0 A.D.

0 A.D. Delenda Est for 0 A.D.

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Published by Justus_Avramenko - learn more (mod ID: 111)


Delenda Est works to bring authenticity to the in-development indie title 0 A.D. Empires Ascendant. Delenda Est molds the game into a coherent focused design, adds features, new art, and new civilizations, and serves as a testbed for new ideas that could potentially make their way into the core game.

Delenda Est includes all-new unit balancing, all-new technology trees customized for each faction (with technology choices and unique techs), new buildable structures (cult statue, archery range, stable, workshop) new playable factions (Han Chinese, Theban Greeks, Epirotes, Imperial Romans, and coming in Alpha 24: Scythians, Xiongnu, and Suebian Germans; and Alpha 25: Huns, Zapotecs, and Goths!), modded maps, brand new maps, capturable mercenary camps with dozens of new mercenary units, farmlands that enrich the player's food production, a brand new resource (Glory), and much much more!

Major Changes/Features

  • A 4th phase: Empire Phase
    • Build a Wonder to auto-research this new final phase and unlock unique technologies.
  • Citizens/Villagers/Slaves/Citizen-soldiers
    • All factions now have dedicated civilian "Villager" units. They are divided between:
      • Citizens: Build economic buildings and gather resources very slowly. They have a "Slave Ownership" aura which boosts the gather rates of nearby "slave" class units.
      • Slaves: Are purely resource gatherers. Trainable from Storehouses and Farmsteads after constructing a Market.
      • For Alpha 23, all factions have slaves for balance. Other "socio-economic" paradigms will be explored for Alpha 24, for instance the Indian caste system for the Mauryas.
    • Citizen-Soldiers no longer gather resources.
      • Can build Military buildings and help the civilian Citizens with building other types of buildings.
      • Since they are also "Citizens", they too have the "Slave Ownership" aura, which boosts nearby Slaves.
  • New factions
    • (COMING NEXT ALPHA RELEASES) Nomads - Huns (A25), Scythians (A24), Xiongnu (A24): Movable buildings.
      • Three new factions, currently unfinished, but playable.
      • Artwork by Stanislas, AlexanderMB, and wackyserious.
      • Can "pack" their buildings and move them across the map.
      • Do not have territory bonuses or restrictions. They can build anywhere.
      • Have a strong bonus in cavalry, but weak buildings.
    • (COMING NEXT ALPHA RELEASES) Germanics - Suebians (A24), Goths (A25): Barbarians at the gate.
      • Two new German factions, currently unfinished, but playable.
      • Artwork by Stanislas, AlexanderMB, and wackyserious.
      • Suebians represent "early" Germans with hit and run infantry tactics, while the Goths represent "later" Germans with heavy cavalry and siege equipment.
    • (COMING IN ALPHA 25) Zapotecs: Mesoamerican civilization.
      • Artwork by Stanislas, AlexanderMB, and others from Terra Magna.
      • No access to cavalry, but have strong infantry.
      • Strong buildings.
      • Ball Court special building acts like a strong Cult Statue, that trickles a good amount of Glory for the player.
    • Principate Romans: The classic "Imperial Rome" of the 1st and 2nd centuries A.D.
      • Start each skirmish match with a free Temple of Vesta.
      • Have a Legionary Barracks and an Auxiliary Barracks.
      • Their wonder is the famous "Flavian Amphitheater", or better known as the Colosseum.
      • Like the Republican Romans, the Principates have the Army Camp and Siege Walls.
    • Han Chinese: Massed crossbows.
      • Artwork by the Terra Magna team, used with permission.
      • The Minister unit boosts the effectiveness of buildings he is garrisoned inside and of nearby Peasants (Civilian Citizens).
      • Construct the new Imperial Court building to advance to Town Phase (II) and train more Ministers.
      • Construct the new Cult Statues in order to advance to City Phase (III).
    • Epirotes: An imperialist Greek civ with a variety of ethnic units, lead by the famous Pyrrhus of Epirus!
      • Unlock training Champions from the Barracks (a feature removed from all other civs).
      • Towered War Elephants. 'nuff said.
      • Has access to a wide variety of troops, from many different ethnicities.
    • Theban Greeks: The ancient and storied Thebans, from central Greece.
      • Construct the Theban Fire Raiser siege weapon.
      • Train the famous Theban Sacred Band from the fortress.
      • They start each skirmish match with a free Greek Stoa, which increases building health by 20% for as long as it stands.
  • All new Buildings
    • Cult Statue
      • Build these to gain a trickle of the new Glory resource!
      • Task soldiers and civilian alike to it to gather additional Glory.
      • Glory is used to train Heroes and Healers, research special technologies, and research Temple technologies.
    • The old "Barracks" structure has now been split into multiple other structures
      • Barracks
        • Train melee infantry.
      • Archery Range
        • Train ranged infantry.
      • Stable
        • Train cavalry units.
      • Elephant Stables
        • Train War Elephants.
      • Siege Workshop
        • Construct Siege Weapons.
    • Market Vendor
      • Build these to trickle the new Coin resource.
      • Build 5 per Market.
      • Coin is used to hire Mercenaries and to buy other things.
    • Greek Stoa
      • Greek factions receive a free Greek Stoa at the beginning of each skirmish match.
        • Athenians
        • Epirotes
        • Macedonians
        • Spartans
        • Thebans
      • Grants +20% health to all buildings for as long as it stands.
      • Cannot be rebuilt.
    • Imperial Court
      • For the Han Chinese, unlocks the Town Phase (II).
      • Train up to 9 Ministers, who help boost the player's economy.
    • Naval Shipyard
      • For those factions with more than 1 warship, it constructs warships.
      • Split from the Dock, which is now purely economic for most factions.
  • Mercenaries and Mercenary Camps
    • Mercenary Camps, in the form of either a desert encampment, a small village, or wooden stockade, are neutral, capturable structures dotted throughout skirmish maps.
    • Capture them to train Mercenaries unique to each faction.
      • Train very quickly, in usually only 5 seconds.
      • Mercenaries cost no food, only metal and one other non-food resource.
      • Most mercenaries start out at the Advanced rank.
      • Can only train 30 mercenaries for the first captured Merc Camp, and 10 more for each other Merc Camp under the player's control.
  • New Combat Mechanics
    • Hard Counters
      • They're back. Streamlined and (mostly) realistic.
      • So every unit is good for something.
    • Phalanx, Syntagma, Forced March and Wedge formations more useful:
      • "Massed Pikes" aura for pike infantry gives them additional attack and armor for every nearby pikeman, making the Syntagma formation more useful.
      • "Locked Shields" aura for hoplite infantry give them a big armor boost when near other hoplites, making the Phalanx formation more useful.
      • Wedge formation for cavalry boosts their movement rates by 20%.
      • Forced March (the old 'Column' formation), boosts movement rates by 15%, to get your troops across the map swiftly.
  • New Technologies and Technology trees.
    • 100 new technologies, with some new icons.
    • Each faction's Blacksmith has a unique tree.
  • Farmlands
    • Many skirmish maps have areas of terrain where building farms on them will increase the output of the farms by +50%.
    • Consequently, Civic Centers have the "Civic Spaces" aura, which which prevents farms from being built around the Civic Center.





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persian1611562256 @persian1611562256

hi justus.good work but i think this mod makes phalanx and pikes stronger and makes persian bow or horses useless.that is wrong.you can see in history that all nations scared of persian horce archer specially crassus.the roman formation didnt work against persian heavy horce and archer.you may say thats a greek formations but greeks cant resist romans .that means romans were stronger in formation than greeks.greek states all fall in romans and persian hand after alexander.that means their formation didnt work.

Mirzashakiba @mirzashakiba

Hi bro im persian too
I love persians just like you
And i know they didn't work for persians in this mod🖤

gervasio.samu @gervasiosamu

Hi Jatus, your mod is amazing. There is only a problem, the Persian stone walls are purple without texture, solved this problem the mod would be perfect!

Demus1604976807 @demus1604976807

Hello Justus! Thankful for your mod! 0 AD is a great game but I was missing some civs and finally found them, even though I am looking forward to Scythas and Norses. they look great! But it seems that 0 AD is quite stopped, maybe because of the global situation? Do you have any idea if we can expect the A24 version? Thanks again!

Justus_Avramenko @justus-avramenko

Alpha 24 is to be released this week. Delenda Est A24 will be released a couple weeks afterward!

Demus1604976807 @demus1604976807

Great news!! thanks for your answer! cant wait!

killeranthony @killeranthony

alot of errors. cant play any map :( how to get development version to work on current oad?

Justus_Avramenko @justus-avramenko

The mod from mod.io or the in-game mod downloader only works with A23.

Mirzashakiba @mirzashakiba

Why did you not have any thing to do for persians? Im persian
And i love Persians and achaemenid empire
Please do something for us(Persians)

piotr-veliky @piotr-veliky

there are so many javascript warnings and errors in skirmish map egypt 3v3 and sometime they make the game hang, exit to desktop, or just running so slow.

happens when i play with seleucids, ptolemy or kushite (with kushite, building pyramides won't even enlarge territories). playing with roman, carthage or persian is ok but eventually errors with other factions will bring up the problem. maybe its due to said factions owning non-native units or buildings, dunno.

delenda est v0.0.02, windows 8.1 x64.

even if the bug persists i just wanna the errors and warnings go away cuz its my favorite map. thanks.

Justus_Avramenko @justus-avramenko

Alpha 23 or Dev version of 0 A.D.?

Justus_Avramenko @justus-avramenko

New feature just added in the working copy repository for Alpha 24: Hero Selections.


At the start of the match, you choose a hero to lead your civilization for the match. Once chosen, you can train the hero at the Civic Center right away. Each hero starts out in infantry form on foot, with economic bonuses (+10% gathering, +10% building speed within 30 meters), but then their military bonuses kick in at City Phase (such as attack auras, armor bonuses, etc.). At City Phase, you also have the ability to upgrade the hero to their Mounted version (on a horse, chariot, or elephant), which gives them greater health, trample, greater speed, and other aura effects.

mine_turtle @mine-turtle

Just played a couple of games with default (medium) difficulty vs AI - and compared to vanilla the A.I. is ... let's say very very timid - even when they attacked me early. Is this mod meant for multiplayer only or will AI see some improvements?

Justus_Avramenko @justus-avramenko

I believe the standard AI is designed and optimized for a 300 resource start (standard for Empires Ascendant). Try a match with 300 starting resources and see if the AI gives you more of a challenge.

RuiMagnus @ruimagnus

Just read all the comments and I didn't watch any kind of gratitude. So I would like to express my warmest thanks to you and your team ! Nice work ;)

Justus_Avramenko @justus-avramenko

Thank you, m8! +1

hunny1583626233 @hunny1583626233

can you specify a time for releasing german and huns factions please

Justus_Avramenko @justus-avramenko

When the next official alpha for Empires Ascendant is released.

pavlospap12 @pavlospap12

Next update, please?

Justus_Avramenko @justus-avramenko

I'll release the next update within a few weeks of the next official Alpha release from WFG.