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    The Viking Age in Britain Is A modification of Total war saga, thrones of Britannia, brought to you by iutland. The mod is primarily made for my own gameplay, but hopefully other Thrones of Britannia players may find it enjoyable too.

    The Viking Age in Britain (VAB) is a major rework of creative assembly’s Total war saga, thrones of Britannia. The mod focuses on the historical aspect of the Viking age in the British Isles and Ireland, while making the rework without destroying gameplay. Changes to text are done to increase the historical immersion effect.

    Inspiration for the mod came after reading the Norwegian book "Vikinger i Krig" (English: Vikings at war) by Kim Hjardar and Vegard Vike, which I can only recommend reading.

    The campaign and battle gameplay settings are derived from my Attila total war mod named IMPERIA ET BARBARI, also hosted at Total war center forum.

    The general changes in this mod compared to vanilla thrones of Britannia are:
    - All Faction Unit Rosters are completely reworked
    - All units are completely reworked
    - Units’ physical appearance has an increased diversity compared to vanilla
    - Battle AI and settings are reworked
    - Campaign AI and settings are reworked
    - Minor Graphical changes to flags
    - Land combat is reworked
    - Naval combat is reworked
    - Garrison units are completely reworked
    - Unit recruitment and unit upgrade is completely reworked for each faction
    - Campaign starting conditions are modified
    - Spawning invaders’ unit composition is reworked
    - Faction names are changed to more historical correct ones
    - Settlement names are changed to more historical correct ones
    - Unit names are changed to more historical correct ones, where relevant/possible
    - Faction colours changed, where needed
    - Faction Leader uniforms reworked with increased diversity
    - General’s uniforms reworked with increased diversity
    Plus many more minor changes

    The different unit rosters that you will find in VAB including unit upgrades are listed in the attached pdf file that can also be downloaded here.

    The mod itself can be downloaded here. Download, unpack to Thrones of Britannia data folder and enable the mod using the mod manager in steam.




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    The Viking Age in Britain.pdf

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    Default Re: The Viking Age in Britain (VAB) an extensive overhaul of ToB, version 1.0 released 2019-06-01

    Very impressive work. Are you looking for your own forum here?

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    Default Re: The Viking Age in Britain (VAB) an extensive overhaul of ToB, version 1.0 released 2019-06-01

    Quote Originally Posted by Van Zandt View Post
    Very impressive work. Are you looking for your own forum here?
    Thank you, Van Zandt

    Yes that would be very good.

    Best regards
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    Default Re: The Viking Age in Britain (VAB) an extensive overhaul of ToB, version 1.0 released 2019-06-01

    Fantastic work, it's actually enough to tempt me towards buying ToB when it's on sale. Gotta think about it.
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    Default Re: The Viking Age in Britain (VAB) an extensive overhaul of ToB, version 1.0 released 2019-06-01

    Looks nice, can somebody please describe in what way was land combat reworked in general? Slower, faster, more morale based etc.?

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    Default Re: The Viking Age in Britain (VAB) an extensive overhaul of ToB, version 1.0 released 2019-06-01

    Quote Originally Posted by Iutland View Post
    Thank you, Van Zandt

    Yes that would be very good.

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    Please see my updated PM (6/16)

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    Default Re: The Viking Age in Britain (VAB) an extensive overhaul of ToB, version 1.0 released 2019-06-01

    I'm glad people are putting their effort into this game (saga?), but whats the difference between this mod and Shieldwall?
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    Default Re: The Viking Age in Britain (VAB) an extensive overhaul of ToB, version 1.0 released 2019-06-01

    Something is weird about this mod because the sound stops working. Does anyone else have this problem?
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    Default Re: The Viking Age in Britain (VAB) an extensive overhaul of ToB, version 1.0 released 2019-06-01

    Quote Originally Posted by Odinarius View Post
    Looks nice, can somebody please describe in what way was land combat reworked in general? Slower, faster, more morale based etc.?
    The battle pace should be somewhat slower than vanilla (and more realistic IMHO), and you will have time to deploy tactics.

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    Default Re: The Viking Age in Britain (VAB) an extensive overhaul of ToB, version 1.0 released 2019-06-01

    Quote Originally Posted by neoiq5719 View Post
    Something is weird about this mod because the sound stops working. Does anyone else have this problem?
    Sound is not modified in this mod, so it seems strange to me. Could you please eloborate on your observation?

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    Default Re: The Viking Age in Britain (VAB) an extensive overhaul of ToB, version 1.0 released 2019-06-01

    Are there some Screenshots and Previews? Sounds very good though!

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    Default Re: The Viking Age in Britain (VAB) an extensive overhaul of ToB, version 1.0 released 2019-06-01

    the download is a 13 mb file....
    what kind of Overhaul is such a small file size ?
    is that the right file ??
    Last edited by Sagat; September 15, 2019 at 03:17 PM.

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