0 A.D.

Delenda Est for 0 A.D.

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Created 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, Huns, Xiongnu, Suebians, 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 RELEASE) Nomads - Huns, Scythians, Xiongnu: 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 RELEASE) Germanics - Suebians, Goths: 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 NEXT ALPHA RELEASE) 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 100%.
    • Consequently, Civic Centers have the "Civic Spaces" aura, which which prevents farms from being built around the Civic Center.





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hunny1583626233 @hunny1583626233

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

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.

hruz56 @hruz56

why male slaves and civilians have a famale voice?

Justus_Avramenko @justus-avramenko

This is fixed in the development version and will show up in the next alpha release of the mod.

ale-leonel-96 @ale-leonel-96

Please show some images from the next realease, specifically the Suebians faction!!!

Justus_Avramenko @justus-avramenko
ale-leonel-96 @ale-leonel-96

I would like to see the germanic tribes in 0 A.D!!!

Justus_Avramenko @justus-avramenko

I am currently (slowly) adding the Suebians and Goths ! :)

turrete01 @turrete01

Please fix the AI

Sheytan13 @sheytan13

I missing a **** ton of factions. Zapotecs, all the nomad factions..

Justus_Avramenko @justus-avramenko

I will edit the description. Zaps and Nomads are for the next alpha release.

robgha01 @robgha01

Same here, how to get previus version as the same version is used over and over... as a developer this is bad practice...
Removing this until it gets fixed.

Justus_Avramenko @justus-avramenko

Sorry about the "bad practice", as I am not a "developer", just a dude.

kozio @kozio

is here anyone who would like to play 3v3 with this mod?
AI is pretty stupid :/

turrete01 @turrete01

ai is dumb , please fix
The ai on this mod only create 2 or 4 houses and a bunch of citizens idk

Justus_Avramenko @justus-avramenko

Uh, that is a blank map. The AI wouldn't know what to do there.

ldaulixinghe @ldaulixinghe

Seleucid is overpowered. They have access to every strong unit (both army and navy) in the game.

MPC @mpc

Se pueden tener varios mods a la vez dentro del juego??

lionkanzen @lionkanzen

no con este.