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    Welcome to For King or Country 1.5
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    Download link:

    THIS IS THE COMPLETE INSTALLATION. YOU DO NOT NEED ANY PREVIOUS VERSION.

    DOWNLOAD MIRROR 1:

    http://rapidshare.com/files/24208079...ountry_1_5.exe

    DOWNLOAD MIRROR 2
    DOWNLOAD BOTH PARTS AND UNPACK:

    http://rapidshare.com/files/19173863..._1.5.part1.rar
    http://rapidshare.com/files/19173102..._1.5.part2.rar

    F'ING FILEFRONT CAN GO TO HELL. THE LINK BELOW NO LONGER WORKS BECAUSE THEY FCKD UP.
    http://files.filefront.com/for+king+.../fileinfo.html



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    **********************************************FOR KING OR COUNTRY 1.0 README FILE******************************************
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    TURN WORDWRAP ON (Format > Wordwrap)

    Welcome to For King or Country
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    "For King or Country" is a modification for Medieval 2: Total War that depicts the English civil wars. There are two factions; the Parliamentarians and the Royalists. The map is detailed and accurate for the time period. There are twelve historical commanders fighting on each side, and all of them have custom portraits and traits. Both sides have a range of units from Musketeers to pikemen, dragoons to harqebusier cavalry. Each faction also has 6 unique recruitable regiments of foot. Each regiment has it's own banner, coat colour and commander.

    The purpose of the mod is to simulate the first English civil war. The main aim is to accurately represent the two main factions, their leaders, their commanders and their armies. The mod aims to provide a unique battlefield experience by representing 17th century warfare, something that no M2:TW mod team has so far achieved.

    The campaign map is unique in that rather than having 'regions' or 'provinces' there are historically accurate counties. Each county has a single settlement. Faction generals are accurately placed according to their historical location in 1642 and represented with custom portraits and regiments.


    ***CONTENTS********************************

    * Rights
    * Developers and Contacts
    * Requirements & Installation Instructions
    * Features and Information
    * Factions
    * Known bugs
    * Credits

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    ***RIGHTS***

    The content found in this package is private property and the data may not be edited and re-released without express permission. Any public use and release of material found within the For King or Country modification requires that you request and recieve permission from its creator. If you wish to use any part of this package you MUST ask the author (AlphaDelta).



    ***DEVELOPERS AND CONTACTS***

    * AlphaDelta *

    PLEASE VISIT OUR TWC FORUMS TO GET MORE DETAILED INFORMATION TO ANY QUESTIONS YOU HAVE
    For King or Country Total War Center Forums: http://www.twcenter.net/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=804
    For King or Country Website: http://www.forkingorcountry.com/



    ***REQUIREMENTS & INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS***

    For King or Country 1.5 requires Medieval 2: Total War, patched to 1.2 or 1.3. For King or Country team is not responsible
    for any problems arising from other installed mods or modification of the core vanilla data files. It is recommended that you
    have a fresh install of Medieval 2: Total War and then patched to 1.2 or 1.3.

    Installation Instructions
    1) Open up the for_king_or_country_1_5.exe file.
    2) Select your main M2TW directory. (C:\Program Files\SEGA\Medieval II Total War)
    3) Install For King or Country.
    4) After installation there will be a new For King or Country shortcut in your Medieval II Total War folder. Double Click it. Enjoy.


    ***BUG FIXES AND ADDITIONS***

    Additions:
    -New cannon models have been added for the Saker, Demi-Culverin and Demi-cannon.
    -5 new regiments (10 new units):Godolphin's, Glemham's, Blackwell's, Tillier's, Hampden's
    -New captain models and skins have been added to both sides
    -A new bakery building that increases public support can be used to decrease settlement disorder.
    -Newark has been added to the map.
    -New unit cards and unit info cards have been added for the new artillery models
    -Carrack's (16th/17th sailing warship) added to both sides
    -Brick wall now replaces wooden wall

    Bugs fixed:
    -Text "religious conversion rate" was showing instead of "Political conversion rate".
    -Passive campaign AI fixed.
    -Units cost the correct amount in custom battles.

    Changes:
    -The Royalist Family tree has been removed
    -The settlements in the midlands have had their positions adjusted to be more accurate.
    -The vanilla 'cannon' unit has been removed
    -All artillery pieces have been made more accurate vs troops.
    -Lifeguards have greater ammo supplies
    -Musket units are now the same size as pikemen units
    -Ironsides are now tier 2 and will not be available at turn 0
    -Settlement civil disorder reduced slightly
    -Cuirassiers available at tier 1 cav stables in London
    -Captain text changed to Colonel
    -New artillery pieces added to the splash screen and main menu
    -Covenanters can now be recruited in Dumfries
    -Tilliers regiment can now be recruited in Ireland
    -Scripted landing of tillier's forces in wales
    -Dublin is now in the correct place and is controlled by the Royalists
    -Ulster is now on the map


    Unit stats (BY POINT BLANK):
    -Updated armor values that are in line with projectile attack values
    -some armors are assumed to be strengthened +2 by improved metallurgy or thicker armor
    -bodyguards have a further +2 armor to simulate advanced metallurgy or high quality armor
    -slight change in pike attack and defense values
    -slight change in some mounted melee attack and defense values
    -slight changes to some attack delays
    -militia changed to low discipline
    -sword charge attack raised by 1
    -firearm attack values raised based on energy delivered by typical weapons of that type. When hit by a firearm, the target will usually go down rather than just shrug it off (depending on armor of course)
    -cavalry relatively more vulnerable to missile fire
    -armor piercing attribute removed. Combined with increased attack values this increases the effect of firearms versus unarmored targets and reduces it versus armored ones
    -all firearm accuracies now depend on shooter quality, to simulate training and ability to function under battlefield stress
    -mounted shooters suffer significant accuracy penalties
    -projectile impact masses updated
    -projectile velocities updated
    -armor values updated, cavalry will now be more resistant to pistol fire especially
    -pike attack dropped by 1
    -pike attack delay increased and varied by unit quality
    -combined with better pikemen armor, pike-v-pike combat will be slower, lets see if its in the ballpark now
    -some very minor adjustments to secondary weapon stats for consistency
    -small attack delay updates for different quality cavalry
    -terrain modifiers to slow down movement somewhat, accentuate differences in terrain types and make combat more tactical


    ***FEATURES AND INFORMATION***

    **Factions

    The For King of Country focuses on the struggle between the two main factions involved in the English Civil War, Parliament and the Royalsits. Each factions has a roster comprising of pikemen, musketeers, artillery, dragoons and cavalry.

    **Generals

    The mod aims to be historically accurate with 12 commanders of the war on each side. These include: Sir Thomas, Lord Fairfax, Robert Devereux, 3rd Earl of Essex for the Parliamentarians and King Charles I, Prince Rupert of the Rhine for the Royalists. A turn only represent one month, so it is not likely that sons will come of age, so you must keep you commanders alive.

    **Events

    There are over 50 historical events that occur throughout the course of the war, nearly one for every month.

    **Map

    The map covers all of England, Wales and Scotland. It is as geographically correct as possible, split into 42 counties, each containing an accuratly placed city or castle - without sacrificing gameplay.

    **Game Mechanics

    The focus of For King or Country is to have two well balanced factions, each with units that follow the "Rock, Paper, Scissors" model for weaknesses and strengths. The basic makeup of armies of the time was pikemen, musketeers, calvary and artillery. Pikemen where good against calvary and other infantry in melee but weak against musket and cannon fire, due to their tight formations. While musketeers and artillery crews where suseptable to calvary charges.

    The English Civil War was not a long war, and as such there will be 12 turns in a year, each representing one month. There is not a lot of focus on building an economy, or "teching up" but on how much support your faction has within each region. Support replaces religion from Medieval 2 - the reason being both factions where Protestant. There were of course a few exceptions. Using religion in For King or Country would be a waste of a feature. Instead the feature is used to represent 'support'. Support for either Parliament or King. Every settlement will have a level of support for both sides and this level can be increased or decreased based upon the buildings made in that settlement and the governor that controls it.

    **The New Model Army

    The New Model Army was the reformation of all the Parliamentarian regiments into an army. Upon refomation all soldiers where equiped with red coats because red dye was the cheapest dye available at the time. This was the origin of the English 'red coat' soldier. In For King or Country once you get to January 1645, all of the old regiment units are no longer available to recruit. You will be able to recruit and retrain new model army musketeers, pikemen and dragoons everywhere. Whereas before 1645 you must recruit and retrain according to the militia ordinance.

    **Scottish Covenanters

    The Scottish Covenanters will appear in the campaign. They are led by the Earl of Leven and David Leslie. In For King or Country, the covenanters will invade Northern England and attack Newcastle in January 1644.

    **AoR

    During the run upto the beginning of the English civil war, tensions grew between King and Parliament. Control of the county militias, known as trained bands became a central focus as there was no standing army in England. The tensions began to boil and in January 1642 King Charles attempted to arrest 5 members of Parliament. Parliaments reaction was to deny Charles control of the Army.

    Parliament passed 'The Militia Ordinance'. It was a piece of legislation that pushed the country one step closer towards Civil War between the King and Parliament of England. It permitted parliament to choose who could command the militia and where. This was an outrage to the King who had traditionally been in control of appointing the Lord Lieutenants to command the county militias (known as Trained bands). It was the first law Parliament had put into affect without royal approval.

    In response the king sent out commissions of array to gentry across England empowering them to summon all men aged 15-60. The question of whether to obey Parliament's Militia Ordinance or the King's Commission of Array became an early test of allegiance for nobles and gentry.

    Parliaments militia ordinance divided the nation up into "Associations". Each association had a commander and it was his job to recruit into his regiments. This system is simulated in For King or Country.

    **Standards, officers, ensigns and generals

    Each regiment has it's own historical standard carried by an ensign.


    ***FACTIONS LISTING***


    **Parliament

    The year is 1642 and the bond that has exisisted between the King and his Parliament since the signing of the Magna Carta in 1215 has been shattered. War has now decended upon the realm with brother fighting brother, fathers fighting sons, nephews fighting uncles and the King fighting Parliament. The future looks grim and uncertain for the people of the British isles as their countries have decended into the chaos of Civil War. However one thing is certain, the victor will either be King Charles Stewart and his Royalist supporters or the men of Parliament with their supporters.

    Parliament and the country has suffered for too long under the tyrannical reign on King Charles. He has not only married a French Catholic but he has also dissolved parliament out of his own frustration, caused the Scots to rebel two years earlier in 1640 and worst of all, in January of this year he marched with 400 soldiers into our sacred House of Commons and demended the arrest of five of our members charged with treason. We now have little choice but to use military force in order to persuade Charles to listen to and respect the will of the common people through Parliament. He will not be an easy enemy to fight. The King holds support in much of the north, Wales, the west-country and Cornwall. However we hold London, the midlands and much of the east and I am confident of a swift victory for Parliament! May the Lord God bless us with victory and may he give the King enough sense to listen in the coming months, before too many of our fellow countrymen are killed.

    The origins of the English Civil war was born out of a series of disputes between King Charles I and his Parliament dating back to his coronation in 1625. Parliament was first concerned about Charles's marriage to the French Catholic princess Henrietta-Marie de Bourbon meaning that any heir could rule as a Catholic. Charles had also become infuriated with Parliament after they had refused him tax to pay for Charles's foreign policy ambitions, especially his military ambitions to sent English armies to the 30 years war. The initial spark for civil war came in 1637 when Scotland effectively rebelled in what became known as the Bishops War. Charles was forced to accept Scotland's rights to keep their religious traditions only after his army was defeated by the Covenanters at the battle of Newburn and Newcastle was captured in 1640. Parliament and the King eventually came to blows in January 1642 when Carles attempted to arrest five members of parliament on the charge of treason. When Charles failed he fled with his supporters and family to Oxford and between January and August of that year the towns and communities of England announced who they supported, with much of the west, Wales and the north declaring loyalty to the King. The first pitched battle was at Edgehill in October 1642 which resulted in both sides claiming a victory.

    The war would drag on untill 1651 claiming nearly one million lives, many of those dying from disease, famine and particularly in Ireland from religious genocide. On the 30th January 1649 King Charles I was lead out from Whitehall Palace onto a scaffold. He was then beheaded for high treason against the realm and people. His son (the future Charles II) would continue the war untill 1651 untill he was defeated at Worcester and fled to France. Charles II returned to London in 1660 with popular support. He was crowned in May 1661 and sentenced to death the surviving men who had voted to execute his father. However never again in British history would a monarch dare to confront Parliament, the face of Britain would be changed for ever.

    It is now up to you to match Parliaments victory and lead the roundheads to victory over the Royalists and King Charles.


    **Royalists

    The year is 1642 and the bond that has exisisted between the King and his Parliament since the signing of the Magna Carta in 1215 has been shattered. War has now decended upon the realm with brother fighting brother, fathers fighting sons, nephews fighting uncles and the King fighting Parliament. The future looks grim and uncertain for the people of the British isles as their countries have decended into the chaos of Civil War. However one thing is certain, the victor will either be King Charles Stewart and his Royalist supporters or the men of Parliament with their supporters.

    It is dispicable that Parliament refuse to accept the divine will of our great and noble King Charles. Parliament have been given a sound oppertunity to listen to the will of our King yet they have chosen to ignore his will and as a result they have jeapordized our position as a force in Europe and worst of all they have committed high treason. Parliament will regrette allowing the five condemned Members of Parliement to escape justice, it is only a matter of time before they beg for forgiveness. We have a strong position in the west country, the north and Wales and we firmly believe that the people will gladly support our sovreign in this conflict. The enemy may hold London, the midlands and the east but we are certain that with the aid of God almighty will vanquish them and restore the King back to his rightful God appointed position as head of the whole country! I pray for the souls of the casualties of those who have sacrificed themseleves out of loyalty to our King. God save King Charles!

    The origins of the English Civil war was born out of a series of disputes between King Charles I and his Parliament dating back to his coronation in 1625. Parliament was first concerned about Charles's marriage to the French Catholic princess Henrietta-Marie de Bourbon meaning that any heir could rule as a Catholic. Charles had also become infuriated with Parliament after they had refused him tax to pay for Charles's foreign policy ambitions, especially his military ambitions to sent English armies to the 30 years war. The initial spark for civil war came in 1637 when Scotland effectively rebelled in what became known as the Bishops War. Charles was forced to accept Scotland's rights to keep their religious traditions only after his army was defeated by the Covenanters at the battle of Newburn and Newcastle was captured in 1640. Parliament and the King eventually came to blows in January 1642 when Carles attempted to arrest five members of parliament on the charge of treason. When Charles failed he fled with his supporters and family to Oxford and between January and August of that year the towns and communities of England announced who they supported, with much of the west, Wales and the north declaring loyalty to the King. The first pitched battle was at Edgehill in October 1642 which resulted in both sides claiming a victory.

    The war would drag on untill 1651 claiming nearly one million lives, many of those dying from disease, famine and particularly in Ireland from religious genocide. On the 30th January 1649 King Charles I was lead out from Whitehall Palace onto a scaffold. He was then beheaded for high treason against the realm and people. His son (the future Charles II) would continue the war untill 1651 untill he was defeated at Worcester and fled to France. Charles II returned to London in 1660 with popular support. He was crowned in May 1661 and sentenced to death the surviving men who had voted to execute his father. However never again in British history would a monarch dare to confront Parliament, the face of Britain would be changed for ever.

    It is now up to you to prevent Parliament from taking victory and to restore the King back to the autocratic position that God has dictated for him. God save the King!

    ***KNOWN BUGS***

    Custom mission - There is a bug where the faction symbols will turn black when you try to select the opposite faction as your own.


    ***CREDITS***

    **Mod development

    AlphaDelta

    **Webmaster

    Tharros

    **Contributors

    Grandviz (Campaign and Battle AI)
    Headlock (Battlefield smoke mod)
    Macky (Faction Descriptions)
    GrnEyedDvl (12 turns per year script)

    **Researchers

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    The Englishman
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    **Supporters

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    Tharros (Website)
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    Thanks A great mod has just become the greatest!!!

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    Okay, AD. You decided to go ahead and release it, and I'm very glad. All hail Alpha Delta!

    BTW, my request still stands. It would be good to work with you.

    EDIT: Can't believe I'm the second person to comment on this. This is about as exciting as the day I was online when EB 1.1 came out.
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    Well done once again AD!

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    congratulations for this great mod,alphabeta.
    i have installed the 1.0,1.1 and 1.15.
    then i have installing 1.5 on this versions or desinstalling all previous versions?,thanks.
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    Nice one. Cheers!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anibal at portas View Post
    congratulations for this great mod,alphabeta.
    i have installed the 1.0,1.1 and 1.15.
    then i have installing 1.5 on this versions or desinstalling all previous versions?,thanks.
    By reading the OP, I'd say uninstall all old versions. Should work a little better that way.
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    I thought you had said you were too busy with RL to do any more work.

    Well, don´t get me wrong, I´m highly pleased to see this latest release (downloading right now), just surprised, is all. I already had very much enjoyed the previous version, I´m looking foward to this one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Theodotos I View Post
    By reading the OP, I'd say uninstall all old versions. Should work a little better that way.
    thanks,friend.

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    Awesome news! downloading immediately!

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    Thanks!

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    By saying it's now open to the community, do you mean that other mods can now utilize your units, albeit with appropriate credit? That would be nice. . .
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    congratulations for this great mod,alphabeta.
    i have installed the 1.0,1.1 and 1.15.
    then i have installing 1.5 on this versions or desinstalling all previous versions?,thanks.
    1.5 contains the entire mod folder and supporting files therefore you can install this version over any previous version, OR you can install it completely fresh.

    thought you had said you were too busy with RL to do any more work.
    This build is almost a month old the only work I've done on the mod in the last four weeks was packing it up and posting it online.

    Cheers
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    Have been following this little gem for a few days now - just had to post my thanks. As a lapsed re-enactor, I'm mightily impressed by what's been done here. Downloaded the patch this afternoon and have been glued to my monitor ever since. I do hope someone with as much talent and a 'feel' for the era picks this ball up and runs with it. Thanks again.

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    Hi,

    Awesome : downloading it now !!

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    why does it run windowed?

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    Awesome AD!

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    yipeee !

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    why does it run windowed?
    I forgot to change this in the for_king_or_country.cfg.

    Open it up. Goto the very last line. Change:

    windowed = true

    To

    windowed = false

    Save the file.
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    another great mod for total war

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