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A Mid-Victorian Era mod for FotS?

Honor and GloryHonor and Glory Senior MemberRegistered Users Posts: 347

So, as we know, FotS is based during the Middle-Victorian Era, obviously based around the War of the Dragon/Boshin War (Japanese Civil War). But, as we have it, there are now Western/European/American faces usable to make units. Has anyone ever thought to make a Middle-Victorian mod solely for the multiplayer/custom battles featuring the powerful nations of the Prussian Empire, Second French Republic, British Empire, Austria-Hungary, Spanish Empire, Russian Empire, United States, etc.? I think it could work out extraordinarily well, if you ask me, and I'll tell you why:

1. The setting is already here. We already have the Middle-Victorian setting with FotS. THe 1860-70's were a high time for some of the most significant wars in European history, including the very well known Franco-Prussian War.
2. Making new units would be easy. We have the European/Western faces already, quite a bit of uniforms too. All that'd be required is to mix and match uniforms, model some minor uniforms for nations like the Prussian and Russian Empires, change some scene props, and creating historical battlefields.
3. The community for this mod could be huge. Being born European (Living in the US), I am infatuated with the wars of Europe from Ancient Rome to the Second World War. Our European community is the largest gaming community in the world. This mod would attract such an insane amount of attention, it would be impossible not to find a game. This time period is also great for the Americans, because this is post-war American Civil War, where the United States was just reeling back from the worst war in its history.
4. Mechanics are practically done. The line warfare of the Middle-Victorian era is already here, with FotS. All it would take is some minor tweaking, reworking range and accuracy, adding some better smoke and artillery effects, guns are still the same; We have the breech-loaders needed already for the Austro-Hungarian empire, we already have Martini-Henry's for the British, Chassepots and Springfields for the French and Americans... new models for the Werndl-Holub, Dreyse, Berthier, Berdan, and Remington rifle-tuypes could easily be done.
5. We have access to a huge amount of resources and a great map editor. With the Shogun II map editor, the possibilities are endless in regards to famous battles of the era...
6. Naval warfare is all set and ready to go! What can I say? We already have our ironclad steamships used by major powers.
7. We can still keep Imperial Japan as a combatant nation. What's said is said. The ability to keep post-Boshin War Japan (Iimperial Japan) is entirely feasible. It was after the Boshin War that Japan became very heavily known and pretty much became its own superpower.
8. Endless hours of badassness. I mean, come on, who wouldn't want a Middle-Victorian mod?

I have always wanted a mod like this, but alas, I haven't the full capabilities to do so. I can texture models for games like Napoleonic Wars for Mount and Blade: Warband, so I can do it for Total War too. I just personally feel this could be a great project, easily done too. If there's already a mod like this, PLEASE forward me to it.

Thanks for your time of reading this, I look forward to hearing from you guys!

Honor and Glory
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  • tat501tat501 Senior Member Registered Users Posts: 795
    edited April 2014
    I don't think the map can be edited which is a shame. And turrets on ships cant rotate - which is a shame - so I don't think it can be made to work unless CA release more mod tools to let people mod the map - which is unlikely because they've moved on to a new game now.

    I would kill for a Franco-Prussian War game tbf. Especially with Railroads etc and the features added in FOTS.
  • TheSuebiBerserkerTheSuebiBerserker Senior Member Registered Users Posts: 412
    edited August 2014
    They made it possible to edit the campaign map right before Rome 2 came out.
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  • ARTOISARTOIS Senior Member Registered Users Posts: 878
    edited August 2014
    WHO WOULDNT WANT A MIDDLE VICTORIAN MOD - ... me its blah blah blah.. and im english.
    i find the napoleonic wars pretty boring, just stand off and shoot, essentially, with almost no manouvering as theres pretty much no dedicated melee. i think TW works far better in melee only (inc bows of course) time periods.. personally
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  • SasuSasu Moderator FinlandRegistered Users, Moderators Posts: 8,876
    edited August 2014
    ARTOIS wrote: »
    with almost no manouvering

    You're doing it wrong.
  • ARTOISARTOIS Senior Member Registered Users Posts: 878
    edited August 2014
    Sasu wrote: »
    You're doing it wrong.

    by comparison to melee oriented fighting..
    You KNOW I'm right.
  • GoslingGosling Senior Member Registered Users Posts: 1,887
    edited September 2014
    The last three posts were hilarious..:D
    "I'm gonna stomp 'em to dust. I'm gonna grind their bones. I'm gonna burn down dere towns and cities. I'm gonna pile 'em up inna big fire and roast 'em. I'm gonna bash heads, break faces, and jump up and down on the bits that are left.

    An' den I'm gonna get really mean."

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  • ARTOISARTOIS Senior Member Registered Users Posts: 878
    edited September 2014
    *bows* you're welcome squire!
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  • crazychameleoncrazychameleon Senior Member Great BritainRegistered Users Posts: 467
    edited October 2014
    That mod would be nice
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  • mrose1506mrose1506 Member Registered Users Posts: 38
    edited January 2015
    I was just about to start this thread. They made a Korean expansion mod for shogun 2 so I don't think it should be much of a stretch for someone to make a russo Japanese war mod 1904-1905.
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