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Carolus Magnus AD771

Tue Nov 27, 2018 3:48 am

Carolus Magnus AD 771. A Great Invasions Mod for AJE.

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Great Invasions is a mod for AJE based on Great Invasions, a video game designed by Philippe Thibaut in 2005.
The mod is still in alpha version but almost all features are already implemented.

I will play with the Kingdom of Franks ruled by Charlemagne in the AD771 scenario.

My goal is to post an update twice a week.

Comments are welcomed.

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Re: Carolus Magnus AD771

Tue Nov 27, 2018 3:58 am

The Kingdom of Franks, in blue, is most powerful western kingdom but the loyalty to Carolingian dynasty varies a lot from area to area.


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Re: Carolus Magnus AD771

Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:42 am

Joli :coeurs:

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Re: Carolus Magnus AD771

Tue Nov 27, 2018 12:50 pm

C'est Noël avant l'heure.

Je vais suivre cela avec intérêt.

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Re: Carolus Magnus AD771

Tue Nov 27, 2018 1:01 pm

:blink:

Are you alone creating this?

Double merit considering the forum is a deserted island!

Hope you enjoy it sir :hat:

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Re: Carolus Magnus AD771

Tue Nov 27, 2018 3:34 pm

Nikel wrote::blink:

Are you alone creating this?

Double merit considering the forum is a deserted island!

Hope you enjoy it sir :hat:


I am alone but I did collect a lot of graphic stuff from Great Invasions. Total War titles or other AGEOD games.

I think ''enjoy'' is the right word, I really have fun doing it.

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Re: Carolus Magnus AD771

Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:22 pm

I'm already impressed!

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Feb.772 Turn

Thu Nov 29, 2018 4:24 am

Let's have a look to the scenario background before action take place in March.

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Pepin the hunchback is the heir of the hrone and Hidelgard is the new queen since Desiderata repudiation.

Following the death of Carloman, Charlemagne is the sole ruler of the kingdom of Franks,

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Re: Carolus Magnus AD771

Thu Nov 29, 2018 4:45 am

Let's have a look now at what expect us in the North, goal of our Spring Campaign.

The Saxons, pagan and rebel, led by some skilled noblemen.

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And of course, Frisians raiders are ready to plunder

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Re: Carolus Magnus AD771

Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:09 am

This looks great!

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Re: Carolus Magnus AD771

Fri Nov 30, 2018 2:30 am

Thank you for your work Bohémond. :dada:

looking forward to scenario.

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Re: Carolus Magnus AD771

Fri Nov 30, 2018 11:38 am

J'adore super travail j'espere que ca debouchera sur un mod jouable pour nous :siffle: :coeurs:

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March 772

Sun Dec 02, 2018 2:50 am

March 772, the Spring Plaid is located in Mainz. All leaders and vassals are present.

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Habemus Papam

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In March, we are allowed to recruit our levy units (Bann) trough Regional Decisions.

As our goal is to invade Saxony, most of the decisions are set in Austrasia and Germany.

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However we raise 3 infantry units in Gascony and Gothia and sent Count Roland to Toulouse.
We are planning to increase our demesne in Gascony.

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Carolus Magnus AD771 Factions

Sun Dec 02, 2018 3:07 am

In this scenario , there are 3 kinds of factions ;

-The major one ; Carolingians
-The minor ones ; Kingdom of Lombards, Duchy of Bavaria, Kingdom of Asturias, Papal States.
-The raiders and unstable ones ; Frisians, Saxons, Slaves, Avars, Vascones, Britons, Danes and Umayyads.

Each faction kind has his own features and ways to prevent Carolingians hegemony.

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April 772

Wed Dec 05, 2018 2:26 am

Our Bann Units have been raised,
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and we can now start to storm Saxony.

There will be 3 main columns. ;

Western one will cross the Rhine at Nijmegen and march to Osnabruck.

Central one will cross the Rhine at Koln and march to Paderborn

Eastern one will march from Frizlar to the North

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Some bad news from kingdom of Lombards , Gerberga is now at Pavia.

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We will need to take care of our nephews and bring them back close to their beloved uncle.

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Heerbann and Raiders

Wed Dec 05, 2018 2:32 am

In April, we are allowed to raise some low quality levy units (HeerBann) . They are cheap units but region loyalty is impacted.

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Their task will be to defend some key locations, like the Fulda Abbey above, in the borders against raiders.

Raiders will show up in the borders regions, they do represent a strategic threat but population unrest will increase and prestige will be lost if the ruler does manage to eliminate them,

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Assets and RGD

Sat Dec 08, 2018 4:32 am

In Great Invasions Mod, there are 6 assets

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-Prestige (VP) ; Required for diplomatic action, generated by cities and structures and lost when ruler is not able to protect his people from raids or starvation .

-Morale (NM) ; Earned and lost via battles.

-Engagement Points ; Required for almost everything (options, decisions), generated by cities and structures.

-Money ; Required to pay and recruit your vassal units, levy units are free. A few decisions will require it too. (Generated by Cities and Structures once a year.

-Men ; Required for levy decisions. Generated by cities and structures once a year.

-War supplies ; Required for levy decisions. Generated by cities and structures once a year.


The regional decisions are removed and added depending on season kind ( war, infrastructure, diplomacy, levy).
The goal is to keep player busy during the cold times and focused on war between May and October.

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Ledger

Sun Dec 09, 2018 9:26 pm

Let's have a look at the ledger.

Some pics addition on the sides, like in ECW,

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And a new ledger (F9) for all locked options, to give a player an opportunity to include these options in his strategy.

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June 772

Wed Dec 12, 2018 1:40 am

Osnabruck and Paderborn have been conquered, the saxon army is located in Minden.
A nice place to be as Frankish armies will have either to cross a river or to march trough a wild region with no roads to reach it.

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A new heir to the throne, Karl.

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War Season RGD

Wed Dec 12, 2018 1:45 am

In Septimania, the decision is made to bride the raider in order to get rid of them.
The prestige cost of this decision quite huge.

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Far from Narbonne, we try to pacify recent conquered region in order to be able to move ''safely'' trough it (loyalty has an impact on available local supply).


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Re: Carolus Magnus AD771

Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:06 am

Impressive!

This is an era and topic about which I know next to nothing but following where this leads might just change that. Looks very polished even at this stage so well done and best of luck with your mod.

-C

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Re: Carolus Magnus AD771

Wed Dec 12, 2018 4:35 pm

I remember the old times when Rafiki gave titles to special forumites.

No doubt Bohémond deserves one. When the forum is in decadence, PhilThib gone and Pocus using another engine to create games, not his own, Bohémod is still modding it!

Paraphrasing Julius Caesar's Ultimus Romanorum, we may call him the Last of the Ageodians.

No, wait, modding AJE Ultimus Romanorum sounds better :hat:


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Last_of_the_Romans

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Re: Carolus Magnus AD771

Fri Dec 14, 2018 2:13 am

Thank you guys for your nice words. :o

I want to give credit Philthib and Pocus for their help and for the opportunity to have been part of a some betas teams
I did learn a lot about AGEOD engine.

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Re: Carolus Magnus AD771

Fri Dec 14, 2018 5:50 pm

Very impressive! :blink:

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Re: Carolus Magnus AD771

Fri Dec 14, 2018 8:10 pm

This seems a superb and complete mod you have done, amazing!! :coeurs:

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July 772

Sat Dec 15, 2018 2:34 am

Warplan is to attack Minden from the East ( Charlemagne Stack) and from the West (Bernard Stack)

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Some Britons raiders have reached Tours and try to sack St Martin Abbey, Hopefully next Fall, we wil be able to afford the Brittany March Option to get rid of this annoying threat.
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Structures

Sat Dec 15, 2018 2:48 am

Several structures are available in Great Invasions Mod

The standard ones City, Walls (Fort), Harbor (sea and river) and Depot.

The military one ; Fort. Able to raise a garrison.

The economic ones ; Commerce Port and Bridge. Providing some extra money.

The religious one ; Monastery, Bishopric and Archibishopric.
Religious one are kind of important as they increase loyalty to the owner and allow decisions as Conversion

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August 772

Sun Dec 16, 2018 1:43 am

Some action in Saxony

Charlemagne Army manages to engage Widukind one in Minden.

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Although it's a Carolingian victory, saxons prisonners are only 150 and Widukind has not retreated from the region.

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In Gascony, a fort is going to be built in Pau in order to establish Frankish domination.

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News from Lombardia

Sun Dec 16, 2018 1:48 am

Bad news again from Lombardia,

Didier's court seems the place to be for the ones not confortable with Charlemagne hegemony.

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We are confident that Pope Adrian will not respond positively to the Lombards king.

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