Concentrating on the late medieval period, Age of Chivalry: Hegemony replaces or significantly alters each of the civilizations in the original game, while also adding a number of new ones, allowing the player to control Central and Western European states. Many new units and technologies have been added and gameplay dynamics have been changed considerably in this complete overhaul of Age of Empires II.

Play as Austria, Bavaria, Bohemia, Brandenburg, Brittany, Burgundy, Denmark, England, Flanders, Florence, France, Friesland, Genoa, Guelders, Helvetia, Hungary, Liège, Milan, Naples, the Papal States, Poland, Savoy, Saxony, Scotland, Venice, or Wales. Fight against your friends or the AI through random maps or on newly crafted real world maps of Central Europe, Western Europe, Northern Italy or the Low Countries, or play through the unique historical eight-scenario campaign. Explore a whole new medieval period in Age of Chivalry: Hegemony!

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7 comments by Happertesch on Apr 20th, 2015

The three new countries made available in the new beta, the Papal States, Naples and Hungary, will add to the large number of European countries that were already playable in Age of Chivalry: Hegemony.

They not only come with their own technologies, units and policy decisions, but even have unique features. Gain florins for every building you destroy as Hungary, invest in Jubilee Years as the Papal States to gain florins, or quickly train up an army of knights straight from your stables as Naples. Each also has a wide array of policy decisions to choose from, to shape your country while you play.

Age of Chivalry: Hegemony map

Other countries have also seen changes. Not only are there new technologies and units, but new graphics have been sprinkled throughout, both for units and buildings, and some castles now even have original, progressing construction graphics.

A new version of the AI is included not only supporting the new countries, but also reconfiguring the original ones. The AI now uses more varied troop combinations and strategies and utilises new technologies.

The Lateran Palace

Furthermore, the Age of Chivalry campaign has been updated. The scenarios have been combed through for bugs and rebalanced where necessary, and an additional scenario has been added, created especially by Julius999, depicting the 1379 Chioggia War between Venice and Genoa!

Medieval Florence

N.B. This is still a beta version. Not all intended graphics have been completed: some of the new countries don't have original graphics for their monument or history files yet (to be fixed in an upcoming update), and future versions will also add more new unit and building graphics!

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Age of Chivalry: Hegemony v1.99

Age of Chivalry: Hegemony v1.99

May 10, 2015 Full Version 3 comments

This beta release adds three further new countries to Age of Chivalry: the Papal States, Naples, and Hungary, bringing the total to 26 countries. These...

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LynxLynx Apr 21 2015, 12:23pm says:

Will the Grand Dutchy of Lithuania be in the game? It was the biggest country at a time in Europe.

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Happertesch Apr 22 2015, 1:43pm replied:

No more countries will be added at this point. Unfortunately Lithuania isn't a full country in this, but when you play as Poland you can form the Union of Krewo - precursor of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth - and you will gain the option to train Lithuanian Bajoras units when you do so.

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[OD]Maggy Apr 21 2015, 7:13am says:

I should check it out when i have time. Tracking

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Threestepsfromhell Apr 19 2015, 7:26pm says:

Any particular reason why,when I install your mod, it suddenly requires a CD?

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Happertesch Apr 20 2015, 8:12am replied:

The installation uses the files on your pc - that means that if you have a type of installation that originally requires you to use the CD, this will still be the case. I have the Gold Edition myself, which doesn't require the CD, and it doesn't ask me for the CD after installing Age of Chivalry either. Otherwise, can you let me know what version you have?

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Happertesch Apr 20 2015, 7:56am replied:


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Stogie83 Apr 22 2015, 7:06pm replied:

Any chances this will ever happen?
My original AoE2 doesn´t work anymore

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Happertesch Apr 23 2015, 3:38am replied:

I've explained it before at some length, so let me copy/paste that response:

Unfortunately it's not possible to port this to HD, for reasons I'll explain below. On the plus side, it's still possible to get the original game quite cheaply in places like Amazon. Age of Chivalry includes the Userpatch, which makes the original game fully playable even on modern systems.

Age of Chivalry already has more civs than AoE2HD, which means it can't be ported there (as unlike the original game, HD doesn't support adding new civs) and with the newly released beta it also has more civs than the Forgotten expansion for HD, so porting it there won't be possible either.

HD is unfortunately far less mod friendly than the original, for example it doesn't let you use custom user interfaces and the Workshop system can't handle extensive file replacements like you'd get with a mod this size. So even if HD had the same amount of civs as Age of Chivalry, it'd not be able to support a lot of AoC:H's features.

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Stogie83 Apr 29 2015, 9:07am replied:

Ah ok, sorry. didn´t know you posted this already before.

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astuccio Apr 17 2015, 9:58am says:

hi your mod is simply awesome! Is possible to give english longbowmen the same texture as the mercenary longbowmen?
Keep up with your good mod!

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Happertesch Apr 20 2015, 7:59am replied:

Thank you! The next version will include new, different graphics for the English longbowman. So they will look distinct from both the original longbowman and any mercenary units.

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