Divide et Impera 1.2.8 Open Beta Released!

Beta Release

The latest release for Divide et Impera has been opened up to the public as a beta. Please enjoy the newest features and changes to the mod and feel free to give feedback on our Discord, thanks!

Download Links: SteamStandalone (Mirror)


  1. ) Download the beta from the above links. If you use the standalone, place the mod pack in your Rome 2 data folder. If you use Steam, simply subscribe to the beta on the Steam workshop. Both versions require the main DeI mod.
  2. ) When you run Rome 2, make sure the beta pack is above the main mod in the Mod Manager load order. Click Play.

*Please note that most submods will not be compatible with this beta for now.

Patch Notes

Battle Changes

– Removed “Disciplined” attribute from most units, it was too common and often even applied to untrained units
– Removed knockback from slings and bows
– Lowered hidden bonus vs infantry of bows
– Tweaked pike and hoplite spacing
– Slight increase to damage for charging phalanx
– Lowered falx bonus vs infantry by 1
– Added fatigue resistance and expert charge defence to disciplined formation
– Added fatigue resistance and mighty knocback to diamond formation
– Diamond formation added to Companion cavalry
– Increased AP damage of lance and sword cavalry, lowered base damage of lance and sword cavalry
– Small increase to infantry charging speed
– Small increase to hoplite walking speed
– Lowered wardog stats
– Slightly lowered hoplite defense

Battle Performance Changes

– Stamina Abilities for units have been removed. They were not functioning properly and were the cause of battle lag.
– Due to these changes, battle lag should be significantly improved, especially on lower end systems. Big thanks to Benjin for figuring this out!
– In the future, we may have them back or a submod version, if they can be implemented properly.

Greek Colony Overhauls

– Massalia, Colchis and Bosporus have had their rosters changed and updated.
– These three factions now have special colony barracks building types that have unique features and functions such as local vs Greek units, culture/diplomacy effects, etc.
– Colchis is now Caucasian and has Caucasian temples (new campaign only)
– New Faction trait: Colony population techs in the military training tree.
– Current campaigns with these factions may have some issues with incorrect building types.

Other New Units

– New Nabatean camel unit, New Athenian peltast units, new Iberian reform unit, new Saba heavy infantry, and new Kartli heavy swordsmen.

New Barbarian AI Roster Units

– Added 90 new AI only Grand Campaign units for various germanic, gallic, celtiberian, thracian and british AI factions from Ritter-Floh to create more unique and varied rosters.
– These will replace or augment existing rosters based the tribe. The goal is to add more variety and unique units for the various factions a player may face.

British Units & Generals Visual Updates

– Added new and greater variations for many units and updated their appearance. These included older shared units, officers, standard bearers and faction exclusive units.
– British generals updated with new visuals and proper politician outfits for when they are not leading troops.
– Big thanks to CEMN on all the hard work for these changes!

Area of Recruitment Changes

– Various higher tier AOR units have been moved to the immigration/foreign quarter line of buildings in many regions.
– These units now require either tier 2 or tier 3 of the immigration building to be recruited, depending on the unit quality.
– Depending on the culture, some of these units may still be available in the main city line because cultures cannot build immigration buildings of their own culture type.
– Removed copy units of Galatian AOR levies, swords and cavalry. These units are now available in the traditional Galatia area only.

Resource Changes (New Campaigns only)

– Iron has been moved from Sicily to Corsica and fish from Corsica to Sicily.
– Silver has been added in the Edetani’s city and olive oil has been moved in land.
– Added new amber and spice main city buildings rather than having the resource come from the region effect alone.
– Moved the amber resource in Germany to be on the coast with a port
– Region effects still produce 1 of each resource to allow saves to retain that feature. Save games will have amber production in a different region than the resource buildings in Germany due to the move.
– Carthage’s mercenary barracks now requires silver rather than gold to upgrade.

Squalor Changes

– Squalor (sanitation) effects now begin at tier 1 for all cities and gradually increase to tier 4.
– Lowered squalor (public order) negatives on all tier 4 cities.
– Slightly increased squalor (sanitation) from major cities.
– Removed random disaster plague events.

Population Changes

– Replaced most upkeep bonuses in the Military Management technology tree with population bonuses.
– Population system economic effects are now properly working. This will have an impact on save game economies.

New Victory Conditions

– Revised all Victory conditions to be generally shorter, more consistent and varied between the types of victories. Big thanks to Q_Sertorius for all the work on this new feature! (new campaign only)

Major Changes

– Reduced AI agent amount (reduced cap) at higher imperium levels.
– Removed Governor (dignitary) agent active actions, they are now passive only.
– Many Mercenaries now start at 0 availability to begin a campaign and have to replenish. Most provinces start with 1 unit available at start, some with 2. (new campaign only)
– Changed all Mercenaries to have the same replenishment rate chance (15% as most had already) – new campaign only
– Increased recruitment cost based on imperium level, especially for highest imperiums.
– Reduced AI Bonuses for smaller imperium size AI factions.
– Lowered gravitas per turn effects for skills, ancillaries and traits.
– Updated visuals for 14 units that had older or vanilla assets from skillfultree’s submod. Big thanks to him!
– Tier 4 barracks now give 1 extra recruitment slot.
– AI Carthage now starts friendly toward the Nasamones, Garamantia, Cyrenaica and the Gaetuli.
– Added autoresolve bonus for Carthage and Seleucids when attacking vs non player allied minor factions.
– Fixed the Fleet ready to leave port supply effect not properly being removed.
– Fixed skills, ancillaries and traditions that affect enemy morale not properly working. They will now affect all enemy armies in a region.
– Fixed many factions having incorrect rebellion units and general units.
– Lowered fame threshhold for Imperium 6-8, so they will be reached sooner.
– All units now have campaign stealth and will have to be seen in order to be identified on the campaign map.
– Added new strategic port for Athens (Piraeus) in new campaigns, changed previous special tier 5 port to a different name.

Other Changes

– Fixed Battle of Cannae crashing, thanks to Swaraj!
– Fixed the “white screen” map bug when starting a multiplayer campaign.
– Replaced chariot techs Baktria and Caledones. Changed Seleucid chariot tech to include elephant effects.
– Changed political party names for some Bactria, Cimbri, Syracuse and Sparta auxiliary parties
– Added new strength/weakness unit description texts for all units based on unit class/weapon.
– Changed Rugoz roster units to match Cimbri units.
– Added guerilla deployment to Germanic and Iberian missile units.
– Changed Germanic axe raider ships to population class 3 to match land counterparts.
– Small increase to some tier 4 minor city food consumption.
– Fixed Macedon grain pits missing baggage train recruitment.
– Removed shared heavy cavalry commander unit from celtiberian factions.
– Fixed Mercenary Belgic Lancers missing secondary weapons.
– Fixed some Iberian factions have a Celtic rather than Iberian piece of artillery.
– Removed normal thorax spears from Pergamon roster due to having their own version.
– Moved Edetani Guard and Heavy Infantry to barracks, Light Swords and Skirmishers to main city line.
– Moved Cimbri slingers to main city line and elite skirmishers to tier 3 cities.
– Added Cimbri Noble cav and Ardaiei noble hoplites to recruitable units.
– Removed Galatian and Iberian mercenary units from African provinces (new campaign only)
– Increased Carthaginian maximum available limit for Galatian and Iberian factional mercenaries (new campaign only)
– Removed 3rd class pop bonus to Colony buildings.
– Increased 1st/2nd class pop from public guard tower buildings.
– Fixed 2 incorrect units in Baktrian chapter missions.
– Fixed Seleucids and Baktria missing required technologies for granaries and main city storage buildings.
– Fixed Germanic army tradition missing effect text, name and icon
– Fixed Bibracte having reversed descriptions for trade/fort variants
– Changed barbarian research buildings to increase pop 1 and 2 instead of 1 and 3.
– Added Iberian light cavalry units to all barracks types.
– Increased cavalry ratio for Iberian AI army templates.
– Added sanitation effects to Germanic Austro temple line.
– Kartli foot guard moved up to tier 3 barracks recruitment.
– Fixed Bactrian Heroic cavalry having wrong attribute group
– Changed Scythian armored lancers to have proper ammo amount.
– Fixed Media starting archer unit size. (new campaign only)
– Moved Gastraphetes unit to Sicily only.
– Fixed bad texture on an Indian 2h axe model.
– Added bireme/trireme recruitment for Rhodes tier 1 special port.
– Moved Armenian/Kartli Georgian sword unit to main city recruitment.
– Added Loricati reform unit to Lusitani roster.
– Light Peltasts now use 2h spears and have them in offhand with javelins.
– Removed horse armour on certain non heavy hellenic horses
– Changed Arevaci guerilla warriors to third class
– Added guerilla deployment to Cimbri spearmen, berserkers and sword unit.
– Changed unit card for Numidian slingers.
– Changed Greek ballista to 2nd class to match other factions and siege units.
– Lusitani Heavy spear and sword also now recruitable from tier 3 barracks along with tier 3 cities. Callaeci Medium infantry moved to tier 2 cities.
– Removed Syrian mercenary elephants, increased AOR syrian elephants campaign cap.
– Removed quotation marks (many errant) from unit descriptions
– Fixed garrison Armenian cavalry missing javelin models in battle.
– Moved Thracian footmen to tier 1 cities, Thracian Rhomphaia to tier 2.
– Added Molossian Royal Guard to tier 3 barracks recruitment.
– Moved Caledonian archers to city recruitment, militia to barracks recruitment
– Changed Caledonian medium archers to pop 3, light cav to pop 2
– Added stealth/guerilla attributes to skirmisher and levy Irish and Caledonian units.
– Removed pop 3 bonus from Barbarian barracks and Eastern sanitation buildings to help with overcrowding.
– Changed tier 4 cattle/grain alternative buildings to provide pop 2.
– Changed some political party colors to better stand out.
– Fixed bugged textures on Egyptian traitor legionary and Scipio Praetorian unit shields.
– Added provincial cavalry morale bonuses for Epona temples.
– Changed Dacian Cataphract cav to pop class 1.
– Fixed missing trait effects for some female traits.
– Fixed Pergamon Galatian infantry not being recruitable, moved to a pre-Thureos unit (new campaign only)
– Removed lowest tier townsfolk units from rebellion rosters.
– Lowered starting Hellenic culture in Caucasia.
– Changed Pergamon Elite Thureos spears to 2nd class
– Fixed Pergamon civil war faction missing garrison units.
– Moved a few different barbarian units from the slave market buildings to the Loremaster’s Hut in major cities.
– Fixed Armenian civil war faction missing garrison units
– Removed artillery Quinquiremes for most eastern factions.
– Fixed composite bow cavalry shield animations.
– Fixed various incorrect voice entries for units.
– Removed javelins from some AOR and garrison British units.
– Moved Meroe skirmishers and archers to main city line, medium spearmen and pikes to barracks. Moved light cav to tier 1 stables.
– Moved Median Persian Kinsmen Lancers to Iranian reforms
– Removed Median pikes from roster.
– Fixed Parthian camel cataphracts not being properly recruitable.
– Fixed Late Triarii and Allied Pedites missing weapons in hollow square.
– Fixed 3 units missing from Nervii custom battle roster
– Changed Greek raiding hemolias to be third class pop.


– KAM for the insane amount of work he puts in on everything
– Ritter for so many great units
– Q_Sertorius for the new victory conditions
– Benjin for helping to identify the battle lag issue
– CEMN for his british units update
– Thanks to Jake, CEMN, skillfultree and Swaraj for help with unit card work
– skillfultree for his updated texture submod
– Litharion for various script fixes

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  1. Will we see these changes to Greek Colonies affect the rosters for any states I may liberate in southern Italy or Sicily.

  2. So, i have noticed 1. that there is no diamond formations for Campanion cavalary Macedon in my game, 2. I have isues with Athens coz i cant use city population when i recruit ships, it gives me Crete or Rhodos (i have capture those islands) no meter how far or close am i from Athens. Can someone look st those things. I love the changes u made. Bravo

    • The Macedonian “sacred squadron” doesn’t have the diamond formation. The ones that have it are the Seleucid “Companion Cavalry”

  3. great much needed patch.

    i dont need you tell anything about history.

    for game variety i would love to have the cimbri, more open fields battle made, strong infantry, even cavalry, battle hardened, good equipped, less stalk ability, less range units.

    lugii tribe (incluced harii) more night oriented, more skirmishers, more stalk abilitys.

    sweboz for the difference i play them as cherusci 😀
    more ambush oriented, slingers, skirmishers that are ok in meele, skills like stalk and ignore terrain.
    more like battles of teutoburg, pontis longi, angrivaran wall…

    the cimbri got a really needed overhaul,
    but to be fair the other germanic factions lack a lot.
    i absolutly understand, that they are weaker than other non barbarian factions in open battles.

    for the gameplay and the variety it would be in my opinon better to split the strengthen. cimbri nearly got all.

    (its not worse, because i started the new campaign with them :D)

    i hope u dont see this as a critism, because thats not what i wanted, with my poor englisch.
    you do a really good job and this mod makes this game by far the best game on this time period/historical.

    keep on going!!

  4. Antigonidai should get a bonus vs. minor factions too. Macedon was a regional power in Greece. They always get crushed by illyrians, thracians, athenians, spartans…

    And why macedonian general’s companion cavalry is weaker than the barrack’s ones?

    I love this mod, really, but Macedon deserves some love too. Great job guys!

  5. Great patch, though I’m going to really miss the stamina difference between the units.

    Would it be possible to add the “Improved Stamina” trait to units that had good / excellent stamina? (e.g. Spartan Hoplites – they were useful because they could hold and drain enemy’s stamina before full-on attacking.)

  6. Oh, also, do you ever plan on correcting the name for the short pike phalanx ability? Currently, the “pike phalanx” is labelled “pike phalanx”, the “short pike phalanx” is labelled “hoplite phalanx”, and the “hoplite phalanx” is labelled “phalanx”. I’m guessing this is a quick fix in a localisation file somewhere.

  7. How do I install the Divide et Impera 1.2.8 Open Beta?

    This is what i have done:

    Subscribed on STEAM and installed it.
    Placed it in the top of the mod list.

    The mod list loos as follows:
    Divide et Impera 1.2.8 Open Beta
    Divide et Impera Part 1
    Divide et Impera Part 2 Reuploaded
    Divide et Impera Part 3

    No other mods have been activated, and in the game, no mod script is running.

  8. Probably this has nothing to do with this “New Game” named Divide Et Impera. You made the best total war game ever. Its the idea behind the system that makes the experience not the graphics. Creative Assembly is very good assembling graphical experiences but… Lacks alot inwhat you just did. I´m 47 years old played everything and yopu just “made” the best total war game ever. By getting knowledge into the flares. I´m just curious about what can be done about the AI behaviour regarding fleets. They seem to use transport fleets to attack directly a city instead of disembarking. This makes this experience look a bit strange and out of place since a transport fleet should have a point a and b ( mission) not staying with thousands waiting on boats. But I dont know if this is your “department” Awesome Job !

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