- Aug 14, 2010
Thats quite a lot of feedback)Definately.
I think you should have split zhmud in half, one bit going to aukshys and the other going to samogotia. Its an awkwardly shaped and quite large province.
You've made poitou go really far south. I don't think Poitou ever made up that much of aquitaine. It wasn't even a duchy after all (though neither were anjou, provence or flanders and even normandy for a time). Your Poitou is the modern region of Poitou-charentes.
Baxenbere means the king of france can usurp Navarre on day 1.
Innsbruck was the capital of Tyrol. Should be in the duchy if anything is. Its more tyrol than Chur which was just a zone of influence.
Carinthia was a duchy since 976. Steirmark was a seperate duchy for 12 years before being combined with austria. Karnten (eg carinthia) should not be a county of a massive duchy of steirmark.
You left Wittelsbach as the capital of Niederbayern. Wittelsbach is no where near niederbayern and should just by a barony in Kempten or ulm. Landshut should be the capital of neiderbayern and of Bavaria proper. Munich wasn't even founded until 1158 and became the capital of oberbayern in 1255.
If you're going to divide Moldau in two it should be divided east/west into bessarabia and moldavia rather than north/south. But since that's a much later distinction I suppose you might as well just make things up.
Netherlands is completely ahistorical for this time period. I'm happy to see it in mods it just doesn't fit in a 'historical' one. Flanders is de jure france in this period. If you're going to put in a modern concept of the netherlands at least make a 'picardie' and leave it in france.
Lausitia wasn't part of brandenburg until 1815, where it was actually put into silesia. It was always either its own march or part of meissen or Bohemia.
Altmark made sense as part of brandenburg in vanilla. Makes no sense in Saxony, only saxony it was ever part of is the stem duchy which you have as a kingdom. You put in a neumark and didn't put it into Brandenburg? You renamed province brandenburg to mittelmark (middle march) and then didn't let the duchy have the two marks that it was in the middle of? Brandenburg should be mittelmark, altmark, neumark and lubusz (the last because it ended up in brandenburg and looks dumb in wielpolska.)
Wessex was pretty much invented by Thomas Hardy in the 19th century. Wasn't a real region of england since 927.
Bedford was a duchy, though only after 1427. Essex was never more than an earldom. The Duke of Bedford owned a lot of land in london, the earl of essex not so much.
Lets take it one by one:
Zhmud. If you have a map I would like to se it.
With Poutiou and the rest of the french duchies that is taken straight out of vanilla(thats acutally everything except baxenbarre) I think you will find that the issue of regions from the 16th-20th being used as template for duchies(and modern provinces for counties) is equally acute in most other areas of CK2. I am working on it but I can't be everywhere at the same time. You will probably also have to accept that a duchy entitiy in CK2 isn't exactly the same as it was in real life, many regions simply didn't have duchies and its the same problem with counties. If you take Denmark as an example there wasn't counties until the late 17th centry(the way I got around that problem while designing the new dansish provinces in jutland was to make them so that the province borders roughly corresponds with the layout of the administrative enteties in Jutland from the 11th centryShires(Syssler) and dicoteses(stifter) while balancing the placement of citys and major fortifications(I haven't yet put all the correct citys etc into the danish history folder but the provinces is drawn in a way that they fit) I have tried to do similar things to other area where it wasn't possible to get hold of counties(if you have a better idea im all ears)
Baxenbarre. Your right I will put on additonal requirements for usurption/creation
Steiermark. Well the duchy did exsist for most of the timeline of CK2 if it has to be ruled independedly to be in the game we might as well remove half the duchies(and thats out of those that actually were duchies in real life)
Moldovia. This was made completly for balance, the area was completly run over by ever changing waves of tatar and turkish nomads until the mid 14th centry so I didn't really se the point of keeping moldovia as one big blob(if you prefer I can put the belgorod duchy into moldovia and leave it as a 6 county mega duchy(I just don't see the point))
Netherland: Yes you are correct(If you had clicked on the link of my old mod that I posted you would have gotten the explination of why its in(and it might get removed after patch 1.5, dependingly on how paradox change the de jure mechanics)
Neumark. Firstly Neumark has been made so that the area at the other side of the Oder could be detached from Brandenburg because doing most of the timeline of the game that area was under Pommerish control. The only reason its called Neumark is because I haven't yet found a Pommerish name for it( I try to form the provinces so that they fit into the Duchies and those into the kingdoms(or what ever one wants to call it) but of cause the borders of every entity and the de jure borders moved around quite a lot during the span of timeline CK2 covers. So please bear in mind that I try to balance every entity in the game not just the provinces so that it makes sense through most of 11th-14th centry)
Brandenburg. As far as I can see it wasn't called Brandenburg until 1157 but if people prefer it I can change it back. As for leaving it without Neumark. Neumark was tried anexed by the HRE 928 and 936(just like Heinrich the Fowler tried to annex holstein, and he refferd to that as his Dansih mark btw(not that it was for more than a year or so but that didn't stop him) but shortly after Neumark was back on Pommerish hands where it stayed for 200 years. And as far as I understand it the Marks didn't orignially start as one unit(more a way for the the HRE to say "here now be germans"). So leaving Brandeburg without the other marks I can't se any big problem in. As for Saxony the duchy(I hadnt found an alternative but I will get back to it after England(if you have an idea with what to do with the region Im all ears)
Wessex. No Wessex was removed as an independed duchy after 1066 by William as it was reunited with the crown.
Bedford vs. Essex. Well you have to choose between an earldom and a Duchy made at around the time the game ends, and I choose the prior(currently reworking England but haven't got to the area yet, but if you have a better suggestion already please say so)