I guess I have the Coat of Arms thing solved. Crusader Kings uses nearly every Coat of Arms availbale in Europe, North Africa and Middle East. They are available as BMP but I can easily convert them to any format you like. The question is if we would be allowed to use them. Well there is for sure no copyright on heraldics, not that I know of, ... but still its part of a licensed game. So, I didn't make it yesterday, of course not, ... Well I'am studying a few historic maps at the moment, aswell as the BIQ. I fear that some oddities are left to decide on. We write the year 1180 AD to start with. 1.) Bilbao and Tudela should be part of Navarra 2.) Jaca would be part of Aragon. 3.) Pau could possibly be replaced by Foix, in all respect should be either part of Guyenne or Toulouse. 4.) Matter of fact, Leon and Castille should be unified in 1080, no idea how to handle this though. 5.) In 1031 the Umayyad Caliphate of Cordoba was at its end, and was split up various in Taifas(Emirates), which is the start of the Almoravids ... or not?? Its not!!! 1086 - Several Muslim Emirs (namely Abbad III al-Mu'tamid) ask the Almoravides leader Yusuf ibn Tashfin for help against Alfonso VI of Castile. In this year Yusuf ibn Tashfin passed the straits to Algeciras and inflicted a severe defeat on the Christians at the Battle of az-Zallaqah (North of Badajoz). He was debarred from following up his victory by trouble in North Africa which he had to settle in person. 6.) Aragon was petit just containing Jaca and Huesca, while the county of Barcelona was independent and quite big and not united with Aragon before 1137 7.) Valencia ought to be an Emirat including the Baleares. Alternatively Valencia stays as it is and Denia is a Taifa on its own and includes the Baleares. 8.) Madrid was taken 1083 by Castille and Toledo 1085. There need to be means to make this happen with a high chance in the scenario. 9.) Almohads didn't start conquering Northern Africa from Almoravids before 1105, Al-Andaluz not before 1146. So here we are some 60 years too early in the scenario, ..... 1105 - The Almohades, founded by Ibn Tumart, began as a religious movement to rid Islam of impurities. Most specifically, the Almohades were opposed to anthropomorphisms which had slipped into Iberian Islam. Ibn Tumart's successor, Abd al-Mu'min, turned the movement against non-Muslims, specifically Jews and Christians. Sweeping across North Africa and into Muslim Iberia, the zealous Almohades initiate riots and persecutions of both Muslims and non-Muslims. In some towns Jews and Christians are given the choice of conversion, exile, or death. 10.) Even worse we go with the Nasrids, which didn't emerge before the battle Las Navas de Tolosa (1212), where the Almohads lost against a joined force of Christians and were utterly crushed in consequence by uprisings in Al'Andaluz. Muhammad I. ibn Nasr was proclaimed Sultan of Granada in 1232, starting the Nasrid Kingdom of Granada. 11.) Gibraltar stayed under Nasrid control until 1462!!! 12.) Portugal: On April 6, 1129, Afonso Henriques proclaims himself Prince of Portugal. Before that Portugal was merily a county, maibnly under Leon or castillian control, though Afonso's mother Theresa had already claimed herself queen (regina). 1139 after the battle of Ourique Portugal finaly goes independent and Afonso is proclaimed King of Portugal. All in all the Reconquitsa is a tough nut to crack, there will have to be some concessions and a bit less historic accuracy, to keep the scenario playable and fun. An interestin sidenote for the period during the Taifas: All christian and Muslim reigns were in constant struggle for power, not mainly against the other religious confesion, much more against rivals and relatives. Thus many times Christian leaders won battles over their Christian rivals with Muslim help and vice versa, often even ending up on a foreign court to take refuge. Next post will contain the BIQ, and changes I have made regarding some cities in Portugal, and the added Muslim Techs. It also contains the Arab musketman, something that has to be adressed in the pedia, unitgraphics etc. and animation, else the game crashes.