First Release. This is the alpha version of the Monarchy mod, bugs are to be expected, but i assure you it's unlikely. For this version, have fun restoring Kingdoms and Empires all over the World and imposing iron rule over your subjects, expand your realm with new Irredentism decisions and build a new order from the ashes of the old.
Fellow monarchist! Have you ever wanted to have a campaign where you could make your country the leader of a Global Crusade to restore monarchies worldwide? Ever tried and got frustrated as you could never see the flags of the Empires and Kingdoms of old when peace deals ended? Not anymore.
This mod works aligned with the vanilla files, flags, effects and conditions, aimed to be as simple as possible and yet rich enough to ensure a fun playthrough. Decisions and Events are key to the working of this mod. It operates just like the "American Monarchy" decision for the UK in Man the Guns, but there's a catch: The mod is careful enough to carry the vanilla conditions, so conflicts and bugs are really unlikely to happen.
Work began with the flags and portraits of the defunct mod "For King and Country" and were slowly adapted to new versions with many additions. Cosmetic tags will operate the settlement of Monarchical rule without forcing out another ideology that will eventually crash the game if played with other mods. Monarchism is adapted as the Non-aligned ideology (Well... maybe there's a way to go a Fascist Monarchy too...), but no element from the original campaign is removed or altered, so you won't have any problems.
The mod adds to the game the many Monarchs portraits and flags of Monarchies that were already long gone by 1936, together with events and decisions to restore your rightfull rulers to the throne, many new Irredentism decisions and a full tab for installing Monarchies in puppet nations.
Did the country you started as never had a ruling dynasty? No problem, elect one. There are 85 electable leaders for the nations that never had Monarchical rule, from lower to high nobility, not counting the leaders for those that had, making more than 400 leaders in total. Decisions are set to make sure you can spread your rule trough the world in the name of the Crown.
Future of the mod:
This project is the result of a month of hard work, as i made it by myself. I've tried to find more options for royal elections, but in the end, mounted to 85. Flags, Formables, Releaseable nations and decisions over diplomacy are fully done, but the list of Royalty-related decisions still can (and will) be improved. If any of you want to see a particular noble in the game, just give me the name(s) and picture (rules: He/She must be older than 18 by 1936 and pictures must exists. No matter black and white, good or bad, i'll make the portrait myself, just need the picture and name). Ideas for improving flags or adding events or decisions are more than welcome and i really hope to continue improving this mod for a long time.
As the mod operates through events and decisions aligned with the effects and conditions of vanilla, the mod is almost compatible with anything, but some mods aren't recomended to play with. Mods that add into the game focus trees, States, Nations and Cosmetic tags will need a compatibility patch, that are no big issue. I will post compatibility patches for mods as you all request (Unless it changes too much of the game and it would be torture to do so. Mods i WON'T make compatible and don't recomend playing along the Monarchy mod: Kaiserreich, Fuhrerreich, Endsieg, The Great War, Novum Vexilum and any other that changes the start date of the game, don't use the Earth map or add ideologies to the game.
Mods that are specially compatible with this one: Formable Nations
Mods i will make compatibility patches in the coming weeks: Road to 56 (just waiting for their update), VF's Brazil, The Imperial Restoration, Beautiful States and Improved Greece.
First, to the mod "For King and Country" or it would be impossible to start making this
I've borrowed a few portraits from other mods, including Kaiserreich, Alternative Leaders, Improved Carlist Spain, The Road to 56 and the others, i've made myself (Free to use, just don't forget to credit please :) ). Same goes for the flags. If there is anything else i can do to properly credit, please let me know.
I've asked a friend of mine to post the mod in the Steam Workshop as i don't have the game, but i've posted this same file myself in Moddb. I will keep checking this page and answering anything, but at moddb, i can respond directly. (I'll leave a link)
More updates coming next weeks. Feel free to ask and suggest anything that can improve the mod, and don't forget: this is an alpha release, bugs are to be expected (even though unlikely), so report any issue to me and i'll fix it for future versions.
Hope you all can have some fun and thanks for the support. Enjoy!