As promised last week here are the final 67 images for the armies of the British Isles. There are 7 Anglo Irish unit portraits, (the Borderer, Western European Rebel & Romanian Frank images already provided can be used interchangeably with these) 30 of "Traditional Irish Troops" and another 30 for the modernised Irish  armies fighting the 9 Years War in the 1590's and early 1600's. For the Spanish troops involved here see the "Later Spanish" to be added later and for Irish irregulars and allies fighting on both  use the "Traditional Irish Troops" described above) 

As the Irish units have pale green portrait backgrounds they can used the generic baggage and camp follower images already in the mod for the German Protestant Peasant revolt.

With the addition of the latest images the "Units" file now contains 960 unit portraits and is I guess now about 60% finished. I now need to bring the "Leaders" file up to the same level of coverage and in fact have some English leader portraits already done.

I am also going to expand the scope of the large MS Word table documents I have created to plot what is where in the mod's "Units" & "Leaders"  files to include scenario designers notes on which images can be used with which to best effect. I will post an example of what this will look like when I have got part way through working on both documents. Fully updated versions of both documents will be included in the next beta release of the mod.

Enjoy

Ian

 
 
To complement the English units added last week here are 5 independent borderer, 10 generic rebel, 48 Scots National and 15 Scots Highlander unit portraits. You will see that 13 of the "Scots National" units (the ones at the end) are actually Highlanders as well. The idea here is that the Highlander portraits with a Scots flag in the background will be used for highland units in Scots National armies at battles like Flodden & Pinkie while those without flags and with gray unit tiles can be used for highland rebellions and tribal conflicts and to represent "New Scots" mercenaries fighting in the Irish wars 

Next up Irish & Anglo Irish troops.

Enjoy

Ian

 
 
Here at long last are the first of the next batch of unit images for REN II while I have not blogged or posed updates for a while work has carried on however. Here are the first 75 of the next 210 unit portraits I now have ready. These cover armies of the English state from the coronation of Henry VIII through to the death of Elizabeth I. 

To follow are 15 border's and rebels (for use in Pilgrimage of Grace) and other Tudor rebellion battles and skirmishes, 48 portraits for Scots national armies and 15 for independent highlanders either in revolt against the Scottish Government or acting as mercenaries in Ireland. Also ready to go are 30 unit portraits for traditional Irish troops and another 30 for the more modernised Irish forces participating in the 9 Years War.

Part of the reason for my delay in posting is that I have also been working on 10 separate sets of 2D object files which will replace the 1 generic set that featured in the original REN II mod beta version. This will be made available with the next beta version of the mod and is also fully compatible with the stock scenarios in the original HPS REN game. 2D graphics support is currently provided for 90 plus armies/factions from the 14th to the end of the 16th century in Europe and through to the early 18th century for some far eastern armies.

Take care

Ian