Set in an alternative history universe in which the grand European empires of the early modern era never fell. With almost the entire planet dominated by these empires, Stormaktstiden takes place between the years 2017-2021, and focuses on the 'Second Great Northern War' between the Swedish and Russian Empires as well as their respective allies.

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A welcome/introduction to the mod Stormaktstiden and a preview of the map Erastfer (W.I.P)

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Stormaktstiden is being made with one thing in mind: originality. I'm sure that many are tired of the same tired Russia vs USA or WW2 settings, and so, it was my intention to, not only create something unique, but also to create a whole world/alternate history setting. Having studied the Russian Empire these past two years on a history course at college, the conflict between the powers of Northern Europe during the early modern era really interested me. In terms of art design, I am a huge fan of the retro-futuristic aesthetics explored in such mediums as the Fallout, Alien or Wolfenstein franchises. For the gameplay of Stormaktstiden, I want to create a somewhat middle-ground between the fast-paced gameplay of more modern FPS games (primarily Battlefield 1's operations mode) and the open, large scale warfare explored in, say, Project Reality or Forgotten Hope 2 for example.

And now, for our first preview. This map is called Erastfer and is set in Swedish Livonia (parts of real-world Estonia and Latvia), a colony of the Swedish Empire.

Here we see the Imperial Russian Army face off against the Swedish forces in a fairly expansive woodland map with dense forests, rolling hills and sprawling farmland. (Still W.I.P as of July 2017)

'The Livonian Offensive was a major part of the inital Russian offensive into Swedish territory. Striking from the southern end of Lake Peipus, it was the aim of the Russian 6th Army under the command of Vladislav Ryzhkov, a veteran commander of the Russo-Japanese Wars, to capture the area south of the major city of Dorpat. After securing the city of Marienburg, the 6th Army began their push northwards towards Dorpat. Unexpectedly, Swedish forces were encountered well dug-in at the small town of Erastfer, around 30 miles from Marienburg in the south and another 30 miles from Dorpat to the north. Fighting in and around the town was fierce, but eventually, the Russians overcame the Swedish defenses and made a break out for Dorpat. The Battle of Erastfer marked the beginning of the end for the mobile warfare that was commonplace during the early phase of the war.'

If you are interested in working on this mod, please contact me (NinjaTheCat) here on Mod DB. We are actively recruiting and will welcome those of any skill set in regards to Bf2 related modding.

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Marek33
Marek33

Looks interesting and good luck! Hopefully you won't lose files or interest in this mod.

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Hugh020 Author
Hugh020

Thanks, and yeah I'm really making sure to backup everything up regularly

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B4RR3l
B4RR3l

Actually I didnt know about this mod yet, seems really well designed, keep up!

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B4RR3l
B4RR3l

that's a really cool sky and atmosphere also, you put everything together very nicely, well done, hard to see stuff like that.

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