What exactly is Tsardoms Total War:

Tsardoms: Total War is a total modification for M2TW Kingdoms set in late middle ages, featuring a campaign centered on Italy, Balkans and Asia Minor. The reason we decided to make a mod like this is, firstly because we are familiar with the history of the region, and secondly (and most importantly) because this part of the world has pretty much been ignored by TW games and mods and we thought it would be fun to play and learn from it.


The modification will begin in the 4th semester (in September) of the year 1345AD and it will conclude in the year 1530. The reason we decided on this timeframe is because we wanted to make a mod about the fall of the Roman Empire and the subsequent struggle of the neigbouring factions for her legacy, so this timeframe fits perfectly.

The game will begin with the Roman Empire devided into two rival factions - the "House of Kantakouzenoi" and the "Imperial Regency of the Roman Empire" - which will struggle for the guardianship of the heir to the throne - John V Palaiologos. At the same time, the Regency is allied with the Bulgarian Empire and the Kingdom of Serbia, whοse King (and wannabe Emperor) - Stefan Uros IV Dusan - is besieging the city of Serrhai which, by capturing it, will allow him to be crowned "Tsar of Serbians and Greeks". On the opposing side, the Turkish beyliks of Asia Minor, namely the Ottomans and the Emir of Aydin, have taken the side of John Kantakouzenos and have already joined the fight for their own interests, harassing the eastern parts of the Empire.

In the North, the principallities of Wallachia and Moldova are trying to defend themselves against Hungary and Bulgaria and they are also looking to expand their teritorries after the withdrawal of the Tatars.

In the Meditteranean and the Aegean Sea the two maritime Republics - Genoa and Venice - are competing and attacking each other for the control of the profitable trade routes from the Middle East and the Black Sea.

In southern Italy, the Kingdoms of Sicily and Trinacria, after the incident of the "Sicilian Vespers", are attemting to enforce their authority on each other's lands. In Northern Italy, the Italian city-states are vying for power, the Swiss Confederacy, in the Alps, is fighting for Independence against Milan and the Habsburgs, who have the vision of a grand Empire...

This is certainly the time for Total War!!

Number of turns per year:

We adopted four turns per year system


Catholic factions:

01. Duchy of Austria (the House of Hapsburgs)
02. Kingdom of Hungary
03. Republic of Ragusa
04. Republic of Venice
05. Republic of Florence
06. Republic of Genoa
07. Kingdom of Sicily (Naples)
08. Kingdom of Trinacria (Sicily)
09. Old Swiss Confederacy
10. Duchy of Athens and Neopatria
11. Knights of Rhodes (Knights of St.John)

Orthodox factions:
12. Tsardom of Bulgaria
13. Tsardom of Serbia
14. Roman Empire - House of Kantakouzenoi
15. Roman Empire - Imperial Regency of the Roman Empire
16. Principality of Wallachia
17. Principality of Moldova

Kristjani factions:
18. Banate of Bosnia

Muslim factions:

19. Ottoman Beylik (later Empire)
20. Karaman Beylik
22. Aydin Beylik

Emergent factions:
23. Papacy
24. Timurids
25. Crown of Aragon
26. Kingdom of France

Is the faction list final?
Faction list is not set in stone, but we are very disinclined to change anything for now.

Are all factions getting equal attention?
Yes, of course. We are very proud of the fact that we are including some factions that have never been in a TW mod. We really want to give the community an opportunity to try them out.


The main cultures of the mod's factions will be:

1. Greek (for the Roman Factions)
2. Slavic (for Serbia, Bulgaria and Bosnia)
3. Eastern European (Moldova, Wallachia)
4. Turkish (for Otttomans, Karamanids, Aydinids & Timurids)
5. Mediteranean (for Aragon, Sicily, Trinacria, Duchy of Athens, Knights of St. John)
6. Nothern Italian (for Florence, Genoa, Venice, Papal States & Ragusa)
7. Central European (for Switzerland, France, Hungary, Austria & Germany regions)


The map of the mod will include the western part of Asia Minor, the Balkans, Italy, HRE up to Strassbourg, Bavaria and Vienna, Central Europe and Eastern europe up to Kiev:

you can see also a preview of how the map will look like here.


All the older previews (from 2008) have been deleted, since they no longer represent correctly the general picture of the evolved game. Currently all the official previews are situated in the "Previews & Promotion" sector of our forum. Ckeck them out, if you want; they are very interesting. They are of several kinds:

Faction Previews:

Gameplay Previews:


Other Features:

Strategic Map Features:

  1. Hundreds of Permament Stone Forts that will represent real fortified cities in the game map
  2. Hundreds of Villages that will represent real cities in the game map
  3. Ports which will represent acurately their real-life counterparts
  4. Roads that will follow their real-life course in the map
  5. New strat_map building and character models for all the factions

Scripting Features:

  1. A newly implemented complicated feudal system
  2. New Religion scripts that will add great depth in the game
  3. Unification of Empires
  4. Dozens of New Historical Events
  5. New eras in the game
  6. Many more scripts that will make the game more realistic

Other Features:

  1. Many new historical battles that fit our timeframe

Release Status:

The game is NOT released yet. For further information about the progess, check the equivalent "stickied" thread in the modification's sub-forum.

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4 comments by Wallachian on Jan 31st, 2014

proudly presents


Cretan Archers

Greek Militia Spearmen

Rhodian Crossbowmen

Hospitaller Sergeants

Hospitaller Brother in Arms

Dismounted Hospitaller Brother in Arms

Hospitaller Brother Knights

Dismounted Hospitaller Brother Knights

Knights of the Grand Cross

Hope you enjoyed this guys. I apologise for not updating moddb but I have been busy with doing actual modding work. To those asking about progress I have to say we have been making huge progress in the past year. Several factions have now been completed and work is in progress on a few others.

If you would like to see this full preview plus several others please visit our main development page at Twcenter.net

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Dimo65 Dec 25 2013, 3:49am says:

How is the progress?Anything new?

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Wallachian Creator
Wallachian Jan 31 2014, 7:23am replied:

There is a lot of progress. Please visit our total war centre page for all the latest news.

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Guest Jan 31 2014, 8:42am replied:

It is available for download?and please put another avatar if you are not Romanian

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Wallachian Creator
Wallachian Feb 1 2014, 7:24pm replied:

It is not ready yet. We are still working hard on it.
And why would I change my avatar even if I wasn't Romanian? I don't understand.

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Guest Oct 14 2013, 12:04pm says:

When will be relesed this mod

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voevoda Nov 28 2013, 1:49pm replied:

never, it looks like.

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NekoGenijalan Dec 4 2013, 4:11am replied:

Its getting there don't worry. It looks like our buddy forgot to update Moddb page.

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voevoda Dec 6 2013, 8:31pm replied:

Looking forward to it.

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Wallachian Creator
Wallachian Jan 31 2014, 7:23am replied:

Yeap sorry guys I just have been too busy to post updates. There is quite a lot happening. Hopefully I will put up an update soon.

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Executor-64- Sep 29 2013, 5:49pm says:

good luck looks great so far :)

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Wallachian Creator
Wallachian Sep 27 2013, 2:40am says:

Hello everyone. Sorry for lack of updates. Its actually my fault as i have been very busy and will be so until december.
The mod itself is doing great! We have released a preview on total war centrw for the knights hospitaller and we have 3 other factions in full production with one almost finalised. I will post some updates here when i get a chance.

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Guest Sep 9 2013, 1:53pm says:

From what I can see the map is small for Volga Bulgar to be included,but I am waiting to controll the map with Bulgaria.Good work and what is the starting year.

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Wallachian Creator
Wallachian Oct 9 2013, 6:05am replied:

This mod takes places in XIV-XVth century so Volga Bulgaria is long gone. But Bulgaria is a faction of the mod, one of the larger factions.

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