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Lord Zimoa of Flanders
06-16-2005, 10:51 AM
http://thelordzgamesstudio.com/downloads/wallpapers/LordzGamesStudio_Final1_Logo_Long.jpg



The Lordz Games Studio

The Lordz are very proud and pleased to announce their new project: The Lordz Games Studio.

This newly founded game developer company can announce its first commercial project: a new Napoleonic strategy game.



Links

For further info just visit, read and register at the new website and forum:

The Lordz Games Studio website (http://www.thelordzgamesstudio.com/) (or www.thelordzgamesstudio.com (http://www.thelordzgamesstudio.com/))

The Lordz Games Studio forum (http://www.thelordzgamesstudio.com/forum) (or www.thelordzgamesstudio.com/forum (http://www.thelordzgamesstudio.com/forum))



Have a look and enjoy,

Lord Zimoa of Flanders

Lord Zimoa of Flanders
06-20-2005, 02:15 PM
If you have any further questions about the Napoleonic Total War projects please file them here.I will check this forum regularly, and for who is interested we can provide some articles about NTW1 and NTW2 that were reviewed in PC Gamer most recently.

The Lordz

Lord Zimoa of Flanders
06-20-2005, 09:19 PM
Russian Akhtyrsk Hussars (1812):

http://hellenictotalwar.com/NTW2Screens/RH.jpg

http://hellenictotalwar.com/NTW2Screens/RH1.jpg

http://hellenictotalwar.com/NTW2Screens/RH2.jpg


French Guard Chasseurs a Cheval (1812):

http://hellenictotalwar.com/NTW2Screens/FGC.jpg

http://hellenictotalwar.com/NTW2Screens/FGC1.jpg

http://hellenictotalwar.com/NTW2Screens/FGH2.jpg


Cavalry Skirmish between both:

http://hellenictotalwar.com/NTW2Screens/Melee.jpg

http://hellenictotalwar.com/NTW2Screens/Melee3.jpg

http://hellenictotalwar.com/NTW2Screens/Melee5.jpg


LZoF :wink:

Feeank
06-20-2005, 09:57 PM
wow, it looks great indeed. I'm a big Total War fan, though I haven't played Rome yet. Good luck with this mod, these screenshots prove there's a lot of potential in this.

Lord Zimoa of Flanders
06-21-2005, 05:56 PM
Some earlier models and textures are being redone.

Russian Jaeger:

http://hellenictotalwar.com/NTW2Screens/russian_jaegar_inf_review.jpg

Russian Guard and Grenadiers:

http://hellenictotalwar.com/NTW2Screens/russian_lifeguard_and_grenadier_review.jpg


LZoF :wink:

Blackgeni
06-21-2005, 06:00 PM
Looking very good, I'm curious what are the polycounts and texturemap sizes on those models ?

Lord Zimoa of Flanders
06-21-2005, 07:04 PM
Texture maps 512x512 (with possible scaling to 256x256).
polycount within 1000 polys (no more 900 usually).

LZoF

Lord Zimoa of Flanders
06-22-2005, 06:15 PM
Some more Russian infantry with the new texturing.

http://hellenictotalwar.com/NTW2Screens/russian_pavlovsky_grenadier_n_line_infantry.jpg

LZoF :wink:

Lord Zimoa of Flanders
06-26-2005, 10:35 PM
So anyone interested in joining up?
There must be some other Napoleonic freaks out there, show yourself.:)

LZoF

Lord Zimoa of Flanders
06-27-2005, 09:37 PM
Russian Officer and Militia

http://hellenictotalwar.com/NTW2Screens/russian_officer_review.jpg

" We have a duty - to defend our Motherland"

LZoF :wink:

Feeank
06-28-2005, 01:26 AM
wow, how did you put an axe in the Militia guy? very cool and very fitting I guess (not an authority on Napoleonic wars/Russian Armies) Very nice:)

Lord Zimoa of Flanders
07-11-2005, 07:53 PM
Russian Dragoons

http://hellenictotalwar.com/NTW2Screens/russian_draguns_review.jpg

Russian Cuirassiers

http://hellenictotalwar.com/NTW2Screens/russian_cuirassiers_review.jpg

LZoF

Lord Zimoa of Flanders
07-14-2005, 06:16 PM
The Lordz Forum and Website will be offline untill further notice because of some technical problems.
We are working very hard to restore the situation and apologize for the inconvenience.

The Lordz

Lord Zimoa of Flanders
07-24-2005, 08:28 AM
We are moving the Lordz website and forum to other servers.
Although not all functions are working yet, the Lordz website is still offline but will be available again hopefully next week.Be patient please we will be fully operational again soon.

LZoF

Lord Zimoa of Flanders
07-30-2005, 11:30 PM
Happy to announce the Lordz forum is back online at:

http://forum.thelordz.co.uk/

The website is still down as we are still working on it.Just a matter of time and we are lock and loaded once again!
We missed you all!

Cheers,

LZoF

Lord Zimoa of Flanders
08-02-2005, 03:17 PM
We are looking for a good illustrator/cartoonist who would be interested in making custom unit cards based on contemporary Napoleonic units.
We can provide enough reference material so a good knowledge about the Napoleonic uniforms is not required , but it is only a plus if you do love this period of excellent military tailorship.
Basically we look for someone with his own style to sketch and draw unit cards that will be used, together with a unit description, to give more detailed information and visual background with the units/models we make for the game.

If you are interested, please send me a mail.(Mail address can be found in my profile when you click on my avatar.)

Cheers,

LZoF

Lord Zimoa of Flanders
10-09-2005, 05:01 PM
Russian General

http://hellenictotalwar.com/NTW2Screens/russian_general_review_501.jpg

LZoF :wink:

Pjanssen
10-10-2005, 06:39 PM
Awesome work in here. I really loved Rome:TotalWar, and I'm sure this mod will kick some ass when it's done.

A suggestion for the general: I don't know about the poly-budget for this little fella, but maybe you could consider giving his sword some more detail. Now it's quite squarish so to say.
And the eyes of the horse are a bit weird. Both the positioning and the actual look of it.

Good luck with the project! :)

Lord Zimoa of Flanders
10-14-2005, 07:34 AM
Thank you m8, working on both issues.

LZoF

Lord Zimoa of Flanders
11-25-2005, 04:32 PM
Work-in-progress shot showing the new trees, animation, sky and ground textures.


http://hellenictotalwar.com/NTW2Screens/ntw_anim_stand_109.jpg


Cheers,

LZoF

3DEffects
11-25-2005, 06:58 PM
Great work as usual Lord Zimoa of Flanders!:D I always follow ur topics on The Org ... although it's been quite a while since you posted anything on it ... but still I go and check out your webstie for new updates!;) btw ... will this be available only for RTW (pls be it!!) or for BI(haven't bought it yet)?


Thanks,
3DEffects

Lord Zimoa of Flanders
11-25-2005, 09:24 PM
As it looks now for RTW version 1.3.
BI has not added up what we hoped it would bring so far.

LZoF

3DEffects
11-25-2005, 09:27 PM
:bowdown:Thank you. Thank you! :bowdown: This is great news ... thanks Lord Zimoa of Flanders!

Lord Zimoa of Flanders
11-25-2005, 09:58 PM
We are still looking for 3D and 2D help from anyone who is talented and interested in helping to recreate Napoleonic warfare.

Cheers,

LZoF

Lord Zimoa of Flanders
12-06-2005, 05:42 PM
Work in progress on French units.
Some uniform and equipment details and textures need to be changed and/or finetuned.


French Guard Lancer

http://hellenictotalwar.com/NTW2Screens/chevau_legers_de_la_garde_418.jpg

French Guard Dragoon

http://hellenictotalwar.com/NTW2Screens/le_dragon_de_la_garde_imperiale2_598.jpg



Cheers,

LZoF

Lord Zimoa of Flanders
01-25-2006, 08:19 PM
Just to show some more WIP


http://img61.imageshack.us/img61/8673/ntw10rk.jpg

http://img61.imageshack.us/img61/6435/ntw27ix.jpg

http://img61.imageshack.us/img61/2775/ntw30ya.jpg

http://img61.imageshack.us/img61/3647/ntw40rn.jpg



If you want to be uptodate all the time visit and register at the Lordz forum at:

http://forum.thelordz.co.uk/index.php



LZoF :wink:

3DEffects
01-25-2006, 08:36 PM
As usual, great work LZoF!:D Simply amazing! I really like ur work and I cant wait until it comes out! Btw, if u need any help in the RTW script files don't bother to ask!;)


Thanks,
3DEffects

Lord Zimoa of Flanders
01-25-2006, 08:51 PM
Are you familiar with the RTW game engine?
If so mail me.


French Old Guard
http://img21.imageshack.us/img21/2966/6march6ro.jpg

http://img21.imageshack.us/img21/5488/5march1we.jpg


LZoF

Pjanssen
01-25-2006, 10:45 PM
Very nice work guys!
It must be total mayhem in those battles with all the cavalry and guns :)
Is there any kind of demo publically available to play? I loved rtw, and I'd love trying this mod :)

Aranel
01-26-2006, 01:11 PM
I've been a fan of TotalWar series since Shogun Total War came out. These screenies look great, you've done a great job so far-- keep up the good work! :thumbsup:

Lord Zimoa of Flanders
01-30-2006, 04:51 PM
Work in progress on new artillery animations:

http://forum.thelordz.co.uk/files/ntw_crew_132.jpg

LZoF

Lord Zimoa of Flanders
02-05-2006, 02:52 PM
Some more work in progress.


http://forum.thelordz.co.uk/viewtopic.php?p=59115#59115


LZoF

Psyk0
02-05-2006, 07:53 PM
Just dropping by to congratulate you on your work so far, impressive.

Lord Zimoa of Flanders
02-08-2006, 09:08 AM
Just some more WIP screens.

Dutch-Belgian Line

http://img247.imageshack.us/img247/6671/belg0nt.jpg

French Cuirassiers battling Russian Infantry in a Borodino ditch.

http://forum.thelordz.co.uk/files/0011_140.jpg

Cheers,

LZoF

Lord Zimoa of Flanders
02-11-2006, 04:58 PM
French Chasseurs de la Garde routing Russian Lifeguards at a Borodino trench.



http://img143.imageshack.us/img143/3056/borodino0oo.jpg (http://imageshack.us)


Cheers,

LZoF

Lord Zimoa of Flanders
02-12-2006, 07:59 PM
Russian wooden house for on the Borodino battlefield.


http://img146.imageshack.us/img146/2594/house13ms.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img146.imageshack.us/img146/5320/house28cy.jpg (http://imageshack.us)


LZoF

Lord Zimoa of Flanders
02-16-2006, 11:32 PM
French Young Guard Tirailleurs

http://forum.thelordz.co.uk/files/french_young_guard_tirailleurs_151.jpg

http://forum.thelordz.co.uk/files/french_young_guard_tirailleurs3_172.jpg

http://forum.thelordz.co.uk/files/french_young_guard_tirailleurs2_171.jpg

Cheers,

LZoF

Lord Zimoa of Flanders
02-17-2006, 11:34 AM
French Light Chasseurs

http://forum.thelordz.co.uk/files/french_light_chasseurs_162.jpg

http://forum.thelordz.co.uk/files/french_light_chasseurs2_237.jpg

Cheers,

LZoF

Lord Zimoa of Flanders
02-17-2006, 09:15 PM
Loading and splash Screen style.

http://forum.thelordz.co.uk/files/loading_screen_268.jpg

http://forum.thelordz.co.uk/files/splash_164.jpg

Cheers,

LZoF

Lord Zimoa of Flanders
02-18-2006, 07:47 PM
Ok if you want to see some Napoleonic action screenshots and enjoy a battlereport taken from one of our NTW2 test Beta`s have a look here:


http://forum.thelordz.co.uk/viewtopic.php?t=2770&start=1025


Cheers,

LZoF

Lord Zimoa of Flanders
02-19-2006, 08:15 PM
Experimental Russian village


http://img140.imageshack.us/img140/9379/borodino4to.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img140.imageshack.us/img140/184/borodino27ak.jpg (http://imageshack.us)


Cheers,

LZoF

Lord Zimoa of Flanders
02-25-2006, 04:05 PM
Some forest battle screenshots.



http://img514.imageshack.us/img514/8513/forest8ie.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img514.imageshack.us/img514/8208/forest21hv.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img514.imageshack.us/img514/7491/forest33id.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img113.imageshack.us/img113/2057/forest43lf.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img109.imageshack.us/img109/7271/forest53jq.jpg (http://imageshack.us)



Cheers,


LZoF

Lord Zimoa of Flanders
02-26-2006, 12:11 PM
Some wallpaper for your desktops, based on some NTW2 work in progress.


French Carabiniers Cavalry in 1024 by 768.

http://hellenictotalwar.com/NTW2Screens/NTW2_FrenchCarabiniers_Wallpaper.jpg

French Cuirassiers Cavalry in 1024 by 768.

http://hellenictotalwar.com/NTW2Screens/NTW2_FrenchCuirassiers_Wallpaper.jpg


Cheers,

LZoF

Lord Zimoa of Flanders
02-28-2006, 05:44 PM
And to celebrate finishing the bayonet attack animations:

http://files.upl.silentwhisper.net/upload7/melee_3.jpg

http://files.upl.silentwhisper.net/upload7/melee_4.jpg

http://files.upl.silentwhisper.net/upload7/melee_1.jpg

http://files.upl.silentwhisper.net/upload7/melee_2.jpg

Cheers,

LZoF

Lord Zimoa of Flanders
03-01-2006, 02:08 PM
We now have a brand new "settlement plan" which is a first in RTW modding I think.

The village shown here is still work in progress we are working on other buildings like a windmill, church etc.




Russians are deployed around the village of Borodino...

http://img498.imageshack.us/img498/5199/siege14xu.jpg (http://imageshack.us)


...but decide to attack instead of being bombarded by French artillery.

http://img498.imageshack.us/img498/6893/siege25sa.jpg (http://imageshack.us)


Which might be a smart move because the French have a Howitzer.

http://img493.imageshack.us/img493/9929/siege30cw.jpg (http://imageshack.us)


Russian Opolchenie fighting French Chasseurs.

http://img493.imageshack.us/img493/302/siege44gg.jpg (http://imageshack.us)


The French counter attack.

http://img498.imageshack.us/img498/5036/siege56sf.jpg (http://imageshack.us)


Howitzers can be dangerous when aimed near friendly troops...

http://img498.imageshack.us/img498/4232/siege62oc.jpg (http://imageshack.us)


...but they have their uses.

http://img498.imageshack.us/img498/8593/siege76wm.jpg (http://imageshack.us)


The last Russian resistance is being overrun.

http://img498.imageshack.us/img498/4250/siege84vj.jpg (http://imageshack.us)


Cheers,

LZoF

Lord Zimoa of Flanders
03-01-2006, 02:13 PM
Double Post

LZoF

Lord Zimoa of Flanders
03-04-2006, 11:01 AM
http://img471.imageshack.us/img471/5378/siege14tf.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img450.imageshack.us/img450/696/siege46de.jpg (http://imageshack.us)


Cheers,

LZoF

Lord Zimoa of Flanders
03-09-2006, 03:36 PM
Work in progress on the the redoubts of Borodino, also notice we are working on new lighting and shade settings to create a darker atmosphere and the Napoleonic uniform come out better.



The redoubts will provide cover making your artillery a smaller target:
http://forum.thelordz.co.uk/files/redoubt_4_114.jpg




A bit lower, almost completely hidden from enemy view you can place supporting infantry:
http://forum.thelordz.co.uk/files/redoubt_2_201.jpg




http://forum.thelordz.co.uk/files/redoubt_1_360.jpg




A clever cavarly commander will try to attack the redoubt from the flanks:
http://forum.thelordz.co.uk/files/redoubt_3_198.jpg



Cheers,


LZoF

Lord Zimoa of Flanders
03-17-2006, 08:27 AM
Still looking for some talented modelers, who can work in 3DMax and/or a good painter, artist who can work in Photoshop on textures with an interest in Napoleonic Uniforms.

There must be some secret Napoleonic lovers around here.

My mail is in my profile for anyone who is interested.


Cheers,

LZoF

3DEffects
03-17-2006, 07:01 PM
Nice work LZoF, keep it up! Btw, thanks for the e-mail u sent me.

Lord Zimoa of Flanders
03-19-2006, 09:09 PM
For a little NTW2 teaser video, visit the Lordz forum here:

http://forum.thelordz.co.uk/viewtopic.php?t=2770&start=1200

As a reminder all is WORK IN PROGRESS.

Cheers,

LZoF

Lord Zimoa of Flanders
03-24-2006, 07:48 PM
Here some more screens.


http://forum.thelordz.co.uk/files/highcam_343.jpg

http://forum.thelordz.co.uk/files/highcam2_626.jpg

http://forum.thelordz.co.uk/files/highcam3_170.jpg

http://forum.thelordz.co.uk/files/eagle_545.jpg

Cheers,

LZoF

3DEffects
03-24-2006, 08:43 PM
I don't know why people don't answer to this topic. Anyway, I congratulate with u LZoF and all the Lordz team for continuing their work on this amazing project. Well done guys, like the teaser, like the screenshots and keep it up! :)


Thanks,
3DEffects

Lord Zimoa of Flanders
03-25-2006, 07:09 PM
Yes I`m also a bit disappointed at the zero reaction so far.

There must be some modelers who work in 3dsMax and artists who work in Photoshop that would like to recreate those good looking Napoleonic uniforms?

I can provide details, examples, pictures and info on any unit, so a great knowledge of Napoleonic Uniformology is not needed.

When you have the skills and fancy a challenge, please mail or PM me.

Cheers,

LZoF

Lord Zimoa of Flanders
04-01-2006, 07:23 PM
Just a nice fight.

http://img489.imageshack.us/img489/2605/fields1kw.jpg

For your most trivial questions first read our new NTW2 FAQ at our own Lordz forum.

http://forum.thelordz.co.uk/viewforum.php?f=78

Cheers,

LZoF

3DEffects
04-02-2006, 01:35 PM
Once more, well done! You and your team are doing such a fantastic job and I hope you continue in this manner! :) Keep it up!

Thanks,
3DEffects

russo88
04-05-2006, 11:38 PM
well what all do you need modeled? i might be able to help, that is if you want it.

Lord Zimoa of Flanders
04-06-2006, 09:02 AM
Mainly we need human soldier models and battlefield buildings as you see in the screens above.

The RTW engine uses a .Cas format that only works in 3dsMax.
We have a script available that allow you to import/export .Cas format into 3dsMax.

Mail me if you are interested.(Mail address is in my profile)

Cheers,

LZoF

Lord Zimoa of Flanders
04-09-2006, 12:18 AM
Here a nice battle report, wanted to post it here as well but I was not allowed to post so much images here.

http://forum.thelordz.co.uk/viewtopic.php?t=2770&start=1275

Visit us and register on the Lordz forum and join the only true Napoleonic Total War community.

http://forum.thelordz.co.uk/index.php

Cheers,

LZoF

Lord Zimoa of Flanders
04-10-2006, 08:58 PM
To give you an example of the limitations we encouter with the RTW engine.

Here are some animations we made for the drummer and officer they would look great in the game.

Now as there is a bug in the animation exporter/importer(so gallantly made by Vercingetorix, without we couldn`t make anything really outside textures and text mods, so we as a community owe him a lot!)

If we change movement animations the units in RTW start to act strange in game, so we have the animations but cannot use them. :(

Because of these kind of things we do hope that the next CA game will have tools provided like a good exporter/importer by CA so we can make better quality mods.

http://forum.thelordz.co.uk/files/drummer_march_588.gif

http://forum.thelordz.co.uk/files/drummer_reload_122.gif

http://forum.thelordz.co.uk/files/officer_run2standa-c_107.gif

Cheers,

LZoF

Lord Zimoa of Flanders
04-28-2006, 04:06 PM
Some more WIP screens.

http://forum.thelordz.co.uk/viewtopic.php?t=2770&start=1300

Cheers,

LZoF

3DEffects
04-28-2006, 06:53 PM
:applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: Complements to the Lordz Team. Well done guys, keep it up! Yeah those Hussars!:applause: :applause: :applause: :applause:

Lord Zimoa of Flanders
04-30-2006, 05:19 PM
A lot of people will like this one: British Highlanders


http://www.awrate.com/chrishogg/images/British_Highlander.jpg


And work in progress on the User Interface, we are looking at different ideas at the moment:


http://img91.imageshack.us/img91/1244/gui3ha.jpg



Cheers,

LZoF

3DEffects
04-30-2006, 07:00 PM
Oh my oh my! those highlanders!:D Well done!

Just a question pls. Will this be for only RTW or for BI?

Thanks,
3DEffects

Lord Zimoa of Flanders
04-30-2006, 08:15 PM
It will be for RTW v1.5 (of course it will also work with RTW:BI v1.6)


British Foot Guard, we have given them white pants, blond hair and a cleaner look as with only the different collar, cockade/plume position and epaulettes would have made them hard to distinguish from the British Line on the field of Battle.
http://www.awrate.com/chrishogg/images/British_Foot.jpg

Cheers,

LZoF

3DEffects
04-30-2006, 08:18 PM
It will be for RTW v1.5 (of course it will also work with RTW:BI v1.6)

Ah ok at least! (Cos I haven't got BI for now so thats ok ;)) Anyway, great stuff once more!

Lord Zimoa of Flanders
05-01-2006, 10:33 PM
British Royal Foot Artillery


http://www.awrate.com/chrishogg/images/British_ArtCrew.jpg


Some more work on the User Interface and a nice Screen of a French Line Fusiliers Square being charged by Russian Guard Cuirassiers


http://img464.imageshack.us/img464/2536/gui0fl.jpg


Cheers,

LZoF

Lord Zimoa of Flanders
05-03-2006, 05:42 PM
Updated French Light Voltigeur.

http://img343.imageshack.us/img343/7408/volts9ii.jpg

LZoF :wink:

Lord Zimoa of Flanders
05-10-2006, 06:12 PM
A nice insight in some game features.

http://forum.thelordz.co.uk/viewtopic.php?t=2770&start=1350

LZoF

Lord Zimoa of Flanders
05-11-2006, 09:38 AM
Just wanted to show you why the making of NTW2 is a time consuming project.

The team is progressing well.

We do work on a lot of things at the moment and slowly
progress towards a first release.

We try to change basically the core of the game to recreate a Napoleonic environment.

Buildings, animations, vegetation, maps, skies, and the models and textures, are all new work.

I will show you some WIP this time:

http://forum.thelordz.co.uk/viewtopic.php?p=66351#66351


Cheers,

LZoF

Lord Zimoa of Flanders
05-11-2006, 04:13 PM
This time something completely different.

Here some WIP on the newly custom composed NTW2 music:

http://morgancasey.com/NTW/Main_Menu.mp3

Cheers,

LZoF

3DEffects
05-11-2006, 05:43 PM
Great! Beautiful music and interesting wip concept. Thanks LZoF and keep it up!

Lord Zimoa of Flanders
05-12-2006, 08:41 AM
Another nice feature we are now working on, are different animations and loading times for the infantry.

This to represent the fact that green untrained units like militia can reload not as fast as battle hardened veterans.

As this will have serious consequences for unit behaviour on the battlefield we are reevaluating and balancing the infantry statistics and costs again.


http://forum.thelordz.co.uk/files/reloadinglight_157.gif

http://forum.thelordz.co.uk/files/reloadingline_934.gif


Cheers,

LZoF

Lord Zimoa of Flanders
05-13-2006, 12:26 PM
It's mass of fire power vs individual aiming, one of the major differences between light and line infantry.

Notice the the shooting delays within the chasseurs unit in the left pic.

The right pic shows the latest volley animation of standard line infantry represented by French fusiliers.

http://gonzo.uni-weimar.de/~sturm/LightvsLine.gif

Don't forget this is all work in progress and we are aware that there is still a lot to be improved.

Cheers,

LZoF

Pjanssen
05-13-2006, 12:50 PM
Hey guys,

just want to give you some big compliments on what you've done so far. It's looking really great, both models, textures and animations :)
Keep it up :thumbsup:

Lord Zimoa of Flanders
05-13-2006, 05:37 PM
Coming from you, we find this a big compliment, thanks.:)

Cheers,

LZoF

Lord Zimoa of Flanders
05-14-2006, 10:44 AM
French "En Avant" animations.

http://forum.thelordz.co.uk/files/ntw2_en_avant_187.gif

Cheers,

LZoF

Lord Zimoa of Flanders
05-20-2006, 11:49 AM
Some Work in progress:


http://hellenictotalwar.com/NTW2Screens/Brit_Officer.jpg

http://hellenictotalwar.com/NTW2Screens/houg24zq.jpg

Cheers,

LZoF

Lord Zimoa of Flanders
05-20-2006, 06:12 PM
Now I bet a lot of you have been waiting for these:

British Rifles, yes, yes "Sharpe`s boys".

This is WIP for our second or third release as after the Borodino Pack, we want to cruise towards a Waterloo SP/MP Pack and introduce the Prussians, British and Dutch-Belgians.


http://hellenictotalwar.com/NTW2Screens/Brit_Rifle.jpg


To follow us from up close visit and register at the Lordz forum at:

http://forum.thelordz.co.uk



Cheers,

LZoF

Lord Zimoa of Flanders
05-21-2006, 08:32 PM
Here a British drummer and officer.

http://www.awrate.com/chrishogg/images/brit_drummer.jpg

British KGL(King`s German Legion) Line infantry.

http://www.awrate.com/chrishogg/images/British_KGL_Line.jpg

Cheers,

LZoF

Lord Zimoa of Flanders
05-23-2006, 08:26 PM
Here some British KGL(King`s German Legion) Light Infantry.


http://www.awrate.com/chrishogg/images/British_KGL_Light.jpg


Work in progress on the horse breeds here the Percheron breed:


http://img458.imageshack.us/img458/7144/horserear0xr.gif


LZoF

Lord Zimoa of Flanders
05-24-2006, 06:02 PM
New beta is out for Lordz and beta testers, so I thought I'd let the public get something too

http://img355.imageshack.us/img355/3075/00177ho.th.jpg (http://img355.imageshack.us/my.php?image=00177ho.jpg)

http://img105.imageshack.us/img105/3778/00185nc.th.jpg (http://img105.imageshack.us/my.php?image=00185nc.jpg)

http://img105.imageshack.us/img105/5893/00208ty.th.jpg (http://img105.imageshack.us/my.php?image=00208ty.jpg)

http://img105.imageshack.us/img105/8295/00214ak.th.jpg (http://img105.imageshack.us/my.php?image=00214ak.jpg)

http://img279.imageshack.us/img279/179/00221bo.th.jpg (http://img279.imageshack.us/my.php?image=00221bo.jpg)

LZoF

Lord Zimoa of Flanders
06-01-2006, 07:51 AM
I want to stress this is really all in an unfinished state and this work in progress is still being worked on and perfected.


Orthodox Church


http://forum.thelordz.co.uk/files/untitled-1_664.jpg


Testing on the flagcarrier animation, we already use animated banners, but we hope to get this also in game.


http://gonzo.uni-weimar.de/~sturm/FlagX_ingame.gif


Testing done on the bayonet charge animation.


http://gonzo.uni-weimar.de/~sturm/meleeRun5vers.jpg


Finished French Dragoons and Cuirassiers textures, horses are all being redone.


http://img210.imageshack.us/img210/4630/cavalry3ab.jpg


http://img54.imageshack.us/img54/7455/percheron263zs.jpg


Research on scripting battles and mini campaign possibilities:


http://forum.thelordz.co.uk/files/borodino_-_phase_1_819.jpg


Playing a bit with the User Interface.


http://img111.imageshack.us/img111/2944/00309ed.jpg


Working on polishing the unitcards.


http://img135.imageshack.us/img135/3221/cards4aq.jpg



LZoF

3DEffects
06-01-2006, 07:58 AM
Very good shots, really impressive. I like the charging frames and the little GIF showing troop movements. I am also thrilled by the idea of scripting the AI on how they used to fight battles and the positions armies took in those times.


The Church Model is coming out really nice and the rest of the screenshots are very good aswell! :)

Well done once again and keep it up!

Thanks,
3DEffects

Lord Zimoa of Flanders
06-02-2006, 04:27 PM
Special Secret French weapon!

Just so the battles do not last to long, available to arcade players only:



http://forum.thelordz.co.uk/files/image1_352.jpg


LZoF :shock:

Lord Zimoa of Flanders
06-03-2006, 08:36 AM
Screenshots from todays 4v4 MP match, involving Lordz Zimoa, Uxbridge, BloodnGore, Crow, Ashram, Fishbone, Adherbal and betatester Flea.

http://img269.imageshack.us/img269/9207/battle03ay.th.jpg (http://img269.imageshack.us/my.php?image=battle03ay.jpg)

http://img275.imageshack.us/img275/1313/battle7dp.th.jpg (http://img275.imageshack.us/my.php?image=battle7dp.jpg)

http://img269.imageshack.us/img269/8663/battle22li.th.jpg (http://img269.imageshack.us/my.php?image=battle22li.jpg)

http://img269.imageshack.us/img269/2539/battle37lk.th.jpg (http://img269.imageshack.us/my.php?image=battle37lk.jpg)

http://img265.imageshack.us/img265/8728/battle46go.th.jpg (http://img265.imageshack.us/my.php?image=battle46go.jpg)

http://img269.imageshack.us/img269/6769/battle52ap.th.jpg (http://img269.imageshack.us/my.php?image=battle52ap.jpg)


LZoF

Lord Zimoa of Flanders
06-03-2006, 10:48 AM
A nice weekend bonus:


http://forum.thelordz.co.uk/viewtopic.php?p=68432#68432


Cheers,

LZoF

Lord Zimoa of Flanders
06-04-2006, 05:59 PM
Update of the Russian Don Cossacks, note they carry double pistols now.


http://hellenictotalwar.com/NTW2Screens/DonCossacks.jpg

http://hellenictotalwar.com/NTW2Screens/DonCossacks1.jpg


Cheers,

LZoF

Lacrevette
06-13-2006, 02:10 PM
Je suis le premier a acheter votre jeu dès qu'il sort. Vraiment géant... Bon courage pour la suite du développement.
I'll be the first to buy this game :)

Lord Zimoa of Flanders
06-18-2006, 04:22 PM
Considering the lack of recent screenshots, here are some WIP units of the Dutch/Belgian faction (which will not be available in the upcoming Borodino release, but will be in the later Waterloo pack):

Dutch Militia

http://img455.imageshack.us/img455/6852/militia9sy.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Nassau Grenadier

http://img135.imageshack.us/img135/4998/nassau7oz.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Dutch-Belgian Grenadiers

http://img190.imageshack.us/img190/521/grens3ys.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Dutch-Belgian Carabiniers

http://img127.imageshack.us/img127/3396/cara17fu.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img127.imageshack.us/img127/3765/cara29wk.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Lord Zimoa of Flanders
06-20-2006, 10:30 AM
Here some WIP on British cavalry, note the horses and saddle layouts are still incorrect but we are still in the process of redoing or building them.

British Light Dragoons

http://www.awrate.com/chrishogg/images/British_adjust.jpg

British Hussars

http://www.awrate.com/chrishogg/images/British_Hussars.jpg


Cheers,

LZoF

Lord Zimoa of Flanders
06-29-2006, 11:02 AM
We will not post new Work In Progress pictures anymore as the next updates will be actual previews of the first release and we are investing all our time in finishing the last details and testing.

I hope to show you the first preview soon though.
It will be worth the waiting.


LZoF

timovihola
07-02-2006, 01:35 AM
Very impressive work, I'm a big fan of Total War series and quality wise this looks like commercial add-on! You even replaced the floating flags with real flag carriers. Do you lose control of the unit momentarily if flag carrier gets hit by a cannonball?

Creative Assembly should send you the new Medieval 2 engine to work on ;)

Lord Zimoa of Flanders
07-04-2006, 06:45 PM
Sadly we cannot show you the full review here at CGS as there is a picture showing limitation on this forum.

Go here to view the first NTW2 Preview on our own Lordz forum:


http://forum.thelordz.co.uk/viewtopic.php?t=6157


Cheers,

The Lordz

Lord Zimoa of Flanders
07-07-2006, 11:25 PM
Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,

The Lordz seek for some more people who would like to work with us on our current and future projects.
We look for motivated people that want to invest time to recreate the epic Napoleonic age.
We primary look for people with modelling,skinning, and animating qualities and/or people with artistic and drawing capabilities.
An interest and knowledge in the Napoleonic age is a plus but not a requirement.

-For modeling and texturing: knowledge of Max or Maya and Photoshop(or other package with similiar modeling and texturing capabilites).
-For animation: knowledge of Max and understanding of motion principles.
-For artwork: knowledge of Photoshop(or other package with similiar capabilities)

If you are interested, please provide some samples that demonstrate understanding of the human (or animal) or material (buildings) form and texturing and/or animation.


If you are interested send an email or PM to me.

All is in my profile.


Kind regards,

The Lordz

Lord Zimoa of Flanders
07-21-2006, 09:15 PM
Sadly we cannot show you the full preview here at CGS as there is a picture showing limitation on this forum.

Go here to view the second NTW2 Preview on our own Lordz forum:


http://forum.thelordz.co.uk/viewtopic.php?t=6236&highlight=


Cheers,

The Lordz

Lord Zimoa of Flanders
07-29-2006, 08:47 AM
Here our first trailer covering the cavalry. We have put up three movies that are all the same except for resolution and size.

All movies require Quicktime to watch: http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download/win.html



-Quicktime movie in 400x225 at 14Mb.

http://forum.thelordz.co.uk/downloads/NTW2_CAV-Trailer_400x225_14Mb.mov


-Quicktime movie in 560x315 at 28Mb.

http://forum.thelordz.co.uk/downloads/NTW2_CAV-Trailer_560x315_28Mb.mov


-Quicktime movie in 800x450 at 56Mb.

http://forum.thelordz.co.uk/downloads/NTW2_CAV-Trailer_800x450_56Mb.mov



Enjoy!

The Lordz

Lord Zimoa of Flanders
08-06-2006, 10:33 PM
Because of a little delay in bringing out the next NTW2 trailer and Preview, I decided to give you all some compensation.

Here some work in progress on British units


British Horse Guards

http://hellenictotalwar.com/NTW2Screens/British_Horseguards.jpg


British 9-Pounder

http://hellenictotalwar.com/NTW2Screens/British_Art9pdr.jpg

British Dragoons : The Scots Greys

http://hellenictotalwar.com/NTW2Screens/British_Scots_Grey.jpg


We are already working on a Waterloo 1815 Campaign that will add the British, Prussian and Dutch-Belgian units to the game. The battles of Ligny, Quatre-Bras, Plancenoit and Waterloo will be represented.

We hope to release this one a few months after the first Borodino pack, that will introduce the French and Russians.


Cheers,

LZoF

Jokinen
08-07-2006, 11:31 AM
I'm interested in working for you :) email sent and hoping to hear from you soon!

-Juhani

Lord Zimoa of Flanders
08-07-2006, 06:56 PM
Send you a mail via this forum.

Cheers,

LZoF

Lord Zimoa of Flanders
08-08-2006, 07:45 PM
http://forum.thelordz.co.uk/files/banner_901.jpg

Welcome to our third preview for Napoleonic Total War 2! We have covered Infantry and Cavalry in the two previous preview, so now it is time to discuss the third branch of a Napoleonic-era army: The Artillery. In addition, we've included information about our General or "Command" units and a new trailer.

Artillery Preview (http://forum.thelordz.co.uk/viewtopic.php?t=6306&highlight=)

You still can view the older previews here:

1. Infantry Preview (http://forum.thelordz.co.uk/viewtopic.php?t=6157&start=0)
2. Cavalry Preview (http://forum.thelordz.co.uk/viewtopic.php?t=6236&start=0)

Enjoy!

The Lordz

Lord Zimoa of Flanders
08-18-2006, 07:07 PM
http://forum.thelordz.co.uk/files/formations_106.jpg


Go here to our fourth NTW2 Preview covering Gameplay & Tacticts:

Gameplay & Tacticts (http://forum.thelordz.co.uk/viewtopic.php?t=6385&highlight=)



Enjoy!


The Lordz

Lord Zimoa of Flanders
08-28-2006, 10:31 AM
http://forum.thelordz.co.uk/files/banner_207.jpg

This is our last preview for NTW2. But no need to cry, that means the mod will be released in just a few days! If all goes as planned we release NTW2 on Friday the 31th of August CET(Central European Time). Until then, you can find more information here about the single-player part of the mod: the scripted historical battle of Borodino.

At the bottom of the preview we also give some further information about the multiplayer aspect of the mod.

You still can view the older previews here:

1. Infantry Preview (http://forum.thelordz.co.uk/viewtopic.php?t=6157&start=0)
2. Cavalry Preview (http://forum.thelordz.co.uk/viewtopic.php?t=6236&start=0)
3. Artillery & Command (http://forum.thelordz.co.uk/viewtopic.php?t=6306&start=0)
4. Gameplay & Tactics (http://forum.thelordz.co.uk/viewtopic.php?t=6385&start=0)


SINGLEPLAYER

The Concept

At some point the decision was made not to create a campaign-map for this mod. The reason is that the RTW AI is in no way capable of handling Napoleonic armies, so it simply wouldn't be challenging or enjoying to play. Instead, we focus on heavily scripted historical battles. These scripts replace most of the AI, and allow us to let the battle evolve the way we want it to.

It would be impossible to script a flexible AI that can control an entire army, and challenge the player's army. So what we did instead, is give the player a limited amount of units, spread across the battlefield. These units are reinforced by AI controlled allies. As a result, the player cannot concentrate his forces against the AI, and even if he does, he won't have enough men to defeat the enemy on his own. In order to win the battle, you need to support and cooperate with your allies.

An adviser (with actual speech) will inform you of the current situation, telling you when and were to attack.

Phase I: Taking Borodino

The first task is rather easy: You have to take the village of Borodino. You have 2 units available nearby, and your AI teammate sends nothing more then a 6 pounder cannon to help you. The village is lightly defended and should be captured rather easily. But even if you fail and lose both units, the battle will go on to the next phase. However the consequences will be that the enemy has some additional units available for reinforcements, because they are no longer needed to defend the bridge near Borodino village.

http://forum.thelordz.co.uk/files/boro1_127.jpg
Napoléon guides you through the battle.

Phase II: Taking Bagration's Fletches

The next step is quite a lot more challenging: The Russians have dug in behind a redoubt, and have a 12 pounder cannon. Your allies will attack this position, and it is your job to assist them. Act too slow and the Russians may rout your allies with canister and musket fire. When that happens you'll be expected to take the redoubt on your own.

http://forum.thelordz.co.uk/files/boro2_193.jpg
Assault against the fletches involving player and allied units.

Both the Russians and French will send counter-attacks several times, so you'll have to stay cautious.

Phase III: Assault on Semenovskoi

When the Fletches are finally under French control, the French and Russians will redeploy most of their units, preparing for the next attack. Meanwhile the Russian artillery battery will open fire.

http://forum.thelordz.co.uk/files/boro4_702.jpg
Russian defences at the burned village of Semenovskoi

Depending on losses taken in the previous phases, the assault on the village of Semenovskoi may turn out slightly different.

This is by far the most difficult phase of the battle, with both French and Russians throwing almost everything they got into the fray. You'll have to keep your head cool during massive cavalry charges, attacks and counter-attacks and the continuous bombardment of cannonballs and canister shot.

Phase IV: Assault on the Great Redoubt

Before the assault on Semenovskoi has properly started, the French will mount on attack on the Great Redoubt. This is a heavily defended Russian entrenchment, loaded with 12 pounder guns. Again, your performance in the previous phases will determine how many units you and your allies can use in this attack, and how many reserves the Russians can spare in defence.

http://forum.thelordz.co.uk/files/boro5_101.jpg
Charging the Great Redoubt

The Outcome

Depending on circumstances, both sides may decide to commit their Guard into the final attack, and if you manage to break the last stand of the Russian Guard, victory is yours. However, if the French Guard takes too much casualties the battle will be considered as a defeat, no matter how much damage you did to the Russian army.


MULTIPLAYER

For those who are interested in playing the mod in Multi-player, here follows some information to get you prepared. We also advice you to read the Gameplay & Tactics (http://forum.thelordz.co.uk/viewtopic.php?t=6385) review before entering the fields of MP battle, so you have a better idea of what to do and expect. We certainly hope a lot of you will give this a try, if only out of respect for the immense amount of work we put in this mod. And hey, you might even like it :wink: The NTW community is generally polite and mature, so you don't have to fear much rude behaviour.


Setting up Firewall/Router

If you have never played RTW on-line before, and you have a router or firewall, you must make sure it is properly set up. It is very annoying when a game goes out of sync because of someone's router or firewall. If this does occur and/or you need some technical assistance feel free to make a post on the Lordz forum.

You can find information about what ports to open/forward in this topic (http://forum.thelordz.co.uk/viewtopic.php?p=75350#75350).


CD key

You can find your CD key on the back of your RTW manual. If you haven't played MP before, go to the Multiplayer menu, then click "Change
CD key" and enter your key. This is case sensitive and you must press enter after inserting your key.


Hosting MP Games

The game is designed to be played on Large unit size, 10k florins, and no additional rules. Of course you do not HAVE to stick to this, but we strongly advice it. If you want to play 3v3 or 4v4 you should limit the amount of florins to 5k or 3k to prevent lag, rather then decrease the unit size. The latter will cause units like artillery to become imbalanced.

Some maps can not be played with more then 4 or 6 players. In the map selection screen there is a small information box that mentions the maximum amount of players for the selected map. Even though these maps are exceptions, you should pay attention to it.

Team I is replaced by "Attacker", team II is "Defender". If you are attacker, you do not have the right to camp (sit still) on the map, while the defender does. However, if the defender has chosen a bad position, and the attacker can deal serious damage with long range artillery fire, it is his right to do so, and he does not have to send additional units to attack until his artillery has ran out of ammo.
You can still play with more then 2 teams, but this may cause weird deployment zones on the maps (or even crash the game) and will certainly lead to imbalanced gameplay.

http://forum.thelordz.co.uk/files/setup700_462.jpg
The new game setup menu, showing a map preview and splitting attacker and defender.

Command Games

In NTW1, "Command Games" have become quite popular. It means each player of a team takes control of one part of the army (cavalry, infantry, guard & artillery) and elects a general. This general decides about the overall strategy and plan, the rest is supposed to listen to him. A bit like the Time Commanders series, but with actual control over the units. Even if your general or allies are useless, this generally leads to epic battles :)

Notes

When the battle starts you must disable all infantry units' skirmish mode manually. If you don't do this you will certainly get in trouble when you try to charge or fire a close range volley, or when an enemy unit gets close to your units.

If you let the NTW2 installer enable Quick Chat, you can use Y to chat to all players and T to talk to your teammates. These hot-keys can be changed in the hot-keys menu. If you did not enable Quickchat you must use Y to open the chat menu, and then use the numeric keys to define who you want to talk to.

You cannot chat while others are still loading the game, or when there are connection problems. This is annoying and confusing, but we'll have to live with that. Pop ups or hitting the windows key can throw you back to windows and this will cause a "connection problem" for the other players. When you re-enter the game the map will be reloaded and this can take a while. So when facing a connection problem players should wait at least 1 or 2 minutes before kicking the player or terminating the game.

You cannot change your video setting when in a MP game, so we suggest using very low setting during your first games. If you still get a good frame rate in 3v3 games you can increase the detail. Or just test out what your PC can handle by running a 3v3 custom battle (against AI).


THE FUTURE

We were planning to make a Waterloo pack next, similar to the current Borodino pack. But considering there are only 2 or 3 months left before the MTW2 release that might not be worth it. We still have to make a final decision, but one option is to finish the British, Dutch and maybe Prussian factions one by one, and release these as multiplayer add-ons in the coming weeks/months.

At the same time great progress is being made in designing a MP campaign around the French 1812 invasion of Russia. We hope to show you the first results soon.

http://forum.thelordz.co.uk/files/future_197.jpg

http://forum.thelordz.co.uk/files/mp_campaign_178.jpg


Enjoy!

The Lordz

Lord Zimoa of Flanders
08-31-2006, 02:31 PM
http://forum.thelordz.co.uk/files/hussardahl5_868.jpg

The Lordz are very proud and pleased to announce the first release of NTW2: The 1812 Borodino Scenario. As an extra we have added the last trailer, so you can come into the right mood.


Infantry Trailer

All movies require Quicktime to watch:

Apple Quicktime (http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download/win.html)

http://forum.thelordz.co.uk/files/inf_pic_111.jpg (http://www.eggdisk.com/files/7484_tsykb/NTW2_INF-Trailer_800x450_48Mb.mov)

High quality (http://www.eggdisk.com/files/7484_tsykb/NTW2_INF-Trailer_800x450_48Mb.mov)

(right click > save target as...)

Before downloading, installing and playing NTW2, we strongly advise you to carefully read our previous previews as they hold some vital usefull tips and information.

You still can view the older previews here:

1. Infantry Preview (http://forum.thelordz.co.uk/viewtopic.php?t=6157&start=0)
2. Cavalry Preview (http://forum.thelordz.co.uk/viewtopic.php?t=6236&start=0)
3. Artillery & Command (http://forum.thelordz.co.uk/viewtopic.php?t=6306&start=0)
4. Gameplay & Tactics (http://forum.thelordz.co.uk/viewtopic.php?t=6385&start=0)
5. Singleplayer & Multiplayer (http://forum.thelordz.co.uk/viewtopic.php?t=6489&highlight=)


Install Instructions

Make sure you have a clean copy of Rome Total War patched to version 1.5 or Rome Total War + Barbarian Invasion with the 1.6 patch installed, ready on your computer, download the installer and follow the instructions.

Tip: Napoleonic Total war 2 cannot be used with any other modification

Tip: Rome: Total War Gold edition and Total War: Eras already use RTW v1.5 and BI v1.6 so installation using those TW products should give no problems


Download Links

You can find all our products on The Lordz website:

-The Lordz website (http://www.thelordz.co.uk)

All our products and downloads can be found in the download section on that site:

-The Download section (http://lordz.thelordz.co.uk/index.php?id=37,0,0,1,0,0)


Support

We provide full support on The Lordz forum, we strongly advise to visit and register here first:

-The Lordz forum (http://forum.thelordz.co.uk/index.php)

For download, install or gameplay problems please post in here:

-The Surgeon`s Room (http://forum.thelordz.co.uk/viewforum.php?f=5)

For your most immediate and most frequently asked questions about Napoleonic Total War 2, go to the NTW2 FAQ section on The Lordz forum:

-The NTW2 FAQ section (http://forum.thelordz.co.uk/viewforum.php?f=78)


Organising Multiplayer Games

For MP games gathering please visit The Lordz Forum, we have a special room for all MP related gameplay:

-The Council of War (http://forum.thelordz.co.uk/viewforum.php?f=14)

Enjoy!

The Lordz

Pjanssen
09-03-2006, 09:29 AM
Hey guys, congrats on this release, awesome work! :thumbsup:

Lord Zimoa of Flanders
09-08-2006, 03:31 PM
British, Western European vegetation, climate and buildings work in progress. Release of this in about a week to ten days, included an update/patch for the 1812 Borodino release and some extra maps.


Bouncing cannonballs
http://img363.imageshack.us/img363/8243/battle1rt1.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Highlanders in reserve
http://img153.imageshack.us/img153/5377/battle2re9.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

British 9pounder battery
http://img153.imageshack.us/img153/7275/battle3yj7.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

British Line Infantry
http://img153.imageshack.us/img153/9968/battle4ao3.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Heavy Dragoons charge
http://img377.imageshack.us/img377/1363/battle5vs1.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Horse Guard charge
http://img363.imageshack.us/img363/1795/battle6lo8.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

British Line overwhelmed
http://img153.imageshack.us/img153/1693/battle7kc6.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Footguard repells a russian charge
http://img377.imageshack.us/img377/7489/battle8ic9.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

And to finish: a peacefull chateau
http://img377.imageshack.us/img377/8012/chateaumu5.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

LZoF

Lord Zimoa of Flanders
09-16-2006, 09:30 AM
What are those collumns in the distance? Is it Grouchy? No, it's... it's the Prussians!

Prussian Cuirassiers

http://img246.imageshack.us/img246/6549/prussiansfu4.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Prussian cavalry models in production.

Prussian Landwehr Cavalry:

http://www.awrate.com/chrishogg/images/prussian_cav_landwehr.jpg

Prussian Hussars:

http://www.awrate.com/chrishogg/images/prussian_cav_hussar.jpg

Prussian Uhlans:

http://www.awrate.com/chrishogg/images/prussian_cav_uhlan.jpg

Prussian Dragoons:

http://www.awrate.com/chrishogg/images/prussian_cav_dragoon.jpg


PS: No, they won't reach the battlefield yet for atleast a couple of months.

Lord Zimoa of Flanders
09-17-2006, 12:18 AM
http://hellenictotalwar.com/NTW2Screens/wallpaper_2.jpg


The Lordz are very proud and pleased to announce the first part of the second project for NTW2: The 1815 Waterloo Scenario. This release also includes updates and patches for our first release of NTW2: The 1812 Borodino Scenario.


Patch, Updates and New Material

Change log:

NEW FACTION

-Britain: The British faction relies on it's defensive capabilities. Their infantry is trained to shoot accurately resulting is high musket fire damage for all their standard line infantry. In additional, they have access to units of riflemen, experienced marksmen who can shoot accurately way beyound musket range. These units can force an enemy to come out and attack. Their selection of cavalry and artillery is rather limited, but their 9 pounders have a larger canister range.

NEW UNITS

-French Middle Guard: Almost identical to the former Old Guard unit, the latter now have higher morale and inspire nearby troops but are MUCH more expensive
-French Red Lancers: Simular to the Polish Guard lances, but lightly less attack and slightly better defense
-Russian Unicorn Artillery: Can fire round-shot and howitzer shells - no canister
-20 British units

NEW MAPS

-Flanders Fields: a map set in the new European climate, open fields with lots of villages
-Hilltop Havoc: also set in the new climate, featuring a large hill in the middle of the map with a village on top of it
-6 (unofficial) maps made by community members

MISC

-Additional music pieces
-Kick button is back in MP setup
-Updated animations

FIXES

-Floating buildings fixed
-Some text editing
-Various minor other fixes

BALANCE CHANGES

-Line infantry cheaper, elites and lights more expensive
-Cavalry charge more effective
-Light inf more fragile to cavalry
-Lower cannonball velocity, higher accuracy, range increased
-Pavlov grenadiers now have normal reload speed
-Russian Guard much better in h2h combat, but more expensive
-Grenadiers and other melee oriented infantry much more effective at charging
-Units much more vulnerable to an attack in the back
-Officer units lost the "Eagle" morale bonus, now use their special ability only to improve morale




Install Instructions

You need to have the first release of NTW2: The 1812 Borodino Scenario already installed. Detailed install instructions for that release you can find here: Install process & tips for NTW2 (http://forum.thelordz.co.uk/viewtopic.php?p=76493#76493)

-Download Patch_Waterloo_v0.2.2 for NTW2 from our website.

-To open the downloaded file you need WinRar a compressing program like WinZip to open the download file: WinRar (http://www.rarlab.com/)

-After opening you will find the install program inside.

-To start the program, just double click it. The install program will instruct you further and install NTW2 on your computer.

Tip: Make sure that you direct the install program to the right root directory, in other words where you already have installed the first NTW2 release




Download Links

You can find all our products on The Lordz website:

-The Lordz website (http://www.thelordz.co.uk)

All our products and downloads can be found in the download section on that site:

-The Download section (http://lordz.thelordz.co.uk/index.php?id=37,0,0,1,0,0)



Support

We provide full support on The Lordz forum, we strongly advise to visit and register here first:

-The Lordz forum (http://forum.thelordz.co.uk/index.php)

For download, install or gameplay problems please post in here:

-The Surgeon`s Room (http://forum.thelordz.co.uk/viewforum.php?f=5)

For your most immediate and most frequently asked questions about Napoleonic Total War 2, go to the NTW2 FAQ section on The Lordz forum:

-The NTW2 FAQ section (http://forum.thelordz.co.uk/viewforum.php?f=78)



Organising Multiplayer Games

For MP games gathering and problems please visit The Lordz Forum, we have a special room for all MP related gameplay & support:

-The Council of War (http://forum.thelordz.co.uk/viewforum.php?f=14)


Enjoy!

The Lordz

Lord Zimoa of Flanders
09-28-2006, 09:36 PM
A Preview on some United Netherlands(Dutch-Belgian-Nassau) units work in progress:



UN Nassau Voltigeurs
http://img150.imageshack.us/img150/4066/voltdt6.jpg

UN Nassau Grenadiers
http://img100.imageshack.us/img100/6228/grenln0.jpg

UN Line showing also Officer & Drummer
http://img150.imageshack.us/img150/5437/officersrg1.jpg

UN Hussar
http://img172.imageshack.us/img172/4364/hussarsoa2.jpg

UN General & Staff
http://img170.imageshack.us/img170/7888/staffzy0.jpg

UN Light Dragoons
http://img517.imageshack.us/img517/6200/dragoonsvt9.jpg

UN Grenadiers
http://img190.imageshack.us/img190/521/grens3ys.jpg

UN Carabiniers
http://img517.imageshack.us/img517/8159/carabswr7.jpg

Un Jaeger
http://img147.imageshack.us/img147/6862/jagers9sn.jpg

Lord Zimoa of Flanders
10-22-2006, 11:46 AM
Just a nice little update, I would like to stress this is still all Work in Progress and are not finished versions.

There has been an internal change of release plans, within two weeks we would like to release a Waterloo 1815 scenario MP package, this will give you all Prussian, United Netherlands(Dutch-Belgian-Nassau) and Brunswick units and a big pool of MP maps to play with. Around the end of November we will release a Waterloo 1815 scenario SP package, that will include the special SP scripted battles like Quatre-Bras, Ligny, Waterloo etc...As a last bonus the Austrians will follow shortly after.




-Here you see a picture of WIP on Ligny, a village center and some Prussian units.

http://img113.imageshack.us/img113/8058/ligny3nn1.jpg (http://imageshack.us)



-Work in progress on Waterloo here you see a part of the Mont St. Jean ridge with British square, partially protected by hedges, being attacked by French cuirassiers.

http://img247.imageshack.us/img247/8521/waterloohedgeslw7fn6.jpg (http://imageshack.us)



-Here on popular demand the first screens of some Brunswick units

Brunswick Avantgarde Lights
http://img154.imageshack.us/img154/2203/brunswick1zd0.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Brunswick Hussars
http://img92.imageshack.us/img92/3707/brunswick2gy7.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Brunswick Leib Garde
http://img154.imageshack.us/img154/3681/brunswick4bf6.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Brunswick General en Uhlans
http://img247.imageshack.us/img247/1802/brunswick3hz0.jpg (http://imageshack.us)


Cheers,

LZoF

Lord Zimoa of Flanders
11-08-2006, 08:56 PM
http://img508.imageshack.us/img508/9499/splashgc3.jpg (http://imageshack.us/)

The Lordz are very proud and pleased to announce the NTW2 Factions Pack. This is a full installation and does not require any older version of NTW2 to be installed first. You need Rome Total War v1.5 to run this mod.

Patch, Updates and New Material

NEW FACTIONS
-United Netherlands: A multinational army composed of Dutchmen, Belgians and regiments from Nassau. They lack Guard units, have limited artillery and cavalry, but a wide variation of infantry regiments, reinforced by capable militia units.
-Prussia: A flexible unit selection including riflemen (Schuetzen, Jaeger) and heavy lancers. The Prussian infantry have good defensive fighting skills but their artillery is badly managed, resulting in a higher cost.
-Brunswick: A minor faction that can only field very small armies. This faction is not meant for competitive play, but to balance easily defendable maps or skill differences between players or teams.

NEW MAPS

-More then 25 new (unofficial) maps made by members from the NTW community, bringing the total to 46 maps

BALANCE CHANGES

-Musket system revised, deep formations are now more vulnerable to musket fire
-All Light infantry -1 morale
-All Light infantry now has normal reload speed
-Artillery range decreased
-6-Pounder now has only 1 gun, cost decreased to 150f
-6-Pounder canister range increased
-6-Pounder reload faster
-French Middle Guard, Old Guard and Grenadiers à Cheval lost their "Frightens enemy infantry" attribute.
-Russian Musketeers and Jaegers +5 Charge
-British Foot Guard more expensive
-Pavlov Grenadiers 800f instead of 850f

Install Instructions

-Make sure you have Rome TW v1.5 installed. Patch 1.5 (or 1.6 for BI) can be found on www.totalwar.com (http://www.totalwar.com/)

-Download NTW2-waterloo-0.2.6 for NTW2 from our website.

-Unzip the files to a folder

-After opening you will find the installer inside this folder.

-To start the installation, just double click it. The install program will instruct you further and install NTW2 on your computer.

Tip: Make sure that you direct the install program to the right root directory, in other words where you installed Rome Total War v1.5

Download Links

You can find all our products on The Lordz website:

-The Lordz website (http://www.thelordz.co.uk/)

All our products and downloads can be found in the download section on that site:

-The Download section (http://lordz.thelordz.co.uk/index.php?id=37,0,0,1,0,0)

Support

We provide full support on The Lordz forum, we strongly advise to visit and register here first:

-The Lordz forum (http://forum.thelordz.co.uk/index.php)

For download, install or gameplay problems please post in here:

-The Surgeon`s Room (http://forum.thelordz.co.uk/viewforum.php?f=5)

For your most immediate and most frequently asked questions about Napoleonic Total War 2, go to the NTW2 FAQ section on The Lordz forum:

-The NTW2 FAQ section (http://forum.thelordz.co.uk/viewforum.php?f=78)

Organising Multiplayer Games

For MP games gathering and problems please visit The Lordz Forum, we have a special room for all MP related gameplay & support:

-The Council of War (http://forum.thelordz.co.uk/viewforum.php?f=14)


Enjoy!

The Lordz

Lord Zimoa of Flanders
02-01-2007, 07:51 AM
http://thelordzgamesstudio.com/downloads/wallpapers/LordzGamesStudio_Final1_Logo_Long.jpg



The Lordz Games Studio

The Lordz are very proud and pleased to announce their new project: The Lordz Games Studio.

This newly founded game developer company can announce its first commercial project: a new Napoleonic strategy game.



Links

For further info just visit, read and register at the new website and forum:

The Lordz Games Studio website (http://www.thelordzgamesstudio.com) (or www.thelordzgamesstudio.com)

The Lordz Games Studio forum (http://www.thelordzgamesstudio.com/forum) (or www.thelordzgamesstudio.com/forum)



Have a look and enjoy,

Lord Zimoa of Flanders

Lord Zimoa of Flanders
02-01-2007, 07:58 AM
As an extra bonus , just some more concept art.

Cheers,

LZoF


http://www.slitherine.com/lgs/images/LGS_ConceptArt1.jpg

softdistortion
02-01-2007, 01:13 PM
Impressive quality and volume of work guys.
Congrats on your game studio

3DEffects
02-01-2007, 02:11 PM
Yes, great work guys! Looking forward to the new project you are working on! :)

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