Anno 1493, almost forty

years have passed since the Duchy of Milan and the Republic of Venice agreed on the shaky peace of Lodi.
Now, with the invasion of the French king Charles VIII., This phase of prosperity seems to end with a hammer blow.
Doubtful claims on Naples and the Duchy of Milan led him and his many soldiers on the peninsula.
But he is not the only one who casts covetous eyes on the richness of Italy.
Although the Republic of Venice loses ground against the Ottomans in the Aegean Sea, they gain new possessions but at the expense of the emperor in the north.
He is just concerned about securing his Burgundian inheritance, must now also march to the south, if he wants to preserve the imperial authority.
At the other end of the boot, Sicily and large parts of southern Italy are under Spanish rule, which competes with the corrupt popes for power and land.
Located in the misery the Duke of Milan has actually lost the battle, it seems that his opponents are too strong. His only hope seems to be the dreaded Swiss mercenaries.
But they seem to have their own plans and won't miss their change to prove their power.
On the edge is the Hungarian Kingdom that arms itself against the onslaught of the Ottomans.
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Area of Recruitment


Nothing new to MTW II veterans, but is for Italian Wars. An Area of Recruitment system. I think we can all agree that this feature was quite overdue, so here we go. Our AoR will be explained by the example of the Republic of Venice and the Kingdom of France.

Area of Recruitment - Default Situation:

Our AoR system consisted of different kind of layers. Layered above each other you will have your available units in a certain province. There are two layers. High tier troops layer and low tier troops layer. The high tier troops layer specifies which high tier units will be available in a certain province. Like knights or highly trained late professionals. The second layer does simply the same only for the low tier troops. A picture says more than a thousand words, so check out the details below:

In your home province (for our example, Venetia -> Republic of Venice) you will have your complete unit roster available.

Showing a barrack with many available units for Venice

The high tier troops layer is split up in three zones: 'home', 'border' and 'faroff'. So in case you are leaving your home provinces, but you are still near by, you will have the actual AoR units available, along with your low tier troops.

Showing units available for Venice in the border zone

In case of the low tier troops, their layer only has one zone. Which is depending on the province's culture. For example 'North Italy'. So if you are in a province with this type of influence you will have your low tier troops still available.

Low tier tropps available for Venice

In any case, if you are far beyond your home province you will be in the 'faroff' zone. This means only AoR units available.

Available units for France far away from home

Area of Recruitment - Spanish Situation:

In case you play the Kingdom of Spain, you will face a complete different situation. The Spanish faction is far away from their actual 'home' province Spain. So you are depending on supply by Ships from the Spanish main land. This means you will have your complete roster only available in certain cities with a large enough harbour, like Palermo, Naples, Genoa, Piombino, etc.

Home province for Spaniards

As soon as you move away from your 'precious' harbours you will be in the border zone. This means only low tier and AoR units are available for you. 'Faroff' is the same as the default situation.

Available units for the Spaniards in the border zone


Area of Recruitment - Ottoman Situation:

The Ottoman Situation is quite similar to the one of the Spaniards. The Ottomans do not have an actual foothold in their new provinces. That means, it will be quite hard to recruit your high tier troops. Your high tier troops will be only available in large enough cities, like Sarajevo, Zagreb or Buda.

The home province for the Ottoman Empire with all their available troops

Even near by, you will only have the local AoR units available.

Border units available for Ottomans - Dalmatia


Showing the available units for the Ottomans in their border zone of Croatia

But don't you worry. There is of course a way to get some of your troops, even far away from your recruitment centres. Simply, when you build new farms the Sipahi which received this farm land, will become available. No matter in which region, province or zone.

Showing Sipahi units available for Ottomans

There is one more unit, which is available through out the complete map. The Akinjis! Recruitable at crossing and roads.

Akinjis availabe at roads and crossings


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rvb_222
rvb_222

I love that recruitment system! Great work! And merry christmas! :)

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Neadal Creator
Neadal

Thanks! Same to you!

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Guest
Guest

Neadal Im playing v 5.0 and the game crashes in between turn 12 and 13 somewhere between swabia and rebels turn. I tried going to a previous save but when I get to turn 12 same thing happens. Im playing as Florence. Im so frustrated right now because this game is awesome. Thanks

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Neadal Creator
Neadal

I would need the log file to narrow it down. The log file can be found under ..\SEGA\Medieval II Total War\logs depending on if you using steam or not.
Nevertheless, I'd really recommend to play 4.0 and its patch 4.1. This version is much more stable.
Glad you like our mod!

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medieval3
medieval3

playing version 4.1 campaign but i always seemingly get bankrupted in a few turns no matter what faction i play. any tips?

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Neadal

I'd recommend to refer to our tips and tricks section at our TWC forum.

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medieval3
medieval3

any chance for a christmas release?

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Neadal Creator
Neadal

I am afraid that won't happen. There is still too much to do. Nevertheless we made good progress during the last weeks. In a couple of months ;)

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alexman15
alexman15

Is there any visible armor upgrade on a unit? Just like stainless steel or vanilla.

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Neadal Creator
Neadal

Most of the units have at least a second model. The minority does have a third armour level model.

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