I think AGEOD wont in the forseeable future delve into 30YW. The risks for them are too high, although I think being owned by a swedish company would make things easier, because of Gustav A. etc. Alas,
it will be up to a dedicated modding community to developed a project similar to RUS. I scoped around with Phillipe what is needed for a project like RUS or 30YW, the first step is a map. We cannot proceed without a map.
At this point in my life, I cant guarantee a single man-day for the next year or so, so let me just add my voice to the masses. Wont anyone ever do a proper 3OYW PC strategy game? I mean sure, US has 260million inhabitants, but if we do the European math =
Germany 80 million, Sweden 10 million, Czech 10 million, Denmark, France, Poland, Holland, Belgium, Spain, UK (with a unique scenario about the revolution), I think the numbers would still add up! And the possibilities of DLCs - Polish Commonwealth, Russia, Habsburg-Turkish struggles.
The added bonus - no competition. EA will never make a game about this topic and AGEOD could clean up. But the game has to be as simple as BOA1 - to me simply the best game so far. The engine has its limits, and tacking on too much makes it too complicated and scares people away.
So just movement combat, plus supply management (something simple and clear a la Unity of Command). If great need be, add simple events. Voila