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. Fatal Years is a game currently played by me,among others, and that's certainly its greatest strength, being designed not to be bought, downloaded or admired, just played.
It is currently played in both sigle player and PBEM modes.
It may be installed without altering the original game.
The only scenario currently modded is the Great Campaign from June 1918.Only supported in English language.
All three factions (Red, Southern and Siberian Whites) are playable.
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. Siberian Whites may now succeed to take control of the Southern White faction and iobtain, under severe conditions, Japanese military help.
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. Red player may take control of the Anarchist units for sme turns
I almost forgot thanks for your reference to FY. Prviously I thought it was just a Mod (which usually I don't go in for). I did not realize it was quizessential to playing the game. Thanks for enlightening me. I have spread the word and 'all' of my gaming associates have jumped the ship. Now we have an historical playable game Of course its not perfect and there is always room for improvement as there always is in these things but at least we can get a likely historical outcome.
please do not neglect Clovis' mod...it really makes you actually want to play the game, and think about strategy for the Reds.
FY is worth every second you spend to install it.
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.
Thanks a lot for Fatal Years. I could play and enjoy RUS without it, but FY has improved so many aspects of the game that now I donít want to play vanilla RUS anymore.
keep up the good work Ė already its gone from a game that wouldnít be played to a really interesting one.
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:
This blog is displaying too screens about current single paly and PBEM games.
A movie about install process can be viewed here:
This mod incorporates leaders portraits available on official forum and done by Nikel.
Have been added too Keke's files modifying weather files to raise probability of blizzard during winter.
This game has benefitted from the feedback of many, who have demonstrated being themselves REAL playtesters, very different to some guys writing endlessly on their pet ideas about the game without finding any bugs.
Since a few days, I've beneffited from the help of AGELINT, the best tool created for modding AGE engine, done by Berto.
Enjoy, post remarks and AAR