king of Macedon 149-148 BC (between Perseus and Andriscus was a period of Roman rule)
  • Antiochus (Ἀντίοχος) - Name of 13 kings of the Seleucid Empire, most notably Antiochus III the Great, Seleucid king 222-187 BC
  • Philopoemon (Φιλοποίμην) - Greek statesman and Achaean general (strategos), lived 253-183 BC
  • Hippocrates (Ἱπποκράτης) - Greek physisian and 'Father of Western Medicine', lived c. 460-370 BC

Trivia Edit

  • Although the Macedonians include many Greeks, they have the Roman architectural style instead of the Greek.
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