- Sep 24, 2002
The Hundred Years' War was a conflict between France and England, lasting 116 years from 1337 to 1453. It was fought primarily over claims by the English kings to the French throne and was punctuated by several brief and two lengthy periods of peace before it finally ended in the expulsion of the English from France, with the exception of the Calais Pale. Thus, the war was in fact a series of conflicts and is commonly divided into three or four phases: the Edwardian War (1337-1360), the Caroline War (1369-1389), the Lancastrian War (1415-1429), and the slow decline of English fortunes after the appearance of Joan of Arc, (1429-1453). The term "Hundred Years' War" was a later historical term invented by historians to describe the series of events.
The war owes its historical significance to a number of factors. Though primarily a dynastic conflict, the war gave impetus to ideas of both French and English nationality. Militarily, it saw the introduction of new weapons and tactics, which eroded the older system of feudal armies dominated by heavy cavalry. The first standing armies in Western Europe since the time of the Western Roman Empire were introduced for the war, thus changing the role of the peasantry. For all this, as well as for its long duration, it is often viewed as one of the most significant conflicts in the history of medieval warfare. - Wikipedia.
This is the first classic scenario that was made for MEM II. Recent update - another scenario has been made for MEM II. Check out the Crusader States!
The scenario tries to cover the time period of 1338-1488, and the wars that was fought between France and England. You can also choose to play as several other civilizations, but these are the main factions, and probably also the easiest to win with (if not the funniest).
This is the first version (1.0) that has only been tested by myself and embryodead. I hope that with time, and your help, we'll be able to make an even better version. As such all feedback is appeciated.
You need to have the latest version of MEM II installed, in order to play it. Otherwise the scenario is pretty easy on your computer, with a somewhat standard sized map at 70:120.
1. Download the "HYW.zip" file.
2. Unzip it directly to your Conquests\Scenarios folder (usually C:\Program Files\Infogrames Interactive\Civilization III\Conquests\Scenarios)
3. Run Conquests and choose Civ-Content to access the MEM Hundred Years War.biq
Mod and scenario design:
embryodead & Yoda Power
aaglo, Aluminium, BeBro, Bjornlo, CamJH, CivArmy s. 1994, Dom Pedro II, embryodead, Gaias, Kinboat, Kindred72, Kryten, Lab Monkey, Orthanc, Plotinus, Sword_of_Geddon, utahjazz7, Yoda Power, zulu9812
CivArmy s. 1994, embryodead, jorde, Piernik, R8XFT, ShiroKobbure, sween32
embryodead, mrtn, Olorin0222, PCHighway, Weasel Op
embryodead, Midnight Piper, Sn00py, Pounder, Rifleman, Yoda Power
Aion, embryodead, mrtn, RedAlert, Yoda Power
Improvements, Wonders and Wonder Splashes:
aaglo, AK47, Ares de Borg, Bjornlo, crolador, embryodead, Hrafnkell, Kenta'arka, Lusikka755, mrtn, Plotinus, R8XFT, Rufus T. Firefly, SWalker, Traianus, Ukas, Unexisted, varwnos, Yoda Power
BeBro, embryodead, Kal-el, Keroro, mrtn, Partizanac, ronning, Rufus T. Firefly, Storm Grunt, utahjazz7, Yoda Power
Wikipedia.org - many Civilopedia entries
Byzantium1200.com - 3d reconstructions of Hagia Sofia, Aqueduct of Valens and Theodosian Walls.
Peter Bruegel - Start menu background: "The Triumph of Death" (c. 1560)
Bernt Notke - Banner: "Totentanz" (15th century)
If you find a piece of your work in the mod and you're not on the list, please let us know and we'll do our best to fix it!