PREPARE FOR WAR


Whether you play as the delusional Taiping Heavenly King or against, the outcome of war can never be guaranteed. The course of history relies on your ability to lead your troops through the world's deadliest civil war.


  • Over 200 customised & high-quality new portraits
  • Consistency of high-quality in-game UI, from loading screens, gameplay interface to unit cards
  • Over 100 new HQ event pics
  • New historical events added to Grand Campaign.
  • Great historical battles built into the Grand Campaign: from the Battle of Shanghai, Inlong River to the Reconquest of Xinjiang
  • Complete overhaul of in-game cinematics: from assassination videos, spy's infiltration videos to faction-specific defeat/victory videos and much more.
  • Better settlement models for Large and Huge Cities, including the grand Forbidden City.

HOW TO INSTALL SIGH OF EMPIRE (SOE) MOD

1) Download all the files listed here.
2) Navigate to your M2TW mod folder (C:\Program Files (x86)\Medieval 2 Total War\mods)
3) Rename americas folder to something like americas_ORIGINAL
4) Extract SOE Part 1 to the destination M2TW mod folder (C:\Program Files (x86)\Medieval 2 Total War\mods). Let your file archiver (WinRar, 7-Zip...) do the rest of extracting SOE Part 2-7.
5) When finished, extract SOE Patch 1A to the destination M2TW mod folder in exactly the same steps as before. OVERWRITE any existing files if prompted
6) When finished, extract DLC Xinhai Revolution to the destination M2TW mod folder in exactly the same steps as before. Again OVERWRITE any existing files if prompted.
7) Installation complete! Launch M2TW Kingdoms Americas campaign as usual and the game will auto-switch to SOE campaign.

Credit: special thanks to Beilai & Domod modding collectives

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The year is 1855, the embattled Qing viceroy Zeng Guofan has mounted a heroic defence at the battle of Xiangtan, and blunted the Taiping invasion. Chastened - but not yet broken - the Taiping Heavenly King has settled his warlords across southern China. For the first time in nearly 200 years, the empire is in a fragile state of war.

Throughout this vast continent, the rulers of Great Britain, France, Russia and Japan sense a time of change approaching; a time of opportunity. There will be treaties. There will be war. There will be turns of fortune that become the stuff of legend, in a saga that charts the rise and fall of one of history's great empires.

Kings will rise. One will rule.

From the heart of the battlefield to the campaign map, you will guide your faction to glory and wage war, negotiate or invade. You hold the power to tip the balance in China. It is time to show your ability as the greatest military leader in the world. Will you relive or change history? Will you change the fate of China by achieving victory at all costs?

Main Features:

Total strategic war: War is not only won on land or sea. It's also achieved in the hearts and minds of men and women.

Authentic war simulation: Let the greatest commanders of late 19th century China fight your war with the tools of the time; howitzers, grenades and newly invented gattling guns.

Assume control of thirteen new factions: Choose from the great powers striving for victory, or the small nations trying to weather the storm. Turn the world into your battlefield: Experience the full 19th century timespan in a topographical map complete with seasons, weather and terrain. Snow, mud, storms can be both your strong ally and a ruthless enemy.

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SOE Patch 2

SOE Patch 2

Patch 1 comment

Second SOE bug fix patch. 1) Fix campaign event clashes at turn 80 2) Fix campaign event crash at turn 32 2) Update campaign map UI graphic 3) Update...

DLC Xinhai Revolution

DLC Xinhai Revolution

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The new DLC expansion to the Sigh of Empire (Eng) explores the conflict between the Imperial throne and the revolutionaries in 20th century China, sixty...

SOE Patch 1 d

SOE Patch 1 d

Patch

How to Install Patch: Download all four files of SOE Patch 1 and unzip all downloaded contents to the mod folder where you've installed SOE (America...

SOE Patch 1 c

SOE Patch 1 c

Patch

This is the first Patch of SOE, with bug fix, extra historical missions, battles, factions, contents & much more....

SOE Patch 1 b

SOE Patch 1 b

Patch

This is the first Patch of SOE, with bug fix, extra historical missions, battles, factions, contents & much more....

SOE Patch 1a

SOE Patch 1a

Patch

This is the first Patch of SOE, with bug fix, extra historical missions, battles, factions, contents & much more....

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uriya
uriya

I managed to make Japan playable. However I still didn't play the mod for long....

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ironblooden
ironblooden

Plz, I am waiting at least 1 and a half month, plz, help us!!

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sk4ever
sk4ever

Help! Game crashes every time i try to load save made after or during 1866. I am playing as russia.

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RedBaronFlyer
RedBaronFlyer

Does the Qing Imperial Court faction ever get to use the modernized units like the Huai Faction or are they stuck with their primitive cannons and matchlocks?

If so, how do you get these units?

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PappyNatzy
PappyNatzy

I revisited this mod after while of not playing it. When I go to begin a new campaign a message pops up saying "please select a file from the list". I don't know what this is I tried loading my save game but it crashed. But I wanted to start a new campaign, for some reason I can't. What does this message mean, I haven't touched the files at all. Should I just do a complete reinstall?

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ironblooden
ironblooden

Another CTD gets spotted when I was trying to load the game which is turn 45. I play as France.
01:01:01.521 [system.io] [warning] open: mods/americas/data/models_strat/textures/navy_chinese.tga.dds is missing
01:01:01.657 [system.io] [warning] open: mods/americas/data/models_strat/residences/textures/eu_city_ordnance_cannon2_diffuse.tga.dds is missing
01:01:02.006 [system.io] [warning] open: mods/americas/data/models_strat/residences/textures/ME_buildings.TGA.dds is missing
01:01:02.022 [system.io] [warning] open: mods/americas/data/models_strat/residences/textures/NE_ship_dock.TGA.dds is missing
01:01:02.084 [system.io] [warning] open: data/terrain/aerial_map/tile_models/alpha_pages/mountain_mask.tga.dds is missing
01:01:02.097 [system.io] [warning] open: mods/americas/data/terrain/aerial_map/ships/textures/navy_chinese.tga.dds is missing
01:01:02.100 [system.io] [warning] open: mods/americas/data/world/maps/base/water_surface.tga.dds is missing
01:01:02.700 [system.rpt] [error] Medieval 2: Total War encountered an unspecified error and will now exit.

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ironblooden
ironblooden

Plz, I really need your help...

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ironblooden
ironblooden

I am France, like what I chose before.

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ironblooden
ironblooden

Still, Have CTD after the Battle of Shanghai(32 turns, when I am trying to load the saved game which is turn 32).
17:15:10.371 [system.io] [warning] open: mods/americas/data/models_strat/residences/textures/eu_city_ordnance_cannon2_diffuse.tga.dds is missing
17:15:10.719 [system.io] [warning] open: mods/americas/data/models_strat/residences/textures/ME_buildings.TGA.dds is missing
17:15:10.740 [system.io] [warning] open: mods/americas/data/models_strat/residences/textures/NE_ship_dock.TGA.dds is missing
17:15:10.808 [system.io] [warning] open: data/terrain/aerial_map/tile_models/alpha_pages/mountain_mask.tga.dds is missing
17:15:10.821 [system.io] [warning] open: mods/americas/data/terrain/aerial_map/ships/textures/navy_chinese.tga.dds is missing
17:15:10.824 [system.io] [warning] open: mods/americas/data/world/maps/base/water_surface.tga.dds is missing
17:15:11.485 [system.rpt] [error] Medieval 2: Total War encountered an unspecified error and will now exit.

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Sacrebleu! Creator
Sacrebleu!

Ok, I've simplified the script for the Battle of Shanghai. Give it a try. Updated file is still in Patch 2.

Btw which faction were you playing as?

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