Reforms are the lifeblood of military life, and are also help out in giving small boosts to your economy and security.
Level 1 ReformsEdit
"How highly should we honour the Macedonians, who for the greater part of their lives never cease fighting barbarians for the sake of the security of Greece?" — Polybius
For Rome, the first reform tech represents the so-called "Polybian Reforms" of the 3rd century BC. This tech upgrades most of their units, allowing them to perform much better in combat. As well as statistical upgrades, you can see that reformed units also take on a new appearance.
For the Hellenistic factions, Level 1 Reforms represent the influence of Celtic tribes (who managed several victorious raids in Greece and Asia Minor) in the post-Alexandrine era. This level of reforms, while retaining Greek heavy infantry as the focus of Hellenic armies, seek to integrate units armed and equipped in Celto-Greek fashion, particularly light and medium infantry using both ranged and melee weapons.
Hellenistic influence becomes more apparent for several factions which come under Greek influence, most notably the Nabataeans and the Getae.
Level 2 ReformsEdit
The second reform tech, in Rome's case, represents the Marian reforms that occurred in 107 BC. This improves their units to the point that they are superior to most of their enemies. As can be seen from this example, reforms will have an effect on strategies. In this case, players fighting against the Romans should try to eliminate them as early as possible before they become too powerful.
||Aedes Fortunae Primigeniae|