I want to make one thing clear before I start - I am not developing this mod. I am merely the webmaster. AlphaDelta is the developer of this mod - all credit goes to him. If want to ask questions, the twcenter.net forums would be the place to find him - there is a link provided below.


"For King or Country" is a mod for Medieval 2: Total War that depicts the English civil wars. There are two factions; the Parliamentarians and the Royalists. The map is detailed and accurate for the time period. There are twelve historical commanders fighting on each side, and all of them have custom portraits and traits. Both sides have a range of units from Musketeers to pikemen, dragoons to harqebusier cavalry. Each faction also has 6 unique recruitable regiments of foot. Each regiment has it's own banner, coat colour and commander.

The purpose of the mod is to simulate the first English civil war. The main aim is to accurately represent the two main factions, their leaders, their commanders and their armies. The mod aims to provide a unique battlefield experience by representing 17th century warfare, something that no M2:TW mod team has so far achieved.

The campaign map is unique in that rather than having 'regions' or 'provinces' there are historically accurate counties. Each county has a single settlement. Faction generals are accurately placed according to their historical location in 1642 and represented with custom portraits and regiments.

FKoC website: www.forkingorcountry.com
FKoC forums: www.twcenter.net/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=804
FKoc release thread: www.twcenter.net/forums/showthread.php?t=195336

Features

Factions
The For King of Country focuses on the struggle between the two main factions involved in the English Civil War, Parliament and the Royalsits. Each factions has a roster comprising of pikemen, musketeers, artillery, dragoons and cavalry.


Commanders
The mod aims to be historically accurate with 12 commanders of the war on each side. These include: Sir Thomas, Lord Fairfax, Robert Devereux, 3rd Earl of Essex for the Parliamentarians  and King Charles I, Prince Rupert of the Rhine for the Royalists. A turn only represent one month, so it is not likely that sons will come of age, so you must keep you commanders alive. You can find information on the Parliamentarian commanders here, and for the Royalist commanders here.

Events
There are over 50 historical events that occur throughout the course of the war, nearly one for every month. Some events will just be messages, others will affect the game, like the arrival of the Scottish Covenants and the New Model Army.

Map
The map covers all of England, Wales and part of Scotland. It is as geographically correct as possible, split into 42 counties, each containing an accurately placed city or castle - without sacrificing gameplay. A preview can be found here.

Game Mechanics
The focus of For King or Country is to have two well balanced factions, each with units that follow the "Rock, Paper, Scissors" model for weaknesses and strengths. The basic makeup of armies of the time was pikemen, musketeers, calvary and artillery. Pikemen where good against calvary and other infantry in melee but weak against musket and cannon fire, due to their tight formations. While musketeers and artillery crews where suseptable to calvary charges.

The English Civil War was not a long war, and as such there will be 12 turns in a year, each representing one month. There is not a lot of focus on building an economy, or "teching up" but on how much support your faction has within each region. Support replaces religion from Medieval 2 - the reason being both factions where Protestant. There were of course a few exceptions. Using religion in For King or Country would be a waste of a feature. Instead the feature is used to represent 'Support'. Support for either Parliament or King. Every settlement will have a level of support for both sides and this level can be increased or decreased based upon the buildings made in that settlement and the governor that controls it.

The New Model Army
The New Model Army was the reformation of all the Parliamentarian regiments into an army. Upon refomation all soldiers where equiped with red coats because red dye was the cheapest dye available at the time. This was the origin of the English'red coat' soldier. In For King or Country once you get to January 1645, all of the old regiment units are no longer available to recruit. You will be able to recruit and retrain new model army musketeers, pikemen and dragoons everywhere. Whereas before 1645 you must recruit and retrain according to the militia ordinance.

Scottish Covenanters
The Scottish Covenanters will appear in the campaign. They are led by the Earl of Leven and David Leslie. In For King or Country, the covenanters will invade Northern England and attack Newcastle in January 1644.

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For King or Country 1.5 Full - November 19, 2008

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"For King or Country" is a modification for Medieval 2: Total War that depicts the English civil wars. There are two factions; the Parliamentarians and the Royalists. The map is detailed and accurate for the time period. There are twelve historical commanders fighting on each side, and all of them have custom portraits and traits. Both sides have a range of units from Musketeers to pikemen, dragoons to harqebusier cavalry. Each faction also has 6 unique recruitable regiments of foot. Each regiment has it's own banner, coat colour and commander.

The purpose of the mod is to simulate the first English civil war. The main aim is to accurately represent the two main factions, their leaders, their commanders and their armies. The mod aims to provide a unique battlefield experience by representing 17th century warfare, something that no M2:TW mod team has so far achieved.

The campaign map is unique in that rather than having 'regions' or 'provinces' there are historically accurate counties. Each county has a single settlement. Faction generals are accurately placed according to their historical location in 1642 and represented with custom portraits and regiments.

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Passive Campaign AI Hotfix

Passive Campaign AI Hotfix

Oct 10, 2008 Patch 0 comments

The passive nature of the campaign AI has been fixed.

For King or Country 1.15 Patch

For King or Country 1.15 Patch

Oct 1, 2008 Patch 0 comments

Patch 1.15 fixes the campaign AI and a few other small issues. Note that 1.1 needs to be installed first.

For King or Country 1.1 Patch

For King or Country 1.1 Patch

Oct 1, 2008 Patch 0 comments

Due to bugs in 1.0 AlphaDelta, has released a patch to fix most of them.

For King or Country 1.0

For King or Country 1.0

Sep 29, 2008 Full Version 8 comments

AlphaDelta has release v1.0 of For King or Country!

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robert123456
robert123456 Feb 25 2012, 10:58am says:

this mode is great but you should add some melee units besides spearmen
and it would be cool if you could add a new kind of battle to the game
a naval battle since in medieval 2 total war the naval battles are always autoresolve

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jamiecross
jamiecross Jan 12 2013, 12:21pm replied:

Back then literally every soldier had pikes.

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SPARTANMST
SPARTANMST Jul 5 2011, 5:28pm says:

Ok I am having some serious trouble installing this mod. I have read the instructions:

Installation Instructions
1) Open up the for_king_or_country_1_5.exe file.
2) Select your main M2TW directory. (C:\Program Files\SEGA\Medieval II Total War)
3) Install For King or Country.
4) After installation there will be a new For King or Country shortcut on your desktop. Double Click it. Enjoy.

And I have no .exe file in the folder I downloaded, I got the complete 1.5 install from the FKoC website.

Any ideas what has gone wrong (or what I am not doing properly?)

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Flyinmongoose69
Flyinmongoose69 Jan 21 2011, 12:36am says:

Ive gotten a little further now. I can launch the Mod if i use the same trick for Third age (Rename the folder) but i get an error after launch when the first screen pops up with the Two cannons. Any help?

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Flyinmongoose69
Flyinmongoose69 Jan 20 2011, 5:08pm says:

I'm having problems installing the mod. I use Steam and i've installed other mods for Medieval 2 with no problems. Anybody have any ideas?

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Yiio
Yiio Aug 3 2010, 2:25pm says:

How to install this into the medieval 2 total war map? can somebody help me?:(

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manksitheblade
manksitheblade Jul 8 2010, 3:02pm says:

how do i install the game were is its data going to be?

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FoodPoisoning
FoodPoisoning Apr 24 2010, 11:46am says:

Although i followed the installation read-me, for some reason it won't install properly. + if its anything to do with the problem i used winrar to extract it.

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freakinwat
freakinwat Dec 22 2009, 6:40pm says:

How do i get fullscreen??

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1337FeRReT
1337FeRReT Jun 19 2009, 8:46am replied:

Yeah chill out, they do an awesome job of making sure the site is good. in either case an EXE is an executable, you use them every day - only some are bad, and the people who make executables that suck are just dickheads really, this guy is obviously not a dickhead and wouldnt try to destroy his players. thats not what modders do man, its about trying to give the community something youve worked hard on and get feedback on it. exe is probably an installation making it easier for people to install and play.

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Great mod, a simple concept perfectly modded. The campaign map is large, with numerous cities. The units are lovingly modeled and the variation is good. If pikes and muskets warfare is your thing this is the Mod for you!

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