3D Building / City Models in RotR

October 03, 2020

By Quintus Hortensius Hortalus

Here are some of my building and city models for RotR:

Schloss Lütetsburg

Schloss Lütetsburg by QuintusHortensiusHortalus on Sketchfab

The Schloss Lütetsburg is located in Lütetsburg near Norden in East Frisia in Germany. Attached to the palace is a large English Landscape Garden - the oldest one in Germany and it still exists! Originally a castle was located on the place the palace was erected. The moat is still from the time when the palace was a castle. The castle was destroyed in 1514 and a Rennaisecance palace was built on its place. But at the end of the 17th century, the palace was ailing and the palace I recreated was built. In the 1790s the famous English Landscape Garden attached to the palace was shaped. Nearly 100 years later a Christmas tree fell and the palace burned down. Another palace was built. This new palace shared the same fate and burned down in 1956. So today’s palace is, in fact, a modern building from the 1950s whereas the garden is 160 years older.

It'll serve as the highest level farm building. This is the in-game Empire Total War model:

Lütetsburg ingame

Peter Joseph Krahe - Draft of a Palace

Peter Joseph Krahe - Draft of a Palace by QuintusHortensiusHortalus on Sketchfab

This draft of a palace was made by the architect Peter Joseph Krahe in 1792. I modelled the building after this front plan:

Front Plan

from the Städtisches Museum Braunschweig (all credits go to them for the picture, the original can be found here ).

For the colours of the facade, I used the current colour scheme of the Wangenheim Palais in Hannover as it is also a Classicist building and has a certain similarity.

The building serves as generic Governors palace in the Empire Total War mod Imperial Splendour. This is the in-game model:

Generic Governors Palace

Rathaus Coburg

Rathaus Coburg by QuintusHortensiusHortalus on Sketchfab

This is the in-game Empire Total War model:

2018 08 21 coburg rathaus ingame

This is the townhall of Coburg. The model is actually different from the townhall as it is today because some alteritions were done in the early 20th century. As I’m using this model in the 18th century mod Imperial Splendour I tried to represent the state of the townhall in that era. The mayor differences are that the ground floor still looked like several buildings in the 18th century because this is, what the townhall was. Several buildings were merged together to create the townhall. When this was done the ground floor was left as it was. The ground floor were only changed in the early 20th century and a balcony was added in the middle of the first floor.

Altes Braunschweiger Schloss

Altes Braunschweiger Schloss by QuintusHortensiusHortalus on Sketchfab

I made the building without any plans the only things I had were variants of an engraving (so the outer sides of the wings with their decorations were created by me) and for the colours wikipedia stated that the mid-wing was build in sandstone and I had this painting (almost identical perspective of the engravings) from the 1830 fire:

2018 08 21 braunschweig palace burning

This is the in-game Empire Total War model:

2018 08 21 braunschweig palace ingame

The "Altes Braunschweiger Schloss" (old Brunswick Palace) was the official residence of the Dukes of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel. The building of that palace lasted almost the entire 18th century. In the early 18th century the architect Hermann Korb was charged with developing plans for a palace in Brunswick. He chose to create a building with 3 wings in French Baroque style with the for Korb typical arcades. Building started in 1718. The inner wings were the first parts to be completed in 1724. From the side wings, the outer northern side-wing was the last to be completed in 1754. But the central wing was at that time far from being done. Despite that the palace was made official residence in 1753 and the Dukes moved to the “Braunschweiger Schloss”. Finally, the central wing was completed from 1783 to 1791 in the Classical style. Just 40 years later in 1830 the palace was burned down by Revolutionaries. After the fire another palace was built on the same spot.

St James's Palace

St James's Palace by QuintusHortensiusHortalus on Sketchfab

This is the in-game Empire Total War model:

2018 08 21 st james palace ingame

This model represents St James’s Palace in the Empire Total War mod Imperial Splendour.

Schloss Salzdahlum

Schloss Salzdahlum by QuintusHortensiusHortalus on Sketchfab

This is the main building of the palace of Salzdahlum: Plan of the palace of Salzdahlum (between the “N“‘s, right next to the fountain and the front-view in the middle)

This is the in-game Empire Total War model:

The palace was situated near Wolfenbüttel in today lower saxony. In it a large art colledtion from the dukes of Brunswick was located which is today in the Herzog Anton Ulrich-Museum. The palace was build in Half-timbering construction on a wet meadow which let the palace literally rot. The maintenance costs were high so that the palace was dismantled in 1813 but parts of it can still be seen in the town of Salzdahlum.

Hannover Neue Residenz

Hannover Neue Residenz by QuintusHortensiusHortalus on Sketchfab

This is a draft by Georg Ludwig Laves the most important Hanoverian architect in the 1st half of the 19th century. He planned to build a huge palace north of Hanover on what is now called the “Königsworther Platz”. This palace was supposed to represent the new status of the monarchs of Hanover who were made Kings of Hannover after the Napoleonic Wars.

City Model London

City Model London by QuintusHortensiusHortalus on Sketchfab

The in-game model:

This is a city model for London I made for the ETW mod Imperial Splendour. Most buildings are historical ones. Just some houses that show their backside towards the ETW direction of view are not. You can see St Paul's, Handel House, Banqueting House, Buckingham House and many more.

City Model Hannover

City Model Hannover by QuintusHortensiusHortalus on Sketchfab

This is how it looks in-game:

The model was made for the ETW mod Imperial Splendour. It serves as a city model for the town of Hannover. In the model itself there are many historical buildings that were once located in Hannover (and are demolished today) as well as several drafts which were never built. I tried to represent the division between the old town, coming from the middle ages on the right with timber-frame and Renaissance houses and the new town (“Calenberger Neustadt”) on the left which was built in the 17th century and where the townhouses of the nobility stood. Most prominent on the right is the Marktkirche (Market Church). Outside the actual town you can see the Nikolaikapelle (Nikolai chapel) with its graveyard. Today the Nikolaikapelle is a ruin.

Harling'sches Haus

Harling'sches Haus by QuintusHortensiusHortalus on Sketchfab

And in-game (the building on the bottom):

This is the Harling’sche Haus which was located in the Calenberger Str. 29/30 in Hannover. The central part of the building was built from 1679-1682 by the Oberstallmeister Christian Friedrich von Harling. The 2 wings were added by the Hofkramer Schmahle who bought the house from the heiress of von Harling in 1721. Finally it was demolished in 1874.

The model represents the mid 18th century state after the 2 wings were added.

Collegium Carolinum in Braunschweig

Collegium Carolinum in Braunschweig by QuintusHortensiusHortalus on Sketchfab

This is how it looks in-game:

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This is a model of the historical building of the Collegium Carolinum in Brunswick. Note that this is only the main building.

St Stephen's Chapel

St Stephen's Chapel by QuintusHortensiusHortalus on Sketchfab

And implemented into ETW:

St Stephen's Chapel was a chapel in the old Palace of Westminster. It became the Chamber of the House of Commons.