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Daughters of Mars Unit Pack

Athena, Bellona, Andraste, Mars: whichever war deity these soldiers pledged their lives to received a solemn promise of victory in the face of even the most formidable enemies. Whether in defence of their homelands, or called upon to fulfil their part in glorious conquest, female combat units featured throughout the ancient world. Adding a swift and deadly mix of fighting styles and abilities to the fray, generals will wisely place value on those who aspire to be the avatar of the war gods themselves!

Gladiatrices
Can be recruited by Rome, or as mercenaries in Italia.
Honed to a razor-edge through countless drills and contests in the arena, Gladiators and Gladiatrices are ruthless and skilled brawlers. Their sledgehammer approach to melee brooks no compromise, and in the right circumstances, they can inflict heavy losses on traditional soldiery. Heavily armoured and disciplined, Gladiatrices are more formidable defenders than their arena-trained male counterparts, and every bit their equals in their lust for battle.

Mercenary Kushite shieldwomen
Can be recruited as mercenaries in Aethiopia.
The fiercely independent Kushite Nubians are a geopolitical force to be reckoned with. Their mounted archers and skilled infantry have repelled Roman advances on multiple occasions, ably demonstrating their proficiency in large-scale battle. The zealous, spear-armed warriors of the Kushite Shieldwomen are swift, agile and deadly; able to strike swiftly from woodlands and trained to form up effectively in defence, Cavalry commanders would be wise to fear them.

Lusitani Swordswomen
Can be recruited by The Lusitani, or as mercenaries in Lusitania.
Honed by generations of conflict and rightly feared for their lightning ambush tactics, The Lusitani have built a reputation as excellent guerrilla warriors. Trained to advance under the whittling fire provided by the Cantabrian Circle, their swift and hard-hitting Swordswomen are adept at exploiting woodlands to remain hidden while they move. When the charge comes, it is swift, sudden, frenzied and terrifying; though used carefully, Lusitani Swordswomen can also mount a formidable defence.

Cimbri Bow-Women
Can be recruited by The Suebi.
Like many Germanic tribes, the dense woodlands of northern Europe have impelled the Suebi to develop superior guerrilla warfare techniques. Adept at making the most of cover and striking from a hidden position, the Cimbri Bow-Women are amongst the finest archers the Suebi can field. With superior weapon range and damage, they can wreak havoc before they are even detected. If attacked directly however, they can give a better account of themselves in melee than their principal role suggests.

Spear Gladiatrices
Can be recruited by Rome, or as mercenaries in Italia.
Bringing the bloodthirsty and brutal melee techniques of the arena to the battlefield, Gladiatrices make excellent shock-troops. When armed with spears, these warriors gain a defensive edge over their sword-wielding battle-sisters, making them better prepared in the face of an assault. Arranged effectively, they can stop the hammer-blow of a cavalry charge in its tracks, and their frenzied riposte can inflict horrific casualties.

Gorgo’s Skirmishers
Can be recruited by Sparta, or as mercenaries in Hellas.
The citizens of Sparta were among the finest infantry in the ancient world. With the Helots performing the ‘lesser’ functions of society such as agriculture, Spartan warriors were free to engage in the all-encompassing pursuit of excellence in combat. Athletics and weapon-drills were not the sole preserve of men, however. Faster-firing and heavier-hitting than standard sling-wielding units, Gorgo’s Skirmishers make a valuable addition to any Spartan force.

Spearwomen
Can be recruited by The Suebi, or as mercenaries in Suebia, Silesia, and Magna Germania.
Independent, proud, and with powerful gods watching over them, The Germanic peoples are famed for their ferocious warriors. The women of the Suebi are no exception, and carry the will of the tribe into battle as ably as the men. Standing side-by-side with their Suebian Spear-Brothers, Spearwomen are exquisite defenders, capable of blunting a charge and instilling fear in the enemies of the tribe. Their training lends them versatility however, and they can quickly switch to an offensive role as the situation demands.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum
    • OS: XP/ Vista / Windows 7 / Windows 8
    • Processor:2 GHz Intel Dual Core processor / 2.6 GHz Intel Single Core processor
    • Memory:2GB RAM
    • Graphics:512 MB DirectX 9.0c compatible card (shader model 3, vertex texture fetch support).
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:35 GB HD space
    • Additional:Screen Resolution - 1024x768
    Recommended:
    • OS:Windows 7 / Windows 8
    • Processor:2nd Generation Intel Core i5 processor (or greater)
    • Memory:4GB RAM
    • Graphics:1024 MB DirectX 11 compatible graphics card.
    • DirectX®:11
    • Hard Drive:35 GB HD space
    • Additional:Screen Resolution - 1920x1080
    • Operating System: OS X 10.7.5
    • Processor: 1.7 GHz Intel Core i5
    • RAM: 4 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 25 GB
    • Video Card: 512 MB AMD Radeon HD 4850, NVidia GeForce 640 or Intel HD 4000
    • Screen Resolution: 1024x768.

    Unsupported graphics chipsets for Mac: NVidia GeForce 9 series, GeForce 300 series, GeForce Quadro series, AMD Radeon HD 4000 series, Radeon HD 2000 series
    • Operating System: OS X 10.7.5 (or later)
    • Processor: 2nd Generation
    Intel Core i5 (or greater)
    • RAM: 8 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 25 GB
    • Video Card: 1 GB NVidia 750 (or better)
    • Screen Resolution: 1920x1080.

    Unsupported graphics chipsets for Mac: NVidia GeForce 9 series, GeForce 300 series, GeForce Quadro series, AMD Radeon HD 4000 series, Radeon HD 2000 series
Helpful customer reviews
52 of 69 people (75%) found this review helpful
Posted: November 16, 2014
Great pack. The melee fighters are pretty decent flankers and/or skirmishers. The voice acting is a little too much, they try to hard to make the females sound manly. Don't know if that makes sense but yeah. However if you are looking for historical accuracy keep on walking, this add on pack is not for you.
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30 of 33 people (91%) found this review helpful
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Posted: January 16
Daughters of Mars is a combination of fantasy and reality. Certain units are just silly, the Gladiatrices and Gorgo’s Skirmishers being the prime contenders. Overall, the units are quite fitting and though overpriced, the DLC itself is okay. For some reason almost all the female units have a cap of six, which is really stupid, considering they’re generally weaker than their male counterparts and work best as flavour units. The Kushite Spearwomen should have also been included into the Aethiopian factions’ regular roster.
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19 of 28 people (68%) found this review helpful
Posted: December 18, 2014
A good addition to the game, however it could use some expanding.

There simply arn't enough playable factions that could use them as anything other than mercenaries. There are cultures that were missed out despite female fighters being historically accurate for them.

Would personally love to see this expanded to the Iceni!
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10 of 13 people (77%) found this review helpful
Posted: March 9
ok i will try to keep this as objective as possible, seeing as if i criticise it as historically inaccurate that most of the time people just call be sexist. which is silly seeing as it has nothing to do with my opinions of women.

First off most of the units are pretty well rounded, having the cimbari bowwomen and hex barers in my army is actully worth it, as the Germans i need to scare my foe rather than actully beat all his units.
The Gladiatrices are not really worth it in my opinion. there stats do not make the cost worth it.
Mercenary Kushite shieldwomen are alright as well a well rounded spear unit but strangly not found in Atheopian armys.
Lusitani Swordswomen are worthless just like most other Lusitani units.
Gorgo’s Skirmishers are worse..... they throw stones, and are only good against unarmered peasents (find them in greece please where everyone has big sheilds and heavy armour)
Spearwomen are ok but not really that great.


now what the DLC should have had but did not.
Gaul: it did not touch any celtic tribes, your already willing to add women into the roman legions. somthing that did not happen why would you skip over a more beliveable faction?
British tribes: They litterally had Boudicca why would you not refrence this with a unit? like Boudiccas chosen or some crap.
No Sythian Amazons? really of all the myths to play on you choose to ingore the most popular? now your just splitting hairs.

i somewhat enjoyed this but overall i did not effect the game at all. i usally play with mods so i rarely see them.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
Posted: February 15
Pros:
Female warriors.
Fun to play.

Cons:
Not really that historical.
Limited, more "liked" female warriors (steppe women) in FLC bit.

Overall: would recommend for reduced price, but not full price.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: April 17
the only useful unit from the pack is gorgo's skirmshers.
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176 of 204 people (86%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Posted: October 12, 2014
Purchased because I enjoy playing Rome, and more units are always welcomed, which is good.

But I cannot reccomend this without mentioning one thing, the roles of many of the units in this dlc are not historically accurate at all. They are purely there to be there. Gladiatrices did exist, but they were often the "appetizer" for the lions before real gladiators entered the arena. They were not trained, nor were they generally respected. A lot of historical inaccuracy.

TLDR; Good if you want new units, REALLY Bad if you want historical accuracy.
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100 of 161 people (62%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Posted: October 11, 2014
Of all the DLC's, I highly recommend this DLC the most only because you can (almost) lead an entire female army!
The world of Antiquity shall be trampled by estrogen
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5 of 11 people (45%) found this review helpful
Posted: December 21, 2014
The Cimbri are Excellent,As Suebi finally gets archers.
The Suebi Spearwomen are good too,But Woodanaz still beat them defensively
Gladiatrices,Well lets say the male and females have their own edges
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
Posted: February 8
There are some decent units, though some seem useless.

Gladiatrices and spear gladiatrices are only slightly different than their male counterparts which were already available, so no big improvment there. Variety is nice though... ~

Gorgo's skirmisher's are pretty cool because it's a very cheap merc missile unit that's available without building an auxiliary barracks there in Hellas to get the awesome Cretan archers. Though if you get the auxiliary barracks in Asia, you access the Rhodian slingers, which are a way superior unit to the Gorgo's (best in the game I think). +1 for being good, cheap early game slingers.

Kushite spearwomen are a good unit, also a cheap merc unit. But if one has the Beasts of War dlc, one already has access to the much superior Leopard warriors, which are also much more expensive. ~

The Cimbri bow women are an excellent unit all around....for archers (I personally prefer the other missile units). +1

Suebi spear women are an excellent middle spear unit. Together with the Cimbri, they add some much needed variety to the Suebi roster. +2

The Lusitani swordswomen are a good unit, but not much different than the swordsmen - better defense, but much weaker attack...Useful as a flanker, but no more than any other unit really. ~

Hex bearers are great, but disappointing at unit groups of only 60. High morale, super effective defense unit. +1

Amazonian riders are okay, but not as good as other scythian horse archer units. ~

Scythian noblewomen are again, a good unit with high morale, but not as effective as the other units which were already available. Again, I only give a neutral rating because I'm a sucker for variety... ~

Cost of dlc +1

content of dlc overall ~

Disappointing but still recommended.
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Posted: March 5
Romans! Protect your balls!!! Yarrghh!
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
Posted: February 15
It's cool and all but the units are almost completely useless. They just get dominated every battle they're in. Usually if you lose, you make the enemy at least lose a lot more troops than you did. But with these units, expect to be crushed and barely hurt the enemy.
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10 of 22 people (45%) found this review helpful
Posted: February 15
Shame on Creative assembly for all the overpriced and abusive downloadable items.

Total war fans, show your discontent for Creative Assembly's practices !

Note : This is a general criticism of Rome II's marketing scheme, and not DLC specific.
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6 of 14 people (43%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Posted: December 20, 2014
It is a fun package, but I was hoping for more than a couple units. To have an all female army is not possible though. No cavalry. :( All in all though, I would recommend it just to have more variety.
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6 of 14 people (43%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Posted: February 3
If you want some diversification in this game, buy this DLC...
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1 of 4 people (25%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Posted: February 16
cool
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10 of 23 people (43%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Posted: December 20, 2014
Honestly, this is probably the best DLC for this game. The price is rational, and the units added are quite numerous. I have enjoyed several across multiple factions, and they are all worthy of spedning you hard earned conqueres gold on training them. 10/10
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12 of 28 people (43%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Posted: January 6
"But Bill, those are historical babes"

Things i can name this DLC

Historical Babe Simulator 272 B.C

Man Slaughter Simulator 272 B.C

Jacking off Simulator 2015

69/10 Would buy again

But seriously, they implemented females pretty well and the voices are pretty good. I mean, they pretty good, i get a boner.
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1 of 6 people (17%) found this review helpful
Posted: February 15
Great content if you´r looking for new units to use both in singleplayer and multiplayer,but if you are looking for something historical than this DLC has noone of it,altough gladiatrices, tribal womens etc existed they werent nearly as strong as they are in the game. Plus,if you buy this bear in mind that you´d be wise to have other DLC´s to have the respective nations to unlock them to play multiplayer,or you´l be stuck on singleplayer with most of the units. Then again,something that should been on the game from the beginning together with almost all other DLC´s but it´s not. I bought it for 0.74 cents and anything above that price i dont recommend getting,coz over 2 euros for this is madness,and the same applies for most of the DLC´s. My advice is wait for sales or promotions then buy this for no less then 75% discount. Anyways,it´s my opinion.
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0 of 4 people (0%) found this review helpful
Posted: February 15
the best game i ever played
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