Arma 3 players, get ready to embark on a journey through time with “The Chronicles of Estevanico“. This mod takes you back to the early 16th century, where you’ll accompany one of the earliest explorers to set foot on American soil. But this isn’t just any explorer – Estevanico was an African Moor, a former slave who chose to enter mercenary contracts in the Americas to win his freedom.
Beneath the surface of the tactical first-person shooter experience of the game Arma 3, The Chronicles of Estevanico is a historically accurate and immersive campaign, developed by a 29-year-old historian, writer, and artist. The mod tells the tale of an unsung hero and historical figure, bringing his story to life in a video game.
This article will provide an overview of The Chronicles of Estevanico, including its historical context, gameplay features, and the missions players can expect to undertake.
The Chronicles of Estevanico is a mod for Arma 3 that puts players in the shoes of an African Moor who accompanies the earliest Spanish conquistadors in the Americas. The mod is based on the true story of Estevanico, one of the first Africans to explore the Americas, whose exploits are the stuff of legends. The mod allows players to experience the danger, adventure, and historical significance of Estevanico’s journey, as they fight for freedom and riches in a new world.
In the early 16th century, the Americas were a new and unexplored land, full of danger and opportunity. The Spanish conquistadors, led by the likes of Hernán Cortés and Francisco Pizarro, sought to conquer these new territories and find untold wealth. They were accompanied by a diverse group of people, including African Moors, who were well known as mercenaries and excellent fighters.
Estevanico was one such African Moor, who fought for his freedom and the chance to strike it rich in the new world. He was a key figure in the search for the lost city of gold, El Dorado, and his exploits helped shape the early era of exploration in the Americas.
The Chronicles of Estevanico is an immersive and historically accurate mod that brings Estevanico’s story to life. The mod features include:
- Realistic combat mechanics, where players must use 16th century battle tactics and weapons, including slow and inaccurate guns, unreliable arquebus muskets, and melee weapons.
- A health system that simulates the realistic way wounds would have been treated over a period of time, with no antibiotics or clinical miracle drugs.
- Varied and detailed scenarios, including the Battle of Azammour, training day, and night watch, each with their own challenges and objectives.
- AI squadmates that players must keep alive throughout the campaign, who are prone to making rash decisions in order to survive.
- A single life, no respawn rule, encouraging players to use their situational awareness and proper battle tactics.
“The Chronicles of Estevanico” brings to life the true tale of one of the earliest explorers to set foot on America’s shores – Estevanico, an African Moor who accompanied the earliest Spanish Conquistadors in the Americas. Estevanico was a slave who opted to enter a mercenary contract in the Americas and win his freedom. Despite being mostly ignored because he was a Black man, the tales of his exploits are that of the likes of movies, and where stories about the lost city of gold El Dorado actually came from.
The mod features six missions that follow a sequential order:
- M1- Prelude: The Battle of Azammour
- M2- The Arrival
- M3- Training Day
- M4- Unfriendly Neighbors (New Version of the Original La Chronicla de Estavanico Scenario)
- M5- Night Watch
- M6- Aftermath
M1- Prelude: The Battle of Azammour: This mission serves as an introduction to the mod, where you participate in the Battle of Azammour, which sets the stage for Estevanico’s journey to the Americas.
M2- The Arrival: In this mission, Estevanico arrives in America as a slave, and your objective is to witness the events that lead to him becoming a conquistador.
M3- Training Day: This mission is all about training familiarizing yourself with the environment of Cat Caye the Island where this mod takes place and combat in dealing with a band of dangerous pirates. It will prepare you for the challenges ahead.
M4- Unfriendly Neighbors: In this mission, you must defend your newly established outpost against attacks from hostile tribes. You must use your situational awareness to avoid being ambushed and administer physical care to your wounds when injured.
M5- Night Watch: In this mission, you must protect your camp from a night attack by the enemy. You must use stealth and tactics to survive the onslaught.
M6- Aftermath: This mission is the climax of the mod, where you must lead your troops to victory against the enemy in a final battle.
Each mission presents its own set of challenges, from managing your troops and resources to avoiding ambushes and making strategic decisions to ensure your survival and victory.
The Chronicles of Estevanico is an outstanding mod for Arma gamers who crave realism, exciting storyline and top-notch gameplay. This mod provides a truly remarkable gaming experience that has it all!
Overview of the combat system and weapons used
The combat system in this mod is designed to simulate the early 16th century combat with pike and shot weapons. Guns were slow, inaccurate, and unreliable, but still far better than entering into close combat. The player must use a combination of guns, melee weapons, and grenades to fight off enemies. The weapons used include arquebuses, pikes, swords, and grenades.
Importance of situational awareness and strategic planning
The importance of situational awareness and strategic planning cannot be overstated in this mod. The player must always be on the lookout for enemies trying to flank them through the treeline. Proper 16th-century battle tactics involve letting melee troops run ahead while holding a defensive back-line. This way, the player can scan the horizon and see the sneaky natives trying to outflank them. The player must also keep their squadmates alive and utilize them throughout the varied and detailed scenarios this campaign has to offer.
Explanation of the ACE system and its impact on gameplay
The ACE system used in this mod simulates the realistic way wounds would have been treated over a period of time. There were no antibiotics and clinical miracle drugs in this time period, so players must be prepared to administer physical care to their wounds. The system also takes into account the unreliability of guns in the rain and the possibility of muskets going off if fired too rapidly.
Taking on battles in this mod requires you to be proactive and prepared – the early 16th century environment is incredibly hazardous and unpredictable. You have to think smart and strategize well to get out of it alive!
Insight into the creation of the mod
The development of “The Chronicles of Estevanico” mod was a labor of love for Man-Sa (aka. Magadon) its creator. As a historian, writer, artist, and gamer, the author sought to create an immersive and historically accurate experience for Arma players. The mod took two weeks to create, and it was a joy to work on from start to finish.
Author’s experience and motivation behind the mod
The author’s motivation for creating this mod was to tell the story of Estevanico, an unsung hero and historical figure. As a Black gamer, the author wanted to bring a different perspective to the world of Arma and video games in general. The author’s passion for history and storytelling is evident in the mod’s intricate plot and attention to detail.
Plans for future updates and expansions
While this mod is currently complete, the author has plans for a Part Two of the Estevanico story. The author hopes to continue providing players with deep, immersive, and well-written experiences in the future. As the Arma community continues to grow, the author is excited to see how players will engage with the mod and hopes to receive feedback for future updates and expansions.
“The Chronicles of Estevanico” is an absolute must-play for Arma fans who want a refreshing gaming experience! Every detail has been thoughtfully considered, from the intricate plot to the immersive gameplay. It’s an incredibly unique and enthralling take on history that you won’t want to miss!
In conclusion, this mod offers a unique and immersive experience for players interested in history, strategy, and first-person shooters. The detailed storyline of Estevanico: The Black Explorer- with challenging missions make for an engaging gameplay experience. The focus on realism in combat and tactics adds to the mod’s authenticity, making players feel like they’re truly a part of the 16th century Caribbean.
We invite all Arma players to try out “The Chronicles of Estevanico” mod today and provide feedback to help improve future updates. We appreciate the community’s support in bringing this mod to life and hope it provides hours of enjoyment for players.
Thank you for your interest and we hope you enjoy the adventure of Estevanico in the Caribbean. Feel free to check out Mansartisan Gaming Channel some time soon!