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Franco Prussian Mod?

8 years 1 month ago #1 by dedonta

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  • Franco Prussian Mod? was created by dedonta
    Brand new to this game & forum...so pardon if this is an old tread...but has anyone ever done a Franco Prussian Mod for the game...loving every minute of it so far!!

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    8 years 1 month ago - 8 years 1 month ago #2 by Saddletank

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  • Replied by Saddletank on topic Re: Franco Prussian Mod?
    Welcome to the forum!

    I haven't heard of one. I am not sure SoW would cope with a period that late. French doctrine was to open fire with the Chassepot from the hip at up to 1200 yards and blanket the enemy in a kind of plunging area fire. The Needle gun had an effective range that went out to around 500-600 yds. The efficiency of Prussian artillery might also be a problem for the gameplay balance. FP battles also tended to encompass huge areas of land, most of the maps in SoW are only 5 miles square which I don't think is big enough and most of the SoW maps are not flat enough to represent northeast France.

    If the mid 19th C in Europe is of interest the 1859 Austro-Italian War would work very well since then everyone had ACW style Minie rifled muskets and muzzle loading smoothbore cannon still.

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    8 years 1 month ago #3 by dedonta

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  • Replied by dedonta on topic Re: Franco Prussian Mod?
    Good points...just the beauty of these battles and the awesome zouave uniforms got me thinking. THanks

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    8 years 1 month ago #4 by rudy

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  • Replied by rudy on topic Re: Franco Prussian Mod?
    There was someone on these forums, about 2 years ago (?), who posted some preliminary mods for download, for either the Austro-Prussian or Franco-Prussian War. I remember the uniforms were quite colourful.

    Sorry, not much help.

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    8 years 1 month ago - 8 years 1 month ago #5 by Saddletank

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  • Replied by Saddletank on topic Re: Franco Prussian Mod?

    dedonta wrote: Good points...just the beauty of these battles and the awesome zouave uniforms got me thinking. THanks

    Yup. the 1870 French army was very gaudily uniformed. The Algerian Turcos units had powder blue uniforms and the cuirassier cavalry was basically unchanged in costume from Napoleonic times.



    I think to incorporate the kinds of large ranges and manouver distances seen in 1870 you'd need a game that was set at a higher level than the battalion/regiment/squadron/battery. If the manouver units were brigades and the maps were 10-15m across I think such a game would work well.

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    8 years 1 month ago #6 by Don

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  • Replied by Don on topic Re: Franco Prussian Mod?
    It wasn't done for SOCW, but it was done for TC2M. The problem with the version found on Medafire is that it is corrupted, so you really only get the frame from which to select options, battles, etc. It included lovely maps of Europe during the wars, but I could not judge the scenarios, since I never got to play them.

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    8 years 3 weeks ago #7 by Deckard

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  • Replied by Deckard on topic Re: Franco Prussian Mod?
    Hi

    I am also new to the forum but have been playing SOW games on and off for awhile now.I was wondering if maybe a mod for the Crimean War would work?I think it would be set in simlar time frame and simlar weaponary to the American Civil War.Be nice to command the famous light brigade in its ill fated charge at Balaclava.

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    7 years 4 months ago #8 by Los

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  • Replied by Los on topic Re: Franco Prussian Mod?
    Is the issue not being able to find the original working mod? I have used it often with TCM2. I used it for an online campaign I ran running both sides while implementing the commanders' wishes.

    Here is a video of the forces and some of the action, would be great to see this in SOW.

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    7 years 4 months ago #9 by Pom

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  • Replied by Pom on topic Re: Franco Prussian Mod?
    Hi Deckard,

    I'm working on a Crimea mod at the moment,made good progress,but still a bit to do.

    Pom.

    Here's the Light Brigade,plus some others.















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    7 years 4 months ago #10 by Saddletank

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  • Replied by Saddletank on topic Re: Franco Prussian Mod?
    Beautiful. Have you asked Norb for a job yet? ;)

    These look like your usual hi-res works of art - had you plans to do a lower-res version?

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    7 years 4 months ago #11 by Pom

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  • Replied by Pom on topic Re: Franco Prussian Mod?
    Thank you Tank,I already have all the sprites packed for the standard version,just not in game yet.

    As for doing this for someone else,I would need to learn how to create all the models,not just edit other peoples work,although I am slowy adding in some bits of my own,and still learning what can be done.

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    7 years 4 months ago - 7 years 4 months ago #12 by Crikey

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  • Replied by Crikey on topic Re: Franco Prussian Mod?
    Outstanding Pom, outstanding. The Crimea looks brilliant. B)

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    7 years 4 months ago #13 by Don

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  • Replied by Don on topic Re: Franco Prussian Mod?
    Yes, the problem for me is & always has been finding the working original mod. Where might I find it? I still have TC2M.

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    7 years 4 months ago - 7 years 4 months ago #14 by Los

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  • Replied by Los on topic Re: Franco Prussian Mod?
    Ok the original link is long dead but try this one...
    Its actual name is the Wars of German Unification:
    (for Take Command Second Mannassas)

    www.loscon.net/Files/TCGU.zip


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    7 years 4 months ago #15 by Don

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  • Replied by Don on topic Re: Franco Prussian Mod?
    The mod might work, but I can't open it. It is password protected.

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    7 years 4 months ago #16 by Ingles of the 57th

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  • Strange. I downloaded and opened it with no trouble.

    There were though two corrupt files. One a music .wav file (Brandenburg Concerto) and the other a Sprite, French Soldier March 2 ..... the low definition version, I think.

    The whole thing is much too big to send via e-mail but if you want any of the individual sprite files I could try my best. Do you want a check-list of all the troop variants included in this mod ?

    Geoff Laver Late of Her Britannic Majesty's 57th Regiment of Foot.

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    Marshal Beresford wrote in his despatch "Our dead, particularly the 57th Regiment,were lying as they fought in the ranks, every wound in front"
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    7 years 4 months ago #17 by Don

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  • Replied by Don on topic Re: Franco Prussian Mod?
    Well, I think what I need are the conversion files. However, you're right about the 2 corrupt files. Could you send 2 uncorrupted ones with which to replace them? That might be the way to go. Also, do you have the download address to the file? I got mine from Mediafire, & there was the problem. Thank you, & I hope all is going well for you.
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    7 years 4 months ago #18 by Ingles of the 57th

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  • Don,

    I loaded this mod down because it was one that I didn't have on TC2M and it looked promising. I replaced the content of the currupt.wav file with other music but I couldn't get over the corrupt unit sprite. It all just crashed immediately after loading despite the basic TC2M file being up to date as specified.

    At that point I gave up, although I have still kept the zipped file as downloaded.

    If I post you a copy from Africa, it will take a couple of months !

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    7 years 4 months ago #19 by Don

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  • Replied by Don on topic Re: Franco Prussian Mod?
    From Egypt, it takes about 2 weeks. I'm certainly in no rush, because this mod has never worked for me. I certainly don't want to put you out in time, effort, & expense, but I tghank you for your kindness.
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    7 years 4 months ago #20 by Los

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  • Replied by Los on topic Re: Franco Prussian Mod?
    Here is the French soldier sprite

    http://www.loscon.net/Files/francesoldier_march2.dds
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    7 years 4 months ago - 7 years 4 months ago #21 by Los

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  • Replied by Los on topic Re: Franco Prussian Mod?
    If there are any other files you need let me know.

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    7 years 3 months ago #22 by JohnVW

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    so, this download (as is) will NOT work?
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    7 years 3 months ago #23 by Los

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  • Replied by Los on topic Re: Franco Prussian Mod?
    This is not a mod for SOW so no it will not work in SOW. It is a mod for TCM and some of the guys are trying to convert it to SOW.
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    7 years 3 months ago #24 by Los

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  • Replied by Los on topic Re: Franco Prussian Mod?
    BTW I have the whole TCM FPW mod working fine as separate install that I am able to move around to other PCs. It is possible (AM thinking back a few years) that the mod had a few fixes released as well but I cant find them. However they are on this one working install in the event you need other files.
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    7 years 3 months ago #25 by Don

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  • Replied by Don on topic Re: Franco Prussian Mod?
    I'm glad somebody is trying to convert it. I think it's a worthwhile project.

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    7 years 3 months ago #26 by Don

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  • Replied by Don on topic Re: Franco Prussian Mod?
    I'm sorry. It's not your fault. Every time I've tried to get it to work, it requires a password (& a user name as well, if I remember ). It won't let me past the requirement.

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    7 years 3 months ago #27 by Los

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  • Replied by Los on topic Re: Franco Prussian Mod?
    Are you talking about the zip file? Let me unzip it and rezip it. DO you use winrar or zip or 7zip?
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    7 years 3 months ago #28 by Don

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  • Replied by Don on topic Re: Franco Prussian Mod?
    I use 7zip.

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    7 years 3 months ago #29 by Los

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    Ok give this a try

    www.loscon.net/Files/TCGU.7z
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    7 years 3 months ago #30 by Don

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  • Replied by Don on topic Re: Franco Prussian Mod?
    Thanks Los, the mod works I tested it yesterday, & thanks to you, I'm now able to enjoy the Franco-Prussian War.

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