This is a mod for the Stainless Steel 6.0 mod. It will make the First Crusade and kingdom of Jerusalem more historically accurate. Mod by gfortune.
I have updated the First Crusade (imperial campaign) and the late era Kingdom of Jerusalem faction (custom campaign) based on historic research.
The historical background for this mod is for SS 6.0 is the family tree for the Baron's Crusade and the Kingdom of Jerusalem, with placement of historical figures.
I have also used as references utilizing Runciman, Steven. A History of the Crusades: Volume 1, The First Crusade and the Foundation of the Kingdom of Jerusalem.
Please backup you files before copying into the directory:
C:\Program Files\SEGA\Medieval II Total War
The four most significant of the nobles of the First Crusade are represented in the imperial campaign in replacing the Knight's Templar faction in their attempt to take Jerusalem. I assumed the Kingdom of Jerusalem occurred in starting from Tortosa (really Adana) in focusing on taking of Jerusalem during the Barons' Crusade, (during the 1st Crusade). This includes all the major leaders such Bohemund of Taranto, Geoffrey, Tancred and Baldwin. I also tied each of these nobles to a family tree with Godfrey, as the senior member, Baldwin as the senior heir, followed by Raymond and Tancred, with wives for each. I have yet to figure out how to remove the Knights Templar titles from the leaders. I also need to move the starting point from Tortosa to Adana. There is also the issue of the capital placement (to Jerusalem when taken), which has been done in the DLV forum. Any help in this area would be appreciated, too.
I have modified the Jerusalem Faction in the custom late era to reflect the 1180 time period which saw Baldwin IV as King, and includes his sister Sibylla marrying Guy of Lusignan. Also Guy was not yet out of favor with Baldwin IV, and was considered the regent during the King's incapacitation. It was not until 1183, that Baldwin IV, became offended by Guy's actions as regent, and appointed his 5-year-old nephew Baldwin of Montferrat as his heir and successor. Baldwin of Montferrat, was Sibylla's son by her first marriage to William of Montferrat, who died before his son's birth. Baldwin of Montferrat, is considered incorrectly by the game as Baldwin of Lusignan in the updated Jerusalem faction file. I have also included the other individuals and their respective families during the time period to include Balian of Ibelin, Raymond of Tyr, and Raynald of Chatillon.