Monday, 12 August 2013

Development Update: Kingdoms of Ind

Best be working on this one right now, because it's unlikely I'll have the time once Rome II: Total War comes out, when life as I know it will surely cease to exist in favour of conquering the world in an expected stroke of megalomania.

Anyway, the Kingdoms of Ind are progressing rather nicely, with most of the bestiary already being done, along with the society and geography sections. History will take longer to go through, but I have a decent idea of what I want to include at least.

It's not very likely the book will be finished this month since it's so much new background to be implemented, but it might see a September release. It will most likely depend on how much support I can count on from Stefan (who co-wrote Sartosa with me). Regardless, you can finally look forward to having a complete Kingdoms of Ind book in the near future.


Current Progress:

Contents/credits - done
Society - done
History - done
Timeline - done
Geography - done
Bestiary - done
Special characters - 5 done, probably 1 more to add.
Spell Lore - done
Magic Items - done
Army list - done
Summary - done

Update 1: Finished the Bestiary. A few units are gone, but have instead been replaced with new ones, and several more have been added. Special Characters will lose 3 of the old ones, but will gain at least 3 new instead. Magic Items will be divided into 2 sections; one for the Devas, and one for the human characters. History is progressing rather nicely as well, and is currently about halfway done.

Update 2: Not much left to do on the book now! Need to finish the section detailing the war between Ind and Cathay, their spell lore, and hopefully have yet another special character to add, and then I'm pretty much done! With one week still left to go until Rome II, it might be possible to see this one out first.

And just 'cause I feel like it (and need to upload it eventually anyway), here's a sneak peak at the cover:

1 comment:

  1. very disappointing this is injustice with indian subcontinent
    {warhammer faction base is== 20% historical base + 40% mythological base+40% imagination } i have too many disappointments or objection [1] why kingdom of ind have no cannons indian sub continent have both mythological and historical base of huge gunpowder artillery and cannons casting and use in big numbers infact in size of indian cannons surpassed Europe and indian sub Continent have massive mythological artillery description also available . kingdom of ind should have large number of artillery because
    {a} historical fact and base >> indian kingdoms casted or manufactured world largest cannons {15to 19 century } out of top 13 largest cannon 5 cannons belong to indian subcontinent https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_the_largest_cannon_by_caliber indian subcontinat have world largest cannon foundry and world largest cannon jaivan . more than half town was involved to casting cannons {jaigardh }. ahom cannnons >>>>>>>>> http://yourshot.nationalgeographic.com/photos/2654688/ mughal and rajputs combine effort cannon>>>> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ND4ui0xs0Yk maysour and other kingdom cannon>>> http://wiki.fibis.org/index.php?title=Historic_Guns_of_British_India toooo many kind of historical firearms and cannons available malik e maidan jaivan dal madal kaman ,jhan kosha , zamzama ahom .......cannons is the the largest cannon by caliber in the world these are some historical fact behind the artillery claim now {b} mythological base >>> hindu epics are full of firearms description like we have astra ........series we have sathagani who able to kill 100 men in one shot many scholars consider as a cannons and nalikastra means guns we have brahmastra many scholar {even inventor of nuclear bomb also quoted hindu epics } as a nuclear weapon sukarniti described these in detail we have 50kind of very powerful celestial weapons ,anyastra is category of firearms if i start to write about mythological artillery may be this forum shall get full of my comment {c} imagination base its depend how creative are you sowell {2} where is vimannas flying warships ?
    toooooooooooooooo many disappointments with your army book{too many points} soon i will describe how i will make my kingdom of india heee

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