Over two hundred years have passed since the Viking Age of Britain portrayed in Viking Invasion II, and the Dark Ages are coming to an end. Norman Invasion starts in the year AD 1066. William, Duke of Normandy, has landed his troops at Pevensey bay and King Harold II of England has just arrived at Hastings, fresh from victory at Stamford Bridge, to hurl the Normans back into the English Channel.

As the player you can choose to take up the Fighting Man banner of Harold and defend your shores against the Norman dogs, or you can - if you really feel the need! - take up the Papal Banner of William "le Batard" and put the English firmly under the Norman yoke. You can also play as one of the three minor factions - the Welsh, Norse or Scots.

Factions

  • English (English culture): Good close-combat infantry, including the feared Housecarls, but no horsemen and limited bowmen
  • Normans (Norman culture): Strong cavalry, including Norman Knights, with good infantry and missile support
  • Welsh (Celtic culture): Mix of good horsemen and average infantry, including their famed longbowmen
  • Scots (Celtic culture): Good riders, including the Mormaer Horsemen, supporting a mix of infantry
  • Norse (Norse culture): Strong close-combat infantry, including Berserkers, but no horsemen


Features

Some of the new features of Norman Invasion include:

  • A map of Britain 20% larger than Viking Invasion II
  • Earldoms and principalities together with a whole new system of titles
  • In order for the English or Norman ruler to claim the crown of England he must not only conquer the capital but must also gather his respective assembly (Witenagemot or Curia Regis) to approve the coronation
  • Political Systems now replace religion and represent the unease between the customary laws of Britain and the feudal law of the Normans, with a third hybrid political system called Marcher Law
  • Normans can build one of three "lordships" (or systems of rule) - Local Lordships, Feudal Lordships or Marcher Lordships
  • Unit balance and unit file generated by Aradan's new EDUmatic tool.
  • Some settlements, built upon natural outcrops of rocks, are designated natural fortresses and are a lot harder for an enemy to breach
  • Roma Surrectum's (1.6) stunning new battlemap environments have been kindly granted and implemented to create better grass, more variety of trees and superior ground textures
  • Churches now have the option to provide yearly, monthly or even daily almsgiving to the poor and needy to help boost happiness in a province
  • Provincial Information, accessed via the open-book icon, has been expanded to include more history, geography and other interesting and useful details about each region
  • Historic Royal Seats, when captured, create a public order boost across all the regions owned by the conqueror
  • Over a dozen new music tracks have been added, including some culture-specific pieces, to further immerse the player in eleventh-century Britain
  • The Norman culture has been added which includes a whole new French-accent voice bank for the Normans
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Norman Invasion (1.4 - final version)

Norman Invasion (1.4 - final version)

Dec 17, 2010 Full Version 1 comment

This final version of Norman Invasion addresses all issues with 1.3 we are aware of and includes several tweaks and improvements, the most important of...

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MuSHr00mpiCKl3s
MuSHr00mpiCKl3s Sep 15 2013, 12:50pm says:

In the battle of Hastings in the first turn a housecarl unit snuck around my flank without me noticing and was about to attack my monks and archers so I charged my generals cavalry (Guillieme) and poor William the Conqueror died in the charge :( Other than that awesome.

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Lexy666
Lexy666 Mar 24 2013, 9:11pm says:

Let me at those Norman vermin!....looks like a good mod :)

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NekoGenijalan
NekoGenijalan Mar 9 2013, 9:21am says:

Very nice mod

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rowenamosgallant
rowenamosgallant Jan 19 2012, 6:32pm says:

Hey, any idea how to get this to work with the rome total war - gold edition (includes barbarian invasion, but not as a separate file) on steam?

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masterofnone
masterofnone Feb 9 2012, 4:10am replied:

Please post all questions on TWCenter.net

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Gimli101
Gimli101 May 13 2011, 12:58pm says:

I have steam do i still put it in the same place?
C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\rome total war gold

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masterofnone
masterofnone May 14 2011, 9:40am replied: +1 vote     reply to comment
spitty225
spitty225 Mar 1 2011, 10:12pm says:

LOOKS great, but one problem. When I start a custom bttle after selecting the units, it just goes back to the faction selection screen. Any ideas?

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masterofnone
masterofnone Mar 23 2011, 8:46am replied:

Yes, you installed it wrong ;)

It works extremely perfectly.

Please visit out forums at TWcenter.net for support.

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Gimli101
Gimli101 May 14 2011, 5:01am replied:

Can i play the original and have this installed?

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