So, a lot of you have been complaining about the Odrysian Kingdom faction and I've been catching a lot of flak for disagreeing with you. I was asked to post some replays, and so that's what I'm doing.
This is a link to my video where I show and explain why I think Odrysian Kingdom is not an underpowered faction.
One thing that I forgot to mention in the video is that I think sica are already in the game in spirit, even though there is no sica model in use. This is because Thracian Peltasts have a unique melee weapon in the game that the game files name "balkan sword". It doesn't LOOK like a sica, but it does 35 weapon damage (really high for a missile unit's melee weapon) including 10 armor pen damage. This is insanely high for a missile unit and I think that this was put in with the sica in mind. Also, it's in use in the game in exactly the way that the real world Thracians used the sica. As a secondary weapon by peltasts. So, all I think CA needs to do is change the model for that melee weapon to a sica model.
I also want to link this pdf:
That is a book by an ancient historian who specializes in Thracians. It's only about a 30-35 page read and it describes, in detail, pretty much everything we know about Thracian military history, military organization, armor, weapons, and tactics. It's very interesting for a Balkan fan and I think it could be very helpful in informing us all on what is and isn't a historically accurate representation of Thracians.
Thanks! And feel free to contribute your thoughts.