I understand and accept your decision of not including Poland, Hungary and other Central European western states. But you should not use argumentation which is neither logical nor true. Thank you.
I agree with the Noble Silesian as I had the same dilemma in my project I added them but as unplayable so they are an important part of the game but not the "players experience of the game"
I think this coulde be a great project, but I have to discuss some points (for the Italian powers, 'cause I am Italian): I don't know if the name "Repubblica di Firenze" is correct, it depends from the period the game starts, because there were times when it was a Republic, and times when it was a Duchy (Ducato, in Italian). I read that the timeframe is between 1300s and 1500s, so it could be the Republic. In the preview, the little symbol next to the CoA is the CoA of Siena, or am I making mistake? Because I think that the proper "minor" flag to insert is this http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Fl...he_Baptist.svg .
You have to correct for "Repubblica di Milano"...'cause I know that it never existed, Milano wasn't a Republic. For Milan, you can use the term "Commune" (in Italian is Comune, in english there isn't a real translation, they were a sort of city-states, you know), or from the XV century, the more famous "Duchy". That CoA I think it's not totally correct, 'cause that snake was the symbol of Visconti's family, the proper CoA would be the same red cross of Genoa but you can use this one, I think it's more correct than yours http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Co..._of_Sforza.svg (this is the coat of arms of Sforza's House). The "little" coat of arms is correct I think.
Ok, now the last point, I am from Liguria so how I couldn't be happy to see Genoa? But where did you take the small CoA with the griffon? 'Cause, yes, the griffon was a symbol of Genoa, but the blue and red color aren't I think, they are the colors of the Genoa soccer team! Maybe you have to replace with different ones, could I suggest to use the red cross on white also for that? And, finally, I think you have to correct the name (really a little thing, "Répubrica" instead of "Répubbrica", it's better and in "genoese" is more correct).
BTW, +rep for the project mate!
http://www.francobampi.it/liguria/st...tlas_major.jpg this is the original Genova banner, two griffins holding that strange shield with the St. George cross.
yes, but also it appear very "17th century". I doubt about the crown and the shape of the shield, really.
Have you some sources about the symbols of Genua?
I don't say isn't the true symbol of Genua, but this present look really late.
also, you're welcome to help us about the Liguria/Corsica/Nice, I'm myself highly interested, but I can't be unit's maker and reshearcher in same time.
Zêna need you Zames!
if Poland and Hungary do not influence other factions enough then surely Scandinavian factions even less. also without Sweden to contest with Norway and Denmark has even less interests on your map area, as the main focus of these factions would be around the Baltic sea.
this would ease your workload and free up 2-3 faction slots to be used for rebellious barons and such.
Hr. Alf han hugg til han var mod, Han sto i femten Ridderes Blod; Så tog han alle de Kogger ni Og sejlede dermed til Norge fri. Og der kom tidende til Rostock ind, Der blegned saa mangen Rosenkind. Der græd Enker og der græd Børn, Dem hadde gjort fattig den skadelige Ørn.
Anders Sørensen Vedel
Well, the problem isn't the griffon (look, in this site, to the coins, you have to go down in reading; you'll see that there's the griffon on coins from 1139! http://www.ilcaffaro.com/stemma.php), it is correct, but the colors behind it, maybe if you can't use the red cross in white, I think you should use simply white.
Or maybe, if you look again at the coins you should see a castle (not clear, maybe a fortified gate), that is another symbol that you can use, you have only to choose I think (griffon griffon griffon!)
this look very good, for the late era, thanks
"Il "castello" potrebbe in realtà essere una sorta di "porta fortificata". "
We have another announcement for you, we've decided to add two new factions!!
Kingdom of Sweden
Kingdom of Bohemia
Kingdom of Sweden will have a roster very influenced by the German, having good cavalry and a mix of Germano-Scandinavian units.
Kingdom of Bohemia will have access to the war wagons, a unique roster also will be implanted for them.