Have you ever dreamed of becoming Charlemagne, Richard the Lionheart or Niccolo Machiavelli? I suppose, yes. So, I decided to offer you this opportunity in this mod, comprised of 3 parts, representing the Dark Ages, the Classic Medieval Era and the Renaissance. I used several modifications to create it: "Eras Total Conquest", "Thera TW, v.4" i.a., but the "Big Map mod" and "M2TW Beyond Vanilla" were the main sources of my compilation. Now it is possible to conquer Europe as a Visigothic king and become the main foe of the Byzantine Empire in the Dark Ages; create a feudal state and sack Jerusalem as a regular European monarch; and finally build the Eternal Christian Empire of the West as a Spanish or Aragonese king during the Renaissance!
This mod, I think, is my best brainchild. It is a compilation of many other mods, such as "Thera TW, v.4", "Eras Total Conquest", "M2TW Beyond Vanilla", "Big Map" and some others. The latter was used as a base for the mod, because of its perfect and really big map, covering the American region, Europe, Middle East and also Transoxania and Persia. The number of regions is maximum, and that's why it provides countless opportunities for players and modders fantasies. I found the "M2TW Beyond Vanilla" mod approximately 3 months ago on this platform and was excited by number of factions created by its authors.
So, I got 2 things: a big map and many (mainly oriental) factions - then I realised, it could be very nice to combine these mods (among other reasons was the map in the "M2TW Beyond Vanilla" mod, that I personally dislike for its position of the Americas). It resulted in my "Enhanced version of the Big Map mod" and the "Medieval Trilogy".
"Medieval Trilogy" consists of (logically) 3 Parts:
Each Part of the Trilogy displays historical starting main named characters and various textures and models in accordance with the following era.
For example, lets have a fast look at the 3 Parts:
526 AD Part - here we can see light and heavy mailed warriors and also peasants wearing padded clothes. All of them look like "barbarians" or Anglo-Saxons, who conquered Roman Britannia in the V-VI centuries.
1080 AD Part - here there are mailed soldiers and knights of the feudal England.
1300 AD Part - in this picture we can easily see Renaissance soldiers of the English kingdom, wearing plate armour and fancy clothes.
See the information about each part of the Trilogy in the articles below.
Finally I managed to upload all files, that contain all 3 parts of the Medieval Trilogy. Expressing gratitudes and making plans.
Renaissance is the last part of the Medieval Ages. The game starts at 1300 AD. The main difference is the gunpowder weapons, used on the battlefield...
This is the second Part of the "Medieval Trilogy", dedicated to the Classic Middle Ages. Game starts at 1080 AD and ends at 1598 AD.