The Lords of the West DLC added 2 civs to this game with a unique castle appearance. Now comes “Dawn of the Dukes” adding another 2 new civs also with a unique castle look.
In that case it would be appropriate to add a new unique castle look for each civ in the game.
Proposition of unique locks for each civ in this game (no unique model):
Britons = Default Western European Castle
Celts = Default Central European Castle
Franks = Mont Saint Michel
Teutons = Default Eastern European Castle (because resembles the Malbork Castle - Teutonic Order capital)
Vikings = Hjularod Castle
Goths = Kronborg Castle
Huns = Huns never build castles. A model of their castle could be the ruin of a Roman castle.
Chinese = Summer Palace
Koreans = Gyeobokgung Palace
Japanese = Default Eastern Asian Castle
Mongols = Karakorum Palace
Vietnamese = Hue Imperial Palace of Nguyen Dynasty
Slavs = Nizhny Novgorod Kremlin
Magyars = Visegrad Castle
Bulgarians = Baba Vida
Lithuanians = Trakai Island Castle
Tatars = Default Central Asian Castle
Cumans = Sudak Fortress
Burmese = Kanbawzathadi Palace
Khmer = Default Southeast Asian Castle
Malay = Brahu Temple
Aztec = El Tepozteco
Maya = Default Native American Castle
Inca = Sacsayhuaman Fortress
Italians = Default Mediterranean Castle
Spanish = Castillo de Loarre
Portuguese = Braganca Castle
Byzantines = Kızkalesi Castle
Berbers = Default African Castle
Persians = Alamut Castle
Saracens = Al-Ukhaidir Fortress
Turks = Default Middle Eastern Castle
Indians = Default Indian Castle
Malians = in Sudano-Sahelian architecture
Ethiopians = Gondar Fortress
I am agree with you
Yes, fully agreed with the concept !
Castle is the only unit/building without risk of decreasing the readability of the battlefield.
That said :
Mont Saint Michel is technically a monastery. Also on sea. Also do you really want Franks to build their Ligne Maginot of cheap castles as copies of Mont Saint Michel ? Hilarious to see but a bit weird.
Trakaj castle is currently Lith Wonder
Not sure castles should be directly based on a specific famous building (even if it could be inspired from them).
It is logical, but why would Berbers have a Malian castle?
This game is getting old and we need stuff to change and this looks like a good change.
so what is going to be the new Lithuanian wonder?
Its always nice to have new things added but I really want correct hero skins for archer of the eyes and the mounted samurai more than a castle skin for japan any day.
The Summer Palace was built in the 18th century, and it’s just the emperor’s park, not a castle or a palace. Summer Palace is not suitable.
There were few castles in ancient China, China has large cities and walls, and the huge and complex city gates are similar to castles.
正阳门 Zhengyangmen can be the castle of China. It was one of the palace gate of the yuan and Ming Dynasties
Yes, this will be wonderfull to have.
What I would sugest:
Persians: Falakolaflak Castle
Saracens: Arg-é Bam Castle
Franks: Krak des Chevaliers
Portugese: Almourol Castle
Celts:Eilean Donan Castle
Byzantines: Kızkalesi Castle or Mezek Castle
Armenia : Yılankale Castle
Georgia: Akhaltsikhe Castle or Khertvisi fortress
The Castle of Bragança would actually fit more with the ingame tile radius for Castles, than Almourol.
It is basically a blocky giant Keep already, like most Castles in the game.
Gramvoussa would be the appropriate Greek name.
Gediminas tower or Gate of Dawn
I like the idea of each civ having a unique castle, but I don’t necessarily think they should be based on specific castles - especially since you typically build several castles per game. Some of the suggestions here are from the wrong time period or are not actually castles.
I’ve wondered about civs having unique monasteries as well. Currently every east Asian civ has an overtly Japanese one, while the Byzantine one is conspicuously not in the Byzantine style.
Great idea! Just one thing, I would propose the Chinese castle to be either a tower of the Forbidden City in Beijing or one of the main halls of the Fordideen City. The Summer Palace was a retreat rather than a fortress. Or Maybe one of the Main City Gates of Beijing could function as a castle.
Totally agree! I did not see your post before writting my previous post. I like this idea!
I do not agree with all the picked Castles but I agree with the idea. Should honestly come with a free patch, considering how few new graphical assets the last two DLCs added/are going to add.
Aztec = El Tepozteco
Well, on the Aztecs having “El Tepozteco”: that’s actually funny, because El Tepozteco is a mountain near Mexico City
. Leave their current pyramid as their castle and we’ll be fine…
On the note of custom skins per civ, one thing I thought was a missed opportunity with DE is to try to give every unit a (very) slight difference that make them look more like their culture.
I.E. Why does an Aztec M@A looks exactly like a Chinese M@A, etc…
This is the hope for the future, but I believe I’ll still be modding each civ to have exactly the units that I see fit.
This would be quite incredible. Also, nice work on the research