This is Balkan 2: Revolution Started is a Mount and Blade: Warband mod set during the revolutions and rebellions in the Balkans in the 1820's.
Welcome, traveler, to the turbulent land of the Balkan Peninsula. Here, in the shadows and passes of the Dinaric Alps, the valleys of the Danube and the mountains of the Peloponnese - war has been a part of everyday life for hundreds of years. Nations, cultures and religions have been clashing here since before our fathers' fathers can remember. The old Ottoman and Austrian empires currently struggle to keep the order within their borders, while the fires of independence are once again burning brightly in the hearts of Greeks, Romanians, Albanians, Bosnians, Serbs and Croats. Bloody insurrections and rebellions have resulted in independence or autonomy for some of these nations, while others are still fighting, or otherwise biding their time, waiting for a chance.
Arriving on the shores of the Adriatic, and setting foot in this land full of danger and opportunity, you decide to...
Take a river ferry to Belgrade, in the Principality of Serbia:
Approaching the spot where the Danube meets the Sava, you catch the sight of the walls and towers of the Belgrade fortress on a ridge above the city. The ferry captain tells you it is called „Kalemegdan fort“ by the locals. The banners of Prince Miloš Obrenović are fluttering in the morning breeze. Even though the new Prince initially made Kragujevac further south his capital, you immediately understand that this is the actual heart of the newly independent Serbian state. Once you set foot in the town, you notice many testaments of the town's Ottoman past, like the many Minaret towers piercing the skies. It is obvious that the city has only recently been liberated from the Ottomans and its future, you can sense, is yet unclear.
The ferry captain accompanies you in a tour of the city streets, and he tells you about the First and Second Serbian uprisings, led by Đorđe Petrović - Karađorđe and Miloš Obrenović respectively. How the latter arranged the assassination of the former after successfully establishing his rule and Serbia's independence from the Ottoman Empire in 1817.
Immersed in conversation, you didn't even notice when you strayed from the city center, and after a while you hear a strange sound that sends shivers down your spine.
Principality of Wallachia and Principality of Moldavia
They are already the autonomus Principalities of the Ottoman Empire but it seems they are trying to rebel against them and unificate.
Ride in with an Albanian hunting party to the Pashalik of Joannina
You reach the shores of lake Pamvotis, in the Ottoman controlled region of Epirus. Here stands the city of Ioannina, the seat of the Albanian lord Ali Pasha of Tepelena. On the very peak of the western shoreline stands the Fehtiye mosque, its minaret dominating the view from the lake, the scene completed by the snow-capped Mitsikeli mountains in the background. The beautiful scenery is in contrast with the reputation of the rebellious lord of this city. Ali Pasha is described by his enemies as a ruthless and uncontrollable bandit, who is out of the Ottoman empire's reach and rules as an independent ruler. Yet, from what you hear in the streets, Ali Pasha is not simply a brainless looter. Indeed, he has designs on liberating the entire Albanian people, and even joining forces with the rebellious Greeks who are once again clamoring for independence.
Walking among the streets, you notice that there are twice as many Orthodox churches as there are mosques in the city, but the Greek majority is frightened to speak ill of their Albanian master. When you find yourself in an entirely Greek neighborhood, however, they start cursing at you, mistaking you for a spy of Ali Pasha. You attempt to back away, but it seems it's too late, you are going to have to defend yourself.
Antic civilization which have fallen into the muslim conquerors hands. Know they are here to bring back its Ancient glory and make their county independent.
Take a carriage to Zagreb, in the Triune Kingdom of Croatia, Slavonia and Dalmatia
You follow the river Sava until you reach the southern slopes of the Medvednica mountain. The high tower of the Zagreb cathedral is visible from a distance as you approach the steep terrain on which the town is located. The upper town of Gradec is situated opposite the clerical settlement called Kaptol, which includes the cathedral and a seminary. Underneath Gradec is a long street made up of two rows of houses, called Ilica, which ends in a large square. Together, these settlements have merged to form the city of Zagreb. As you make your way through the Stone Gate and onto the streets of the upper town, you hear a group of young men discussing politics.
Join and walk with a donkey caravan heading to Sarajevo, capital of Bosnia
You arrive in the narrow valley of the Miljacka river, surrounded by several mountains and hills. Here, in the heart of Bosnia, lies the old city of Sarajevo. Even though you were told it was almost completely destroyed by Austrian troops over a hundred years ago, the city looks more alive than anything you have ever seen. Crowded neighborhoods, called Mahalas, encompass both banks of the Miljacka, connected by several stone bridges. You can see two castles on the hills above the city - the locals tell you that they are called “Bijela tabija“ and “Žuta tabija“, meaning “White castle &Yellow castle”. The people seem friendly and relaxed, but all is not peaceful in Bosnia. The Ottoman Sultan has recently granted autonomy to the rebellious Orthodox Serbs across the Drina. What’s worse, he has even granted them some of the land which used to belong to the Eyalet of Bosnia. The Bosnian beys are furious, and insurrection seems inevitable.
Tired from your journey, you walk to the main city square – the Baščaršija, and take a drink from the wooden fountain located there, which you are told is named “Sebilj”. Feeling quite refreshed, you stand up only to realize that the purse in which you kept all your money is gone, and you spot the thief running away in the direction of the river. You chase after him, and when he fails to lose you in the city’s mahalas, he turns around and walks toward you, weapon in hand.
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Special thanks to other mods developers:
Kawoos Bey and other members of Rise and Fall Developers Team
Quintilius, author and creator of Europe 1805
DrTomas, author and creator of 1257 AD
Nurdbot and other members of Imperial Games
Tony Bugov, the creator of 1794 Kosciuszko Uprising
TheArchedukeOfHell and other developers of Blood and Steel mod
Tufekci_Basi, the creator of Batal_Gazi mod
Developers of CWE mod
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We mostly need more modellers who know to make unifroms. We already have them two but there are too many uniforms to make and the also work on other projects so they can't do fast. So if there's somebody who is also experienced with uniforms, let me know - comment this article or send me the private message.
We are also looking for Romanian, Bulgarian and Turkish historians due the lack of the historical information about thease countries. Any other historian is welcomed but thease one are really wanted.
We will also start to work on scenes when I get some of the building models from one page, so we will probably need more sceners.
Because of the recent end of the school not much has been done, but we started to work now. We are doing on weapons, uniforms and historical facts currently. Ill also try to some work on the map this week but need more historical ifnormation about towns.
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