Forgotten Years is my first Men of War Assault Squad 2 modification focusing on presenting various armies and conflicts the Interwar period between 1918 and 1938.(I apologize for the lack of in game pictures,this is only TEMPORARY - I have been busy finishing off exams and such but will soon have pictures of assets up. Thanks for your patience!)

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First chunk! The German Revolution 1918-1919: Freikorps


Hello and welcome to the first development stage of Forgotten Years, my first modification for Assault Squad 2. This first 'chunk' will at it's end be made up of units and assets for the likes of the Freikorps, Spartacists, Weimar constitution and Imperial German Government. However I will first work on the base Freikorps units, weapons and at least one vehicle.

The Freikorps is to be the first faction of the German Revolution 'chunk' - more will come after!


Background to the German Revolution:

The roots of the revolution lay in the German Empire's defeat in the First World War and the social tensions that came to a head shortly thereafter. The first acts of revolution were triggered by the policies of the German Supreme Command and its lack of coordination with the Naval Command. In the face of defeat, the Naval Command insisted on trying to precipitate a climactic battle with the British Royal Navy by means of its naval order of 24 October 1918. The battle never took place. Instead of obeying their orders to begin preparations to fight the British, German sailors led a revolt in the naval ports of Wilhelmshaven on 29 October 1918, followed by the Kiel Mutiny in the first days of November. These disturbances spread the spirit of civil unrest across Germany and ultimately led to the proclamation of a republic on 9 November 1918. Shortly thereafter, Kaiser Wilhelm II abdicated his throne and fled the country.

The revolutionaries, inspired by socialist ideas, failed to hand over power to Soviet-style councils as the Bolsheviks had done in Russia, because the leadership of the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD) opposed their creation. The SPD opted instead for a national assembly that would form the basis for a parliamentary system of government.[1] Fearing an all-out civil war in Germany between militant workers and reactionary conservatives, the SPD did not plan to strip the old German upper classes completely of their power and privileges. Instead, it sought to integrate them into the new social democratic system. In this endeavour, SPD leftists sought an alliance with the German Supreme Command. This allowed the army and the Freikorps (nationalist militias) to quell the communist Spartacist uprising of 4–15 January 1919 by force. The same alliance of political forces succeeded in suppressing uprisings of the left in other parts of Germany, with the result that the country was completely pacified by late 1919.

Elections for the new Weimar National Assembly were held on 19 January 1919. The revolution ended on 11 August 1919, when the Weimar Constitution was adopted.

(information courtesy of Wikipedia)


I will update the page with information regarding progress, whenever reasonable progress is made, if you wish to help out - reference images to uniforms and such are always welcome! I would appreciate any words of advice as a new modder and of course I encourage general topical discussion in the comments! Thanks for reading! - AceBitte

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Chris_Arkay
Chris_Arkay

Its Dead?

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DanTheStrategist
DanTheStrategist

I tried making this type of mod last year I got some models I might still have the unit models but not sure.

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Dead?

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AceBitte Creator
AceBitte

Suprisingly not, work is just very slow through these months. I generally have very busy day's right now with little time to work on the mod - however it is very slowly coming along! Come 2017 (I know it's a wait) I'll be able to put some very solid time into it.

Very sorry to anyone interested, I want to see the interwar represented as much as anyone, and it will be! Hopefully my situation is understandable to you, again I am very sorry for the slow progress.
-AceBitte

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Guest
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Finally,have wanted a mod for this era for some time now. Will it include events such as the munich putsch and the rising of the nazi party?

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AceBitte Creator
AceBitte

As have I! As for those two series of events; the Munich Putsch will likely come quite early on - after I have completed work on the 1918-19 Freikorps etc. the nazi troopers of the early 1930's will not come for a while yet - but We'll have to wait and see!

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mel445
mel445

intresting mod

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Clockwork_Dan
Clockwork_Dan

Well another thing to look forward, now added to my list

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AceBitte Creator
AceBitte

thanks Dan! Unfortunately I haven't had the time over the past few days, so I wont be able to get the models up before I leave for a trip over 15 days. But when I return I will get up the first models ASAP.

I heartily apologize!

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