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Another faction preview as hinted, this time being the Kingdom of France!

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Kingdom of France:


The current king of France, Philip II Capet, is also known as Augustus, and is truly deserving of that title. He has been a remarkable ruler who has turned France into arguably the most powerful nation in Christendom. By promoting the foundation of guilds of all kinds, the prosperity of France's budding merchant class has increased from year to year, and their taxes have enriched the royal treasury. A happy effect of this patronage is that many French architect and mason guilds have produced the finest examples of Gothic cathedrals in Christendom, and have transferred the architectural lessons learned to other building projects.

Philip II is an astute general, having united the cantankerous French lords behind his rule, and led them to glory against the Saracens in Palestine, and against the English closer to home. He has taken the measure of the current king of England, John I, and found him wanting. The English once owned more land in France than the French, but through brilliant campaigns Philip has routed the English at almost every turn, and recaptured much territory that had been taken by stronger English kings.

French knights have taken the concept of chivalry and gallantry farther than any other nation in Christendom, and their knights are commonly accepted to be the finest on earth. This focus on nobility has made the nobles more powerful overall, and they keep a substantial amount of tax wealth for themselves, to maintain their fighting potential at its peak. This focus on knighthood has also made the French army more imbalanced than their neighbors, with infantry roles suffering as a result. The power of the French knights, however, should be more than enough to see them through most encounters on the field of battle.

King Philip II is the most powerful monarch in Christendom at present, and his reign has been nothing if not successful. But he may yet be a victim of that success. A powerful alliance has been forged against him consisting of England, the Holy Roman Empire, and the rebellious county of Flanders. With three powerful forces arrayed against him, Philip will need to use every ounce of strength from himself and his subjects to see off these foes and establish the power of France once and for all.

Units:

A couple of the units are designed for very late game and you can only have a relatively small number of them. Also the blues on some of the units will have their saturation turned down a bit, don't worry.

Spear Militia:



Crossbow Militia:



Voulge Militia:



Scouts:



Spear Serjeants:

Serjeants:



Crossbow Serjeants:



Voulge Serjeants:



Mounted Serjeants:



Knightly Retinue:



Foot Knightly Retinue:



Heavy Voulge Serjeants:



Pavisiers:



Heavy Crossbow Serjeants:



Men at Arms:



Foot Men at Arms:



Halberdiers:



Scot's Guard:



Grendarmes:



French King (Early and Late):





Like before, I made other noble versions of some of the units, using other notable nobles coat of arms as a baseline. Also if there are some inconsistent units from the albums below, that's just me flubbing up, all the mini rosters will have the same units.

Noble Mini Rosters:

Duke of Brittany: Imgur.com

Count of Anjou: Imgur.com

Count of Perche: Imgur.com

Duke of Normandy: Imgur.com

Duke of Bar: Imgur.com

Count of Dreux: Imgur.com

Count of Boulogne: Imgur.com

Count of Beauvis: Imgur.com


I think that's it from me. Next preview you'll see from me will be about the Duchy of Burgundy, the County of Toulouse and Provence! Also the faction icon might change due to it being from slightly later. We are aware of that difference.

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cenkiss
cenkiss

That picture of knights is used in many places, you should fix it.

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warman222 Author
warman222

heh, sorry guys. I have no idea what happened there, it should be fixed now.

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SirTorgrad
SirTorgrad

Sadly it isn´t :(

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warman222 Author
warman222

Okay, lets see now!

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Aubesangante
Aubesangante

Pavissier got the rigth picture now but Scot's Guard, Foot Knightly Retinue and Spear Serjeants still got the Gendarmes picture (i assume those are Gendarmes seeing they heavy armor)

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Vuud
Vuud

Quelle fromage!

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jemenbatlescouie
jemenbatlescouie

*** *** *** ***

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Turin-son-of-hurin
Turin-son-of-hurin

great work vary nice looking units

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Hussard
Hussard

Vive la France~

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pandamayhem
pandamayhem

Are the spear serjeants supposed to be mounted? Also given the capacity to dismount mounted units should we really field separate version of the same Calvary/infantry unit? By the way love what I am seeing so far and can&t wait to get a playable (Even just custom battle) version.

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Aubesangante
Aubesangante

Nah it's just he bug with the image

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Very good job on this beautifull moding! If i may give you some advices, in fact Normandy and Anjou belong to England kingdom since 1066, the duke of normandy is also king of England. The duke of Bar belong to the German empire not France. After 1213 brittany is French but the arms are the "Mauclerc" arms very similar to to Dreux. The arms you used for Boulougne aren't rigth, they are the arms of the Courtenay family: french count of Tonnerre, Auxerre and Nevers.The arms of Boulogne are white and blue band. You can also add "Coucy" and "Champagne" as great and powerfull count of France.

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Guest
Guest

Can you rename "serjeant" to "Sergeant" please, that hurt to see that ;-;

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TheSilicat50
TheSilicat50

Maybe it's the ancient orthograph, French has changes a lot since the middle ages

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Semper_Wi-Fi
Semper_Wi-Fi

Big fail about the Kingdom of France, the Duchy of Brittany was independent( as well as the others), It was its own country, there was a Duke but its because the Royal bloodline extinct. But the Duchy if Brittany was still independent, with is own laws a and governmental system. The Duke had military authority, and the Parliament was the own making and applying laws and respecting human right. Yes, human rights, we where the first to make a ting when we got the independence.

At first Brittany was not a country but a land ruled by local lords, but Nominoë rallied them and obtain by the Church to be crowned as the Fist King of Brittany after defeating the Franks around the year 820-830.

We are still worst enemies to this day.

We are still legally an independent country, France tried to f**k us over with Anne de Bretagne, a Duchess, by forcing here into marriage, but as said before, only the Parliament can pass laws, the Duke/Duchess only have military authority. But the French had already killed the members of the Parliament at that time.

They also tried to pass a French law saying that Brittany was now part of France, but that don't have more authority than Obama passing a law saying that Russia is now part of the US. Even thought the Parliament said that this law has no value and passed a law saying that becoming part of France is illegal and that cannot ever change.

Even after forcing Anne de Bretagne into marriage with Louis XII she obtain by French law and oath of France to never take and/or rule Brittany, that was part of the contract of marriage passed with Charles VIII.

Why people believe that Brittany is French ? Because during the French revolution we fought alongside the Vendéens, the Chouans, against the revolutionaries. But the Parliament of Public Salvation (who ruled the revolution) ordered General Westermann to burn everything that can be burn and kill everything that can be killed in Vendée and Brittany. Historians called that the first premeditated genocide of history. between 200 000 and 700 000 innocents where executed because they where Catholics. He himself replied after that that he slaughtered everyone in the Savenay swamp, that he crushed the skull of babies under the feet of his horse, that he did no prisoner because he would have to gave them "the bread of liberty and that is not republican".

After that the French republic just did like Brittany is part of France. BUT in 2003 and 2013 the UNO condemned France for crimes against humanity for ruling illegally Brittany, Savoy, Burgundy and some others.

Since supporting a crime against humanity is a crime against humanity, I think that its important to clear that out.

Also Never would the Duchy of Brittany and Savoy fight alongside the French, we are millennium enemies. From the independence to nowadays.

And it's not a "cave thought", we still have organizations like the IRA in Ireland, the ARB and FLB who fight the French occupation, between bombing radio towers, French castles, shooting cops.... to the journal Breiz Atao.

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sirlegoff
sirlegoff

Even if its a big troll, and because a lot of people don't know Britanny history, I'm forced to underline (with my low level english) the fact that 98% of this comment is wrong.

We still have today a big cultural power, but that's all, we are a part of France since a long time.

Because its very long, I will summarize :

During middle age we were not 100% under French command (we had a lot of wars/battles againt French crown and we were mainly independent in the early Middle Ages), but a lot of troops from Brittany fought for France during middle age(starting with Guillaume le Conquérant in Hastings).
During its best years, Brittany was well knowed for her strong cavalry. And chivalry of Brittany ( with Bertrand du Guesclin, Olivier de Clisson, Arthur de Richemont) was famous among French kings who used to give them armys to command.

A good exemple of French army fighting with soldiers from Britanny is the battle of Castillon in 1453 (French victory against England) wich mark the end of the Hundred Years' War.

The twisted plot here is that Britanny's location is between England and France; so during middle age, it was a strategic point to control.
Both country used Britanny as political and military battlefield.
As a result, for example, you have the War of the Breton Succession, which sided Britanny against Britanny (with France and England on each side)

Finally we did married one of our Duchess (Anne) to a french king in order to ally.
Since then we are 100% from France.

We did have "IRA" equivalent (only in name, not in violence), ARB and FLB, but they are mainly inactive today. Yes they blowed some things between 1966 and 2000 but they did few casualties and they were better known than feared by French government.

Lol WTF this part with the UN and french crime against humanity

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