EU 2 1,08 with Mongol Empire Scenario 0.3.3.3b version
Country: The Naimans
Goal: Survive the Mongol onslaught (which will be quite difficult to say the least) and spread the Nestorian faith
MES experience: A lot of EU 2 playing but only one MES game (as the Roman Empire)
Style of writing: Mostly narrative style
Warnings? No, a traditional AAR suitable to read for all kind of categories
Time for a new AAR and I decided to try the MES version this time. MES is a very good mod and just the kind of “early medieval game” that I like. I expect to post chapter I on Monday and will add one or two pictures then.
In the 12th century, shortly before the rise of Genghis Khan, the various Mongol tribes lived just beyond the borders of present-day Mongolia, to the north of their present domains. In the east were the Konkirats, the tribe from which Genghis Khan took his bride. His own tribe, the Mongols proper, led a nomadic existence between forest and steppe in what is now the Chita region of the Russia. Farther west, near Lake Baykal, lived various forest tribes: the Merkits, Oirots, and Tumats. The tribes in the greater part of what is today Mongolia were of Turkic origin. Between the 6th and 10th centuries these tribes founded a series of dynasties that at one time or another were to control most of Asia west of China and India.
Just before Genghis Khan's rise to power there were a couple of important Turkic states in High Asia. In the extreme west were the Naimans, a Turkic tribe which possibly had some Mongol blood. The Naimans were adherents of an Eastern Christian sect, the Nestorians. It seems that Christian merchants took the Gospel to the Naimans. Some believed that the king of the Naimans actually was Prester John.