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Ardiaei Grand Campaign

Ardiaei Faction


The Illyrian tribe of the Ardiaei have dedicated themselves to sea-born piracy of the Adriatic trade routes. As a result, they rule over a kingdom that is beginning to draw the ire of powerful local forces, such as Rome. As the 3rd century BC begins the Ardiaei have a fight ahead of them. They have strength and cunning that their neighbours lack; can they turn it to their advantage and bring first the Adriatic, and maybe the world, under their control?

Ardiaei

Campaign Map

Ardiaei
Ardiaei

Faction Name

Ardiaei

Campaign

main_rome

Culture

rom_Barbarian

Subculture

sc_rom_illyrian

Military Group

illyrian

Faction Group

rom_faction_group_daco_thracian

Faction Group

Balkan Tribes Balkan Tribes
The tribes of the Balkans have earned their fierce reputation.
[NOT DISPLAYED] +2 security against authority-based agent actions
[NOT DISPLAYED] +3 security against cunning-based agent actions
[NOT DISPLAYED] +4 security against zeal-based agent actions
Promise of Loot: -50% mercenary recruitment costs
Rapid Campaigns: +50% mercenary upkeep costs

Political Parties

Other Families Other Families
By age and experience these noble families are most qualified to rule or provide counsel when necessary.
Playable: False
Initial Power: 40
No Effect
Ardiaean Dynasty Ardiaean Dynasty
The Ardiaean Dynasty is the most powerful of the Illyrian noble families, founded by King Pleuratus during the 3rd century BC. They are natural sea-borne pirates and raiders, and expansionist in their outlook.
Playable: True
Initial Power: 60
[NOT DISPLAYED] adds subsistence wealth to faction capital only / scope: faction
Expert Seafarers: +2 recruitment slots in all ports
Pirates: +250% income from raiding
General
80 Illyrian Cavalry
Illyrian Cavalry
(Ill_Cav)
Melee Cavalry
160 Illyrian Hoplites
Illyrian Hoplites
(Ill_Hoplites)
Spear Infantry
160 Illyrian Noble Hoplites
Illyrian Noble Hoplites
(Ill_Noble_Hoplites)
Spear Infantry
Melee Infantry
160 Illyrian Levies
Illyrian Levies
(Ill_Levies)
Melee Infantry
160 Illyrian Raiders
Illyrian Raiders
(Ill_Raiders)
Melee Infantry
Missile Infantry
120 Slave Javelinmen
Slave Javelinmen
(Ill_Slave_Javelinmen)
Missile Infantry
120 Slave Slingers
Slave Slingers
(Ill_Slave_Slingers)
Missile Infantry
Spear Infantry
160 Illyrian Hoplites
Illyrian Hoplites
(Ill_Hoplites)
Spear Infantry
160 Illyrian Marines
Illyrian Marines
(Ill_Marines)
Spear Infantry
160 Illyrian Noble Hoplites
Illyrian Noble Hoplites
(Ill_Noble_Hoplites)
Spear Infantry
160 Illyrian Spearmen
Illyrian Spearmen
(Ill_Spear)
Spear Infantry
160 Illyrian Thureos Spears
Illyrian Thureos Spears
(Ill_Thureos_Spears)
Spear Infantry
160 Illyrian Tribesmen
Illyrian Tribesmen
(Ill_Tribesmen)
Spear Infantry
Melee Cavalry
80 Illyrian Cavalry
Illyrian Cavalry
(Ill_Cav)
Melee Cavalry
Fixed Artillery
40 Greek Bastion Scorpion
Greek Bastion Scorpion
(Gre_Scorpion_Bastion)
Fixed Artillery
Field Artillery
40 Greek Bastion Ballista
Greek Bastion Ballista
(Gre_Ballista_Bastion)
Field Artillery
40 Greek Ballista
Greek Ballista
(Gre_Ballista)
Field Artillery
40 Greek Scorpion
Greek Scorpion
(Gre_Cheiroballistra)
Field Artillery
40 Greek Bastion Onager
Greek Bastion Onager
(Gre_Onager_Bastion)
Field Artillery
40 Greek Onager
Greek Onager
(Gre_Onager)
Field Artillery
Admiral
80 Scorpion Trieres - Slave Slingers
Scorpion Trieres - Slave Slingers
(Ill_Slingers_Three_Scorpio)
Missile Ship
160 Assault Hexeres - Illyrian Thureos Spears
Assault Hexeres - Illyrian Thureos Spears
(Ill_Thureos_Six)
Melee Ship
Melee Ship
120 Assault Tetreres - Illyrian Marines
Assault Tetreres - Illyrian Marines
(Ill_Marines_Four)
Melee Ship
160 Assault Hexeres - Illyrian Marines
Assault Hexeres - Illyrian Marines
(Ill_Marines_Six)
Melee Ship
80 Assault Dieres - Illyrian Raiders
Assault Dieres - Illyrian Raiders
(Ill_Raiders_Two)
Melee Ship
120 Assault Tetreres - Illyrian Spearmen
Assault Tetreres - Illyrian Spearmen
(Ill_Spear_Four)
Melee Ship
160 Assault Hexeres - Illyrian Thureos Spears
Assault Hexeres - Illyrian Thureos Spears
(Ill_Thureos_Six)
Melee Ship
60 Fire Pot Dieres - Illyrian Tribesmen
Fire Pot Dieres - Illyrian Tribesmen
(Ill_Tribesmen_Two_Fire_Pots)
Melee Ship
60 Assault Dieres - Illyrian Tribesmen
Assault Dieres - Illyrian Tribesmen
(Ill_Tribesmen_Two)
Melee Ship
Missile Ship
80 Raiding Hemiolia - Slave Javelinmen
Raiding Hemiolia - Slave Javelinmen
(Ill_Javelinmen_One_Halfer)
Missile Ship
100 Pursuit Trihemiolia - Slave Javelinmen
Pursuit Trihemiolia - Slave Javelinmen
(Ill_Javelinmen_Two_Halfer)
Missile Ship
140 Tower Penteres - Slave Slingers
Tower Penteres - Slave Slingers
(Ill_Slingers_Bowmen_Lft_Bow)
Missile Ship
140 Scorpion Penteres - Slave Slingers
Scorpion Penteres - Slave Slingers
(Ill_Slingers_Five_Dbl_scorpio)
Missile Ship
140 Missile Penteres - Slave Slingers
Missile Penteres - Slave Slingers
(Ill_Slingers_Five)
Missile Ship
80 Scorpion Trieres - Slave Slingers
Scorpion Trieres - Slave Slingers
(Ill_Slingers_Three_Scorpio)
Missile Ship
80 Missile Trieres - Slave Slingers
Missile Trieres - Slave Slingers
(Ill_Slingers_Three)
Missile Ship
Artillery Ship
40 Light Artillery Penteres - Greek Ballista (Ship)
Light Artillery Penteres - Greek Ballista (Ship)
(Gre_Ballista_Five)
Artillery Ship
40 Artillery Penteres - Greek Onager (Ship)
Artillery Penteres - Greek Onager (Ship)
(Gre_Onager_Five)
Artillery Ship
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