OK, so this isn't exactly a new project, seeing as how it's been going on for four years (yes, four), but I think it's now time to make it official, and work on the campaign, with a full staff, separate threads, and whatnot--and of course, most crucially, to finally complete this long quest.
not knowing a better place or way of posting this, I placed it here. hope no one minds.
anyways: though this is a long-time project, it has never been official (mainly b/c of how it evolved), and I have been very reluctant to try to make this a team effort: I have trouble keeping others on schedule in RL, let alone in modding, so I've been reluctant to post it here, to start it's own forums subsection and so forth. things in RL however, have changed my mind--dramatically. this is where this thread comes in:
Now in case you didn't click the link, this is the mod for the Seven years war period--the only one of it's kind for Total war:eras (AFAIK), and one of just two mods about 18th century Europe (Again, AFAIK). It's meant to be ported to Alexander: Total war, though a RTW porting will be open to negotiation. it has 20 factions at this time, all of whom at least have their infantry, and most have their cavalry and light infantry:
I also have a map_regions and map_heights done (as they aren't beyond my ability), with 199 provinces (notice the pileup that is Germany). It'll be larger than most previous maps of the region, in part to allow for the fragmentation of Germany to be accounted for:
(the picture comes from my album(s), where you can see more of my work).
it has also been the project in which a few interesting breakthroughs have been made--all of which you can read on about in the thread. it has a complete unit stat system, and all the units and associated material are either my own making, or borrowed from other mods/minimods, with the permission of the owners (and those are relatively few). No, there are hardly anythings left from the original N2TW (if any), and yes, it has it's own modfolder.
Basically, I'm the sole official member of the mod at this time (and obviously the leader). I have received much help from GRANTO, Thibaud, and a few other great users, all of whom have contributed something great to this, but generally, It's a one-man project. However, I cannot keep doing this on with my current organization, as RL issues have piled up on me, and frankly, much of the aspects of RTW modding are beyond my ability and time to learn. I'd quit, but I'm so close to completing my goals for this mod, I cannot bear to stop now.
If anyone likes to help me see this to completion, I only hope that they're willing to go along for the whole nine yards--to see this mod finished before R2TW, and released to a broader modding community, even if the engine it runs on isn't up to date.
looking forward to your feedback.
EDIT: and here's a link to an earlier version of this mod. It's not the current form of the mod, but it gives you an idea of how well it's working out: