Opening a new thread for the mod because the precedent thread is now too long.
Fatal Years is a mod for Revolution Under Siege. Its 2 main features are better gameplay thanks to a reworking of player options and an improved AI.
The only scenario currently modded is the Great Campaign from June 1918.
All three factions (Red, Southern and Siberian Whites) are playable.
Fatal Years may be played in PBEM or against AI.
Best options for AI are:
Note: the +2 bonus for Fog of war may be discarded or reduced to +1. The AI will remain a worthy opponent.
Fatal Years rules are available here, in pdf format:
Among the main changes, the option system has been reworked to give player choice between enforcing a land reform or stick with the historical doctrine made by each side, more diplomatic options, the possibility to recruit units of opposing factions, and an Allied Intervention Level determining the size and the actions of Western Allied Units during the Civil War.
Beyond the 3 main playable factions, the Grand Campaign features several minor factions, Ai driven only: Ukrainians, Poles, Anarchists, Freikorps and Greens. Don't neglect them AI being rather smart
please do not neglect Clovis' mod...it really makes you actually want to play the game, and think about strategy for the Reds.
the more I play this the more I become convinced that RUS is one of the best strategy games I have ever played... and I have played many since the mid 80's. The AI in this mod is at level with Sid Meier's best efforts.
Note for Russian players: I've seen some of you are considering greatly Fatal Years. Thanks first. Please don't forget I'm French, not Russian. I've tried to be as fair and as historical than possible between the different sides. Certainly there are errors or misconceptions. Don't waver to post your critics, I will read them and if the engine allows I will modify Fatal Years.
Last point: I've seen some of you are using pirated version of RUS. I'm not a moralist, and to say the least I've no real praise for SEPRUS patch policy and for the game design ideas put in the official campaign. BUT they deserve the price of their work and piracy is the best way to destroy any new game of this sort. So, if ever I get the feeling someone uses a pirated version of RUS, I will just ignore him. I will never support pirated games.
Fatal Years is available here:
Enjoy, post remarks and AAR