[Warband] [S] WIP - Das Heilige Römische Reich 1426 AD

Kohlrabi

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For about two months, work on a mod taking place in the Holy Roman Empire in the year 1426, have been in progress.
Still some work remaing before the mod would be playable, but work is progressing fast, especially since several great contributors have decided to join the team.

The mod, when finished, will feature a very large number of historical lords, ladies, cities and noble houses from medieval Germany.
The ambitions are set pretty high, and the aim is set towards at least 50-60 factions (most of them very small).
Examples would include the different noble houses of Germany; The Houses of Wittelsbach, Württemberg, Askanier, Habsburg etc, a very large number of Imperial Free Cities (Rottweil, Hamburg, Gmünd, Regensburg, Mainz etc), a large number of bishoprics like Münster, Utrecht, Köln, Magdeburg etc, and some other major players like Burgundy, the Hussites and Denmark.
There is also a load of different counties, duchies, landgraviates etc not mentioned here.
For later versions I have a load of ideas for other features (economy, RPG-elements etc), but the current aim is to create a playable (war-focused) alpha first.
A small amount of early firearms will be included as well, and cannons (hopefully) for sieges.

The reason for choosing the Holy Roman Empire in this particular time and age, is that it was a period of much infighting, treachery and backstabbing... not to mention the Hussite Wars taking place during these years. (with a number of crusades being called upon them) - a great setting for M&B, especially with the new Warband features.

I could use some help, if anyone else finds this mod concept interesting (and is willing to put in at least some work).
I know my way around texturing, and I'm getting better at the module system every day, but help is welcome in any area - this mod is a huge undertaking.
Right now, I'm mapping, texturing, scripting & implementing stuff - if someone would help me out  with one of these areas, the work on the mod would progress a lot faster.
Writers (dialogue & descriptions - I can give directions) and modelers/texturers would be especially welcome.
Also; Scene makers! - Towns, mostly, but also castles and to a lesser extent, villages.

Progress: (Green = done Blue = partially done Red = not started)
(until alpha version)

Map (new one will be made for later versions)
Settlement placement, naming & research Cities: 149 Castles: 233 Villages: 587

Faction list: (5:cool:
- Haus Hohenzollern
- Haus Askanier
- Haus Wettin
- Haus Welf
- Haus Wittelsbach - Bayern
- Haus Württemberg
- Haus Hessen
- Archbishopric of Mainz
- Haus Mecklenburg
- Archbishopric of Trier
- Archbishopric of Magdeburg (+Counts of Schwarzburg)
- Archbishopric of Köln
- Imperial Free City of Ulm
- Imperial Free City of Frankfurt
- Imperial Free City of Hamburg
- Imperial Free City of Köln (+ the Prince-Bishoprics of Münster & Paderborn)
- Imperial Free City of Lübeck
- Imperial Free City of Mainz
- Imperial Free City of Nürnberg
- Archbishopric of Bremen (+ Counts of Oldenburg)
- Prince-Abbacy of Fulda
- Prince-Bishopric of Bamberg
- Prince-Bishopric of Würzburg
- Prince-Bishopric of Passau
- Imperial Free City of Speyer
- Imperial Free City of Augsburg
- Bishopric of Utrecht
- Duchy of Geldern
- Dreistädtebund/Bishopric of Halberstadt
- Imperial Free City of Schweinfurt
- Imperial Free City of Rothenburg
- Imperial Free City of Regensburg
- Imperial Free City of Gmünd
- Imperial Free City of Rottweil
- Imperial Free City of Dortmund
- Haus Habsburg
- Greifenhaus/Haus Pommern
- Haus Schauenburg (Holstein)
- Haus Wittelsbach - Pfalz
- Bishopric Osnabrück
- Duchy of Jülich-Berg
- Duchy of Kleve-Mark
- Imperial Free City of Straßburg
- Imperial Free City of Basel
- Imperial Free City of Hall
- Bishopric Konstanz
- Imperial Free City of Mühlhausen
- Imperial Free City of Worms
- Haus Luxemburg/King Sigismund
- Haus Nassau
- House of Burgundy
- Duchy of Lothringen
- Imperial Free City of Metz
- Bishopric Straßburg
- Haus Wittelsbach - Ingolstadt
- Haus Wittelsbach - Holland
- Principauté de Liège
- Swiss Confederacy

To be implemented:
- Hussites/Taborites
- Denmark/Kalmar Union

- Getting rid of all references to Calradia
- Map
- New authentic books
- Dialogue
- Banners
- Lords replacement
- Troop tree design
- Troop tree implementation
- Starting quests and locations
- Rework background choices
Companion make-over
New Companion relations & dialogue
New interface and loading screens
New weapons
New armours
Armor retextures
Bishop's hat!!!
Town-specific merchants
Town-specific recruitment
Different sized towns, villages & castles[/color]


(Other stuff to be listed later...)

Wishlist:
Bishop's hat

Screenshots:

Map screenshots:








Area covered by the in-game map:


New, but familiar companions - will get other equipment later: (kudos for recognizing all of them)

(I can see why Firentis grew a beard...)

Historical Lords: (but not historical heraldry - yet)


Retextures:

BRF Editor:








"Red" faction: (6 basic colours will be used for most factions)

Ingame screens:



---Team---
Kohlrabi: Everything not being done by someone else
Rule zum Rabensang: Research
Vulgaris: Research
Menswerk: Character faces & Research

---Credits:---
Note: There are contributors who aren't listed here. Thats because I haven't gotten to implementing your stuff yet.

Armagan & Team: Creating M & B.
Thorgrim: Thorgrims Map Editor http://forums.taleworlds.com/index.php/topic,5646.0.html
Mtarini: Open BRF http://forums.taleworlds.com/index.php/topic,72279.0.html
Morgh: Morgh's M&B Warband Mod Tools http://forums.taleworlds.com/index.php/topic,105928.0.html
Othr: Getting umlauts ingame (invaluable!)
Narf's Plate Armour & Transitional armour packs. (+female meshes by Counterpoint391)
Dejawolf's medieval helmet pack. (reworked by Xenoargh)
Shredzor's 15th century weapon packs.
Faradon's OSP packs.
OSP Polearms pack. (James, Luigi, the Pope, RR_Razor - reworked by Xenoargh)
OSP Helmet pack.
JRider's presentations.
Rubik's item viewer.


-Signature-

 

Revan Shan

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It will certainly be interesting. We have in mind it was a Great Empire, but the real thing is that it was a bag full of Principalities.
 

Kohlrabi

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Thanks everyone for kind words and encouragement!

I updated the first post with a screenshot, and some progress updates.

Swadian Man at Arms said:
You can start modding with Morgh's Mod Tools, you can find that in The Forge.
Those (great and handy) tools is actually what got me started, but I'm trying to rely as much as possible on the module system right now.
I'll use them later on, for sure... they are especially handy for troop and equipment editing.

Edit: Didn't know that Morgh's tools had been updated so many times (since I last downloaded it), took a peek in the thread and found a bunch of new features,  thanks a lot for the tip.

Revan Shan said:
It will certainly be interesting. We have in mind it was a Great Empire, but the real thing is that it was a bag full of Principalities.
I knew that the HRE was a mess before I started working on this mod, but after diving into research, I discovered that the Reich was far worse off than I ever could have imagined :wink:
 

Kohlrabi

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Some new screens, and an updated progress report.

Schwartzwald:

Area around Mainz:


Köln/Koblenz/Testtown: :wink:


The barren wastes called Holland (WIP):


Hamburg/Lübeck area:

Note:

If you are interested in taking part in making this mod, let me know!
 

Tyrinius

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Sounds awesome! Good luck!
I think the Wedding Dance has some Bishop items.
Btw, it's "Das Heilige Römische Reich" :smile:
 

Kohlrabi

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Thanks a lot for the tip! I'll take a look at the Wedding Dance, and see if a little borrowing would be allowed.

Tyrinius said:
Btw, it's "Das Heilige Römische Reich" :smile:
Well, it's not 'Römischen' as I wrote first, but I actually think it is 'Römisches', and not 'Römische' ...
Not sure though, I should have been more alert during my german classes :wink:
 

Tyrinius

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You can write "Das Heilige Römische Reich" or "Heiliges Römisches Reich" (without "das"). Both is correct. I'm pretty sure as i am german :grin:
 

Kohlrabi

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Ah :smile:

Alrighty, it will be changed then, no further arguing. :wink:

I will gladly send an alpha version over to you in the near future, there are probably plenty of bad german grammar to be fixed :grin:
 

Tyrinius

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Sure, I'd be glad to help! If you send me the source files, too, I can correct any mistakes in the python files if you want.
 

Kohlrabi

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Tyrinius said:
Sure, I'd be glad to help! If you send me the source files, too, I can correct any mistakes in the python files if you want.
I'm not quite at that stage yet, right now I have most of the text stuff on ordinary paper, waiting to get implemented.
I'm pretty certain I'll get the grammar wrong though, so as soon as I get something alphaish ready, I'll let you know :wink:

Kazzan said:
40-30 factions? Aw hellz yes! If you manage thet then i'll deffinetly play this.
There will probably be around 15-20 native-sized factions (the different Houses, the Archbishoprics, some league of cities etc), and quite a few very small factions (bishoprics, free imperial cities, rogue barons etc).
I hope you'll play it, I know I will :grin:
 

In Vain

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Kohlrabi said:
The barren wastes called Holland (WIP):

Leave it like that, it's okay. Or better, flood it :razz:

All Dutch - just kidding :wink:

Great Idea, anyway! I'll definitly give it a try.

Kohlrabi said:
Not sure though, I should have been more alert during my german classes :wink:
Judging by your nickname, I had thought you were German. Does the word "Kohlrabi" exist in other languages, as well?
 

Kohlrabi

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In Vain said:
Leave it like that, it's okay. Or better, flood it :razz:
It will be the edge of the world (as far as the mod is concerned anyhow), but I have some plans for it -
two rival bishops fighting over the bishopric of Utrecht, and probably some english & flemish mercenaries.

In Vain said:
Judging by your nickname, I had thought you were German. Does the word "Kohlrabi" exist in other languages, as well?
Its actually called 'Kålrabbi' in swedish, but I grabbed the nickname after a little episode in eastern Germany :wink:


Edit: corrected creative use of the english language
 

Kohlrabi

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Some new screenshots of some quick and dirty retextures:

BRF Editor:



Ingame screen:

Updated progress report as well.