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Field of Glory II Silk Road Mod updated to v1.7

Posted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 10:11 am
by Daniele
The Silk Road mod has been created by Jomni, the mastermind behind the gem Sengoku Jidai, and it wonderfully integrates China and some of its neighbours into the FoG2 universe!

Fight battles covering the Zhou Dynasty’s (1049 – 256 BC) early expansion against its non-Chinese neighbours. Take the role of the feudal dukes undermining the authority of the court and fight an all-out war for supremacy against each other during the Spring and Autumn Period (770 - 476 BC) and Warring States Period (475 - 221 BC). Lead the Qin state to achieve unification and the formation of the Qin Dynasty (221 - 207 BC). Pacify the wild frontiers in the Han-Xiongnu Wars (133 BC - 91 AD). Venture westward and relive the little-known conflict between the Han Dynasty (206 BC - 220 AD) and the Graeco-Bactrian city state of Ferghana (Dayuan) in the War of the Heavenly Horses (104 – 101 BC). Take the side of nomads and tribes in a war for superiority in the Mongolian steppes and Silk Road trading routes. And if the ruling dynasty has lost the Mandate of Heaven, bring them down with rebellions.

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Battles do not have to be historical. What if Alexander’s armies marched into China instead? What if Rome got past the Parthians and set their ambitions further east?

More Chinese armies will be added as the timeline of the game is extended.

The mod can be played with the Immortal Fire DLC, but it is not mandatory. Owners of just the base version of Field of Glory II will be able to play this mod as well, just without the Immortal Fire army lists.

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Features:

- Custom Battle, Sandbox Campaign, and Multiplayer modules synced with currently available base and DLC armies.
- Chinese units and army lists covering the Zhou, Qin, and Early Han Dynasties (1046 BC – 23 AD). More will be added.
- Various ethnic groups that inhabit western, north-western China and Mongolia (Xirong, Beidi, Donghu, Xiongnu, Xianbei, Wuhuan, Qiang, and Di).
- Chinese and non-Chinese names for commanders.
- Many new unit types.

You can download the mod directly from the game, clicking on the “Download community scenarios” button in the upper left side of the Main Menu, Epic Battles or Campaigns screen. To play it, you must select the module “The Silk Road” in the Custom Battles/Campaigns/MP Challenge Skirmish area. (Not the Epic Battles area).

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Re: Field of Glory II new mod! Are you ready for the Silk Ro

Posted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 1:19 pm
by Adebar
Jomni did it again! Quite honestly, this is extraordinary!

Re: Field of Glory II new mod! Are you ready for the Silk Ro

Posted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 4:29 pm
by fuzzayd
This is amazing!

Re: Field of Glory II new mod! Are you ready for the Silk Ro

Posted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 12:31 am
by Bombax
Absolutely wonderful - THANK YOU SO MUCH!

Re: Field of Glory II new mod! Are you ready for the Silk Ro

Posted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 12:58 am
by Cunningcairn
Hi I don't see the Silk Road as an option when I go to download community scenarios. Is it available to everyone?

Re: Field of Glory II new mod! Are you ready for the Silk Ro

Posted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 1:01 am
by Temple
I poked around in the mod files and, as I like to do, assembled a list of armies included in the mod, taken from the file TEXT20.TXT:

Beidi 1046-701 BC
Beidi 700-220 BC
Chinese 1046-701 BC
Chinese 700-351 BC
Chinese 350-210 BC
Chinese 209-100 BC
Chinese 99 BC - 23 AD
Di 1046-701 BC
Di 700-201 BC
Di 200 BC - 303 AD
Donghu 1046 BC - 209 AD
Qiang 1046-701 BC
Qiang 700-201 BC
Qiang 200 BC - 303 AD
Wuhuan 208-201 BC
Wuhuan 200 BC - 207 AD
Xianbei 208-201 BC
Xianbei 200 BC - 303 AD
Xiongnu 221-201 BC
Xiongnu 200 BC - 155 AD
Xirong 1046-220 BC

Re: Field of Glory II new mod! Are you ready for the Silk Ro

Posted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 1:49 am
by BornGinger
Is it possible that this mod is a little teaser of what the new dlc will contain? If I'm not totally wrong jomni is part of Byzantine Games.

Re: Field of Glory II new mod! Are you ready for the Silk Ro

Posted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 2:53 am
by jomni
BornGinger wrote:Is it possible that this mod is a little teaser of what the new dlc will contain? If I'm not totally wrong jomni is part of Byzantine Games.
I am not officially part of Byzantine. I am just an individual who partnered with Richard to make Sengoku Jidai. :wink:
I have no involvement in the development of FoG II aside from beta testing.

Re: Field of Glory II new mod! Are you ready for the Silk Ro

Posted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 5:21 am
by rbodleyscott
Cunningcairn wrote:Hi I don't see the Silk Road as an option when I go to download community scenarios. Is it available to everyone?
Strange. It is available to everyone. The only reason it should not be in the download list would be if you had already downloaded it. There are three versions of it, at the end of the download list.

Re: Field of Glory II new mod! Are you ready for the Silk Ro

Posted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 5:22 am
by rbodleyscott
BornGinger wrote:Is it possible that this mod is a little teaser of what the new dlc will contain?
No

Re: Field of Glory II new mod! Are you ready for the Silk Ro

Posted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 2:58 pm
by Jafele
Wonderful mod! Thanks a lot jommi. :D

Re: Field of Glory II new mod! Are you ready for the Silk Ro

Posted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 7:33 pm
by AlexDetrojan
Having issue downloading both the battles and campaign of this mod. keeps saying there was a problem downloading. thats it no other info.tried both 2 times, no go...

Re: Field of Glory II new mod! Are you ready for the Silk Ro

Posted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 9:25 pm
by SnuggleBunnies
Great mod. I assume it will be updated with graphical assets and the like as dlcs come out? Mainly I had in mind graphics for crossbows. Alas, if I had any skills in that department, I would love to create the dagger-axe...

Re: Field of Glory II new mod! Are you ready for the Silk Ro

Posted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 7:44 am
by rbodleyscott
SnuggleBunnies wrote:Great mod. I assume it will be updated with graphical assets and the like as dlcs come out? Mainly I had in mind graphics for crossbows. Alas, if I had any skills in that department, I would love to create the dagger-axe...
That is jomni's plan. It will be a while, however, before we have vanilla crossbows, and then they will be medieval types, which may not convert well to a Chinese appearance.

Re: Field of Glory II new mod! Are you ready for the Silk Ro

Posted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 8:37 am
by GiveWarAchance
Everyone should try playing these Chinese clans. It works well to make MP skirmishes using jomni's army lists and for sandbox campaigns between Chinese clans.

Re: Field of Glory II new mod! Are you ready for the Silk Ro

Posted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:21 pm
by Moltke71
I downloaded the Silk Road files but Matrix's instructions on how to find them (Custom Battles/Campaigns/MP Challenge Skirmish area.) make no sense and I can't find any Chinese armies under custom battles. Please advise.

Re: Field of Glory II new mod! Are you ready for the Silk Ro

Posted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:26 pm
by Moltke71
Found them. Too bad they didn't mention going to a different module.

OOPS. I see the instruction now. My bad! :oops:

Re: Field of Glory II new mod! Are you ready for the Silk Ro

Posted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:40 pm
by wzfcns
A little suggest:
In this mod,most chinese cavalry use Crossbow.This current for Qin,But not for Han.From Historical resources we can know cavalry in Han dynasty used bow.Here this some mural in Han dynasty show it:
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A picture from osprey‘s-Ancient Chinese Armies 1500-200BC:
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A Han Cavalry picture made by modern Chinese:
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Re: Field of Glory II new mod! Are you ready for the Silk Ro

Posted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:59 am
by rbodleyscott
I have opened a new thread for discussion of Silk Road MP issues - please post about such things there.

Re: Field of Glory II new mod! Are you ready for the Silk Ro

Posted: Thu Jan 25, 2018 4:16 am
by jomni
wzfcns wrote:A little suggest:
In this mod,most chinese cavalry use Crossbow.This current for Qin,But not for Han.From Historical resources we can know cavalry in Han dynasty used bow.Here this some mural in Han dynasty show it:
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A picture from osprey‘s-Ancient Chinese Armies 1500-200BC:
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A Han Cavalry picture made by modern Chinese:
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Thanks. Will consider. The han employed a lot of nomad cavalry so bows seem logical. The mod covers until early Han. Future updates will expand the timeline further. Late Han —> three kingdoms —> etc.