'Stormaktstiden; "the era of great power”. For over five centuries, the Swedish Empire has long been one of Europe’s greatest powers. Following the indecisive First Great Northern War in the early 18th century, hostilities between Sweden and its northern neighbours, most notably the Russian Empire, continued to rise. The 19th and 20th centuries passed and many conflicts for dominion of northern Europe were waged. Still, the Swedish Empire held firm. By the 21st century, Sweden had become a great European superpower. The year is now 2017. Once again, the Swedish Empire has entered into an “era of great power” (Stormaktstiden). For nearly forty years there has been relative peace as Sweden and Russia have been locked in an arms race. After the Swedish King decrees all Russian speakers within Swedish borders to be either deported or interned, Russia, led by the young Tsar Konstantin III, launches an invasion of the territories of Estonia, Finland and Livonia. As the Second Great Northern War begins, the various different nations of Eastern, Central and Northern Europe declare their position, either forming a coalition with Russia, or jumping to the defence of Sweden and the Stormaktstiden, spiralling it into a truly continental war.'

The World:
The world of Stormaktstiden is very different to our own. The continuation of absolutist monarchies and imperialism has meant that technology has not advanced in the same way as in our reality. Nuclear power and weaponry is never developed due to the world wars not occurring, and computer technologies are not researched to the same extent. Instead the world has stagnated, and this is prevalent in the mod's dieselpunk/retro-futuristic style aesthetic. Socially and politically, society itself has also stagnated. The ideologies such as fascism or socialism that rose out of revolutionary movements across the world are never founded resulting in the grand empires of Europe continuing to dominate almost the entire planet. I've started this Google Drive folder that talks about the lore more in depth: Drive.google.com

The Gameplay:
In terms of Factions and maps, upon the first release (v0.1), the mod will just feature two factions - the Swedish and Russian Empires - and probably around 5-6 maps, but over time new maps and factions will be added through updates. In terms of weaponry and vehicles, as I mentioned above, the mod has dieselpunk/retro-futuristic design elements and so the weapons will reflect this. I’ve designed all of the weapons and vehicles myself. Sound design, as with my previous efforts, will also be of top priority as an aspiring musician and sound designer/engineer/whatever myself.

Current Team:

  • NinjaTheCat - Project Leader/Mapping/Coding/Audio/Music/Concept Art
  • illness88 - 3D Modelling/Textures/Concept Art
  • Kiborg_UA - Weapons Exporting/Animations
  • DP-42114 - 3D Modelling/Textures/Animations
  • TheMasterofDeath - 3D Modelling

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Our modellers have been hard at work making the fictitious arsenal of weapons for our alternate history timeline, and here we see two Swedish weapons; the Automatgevär m/86 and the Pistol m/88, made by illness88 and DP-42114 respectively.

Automatgevär m/86 (Model by illness88)

“The Automatgevär m/86 is a Swedish automatic rifle developed and designed by Swedish gunsmith Stefan Augustinsson in the 1980s. A prototype version known Ag(P) m/82 proved to be very successful in trials as well as seeing very limited use in the short border war with Denmark in 1983. Following the Ag(P) m/82’s initial success and the eventual development of the m/86 in 1986, the Swedish Imperial Army ordered it in bulk to be the new standard issue service rifle. The Ag m/86 saw widespread service against Russian-led Coalition forces during the Second Great Northern War.”

Will be the main weapon used by the Swedish 'rifleman' class. Model by illness88.

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Pistol m/88 (Model by DP-42114)

“The Pistol m/88 (model 1988) is the standard issue sidearm of all branches of the Swedish Imperial Army. Designed in the late 1980s by Swedish gunsmith Stefan Augustinsson, the designer of the highly successful Automatgevär m/86 two years prior, and manufactured by the Royal Ordinance Board of the Swedish Crown, the m/88 is an exceptional handgun. Very reliable and very powerful, as well as sporting an unusually large 12 round magazine, the m/88 definitely lives up to the hype.”

Will be the main sidearm used by all Swedish classes, excluding the 'anti-tank' class. Model by DP-42114. The textures are only temporary if you were wondering why they seemed weird. You can see a higher quality image in the media section.

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All weapon concepts designed by NinjaTheCat and the team


If you are interested in working on this mod, please contact me (NinjaTheCat) or the dev team directly here on Mod DB. We are actively recruiting and will welcome those of any skill set in regards to Bf2 related modding.

Stormaktstiden

Introduction & Erastfer Preview

Introduction & Erastfer Preview

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A welcome/introduction to the mod Stormaktstiden and a preview of the map Erastfer (W.I.P)

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ArkenBF2
ArkenBF2

Cool Mod Dude! Cant wait

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NinjaTheCat Creator
NinjaTheCat

Thanks for the support!

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[aliminhas
[aliminhas

Can i suggest the sound of the ak 47

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NinjaTheCat Creator
NinjaTheCat

I'm sorry but there is and will be no AK-47, only weaponry inspired by the AK series for the Russians seeing as all the weapons are fictional and all. And if you mean for the Automatgevar m/86, well I've already made sounds for it. Thanks for the suggestion though

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Croatian_XwariorX
Croatian_XwariorX

u know little pickup kit hidden away would be nice :)

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NinjaTheCat Creator
NinjaTheCat

Of what? An Ak-47? Sorry but no, that's not going to happen. The Russian assault rifle concept I've created is pretty similar to the AK series as it is

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ChrisT|GamingZone
ChrisT|GamingZone

Promising project sir!
I wish you best luck :)

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NinjaTheCat Creator
NinjaTheCat

Thank you!

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NinjaTheCat Creator
NinjaTheCat

If you are interested in joining the dev team, please contact me here on Mod DB (any skill set and level welcome)

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PixelatedBlackness
PixelatedBlackness

This mod looks quite promising. I like the unique premise and the fact that it doesn't look like it only has BF3/BF4 assets taken from Addons.

Can I ask how the technology and such will differ since it is an alternate timeline? Surely it can't turn out being the exact same, right?

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NinjaTheCat Creator
NinjaTheCat

Of course, absolutely no BF3/BF4 assets at all, in fact no ported weapons and vehicles at all, I want it to be unique.

The mod takes place in the years 2017 - 2021, however, technology has sorted have stagnated in terms of advancement. Nuclear power/weapons are never developed due to the world wars never occurring and the smart micro computer tech we know in our own timeline today by 2017 doesn't exist either, instead computer systems are still bulky, think all that retro-futuristic computer tech in the Alien franchise as an inspiration. The weapons and vehicles also have a retro-futuristic/dieselpunk aesthetic to them as well, I've designed them all myself, and many of them seem akin to WW2 era weaponry, others to more modern designs, and a few I've even designed to have old school lever-action or revolving weapon mechanics. Same with vehicles. However, there is some advanced tech, the Swedish faction gets access to a prototype gauss rifle/coil gun (you can hear the firing sounds to that in the media section)

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Hermann_Fegelein
Hermann_Fegelein

Thats going to be amazing

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