Coming soon... American Civil War Mod History: Spoiler : The American Civil War (1861–1865) was a civil war between the United States of America (the "Union") and the Southern slave states of the newly formed Confederate States of America under Jefferson Davis. The Union included all of the free states and the five slave holding border states and was led by Abraham Lincoln and the Republican Party. Republicans opposed the expansion of slavery into territories owned by the United States, and their victory in the presidential election of 1860 resulted in seven Southern states declaring their secession from the Union even before Lincoln took office. The Union rejected secession, regarding it as rebellion. Hostilities began on April 12, 1861, when Confederate forces attacked a U.S. military installation at Fort Sumter in South Carolina. Lincoln responded by calling for a large volunteer army, then four more Southern states declared their secession. In the war's first year, the Union assumed control of the border states and established a naval blockade as both sides massed armies and resources. In 1862, battles such as Shiloh and Antietam caused massive casualties unprecedented in U.S. military history. In September 1862, Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation made ending slavery in the South a war goal, which complicated the Confederacy's manpower shortages. In the East, Confederate commander Robert E. Lee won a series of victories over Union armies, but Lee's reverse at Gettysburg in early July, 1863 proved the turning point. The capture of Vicksburg and Port Hudson by Ulysses S. Grant completed Union control of the Mississippi River. Grant fought bloody battles of attrition with Lee in 1864, forcing Lee to defend the Confederate capital at Richmond, Virginia. Union general William Sherman captured Atlanta, Georgia, and began his famous March to the Sea, devastating a hundred-mile-wide swath of Georgia. Confederate resistance collapsed after Lee surrendered to Grant at Appomattox Court House on April 9, 1865. The war, the deadliest in American history, caused 620,000 soldier deaths and an undetermined number of civilian casualties, ended slavery in the United States, restored the Union by settling the issues of nullification and secession and strengthened the role of the Federal government. The social, political, economic and racial issues of the war continue to shape contemporary American thought. Made for BtS 3.19. English only text support. here's a link to the development thread if anyones interested in a more detailed development history. American Civil War mod is a full conversion mod with many rule changes, new tech tree, civics, improvements, civs, units, and much much more. __________________________________________________ Technologies: 45 new/edited technologies including techs like Improved Breech Loading, Repeating Rifle, and Guerrilla Warfare. Units: Many new units and unit arts. Every civ has its own unique unit art styles. Many types of rifleman and cannon, all with some uniqueness and special abilities. The Mongol Camp is reintroduced as a Sioux Camp. Also Commanders and Lieutenants are introduced we'll talk more about that later. Promotions: Many new promotions. 17 new promotions just for Commanders and Lieutenants alone, plus all the ones from Super Spies and more still... Buildings: Several new buildings though most of these aren't available on the current release. Wonders/National Wonders: Several new national wonders including Cannon Manufactories, Weapons Manufactories, The Citadel (UB national wonder), West Point is now a UB national wonder plus much more on the way... Specialist: Priest and Great Priest are now Ideologist and Great Ideologist. Will add slave specialist for next release. Base Terrains: 4 new terrains, Marsh, Boreal Forest, Arid Plains, and Wasteland. Some BlueMarble terrains, some terrains are better than BlueMarble. Terrain Features: Battlefields from DCM are enabled, increased movement cost in some cases. Resources: 26 new resources including the likes of Alcohol, Improved Cartridges, Apples, Lemons, Cotton, Tobacco, Cannon Parts and much much more. Also most civs can produce their own types of Ammo, for example Union Ammo, which is required certain unit types to stimulate weapons trades. Improvements and Routes: 5 new Improvements; Apple orchard, Olive Orchard, Shaft Mine, Modern Mine, and Trenches. 1 new route type, Paved Roads. Civilizations: 7 historical civilizations/leaders all with 3d LH's and custom Flags. Traits: 3 new traits, Agricultural, Strategic, and Nomadic Civics: 15 new/edited civics, including the likes of Martial Law, Reconstruction, Confederation and much more... Ideologies: Ideologies replace religion in ACW. Only two ideologies are available for now, Yankee, and Dixie. Also changes to ideological buildings and units. Music: All new authentic American Civil War music. Re-recorded and preserved by the Library of Congress in the early 1900's. You will be stunned at the quality. Map: The most realistic North America map created for civ4. Complete with WinterMod, the ice and snow on the map will literally change with the seasons! The WinterMod does quite a bit of work, so on the occasional turns where the winter changes the in-between turn times will be slow, but otherwise it is roughly the same speed as BtS. Note that the first turn is extraordinarily slow because both wintermod and AI deciding what to do en mass all at once. Events: Many events specific to the American Civil War including part of the succession, the emancipation proclamation and much more. Not available on current release. Victory Conditions: Most of the victory conditions have been removed. On the next release there will be a new a permanent victory point score, similar to that of the Rise of Rome mod. __________________________________________________ Other mods and mod components included in American Civil War: RevolutionDCM which also includes: Revolutions (SDK, Python, XML) Dales Combat Mod (SDK, XML) Influence Driven War (SDK, XML) Revolution Inquisitions (Python, XML) Super Spies (SDK, XML) BUG, BULL Mod (Python, XML) WoC Mod (SDK, Python, XML) Better BTS AI (SDK) Mod Components created by killmeplease: Commanders (SDK, Python, XML) Defender Withdrawal (SDK) Occasional Promotions (SDK) __________________________________________________ By default the options that are enabled are: Battle Effects: Ever wanted to see plumes of smoke from the battleground? Well this component is for you. Ranged Attack: Ranged Attack allows gunpowder units to fire a volley at adjacent plots. In this way they can damage enemy units before combat. Works the same as Archer Bombard from DCM, now only for certain gunpowder units (mainly sniper & modern riflemen types). Attack Support: Your units that are adjacent to one another will support each other in an attack Ranged Bombardment: Ranged Bombardment allows siege units to bombard in the field. By selecting your target location you can select whether to bombard units, improvements or cities. Opportunity Fire: Opportunity Fire allows fortified bombard capable units (such as artillery) to automatically barrage enemy units which close on the position. Influence Driven War Combat Influence: Military units affect surroundings via combat influence. After each combat between two units some amount of culture accumulated in each square of combat area is transferred from loser player to winner player. Combat area (i.e. influence radius) is: attacker plot, defended plot and near surrounding plots This way we try to simulate effect of battle victory: some peoples have tendency to give up and flip to victorious side. Influence Driven War Pillage Influence: When enemy unit pillages tile improvement, some amount of accumulated culture is transferred from improvement owner to unit owner. Only single square is affected. Inquisitions: The Ideological Advocates can remove ideologies from domestic cities. Note the domestic part, all other parts of this modcomp are disabled. Commanders: Each time a unit win a battle, a Commander or Lieutenant standing on a same plot with it receives XP. They can get levels and obtain promotions as an ordinary unit would, but its promotions affect all units in its stack. They can also earn promotions to increase their command range to affect units on surrounding plots, making the battlefields in ACW like no other. Defender Withdrawal: Units with withdrawal ability can escape combat while defending. If defender withdraws, the battle with a next defender starts. If there is only one defender, it has more moves than the attacker and it is about to die, it will try to escape from battle plot in the direction opposed to attacker. If there are no free plots to withdraw to, it will be killed. Occasional Promotions: Makes it possible for units to receive promotions in non-ordinary way: any unit has a chance to get a free promotion depending on how well and in what conditions it fights. The tougher the battle it fights, higher chance for it to get a promotion. The type of free promotion is determined by the battle conditions and promotions your unit already has. With this unique combination of mod components and content, the American Civil War mod offers unique game play with a realistic approach, that should be fun for all. __________________________________________________ Credits and Special Thanks: -Me - for creating American Civil War mod -AsioAsioAsio - for guidance and various help in lots of areas -Dale - for the DCM mod, and other various components -bernie14 - master creator of unit art -kevinman4404 - map creator and implemented winterMod -killmeplease - Commanders, Defender Withdrawal, Occasional Promotions, and merging SDK. -glider1 & JDog500 - for RevolutionDCM -The Navy Seal - Seals Formation Mod also good info and discussions -Ekmek - moral support and new LH's for Davis & Juarez -deanej - for good advice and help with python -EmperorFool - also for help with python and BUG mod -Fierabras - for the "camp" unit -Zappara - for some RoM improvement and building graphics -dutchking - custom UI and other various art -DWOLF - for lots of art and sounds pertaining to Mexico -Eusebius - excellent tutorial on how to modify fonts -General Banshee - for many icons, art, and ideas about the civil war -Iuvavus - great person list and other useful information and encouragement -sepamu92, danrell, Chamaedrys, Hrochland, snipperrabbit!!, C.Roland, woodelf, [rabbit, white], kodzi, Killamike718, and all the other fantastic artist around CFC -phungus420, achilleszero, PieceOfMind, moctezuma, Trojan Sheep, Lord Tirian, Alerum68, Dresden, NikNaks, ruff_hi, OrionVeteran, Bmarnz, The WoC team, and any one else that contributed to mods that this mod includes. -G. B. McClellan, Emperor2, Mewtarthio, Andrew_Jay, gregdoubleu, JMJMJM, legio XII, Cabay Jet, Meowzor, twansalem, OzzyKP, wotan321, cripp7, seZereth, sangeli, dannyshenanigan, Dom Pedro II, keldath, strategyonly, Wolfshanze JEELEN, SimonB1er, jefmart1, cromcrom, Avahz Darkwood, Mr_Unknown, mice, jkp1187, Greybriar, Rod and anyone else that has supported this mod!!! If I forgot to mention you please let me know and I will add you asap. Also, -The United States Government - for preserving many civil war musical productions and making them available to anyone. Reference: Spoiler : Online: - Wikipedia - mainly the Civil War page and relative pages. Also many other various pages about units, technology, and other various things. - CivilWar.com - Tons of pictures and Info - Time Line of the Civil War - Some info on here is incorrect, but it still has lots of good info. - Blood In the Field - Civil War Inventions - Technology and the Development of Field Artillery Through the Civil War - A Research paper written by a Topographical Engineering Center - CivilWarHome.com Tons of good info on weaponry used. Also home of all official Civil War records - Civil War.net Lots of pictures and other interesting info - History Place.com Another decent time line. - The American Civil War Homepage Battle and campaign info - Civil War Poetry.com - US CivilWar.com - Civil War Music.net - lots of other sites I've glanced at and viewed similar information to that found on these Books: - Aimone, Alan Conrad & Barbara - USER'S GUIDE TO THE OFFICIAL RECORDS OF THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR - Flagel, Thomas R. - THE HISTORY BUFF'S GUIDE TO THE CIVIL WAR: KEY PEOPLE, PLACES AND EVENTS Other: - The History Channel - Lots of Civil War buffs around CFC, most of which are mentioned above in credits and special thanks. - My own personal knowledge - You will need to completely uninstall any older version you may have before installing the current version for 3.19. (delete the entire American Civil War folder) - Known Bugs - None that I'm aware of - The mod, nor the Scenario are complete! You can help by adding suggestions, or downloading the mod and offering even better feedback as far as city placement, content to add and other various things. - I'll be adding some more pictures soon. There are some current teaser pics in the other thread for now. __________________________________________________ Install Instructions: 1)Make sure you are patched to BtS 3.19 2)Download the American Civil War.zip and extract the contents to you Mods folder 3)Drag the "Launch American Civil War" shortcut to your desktop (its in the main ACW directory) 4)if civilization is installed to your C:\Program Files (x86)\ directory just click and play 5) otherwise right click on the shortcut, click properties and change the target to where \...\Mods\American Civil War is installed 5)or if steps 3,4, and 5 are too much trouble just launch civ and select it like you would any other mod. Download American Civil War If any Civil War experts, python guru's, or unit/building modelers would like to join the team please contact me.