I have changed the Men-at-Arms Shields to look more generic. (Still WIP)
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I also have something that Poly hasn't even seen yet
English Spearmen Sergeants!
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Warman, you sneeky bastard, ha ha. Behind our backs and everything :-P
@Poly, I think you better pull in on the leash on this little jumper. hehe
But to be honest warman, I liked your past shields even better. They were more... shall I say authentic. However, even if I'm colorblind I think the colours were to "strong" for medieval painters. If you know what I mean? The colour technology back then, you know. Anyway, have a repdrink on the house+ Skål!
*Wille buys a round+ on page 9 of WotW aswell*
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Thorolf was thus armed. Then Thorolf became so furious that he cast his shield on his back, and, grasping his halberd with both hands, bounded forward dealing cut and thrust on either side. Men sprang away from him both ways, but he slew many. Thus he cleared the way forward to earl Hring's standard, and then nothing could stop him. He slew the man who bore the earl's standard, and cut down the standard-pole. After that he lunged with his halberd at the earl's breast, driving it right through mail and body, so that it came out at the shoulders; and he lifted him up on the halberd over his head, and planted the butt-end in the ground. There on the weapon the earl breathed out his life in sight of all, both friends and foes. [...] 53, Egil's Saga- The pranks played on the knight Jean de Joinville, 1249, 7th crusade.I must tell you here of some amusing tricks the Comte d'Eu played on us. I had made a sort of house for myself in which my knights and I used to eat, sitting so as to get the light from the door, which, as it happened, faced the Comte d'Eu's quarters. The count, who was a very ingenious fellow, had rigged up a miniature ballistic machine with which he could throw stones into my tent. He would watch us as we were having our meal, adjust his machine to suit the length of our table, and then let fly at us, breaking our pots and glasses.
The colors i can change to look more natural, with a combo of my skills and Frenchy's. But I can't make them like they were before, they weren't accuarate. What I have done instead of going back is this: In the pics above, I had taken all of my simple shields in my Coat of Arms Library, regardless of faction and placed them in my unit. I have updated the English version to CoA that still belong to England, but are still simple stuff like stripes, checkers, etc.
my opinion only: if you want to make this about Western Europe you should may be add another French faction & northern Italian (In my opinion) the main conflict should be in this areas any English, Iberian or German factions are there "to just satellite" the main conflict
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
no no, all the main areas need the same cares. Every area should be treated more or less independantly from the others, with a relatively equal distribution of faction.
(please to note "relatively", not "abslolutely")
Italians and french don't need more factions.(I'm native french-speaker descendant from corsi/piemonti/zeneixi...so I'm not "anti-south")
I have to do a big work, yet, to set the actual "southern" factions suitable.
well, its the fundus of my thinking...
Britannia: Wales vs England vs Scotland vs Ireland vs Norway.
Scandinavia: Norway vs Denmark vs Sweden.
Iberia: Castille vs Portugal vs Aragon vs Navare.
Central Europe: France vs Britanny vs Flanders vs HRE vs England vs Navarre vs Swiss vs Burgundy vs Bohemia.
Italy: Milan vs Genoa vs Florence vs Pisa vs HRE.
And the beauty of having a smaller part of map is we can give more regions to a faction, we will try to make each faction that at least own 4 settlements for a better balance.
An another update, I've attached a guideline at the first post that explain the recruitment values, the unit type and their description. I'll update the guide often so stay tuned for the latest new. Just a small note that this file is a "Word" file.
Btw, have you see the guide I've just wrote attached at the OP?
I think that Cicero would be angry if he can see this mistake...
Hate to be a stick in the mud but the Scottish monarchy of this period was inherited and had been since 1005. From this date primogeniture was the form of royal succession in Scotland. It wouldn't be correct in any way for Scotland to be respresented by an election system.
True, there were a few succession crisis and disputes hat eventually gave rise to the Wars of Independence but the succession system maintained was inherited, primogeniture.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TanistryThe royal succession in Celtic Scotland was limited to the elective agnatic or male line of the Siol Alpein (House of Alpin) until the accession of King Malcolm II in 1005. This monarch was the first to introduce the concept of hereditary monarchy in Scotland. He did so to try to eliminate the strife caused by the elective law, which encouraged rival claimants to fight for the Throne. Since Malcolm had only daughters, he also introduced the right of female-line succession in Scotland. This gave rise to conflict by competitors for generations thereafter. The Irish monarchies never at any stage allowed for female line succession, a position which is maintained to the present day
I think Wales also had similar succession systems: