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    'European Wars' - a realism-mod for 'Empire: Total War', taking us to the world of 18th century, considered one of the most important and interesting periods in history, as it brings many economical, social and first of all military changes. The most important military events brought by the age of enlightenment are Spanish and Polish Successions, The Great Northern War, The Scottish Jacobite Rebellion and The Seven Years' War. As you can see, this century brings much excitement and is excellent material for strategical game. 'European Wars' mod focuses on increasing the historicity of 'Empire: Total War', mainly trough adding some new, historically accurate units such as Prussian Leib-Garde Grenadiers, Hussars of Death, Polish Winged Hussars, French Mousqetaires de la Garde and many, many others!
    (A Rome: Total War version of mod is currently under the development too)



    a) Installation Instructions

    1. Unzip the file (f.e. with Winrar).
    2. Open EW file
    3. Copy EW.pack to C:\Program Files\Steam\SteamApps\common\empire total war\data
    4. Copy user.empire_script.txt to :

    VISTA C:\Users\(Your User Name Here)\AppData\Roaming\The Creative Assembly\Empire\scripts

    XP C:\Documents and Settings\(Your User Name Here)\Application Data\The Creative Assembly\Empire\scripts

    (A short tale of Swedish grenadier throwing off Russian cuirassier)

    b) Changes made in current EW version:

    - 30 playable factions in both campaign and custom battle modes;
    - Balanced units stats;
    - Plenty of new, historically accurate skins of units (including Polish armour-plated ''Pancerny'' or French Mousquetaires de la Garde and others)
    - European infantry classified into early and late (avaliable after invention of 'Fire by rank')
    - New units for each faction (among others Poland gets Cossaks infantry and cavalry and also Janissaries, Crimea gets 2 kinds of Janissaries, etc.);
    - Winged Hussars are avaliable for Poland since the begining of the game as well as Tatars for Crimea;
    - Austrian grenadiers classified into German and Hungarian;
    - French infantry classified into 3 regiments (La Reine, Du Roi and Royal-Roussilion). More regiments for other factions are going to be added.
    - Janissaries and streltsy can shoot now ;
    - We've removed the bandages from infantrymen head, but we haven't made screens of every unit

    c) List of new units, which factions have received:

    - new units: early 18th century line Infantry for: Austria, Britain, Dutch, Poland-Lithuania, Prussia, Russia, Spain, Sweden;
    - new units: 3 early French Line Infantry regiments (La Reine, Du Roi, Royal-Roussilion);
    - new units: Gardes Francaises & Gardes Suisses (France);
    - reskin: Foot Guard (Great Britain);
    - reskin: Pikemen- Austria, Britain, Dutch, Poland-Lithuania, Prussia, Russia (new unit added), Spain, Sweden,
    - new units: Mousquetaires de la Garde (France, Spain)
    - new unit: Armoured Pikemen (France);
    - reskin: Cuirassiers (France, Russia, Prussia, Austria);
    - reskin: Early Grenadiers (Poland, Sweden);
    - reskin: Late Grenadiers (Britain);
    - reskin: Life Guards (Russia, Britain);
    - reskin: Gardes du Corps (France);
    - new unit: Trabants (Poland-Lithuania);
    - new unit: Pancerni (Poland-Lithuania);
    - new unit: Dragoon (France);
    - reskin: Streltsy (Russia);
    - reskin: Grenzers (Austria);
    - reskin: Hungarian Grenadiers (Austria);
    - new unit: Janissaries (Poland-Lithuania, Crimean Khanate -x2);
    - new unit: Sekban Jannisary (Ottomans);
    - new unit: 12 pounds cannons (Crimean Khanate);
    - new units: Cossack Cavalry & Infantry (Poland-Lithuania);
    - new unit: Dutch Cuirassiers;
    - reskin: British Green Jackets.

    (An interesting fight between the Austrian (Hungarian) grenadier and Gardes Francaises with some quite unexpected ending...)

    Changelog concerning campagain map and units in the full version of mod:

    1. More attention is going to be paid to graphics, battles and economy. A large emphasis will be placed on reality and historicity. The mod is directed to both usual players and the enthusiasts of the 18th century. Any feedback is welcomed.

    2. The campagain map will be changed if it's only possible.
    Here is an outline of the new map:

    3. List of states and provinces:

    - Great Britain - England (London), Scotland (Edinburgh), Wales (Cardiff), Ireland (Dublin)
    - France - Alsace & Lorraine (Strasbourg), ╬le-de-France (Paris), Guyenne & Gascony (Bordeaux), Normandy (Rouen), Brittany (Rennes), Burgundy (Dijon), Champagne (Reims), Languedoc & Provence (Marseille), Poitou (Poitiers)
    - Spain - Gibraltar (Gibraltar), Flanders & Brabant (Brussels), Lombardy (Milan), Naples (Naples), Sardinia (Cagliari), Sicily (Palermo), Andalusia (Seville), Catalonia (Barcelona), Castile (Madrid), Leˇn (Leˇn), Aragon (Saragossa), Valencia (Valencia), Basque Country (Pamplona)
    - Portugal - Alentejo (Lisbon), Beira (Porto)
    - United Provinces - Holland (Amsterdam)
    - Holy Roman Empire: WŘrttemberg (Stuttgart), Bavaria (Munich), Cologne (Cologne), Hessen (Kassel) , Palatinate (Mannheim), Hanover (Hanover), Saxony (Dresden), Mecklenburg (Schwerin), Prussia - Brandenburg (Berlin), Duchal Prussia (K÷nigsberg), Westphalia (OsnabrŘck)
    - North Italy - Savoy (Torino), Genoa - Liguria (Genoa), Corsica (Ajaccio), Tuscany (Florence), Papal States (Rome), Venice - Venice (Venice), Dalmatia (Split), Morea (Patras)
    - Switzerland (Bern)
    - Austria - Austria (Vienna), Tyrol (Innsbruck), Bohemia & Moravia (Prague), Silesia (Breslau), Croatia (Agram), Lower Hungary (Pest) Transylvania (Kolozsvßr), Upper Hungary (Pozsony)
    - Denmark - Denamark (Copenhagen), Norway (Christiania), Iceland (ReykjavÝk), Holstein (Kiel)
    - Sweden - Sweden (Stockholm), Skaneland (Lund), Finland (Abo), Pomerania (Stettin), Ingria (Petersburg), Estonia (Reval), Livonia (Riga)
    - Poland-Lithuania - Mazovia (Warsaw), Greater Poland (Poznań), Lesser Poland (Krakˇw), King's Prussia (Gdańsk), Galicia (Lwˇw), Podolia (Kamieniec), Volhynia (Łuck), Polesia (Brześć), Lithuania (Vilnius), Belarus (Minsk), Left-bank Ukraine (Zhytomyr)
    - Malta (Valletta)
    - Courland (Mitava), Crimean Khanate (Bakhchisaray)
    - Russia - Right-bank Ukraine (Kiev), Zaporozhia (Sich), Muscovy (Moscow), Yaroslavl (Yaroslavl), Ryazan (Ryazan), Smolensk (Smolensk), Novgorod (Novgorod), Karelia - (Petrovskaya Sloboda), Arkhangelsk (Arkhangelsk), Nizhnyi Novgorod (Nizhnyi Novgorod), Bashkortostan (Ufa), Tatarstan (Kazan), Don Voisko Lands (Cherkassk), Kharkov (Kharkov), Voronezh (Voronezh), Kalmykia (Astrakhan), Komi (Ust-Sysolsk)
    - Ottoman Empire - Bosnia (Sarajevo), Serbia (Belgrade), Bulgaria (Sofia), Rumelia (Stamboul), Albania (Durazzo), Greece (Athens), Yedisan (Ochakiv), Budjak (Akkerman), Circassia (Sujuk-Qale), West Anatolia (Ankara), East Anatolia (Trabzon), Armenia (Yerevan), Mesopotamia (Baghdad), Palestine (Jeruzalem), Cyprus (Nicosia), Syria (Damascus), Egypt (Cairo), Barqah (Benghazi), Kurdistan (Mosul)
    - Moldova (Iaşi), Wallachia (Bucharest), Montenegro (Podgorica)
    Changes in America:
    - split Hispaniola to Dominicana (spanish) - Santo Domingo and Haiti (french) - L'H˘pital
    - add Puerto Rico (spanish) - San Juan
    + rename "Guatemala" to "Honduras"

    4. Every single unit in the game is going to be reskinned.

    5. Units will be separated into early and late which will make them differ with statistics.
    With the 18th century moving on, the uniforms of all European armies were changing. The 'early' infrantry units' look will be based on historical sources from years 1700-1730, while the 'late' units will have their look based on sources concerning years 1757-1789.
    Austrian cuirassiers:
    early, middle and late (18th century)
    Musketeers (line infantry) and grenadiers:

    6. Every faction will considerably differ from the others, as every nation will have different uniforms, visible unique aesthetical details and own, unique units.

    We'll add a lot of historical units and delete those inaccurate. Some examples below:

    -Divison of the cavalry to regiments of horse, dragoon and light dragoon will disappear in most factions (only USA and UK are going to keep it)
    -In EW, most factions' line cavalry will be reduced to dragoons (in hats called tricornes) only. Only French dragoons will wear helmets (golden colour). UK dragoons will also have hats like all other European dragoons and only UK and USA light dragoons will keep the helmets.
    -Most of light infrantry will be removed as they were characteristic for the close of the 18th century. Green Jackets will also be deleted.
    New types of guards will be available with musketeers & grenadiers of the guard among them as well as new cavalry units - horse grenadiers.
    Horse grenadiers:

    7. Some units will completley change their character, f.e. ''streletsy'' will be equipped with muskets and now become ranged units.

    8. Each faction will have it's infrantry and cavalary divided into historically accurate regiments. In today's beta version for example, we've created 3 regiments of early French infantry. All major factions will get such division. Eeach Regiment in the 18th century differed with an uniform cut, colour and other details.
    Examples of French line infantry:
    Prussian regiments:
    Austrian line infantry regiments:
    Austrian cuirassiers:
    French hussars:

    9. Improve Units Cards. Our Units Cards will be clear and legible. Current Units Cards made by the CA are quite problematic for players, since the factions confuse with each other. It lies in the fact that all units have the same uniform details colour on their Unit Card. They differ only in the main colour of uniform. Many factions which have the same primary colour do not vary, since only the main colour is filled automatically. Examples:
    Despite that on the battlefiled Polish troops wear red uniforms with some white details and the British got the same colour of uniform but blue detail, both Polish and British units on the Unit Cards still remain red with yellow details (so it's impossible to distinguish them). Similliar problem applies to Austria and France, not to mention all the minor factions. Some factions in vanilla ETW have completely different UI, for example Siberian hunters have rangers' card. In 'European Wars 2' mod all units will be coloured separately!
    CA's Unit Cards examples:

    10. The issue of same descriptions for different units (f.e. Scots in France have the same description as the British Coldstream Guards - there's only silly adnotation for all Guard units that they are named variously in each country f.e. ).
    In our mod we will take care of each unit by giving him his own unique and accurate name, short description and regiments.
    Examples CA's descriptions:

    11. The look of the unit will be changed in all aspects, not only uniforms. Soldiers created by CA have mainly black hair and similliar faces. In EW2, nations like Sweden, Denmark or Norway will have mainly blond hair, and factions like Spain or Italian States will have mainly dark hair.
    Many different types of haircut will be added: late period units will have white hairpieces and growls, while the early ones won't.
    British units will have smoothly shaven facial hair, while other European factions will have soldiers with a moustache. All hussars and cuirassiers will have moustache in accordance to 18th century regulations.
    All to make player feel the climate of this period and to make the game as realistic as possible.
    Examples of haircuts and facial hair:
    Early 18th century
    Middle and Late 18th century

    12. Glance at the famous generals of history such as Peter the Great, Charles XII, and Tadeusz Kosciuszko.

    Early Age
    Peter I the Great:
    Claude Louis Hector de Villars:
    John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough:
    Eugeniusz Sabaudzki (fr. Eugene-Franšois de Savoie):

    Middle Age
    Friedrich II., Friedrich der Gro▀e:
    Leopold I., FŘrst von Anhalt-Dessau:

    Late Age
    Andrzej Tadeusz Bonawentura Kościuszko:
    Kazimierz Pułaski (Casimir Pulaski):


    1. Preview of beta version units:



    Line infantry (early):

    Grenadiers (early):


    Cossacks - infantry and cavalry:

    Guard janissaries:


    Cuirassiers du Roi:

    Gardes du Corps:

    Mousquetaires de la Garde:

    Dragoons (late):

    Gardes Francaises (early):

    Gardes Suisses (early):

    Line infantry (early) Du Roi:

    Line infantry (early) La Reine:

    Line infantry (early) Royal-Roussilion:

    Armoured pikemen (early):

    Great Britain:

    Life Guards (early):

    Foot Guards (early):

    Pikemen (early):

    Line infantry (early):

    Grenadiers (late):

    Green Jackets (late):

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    Cuirassiers (late):

    Hungarian and German grenadiers:

    Pikemen (early):

    Line infantry (early):



    Cuirassiers (late):

    Life Guards:

    Streltsy (early):

    Line infantry (early):

    Pikemen (early):


    Grenadiers (early):

    Line infantry (early):

    Pikemen (early):

    Some of the units of other factions in the EW beta:

    Prussian Cuirassiers (late):

    Prussian line infantry & pikemen (early):

    Spanish pikemen (early):

    Spain, Mousquetaires de la Garde:

    Dutch line infantry (early):

    Dutch Cuirassiers:

    Crimean Janissries:

    Ottoman Janissaries:

    2. Screens of battles between historical enemies:

    Poland vs Sweden:

    Sweden vs Russia:

    Austria vs France:

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    France vs Great Britain:

    3. Some units sources:

    Polish grenadiers:
    Cuirassiers du Roi:
    Mousquetaires de la Garde (France):
    Mousquetaires de la Garde (Spain):
    Gardes Francaises:
    Gardes Suisses:
    Gardes du Corps:
    French Late Dragoon:
    Du Roi regiment (France):
    La Reine regiment (France):
    French Armoured Pikeman:
    Life Guards (Britain):
    Foot Guards (Britain):
    British Late Grenadier:
    Austrian Cuirassier:
    Austrian Grenzers:
    Austrian Line Infantry:
    Hungarian Grenadiers:
    Russian Cuirassiers:
    Life Guards (Russia):
    Russian Infantry (Peter The Great's Army):
    Swedish Infantry (Charles XII's Army):
    Dutch Infantry:
    Prussian Cuirassier:
    Spanish Infantry:
    British Green Jackets:
    Dutch Cuirassiers:

    We recommend pages containing a wealth of information about eighteenth-century uniforms:

    BONUS: Signatures:


    'European Wars' team:

    King Louise Assurbanipal
    team leader / szef projektu
    skinner / twˇrca jednostek, historyk

    scripter / skrypter

    modding translator / tłumacz moda

    Special Thanks to:

    Createing Pack File Manager

    Darth Vader

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    just a silly question regarding units models... MTW2 resource that allowed dinstinc look for the man in the same unit is no longer available in ETW?
    From the markets of Lilibeo to the Sacred Band in the halls of Astarte, from those halls to the Senate of Safot Softin BiKarthadast as Lilibeo representative


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