Anno 1493, almost forty

years have passed since the Duchy of Milan and the Republic of Venice agreed on the shaky peace of Lodi.
Now, with the invasion of the French king Charles VIII., This phase of prosperity seems to end with a hammer blow.
Doubtful claims on Naples and the Duchy of Milan led him and his many soldiers on the peninsula.
But he is not the only one who casts covetous eyes on the richness of Italy.
Although the Republic of Venice loses ground against the Ottomans in the Aegean Sea, they gain new possessions but at the expense of the emperor in the north.
He is just concerned about securing his Burgundian inheritance, must now also march to the south, if he wants to preserve the imperial authority.
At the other end of the boot, Sicily and large parts of southern Italy are under Spanish rule, which competes with the corrupt popes for power and land.
Located in the misery the Duke of Milan has actually lost the battle, it seems that his opponents are too strong. His only hope seems to be the dreaded Swiss mercenaries.
But they seem to have their own plans and won't miss their change to prove their power.
On the edge is the Hungarian Kingdom that arms itself against the onslaught of the Ottomans.
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Capitano di ventura

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Capitano di ventura

As a condottiere, even a minor Italian noble was able to build up a reputation as great commander and soldier, but also gain a fortune to finance his renaissance lifestyle. The system of condotta has evolved in Italy through several centuries and found its end during the Italian Wars. Nevertheless, it was at that time, a major income to minor Italian lords and rulers. Therefore a very important aspect, which found its representation in our Condott-Script! Please enjoy the latest preview for the Italian Wars mod! Buona fortuna condottiere!

Condotta - Start

The King of France has declared war on the Kingdom of Naples, as you are an ally of the King of France, he requests your service as a condottiere.

Of course you are happy to sign up and start negotiating your condotta!

Naturally, you need a suitable candidate for this endeavour.. so you select a character fit for the job and proper age.

Now you have your condottiere! The condottiere has several duties, in order to please is employer and bring honour to his family.

Full event:

good choice! The name of your choice was added to the contract and has received the necessary privileges to assemble his troops. He is ready to seize command and initiate action against the hostile faction. God and good fortune be with him!\n\nEffects: Condotto contract was successfully signed and is now active. Your selected character has received the appropriate trait and can now call himself a real condottiere.\n\nThe Condotta-Script:
Your selected character is from now on your captain of fortune. Protect him at all costs, because in case of death your condotto will expire.

Action: You need to actively take action against the now hostile faction you signed up against. That means you have to fight their armies, lay siege to their cites and pillage their lands.

Action points: At the start of your condotta you have received 10 action points, these points will decrease by 1 each turn in case your character stays idle. Idle means not performing on of the following actions:

Assaulting a hostile army or city - 1 action point
Conquering a city - 3 action points

In case you should drop below 4 action points you will receive a warning message by your employer faction. In case your action point hit 0 your condotta will be revoked and your reputation will suffer.

Condotta Expires: Your condotta can expire due the following reasons:

Peace between your employer and hostile faction, you attacked your employer, you failed to take action against the hostile faction.

Payment: Your employer will send you now quarterly payments according to your negotiated terms. Be aware of the Renaissance people's habit of paying their debts....

One last piece of advice, even if your own faction has agreed to peace with your hostile faction but your employer did not, the condotta still we be active. Therefore you are still liable for not taking action.

Well, surely the danger you put your family member in is worth some money. Indeed it is, your legate was able to negotiate a prestigious condotta for your character. You can count yourself lucky, next time the terms might not be so favourable.

The character receives of course an appropriate trait and gains several skills for signing the condotta.

Condotta - Campaigning

It seems your employer is quite flexible in terms of paying your services.. well, he luckily paid you last quarter. Let's hope this was just a misunderstanding.

As things stand, your action was obviously too little. Your employer demands that you finally take the field against the hostile faction you signed up for.

Condotta - End

Oh shoot, you have failed to fulfil your duties as a condottiere captain.. the consequences are quite severe!

You were a successful condottiere, but your services are no longer needed and therefore your condotta has expired.

As a result of his campaigning in the field your character was able to secure some skills, even he is not in active service any more.

Several new and especially minor factions were added to the version of the Italian Wars - Ultimate. These factions mostly lack huge territories, though they have the chance to gain reputation and land by signing up a condotta with the more powerful factions.

This feature will be available for the following factions:

  • Margraviate of Montferrat
  • Duchy of Urbino
  • Duchy of Ferrara & Modena
  • Signoria of Bologna
  • Margravate of Mantua

I hope you enjoyed this preview. This is one of the newly added major features, especially having a large impact on the gameplay of minor factions.

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Hi there!
Is this mod still alive? Big fan here :,)

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I am afraid no, there is no one working on it at the moment :)

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I sense sarcasm.

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can anyone give any advice on how to replace the new custom soundtracks of the latest version with the old soundtracks from the previous version?

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How to maintain a good economy in this mod??? I'm always bankrupt xd

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Yes, it's very difficult but you can change this: search the file "{DIK} reduce_field_cost" in TwCenter; it's reduce the army manteinment, it's a little hand for you!

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I play as the HRE ad it crash everytime on round 53
do anyone know a fix for it ? ( latest mod version )

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more faction and unit pls =) i think with this u can make this mod perfect
P/S : Choose 15th century faction pls

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So I was playing as Hungary and noticed a few of there units in custom battles don't seem to be in the campaign at the start even with cheats to build up the cities, namely armored hussars, footmen, and their mounted gunners. are their scripts that trigger later in the game that allow these units to be recruited or is something wrong with how I installed the program? Noticed the same thing for Switzerlands elite pikemen unit

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This mod is awesome!

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+the detailed level of the units and strat map
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* the new factions will be great, i feel alone when play how Ottoman Empire

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