The Sword & Arrow: European Wars Mod (or S.A.M.), is a community based, not for profit, free for everyone mod. The mod is based off the American Conquest: Fight Back game (dmcr v2 engine). The mod encompasses the period in Europe between early 1100AD to mid 1400AD. We have tried to be as historically accurate as possible, but as with every game not everything can be accurate. Keeping intact a lot of the original American Conquest features, up to 16,000 units on the map allows for spectacular battles and using "L mode" (zoom in and out of the map) allows for greater control of units. Formations will play a vital role in successful battlefield tactics and utilizing the original American Conquest morale system successful battlefield tactics are further underlined.

Features of the mod:
- Resources: There are five resources you can collect to pay for your military & economic achievements Food, Wood, Gold, Iron, Coal, which is gathered by peasants.
- Depleteable resources: Food, gold, iron, coal and wood are not only required to create new units, it is also required to sustain them, e.g. every living unit depletes food, an archer or crossbowman that fires an arrow or bolt depletes wood and iron, this adds a touch of realism to the game.
- Garrisonable buildings: Units can be garrisoned in buildings, increasing attack and defense of the building allowing for greater defense of towns and structures.
- Capture ability: Buildings and some units can be captured and are automatically converted to your control and national color.
- Advanced Start options: This includes: Full Research (every upgrade is fully researched so you start the game with every upgrade already done).
- Nation uniqueness: Each nation has its own unique building architecture, its own coat of arms, building & technology bonuses and each nation has its own unique unit available only to that particular nation.
- Mutineer: Mercenaries and ship units will mutineer and turn against you if you run out of gold.
- Terrain range increase: Placing buildings or units on elevated terrain increases that building or units firing distance, the higher you go the further it can fire.
- Upgrades: Military and economic upgrades are available in the game, upgrading units armour & weapons increases attack and defense, researching accuracy increases a projectiles accuracy etc.
- Formations: Each unit can form a battle formation, such as square, line, box, wedge, each formation can consist of various sizes. A commander, flag bearer and a drummer are required to create a formation. A formation will have an increased attack, defense and morale.
- Morale system: Each unit has a morale factor, if there is a large amount of deaths nearby a unit, those units will rout and flee the battlefield. Having units in a formation with a commander, flag bearer and drummer will increase morale of the units in that formation and lessen the chance of the units routing.
- Inflation: Buildings & some units cost prices go up the more you build.

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almos_22 Feb 16 2015, 12:49pm says:

I found this mod recently is true but I imediatly notice the great potential that it has to cover this period. Please don´t give up on it someone needs to move forward and work in it again!!! I would really like to know if it´s possible to download the beta version of the Mod and where can I find it? Thanks!

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Argeomer Mar 20 2015, 3:32pm replied:

someone should ask the creator for the files and then continue his work :)

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dukoncool Oct 7 2014, 9:08am says:

wait for this mod

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Argeomer Jun 30 2014, 8:52am says:

Why is this dead?Continue please...people still play this game and i know you can do it :D if you are lacking ideas ask the people who are watching this mod :) i can give some ideas to

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MethaneDude Apr 24 2014, 12:59pm says:

this been dead

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cofa88 Apr 5 2013, 8:43am says:

amazing game and mod hope this is still alive !!!!! :/ gneeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

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vikior Apr 23 2012, 8:49am says:


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***Geroj*** Jan 8 2012, 9:49am says:

Catapult is absolutely awesome!

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L33TNinjaSkillz Sep 16 2011, 7:49am says:

Looks sweet, loved age of empires and american conquest alot. seems like a perfect match, always played the less advanced civs eg. mayans

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Mr_Toster Aug 20 2011, 6:04pm says:

Would be Poland in this mod ? And of course i'm tracking this but Poland would be cool :D

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Fallen_KNiGHT_AC Creator
Fallen_KNiGHT_AC Aug 21 2011, 7:47am replied:

Absolutely, Poland will feature in the mod, in fact Poland was one of the first nations we were going to do (along with England & France) but we decided to remove Poland from the initial list as it's a nation we will focus more on when we get the other nations done. I would expect Poland to be complated after the current batch of nations.

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***Geroj*** Sep 11 2011, 6:19am replied:

Any news?

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Fallen_KNiGHT_AC Creator
Fallen_KNiGHT_AC Sep 14 2011, 9:02am replied:

Sorry for the slow reply, I just saw your post. There has been a fair bit of progress, I have got some units in the game (you can see the screenshots) they look amazing battling it out, I hope to get a video so you can see. The English Sergeant unit animations turned out really good, I am very happy with them, hoping to have England done soon and we can upload a demo version for everyone to play and give some feedback.

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***Geroj*** Sep 15 2011, 4:51am replied:

How you make your units? In 3d and then in 2d? and what soft are you using

I made 2d nod soldier for tiberian sun some years ago but thats old game with units made of few "bricks" :D

-also there is old polish game Crusaders with lot of good 2d medieval units with animations

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***Geroj*** Sep 15 2011, 4:59am replied:

I found link it is in czech but you can still find screenshots

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Fallen_KNiGHT_AC Creator
Fallen_KNiGHT_AC Sep 18 2011, 4:25am replied:

This looks like a good game, but it doesn't look like it will have all the features S.A.M. will have and not as many troops as S.A.M. can feauture 16,000 units on the map.
I use Poser 8 to make the units, its a great program, please come to the forums to learn more about Poser & unit making:

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