Anyone interested making a ahistorical scenario with the crusader states, livonian order and the knights templar playable in the GC?
This is a fantasy scenario so anything goes but I was thinking making it something like this...
The European urge to "take back" the Holy Land finally came into being after numerous crusades that kept on until the end of the 13th century. The muslim opposers were crushed against a united european force. (Hey it's a fantasty scenario! )
With a constistant flow of merchinaries, settlers and missionaries from Europe for the last 100 years the region has finally been made stable, making the crusader states able to settle themself in the Middle East. The muslims that haven't been converted have fled to surrounding countries.
- Constantinople were never sacked by the crusaders since they focused on Egypt (like they were supposed to do!) during the 4th crusade. But they did take some parts of the Byzantine Empire and created the principalities of Thessalonica, Achaia, Athens during the 4th crusade.
- The Knights Templar has expanded even further in the Middle East and created a state.
- Lovonian Order never merged with the Teutonic Order
- Seljuk Turks replaces the Ottoman Empire (don't want them in the game. :P)
The focus is on these countries (not too sure about Crete and perhaps Bulgaria should be in?)
Any ideas and suggestions?