B Musket Era [NW] Crimean War mod. (Need help with scripts)

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Ivkolya

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Turkish infantry drummer

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Hello all! It is a highly unusual request for me (never asked this before), I hope it doesn't break the rules of this forum.

Extended version of the explanation

In my work on this mod I read a lot of sources, many of them are 19th century historical books, and among them I've read a book called "Siège de Sébastopol. Journal des opérations du génie" by French general of engineers Adolphe Niel (he was aide-de-camp of the Emperor Napoleon III and when he arrived to the Crimea he changed the main goal of the Allied attacks from IV Bastion to the Malakoff). This book is very useful and interesting, as it is a day by day journal of engineering works (building trenches and batteries, mines etc.), with many useful data (such as how deep the trenches were, how they looked like).
The book itself is in the public domain and can be downloaded from many sites, but for this book there is an atlas with plans of Sebastopol, of trenches, of some of the Sebastopol fortifications etc. And I've searched for this atlas anywhere, because with it's plans combined with the data in the book I can recreate French trenches very detailled, so the scenes in the mod will be much more historical accurate, but this atlas wasn't digitalized and can't be downloaded.
But recently the atlas appeared on French ebay, it costs 500 Euro. It is a lot of money for me now (especially since I've bought recently an atlas of 1859 for similar book about service of the French artillery, which contains detailled plans for each French battery), but I want to buy it anyway so I can use it in creating scenes for this mod.

So if someone wants to help me with money (donate) so I could buy the atlas - I will very appreciate it. If someone donates 10 Euro or more - I will send him digitalized atlas with plans of each French battery in front o Sebastopol, which I've bought and made high-quality photos of each page, or photos of this atlas I want to buy, if 20 Euro or more - photos of both atlases.

In general - I want to buy an atlas for 1858 book "Siège de Sébastopol. Journal des opérations du génie" with plans of Allied treches before Sebastopol so I can use it in making scenes for this mod. It costs now 500 Euro on French ebay, it is a lot of money for me right now, so I hope someone can donate some money to help me buy this atlas so I can make this mod even more historically accurate.


Regards, Nick.


UPD Thanks to Foeurdr, who provided me with this link to the atlas https://www.e-rara.ch/zut/content/titleinfo/20183917
 

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All of the pages of the atlas are already digitalised at the very bottom of the advert.
https://www.ebay.fr/itm/GAL-NIEL-Siege-de-Sebastopol-ATLAS-Journal-des-operations-du-genie-1858-/153471153736
 

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NPC99 said:
All of the pages of the atlas are already digitalised at the very bottom of the advert.
https://www.ebay.fr/itm/GAL-NIEL-Siege-de-Sebastopol-ATLAS-Journal-des-operations-du-genie-1858-/153471153736

Yes, but they are of poor quality. In his book Niel often refers to plates of the atlas (as example, trench section a1 on the plate 12 or explosion b6 at the plate 10), and on these images I can't read these small but important notes. I downloded all these pictures, it is great that I finally can see contents of the atlas, but these images are smaller than I need, unfortunatelly.

This is how I digitalized my atlas for book by General Auger "Guerre d'Orient. Siège de Sébastopol. Historique du Service de l'Artillerie (1854-1856)". Here you can see  all marks pretty clearly.

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Page 5 when you download it is 1600 pixels x 2218 pixels. The above is just a cleaned version of the bottom half.

Admittedly, maps like page 6 are small (only 1600 pixels x 1200 pixels):

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The wonders of TW's website, I had to cut down an extract from the above page for it to show up at a reasonable size on these forums:
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Ivkolya

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NPC99 said:
Page 5 when you download it is 1600 pixels x 2218 pixels. The above is just a cleaned version of the bottom half.
Admittedly, maps like page 6 are small (only 1600 pixels x 1200 pixels):

As I said - these pictures are of bad quality - even relatively big images are not readable. As example, on this particular image can't be seen dimensions (height of the of parapet, how wide and deep the ditch is etc.). As for maps (which are also very important) - one can see only the biggest letters, it's not enough, of course.
 

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You can download the complete version of this document on E-rara, there is the 15 map and the 600 pages of text. It's done professionally so I think the quality should be good enough.
https://www.e-rara.ch/zut/doi/10.3931/e-rara-72995
 

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WOW!!! Thank you VERY much, Foeurdr!
I searched it literally everywhere I could, but I never knew about this site somehow. This site is great and I've already found here a couple of other books I've searched for. Thank you so much!
 

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I didn't know of E-rara before either !
Probably because I'm french, it was easier for me to find this document.
 
Sir, I've been following this project for quite a while now, and I'm really looking forward to the result of this fantastic work. I know most of the conversation is being held on the fse thread, but since I have an account here I just wanted to express my respect to the amount of dedication and work you've put in, all by yourself. With my own exposure to modding, I know it's a lengthy and meticulous process, but following this project every couple of months always makes me impressed and excited. I was just reading some Crimean Tatar history the other day and was reminded on this Crimean War mod, so it's absolutely wonderful news that the mod is shaping up to be ready for testing and playing, and I eagerly look forward to it! Best wishes for the continuation of the mod's development, it all looks phenomenal!
 

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GarlicWatermelon said:
Sir, I've been following this project for quite a while now, and I'm really looking forward to the result of this fantastic work. I know most of the conversation is being held on the fse thread, but since I have an account here I just wanted to express my respect to the amount of dedication and work you've put in, all by yourself. With my own exposure to modding, I know it's a lengthy and meticulous process, but following this project every couple of months always makes me impressed and excited. I was just reading some Crimean Tatar history the other day and was reminded on this Crimean War mod, so it's absolutely wonderful news that the mod is shaping up to be ready for testing and playing, and I eagerly look forward to it! Best wishes for the continuation of the mod's development, it all looks phenomenal!

Thank you for such nice comment! Comments like this are a big reason for progress in work on the mod. Hopefully, this mod will not dissapoint :smile:
 
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Ottoman Bashi-Bazouk

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Very nice! I think I mentioned this long ago, referring to the Greek Legion, but this Bashi-Bazouk's sash brought it back to mind: Will we be seeing a mechanic for irregulars such as these where they wield multiple pistols they can draw one after another? Could make for an interesting playstyle; run up, pepper your foe(s), and then duck off to reload your multitude of handguns.
 

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Will we be seeing a mechanic for irregulars such as these where they wield multiple pistols they can draw one after another?

Good question! I tried to make this, but unfortunately I have almost zero knowledge in coding, so I couldn't do it, they either have a pistol or a musket. For now it will be like it is, but after I release alpha, I will try to make such units to have different guns at the same time. BTW, maybe someone can advise me on this matter?
 
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