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Field of Glory II: Medieval - Reconquista
« on: April 03, 2021, 01:51:24 AM »
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"Reconquista" The first DLC of Field of Glory II: Medieval brings the battles related to the Middle Ages in South West Europe.

Feudalism did not have such a dominant impact in Spain and Italy as it had in the rest of Europe and both these lands had unique factors which affected the conduct of warfare:

- Spain 1050, with more than half of the Iberian peninsula under the rule of Islamic states, the era of Christian Reconquista began. It would last until 1492, after centuries of clashes between Berber Empires (Murabits, Almohads and Hafsids) and Christian Kingdoms (Aragon, Castile y Leon, etc.).

- In Northern Italy the big cities formed the Lombard League to counter the attempts of the Holy Roman Emperor to enforce his authority over them. This was a part of the Wars between Ghibellines who supported the Holy Roman Emperor and the Guelfs that supporting the Pope.

- In Southern Italy, the Normans rose from humble mercenaries to conquer the whole of southern Italy and establish the great kingdom of Sicily, after conquering the island from the Arabs.


These are the backgrounds, stories and wars that lead to the new DLC, which will include:

- 20 more nations and factions covering Spain, Italy and North Africa from 1040 AD to 1270 AD. These include Andalusians, Almohads, Arabs, Aragonese, Byzantine Catapanate of Italy, Castilians/Leónese, Catalans, Granadines, Hafsids, Italian Guelfs, Italian Ghibellines, Italo-Normans, Lombards, Marinids, Murabits, Navarrese, Papal, Portuguese, the Kingdom of Sicily and Tuaregs
- 41 more units and 45 more army lists
- 8 more historical scenarios covering key engagements of the period on an epic scale. These include Monte Maggiore 1041, Civitate 1053, Cabra 1079, Sagrajas 1086, Legnano 1176, Las Navas De Tolosa 1212, Montaperti 1260 and Benevento 1266.
- 33 more historical matchups added to Quick Battle mode, increasing the total to 98, playable from either side.
- 4 more historically-based campaigns covering major leaders and conflicts of the era: El Cid, Muhammad II of Granada, Normans in the South and Frederick II Hohenstaufen. 
- Sandbox campaign expanded to include all the new army lists, allowing you to lead any nation (and their historical allies) against any other nation (and their allies) – giving thousands of permutations.
« Last Edit: May 20, 2021, 04:58:13 PM by al_infierno »
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Re: Field of Glory II: Medieval - Reconquista coming soon
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2021, 08:55:29 AM »
Nice! Thanks for the Heads-Up.  O0
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Re: Field of Glory II: Medieval - Reconquista coming soon
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2021, 11:28:18 AM »
Any idea how soon, "soon" is?

Looking forward to it--I saw the announcement was April 1st, and thought--not an April Fools, is it...

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Re: Field of Glory II: Medieval - Reconquista coming soon
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2021, 06:42:40 AM »
Release date May 21st.
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Re: Field of Glory II: Medieval - Reconquista coming soon
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2021, 06:59:33 AM »
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Re: Field of Glory II: Medieval - Reconquista coming soon
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2021, 11:04:10 PM »
This will be an excellent addition to an excellent game. I'm really looking forward to it. :hug:
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It makes no difference what men think of war, said the judge.  War endures.  As well ask men what they think of stone.  War was always here.  Before man was, war waited for him.  The ultimate trade awaiting its ultimate practitioner.  That is the way it was and will be.  That way and not some other way.
- Cormac McCarthy, Blood Meridian


If they made nothing but WWII games, I'd be perfectly content.  Hypothetical matchups from alternate history 1980s, asymmetrical US-bashes-some-3rd world guerillas, or minor wars between Upper Bumblescum and outer Kaboomistan hold no appeal for me.
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I guess it's sort of nice that the word "tactical" seems to refer to some kind of seriousness during your moments of mental clarity.
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Re: Field of Glory II: Medieval - Reconquista
« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2021, 05:23:56 PM »
Got it...will be firing it up over the weekend.
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Re: Field of Glory II: Medieval - Reconquista
« Reply #8 on: May 20, 2021, 08:13:47 PM »
Played my first game with Reconquista the other day. An Andalusian Civil War (actually it happened quite a lot), and was great fun. I won two games and lost one. Looking forward now to playing as El Cid! :bd:
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Re: Field of Glory II: Medieval - Reconquista
« Reply #9 on: May 21, 2021, 03:58:01 PM »
Played my first game with Reconquista the other day. An Andalusian Civil War (actually it happened quite a lot), and was great fun. I won two games and lost one. Looking forward now to playing as El Cid! :bd:


Just watch out for Andalusian's light cavalry. Those buggers are like hornets. I can't seem to get a win at all as Leon/Castille I have to do some reading of the manual. 

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