I red the celtic tribe description and I find that it doesn't give justice to the celts civilisation :
-in the game they will have poor navy : this is historically inaccurate. Many gauls and britons tribes were well known for their superior boat crafting skill (the britons would even one day become the first naval power (england)). We do know that their vessels were fashioned from strong wood, and reinforced with iron belts much like a wooden barrel. We also know that the Celts built their ships big, Caesar himself notes this in his campaign against the Venetii.
- «The Britons and Gauls are the antithesis of the rigid organisation of Rome.» : Completely false. This makes them look like unorganized savage. They were very organised and civilised. And while their military side was not as organized as the roman (who around that time was more organized then the romans legion anyway?), they were highly capable of advanced tactics, especially ambushing ones.
- «They construct mostly wooden buildings, which are fast and inexpensive to construct, though far less robust than their stone counterparts.» : they did use a lot of woods, but most of their cities were made of stone. PLus the romans have always been impressed by the Gaulish architectural knowledge, especially their bridge, which were known to be more durable than the romans ones. Additionally, the Gauls were known for their great fortress that even the roman siege weaponry could not destroy : Alesia is a typical example : Caesar could not take it by assaulting it and was forced to siege it to starvation instead.
In fact, the Gaulish buildings were far more durable than any other roman buildings.
- I saw some graphics and many celts don't look equipped at all. Some are even bare chested. It's not accurate since celts were known to be great amateur of clothe : they accorded a great important to how they dress and often wore many colorful and fine clothes. This was the same case for the warrior : the number of warrior going bare chested or naked to battle was very limited, and it was often only members of specific cults.
Additionally the gauls were very competent smith, and a good percentage were equipped with fine armor.
I know some stuff are here for game plays sakes, but it's unfair to give the celts the «Zerg» role (if you play starcraft you will understand, if not just google it, you will quickly understand).
This project really looks amazing, but i'm afraid it falls under the stereotype (like many games including rome total war) : Rome are the civilized good guys and fight to bring this «civilisation» to the savage and mindless barbarian of the north, whose only tactics is too swarm the enemy with tons of unequipped canon folder.
Have you already acknowledge those inaccuracy? Is it possible that the description of the game civilisation are outdated? Will you give those celts the a more civilized look?
thanks for the answers.
EDIT : I posted this in two different place since I don't know were it belongs. Feel free to delete one the the two.
Edited by GueulEclator, 19 February 2012 - 03:08 AM.