This is the main topic for Europe 1805 - War of the Third Coalition, one of many mods on the Age of Blackpowder subforum.
The year is 1805. Realising that Britain will keep on supporting coalitions against France, Napoleon decides to tackle the problem at the root. Now Emperor he has brought together his Grande Armée in Boulogne, ready to set sail for England any time. But by crowning himself emperor Napoleon has provoked Russia and Austria, who are preparing to march on Paris from the east. It is in the summer of 1805 that you start. You just graduated from military academy and are ready to play a role in the upcoming conflict.
- A full map of Europe with 20 playable nations:* France
* United Kingdom
* Ottoman Empire
* Kingdom of Italy
* Batavian Republic
* Papal states
* Kingdoms of Napels and Sicily
* Serbian rebel state
- Historical weapons:* 14 muskets
* 7 rifles
* 6 carbines
* 16 pistols
* 8 sabres
* 6 heavy cavalry swords
* 6 small swords
* and a lot more
-Historical clothes: * About 90 uniforms
* 2 tricornes
* 10 bicornes
* 16 shakos
* 8 bearskins
* 6 tarletons
* 4 Colpacks
* 2 Czapkas
* a mitre
* 14 boots
* 4 empire styled dresses
* 3 forage caps
* 4 turbans
* and a lot more.
-More than 110 different historical troop types.* Line Infantry
* Light Infantry (Finish Marksmen, Portuguese Cacadores, Prussian Jaegers, French Voltigeurs,...)
* Light Cavalry (British Light Dragoons, Hungarian Hussars, French Horse Chasseurs, Polish Uhlans, Cossacks, ...)
* Heavy Cavalry (Sicilian Dragoons, Austrian Kurassiers, British Heavy Dragoons, French Cuirassiers, ...)
* Special Regional Troops (British Highlanders, Tyrolean Jaegers, Kalmucks, ...)
* Mercenaries (Irish Line Infantry, Swiss Jaegers, Hessian Hussars, ...)
* Historical Rebels (Klepths, Irish peasants, Dervishes, ...)
-About 240 historical officers* All names are from officers in command during 1805.
* As much as possible they command the type of unit they commanded in real life.
* Some even have unique matching faces!
-No longer do all parties have the same troop composition. There are several options:* Mixed army
* Only Infantry
* Only Grenadiers/Elite infantry
* Only Light Cavalry
* Only Heavy cavalry
* Only regional troops
-16 different historical horse breeds (Don, Hunter, Arabian, Hanoverian, Lipizzaner, Holsteiner, Percheron, ...)
-Unique lootable items (Wellies, Napoleon's boots, Murat's uniform, Marengo, ...)
-Formations! (You can chose between native and Form Ranks! from Foxyman)
-Duels (With pistols, small swords, dagger and rapier, sabres or sabres on horseback)
-New Napoleonic scenes* New 18/19th century houses, churches, ...
* New textures for native houses.
* Siege a fortress or storm the barricades of a town.
-Random events to give the feeling of the era.
-A brand new war/peace system.* When the game starts diplomatic relations are as they where on August 5th, 1805. What happens afterwards, nobody knows.
* Countries are either part of the 3th coalition against France, a French Ally or Neutral.
* French Vassal states will always stay allied with France but all other states can join or leave the coalition/France's allies. They can even change sides!
* It's not all about France, other states, often neutral ones, can have totally unrelated conflicts.
-New system of recruiting* Join a country, go to the warrant officer/Major/... in towns and ask for reinforcements.
* You can also get reinforcements from allied countries.
* If you do run out of troops you can always recruit from villages, but be aware that you will have to pay for their equipment too.
-Military Ranks (with corresponding wages) depending on your merit
More info:Faction and Unit overview.More info on the melee aspect.More info on some of the included firearms.More info on the ranks.
DownloadVersion 0.9A Beta
: (Easier to control but no formations.)Version 1.0B Beta
: (A bit harder but with formations.) Recommended
Also, don't forget to read the FAQ
!!!This is for M&B, not Warband!!!
Berthout, coding, modeling/texturing and scene making.
Quintillius, scene making, some modeling/texturing.
Yeo, scene making.
TheJohan, scene making.
A big 'thank you' goes to:Bjorne
, for starting AoB, many items, some animations, the musket sounds and a lot more;Venitius
, for many items and uniforms from their add-ons;Cruger
, for some bits of code from Europe 1200
, for his map of Europe;Foxyman
, for his Form Ranks! kit
, for the Duel kit
, for his random events code;obywatel
, for the old map sheets textures;PsykoOps
, for the minimalistic hud crosshairs;Dain Ironfoot
, for the OSP: 18th century uniforms;Shredzorz
, for some firearms;Mayhem
, for the French Shakos;Luigi
, The Pope
, for the OSP weapons;wildhorse
, for the OSP horse textures;Nikephoros
, for the Dragoon Helmet;Old Polls
Version A 5 (16.7%)
Version B (with Form Ranks kit) 21 (70%)
Both 4 (13.3%)
Total Members Voted: 30
Line infantry (Musket and bayonet) 9 (18.4%)
Light Infantry (Rifle and infantry sword) 8 (16.3%)
Infantry Officer (Pistol and infantry sword) 10 (20.4%)
Hussar (Sabre, pistol and light cavalry horse) 3 (6.1%)
Dragoon (Sword, carbine/musketoon and heavy cavalry horse) 5 (10.2%)
Cuirassier/Heavy Cavalry (Sword, pistol and heavy cavalry horse) 8 (16.3%)
Lancer (Lance and light cavalry horse) 4 (8.2%)
Horse Chasseur/jaeger (Sabre, Carbine/musketoon and light cavalry horse) 2 (4.1%)
Kalmuck (Sabre, bow and arrows and horse) 0 (0%)
Total Members Voted: 26
France 21 (14.2%)
United Kingdom 28 (18.9%)
Austrian Empire 12 (8.1%)
Ottoman Empire 8 (5.4%)
Prussia 20 (13.5%)
Russian Empire 10 (6.8%)
Saxony 1 (0.7%)
Württemberg 3 (2%)
Nassau 1 (0.7%)
Hesse-Kassel 1 (0.7%)
Kingdom of Italy 4 (2.7%)
Batavian Republic 3 (2%)
Spain 6 (4.1%)
Portugal 0 (0%)
Bavaria 0 (0%)
Papal States 4 (2.7%)
Denmark 9 (6.1%)
Sweden 9 (6.1%)
Serbian Rebel state 4 (2.7%)
Kingdoms of Napels and Sicily 4 (2.7%)
Total Members Voted: 70
Highlanders (UK) 11 (29.7%)
Dismounted Dragoons (FR) 8 (21.6%)
Cacadores (PT) 3 (8.1%)
Finnish Marksmen (SV) 5 (13.5%)
Tyrolean Jaegers (AT) 4 (10.8%)
Janissaries (TU) 4 (10.8%)
Kalmucks (RU) 2 (5.4%)
Total Members Voted: 37
Sabre 0 (0%)
Sailors Sabre 0 (0%)
Scimitar (Ottoman) 1 (3.7%)
1796 Light Cavalry Sabre (British) 4 (14.8%)
Blucher (Prussian) 0 (0%)
An IX Light Cavalry Sabre (French) 5 (18.5%)
Szabla 3 (11.1%)
Russian Sabre 0 (0%)
An IV Dragoon Sword (French) 3 (11.1%)
1796 Heavy Cavalry Sabre (British) 2 (7.4%)
An IX Heavy Cavalry Sword (French) 2 (7.4%)
1790 Pallash (Prussian) 1 (3.7%)
1803 Heavy Cavalry Broad Sword (Austrian) 1 (3.7%)
Rapier 0 (0%) Small Sword 0 (0%)
1796 Officer Sword (British) 2 (7.4%)
Infantry Sword 1 (3.7%)
Briquet Sabre (French) 0 (0%)
Yataghan (Ottoman) 2 (7.4%)
Total Members Voted: 27
30 French Cuirassiers, on flat terrain. 14 (43.8%)
50 Russian Grenadiers, waiting around the corner during a siege. 5 (15.6%)
40 Tyrolean Jaegers, on mountainous terrain. 2 (6.3%)
400 Dervishes, on slightly hilly terrain. 2 (6.3%)
40 Polish Uhlans, on flat terrain. 6 (18.8%)
50 British Rifles, on slightly hilly terrain. 0 (0%)
Other.. 3 (9.4%)
Total Members Voted: 32