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artavazd
10-11-2008, 01:43
Will Iranistan be in the mod?

Spartan198
10-11-2008, 14:31
Indeed it will. :beam:

artavazd
10-11-2008, 16:33
will it have units to recruit from the Ilbar Mountains? If yes then those units could be in the style of Caucasian mountain warriors (from the Caucasus) I can help by suggesting diffrent costume looks that could fit with this mod

Taranaich
10-11-2008, 21:36
Iranistan will be appearing in the mod, but not as its own faction - yet. It's part of the "Free Easterners" faction, which comprises of Iranistan, Ghulistan, Sabataea, Timnar and the Bhalkan Khanate. This faction is designed to provide a mighty challenge to the eastern factions, and isn't really designed like the others, but depending on how it works out it may be playable on the campaign map. In the future, when I extend the world further, Iranistan will have its own faction slot.

I haven't talked about Iranistan or Ghulistan yet, but Sabataea is covered in the "Quick Update" thread. Timnar and the Bhalkan Khanate are based on my own extrapolation from the stories, which I'll be talking about in another update.


will it have units to recruit from the Ilbar Mountains? If yes then those units could be in the style of Caucasian mountain warriors (from the Caucasus) I can help by suggesting diffrent costume looks that could fit with this mod

Feel free to suggest away!

You might want to check out the Quick Update thread and look at "Cherkessia": I'm using it as the heartland of Hyborian Age Caucasians. The native Cherkess are obviously based on the Circassians, but the land around the mountains will have peoples based on the Armenians, Georgians, Khazars, Chechens and others. Iranistan too will have ethnic groups based on the Lurs, Persians, Kurds etc.

artavazd
10-12-2008, 01:01
The mod looks promising. I will like to congradulate you on it. Now I will post native caucasian costumes (Armenian, Georgian, Ossetian ect) also I will post videos. Now the videos are music videos featuring traditional costumes and motifs. From the videos one can get a taste of these people.


Armenian Costumes:

http://www.ecml.at/html/armenian/images/taraz2.jpg

http://www.armenianstamps.com/images/ArmenianStamps-146-147.jpg


http://wwwdelivery.superstock.com/WI/223/2106/PreviewComp/SuperStock_2106-558157.jpg

This type of dress is common all throughout the Caucasus not just Armenia
http://giam.typepad.com/photos/uncategorized/circassian.jpg

http://www.ecml.at/html/armenian/html/traditions.html
Scroll down to the bottom, and there are four pictures. two of them I have already posted. The third picture is of a guy holding a musical instrument with a pointy hat. Thats the costume I want you to look at.

General Caucasian Costumes. These will apply to all people of the Caucasus

http://armenianhouse.org/bliss/turkey/305-circassian-officer.jpg

http://www.mirfocus.com/images/Circassian.jpg

http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q269/sharkasi/circassians/97806069.jpg

http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/0ePtaLQg7jdnM/610x.jpg


Im going to put in images of women in traditional dress. From the "quick update" thread I see that REH made mention of "Cherkesian" women. Well I will put images of diffrent caucasian women in their dress and maybe if you would like to use it in the mod as a "princess" or "slave" these images will give you an idea.


http://www.easternartists.com/images/GEORGIAN%2072%205%20high.jpg

http://images.encarta.msn.com/xrefmedia/sharemed/targets/images/pho/t054/T054623A.jpg


http://media.collegepublisher.com/media/paper889/stills/k6uec48j.jpg


http://ossetians.com/pictures/Devichiy.jpg


Music video showing the culture and traditions of the Caucasus. Now since this will be a game of war, the music video that I chose has a militaristic theme. You will see men having sword fights(2:25) riding horses, and an overall taste of Caucasian culture which I think will help Taranaich with making the unit for these highlanders. The music video is Georgian.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ips2JcmgYnY&feature=related

artavazd
10-18-2008, 22:30
Taranaich were these images, and the video helpful. What are your thoughts on these. Is there anything in particular that you would like to know inorder to help you with this mod?

I forgot to mention, you can also look at the mod EB where Armenia is featured as a faction, and get some ideas from there as well.

Taranaich
10-19-2008, 02:06
Those pictures are fantastic, artavazd! Nothing in particularl I need help with yet, though the pictures & video you provided will be very helpful indeed, especially for a few units and ancillaries I have planned.

artavazd
10-19-2008, 10:18
You're welcome. If you need any thing more specific, or just general info I will be glad to help

Helgi
12-20-2008, 05:31
The photos are great, love the one with the 2 girls and the guy about to wrap his cloak around them

Spartan198
12-26-2008, 10:15
The photos are great, love the one with the 2 girls and the guy about to wrap his cloak around them
Yeah, I wouldn't mind trading places with him... :wiseguy:

Helgi
12-26-2008, 20:42
Yeah, I wouldn't mind trading places with him... :wiseguy:

Totally, :rtwyes:

artavazd
01-30-2009, 06:57
"Night Ride across the Caucasus" by Loreena McKennitt


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3PXFWo9cVg

artavazd
10-08-2009, 06:57
interesting fable/history



Haik (Հայք) - first son of Togarmah, inherited Mount Ararat and founded the Armenian nation.
Kartlos (ქართლოსი) - settled in north-east from Ararat, founder of Kartli (Sa'kartvelo) who united other brothers and founded the Georgian nation.
Bardos
Movakos (Movkans)
Lekos (Lek) - settled in Caucasus Mountains
Heros (Herans)- settled in the eastern part of Ararat
Caucas (Kovkases) - settled beyond the Caucasus Range
Egros (Egers) - settled between the Black Sea and Likhi Range. (western Georgia)

artavazd
10-20-2009, 21:35
Hayk/Haig/Haik Nahapet. The fable of the Patriarch of Armenians. I think it will be useful information for the mod, because it deals with the struggle against Bel, (representing the Shemites)


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hayk


http://www.armenians.gr/armenika/37/haik_nahapet.jpg


http://www.armenian-history.com/Nyuter/HISTORY/ArmeniaBC/pictures/hayk.jpg

artavazd
10-21-2009, 07:05
Armenian swords/daggers:



http://www.bladegallery.com/pics/86423_1_n.jpg


http://www.chgs.umn.edu/museum/exhibitions/homememories/armenia24a.jpg


http://www.armenianartworks.com/daggersil.jpg

http://www.bladegallery.com/pics/1007_1_n.jpg



Circassian/Caucasian weaponry:



http://www.circassianworld.com/Circassian_Weaponry.html