[S] Historic Castles Project - the British Isles [Released for Warband]

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Bedroom Assassin
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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  :smile:
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.

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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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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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Name: Carlisle Castle

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

Year: 1122 - 1160 ?

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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.
 

Stinus

Sergeant Knight at Arms
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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Bedroom Assassin
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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  :smile: )
 

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Bedroom Assassin
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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  :smile:
 

FrisianDude

Archduke
M&BWB
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? :razz:
 

NikeBG

Baron
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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  :smile:
Do you need specifically British ones, Western-European ones or generally from whole Europe?
 

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Bedroom Assassin
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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  :smile:
 

Revan Shan

Grandmaster Knight
Awesome maps!!! The first ones remember me to Lords and Realms.

I hope pople can make use of them.

Just one suggestion: Could you make castles for around 1200? Europe 1200 and 1257 BC need them...
 
Heh, each one was more 'my favourite' than the last. These are very nice. However, I fear for how well the AI play on them.

Do they actually handle these castles effectively?
 

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Bedroom Assassin
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Revan Shan said:
Just one suggestion: Could you make castles for around 1200? Europe 1200 and 1257 BC need them...
I don't really do requests, but 1257 would be late Norman castles.
So if you have some good sources/models/pictures of castles from that time it would be nice.

York and Carlisle castle would suit the 1257 mod I think.

Austupaio said:
... I fear for how well the AI play on them.
I've tested them quite extensively and the AI works just as fine - and bad - as native  :razz:
 
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