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.
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.
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
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
Hohenstaufen - House of Hohenstauf
Askanier - House of Ascania
Wittelsbacher - House of Wittelsbach
Welfen - House of Welf
Hanse - Hanseatic League
České království - Kingdom of Bohemia
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
Guelfi - Guelphs
Serenissima Repubblica di Venezia - Republic of Venice
Stato Pontificio - Papal State (unplayable)
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
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 ;)
Hungry for more factions previews? ;) I'm presenting to you State of the Teutonic Order!
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