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    Blood and Iron
    A Modification for Napoleon Total War
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    "Not by speeches and votes of the majority, are the great questions of the time decided... — but by blood and iron."
    Otto von Bismarck


    The 1860s were a turbulent time in human history, a time when the fate of the world would soon be determined. Imperialistic nations fought for global domination, and the rise of nationalism would lead to larger, more devastating conflicts. A centralized German state had not yet been achieved, and the Italian peninsula was soon to come under one ruler. Take control of one of the Great Powers and fight for European supremacy! Unite the German states, fight for control of Italy, defend your borders from the Russian military machine, and attempt to dominate Europe's seas with Blood and Iron


    Blood and Iron aims at providing the player with the utmost realistic experience from Napoleon Total War during Europe's major conflicts of the mid-19th century. With Blood and Iron, lead your nation to glorious victory during the Austro-Prussian War, the fight for the Italian peninsula,control of Central Europe, and the Franco-Prussian War. With an improved economic system, improved BAI, and a more agressive CAI, Blood and Iron shall immerse you in the culture and military tactics of the day. Expect new units, new uniforms, and historically accurate leaders and generals of the time, as well as historically accurate unit stats.

    Features, in depth
    Unit stats and morale, they are as realistic as possible. No longer will you have spartan units, chargins into hell, taking massive casualties, and continuing to press the attack. Now you must manage your men carefully. A unit may be worked down to 83 men over time. Menaing that noly taking about 1 or 2 casualties a minute, your men can hold the line for a while. Shock, however, is important. If you hit an enemy hard and fast, he will route with relatively minor casualties. But when a unit routes, all is not lost. A unit will break and rout easily, but you may always bring them back into the fight by rallying them, leading to longer and more complex battles that will ensure the need to encircle and destroy your enemy. Artillery too has been changed, as the Prussians now control the Krupp Breach Loader, the worlds most advanced cannon. Quick reloading times will make these cannons your battle winners, as the Needle gun is only a supplement. All guns are terribly inaccurate. At maximum range (which is granted fairly far in this mod) A Prussian volley will kill around 1-2 men. While this seems boring and such, trust me it isnt



    A video by Audacia

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    We are (clearly) recruiting and would appreciate any help whatsoever. We look forward to attempting to get an early beta out sometime in early 2011, depending on what sort of help we can get.

    Team:
    pvtgunny - startpos, stat tweaks, unit cards and the like
    Quadcorn: Textures
    King Sama: Graciously making units and teaching Gunny how to do PFM type things (thanks!)
    Nyxos: Something
    Audacia - Something
    Doyler: Trying to do UI stuff
    Spartan262: Trying to get his internet back up
    FilipVonZietek: Research
    Last edited by 'Gunny; February 04, 2013 at 02:33 PM.

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    I would like to contribute as researcher/multiplayer-battle tester. I was part of TacicalWarfare mod team and currently i am resposible for NER - Napoelon empire realism multiplayer part.
    Btw i have osprey books for both prussian/german and french armies, i can prepare roster for both sides.

    I was waiting long time to see chassepot and needlegun to clash!
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    I'd like to join this.
    As we discussed, I'd help in any and all ways possible. Mostly on the weekends.

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    I can help with moral support (and some PFM work if I find the time)
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    Aye. Yes please officially add me to the team as a PFM editor and giving units and other things descriptions. But I've gotta get Steam working again it's disobeying me.





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    Fantastic! If you need help with anything I'd be glad to help out
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    I'll be keeping an eye on this!
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    Why watch when you can be a part of it!

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    I can prepare army rosters and proposal of battle mechanics- unit scale, terrain scale etc.
    I have osprey books and some otehrs about this period.
    Say a word and i will get to work.

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    I'm getting a book on 19th Century uniforms





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    Here is a list of Knotel plates on Prussia with hyperlinks to individual plates from 1675 to 1917 http://www.chakoten.dk/cgi-bin/knoet...&action=3&lang=
    Austria-Hungary with hyperlinks to individual plates from 1690-1878 http://www.chakoten.dk/cgi-bin/knoet...&action=3&lang=
    France with hyperlinks to individual plates from 1684-1870 http://www.chakoten.dk/cgi-bin/knoet...&action=3&lang=
    Naples with hyperlinks to individual plates from 1812-1859 http://www.chakoten.dk/cgi-bin/knoet...&action=3&lang=
    Sardinia with hyperlinks to individual plates from 1744 to1848 http://www.chakoten.dk/cgi-bin/knoet...&action=3&lang=
    Tuscany 1859 http://www.chakoten.dk/cgi-bin/knoet...&action=3&lang=
    Modena 1859 & 1862 http://www.chakoten.dk/cgi-bin/knoet...&action=3&lang=
    Bavaria upto 1880 http://www.chakoten.dk/cgi-bin/knoet...&action=3&lang=
    Hannover upto 1866 http://www.chakoten.dk/cgi-bin/knoet...&action=3&lang=
    Hesse-Kassel upto 1866 http://www.chakoten.dk/cgi-bin/knoet...&action=3&lang=
    Nassau upto 1866 http://www.chakoten.dk/cgi-bin/knoet...&action=3&lang=
    Oldenburg upto 1867 http://www.chakoten.dk/cgi-bin/knoet...&action=3&lang=
    Saxony upto 1898 http://www.chakoten.dk/cgi-bin/knoet...&action=3&lang=
    Wurttemberg upto 1870 http://www.chakoten.dk/cgi-bin/knoet...&action=3&lang=
    Baden upto 1865 http://www.chakoten.dk/cgi-bin/knoet...&action=3&lang=
    German uniforms 1864-71 at http://www.grosser-generalstab.de/sturm/sturm30.html
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    Thats some good information, some of it is a bit before our time, (we hope to begin in 1866, at the start of Austro-Prussian War) but most of it is very very good, and useful +rep

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    Last edited by Prince of Essling; November 12, 2010 at 03:40 AM.

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    Really nice pics/skins pvtgunny, keep up the good work

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    Further from NYPL's The Vinkhuijzen collection of military uniforms:

    Italy, 1861-1870 http://digitalgallery.nypl.org/nypld...id=852209&word=
    Italy, 1870-1872 http://digitalgallery.nypl.org/nypld...id=852210&word=
    Italy, 1875-1896 http://digitalgallery.nypl.org/nypld...id=852211&word=
    Italy. Papal States, 1860-1868 http://digitalgallery.nypl.org/nypld...d=1014068&word=
    Italy. Papal States, 1870-1900 http://digitalgallery.nypl.org/nypld...d=1014069&word=
    List of German states with links at http://digitalgallery.nypl.org/nypld...&level=2&tword=

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    That stuff could help me with the Crimean War mod to.+ REP





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    soz, im back now
    ready to help

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    You could unite this with the Crimean War mod.

    Good luck in creating this very promising mod, pvtgunny!
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    Yes I've been thinking of that. I'll PM gunny about it.





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