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'''Military traditions''' are a mechanic that unlocks unique abilities, new units and special bonuses to units. Each tradition has one bonus at the start, followed by three paths that can be taken. After the seventh tradition in the chosen path is reached, another special benefit is unlocked. One military tradition costs 800 {{icon|mil}} [[Power_points#Military Power Points|Military Power Points]], and each tradition taken increases the cost by 50%, and each military technology level reduces it by 25%.
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[[File:Military tradition.png|28px]] '''Military traditions''' represent the accumulated practices and expertise of a country's military and reward nations that keep a particularly [[Land_warfare#Experience|experienced]] or [[Army#Toggles|well-trained]] army. They give various military-related bonuses and modifiers as well as unlock new [[Army#Actions|unit abilities]], unique [[Land_warfare#Combat_tactics|combat tactics]], and special [[Land_units|unit]] [[Naval_warfare#Naval_units|types]], often promoting the use of different unit compositions and strategies. Each tradition tree begins with a starting bonus that branches into three separate paths, each linear and typically based on the traditions of a particular culture or nation that uses the tree. One military tradition costs [[File:Military_experience.png|21px]] '''100''' [[State#Military_Experience|Military Experience]] and requires that the nation has already adopted all the previous traditions in its path; however, it is possible to freely choose between the different paths when selecting the next military tradition at no extra cost. Adopting the seventh tradition in a particular path will unlock the final path bonus at no extra cost.
  
 
== Military tradition types ==
 
== Military tradition types ==
There are seven different military traditions in the world, each tied to one or more culture groups.
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There are seven different military traditions in the world, each typically tied one or more culture groups. Each country starts with a predefined military tradition which cannot be changed except through a few special events.
  
 
=== Barbarian ===
 
=== Barbarian ===
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[[File:Celtic_philosophy_start_bonus.png|left]]
 
{{main|Barbarian traditions}}
 
{{main|Barbarian traditions}}
 
{{#lst:Barbarian traditions|intro}}
 
{{#lst:Barbarian traditions|intro}}
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=== Greek ===
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[[File:Greek_philosophy_start_bonus.png|left]]
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{{main|Greek traditions}}
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{{#lst:Greek traditions|intro}}
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=== Indian ===
 
=== Indian ===
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[[File:Mauryan_philosophy_start_bonus.png|left]]
 
{{main|Indian traditions}}
 
{{main|Indian traditions}}
 
{{#lst:Indian traditions|intro}}
 
{{#lst:Indian traditions|intro}}
 
=== Italic ===
 
=== Italic ===
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[[File:Latin_philosophy_start_bonus.png|left]]
 
{{main|Italic traditions}}
 
{{main|Italic traditions}}
 
{{#lst:Italic traditions|intro}}
 
{{#lst:Italic traditions|intro}}
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===Levantine and Arabian Traditions===
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[[File:Levantine_philosophy_start_bonus.png|left]]
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{{main|Levantine and Arabian traditions}}
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{{#lst:Levantine and Arabian traditions|intro}}
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===North African===
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[[File:North_african_philosophy_start_bonus.png|left]]
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{{main|North African traditions}}
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{{#lst:North African traditions|intro}}
 
=== Persian ===
 
=== Persian ===
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[[File:Persian_philosophy_start_bonus.png|left]]
 
{{main|Persian traditions}}
 
{{main|Persian traditions}}
 
{{#lst:Persian traditions|intro}}
 
{{#lst:Persian traditions|intro}}
 
===North African Traditions===
 
Available to the North African & Numidian culture groups, and the Carthaginian culture. They start with the ‘Seafaring People’ tradition which gives Trireme Cost: {{green|-25%}}.
 
 
====Tribal Path====
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
|-
 
! Tradition !! Bonuses
 
|-
 
| Born in the Saddle ||Light Cavalry Discipline: {{green|+10%}}
 
|-
 
| Man and Horse ||Camel Plains Combat Bonus: {{green|+15%}}<br>Heavy Cavalry Plains Combat Bonus: {{green|+15%}}<br>Light Cavalry Plains Combat Bonus: {{green|+15%}}
 
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| Sure-footed, as Wild Horses ||Light Cavalry Cost: {{green|-15%}}
 
|-
 
| Wild Charge ||Enables the 'Cavalry Skirmish' Tactic
 
|-
 
| Local Knowledge  ||Army Attrition: {{green|-15%}}
 
|-
 
| Call to Arms ||National Manpower: {{green|+10%}}
 
|-
 
| Ululating Cry ||Light Cavalry Offense: {{green|+15%}}
 
|}
 
End bonus for this path is ‘To Each, Their Own’, which gives National Tribesman Output and Happiness: {{green|+10%}}.
 
 
====Naval path====
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
|-
 
! Tradition !! Bonuses
 
|-
 
| Phoenician Heritage ||Ship Damage Done: {{green|+10%}}
 
|-
 
| Iberian Draft ||Light Infantry Defense: {{green|+15%}}
 
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| Naval Dominance || Ship Damage Taken: {{green|-15%}}
 
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| A Life at Seat ||Monthly Ship Repair at Sea: {{green|+0.05}}
 
|-
 
| Noble Warlords ||Monthly General Loyalty: {{green|+0.03}}<br>Monthly Admiral Loyalty: {{green|+0.03}}
 
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| Imposing Edifices ||Fort Defense: {{green|+15%}}
 
|-
 
| Putting our People to Work ||Navy Maintenance Cost: {{green|-10%}}
 
|}
 
End bonus for this path is ‘Maneuverability Above All’, which gives Liburnian and Trireme Discipline: {{green|+10%}}.
 
 
====Army path====
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
|-
 
! Tradition !! Bonuses
 
|-
 
| Skilled Recruiters ||Mercenary Maintenance: {{green|-10%}}<br>Recruit Mercenary Cost: {{green|-25%}}
 
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| Professional Marines ||Morale of Navies: {{green|+10%}}
 
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| The Sacred Band ||Heavy Infantry Discipline: {{green|+15%}}
 
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| Uneasy Relations ||Tribute Income: {{green|+10%}}<br>Loyalty of Subject States: {{green|+10}}
 
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| The African Elephant ||War Elephant Maintenance Cost: {{green|-15%}}
 
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| Numidian Cavalry ||Heavy Cavalry Cost: {{green|-15%}}
 
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| Devastating Charge ||War Elephant Discipline: {{green|+10%}}
 
|}
 
End bonus for this path is ‘A Hard Bargain’, which gives Mercenary Maintenance: {{green|-15%}}.
 
 
===Greek Traditions===
 
{{main|Greek Traditions}}
 
Greek Military traditions will be used by all countries with a Greek culture as their state culture, including all Diadochi kingdoms. They start with the ‘Modernized Phalanx’ tradition, which allows the 'Phalanx' ability.
 
 
====Seleucid Path====
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
|-
 
! Tradition !! Bonuses
 
|-
 
| Agema ||Light Cavalry Discipline: {{green|+10%}}
 
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| Arms For Hire ||Morale of Armies: {{green|+5%}}<br>Recruit Mercenary Cost: {{green|-15%}}
 
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| Phoenician Sailors ||Trireme Offense: {{green|+10%}}
 
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| Companion Cavalry ||Enables the 'Cavalry Skirmish' Tactic
 
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| Kataphraktoi ||Heavy Cavalry Discipline: {{green|+10%}}
 
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| Thyreophoroi ||Light Infantry Morale: {{green|+10%}}
 
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| The Hipparchos ||Heavy Cavalry Morale: {{green|+10%}}<br>Light Cavalry Morale: {{green|+10%}}
 
|}
 
End bonus for this path is ‘Deep Coffers’, which gives Mercenary Maintenance: {{green|-15%}}.
 
 
====Greek path====
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
|-
 
! Tradition !! Bonuses
 
|-
 
| The Sarissa ||Heavy Infantry Morale: {{green|+10%}}
 
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| The Tarentine Advance ||Light Cavalry Defense: {{green|+15%}}
 
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| Siege Craft ||Siege Ability: {{green|+10%}}
 
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| Military Colonies ||Enables the 'Military Colonies' Ability
 
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| Mine's Bigger Than Yours ||Trireme Defense: {{green|+15%}}
 
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| City State Fortifications ||Fort Defense: {{green|+15%}}
 
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| Centuries of War ||Heavy Infantry Maintenance Cost: {{green|-10%}}
 
|}
 
End bonus for this path is ‘The Silver Shields’, which gives Heavy Infantry Discipline: {{green|+10%}}.
 
 
====Antigonid path====
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
|-
 
! Tradition !! Bonuses
 
|-
 
| Veterans of the Great Campaign ||Cohort Starting Experience: {{green|+10%}}<br>Experience Decay: {{green|-15%}}
 
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| Proud Shipwrights ||Trireme Cost: {{green|-15%}}
 
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| The Nobility Ride ||Light Cavalry Offense: {{green|+15%}}
 
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| The Victor's Spoils ||Enables the 'Raid Ports' Ability<br>Enslavement Efficiency: {{green|+20%}}
 
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| Peltasts ||Light Infantry Offense: {{green|+15%}}
 
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| Specialist Infantry ||Archer Discipline: {{green|+10%}}
 
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| Mastery of the Mountains ||Archers Mountain Combat Bonus: {{green|+15%}}<br>Heavy Infantry Mountain Combat Bonus: {{green|+15%}}<br>Light Infantry Mountain Combat Bonus: {{green|+15%}}
 
|}
 
The end bonus for this path is ‘Combined Arms’, which gives Light Infantry Discipline: {{green|+10%}}.
 
 
===Arabic & Levantine Traditions===
 
Used by countries in the Levant, Egypt and Arabia. They start with the 'Pathfinders' tradition which gives Land Unit Attrition: {{green|-15%}}.
 
 
====Arabian Path====
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
|-
 
! Tradition !! Bonuses
 
|-
 
| Desert Sands ||Hostile Attrition {{green|+1}}
 
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| Merchant Coast ||Trireme Cost: {{green|-15%}}
 
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| Beasts of Burden ||Camel Offense: {{green|+15%}}
 
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| Ships of the Desert ||Camel Desert Combat Bonus: {{green|+15%}}<br>Light Cavalry Desert Combat Bonus: {{green|+15%}}<br>Heavy Cavalry Desert Combat Bonus: {{green|+15%}}
 
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| Sturdy Design ||Trireme Defense: {{green|+15%}}
 
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| Legacy of the Builders ||Build Cost: {{green|-15%}}
 
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| Oasis Trade ||Camel Cost: {{green|-15%}}<br>Heavy Cavalry Cost: {{green|-15%}}<br>Light Cavalry Cost: {{green|-15%}}
 
|}
 
End bonus for this path is ‘Trained Camelry’, which gives Camel Discipline: {{green|+10%}}.
 
 
====Egyptian path====
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
|-
 
! Tradition !! Bonuses
 
|-
 
| The Spear of the Kingdom ||Light Infantry Defense: {{green|+15%}}
 
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| Arms Race ||Trireme Discipline: {{green|+15%}}
 
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| Stonemovers ||Fort Defence: {{green|+15%}}
 
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| Colonial Integration ||Enables the 'Military Colonies' Ability
 
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| The Blood of Egypt ||Trireme Morale: {{green|+10%}}
 
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| Thick Hide ||Camel Defense: {{green|+15%}}
 
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| Cradle of Civilization ||National Manpower: {{green|+10%}}
 
|}
 
End bonus for this path is ‘Rank Upon Rank’, which gives Light Infantry Discipline: {{green|+10%}}.
 
 
====Graeco-Levantine path====
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
|-
 
! Tradition !! Bonuses
 
|-
 
| Surfeit of War ||Heavy Infantry Cost: {{green|-15%}}
 
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| Thorakitai ||Light Infantry Offense: {{green|+15%}}
 
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| Machimoi Epilektoi ||Heavy Infantry Offense: {{green|+15%}}
 
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| Greek Warfare ||Enables the 'Phalanx' Tactic
 
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| Good Reputation ||Mercenary Maintenance: {{green|-15%}}
 
|-
 
| Ramming Speed ||Trireme Offense: {{green|+15%}}
 
|-
 
| Unending Riches ||Monthly General Loyalty: {{green|+0.03}}
 
|}
 
The end bonus for this path is ‘Learning from the Best’, which gives Heavy Infantry Discipline: {{green|+10%}}.
 
  
 
== References ==
 
== References ==
 
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Revision as of 20:29, 26 May 2020

Military tradition.png Military traditions represent the accumulated practices and expertise of a country's military and reward nations that keep a particularly experienced or well-trained army. They give various military-related bonuses and modifiers as well as unlock new unit abilities, unique combat tactics, and special unit types, often promoting the use of different unit compositions and strategies. Each tradition tree begins with a starting bonus that branches into three separate paths, each linear and typically based on the traditions of a particular culture or nation that uses the tree. One military tradition costs Military experience.png 100 Military Experience and requires that the nation has already adopted all the previous traditions in its path; however, it is possible to freely choose between the different paths when selecting the next military tradition at no extra cost. Adopting the seventh tradition in a particular path will unlock the final path bonus at no extra cost.

Military tradition types

There are seven different military traditions in the world, each typically tied one or more culture groups. Each country starts with a predefined military tradition which cannot be changed except through a few special events.

Barbarian

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Main article: Barbarian traditions

The Barbarian traditions encompass the fighting styles of the peoples of Hispania, Gaul, Britannia, and Germania, among others. They mostly relied on large formations of lightly armored infantry equipped with spears or swords, supported by nimble chariot formations or light cavalry, and made extensive use of ambush tactics, especially in forests.

Greek

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Main article: Greek traditions

The Greek traditions cover the tactics of the peoples of the hellenistic empires and the eastern Mediterranean Sea.


Indian

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Main article: Indian traditions

The Indian traditions highlight the strengths of the Mauryan kingdom and its neighbors, using large formations of Indian war elephants to smash through the enemy, supported by fast moving archers and chariots who can maneuver around the dispersed troops. They also used complex formations such as the legendary Blooming Lotus, or Padma Vyuha.

Italic

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Main article: Italic traditions

The Italic traditions represent the focus on heavily armored and disciplined infantry found in the Etruscan, Roman and other Latin states. They came to favor the sword over the spear, and relied on quickly closing ground with and dispersing less well equipped infantry using strict formations, such as the Triplex Acies, with supporting light cavalry and skirmishers.

Levantine and Arabian Traditions

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Main article: Levantine and Arabian traditions

The Levantine and Arabian traditions concentrate on the strong naval presence of the Phoenician cities and the use of phalanx tactics, light infantry, and camelry in the arid deserts of the Levant, Egypt, and Arabia. The Phoenicians were the most prominent traders of the Mediterranean, giving them unmatched experience with seafaring and ship building.

North African

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Main article: North African traditions

The North African traditions concentrate on the strengths of the Phoenician merchant state of Flag of Carthage Carthage and the surrounding nations. The Carthaginians had a strong naval tradition built on centuries of Mediterranean trade, and made use of heavy infantry and African war elephants supported by light infantry and cavalry to smash through enemy formations.

Persian

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Main article: Persian traditions

The Persian traditions cover the tactics of the peoples of the Scythian steppe and satellites of the former Achaemenid empire. Life on and around the steppe has forged these peoples into exquisite horsemen who, armed with a bow, can harry and surround their opponents from beyond their reach, while their infantry concentrates on whittling down the worn out formation.


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