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[WB][S] The Sword And The Axe
« on: February 05, 2014, 02:49:29 PM »
Hello guys, I'd like to introduce you to "The Sword And The Axe". It is a mod about Viking Age Scandinavia.




SUMMARY
It's a mod about Vikings. The year is 860AD and the diferrent petty kingdoms and factions are fighting for supremacy in the land of Scandinavia. Axes and swords clash, shield are raised. War is about to break loose...


FEATURES
       
                                                                                                                                PROGRESS

-New map of Scandinavia
(Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark and a wee bit of Northern Russia).                       100%
-Items
(Balancing of prizes and statistics, new items implementation)                                      100%
-Factions
(Factions that correspond to the time frame of the mod)                                               100%
-Troops
(completely reworked troop trees, close to no cavalry, unique units                              100%         
 for each faction, etc)
-Kings, Lords and Mercenaries
(kings with unique equipment and interesting lords. Jomsvikings as mercenaries.)       100%
-Banners and flags                                                                                                         100%
-Menus and presentation                                                                                               100%
-New, better Graphics                                                                                                    100%
-Artwork
(Menu screens, load screens, escape menu and town screens, etc.)                            100% 
-Scenes                                                                                                                          100%
-Music and sound overhaul                                                                                            100%
 AND MORE...     


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VERSION 5.2(CURRENT)
MIRROR 1
MIRROR 2


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Re: [WB][S] The Sword And The Axe
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2014, 02:51:16 PM »
SCREENSHOTS

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Should Raiders be mercenaries or a faction's special unit?
Mercenaries                           15 (57.7%)
Special Unit                            11 (42.3%)

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Re: [WB][S] The Sword And The Axe
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2014, 02:52:05 PM »
DISCLAIMER

The mod IS NOT Historical. It is loosely based on history. The map is NOT historically accurate. The names of towns and castles are mostly real and partly not. 

CREDITS AND PERMISSIONS  (WIP)

-GothicKnight, for the Dark Age OSP.
-Idibil and the Brytenwalda team for their Vendel helmets, a coat with many texture variations, helmets, a couple of shirts and many items, from the Brytenwalda mod as OSP
-Dejawolf, for the Viking OSP pack
-Waewulf, for the Light Armor OSP pack.
-Rathos, for the Arms and Armors OSP pack.
-Talak, for the Special Armoury OSP pack
-Faradon, for his OSP models.
-igorbb for his OSP of helmets and weapons and armours.
-Walx, for RealSwordsNord
-XIII Rus OSP
-Motamaru, for his Formations Kit
-El_Guache, for mail shirt texttures
-ha3481, for armor textures
-Crusaders Way to Expiation OSP mod for some of the textures for buildings and landscape.
-BrustwarzenLenny, for his OSP armors and a cloak
-The Last Days mod, for permission to use beard and hair meshes
-Floris OSP mod, for many items and inspiration
-Psyphoon, for Animations OSP
-Royalty Free license music
-Rohzdear, for Warband UI Retexture
-Free models from Turbosquid
-Hoboistice, for cool animation and general usage tweaks
-Caba'drin and others, for scripts taken from the Forge OSP Script section
-Raptor, for the viking swords
-Bob's Armory(from Skyrim), used with permission
-Calradia in Darkness mod OSP for textures and graphical enhancements
-Game of Thrones OSP resource, from RusMnB
-Gaunt and Lionheart2, for Weapon Breaking system
-Last Breath of the Calradian Empire mod, for the excellent skyboxes
-DatFrog, Timothy the Knight, Ringwraith #5 and others for banners from the Banner Request thread
-Dansk_Viking and the Vikingr mod team, for items and scene props used with permission
-Lord Jamestown, for OSP from the Russian Commando site
-Jacobhinds, for the Animation variety pack and Ottoman Clothing OSP
-Redleg, for some textures, models and ideas about armor variety
-xenoargh, for Blood and Steel OSP
-syabr, from Mushrooms OSP
-SendMeSmile, for Blood and Steel environment OSP
-kojjam1, for OSP items and more importantly, parts of them
-Zeus, for nasal and spectacled helmet
-Russian Game of Thrones OSP, from the Commando site
-WeiXiadi, for Armor Lite OSP
-motamaru, for Formations and AI kit
-Nate884, for testing, new starting menus and ideas
-LordHummingbird, for a LOT of research(I tried to apply as much as possible  :))


From rusmnb(those were a suggestion of Sherlock Holmes, a co-forumite):
-Oswald, for Sword OSP pack
-сикомор(sycamore), for shields OSP pack

IF you see your work in the Screenshots or in the mod(when it is published) remember that the Credits list is WIP, so contact me and I will add you immediately.

THANKS AND AKNOWLEDGEMENTS (WIP)

-matmohair1 for his helpful Research and some images that were used as Artwork.
-Bactstay, for ideas, suggestions and research for Historical Lords' Names
-Sherlock Holmes(not the consulting detective :P) for suggestions of two amazing OSP packs
-Teofish and Urgrevling for significant historical research
-HooTman, for reworking all the village scenes, remaking many textures and adding more things to the mod

ASKING FOR HELP

Any help would be appreciated. Particularely, I want to ask for help from: Sceners, modelers and texturers(of any experience) and Researchers. Now, regarding the Research part, I'm not looking for Wikipedia copypasta or Google search(that much I'm able to perform myself). I need people with relative books, images and texts, people with a very good knowledge of those times.

Also, if you know how to speak Russian, I would be grateful if you could help me find some OSPs from the Rusmnb forum.

Thank you very much!


MOD TEAM

-Me :P: Mod idea, editing, music pack compilation and pretty much all the editing related stuff.
-EternalPaladin: Scripter and writer and NPC editor
-Theoren: Additional Scripts & Music, Ideas & Suggestions and Scripting
-Dykjozo: Scener and researcher
-Backstay: Research, currently making a list with Historical Lords, Kings and Fiefs. INACTIVE
-Tybalt: Research about troops, lords, items and music. INACTIVE
-Nate884, research, character backstories, Scripter

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Re: [WB][S] The Sword And The Axe
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2014, 03:05:07 PM »
Are you planning on using the original and proper names for fiefs etc? Good luck, regardless.

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Re: [WB][S] The Sword And The Axe
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2014, 03:17:28 PM »
Thanks and to answer your question, the mod is pseudo-historical. That means that some(or rather, most) things would be real and a little will not. But nothing Fantasy or Horned Helmeted Berserkers charging naked, I'm afraid... :)

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Re: [WB][S] The Sword And The Axe
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2014, 06:25:22 PM »
Oh, nice. This is the most promising mod I've seen that is set in the viking ages.

I really love the viking ages, and have read a lot of books in school about it, so if you'd like, I can probably help with a bit of researching. Also I'm from Denmark, and that's in the mod, so that's a plus. Already noticed a thing or two about the danish fiefs on the screenshot :P I'd love to help with more, like modelling, but I'm working on another thing as well, so I can't offer too much.

Good luck with the mod :)
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Re: [WB][S] The Sword And The Axe
« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2014, 07:13:28 PM »
This is relevant to my interests :D

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Re: [WB][S] The Sword And The Axe
« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2014, 08:10:21 PM »
I hope you greatly increase the armour weights, kinda like in Vikingr.

But as for research, I have this one book, "The Gruesome Truth About: The Vikings", doing a quick skim through it says about the weapons & armour they used and about beserkers :lol:

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Re: [WB][S] The Sword And The Axe
« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2014, 08:49:07 AM »
I hope you greatly increase the armour weights, kinda like in Vikingr.

But as for research, I have this one book, "The Gruesome Truth About: The Vikings", doing a quick skim through it says about the weapons & armour they used and about beserkers :lol:

Armour weight is going to be increased, yes, as well as the weight of helmets; I mean, it's not possible to wear an iron helmet in your head and that weighs less that a kilo. Also, regarding the book, I have it, too, (translated in my language, of course) and it helped in some areas. As a side note, it belongs to a series that are quite good(although a bit more for younger audience). They have a book about Romans, I think and other historical periods.

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Re: [WB][S] The Sword And The Axe
« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2014, 08:55:08 AM »
Good luck dude. Thanks for trying out my modpack. I am thinking of introducing some helmets in it sooner or later, or maybe retexturing other osp helmets.

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Re: [WB][S] The Sword And The Axe
« Reply #10 on: February 06, 2014, 09:00:06 AM »
Thanks. Of course I would try you pack. You have excellent items and those swords were absolutely fantastic. And those helmets you speak of, would I find anything that would help me? :)

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Re: [WB][S] The Sword And The Axe
« Reply #11 on: February 06, 2014, 09:06:12 AM »
Thanks. Of course I would try you pack. You have excellent items and those swords were absolutely fantastic. And those helmets you speak of, would I find anything that would help me? :)

I haven't really made any helmets yet.I might in the future, or I can retexture other osp helmets.

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Re: [WB][S] The Sword And The Axe
« Reply #12 on: February 06, 2014, 09:28:35 AM »
I'm joking. Your items were more than helpful, anyway. :P

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Re: [WB][S] The Sword And The Axe
« Reply #13 on: February 06, 2014, 10:16:08 AM »
I'm joking. Your items were more than helpful, anyway. :P
Oh lol, I misread the sentence.

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Re: [WB][S] The Sword And The Axe
« Reply #14 on: February 06, 2014, 12:15:07 PM »
You could use Crusader Kings 2 to get help with lords etc, if you don't have the game i can help you if you need it.