Ladies and gentlemen, I'm happy to introduce Ad Mari a Mare mod to you. It is set in late medieval period and it's map covers lands from Southern Scandinavia in the north to central Balkans and Italy on the south, and from western Germany to the west to western Russia and Black Sea steppes to the east. Before we will move on to the details, let me tell you how it all begun.


Ad Mari a Mare is a mod with quite a long story. It started as a polish unit pack for Teutonic addon in 2011, under the name Polish Kingdom. It was created by Aramegil and released only on polish TW site. After releasing a couple of versions it's author had to abbandon it, due to personal life affairs, at the same time he granted permission to use or develop his mod to whoever wants to. As a big fan of this project I gladly took over it, and released improved version, which of course was still focused on Poland. The biggest milestone is a day when Zyndram, author of our map, proposed his help, it opened many new possibilities to our mod, especially with factions variety. Unfortunatelly he also had to left his work after some time and I had to continue work alone. Fortunatelly after few months I found my actual teammates, thanks to them work on mod accelerated greatly.

Mod's name
Ad Mari a Mare comes from latin, and it means "From sea to sea". Why such title? It was hard to create a name that will fit to all factions or theathres of war, something that will describe overall situation in this region in this specific timeframe. AMaM match to the geography of our mod - mainland is bordering with Northern and Baltic seas on the north, Mediterran and Adriatic on the south, and Black Sea on south-east.

Mod's timeframe

AMaM was primarliy focused on struggle on reuniting Kingdom of Poland between several duchies, so it's timeframe refers to important events in medieval polish history, but as the map greatly expanded and gave opportunities to include many other theathers of war, timeframe might change in future, but only it's ending date. For now mod is starting in year 1232, when silesian duke Henryk Brodaty (Henry the Bearded) took control over Kraków, which was the capital of now divided Kingdom of Poland, and many other lands of this state. He became the first polish duke close to reunite kingdom for a long time. Ending date is year 1370, when polish King Kazimierz III Wielki (Casimir III the Great), last king from the Piast dynasty,which estabilished polish state, died heirless.


List of factions

Polish duchies:

Księstwo Śląskie - Duchy of Silesia
Księstwo Wielkopolskie - Duchy of Greater Poland
Księstwo Pomorskie - Duchy of Pomerania
Księstwo Mazowieckie - Duchy of Mazovia
Księstwo Opolsko-Raciborskie - Duchy of Opole-Racibórz

German factions:

Hohenstaufen - House of Hohenstauf

Askanier - House of Ascania
Wittelsbacher - House of Wittelsbach
Welfen - House of Welf
Hanse - Hanseatic League
České království - Kingdom of Bohemia

Scandinavian factions:

Kongeriget Danmark - Kingdom of Denmark
Kongeriket Norge - Kingdom of Norway
Konungariket Sverige - Kingdom of Sweden

Baltic states: PREVIEW

Lietuvos Kunigaikštystė - Lithuanian Principality
Staat des Deutschen Ordens - State of the Teutonic Order
Prūsai - Prussians

Russian and steppe factions: PREVIEW

Galicko-Volinskoє Knjazstvo - Kingdom of Galicia-Volhynia

Chernihivsʹke knyazivstvo - Principality of Chernigov

Veliky Novgorod - Novgorod the Great
Züchii-in Uls - The Golden Horde

Balkan factions: PREVIEW

Kraljevina Srbija - Kingdom of Serbia
Balgarsko Tsarstvo - Tsardom of Bulgaria
Magyar Királyság - Kingdom of Hungary

Italian factions

Guelfi - Guelphs
Serenissima Repubblica di Venezia - Republic of Venice
Stato Pontificio - Papal State (unplayable)


Actual team:

Hellvard - mod leader, modelling, skinning, mapping
SerbianWolf - research, 2d art
claudioxd27 - research
Idill'a (Mz) - 2d art


Hall of Fame:

Zyndram - creator of our map
Aramegil - creator of primordial version of our mod

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If you're still reading this, I hope you're interested in helping me ;) If you don't know or remember what ancillaries are, it's a Medieval 2 feature, which improves, or worsens characters command, authority, influence, and so on. They are containing an icon and short description. It shouldn't be hard to learn how to make these even to a total newbie in modding ;) Ancillaries I wish to implement are mostly feudal titles, like "Duke of Silesia" or "Bishop of Riga". Unfortunatelly I really don't have time to take care of this by myself, so I'm counting on you guys! And girls, if there are any here ;)

Duchy of Lithuania preview

Duchy of Lithuania preview

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Another faction preview from Ad Mari a Mare mod, the Duchy of Lithuania!

State of the Teutonic Order preview

State of the Teutonic Order preview

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Hungry for more factions previews? ;) I'm presenting to you State of the Teutonic Order!

Balkan states preview

Balkan states preview

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Fellow MODDB members, let me introduce to you preview of three balkan states from Medieval 2 Kingdoms: Ad Mari a Mare mod!

Prūsai preview

Prūsai preview

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I'm happy to introduce to you new faction, the Prussians!

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HannotheExplorer
HannotheExplorer

I realize people have asked this, but it was a couple of weeks ago. But do you have an idea of when the mod will be finished? Looks really promising, can't wait to play Sweden! :)

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Hallvard Creator
Hallvard

Sorry but I have no idea :) I'm working on this pretty much every day, but one of my teammates is inactive for over a month and I don't know when he will be back, or if he will return at all. Second one, a researcher, went to vacations for two weeks, so Holy Roman Empire factions preview which he started working on will be delayed.
I'm looking for someone capable of making units cards or willing to learn this art, any volunteers?

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HannotheExplorer
HannotheExplorer

Thanks for the answer first of all, and take your time friend. No need to rush it, I think the mod will be a really good one when it's finished.
Good luck :)

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isa0005
isa0005

As they say on the TWC, it will be ready when its ready. Modding, especially on MTWII is a lengthy and difficult process, to some degree. Be patient, be supportive and perhaps, if you're really want to, learn a few things about modding your self and see if you can't help out! Who knows, it might be ready sooner that way :P

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Hallvard Creator
Hallvard

Exactly as you said :) Except that modding may look very difficult at the beginning, but it's quite easy, once you will get used to it. Most of all, it's very time consuming, especially when you're doing almost everything on your own, like I do. Some basic coding and 2d art is really simple and you just have to find some free time and willingness to do it ;)

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RexCroatorum
RexCroatorum

Will the Hungarians have several Croatian soldiers? We were in this period in personal union with them (Two Kingdoms-One King, they had claim on Croatia because sister of king was married with our king, succesor died of disease i think.) It would be nice to see a couple of Croatian troops.
We were very excellent horsemen in the Hungarian-Croatian kingdom.

Mod is looking good!

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Hallvard Creator
Hallvard

I already made croatian knights unit, have you seen it? If you have some propositions concerning more croatian units I would be glad to read about them :)

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RexCroatorum
RexCroatorum

Please if you have time, i dont wish to give you more extra job. But if you can make croatian swordsman (Border guards) some mods never created croatian swordsman, they always create axemens, spearmens etc.

I have seen Knights that you created, they are looking awsome.
Also hungarian bodyguards, mix of croat&hungarian; helardic is looking good.

Happy modding :)

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Hallvard Creator
Hallvard

Well it's not that much time consuming... if you know how final result should look like ;) Can you give me some reference images about these swordsmen? How they should look like?

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RexCroatorum
RexCroatorum

Need to found it :)

Goo.gl

Just put them nasal helmets ;)

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Hallvard Creator
Hallvard

I'll see what I can do ;)

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