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    About the mod:

    The Last Kingdom challenges players to control 13 new factions, including the Vikings themselves, the Saxons, Scots, Irish, Welsh and Norman, and to embark on a campaign to dominate the British Isles. With a wealth of new historical heroes, players can lead a range of new units into battle - including Viking Berserkers, Saxon Huscarles and Fyrdmen - while conducting sieges and epic battles.
    You can conduct the campaign on a new map focusing on North Europe, in the continent, in the Isle of England or Iceland or starting from the Norwegian peninsula.

    I would prefer a historicaly authentic mode which only substantially follows the history. Unfortunately we don't have capacity for a more serious work.
    So, this mod is also "historically inspired but creatively done" so the work is not perfectly historical...


    ( Kingdoms expansion required )


    Period:

    Starting date: 865 / Finishing date: 1066
    2 turn is one year
    (... one year before the viking invasion of Northern England.)




    Factions & Cultures:

    Viking culture:
    Kingdom of Denmark
    Jarldom of Hordaland
    Jarldom of Vestfold
    Norman clans
    (early Norman - mixed Norse settlers, from 911)

    Anglo-Saxons culture:
    Kingdom of Wessex
    Kingdom of Mercia
    Kingdom of East Anglia
    Kingdom of Northumbria


    Gaelic culture:
    Kingdom of Connacht
    Kingdom of Munster


    Celtic culture:
    Kingdom of Gwynedd
    Kingdom of Alba


    Caroling culture:
    East Frankish Empire

    Norman (late) culture:
    Duchy of Normandy (late Norman - Late period, approx. 1000)

    Viking rebel / Saxon rebel / Celtic rebel / Irish rebel / Fries Rebel


    We put the 13 factions under „Cultures”. So now 6 cultures are created in the game. For exaple Denmark, Hordaland, Vestfold and the early Norman belong to the viking culture. The unit list and the appearance of these are almost the same but there are some differences and factions have some unique units. This is the way we tried to decrease the number of units although we still need almost hundred more units. The shields, arms, models of captains and generals, and skins are variated by cultures.







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    Maps:

    Number of regions: 120
    A big English map (with Iceland, brought it closer to the British islands), with the Norwegian peninsula and a bit of Normandy.






    Campaign map sample:



    Wesex, England



    Battle maps samples:



    London Crossing
    Custom battle




    Island Mountains
    Custom battle


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    Banners & Flags:

    New banners and royal banners.





    Pictures from the game:
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    Shields:

    Almost 150 new shields were made for the mod.








    Arms:

    Unique arm skins and maybe models for every culture were made.








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    Interface:

    New GUI and loading screens were made for the mod.








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    Units:

    Almost 100 new unit were made for the mod.



    Unit from the game:
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    Axemen Raiders
    These wild and hardy warriors live for battle, whether it be with an army or a smaller raiding force. Armed with an axe and light armour, these hard men from the north are an intimidating prospect on the battlefield.
    Wild and hardy warriors from the cold north armed with axes and light armour.





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    Huscarl Swordmen
    Literally meaning 'house man', Huscarls are the loyal household troops of Scandinavian nobles. Brave and fierce; with their swords, mail, and shields they make excellent infantry.
    Protected by mail armour and wielding swords, these fearsome warriors are excellent killing machines.





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    Sokesman
    These wild and hardy warriors live for battle. Armed with an axe and light armour, these saxon men an intimidating prospect on the battlefield.
    These Saxon warriors are armed with axes, and protected by light armour and shields.





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    Saxon Huscarls
    These Axe-wielding Saxons are an elite body of professional troops loyal to the Saxon royal family. Armed with a two-handed axe and mail they present stiff opposition to all who would invade England.
    Formidable Saxon warriors armed with two-handed axes and protected by mail armour.





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    Celtic Nobles
    These are the Celtic clan leaders and their kinsfolk. Although their mail armour and helmets are better than the common folk can aspire to, their equipment is scarcely comparable to that of the nobility from more prosperous lands further south. Nevertheless, their fighting spirit means that they command respect on the battlefield.
    Celtic soldiers wielding a sword and shield, and armoured in chain.





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    Celtic Bersekers
    Bersekers are tough men, known for their ferocity in battle. Their skills with a sword and shield is matched only by the fear they generate.
    Ferocious warriors, armed with a sword and shield.





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    Cliathairi Spearmen
    These professional soldiers are often employed by landholders as an affordable defense against brigands. When called upon by chieftans or kings during times of war, these soldiers are one of the few units in the Irish army trained in the effective use of the long spear.
    Well trained professional soldiers, skilled in the use of the long spear.





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    Ridire Bodyguard
    Ridire are knights of noble Gaelic heritage, and are afforded great respect in Irish society. As would be expected, these knights arrive on the battlefield well trained and equally well equipped. Favouring the sword and shield, they will defend their general their general with their lives.
    These knights are from noble families, are well trained and equipped with a sword and shield.





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    Scola Bodyguard
    The Scola are knights of Frankish heritage and as expected, these knights arrive on the battlefield well trained and equally well equipped. Favouring a light lance and sword, they fill the niche between light and heavy cavalry.
    These knights are from noble families, are well trained and equipped with a lance and sword.





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    Lombard Spearmen
    The Lombards were originally a Germanic people, who established the Kingdom of Italy, until it was conquered by the Franks in 774. Now they fight for the Franks using their long spears.
    These lightly armoured soldiers are skilled in the use of the long spear.





    Unit from the game:
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    Norman Crossbowmen
    The crossbow is a potent weapon ready to be used with minimal training unlike other archery weapons. It is slow to reload and lacks the distance of drawn bows but makes up for it in power. Despite the Church's dislike of crossbows being used by Christians against Christians, they are used throughout Europe by peasants and nobles alike.
    Slow to reload, but a potent and easy to use missile weapon firing powerful bolts.





    Unit from the game:
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    Norman Foot Soldiers
    Norman Foot Soldiers are professional warriors, drawn from the lower classes. They have some skill in combat and are equipped with swords, shields and mail armour. They make good defensive and offensive units, useful against both archers and other infantry. Their versatality and superior equipment compared to other units of their times comes at a higher cost.
    Trained and hardened warriors equiped with sword, shield and mail, effective against other infantry.




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    Signs & ModBanners:















    Credit:

    Members:

    daNova - Conception, 2D art, Skin & Modell
    GatorMarine1833 - Coding & Scripting
    gigantus - Map, Coding & Scripting
    Socal_infidel - Coding & Scripting
    AlexanderPrimus - Research & Descriptions Text
    Csatádi - Coding & Scripting & TecHelp
    Celtichugs123 - Testing & Research



    Supporters:

    Dansk viking - Map
    dome - Modell & Consulting
    Gonxas - 2D works & Test
    k_raso - Descriptions Text & Research
    King Yngvar - Research & Scripting (Viking culture)
    NagatsukaShumi - Research
    Ruire - Irish Research
    The Northern Marches - Research
    uanime5 - Descriptions Text & Research
    Yelü Dashi - Skin & Modell
    Alex1987 - Scripting & others
    Asgath] - Music
    Echuta - Scripting & others
    raziel_eire - Scripting & others



    Special thanks:

    Gubzol
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    Nibs
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    RobinCato
    smoesville

    ... and many-many more!


    (Alphabetical order)

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    Recruiting:

    We need

    Coder, scripter
    Researcher
    Modeler


    to join the crew of The Last Kingdome and help carry on with the work.
    We're looking for persons who are committedd, experienced and have spare time for the mod.

    Join us!


    Last edited by danova; August 23, 2008 at 06:06 PM.

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    It's my honour to be first one to reply on this preview!!!
    One more time, Congrats !!!

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    Thanks again, mate!
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    I don't say this often, but I am envious of your great skill. You my friend are amazing.

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    Thanks mate!
    I think the same about you!
    I am big fan of your work!

    Quote Originally Posted by B. Ward View Post
    I don't say this often, but I am envious of your great skill. You my friend are amazing.

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    Well i can say it twice today "Very good preview and once again we raising the bar."
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    Thanks my friend!
    (I write you later...)
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    Holy cow this is crazy cool.

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    Thanks majestro!

    Quote Originally Posted by Ahiga View Post
    Holy cow this is crazy cool.

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    Looking good, if you need any help ask me, I am not the greatest modder but I am working the history for The Frontier Mod (well I am counted as a supporter right now but soon to be a member), if not and you got it handled then good luck. But your mod is looking good.

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    beautiful seriously very very nice also im astounded by the 3d banner i was wondering if that was possible on MTW2 for my mod could you please somehow explain how its done via pm or tutorial please. Units are beautiful 2d art too the background pic is nice though from WOTn

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    Amazing, danova!


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    Thanks Nakharar, but the background pic is not from WOTn, the picture and the permission is from Nibs!

    Quote Originally Posted by Nakharar View Post
    beautiful seriously very very nice also im astounded by the 3d banner i was wondering if that was possible on MTW2 for my mod could you please somehow explain how its done via pm or tutorial please. Units are beautiful 2d art too the background pic is nice though from WOTn
    Last edited by danova; August 20, 2008 at 05:17 PM.

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