Sublime Porte, prochain DLC pour Field of Glory Medieval II

Slitherine tire aujourd’hui une volée de screenshots pour annoncer la prochaine cinquième extension du volet médiéval du très réussi Field of Glory II. Au programme de cet add-on, une vingtaine de nouvelles unités, une soixantaine de listes d’armées, cinq campagnes historiques, le tout sur le thème de l’empire Ottoman et de l’Europe de l’est aux XIV et XVe siècles

Pour plus d’informations sur Field of Glory II: Medieval – Sublime Porte, dont la sortie est prévue ce 15 septembre prochain, voyez les communiqués suivants puis pour l’instant le site de l’éditeur. Concernant Field of Glory II – Medieval, voyez cette fiche sur Steam ou celle-ci chez l’éditeur. Ainsi que notre test.

 

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Field of Glory II: Medieval – Sublime Porte DLC is coming soon

Field of Glory II: Medieval returns with a new DLC named Sublime Porte and will be available on September 15th 2022.

Historical background

At the end of the thirteenth century, with the Seljuk Sultanate of Rum in terminal decline, Anatolia was divided into several small independent Turkish principalities called beyliks.

At first, the Ottomans battled against the Byzantines for control of the local Anatolian cities, but in 1354 they seized their first European territory when they took Gallipoli. This brought them into conflict with the other Balkan Christian states, including Serbia, Bulgaria, Hungary, Wallachia, Moldavia, and Albania. The Ottomans were generally victorious in these wars for the next fifty years, becoming the dominant Balkan power.

This run of success was briefly interrupted in 1402 when the Turco-Mongol conqueror Timur defeated the Ottomans at the Battle of Ankara. With Sultan Bayezid I captured and dying in captivity the following year, the empire was thrown into a chaotic civil war between Bayezid’s sons, with order only being restored in 1413 when Mehmed I became Sultan.

The conquests resumed, and another Crusade was defeated at Varna in 1444. Finally, the Byzantines conquered the great city of Constantinople in 1453, making it the Ottoman capital.

Timur was born in 1336 into a noble family in the Turco-Mongol Barlas confederation in Transoxiana (in modern-day Uzbekistan). Rising to control Transoxiana by 1370, he created the Timurid Empire in modern Central Asia, Afghanistan, and Iran. Never defeated in battle, he won victories against the Golden Horde, the Delhi Sultanate, the Ottomans, and the Mamluks, becoming the most powerful ruler in the Islamic world. His defeat of the Ottomans at Ankara in 1402 set back Ottoman expansion for several decades.

Features

– Additional coverage for the following nations and factions from 1260 to 1500 AD: Albanians, Anatolians, Turcomans, Black Sheep Turcomans, Bulgarians, Byzantines (Central, Epiros, Trebizond, and Morea), Catalan Company, Chagatai Khanate, Kingdom of Cyprus, Georgians, Indians (Muslim, Rajput, Hindu and Vijayanagaran Empire), Islamic Persians, Jalayirid Sulktanate, Latin Greece, Mamluk Egyptians, Moldavians, Navarrese Company, Order of St John, Ottoman Turks, Serbians, Timurids, Venetians, Wallachians, and White Sheep Turcomans.
– 22 new units
– 62 more army lists allowing historically realistic armies for each of the above factions and their allies at different dates during the period and bringing the total number of Medieval army lists to 361. In addition, armies can include contingents from historical allies. This gives hundreds of thousands of permutations. You will never run out of new matchups to try.
– 8 more historical scenarios covering key engagements of the period on an epic scale: Apros 1305, Saint George 1320, Kosovo 1389, Ankara 1402, Varna 1444, Târgoviste 1462, Krujë 1467, Vaslui 1475.
– 63 more historical matchups added to Quick Battle mode, increasing the total to 302, most playable from either side.
– 5 more historically-based campaigns covering major leaders and conflicts of the era: Rise of the Ottomans Part 1, Rise of the Ottomans Part 2, Catalan Company, Timur, Matthias Corvinus.
– Sandbox campaign expanded to include all the new army lists, allowing you to lead any nation (and their historical allies) against any other nation (and their allies) – giving over a hundred thousand permutations.
– Time Warp modules expanded to include the new army lists

Slitherine – Field of Glory II Medieval new DLC, “Sublime Porte”, will be available on September 15th

Today, Slitherine and Byzantine Games announced the latest DLC for Field of Glory II: Medieval, the turn based tactical game set in the Middle Ages. The “Sublime Porte” DLC will be available on September 15th.

This is the fifth DLC for Field of Glory II: Medieval, set in Eastern Europe in the XIIIth-XVth centuries. The rising Ottoman Empire clashes with Christian Balkan states such as the Byzantine Empire, Serbia, Bulgaria, Hungary, Wallachia, Moldavia and Albania, and against Crusaders from the West, and with its eastern neighbours including merciless Timur the Lame. The DLC also covers the adventures of the infamous Catalan Company.

The “Sublime Porte” DLC will add 20+ new units and 62 new army lists, 8 historical scenarios and 5 historically-based new campaigns, taking the FOG II: Medieval total to 340 units and 383 army lists.

On the same day as Sublime Porte release, a free update will be available to all Field of Glory II Medieval players adding a full set of new Late 15th century Men-at-Arms models.

Why “Sublime Porte”. The Sublime Porte was the main gate of the Ottoman Sultan’s Topkap? Palace in Constantinople (Istanbul), from which official decrees were made, and foreign ambassadors met. It came to be used in western diplomatic circles as a synonym for the Ottoman government, and by extension the Ottoman Empire itself. The DLC is named after this famous gate as a tribute to the most powerful Empire of the time and area.

What is Field of Glory II Medieval? Created by the legendary wargame author Richard Bodley Scott, Field of Glory II Medieval is the only tactical game reproducing the feel of “tin soldiers” battles on the table top. Choose any historical army of the 11th to 13th Century, from the magnificent mounted charge of the English and French nobility to the lighter but more mobile Mongol Conquest, deploy your units and battle against the challenging Artificial Intelligence or human players from every corner of
the world. With each DLC (Reconquista, Swords and Scimitars, Storm of Arrows, Rise of the Swiss and now Sublime Porte) Field of Glory II Medieval’s scope has been extended as far as India and to the very end of the 15th century, as the unit and army list roster has become more and more complete.

If you want to play a virtual table top game versus the PC or friends anywhere in the world, Field of Glory II and Field of Glory II: Medieval are the best tactical turn based games and the ultimate recreation of “tin soldier” games with painted miniatures, but without the stress of painting them, carrying them to the local club and deploying them. With the Slitherine PBEM (Play By E-Mail) tournament system, players can also enjoy paired games and tournaments, totally for free.

After the first Field of Glory, Slitherine and Richard Bodley Scott’s Byzantine Games created the sequel with improved graphics and gameplay Field of Glory II, with a time span from the fall of the ancient Assyrian Empire to the Viking invasions. With Field of Glory II: Medieval, the game landed in the High Medieval period, with new units and armies. The Field of Glory franchise also includes the Grand Strategy 4X Field of Glory: Empires, set during the Roman Empire, and the announced but not yet released Kingdoms, set in the High Medieval era.

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