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Research and Development: Settlements, Any info regarding Settlement Developement/Population or Naming

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-As of now I have 193 settlements so there is only room for 6 more regions

//Historical Names

Warangal was called Orugallu at the time?

Gingee was called Krishnapura

Golconda fort was called Muhammad nagar

//Scripted Name Changes

Ayad to Udaipur in 1559, scripted so region must belong to Mewar for name change to occur

Prayaga to Allahabad in 1575, scripted so Akbar must enter region for name change


//Settlement Development, arranged by modern names

//Allahabad, Historical name was Prayaga, name changed in 1575 during Akbar's visit

//Chittor was said to contain a large smith

//Delhi

//Goa was said to contain a large cannon factory

//Junnar, (Large Town?) Will have road and market

"Junnar has been an important trading and political center for the last two millennia. The town is on the trade route that links the ports of western India or more specifically of Konkan with Deccan interiors"

//(REGION NOTE) Kathiawar was known for horse breeding so, Dwarka/Diu/Junagadh will contain horse breeder guilds

//Kumbhalgarh, large elaborate fort owned by Mewar

//Ponnani, will have barracks/stables/missile buildings bc it is usually considered as the military capital of the Samutiris of Kozhikode. Will also have cannon towers bc wiki says in 1507 "Ponnani at the time was defended by a strong battery of artillery (forty guns)"

//Ranikot Fort, 20 mile fort in Sindh

//Sultanpur Lodhi, (City) Will have advanced markets and a university,

wiki 1200s "This new city of Sultanpur Lodhi was also the center point of the old trade route between Delhi and Lahore. It was a major trade center of north India at that time. It consisted of 32 major markets and about 5600 shops (Figures are mere estimates). No proof, as yet, with the Author). At that time the city was spread over in an area of 8 miles"

"City had many Islamic schools of education known as "Madarasas". The two princes of Delhi, Aurengzeb and Dara-sekoh completed their studies in one white mosque of Sultanpur Lodhi."

//Udaipur, not founded till 1559, Ayad was former Mewar capital nearby, described as a thriving trading town

//Yavatmal, historical name is ‘Yeoti’ or ‘Yeotmal’. It was a prominent town of the Berar Sultanate and was known as the ‘safest place in the world’.


///1500 Population Estimates

=Gaur="only 40,000 at height of sultanate in 1515" source:rise of islam and the bengal frontier, wiki says it's though to have been the fifth largest city in the world at the time though
=Delhi=
=Vijayanagar=
=Kabul=

Anuradhapura=70,000
Ayodhya=60,000
Delhi=100,000
Gaur=200,000??
Mandu=70,000
Kollam=60,000
Agra=200,000
Ahmednagar=70,000
Vijayanagar=500,000
Ahmedabad=100,000
Jaunpur=100,000
Gwalior=80,000
Cuttack=140,000
Cambay?


////'Named' Forts, rather than settlements
Garh Mandaran
Raibania
Narayangarh
Orchha
Barabati fort
Chunar
Khurdagada
Orchha
Ballarpur
St Thomas
Fort Kochi
Chittorgarh
Nagaur Fort
St Angelo
Sinhagad-Pune
St Thomas
St Angelo
Manuel
Rachol Fort
Bayana Fort
Kondapalli
Asirgarh Fort
Utgir Fort
Kandhar
Panhala fort
Ratnagiri
Narnala
Antur
Dharwad
Basavakalyana
Purana Qila
Ellore
Bayana
Vellore
Siwana
Rachakonda Kota
Ramagiri Fort
Gooty fort
Manikgad/Raigad
Vairagad Fort
Bundi fort
Kota Fort
Taragarh fort
Akol-garh
Zorr Shaar
Bala hissar
Lahore fort

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KrishnaCN
KrishnaCN

Zorr shaar meaning "old city" is also known as old kandahar....the citadel was founded by Alexander the great himself....this citadel was destroyed by Nader shah's forces later during his conquest..
...it should be a named fort rather than settlement in Kandahar...and should serve as seat of power in the region...

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KrishnaCN
KrishnaCN

Also a note: .....the named forts should be implemented only for those which are located within or near the settlement in real life as well.....walled or fortified cities in real life will ofcourse be depicted ingame by the wall upgrade given to the towns in the construction tab....highly famous forts will as usual depicted by fort settlement itself and hence these aforementioned cases will not need a separate named fort for themselves...the named forts will only be for exceptional cases of cities with multiple powerbases..

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KrishnaCN
KrishnaCN

Another important named fort

Bala hissar fort in peshawar

This named fort will have a strategic value since peshawar is closer to the Khyber pass
Hiuen tsang seemed to have visited this place in 630 AD....he mentions this walled part of the city being the place of royal residence....so we can use this fort to represent the local seat of power

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KrishnaCN
KrishnaCN

Lahore fort - Named fort near the walled city of Lahore settlement

...the fort is probably 1000 years old and it's history is obscure and it has changed hands multiple times...this section of the city formed the local seat of power and royal residence.....the place underwent renovation and became important from the time of emperor Akbar

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KrishnaCN
KrishnaCN

KingKorgoth
huzurat
Edit regarding Purana qila
.....rename the settlement region as indraprastha
Settlement name is indarpat....starts out as a small wooden walled town
Later develops into walled city of dinpanah....
Renamed by humayun as dinpanah (city of the faithful) in year 1533
Non settlement named stone fort by the name of Purana qila Instead..

This is in keeping with historical accuracy....purana qila literally meaning "old fort" is much much older and is believed to be inhabited for as long as 2500 years....the remains of this site date back to pre-mauryan times as well....however the city of dinpanah and the present citadel "Purana qila" inside the city was laid by humayun....the site on which humayun built the now Purana qila is also supposed to have been the capital city Indraprastha of the pandavas mentioned in the Hindu epic "Mahabharata"...humayun intended the city of dinpanah to be a cultural centre and a rival to the persianate world.....after humayun's loss to Sher Shah,the place passed into suri hands and some parts of the place were pulled down by him inorder to renovate it...it was renamed as shergarh...but after humayun's reconquest of Delhi and re-establishment the place as usual passed again into humayun's hands......the mughal army and royal entourage also halted for a while here after their victory.....this was the first time in 15 years after his exile that humayun would get to set foot on this place again....humayun intended to resume his project on dinpanah but with his untimely death in 1556 the city went into ruins....

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huzurat
huzurat

Heard somewhere that even Agra is derived from a settlement call Agravan or something. Very interesting.

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KrishnaCN
KrishnaCN

Inside the Delhi city/ settlement....a non settlement named stone fort called Lal kot or qila Rai pithora(either is fine)....tho qila Rai pithora is mostly seen as misnomer since there is no concrete evidence for its association with prithviraj chauhan who was the overlord of Delhi and not the local personal governor of Delhi...Delhi seemed to be ruled personally by his brother govind rai....but mughal chroniclers especially Abu fazl in ain I akbari calls it qila Rai pithora
....since the Islamic conquest of Delhi in 1192 the Lal kot- qila Rai pithora place seemed to be used as a local seat of power in Delhi

..the Lal kot - qila Rai pithora is also famously known as one among the famous gates of delhi

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huzurat
huzurat

Rajputana Forts and Clans associated:

Apart from the Big 3 States of Rajputana (Mewar, Marwar, Amer) other fiefs and their forts that played crucial role.

Hada Rajputs of Bundi Fort---(Recruitable Hada Rajput Cavalry)
Hada Rajputs of Kota Fort----(Recruitable Hada Rajput Cavalry)

Rathore Rajputs of Bikaner----(Recruitable Rathore Rajput Cavalry)
Rathore Rajputs of Merta------(Recruitable Rathore Rajput Cavalry)

Bhatti Rajputs of Jaisalmer

Rais of Idar Fort (Rajputana and Gujarat border)


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KrishnaCN
KrishnaCN

huzurat
Bikaner is already included...so no worry
As for bundi...I totally agree it should be a fort ...since it lies on the border...but let the region be known as bundi and the fort settlement be known as Taragarh....

But I would say we make Bikaner a city settlement and within the province place a non settlement stone fort named as "Chintamani fort".....today this fort is known as Junagarh fort...city of Bikaner developed around this fort...apparently this fort is so formidable that it had been captured only once by mughal prince and Humayun's younger brother Kamran Mirza
.....or we could actually bifurcate the province of Bikaner into Bikaner city settlement and a Chintamani fort settlement lying to the north of it....that way Rajputana will have defensive frontier against any incursions from Multan or northwest side

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huzurat
huzurat

Yeah Bikaner should be a full city.

Here's an interesting historical snippet: During the Peshwa's times, Hada Raja of Bundi fought for the Marathas while the Had Rajas of Kota fought for the Mughals. That's why we should make feudatory units absolutely restricted to their home settlements.

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KrishnaCN
KrishnaCN

Sikri a small village town south of Agra......develops into a walled city later......scripted name change from sikri to "Fatehpur Sikri" in 1571.....requires Akbar to move into the settlement

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KrishnaCN
KrishnaCN

Fort settlement named Gadh siwana or simply Fort siwana in rajputana
....the fort was famously besieged by alauddin Khalji's forces....the chieftain sitala deva put up a heroic resistance but the Delhi army was finally successful in capturing the fort...the fort was later captured by rathores of marwar.....with time this fort later fell into the hands of Akbar and he restored it to his Rajput vassal king....this fort will give rajputana a strategic defensive frontier from the Gujarati side...
For location see this wiki page En.m.wikipedia.org

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KrishnaCN
KrishnaCN

New city settlement named Kota to the south of bundi and to the right of Taragarh fort in bundi....the place was given by the bundi ruler to his son madho singh as a small fief...but the city developed and outgrew and eclipsed it's parent state of bundi....so much so that it became a separate state/kingdom....later jahangir himself crowned madho Singh as the ruler of kota

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lionheartofengland
lionheartofengland

Theculturetrip.com
a few forts and settlements in kerala.

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KrishnaCN
KrishnaCN

huzurat
Guys since we are already creating non settlement forts which will serve strategic purpose...I'd say instead of the game spawning a fort when a battle involves a temporary fort(the ones that are builadable on campaign map),let it spawn a precreated field fortification model(we might have to create a 3d model that automatically spawns when the enemy initiates battles

We can have a model with elevated platform,stakes and obstacles like fence and ravines(u know those awkward areas on the battle map where u can't deploy and it shows a cross mark...these would simulate trenches)...this model won't be as protective as a fort since obviously it is made for a field battle...
Besides this will make artillery warfare immersive since artillery battles are best fought on the defensive....
This will simulate the general preparing himself for an attack by a larger host in territory he has invaded

This would be somewhat accurate as well...often wars were cautious dragging matches with each army trying to find advantageous terrain...
The sieges on these forts can have lesser deadline times(as they already have I believe)....better still maybe we can tweak the loss taken by the defender depending on whether he camps close to a river or a road

The only challenge here is that we have to create a 3d model.

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huzurat
huzurat

Idea is quite good. But I'm not a modeler, so a bit ignorant on how this can be done. But it might be possible, lets see. How about we post this on TW Center?

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KrishnaCN
KrishnaCN

huzurat

Yeah we could try posting this there

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KrishnaCN
KrishnaCN

KingKorgoth
huzurat

Guys this is a part of Deccan research...i'll be posting names in stages region wise....obviously I'm combining the settlements that already exist(already added by korgoth) with the ones I researched and posting the ones that are relevant,so feel free to add ur insight if you can make it better

Khandesh Region

Before the mughals,khandesh was ruled by farooqi sultans

1)Thaleshwar Fortress(already ingame as thalner)

Emperor Akbar conquered this fortified town in his Deccan campaign of khandesh...

2)Burhanpur City settlement

3)Asirgarh non settlement stone fort

Both Asirgarh and burhanpur were annexed by Akbar's forces

To be continued...

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KrishnaCN
KrishnaCN

Continued from above....

Berar Region

City settlements

1)Achalpur (ellichpur)
2)Akola
3)Parbhani
4)Nirmal
5)Balapur

Fort settlements

1)Gawligarh
2)Akol-garh(later and now called Asadgad after asad khan,aurangzeb's officer)
3)Narnala fort/Shahnur qila
4)Sirpur qila
5)Mahurgad
6)Vairagad
7)Ballarpur
8)Manikgad

Given the number of forts suggested here,any of the forts except Akol-garh , gawilgarh,Mahurgad and Sirpur qila can be made a non settlement named stone fort also

Note how the fortresses suggested strategically surround the city settlements in most fronts by referring to maps

To be continued ...

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KrishnaCN
KrishnaCN

Continued from above....

Bidar region

City settlements

1)East Gulbarga

The district of Gulbarga fell partly in Bidar sultanate and partly in Bijapur Sultanate....so there will be a west gulbarga

Fort settlement

1)Bidar Kote (Kote in kannada means fort)
2)Gulbarga Kote

To be continued....

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KrishnaCN
KrishnaCN

Continued from above...

Golconda region/andhra region (split between the resurgent qutb shahi sultan and Gajapati kings....at the time period of our mod,the 2 kingdoms fought each other over the andhra region)

So basically it's important to understand the dynamics of this period to correctly grasp the territorial extents of qutb shahis and Gajapatis

Until 1518 Golconda was under the bahamanis and all of coastal andhra(which would make up most of what is today's andhra Pradesh) and odisha was ruled by the Gajapatis and their borders touched the Vijayanagara empire

In 1518,the governor of Golconda(as it always happens 😂) broke away from Bahamani sultanate and founded the Qutb Shahi sultanate of Golconda

The Qutb shahis initially would be in control of what today is northern andhra and Telangana

However the powerful gajapatis were dealt a crippling blow by emperor krishnadevaraya of Vijayanagara and they never recovered from it

They lost all their gains which tempted the Qutb shahis to remove their weakened holdings

Thus the resurgent qutb shahis dealt the death blow to the already reeling Gajapatis and by 1542,they disappeared into obscurity

Finally after the Gajapati decline the Qutb shahis ruled in entirety(obviously just a safe approximate....hard to say exactly..there is nothing definite in history) what would be the entire state of andhra Pradesh in the republic of India before the change of status quo in 2014(in 2014,the state of andhra pradesh was bifurcated into Telangana and andhra pradesh that u can see in today's India map)

This image below is the map of Andhra Pradesh in the republic of India before 2014

Encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com

This one has a map of Golconda sultanate...

Encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com

Compare these two and u will see they look similar in size...besides the Golconda map might be a little erroneous and it may have had more coastal presence along the bay of Bengal

Note:

When I say andhra region,I'm referring specifically to northern coastal andhra and what today has become telangana(basically heart of the Deccan back in those days) while excluding southern andhra(andhra Pradesh state today also cuts deeper into southern India and includes what was once part of the Vijayanagara empire)...so basically I'm referring to region formerly ruled by qutb Shahis....and the region In today's republic of India terms is northern andhra Pradesh(along with its coastal ports) + telangana parts ...it's important to grasp this notion for simulating 1500s since regional identities and extents have changed over 500 years

I'll cover southern andhra and it's coast as a part of Vijayanagara region since they were ruled by the Vijayanagarans in this time

The following are settlements in qutb Shahi ruled northern andhra Pradesh and it's coast and parts of telangana

City settlements

1)Hyderabad
2)Vishakapatnam (port town)
3)Masulipatnam (port town)
4)Kaki Nandiwada (port town)....presently called Kakinada
5)Rajamahendri/Rajamahendrapuram
6)Amaravati (famous historical city and seat of the ancient satavahana empire)
7)Srikakulam
8)Vengipuram(pedavengi today)
9)Eluru
10)Vijaywada

Fort settlements

Note: "Kota" in telugu means fort/castle

1)Golkonda qila
2)Warangal Kota (already in game as orugallu....change the name)
3)Kondavidu Kota
Fort lay on the frontier between Vijayanagara and Gajapatis...
...kept shifting hands from Gajapati to Vijayanagara then to golconda sultans and then finally fell into Aurangzeb's hands when he ruthlessly trampled down the Deccan Sultanates

Non settlement stone fort
1)Kondapalli Kota
I only intended it to be a frontier...so maybe we can wholly ignore this as well

If huzurat has any additional info on the thriving centres,forts or cities of the Golconda sultanate please add them below and feel free to correct any wrong info that I may have elaborated here

The remaining qutb Shahi telangana region will be broken down in the next post

To be continued.....

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huzurat
huzurat

Achalpur was a very important center at the time.
We should also add the region of Sindkhed, west of Berar. The Maratha Jadhav Clan was given the Jagir in 1450. Shivaji's mother Jijabai came from this line. These were highly prized chiefs, and the Deccan Sultans were always looking to recruit them to their cause.

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KrishnaCN
KrishnaCN

huzurat
I've already added Achalpur above....check the previous posts

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huzurat
huzurat

My bad, lack of due diligence. Great work.

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KingKorgoth Author
KingKorgoth

huzurat good call, I added it, there's not many region spots left but let me know if there are any important ones I've left out

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huzurat
huzurat

KingKorgoth

I understand. By the way, how many faction slots are left? I was thinking of putting a few minor emergent factions Kherid (for Suri emergence), Keladi (starting as Vijayanagar allies) and Sindkhed (can act as emergent Maratha faction).

Since we'll not be able chart full 200 years, I thought a lot if these minor chieftainships could give the player a good opportunity to experience historical events through these. With these small factions, all you need is to script in a 'founder' faction leader like Sher Shah Suri, and that makes these otherwise emergent faction playable.

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KingKorgoth Author
KingKorgoth

huzurat there are only 23 factions right now so we have room for 7 more, but the game started with 23 factions so any new factions that need to be added would be quite a bit of work

Forums.totalwar.org–-Step-by-Step

I have a space reserved for suri and two other emergent factions though

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huzurat
huzurat

KingKorgoth

If you need help in that, I can share some of your load.

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KrishnaCN
KrishnaCN

Edit to my Golconda settlement post

Kondapalli Kota or fort can be ignored since it's very close to Vijayawada city.....we can instead maybe use it as non settlement stone fort
I've made that change please note

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KrishnaCN
KrishnaCN

KingKorgoth
huzurat

Guys this completes "Golcondaite Andhra and Telangana" Research
This was one big pain to finish...there were too many forts and places...many times very difficult to identify the significance of these places...after multiple searches and researching,eventually i found these places to be ideal for the time period

The "Vijayanagaran Andhra and Telangana" areas will be covered as a part of Vijayangaran research

Western Telangana research
i did this separately because golconda and golconda proper needed a western frontier and forts

Fort settlements
1)Medak Kota/ was also called Methuku durgam
Built during 12th century by Kakatiyas
2)Nizamabad Qila
3)Kaulas/Kowlas Kota
strategic fort located at the trijunction of Karnataka,Telangana and Maharashtra.....fort was built by rashtrakutas....will act as westernmost frontier

4)Qila Ghanpur
was built in the 13th century and shifted hands many times...this will act as south-western frontier for Golconda

5)Ravadurg/Gooty fort
the citadel shifted hands between Vijayanagar,qutb shahis and finally passed into Aurangzeb's hands in his deccan conquest...later fell into british hands...this will be the final frontier between qutb shahis and vijayanagara

6)Bhongir/Bhuvanagiri Kota (optional)

7)Konda Reddy Kota (optional)

City Settlements
1)Kurnool
near Kurnool we could possibly add Konda Reddy Kota/fort as a non settlement stone fort...both the city and the fort grew up together and the fort lies in the heart of the city...the settlement will be a frontier between Vijayanagara and qutb shahis

Central Golconda research

City settlements
1)Nalgonda
has a long history and was ruled by most pan-indian empires....swapped hands multiple times throughout indian history

Fort settlements
1)Rachakonda Kota
the rulers of this stronghold switched their loyalties multiple times between Bahmanis,vijayanagara and Gajapatis

Northern Telangana frontier

Fort settlements
1)Ramagiri Qila
2)Elgandal Kota

Eastern Telangana frontier

Fort settlement
1)Khammam Kota

Nirmal in Telanagana is full of forts,but research told me that many of these were constructed the in 17th century and much later...so i avoided those places

This Post and my above post on Golconda settlements should be clubbed together and seen as one research

Thanks!!

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huzurat
huzurat

Deeply appreciated! You've done great. This seems a lot of tedious but crucial research.

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KingKorgoth Author
KingKorgoth

KrishnaCN Great Work! Thanks a lot, I'll start working on adding these, I've already changed the small basic forts to larger stone forts but I couldn't get the names to show up when i tried last, ill work on the that though

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KrishnaCN
KrishnaCN

So Khandesh,Golconda,Bidar and Berar are finished...what remains is Ahmednagar,Bijapur,Gond regions(which KingKorgoth is worried about) and Vijyanagaran South India

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KingKorgoth Author
KingKorgoth

KrishnaCN On the Gond area, since I only have region spaces for 2 or more settlements and since it was historically pretty sparsely inhabited, we can't add many settlements so I'm mainly interested in the 'named' forts that should be added. Also I'm unsure of the size of the territory ruled by Sangram Shah in 1519 and how many of his '52 Garh's' he had conquered by then, and the names of the important/large/strategically located Garhs

I'm not sure what year this is supposed to be but it's the only map i've seen so I'm assuming it's an okay starting point

Outlookindia.com

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KrishnaCN
KrishnaCN

KingKorgoth

leave that to me bruh...i'll find out how many garhs/forts he had conquered by then.....the chauragarh fort in Narsinghpur was built to commemorate Sangram shah conquering 52 garhs....so its a question of narrowing down when the chauragarh fort was built

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KrishnaCN
KrishnaCN

KingKorgoth
How many settlements can you afford to give Gondwana at best??....knowing this would make my research easier since i would know what to keep in mind while doing it


as for Population,i don't think any part in India at any point in history was sparsely populated XD XD .....you will find more people living here between 2 villages than any metropolitan city in the US or any other western country

the Garha kingdom(which is actually one of the 4 kingdoms ruling gondwana) had ruled over 80,000 villages...though it was a 52 fort state,the kingdom sprawled over such a considerable part of the country

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KingKorgoth Author
KingKorgoth

KrishnaCN At best we can add 1-3 regions to the Gondwana area, but I'm all for adding as many named forts as needed of course. Sorry sparsely 'populated' was the wrong wording, a lot of the older and more basic maps I've seen show large blank spaces in that area so I was going off of that

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KrishnaCN
KrishnaCN

KingKorgoth

I'd suggest we replace vanilla campaign settlement models(strat map models) with the ones in SSHIP and Europa Barbararorum II mods(just check them out in gameplay videos on youtube)....aesthetically pleasing and immersive

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KingKorgoth Author
KingKorgoth

KrishnaCN Cool I'll check them out and message them for permission soon, also I had to delete Broken Crescent to make room on my computer so I'm not sure if the campaign map captain/general models for the rajputs would work but we'll need something for them, as well as Vijayanagara and the Nayaks, and Gond/Zamourin/Venatu so if you come across any let me know

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KrishnaCN
KrishnaCN

have a look at this mod

Twcenter.net(and-stone-forts)-submod

this mod lets you build villages instead of watchtowers(forget the stone fort part of this mod...we're gonna do that anyway)...the villages increase the line of sight and serve the same purpose as the watchtower...

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KrishnaCN
KrishnaCN

i was also beginning to think that instead of streamlining settlement progression strictly into fort and city types,we might as well strike a middle path and offer 3 conversions

A fort outpost type fully military oriented with little economic activities and professional units
A city settlement type completely urban with large scale economic activities and guarded by merchant guild recruits,urban and rural levies
A special settlement type(like capitals and economic/provincial capitals/centres of empires) with both military and economic orientation but we can make this type costly for construction

this will resolve the limited flexibility of those factions with fortresses as capitals

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KingKorgoth Author
KingKorgoth

Good idea, I wanted to do something like this, I haven't done much work on the buildings yet but I'll try to work on at least adding townhalls/large temples/markets to the castles soon

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KrishnaCN
KrishnaCN

KingKorgoth
huzurat

Bijapur Sultanate Region

This completes the Bijapuri research and covers major areas...The region under Adil Shahi rule is a bit tricky but is possible to grasp with an intelligent guess....this was even more crazier than Golconda due to lack of concrete sources.....the research was again confusing and i had to go through all major towns and cities of Belgaum,Bagalkot,Bijapur,Gulbarga,Raichur,Yadgiri,Kolhapur,Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg districts(Of Karnataka and Maharashtra)

its a bit diffficult to guess because the Adil Shahis ruled over what would be North Karnataka and Southern Maharashtra....so if u guys have any important city please add them here

City Settlements
1)Dabhol
A port city settlement

2)Ratnagiri
city settlement

3)Kolhapur
city settlement

4)Bagalkote
city settlement

5)Talikote
A small village-Site of the famous Battle

6)Hatti
A small village with potential for gold mining

7)Mudgal
Town settlement in the fertile raichur Doab

8)Sindhanur(optional)
Town Settlement in the fertile raichur doab..Sindhanur is is called "paddy Granary" of Raichur but i couldn't dig any historical sources on this place

9)Yadagiri
Small Town settlement

10)Badami(optional)
11)Pattadakal(optional)
12)Aihole(optional)

However I believe these(Badami,Aihole and Pattadkal) are mostly heritage towns and i felt they weren't relevant to the scenario....i wasn't able to find enough association of these sites with sultanate era maybe because of my lack of knowledge...unfortunately my history is vastly Indo-Gangetic oriented and i can't help it....I was hoping i could find some important economic centres for Bijapur Sultanate so if u guys have some ideas please mention them and i'll add them

Fort Settlements
1)Bijapur Qila
Capital of the Sultanate

2)Malkhed
Eastern frontier of kingdom and protects it

3)Raichur Kote
Eastern frontier and hotly contested by Bijapur and Vijayanagara...economic centre and strategic location in the Raichur Doab

4)Mudgal Kote(near Mudgal Town - see above city settlements)
fort in the the western Half of the Raichur Doab...in 1520 after the Battle of Raichur,the Vijayanagara Emperor Krishnadevaraya's army routed the Adil shahi forces with assistance from portuguese and occupied the entire Raichur doab...the Bijapuris were pushed Beyond the Krishna river

5)Belgaum Kote(Belgaum today is called "Belagavi")
Southern Frontier and protects Bagalkot and Bijapur from Vijayanagaran incursions

6)Ratnadurg(near Ratnagiri settlement)
for recruitment in Northern Part of the Sultanate as all the ones i researched in the north are good enough to be Non-Settlement Stone Forts only....besides Ratnagiri was an administrative centre during Adil Shahi rule

Non-Settlement Named Stone Forts
1)Yellurgad
This lost fort is an extension of the Belgaum Fort's Southern frontier...its abandoned today and is in ruins...its sad to see these forts abandoned

2)Vijaydurg
An Adil shahi fort snatched by Shivaji much later...forms the Southwestern frontier

3)Shahapur Kote
Eastern frontier

4)Yadagiri Kote
near Yadagiri Town

5)Himmatgad
protects Dabhol port town from the north

6)Rangana Qila(optional)
forms the Southwestern frontier below the Vijaydurg Fort

7)Manvi Kote(optional)
I don't see this is necessary...add only if u feel u need more forts...

8)Jaladurga(optional)
Lies between Talikota and Hatti...built by Adil Shahi rulers...u may consider this worthy to be added

9)Rasalgad
10)Mahipatgad
11)Sajjangad

All three forts protect Dabhol and the Northern part of the Sultanate from the east....Again all 3 are Optional

12)Samangad(optional)


Just visualise these locations with some help from maps and u will see cities and towns strategically surrounded by forts on most sides

That Completes Bijapur Sultanate Regions....Thanks



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KrishnaCN
Great work! I'll be updating the starting area pictures I just posted in the next week or two and try to finish all the settlements soon

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KrishnaCN

These are additional regions for which i found references in my books

Bidar Region Addendum

1)Udgir Fort settlement

a western frontier for the Barid shahi Bidar sultanate...borders the Bijapur sultanate...i found a historical reference to this place

apparently Amir Barid retreated from Bidar Fort to Udgir fort when the Bijapur Sultan attacked his domains

later on it passed into the hands of Emperor Shah Jahan's imperial army

2)Humnabad Qila(optional)

Non settlement stone fort
unfortunately no proper association with the era...no info online

Berar Region Addendum

1)Pathri Qila
A Fort settlement or Non Settlement Stone Fort(whatever u please)

This fort was coveted by Nizam Shahi ruler Burhan Nizam shah of Ahmednagar because apparently it was his ancestral home...The fort however lay in Imad Shahi Berar Sultan Alauddin Imad Shah's hands

Burhan offered to cede another place with far higher revenue in exchange for peaceful transfer of Pathri....but Alauddin instead refused and fortified it....in 1518 Burhan made a surprise attack and took it

Alauddin in response built an alliance and retook it somewhere in 1526/27....but again it seems Burhan recaptured it from Alauddin

I was able to locate Pathri fort online and found a travel blog mentioning the Berar-Ahmednagar conflict over this place albeit with a much vague version but i'm not sure if by Pathri my book means the fort of pathri or the town itself but i guess the fort is a safe guess to go with

Bijapur Sultanate Region Addendum
1)West Gulbarga
A city settlement

like i mentioned earlier the Gulbarga district today fell partly under Barid Shahi Bidar and Adil Shahi Bijapur....so west Gulbarga is a complementary settlement to the East Gulbarga in Bidar

However if KingKorgoth or huzurat have a better idea to represent this shared holding then please go ahead

Sometimes i wonder if my research is actually historically authentic or not because most of these places were compiled and selected from the net and some books after i found association of them with the time period....i wonder how authentic wikipedia and the net are...besides i'm no historian myself,only an enthusiast :(

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KingKorgoth

Just add 2 forts
1)Sialkot
2)Asigarh(not to be confused with existing Asirgarh fort in burhanpur khandesh)

I'll leave the settlement type to ur discretion.Make it a fort settlement or stone fort...ur choice.Given the number of settlements we already have I'd say let these be stone forts

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KrishnaCN Thanks They're added, and the next release (in a few days) will have named minor forts, also I do plan on adding more custom forts to show how some were surrounded by moats/on hills/or had space on the walls for cannons
Not sure how to properly represent island forts like Janjira/Anjediva and how they were used to protect the entrances to rivers sometimes, I'll think more on it but if you have any ideas please share

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KrishnaCN
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huzurat
KingKorgoth

We'll keep the uniqueness of the fort models for the end since we must finish the mod first...anyhow when the mod is close to completion and when we start playing it we'll be able to assess if the sheer number of settlements and forts is actually good or bad...in that event we can review all the settlements again(this also enables me to complete my tedious Deccan research especially the Vijayanagar,Ahmednagar and gondwana areas)
And decide which to keep..after this we can decide on fort specifics

After this we also need to decide on administrative centres/capital settlements of the map for the starting position and decide their proportional population and income etc etc

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KingKorgoth

Almost forgot....for ahmednagar sultanate region just ensure apart from whats there already;Ahmednagar qila,Daulatabad fort,Aurangabad,paranda fort,junnar and shivneri(optional) are included in the map

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KrishnaCN Sorry for the delay, I added all of these except Aurangabad/Khaḍkī, I'm going to keep it out of this mod because it wasn't founded till 1610, it will be included in the 1700 mod though

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