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Chechen Republic: Chechnya as a playable civilization!

Discussion in 'Civ4 - New Civilizations' started by Shqype, Dec 30, 2005.

  1. Shqype

    Shqype Shqyptar

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    Description: Chechen Republic
    Short Desc: Chechnya
    Adjective: Chechen

    Starting Technologies: Agriculture, Mining

    Unique Unit: Rocket Propelled Grenadier (SAM Infantry with 19 strength, +100% vs. helicopter units)

    Leaders:
    Djovkhar Dudaev (Aggressive, Expansive, favors Police State)
    Aslan Maskhadov (Philosophical, Aggressive, favors Nationhood)

    Cities: (22 cities within Chechnya)
    DJOVKHAR GHAALA
    HALHA-MARTA
    VEDENO
    KRASNOARMEYSKOYE
    GUDERMES
    YANGUL
    SCHAROI
    ANNY
    RAZVALINY SHIKAROY
    SHALI
    ZAKAN-YURTOVSKAYA
    YERMOLOVSKIY
    BASKHOY
    REGETY
    ANCHILATLI
    SHOVDA
    AL'PIYSKOYE
    SHININ-CHU
    VERKHNIY KIY
    SARAPAN
    VERKHNIY KHERAKHOY
    SEMIKOLODTSEV

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  2. Shqype

    Shqype Shqyptar

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    vovan Chieftain

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    Just out of curiosity: how did you come up with the city list? I ask because the capital city is conspicuosly missing. I wonder if that is on purpose?

    Also, I just looked it up, and according to government classification, there are actually only 5 'cities' in Chechnya (a city has at least 25 thousand people in it): Grozniy, Urus-Martan, Shali, Gudermes and Argun. If you consider also smaller places with at least 10k people, then you also have another 15 towns.

    Vovan
     
  4. Shqype

    Shqype Shqyptar

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    If you download the file and see the readme, you will understand why I've done this. This is taken from the readme.txt:

     
  5. AvdulBorz

    AvdulBorz Chieftain

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    Shqype, just one word for your work: Marvellous
    Keep up the good work and as a Chechen I will be very happy to help you with your work by any means.
    Thank you again...
     
  6. David Smith

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    Your Link is down, angelfire doesn't want to allow downloading.:confused:
    The following error message occurs.

    "Angelfire does not allow direct linking
    from offsite, non-Angelfire pages,
    to files hosted on Angelfire. "
     
  7. Shqype

    Shqype Shqyptar

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    AvdulBorz, you may be just the person I've been looking for! It pains me to use Arabic sounds for the people of Chechnya, but unfortunately I had no other choice. Perhaps you can help me with Chechen Diplomatic Music and Voice Acting to incorporate custom Chechen Order and Select sounds. Then that would really be great!

    By the way, I have the Chechen National Anthem, and boy do I love it!
     
  8. deo

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    Wow, Im Impresed, a unique slection of a civ :) .
     
  9. AvdulBorz

    AvdulBorz Chieftain

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    Shqype my language is not good enough but my family and relatives all know good Chechen and I'll be very happy if I can help you in your voice acting in the next versions of the Chechen civilization. I'll be happy if you keep in touch with me and my e-mail adress is serhatince@musician.org.
    Have a nice year everyone....
     
  10. Shqype

    Shqype Shqyptar

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    deo, don't worry, I'm on the verge of releasing the Albanian civilization as well ... I just have a few more kinks to work out with the custom music ... and not to mention the Albania civilopedia entry... woah, where do I begin!

    Edwin Jacques' book "The Albanians: An Ethnic History from Prehistoric Times to the Present" is 748 pages long. We have a massive amount of history that I am hesitant to condense into 1 civilopedia entry... but hopefully soon I'll tackle this!

    AvdulBorz, thank you so much. Ill send you a list of the American Order and Select sounds to give you an idea of what are possibilities for the Chechen Order and Select sounds. Hopefully you will have a relative that will be cooperative in recording some Chechen phrases so I can implement them into the next release.
     
  11. AvdulBorz

    AvdulBorz Chieftain

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    Consider it done sir :)
    Shqype, I'll do my best shoot and keep you informed with my progress
    I hope, at last, you'll be happy with my work..
    Thank you with your work again and again
    Hail to Albania and Chechnya....
     
  12. Tunch Khan

    Tunch Khan Chieftain

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    Hopefully you'll start on Daghestan (or some larger Caucasian Emirate), once you're finished with both mods. ;) Sheik Shamil is definately a leader I'd like to play with.
     
  13. Shqype

    Shqype Shqyptar

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    hahaha you Turkofil. :p

    To be honest I really don't know much about Dagestan... nor am I really interested in creating their civilization. Perhaps I might change my mind later...

    I chose Chechnya because I could relate to the people. Some friends got me to follow their struggle and I see how they relate to Albanians because:
    a) the Chechens (like the Albanians) were a Christian people during the 15th century that were brought under the Empire of the Ottoman Turks
    b) A majority of Albanians (and almost all Chechens) were converted to Islam
    c) Their countries are currently under chauvinistic Slav domination (thankfully only half of Albania, unfortunately all of Chechnya)

    Plus as a highschool senior I wrote my senior thesis on why Chechnya must be granted full independence from the Russian Federation... so I've done my research on them and have gained an admiration for the bravery of their people.

    Chechen National Anthem: (in Chechen)
    Buisanna borz yekhkash diunenchu devlla tkho,
    'uyranna lom ug'ush tkhan ts'erash tekhkina.
    Erzoniyn bannshkakh' nanosha daqiyna,
    Tarkhash thekh doy kh'iyzo daysha 'amiyna.

    Khalq'ana, makhkana nanosha kkhoillina,
    Tsershinna eshnachoh, mayra dhakh'ittina.
    Lamanan Lecharchiy marshoneh qiyna,
    Khalonelkh, bokhamekh kurra chekhdiylinna.

    Moqaza lamanash dash khilla lalarakh,
    Dakharekh, q'iysamekh yah okha dhalur yats!
    Bos 'erzha wa latta malkhanakh lelkharakh,
    Theshan siy dokhkina, tkho lietta diorzur dats.

    Tkho tsq'a a tsqannena q'ardella sovtsur dac,
    'ozhalla, ya marsho - shinekh tskh'a' yoqqur yu
    Yizharsha tkhan chevnash esharshtsa erzayo,
    Khiomsarchu bhargashna hnarshna g'itadoo.

    Matsallo kh'ovzadakh', oramash duur du,
    Kh'ogallo tkhash bharzdakh, betsan tkhin miyra du!
    Buisanna borz yekhkash diunenchu devlla tkho,
    Khalq'anna, makhkana, Dalla a miuthakh' du.

    Chechen National Anthem: (English Translation)
    We were born at night when the she-wolf whelped,
    In the morning, to lion's deafening roar, were named.
    In eagles' nests our mothers nursed us,
    To tame wild bulls our fathers taught us.

    Our mothers raised us to dedicate ourselves to our sacred land,
    And if they need us we're ready to fight the oppressive hand.
    We were born and grew up free as the mountain eagles,
    With dignity and honour we always overcome hardship and obstacles.

    Granite rocks will sooner fuse like lead,
    Than we will lose our honour in life's struggles.
    Earth will sooner be swallowed up by the broiling sun,
    Than we emerge from a trial in life without our honour!

    Never will we submit and become slaves,
    Death or freedom, for us there's only one way.
    Our sisters' songs will cure our wounds,
    Our beloved's eyes will supply the strength of arms.

    If hunger weaken us, we'll gnaw on roots,
    And if thirst debilitates us, we'll drink dew.
    For we were born at night when the she-wolf whelped.
    God, Nation and Vainakh homeland.
     
  14. deo

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    :sad: i wish i would have Civ 4, i could help a lot, anyway thats a big book :eek: , i must have it.

    Oh and :newyear:
     
  15. Tunch Khan

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    Happy new year you Shqypetar. I must see the ball drop, and then I will convince you about the importance of Daghestan and how it is related to the Chechen struggle.
     
  16. Shqype

    Shqype Shqyptar

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    Shqyptar has no "e" ;)

    I understand Dagestan has significant relevance to Chechnya... I'de still like to hear your take on the issue.

    Sheik Shamil to my knowledge (I may be wrong) is considered a hero amongst the Chechen people, but he was not a Chechen... probably from Dagestan by what you say. Didn't he want to unite the whole Caucasus under an Islamic union of some sort?
     
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    Shqype Shqyptar

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    MeteorPunch was kind enough to reskin the SAM Infantry in order to make a more unique looking unit for Chechnya, the Rocket Propelled Grenadier.

    Much thanks goes to him for his work which will be available for download with the next release of this mod, hopefully to include custom sounds.
     
  18. Shqype

    Shqype Shqyptar

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    Thanks once again go to MeteorPunch for his work in creating the Chechen UU skin and unit icon! Here is a screenshot I took from in-game of his work:
     

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    Long live Нохсика Респу6лика!

    man, i must try this out! You must know that Chechnya is among my interests (Along with Heavy Metal, Satanism, Paganism and the Third Reich).
     
  20. Shqype

    Shqype Shqyptar

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    As much as I dislike Satan and would like to bless you with Holy Water in the name of Jesus Christ, we do share a common interest in the Third Reich :p

    I will soon upload the new version of the mod with MeteorPunch's custom graphics. Get that download instead!
     

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