Author Topic: [S] Historic Castles Project - the British Isles [Released for Warband]  (Read 228090 times)

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Download v 1.2: http://www.mbrepository.com/file.php?id=1929

Let's face it: most native castles are little toy models that don't really resemble historic castles.
So I've had some fun making a few castles from history only using the items already in Warband. That's a challenge  :)
And thought I'd offer them as resource for modders interested in Britain around the years 1066-1300
- or to anyone kind enough to try them out and give feedback.
They're just remade native castles and castle interior and dungeons are left untouched; they don't interest me.

It's a fascinating period and so the castles are mostly Norman motte & bailey castles.
They're not exact replicas but meant to look so much alike that it's believeable.


Name: Classic Motte & Bailey Castle

Year: circa 1066-1070.

Reference:
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Name: Classic Motte & Bailey Castle 2

Year: circa 1066-1070.

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Name: Tonbridge Castle

History: http://www.tonbridgehistory.org.uk/places/the-castle.htm

Year: 1070.

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Screenshots:
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During a siege:

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Years pass and wooden castles are (re)built in stone...
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Name: Pevensey Castle

History: http://www.infobritain.co.uk/Pevensey_Castle.htm

Year: circa 1080-1150 ?

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Attackers spawn in the marsh and have 2 ladders (both are used by the AI by default (order 'charge')
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Name: Carlisle Castle

History: http://www.britishcastle.co.uk/index.php?pageId=CarlisleCastle_History

Year: 1122 - 1160 ?

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Screenshots:
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Attackers spawn in the streets:
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Name: York Castle / Clifford's Tower

History: http://www.cliffordstower.com/

Year: circa 1260-1290

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Name: Llansteffan Castle

History: http://www.castlewales.com/llanstef.html

Year: circa 1192

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Name: Beaumaris Castle

History: http://www.castlewales.com/beaumar.html
             The last and largest of the castles to be built by King Edward I in Wales...

Year: circa 1330 (construction began in 1295 - and 35 years later it remained unfinished)

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Name: Conwy Castle

History: http://www.castlewales.com/conwy.html

Year: 1287

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This project is now finished. Thank you for all the suggestions and feedback.
« Last Edit: April 23, 2015, 10:02:34 AM by Adorno »

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Re: [S] Historic Castles Project - the Normans [Warband]
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2010, 08:41:03 AM »
Blaaah.. that looks so **** awesome. :shock:

Here's your first tester! Ooh! Me! Me!
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Re: [S] Historic Castles Project - the Normans [Warband]
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2010, 09:26:59 AM »
Those are some really nice castles! Glad to see some proper ones.
Let's hope more people will feel OBLIGATED! to make castles of that quality for other time periods.
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Re: [S] Historic Castles Project - the Normans [Warband]
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2010, 09:33:20 AM »
Thanks a lot. I just uploaded screenshots of Pevensey and Carlisle castle.
Pevensey is pretty standard but has an interesting history during the Norman invasion.

York castle is also done, it's huge - a little surprise for later (I'm tired of taking screenshots now  :) )

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Re: [S] Historic Castles Project - the Normans [Warband]
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2010, 09:51:37 AM »
Verrrry niiice. :shock:

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Re: [S] Historic Castles Project - the Normans [Warband]
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2010, 10:14:00 AM »
amazing, very nice work Adorno

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Re: [S] Historic Castles Project - the Normans [Warband]
« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2010, 10:19:41 AM »
Very nice work!


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Re: [S] Historic Castles Project - the Normans [Warband]
« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2010, 10:30:15 AM »
Great!
I need install it and conquest!!!

I am historian, what u need?  :D




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Re: [S] Historic Castles Project - the Normans [Warband]
« Reply #8 on: May 18, 2010, 12:39:29 PM »
Thanks. Do you have some good pictures/models of castles from that time?
It could be motte & bailey castles or others around the years 1066-1300.

I have so little imagination I need good pictures  :)

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Re: [S] Historic Castles Project - the Normans [Warband]
« Reply #9 on: May 18, 2010, 01:01:06 PM »
wow :shock: very nice,its for single or multiplayer

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Re: [S] Historic Castles Project - the Normans [Warband]
« Reply #10 on: May 18, 2010, 01:26:27 PM »
I am speechless. That's all I can say.

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Re: [S] Historic Castles Project - the Normans [Warband]
« Reply #11 on: May 18, 2010, 01:35:43 PM »
I have few castles in books, sadly i lack scanner entirely.

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Re: [S] Historic Castles Project - the Normans [Warband]
« Reply #12 on: May 18, 2010, 01:37:40 PM »
I'm quite partial to Tonbridge and the very first Motte & Bailey, I have to say.

Also, and I feel like a right villain for asking, how open source will this be? :P
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Re: [S] Historic Castles Project - the Normans [Warband]
« Reply #13 on: May 18, 2010, 03:13:32 PM »
Thanks. Do you have some good pictures/models of castles from that time?
It could be motte & bailey castles or others around the years 1066-1300.

I have so little imagination I need good pictures  :)
Do you need specifically British ones, Western-European ones or generally from whole Europe?
All these are just words. They don't show anything.

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Re: [S] Historic Castles Project - the Normans [Warband]
« Reply #14 on: May 18, 2010, 03:29:35 PM »
Finally added screens of Clifford's Tower ^

These are for single player (hence the [S.]) and free for anyone to use.
I'll upload them sometime tomorrow or the day after.

I'm mostly interested in British/Norman castles around 1066-1300,
but also from earlier periods - I just don't have much knowledge of fortifications before William came  :)