All the political map of the world is living a new life!
So, Pirates Uber Alles & Russian Company - a project that began with the modernization of pirate faction and ended the full conversion of the game space. In what ways, I will explain, but I'll start with the Pirates.
1. Scenarios for the Pirates.
In place of a pirate faction created two. Each of them is equipped with its own scenario development, its own history of events and descriptions. Fashion highlights from the pirate world game two antagonistic camps. This - the noble pirate faction Yellow Rose (Edward Teach) and the fraction of the Coastal Brotherhood villains. The leaders - kings pirate factions have the title: "Sea Devil."
In a modification created by the charismatic ruler of pirate forces with such iconic characters as Blekbord (Edward Teach) and the one-legged Silver. Broken monoseksizm game - The game introduced a large number of female characters: pirate wives piratok, thieves, courtesans, Creole, refugees from the slave ships, voodoo priestesses, Cossack, Greek Amazons and - other miscellaneous groups to recreate the atmosphere of the era.
Serves the same purpose and the exaltation of men's teams. For example, among the pirates there are several different Irish crews, where each unit has its own little story.
Diversify the range of forces was still not the most important in the work on the modification. The most important thing was to - to make these troops are functionally different figures on the battle map! Moreover, it was necessary to provide the pirates with exclusive game of tactics of battle. It is unacceptable to have to give them a pattern of figures "European chessboard": line infantry, militia, light cavalry, heavy cavalry, grenadiers, elite infantry, and so on ... That is - the challenge was to invent a chess where different figure the parties would differ not only in color, but also to the functionality of the figures, their arrangement, form and manner of stroke. At the same time should keep a strict starting parity - the balance between black and white. Invent, so to speak - a world of equal opportunities. Otherwise, the game would cease to be a game, and would have been just ecstatic demonstration period.
To his plan turned out, were created by new types of functional units and functional new weapons. For example, there were groups whose weapon - a grenade with a short fuse. These grenades explode in the air. As a result they are much more efficient coverage and prevent the enemy to escape from the site of attack, as in the case with conventional grenades that few seconds lie on the ground and explode when they burn out the fuse. In hiring teams emerged with ship guns removed from ships to land a fight; appeared horse thieves and thieves, invisible in the process of movement; engineers with heretics "hyperboloids", there were not retreating religious fanatic that can deprive the enemy of the maneuver, and - any other, where each unit is subject to its tactical mission.
Maritime piracy of the game, of course, is also enriched. The game introduced a group of registered vessels tied to the name of the crew, a belligerent as well on land. In some cases, courts have historical names, and in some - fictional. Mecca ship on the map of the Americas, due to the historical realities of the 18th century, focused on the Boston shipyards. Large vessels can build and acquire, except for Boston, only in Europe. However, any pirate ships are not dangerous enough to pirate factions. For pirates at sea has developed a number of exclusive types of shots on their sides found additional weapons, pirates stronger team in boarding combat and more numerous in their assault ships. Each of the two pirate factions has its own fleet acquisition scenario. Edward Teach, for example, at the start may be only two and a pair of historical sloop small boats. Boston will open for him a lot more flexibility. Europe - even wider. Pirates of the other pirate factions have relatively powerful fleet from the start.
Alone in the presence of a third fashion pirates. This - pirate boats hired by Indian factions as allies. On a map of the battle they appear under a variety of historical pirate flags. On board, they are a pirate with a pirate captain of the team and a group of Indians allied with the leader! The guns on these boats is also very dangerous for seafarers.
Fourth sea pirates are in vogue Greek Mediterranean pirates. In accordance with the historical events of the 18th century, they are available for hire at the game for Russia, to study its new gaming technology, "Organization of the Black Sea Navy."
The modification uses models of ships vanilla base game. But it does not limit it to dovavlenii new ship roles in the game. For example, a number of factions in the shipyard added commando boat - fire-ship. His role is performed by Vanilla model bombardirnogo Ketch. This model is consistent with notions of historical form of fire-ship, which was used in the Battle of Cesme, for example.
Fireships were designed to self-destruct in the thick of the enemy ships. Being filled with the combustible material, they had to explode and set fire to the emitted fragments of the enemy fleet. As a result of the fire-ship in the game, on the battle map, a new tactical shape.
As with all historical fireships, the game can not carry fire-ship ranged combat and limited maneuverability because of its prototype is often sailed to the enemy without the team, which was started by the wind, or - the current. Brander's easy to shoot from a distance, but if all of a sudden he got to the goal and boarding party still had time before he left and attach it to one of the sides of an enemy ship, the apocalypse was not inevitable. Now, there is a match.
As for the acquisition of the fleet pirate factions, here comes into force, I have already mentioned the world order - a large-scale vehicular and construction is feasible either at the Boston shipyards or in the shipyards in Europe. Moreover, such a fact is valid for all factions of the world. In other parts of the world in the 18th century, to build a large battle fleet, according to the available sources, it was not technically and legally feasible.
Ability of the courts to move by sea in one turn, in the modification has its own scheme. Small ships and boats are the coastal fleet and can not do on the sea in one move far forced marches. The largest ships of the line - on the contrary, make a pretty big transition for the course. Therefore, the same Blekbordu, at the start - owner of two sloops, sail away from the American continent without the capture of Boston, will be difficult.
If we talk about the fraction of Edward Teach, who was named the Yellow Rose, it presents a description of the starting player is quite unusual for this game intrigue. Description faction begins in the first person. Here it is:
"We are thrown into the cold French coast, our ships burned circle ... The Inuit Indians ... And the French ... Britain turned away from us ... We could give her Montagnier, but she does not need our victory. With us, a small group of colonists and. .. - All ... Our friends on the island is about to raise a rebellion, to send us to the aid of ships and join our war ... but manage to be? .. We have to hold on ... Surrounded by enemies and betrayal. This campaign will end if aid does not arrive in time . ... Edward. "- A note found with the content of a certain Lieutenant Maynard Spotswood in a bottle on the shore of the bay and having estimated the flow velocity and direction, began to get ready to go.
Background: in 1700, the famous English privateer, with a small group of filibusters landed some of the island and offered it to the governor to get out of there! The garrison, which consisted of a detachment of colonial militia, went over to the pirate. Proclaiming himself an independent governor, his power captain called the Yellow Rose. A team, without hesitation, took it and proclaimed him king of all pirates of the Caribbean! However, the Brotherhood of the Coast of the sea were their own, so to speak, the Kings. And bear reproduction crowns was not in their plans. Therefore filibusters of Trinidad and Tobago declared war on the Yellow Rose, and her ever rose from the dead leader, the origin of which, by the way, in the vast seas of seventy, no one knew for sure. In the meantime, assessing the situation, the British diplomacy has once again demonstrated its ingenuity and rose to the occasion. While the army of His Majesty's cherished plans for the destruction of unwanted subjects, and on the return of the island under the full authority of the Crown, on behalf of the same Crown diplomats suggested the immortal Captain Union protectorate, the title of governor of the island, and the right of marque to all competitors in Britain. For this the captain had to immediately start privateering activity near some French colony called Montagnier. This was the proposal on which the captain and wondered up until his departure from the island. Army captain was not great, and attach to it additional strength seemed possible - only through the expansion of the adjacent island. Many of the pirates of the Caribbean Sea have sought to join the legendary captain, but that the captain had to periodically leave the island and travel to different regions where swarmed these loafers. Leave the island without a union with the British authorities was dangerous, because Britain could drop at any time on the island and troops loyal to the Crown to refuse an alliance with a pirate. However, under a contract with the Crown, the Governor granted the right to use its military operations division of the East India Trading Company, and even some of the royal army. "
It is clear that the first pirate faction stationed on the islands of Trinidad and Tobago in the Caribbean. And that's where we'll find Blekborda - in this whole affair lies! And we find it - seized a small office building of the former French colony on the peninsula Montagnier. For possession of the territory for some time unsuccessfully fought England. For a set of pirate forces place is not successful. English people are not present, then - the territory is full of Indians and Inuit angered by French troops from neighboring French colonies. Assemble a team and Blekborda himself at the head of it, the player can only move to the next. Despite the sizable fighting qualities of a small company Blekborda to defeat crowds of bloodthirsty Inuit, the player will not be possible. Even if you are very lucky to beat off several attacks by the Inuit for the French to come. You can not swim away - there is no ship. As he wrote Blekbord: "The campaign is over, if care is not arrive in time." But history has featured an island. In his role will deliver the island of Jamaica. There is Blekborda supporters. They need a little time to revolt against the British garrison and join the captain, or - at least send him to help care for a couple of sloops of Montana. If Blekbord last until the accession of Jamaica, the campaign will continue. But if Blekbord not last, it will have to start the campaign again ... However, the rebellion on the island and resistance in Montagnier designed so that in almost every case, at the time of loss Montagnier, a faction of Edward joins Jamaica. However, the player does not know about ...
2. Most of the political map of the world. Northern War.
While the fraction of Edward Teach born in pain in the west, north-east of Europe unfolds battleground Northern War!
From 1704 to 1710 years of history provides the following events:
The invasion of Poland protege of King Charles XII - King Stanislaw Leszczynski. At the head of the Polish-Swedish troops, King Stanislaw appears in north-eastern Poland, and in almost every case, to sit on the throne in Warsaw, expelling King Augustus. Stanislav appears in two parts, so Poland is divided into two Poland - Poland Poland King Augustus and King Stanislaus. Stanislav operates under strict protectorate of Charles XII. Thus, not only solved the problem of creating the historical scenario, but the problem is not historical swelling of Poland in the vanilla version of the game. For Russia, an ally of August to become weak so much that it can not be easy to develop under his protection, like a stone wall. However, in August lasts very long. And, as a fraction - disappears.
Stanislaw August and the whole campaign in a state of war. Their war intensifies Sweden, Prussia and Austria. Denmark can better than in the original version of the game resist Sweden. The Allies, Stan and Karl are from Russia war. This complicates the development of its game. At the same time, in the south of Russia is a historic uprising led by the Don Cossack Ataman Kondrat Bulavina. It covers the four southern region almost corresponds to the real site of the uprising. If Kondrat not put down, then the regions covered by the uprising, a new faction - the faction Kondrat Bulavina. The range of his troops equipped with suitable: at Kondrat Cossacks, archers, Cossack artillery, the peoples of the steppes, etc.
At this misfortune did not end in Russia. In the south-east of Karl XII there is a new historic and very zealous ally - the betrayer of Peter Hetman Mazepa. He appears as a fraction of the capital in the city of Lviv. And without hesitation, Mazeppa immediately attacked Russian Kiev. As part of his troops have allied line infantry Swedes and Cossack units loyal to him parts.
The Crimean Tatars are very strong in this historical period, from the beginning of the campaign tirelessly devastate Russian territory to the south. England to quarrel with Russia and is likely drops on its banks imposing reconnaissance troops. But this expansion is over England at the time, because she will be forced to deal with rebellions in Scotland and Ireland. In the colonies, in the form of independent factions, but there will be a protectorate of the metropolitan British, French and Portuguese trade campaign.
Russia, however, remains completely hostile environment, not counting the Balkans. Moldova will separate from the Ottoman Empire, and will come under the protectorate of Russia. In Transylvania happens historic uprising, led by Ferenc Rákóczi II, a distant relative of Count Dracula. As a result of this rebellion on the map of Europe will see another faction - the independent Principality of Transylvania. Historically, the union, and a friendly Russia, but it has no common borders.
The Ottoman Empire and its allies are traditionally hostile to Russia, but the Ottoman Empire itself torn by rebellion in Greece and Moldova in the same ...
State, in the original version of the game wore names Georgia and Chechnya, change these names to more acceptable from a historical point of view. And, of course, fully and in all they will change the look of your vanilla - the type of culture, etc., issued to them by the game developers. On the EU on an original - not European.
3. Russian domestic policy. Reform.
To survive in such a difficult situation, in the campaign scenario for Russia is interwoven series of internal historical events marked by significant technological upgrade of the tree. Russia until it was eaten, you need to have time to implement a series of reforms of Peter the Great. This reform (technology) - the social, industrial, agricultural and military. Without them, Russia will not be able to say goodbye to a rather weak start army. Consisting of different genera musketeer troops, cavalry and local forces foreign formation. Peter's reforms to open up Russia strong and modern army.
The reforms of Peter the Great followed the military reforms of Count Munnich, the military reforms of Prince Potemkin, sea and reform the military doctrines of Count Suvorov and Admiral Ushakov. All this adds a new Russian shelf, which in different levels of military buildings replace some of the old shelves. Regional hires troops subordinated to the common scenario is the same way.
The range is vast Russian troops and soldiers full of new models. It has it all - from convicts and Cossack troops wives, to a large variety of different purposes grenadier.
As is the case with the Pirates, Russia has added a number of historic ships, new tactical shape and, as a consequence - the potential to open exclusive tactics of warfare.
4. The whole world.
All factions made general changes in their technological development. European factions added a set of various new reforms (technology) Gribovalya, Horse Artillery, Regimental Artillery, hussars, with a short fuse grenades, Recruiting and several others.
Elaborated and complicated the whole system of artillery. Fix the mess in the historic area of discovery and use of buckshot and shrapnel.
All the fire and the power balance of the game is now calculated on the basis of a new tactical paradigm. It includes a new behavior by firing squads and attack power. The new linear random shooting will be effective and other shooting. Indiscriminate firing does not require rebuilds and now is in any direction, but it will be less effective on set for a major battle. Added a number of new types of shots.
Time of construction of buildings and learning technologies increased and stretched now exactly 100 years of playing the campaign with a step - in the course of four years.
Maud has its own system appears garrison troops all over the world.
The Indians, all in full, with the interface and technology of integrated add-on to the main trail of the war campaign. They added new buildings, agents, and a lot of new.
Made an attempt to model the behavior of the new artificial intelligence. The number of physical types and varieties of men and horses increased in line with the objectives of this endeavor.
The states of the world are organized on a new line of troops. Each faction mod adds a number of new units. The development of all the armies of the world is divided into three stages:
1. Mercenary Army.
2. Army Recruitment.
3. Later the army.
Mod is equipped with a large set of special SUB MODS, different functional purpose - adding troops, graphics, music, and any other.
Translation of text descriptions in English, an interpreter is made primarily Google.