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A little update on the progress on the Northern Wars Update.

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As you may have noticed we aimed to release the Nothern Wars Update in April or May. You might have also noticed that this didn't happen. We are sorry but RL got in between our plans. In addition creating the tech-trees takes longer than expected because none of us can speak Danish or Swedish (although German can be helpful in understanding Danish if you speak our the words aloud.

But we didn't do nothing, here are 3 new tech-trees which will be in the next update:

Sachsen army tech-tree:

Saxony Army Techtree

1.1 Exerzierreglement der Infanterie (infantry drill-book)
1.2 Kadettenkorps (cadet-corps)
1.3 Flintlock
1.4 Exerzierreglement der Cavallerie (cavalry drill-book)
1.6 Conscription
1.7 Cartridge
2.1 August des Starken Exerzierreglement der Infanterie (infantry drill-book)
2.3 Steel Ramrod
2.4 August des Starken Exerzierreglement der Cavallerie (cavalry drill-book)
2.5 Kleiderverordnung (clothing regulations)
2.6 Military Exercises
2.7 Standardized Firearms
3.1 Grenadierkompanien (grenadier companies)
3.7 Freicorps
4.5 Prinz Xaver‘s Exerzierreglement der Infanterie (infantry drill-book)
4.8 Prinz Xaver‘s Exerzierreglement der Cavalerie (cavalry drill-book)
5.5 Improved armament
5.7 Light Infantry Tactics
6.7 Scharfschützen (sharpshooters, light infantry units)

Denmark army tech-tree:

Denmark Army Techtree

1.1 Great Northern War Army
1.3 Flintlock
1.5 Cadet-Corps
1.6 Cartridge
2.3 Steel Ramrod
2.5 Christian VI‘ Infantry Reform
2.7 Standardized Firearms
2.8 Christian VI‘ Cavalry Reform
3.7 Frey=Corps
4.5 Saint-Germain’s Infantry Reform
4.8 Saint-Germain’s Cavalry Reform
5.3 Light Infantry Tactics
5.7 Jæger (Riflemen recruitment)
6.3 Batailloner lette Infanterier (light infantry battalions)
6.4 lette Kavallerier (light cavalry)
6.5 Landeværn (militia)
6.7 Skarpskytter ("sharpshooters", light infantry companies)

Denmark philosophy tech-tree:

Denmark Philo Techtree

1.2 Social Contract
1.3 Kongeloven ("king's law", Danish absolutism)
1.4 Mercantilism
1.5 Enlightenment
1.7 Abolition of the Vornedskab (Abolition of a Danish form of serfdom)
2.2 Separation of Powers
2.5 Encyklopædi
2.6 Sentimentalism
2.7 Stavnsbånd (Introduction of a new kind of serfdom to provide enough farm workers and soldiers who were recruited from the peasantry)
2.8 Asiatisk Kompagni (Danish Asia Company)
3.1 Naturhistorie (Natural History)
3.2 Det Kongelige Danske Skildre-, Billedhugger- og Bygnings-Academie i Kiøbenhavn (Royal Danish Academy of Arts)
3.3 Naturret (Natural Law)
3.5 Kongelige Videnskabernes Selskab (Royal Academy of Sciences)
3.8 Porcelain
4.3 Struensee‘s Reforms
4.4 National Debt
4.5 Scientific Method
4.7 Revocation of the Struensee‘s Reforms
4.8 Free Trade Doctrine
5.3 Abolition of the Stavnsbånd
5.4 Classical Economy
5.6 Danish Golden Age

Furthermore myfate is also busy doing a lot of bug fixing! Thanks again for all those reports, without them fixing the bugs wouldn't be possible. At last PikeStance is working on the new AI.

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If it were me i would only use english terms or translations, or use foreign names constantly, but not mix the two.
For example: Saxony and Denmark, or Sachsen and Danmark
August des Starken Exerzierreglement der Infanterie and Kristen den 6. Infanteri reformer, or August the Strong's Infantry training guide and Christian the 6th's infantry reforms.
consistency has a more professional look

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The general idea is to use proper nouns in the native language and the rest in English because mostly there isn't any good translation for proper nouns.

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