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    Default NTW2 Peninsula Pack Released!



    Spain has been drowning in its own passion, choking itself on its desire for the Empire that it once was. The days of the Treasure Fleet and the conquest of the New World are fading into the inky black of history. The epoch of Spain as a world power ceased to be in the new light of the Revolutions. There is nothing in Spain but waylaid priests intent on burning their flock and rich nobles intent on burning their properties into the selfsame embers of myth and mysticism. The ashes of Death fill the mountains rugged land, and it is France’s mighty arm that will sweep this land free of the cobwebs that so long have entangled it. Joseph Bonaparte has taken the throne under the orders of his brother, Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte.

    The Kingdom of Spain, having been removed of its degenerate and fear-stricken monarchy is ripe with antagonistic apathy and driven mad with rage and revenge. War cries echo in the streets, but the real battle happens outside the city, where the unwary Frenchman must always be vigilant, for one wrong step out of the picket fire at night will be an eternal agony under the vengeful blades of those who wage the little war. The conventional army however, is just as rotten as the infrastructure of Spain; it is made of fine men, but the majority of it spoiled by nobles sick with narcissism and pride.

    Still, the vastness of Spain is not easily conquered and its inhabitants readily sign into the armed forces to fight for the restoration of their king. These men are so varied in skill and training that a wise commander must work with them all to understand their strengths as well as their limits.

    The guerrillas of Spain are hardy men who inhabit nearly all of the country. They come in many levels of discipline and ability, from men and women who make hit and run attacks in ragged bands to those organized and incorporated into the national army. These men use their skills handily by blending in with their local terrain making them a unique addition to the Spanish forces.



    The line units, from militia to line grenadiers, are so motley a collection that to go over each one will take too long. Know that these men have joined their army not because they were bankrupt or drunk or criminals faced with a tough choice, they are in fact patriots of the highest order. While their skills with the musket are lacking, their determination to see their own monarchy restored far outweighs their lack of training and discipline. An enemy will be deeply upset when they think that an easy victory will be granted them when facing the Spanish.



    The mounted components of the Spanish armies are again very sorted. They lack the strength and tenacity that some other nations of the bloodstained kingdoms are known for. The constant strain of the war, the national debt, many re-organizations, and inadequate measures to ensure the survival of the Spanish mounted forces have taken their toll. Still, they do mount a sizable cavalry force, though not as impressive as some would hope.



    These forces, coupled with capable commanders, something that Spain seriously lacks at this time, can hold their ground. Expect the long-suffering Spanish army to march triumphantly across the plains of Spain as easily as the French once did.



    Naples, on another peninsular in another time like many of its neighbors, is not what it should be; it has not yet tasted the Wisdom and Enlightenment of Revolutionary Reason. It is your task to renovate this land. Bring is farmlands into our fold to produce fodder and food for an army. Find the men, anyway that you can, and create troops for the Imperial armies that even now are expanding the Empire. The shores of Naples must echo with the sound of your hooves as well, so make sure that you do not lack in mounts. Though, how you will ever manage to create an armed and trained force of cavalry from the rocky outcropping and murderous bandits is beyond my scope.

    The former ruler, King Joseph Bonaparte has been given a greater task in Spain, but you, you must finish what he has begun. The mettle here is of poor quality; they are not soldiers. The men in the ranks are criminals and mutinous. There is very little left of the previous army due to the cowardly king withdrawing and taking most of his army into exile! You are tasked with creating trained regiments, defending these boarders, and donating regiments to the Empire’s armies. Your previous devotion to the Empire and the Duchy you hold has placed you in this position of Honour, Your Majesty, do not fail on the eve of our glorious victory.

    Here are your forces:

    The infantry is of mixed stock. Some men are veterans of the previous wars; others are mean, unfit brigands. In any event, officers of excellent quality command them. Some of these officers hail from other parts of the Empire; some are Neapolitan petty nobility and gentry.



    The Guard is of particular interest and is comprised of many various horsemen and infantry. You will noticed that much more colourful version of the French Imperial Guard Grenadiers is at your disposal as well as various contingents of the mounted Royal Guard. While these men may not be the cream of the crop as you would find in France, you will take note that their Republican fervor is just as high and propels them to great feats if used wisely.



    Neapolitan cavalry is an array of colours but don’t let these peacocks fool you, they are efficient killers. Just as their king desires a strong cavalry arm, these men desire a chance to prove themselves in battle. While some of the earlier recruits may not have been up to scratch, the newer regiments appear to be of steady resolve and skill.



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    The Lordz forums and website is down, this is a server error that we are trying to resolve right now. In the meantime, you can still download the Peninsula Pack (NTW2 version 3.6) and the Map Pack from these mirrors:

    Pen pack Links

    http://files.filefront.com//;8072694;;/

    http://files.filefront.com//;8071871;;/

    http://www.megaupload.com/?d=EXV9H2MZ


    Map pack

    http://files.filefront.com//;8073515;;/

    http://files.filefront.com//;8074131;;/

    http://www.megaupload.com/?d=THQWVR09


    Badger's Mirrors:

    www.badger1815.be/NTW2/NTW2-peninsula-v0[1].3.6.rar

    www.badger1815.be/NTW2/Multiplayer_Map_Pack-v0[1].36.rar


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    Hello all, The Lordz site and forums are back up once again. Thank you for your patience as we worked through this issue.

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    Hello all, this is just a just a quick update to tell you what we have planned for the next release. The next release will not be as expansive or take as long to produce as the previous release however, we hope that it is received in the same approving light. The next installment of NTW2 will contain the nation of Portugal to help round out the Iberian conflicts that so many have found fascinating (or irritating depending on whom you ask).

    Portugal will contain a decent selection of infantry units modeled on the British system of drill, discipline and accuracy. Historically, they are superb troops who have been trained to follow orders in both English and Portuguese so that they can understand a command from an officer of either nationality. They have also been taught to fire rapidly and have been re-organized to maintain maximum fighting abilities. Thought the Portuguese infantry are well-versed in military matters the nation does lack in other parts of its armed forces. The Portuguese nation has no guard troops to put into the field and secondly their cavalry is of poor quality. Some nations had a cavalry arm with little to nil horses, Portugal has neither a cavalry rich culture nor the horses fit for training into military mounts. They have instead a mired collection of riders and horses shoved into a cavalry corps to give it some maneuverability. Given these drawbacks, Portugal will be a formidable task to play for those used to a more composed army. Those who do have the courage to play them will, we hope, find the challenge more then enjoyable.

    The upcoming patch will also include several smaller fixes discovered as we work with NTW2 more closely. There are a few minor changes that we hope will meet with the community’s liking additionally.

    These include:

    -Price changes to the Brunswick faction (we hope that this faction will be used in MP games now more often)
    -Several model and texture fixes
    -Preferences file is now installed in the correct location
    -Lingering Smoke option added back into the options during the installation process (don’t install if you have a slow PC or get lag often)
    -Minor text changes and fixes
    -KGL Hussars now have a trumpeter

    Screenshots will be coming forthwith gentlemen.

    Thank you, The Lordz
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    Default Screenshots added.

    Some screenshots of a recent test:

    Melee with Portuguese Infantry.


    Portuguese cav charge.


    Cacadores.


    Portuguese officers.


    Portuguese line charge French grenadiers.


    Militia.


    The French charge the Portuguese.


    More information ca be found at our forums here: http://forum.thelordz.co.uk/viewtopic.php?t=9360

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    Are you planning in doing an Imperial Campaign?




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    No SP campaign will be made for NTW2, as the sucky RTW AI can't handle napoleonic warfare.
    Just play one custom battle and you'll understand.
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    Default Portugal Expansion Released!


    Over ten years ago the Spanish and Portuguese armies were locked in battle. This war lead the Portuguese to attempt to upgrade their failing Army, however it did little to stem the influx of Spanish troops. Surprisingly, the Portuguese Army, though it had strengthened its regiments by double their number was no match for the Spanish. In 1807, the allies of the Spanish, the French, marched into the rugged frontier of Portugal. Once there, the French Army was effective and relentless. By November of that year, Portugal’s Army was disbanded save the few regiments the French deemed worthy of serving in her armies. There have been reports that the men impressed into this Portuguese force are deserting at a rapid rate even now.

    When liberated, the Portuguese Regency (the royal family and court had departed for their Brazilian colonies on a flotilla of 15 ships) was most desirous of British aide. General Beresford’s promotion to the command of the hastily reformed Portuguese army was a wise choice. He is not a skilled battlefield commander, but his ability to speak the native language and his skills as an able administer is what this nation's Army required. The many reforms he has enacted throughout his command as Field Marshal have seen that depots of recruitment were put in place for the training and outfitting of Portuguese troops, that British drill and discipline are now used in the Portuguese Army and, that the men are paid their wages nearly on time to an overwhelming morale boast. Portuguese soldiers can follow orders in English as well as Portuguese. They fight alongside their British allies as one unit. The Army is now an effective and standardized force that can match up to any solider on the battlefield.


    One specialization of the Portuguese appears to be their light regiments. While they do have a goodly number of line regiments with light companies, the specialized training allowed the light regiments of Caçadores have made them into one of the most sought after additions to the battlefield. These men are dressed in simple homespun clothing, but fight with British musket or Rifle as though they had been born with it. The wise commander keeps them in light order and constantly harasses the enemy from afar with these men. They are comparable to the famed greenjackets of the British army but assuredly require their own special mention in the current conflicts.


    These men rushed to the silent call of re-arming when the French disbanded their official Army. In the months that followed, small bands of ex-soldiers and civilians alike reformed and tried to re-equip as best they could into military organization. So few were the firearms available for the initial rush of thousands of men to fight off the French occupancy, that many militiamen where armed with pikes or farm implements. Now, the line infantry regiments fire just as fast as their British counterparts since they have been armed and trained with muskets. They have become top-notch soldiers and can be relied upon heavily.


    While Portugal has a strong contingent of Infantry and its Artillery Corps is growing, they do have some drawbacks in which their allies must compensate for. There is a complete lack of good cavalry mounts. There also seems to be a lack of men willing to ride them. This land is not a good breeding ground and many of the horses are not well trained for the tasks needed in war. The cavalry arm is lacking, but it can still field a small assortment of men if required. They are lightly equipped and used for those duties.

    Portugal has no guard contingent, unless you would be so kind as to count their Royal Palace Guard. This company of men is for decoration only. Even so, the commander who is lucky enough to command these troops under an “old India hand” like General Wellington in battle will not be disappointed. They are proud men who have trained like the British to defend their homelands and to see their nation freed of the tyrant rule of France. With a little practice and the ability to turn Portugal’s strengths to best effect, this army will see the France driven out of Iberia alongside the British and the Spanish within the next three years.



    Portugal Expansion Release Notes
    NB- This should is covered in the installer readme, but I will print it here again to be safe.

    The Peninsula Pack, NTW2 version 3.6, is required for the Portugal Expansion. Instructions on how to install this can be found here:
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    The Portugal Expansion installs in the napoleonic folder in the RTW root directory. If installed correctly, the version number on the main menu will say 3.8.

    *The installer option “Lingering Smoke” will allow musket smoke to build up and cloud the field, making for a more gritty and hazy battle. This is not recommended for people with older, slower PCs. It will cause lag.

    *The graphic options will be set to the highest selection possible. It is recommended for slower or older PCs that these options be tweaked as the user sees fit in the main menu/options/video/advanced.

    Please go to the Downloads section of the site to begine your download.

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    It’s been a while since you have heard anything from the Lordz Modding Collective officially, but the wait was not in vain gentlemen.

    We’ve been hard at work on a new faction. Those of the NTW community who have been clever enough, or perhaps just noisy, might have already discovered what that faction might be. In the hopes of not becoming a killjoy, I’ll let the folks who have no idea what I am talking about in on the secret: we placed a hint in the previous release. This Easter Egg, if you were able to find it, would have given most community members an idea of what we were planning on creating. Without further ado, here is the hidden clue found deep in Rome - Total War\napoleonic\data\UI\unit_info\sweden



    Still lost? It’s an image of a Swedish infantryman. While we won’t give away every detail in this next release, you can expect (in addition to the new Swedish faction) the usual touch-ups and fixes. Here are a few screenshots to amuse you or perhaps frustrate you as the next release is completed.









    More information will follow shortly!
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    where can i find the full NTW2 version? a link please since i cant find it on the website

    what are all the versions/mods/downloads of NTW2?
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    It is on the Lorz Download page of their website, look for Lordz Download Page Scroll down until you see Napoleonic Total War 2, then Full Instal Penisula Pack 0.3.6, Thats the full version.

    So far there is:
    Original Version: Adds France and Russia.
    0,2.4: Britain, Netherlands and Prussia.
    0.2.7: Austria and brunswick.
    0.3.6: Naples and Spain.
    0.3.8: Portugal.
    0.4.0: Sweden, (Not out yet.)

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    so if i download the full package 3.6... i only have to download portugal to make it complete.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Stranger
    so if i download the full package 3.6... i only have to download portugal to make it complete.
    Yes, download the Peninsula Pack. Then download the Portugal Expansion. The Map Pack contains over 100 community made maps and we recommend getting that for MP games.

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    Hello. Last week you had a small glimpse of the great work Lady Meg has done with the Kingdom of Sweden. But, even though we should have known better, the next release will contain not 1, but 2 factions. So without further ado, here is a small preview of what I have been working on…

    THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE


    Quite some time had passed since Suleiman the Magnificent laid siege to Vienna, and while the art of warfare has advanced in Europe, the Ottoman army was still a semi-feudal body, lacking modern organization and training.



    The greater part of its infantry consisted of janissaries. Formed in the mid 14th century they were slave-soldiers, recruited from among the Christian children of the Empire. Their tactic was to fire their musket and charge into battle with sword and pistol.



    Attempts to modernize the army were made by Sultan Selim III (for which he paid dearly in the end, as in reaction the janissary corps revolted, and in the end he was strangled). The Nizam I-Jedid were created, the troops of which were trained and equipped according to European standards.


    The ottomans also had a variety of cavalry troops, among which the famed mamluks of Egypt. (I’d gladly show you them, but I haven’t made them yet, so here is some deli cavalry instead).



    The Ottoman artillery was the only branch of the army that welcomed the reforms. In the end its men were well trained and brave; unfortunately they usually were supplied with low-quality gun powder.



    This is just a small preview, there is yet a lot that has to be done before the ottomans are ready, and of course everything you see here is still WIP.
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    The ottomans look fantastic

    I've added this to the front page news.

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    looks very nice. Good job.

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    i uppose i have no idea what this game is because it isnt sold in america?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ozzman1O1
    i uppose i have no idea what this game is because it isnt sold in america?
    It is a mod, so its not sold anywhere. You have to come to our site to download it. The links are in my siggy or in the many announcements placed here.

    Thank you for the front page spot Myrddraal. I had sent TI a write-up as well that same day. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Empress Meg
    The links are in my siggy or in the many announcements placed here.
    Erm, are you sure about that? I can't see anything in your sig, unless its very cryptic version!

    I assume best link is just to Lordz home page ?
    Not used mods before? Looking for something small and fun?!
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    So, in the end what factions to you plan to have in this?
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    I believe no one, even The Lordz, know this. You have to wait for every release to find out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by General_Someone
    So, in the end what factions to you plan to have in this?
    Howdy there,

    We do actually have plans on what will be our last faction as we work through each new faction, however the best laid plans o' mice and men...

    These two factions we are working on now are due to personal interest as well as community interest.

    We'll have more on what are plans are as the Swedes and Ottomans are finished up.

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    You should consider the thirteen colonies,and for a challenge,the native americans,By the way,your modd looks great,Im planning on downloading it shortly
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    I don't think the Lordz will ever do any American factions. But I do know for a fact that someone over at The Lordz website is (Freehand, nothing to dow the the Lordz) a USA faction mod.

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    A tiny update, the ottoman flagbearer of the mehter.


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    Officers and commanders, high saddled horsemen, adroit artillery and the poor, bloody infantry alike,

    At last the wait is over, and I can speak for the Lordz when I say that we are just as glad to release this as you are to finally play it. A good deal of work has gone into this momentous version of Napoleonic Total War II and we hope that it is worth the teeth grinding and hair pulling. Without further frilly words, here is a brief rundown of what you can expect from Napoleonic Total War II version 1.0:

    • -Two new factions, the Kingdom of Sweden and the Ottoman Empire
      -The removal of body piercing bullets
      -Five new desert maps (so that the Ottomans feel at home)
      -Three new multiplayer scripted battles, Quatre Bras, Ligny & Wavre
      -No fire in melee in the scripted battles
      -Preset armies for each nation
      -And several other minor changes, additions and fixes that you will have to discover on your own


    Further explanation of features

    Body piercing bullets (BP) have been removed. This has been done in the hopes of removing the freeze bug. Tests were conducted by the Lordz and their beta testers to see what sort of effects the removal caused and we are satisfied with the results. The rank and file are still killed in the rearward ranks of the line and column even without BP enabled.

    The three new scripted battles have taken Napoleonic Total War II to a new plateau in multiplayer gaming. With great efforts the Lordz overcame the restrictions imposed by the Rome Total War engine in order to give an even more realistic Napoleonic experience: there is no fire in melee in these battles. Once you lock bayonets in these battles, then no one may fire his musket. Instead, you must pull away and reorganize into ranks to attempt a volley. This is done at great risk to your men, who once let loss of their officers’ leashes will be hard pressed to return to the stiff discipline of their lines.

    Napoleonic Total War II version 1.0 is a full and complete install encompassing all previous versions. In summation, whether you are installing Napoleonic Total War II for the first time or have the Pen Pack and the Portugal expansion you will use the same, singular install.
    NB- Napoleonic Total War II version 1.0 only contains the official Lordz maps. If you are installing NTW2 for the first time, it is recommended that you download the Map Pack as well containing over 100 community made maps for online play. A new, updated Map Pack will follow in roughly a week’s time.

    Finally, this is version 1.0. For those of you who may not understand the significance of this, Napoleonic Total War II has reached its prime. In this version the culmination of over two year’s work from dozens of people are contained; sleepless nights, strained eyes, PC disasters, countless hours of reworked textures, codes, editing, a chorus of questions and slew of answers, countless PM’s and a breakdown or two, myriad history books, comings and goings, slow downs, boredom, headaches, and creative disagreements.

    What began as a struggling start has grown into a strong, robust and extraordinary modification. There are hundreds of RTW mods out there, all offering something different, but this one has in my opinion out shined them for it’s longevity, creativeness and above all it’s community. While Napoleonic Total War II represents a paradigm shift in mods it is the tightly knit community that continues to pour life into the Lordz Modding Collective. Because of this every-changing community there is always something in the works from the Lordz. So while this might be the conclusive battle for NTW2, it is certainly not time to lower the flag.

    Please go to the Downloads section of the site to begin your download.

    Install instructions
    1) NTW2 is a modification for RTW 1.5/ RTW:BI 1.6. In order to play NTW2, please ensure that you have fully updated your version of RTW and that there are no other mods present. In other words, you must have a clean install of RTW.

    Install RTW.
    Install RTW patch 1.3.
    Install RTW patch 1.5.
    Install NTW2 version 1.0.
    Optional: Install the Community Map Pack for Multiplayer battles.
    The Map Pack will be updated in about a week's time to include more community submitted maps.

    2) Download the NTW2 version 1.0 full install from the Lordz website here. You will need Winrar to extract the files inside. WinRar Extract the contents of the rar folder.

    3) Double click on the program and the install will begin. Follow the prompts to finish installing NTW2 to your PC.

    NTW2 version 1.0 uses the mod switch, so no original RTW files will be edited. (You can have as many mods installed on a single RTW folder as long as the use the mod switch.) It is recommened that you install this complete version of NTW2 on a clean copy of RTW 1.5.

    Installer Options: You will be given the option to select these during the install process.

    Create Desktop Shortcut- Creates a shortcut on your desktop for faster game initializing. (Duh :P).

    Use Quick Chat- Enables "Y" for global chat and "T" for team chat while ingame.

    Disable Arrow Markers- Removes the green arrows under selected units. Units will only highlight.

    Install Low Resolution Textures- One half the size of normal textures. Installing these can cut down on lag slightly while reducing unit detail.

    Install Lingering Smoke “Lingering Smoke” will allow musket smoke to build up and cloud the field, making for a more gritty and hazy battle. This is not recommended for people with older, slower PCs. It will cause framerate drop.

    Please go to the Downloads section of the site to begin your download.

    Enjoy, The Lordz Modding Collective
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    During the Napoleonic Wars Sweden underwent some of the most revolutionary changes in its culture, geography, political system and military. Sweden sat on the outskirts of the conflicts igniting all over Europe but it did not remain aloof from them for long. Between 1805 and 1815 the once great army of Sweden was called to fight foes on many fronts: Germany, Pomeranian, Denmark, Norway, and Finland.

    The army was in a constant state of change during the turbulent decade. Perhaps the most poverty-stricken nation in Europe, Sweden’s military suffered from a lack of much-needed funds and wanted in loyal and strong leadership in the officer corps. The great triumphs of a century before gave the battered and ancient army of Sweden something of which to be proud, but reminiscences do not win wars. Constant retreats and poor leadership did little to improve Sweden’s situation as the Napoleonic Wars increased in fervor. A mad king, Gustavus IV, coupled with a crippling lose of Finland and Swedish Pomeranian nearly broke the nation.

    A military coup removed Gustavus IV from the throne and a couple years later Marshal Bernadotte was elected king. As King Charles XIV he went about ensuring the reclamation of Sweden’s past glories with a strong demand to bring Sweden out of its traditional trappings and into the modern world. Conscription was introduced allowing for a long-term army, Norway was acquired to subvert the forfeit of territory, and the former marshal’s rule ushered in a stable and peaceful Swedish nation that continues to the modern day.

    Infantry
    Sweden’s regular infantry are not meant for prolonged warfare. Drawn from men who have little training, they are more a grandiose militia force then a regular army. However, their light troops more then make up for the poor quality of the average line infantryman, or rather of those who might lead him!

    The jägers of Sweden and Finland are crack sharpshooter troops whose skill at skirmishing will be able to thin the enemy’s lines before the untested line infantry march into battle.


    Cav
    The artillery and cavalry crops of the Swedish army contain small numbers of men who have formed together to make mobile and destructive force from what little funding, materials, and training supplied by the State. There are four artillery regiments (three when Finland was lost to Russia) and a small handful of a dozen or so regiments of horsemen to call upon when battle draws near. There might be little to chose from in variety, but that does not prevent these horsemen and gunners from performing their duties with skill and dedication.


    Guards
    The Swedish guard regiments represent the regular forces of an otherwise semi-dormant military. While most regiments are hastily scraped together upon the outbreak of each successive war and trained some 28 days a year, these men are career soldiers. (This hodgepodge arrangement continued until Bernadotte installed the conscription system in 1812.) The wise commander will be sure to save room in his budget when selecting an army for these hardened veterans. They can stand up to some of the most elite of Europe if properly supported and judiciously lead.
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    The Ottoman Empire is vast, encompassing a great tract of land in the Eastern Mediterranean, southeastern Europe, and North Africa. Its army is scattered and its peoples divided. It is the perfect time to attack. France has broken the traditional peaceful relations with the Empire and cold dismissal of French emissaries in the ancient capital of Constantinople bode openly hostile behavior.

    Further south in the swirling sands of Egypt a great Expedition begins under the command of a promising general. The French army marches from one dune to another to gather scientific evidence and assert military might. They bleed the harsh land’s resources dry and food prices double in the Ottoman held region. In order to push back the foreign invaders Sultan Selim III calls a jihad to retake the legendary territory. This ignites a drawn out conflict filled with wild stories of bejeweled horsemen, sword waving janissaries and mad billows of charging infantrymen who break upon the bayonets of the hugely outnumbered France forces. The troops of a myriad of cultures are about to place their full wrath on the invading French and plunge themselves and the world into a new Era.

    In the years that flowed into the Napoleonic Wars, the Ottoman Empire will continue its slow decay. Military revolts, rebellions in Balkans and Russian military action all pressed the imperialist state.

    Arty
    The Ottomans have a long heritage of gunpowder weapons, especially those of the great guns. The smaller firearms were neglected and often far from usable, but the cannon and its crew were highly respected and a feared component of the Ottoman military. Gunners were considered an elite among other segments of the armed forces. During the Napoleonic Wars, European gunners were employed to help train local forces to better use the more modern field pieces.


    Infantry
    A force mostly cobbled together only when needed, the infantry of the Ottoman Empire have basically no training save for the elite forces. Firearms are often out-dated and many men prefer taking the blade to the enemy rather then shot at them from a distance. Those men wielding swords are a danger when in close combat, something no commander should ignore.

    The Janissary force is the regular army. Created in the medieval period, the Janassaries were once a very elite and strict body of military men who rose to prominence in the political affairs of the Ottoman Empire. (They were finally disbanded after the Napoleonic Wars due to their long held mutinous habits.) They are both a force to be feared but also one that can be easily overcome with disciplined troops.


    Cav
    The light horsemen drawn together to defend the Sultan’s lands are famed for their speed, ferocity, and their riches. These endearing aspects are often tempered by their sometimes undisciplined manner of warfare. Most of the horsemen preferred cold steel as their main armament including scimitars, maces, daggers and fails. Only a small percentage had firearms and these might be out of date and used very little. Mamelukes some of the more famous cavalry discovered in the deserts of Egypt were descendants of Christian slaves. Their extensive melee skills were noted well by Napoleon and he recruited a number of these men to be part of his guard formations. (His own personal bodyguard named Roustan was a Mameluke.)

    The charge en muraille was the favoured form of tactic for the Ottoman horsemen. Most of the horsemen are light, however there are rumors that heavier, almost medieval armed bands of horsemen were encountered.

    "Act well your part, there all the honour lies." -Pope

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    It is my great pleasure to announce the new website and forums of the Lordz Modding Collective. These will not serve only as a showcase of our previous work though. After 6 years of producing award winning modifications, we continue to work towards creating the most realistic Napoleonic experience possible.

    Please feel free to step by our forums and say hello.

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