Wasn't that the one where Denmark raided and pillaged whole Germany just to got one province in peace deal ?
Of course now all the talk of war has made people think there may actually be a war, which means that people may tru and preempt the war.
That's a bit of an exaggeration. The war was kind of a stalemate but Denmark had a slight advantage, hence the light peace.Originally Posted by Shadowdale
Of course there was provocation; Golle viciously provoked him by blatantly holding land he wanted. We all saw it. If that's not provocation I'd like to know what is.
making up blatant lies to smear fellow player´s reputations isn´t exactly good style. Especially if it´s not even in AAR form but OOC.
- I landed in Britain and grabbed loads of territory there (almost all of it from the AI, very little from Gwynedd)
- Gwynedd´s prospects to make the jump from "insignificant minor" to "medium power" were very grim mostly due to me (although at that time there was still AI territory in southwest france and northern iberia up for grabs -as shown by the caliphate´s very own cartographers-, so it wasn´t totally impossible either)
- at no point did I take a significant amount of territory from Gwynedd by force (my peaceoffer in Gwynedd´s last war was commented by more or less neutral Russia as "somewhat generous")
On a completely different note I would like to remind my fellow western european comrades that peace is not a sin. Don´t force us into a destructive war just because "they" demand it.
While I do not believe in forcing war, we really need some action outside of the Eastern Mediterranean. The Catholic Powers have been too quiet.
By the way, since West Rome has Germans, Occitans and Italians (and some Greeks in the South), what is the official culture of the West Romans?
I reserve however the right to shake my fist in your general direction over that Alexandria bussiness.
Let this be the first Mega-Campaign with 500 years of peace NAP's for everyone!On a completely different note I would like to remind my fellow western european comrades that peace is not a sin.
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However annexing a player nation also sets a precedent and I do not want to have to stand for that precedent unless I actually committed such a deed.
Bully a player nation, yes, I give you that, but annexing is just incorrect.
I wouldn't call the wars in the isles as "proper war" becouse of the bug-fest that made the completely unmanagable chaos...
But in non game-play level it was a total war of only victory or total anhilation in stake.
the other western war, when I subbed Germany/HRE and got gangbanged from every direction, went lot more smoothly in technicall aspect and was kinda fun.
Btw, I intend of probably writing and drawing an AAR in the manga art style, so if each person could summarize themselves and their playstyles in about a paragraph that would be good/cool.
Now I don't gaurantee I'll follow it especially when my impression differs significantly from your self perception of yourself but I will attempt to use it as a guideline.
He who wishes to fight must first count the cost. When you engage in actual fighting, if victory is long in coming, then men's weapons will grow dull and their ardor will be dampened. If you lay siege to a town, you will exhaust your strength. Again, if the campaign is protracted, the resources of the State will not be equal to the strain. Now, when your weapons are dulled, your ardor dampened, your strength exhausted and your treasure spent, other chieftains will spring up to take advantage of your extremity. Then no man, however wise, will be able to avert the consequences that must ensue... In war, then, let your great object be victory, not lengthy campaigns.
-Sun Tzu, the Art of War
Look cute and small = they think you are harmless... wich unfortuanetly you areso if each person could summarize themselves and their playstyles in about a paragraph that would be good/cool.
This AAR is, as of yet, unapproved by the GM. If KoM wishes so, I will delete this post.The point is that:
1) Dagun is cool, and someone needs to write AARs about him.
Legacy of Khan
Dagun was furious.
One defeat! All it took to shatter the empire he had been building for half his life was one loss in a battle against westerners. Khwarezmia, Uyghurs, Tartars and the Chinese proclaimed independence. After Karakorum rebelled, it seemed like every village between Bukhara and Korea was a home to a new leader. Some of these "khans" were five times his age. Some were too fat, or too ill to stay on the horse. Nowsh, he even heard about a blind pretender! These stories stirred Dagun's proud blood. And the betrayal from his anda, blood brothers, boiled it.
Before the fall, Dagun was the head of a continent-spanning empire. His every word was written down to become yassa, law. His messangers travelled between China and Europe in 5 weeks. Tributary monarchs from all the known world sent Dagun leopards, camels, falcons, jewelry and spices. Tens of thousands of riders devotingly listened to his every order. Nations trembled with fear when the news of his arrival spread.
Before the fall, Dagun had the most amazing harem. Women from every realm he had already conquered and beyond were to his every bidding. They would sing to him, read him stories, and sometimes, when Dagun felt like it, they held his hand. Toghtoga, one of his anda, wasn't happy about that, every time it happened he would take a girl to his tent and beat her. At least Dagun assumed he did so, they screamed a lot while inside, and looked flustered upon exiting. Despite his cruelty Toghtoga was a good warrior. He also helped to take care of Dagun's numerable children, and there were quite a few of them. Whole tribe was jealous as well as proud of their Khan's virility - he could impregnate a woman simply by holding her hand!
But that was before the fall. Right now Dagun's horde was splintered, his yurt burned, his horse killed and his dignity taken. He should have foreseen it. He should have noticed when Toghtoga, Takhai and Dawlat, these sons of goat, started dressing like westerners and covering themselves in gold. His anda grew spoiled, decadent and lazy with all the plunder from razed cities, but who could guess that they would sell their own kin to Persians! Nowsh! The westerners apparently knew about all of horde's weaknesses. Surprise attack disallowed many of Dagun's warriors to even mount a horse, close encirclement made archery useless, and hordes of storming undead reminded his shamanistic brethen about a certain myth. A myth in which angered ancestors, devoid of proper burial, have risen against their sons. As an afterthought, during his march west he really should have stopped more often to allow carrying of proper rites for the fallen.
Dagun's tactical retreat
Heading northward with his bow broken, on a stolen horse, Dagun couldn't help but wonder how will his life look tomorrow. He wasn't meant to die - he was sure, spirits told him that - but he was leading the horde since he was 6. He didn't knew what else could he do with his horde gone. Dagun sped up the hill and roughly pulled the reins. In his mind uncertain tomorrow was instantly replaced by unlucky today.
Another army! A bigger one, too! At first Dagun expected more zombies - the Persian cohorts proved inexhaustible. However, even though the soldiers filled the horizon, they carried different banners. After a careful look Dagun was almost sure he saw a heart. That was a bad sign. One of the tribes he conquered ripped their enemies hearts and offered them as sacrifice to their blood god. These westerners were likely to do the same.
Dagun was tired of running. He was the Khan after all, and even without a horde it obliged. He raised his sabre and prepared to die in battle - not against undead, and with his pants on this time. Letting out a heartily roar he charged forward. Surprised foot soldiers looked taken aback when he approached. He heard a shout: "Stop! In the name of Love!", ignored it, and then everything went black.
Curiously I have no real idea of how you play. To the outside you always seem to follow on KoM's lead, but clearly it would be folly to think you did not have an independent thought process. A shadowy figure the Persian..I'm way too paranoid to give any hints at all as to how I play!
As for myself I base my style for this game partially on the IRL Fatimid claim of infalliability and partially on the blunt sneakyness of the Shia Hassassin cult. Boisterous and Proud with an affinity for nondirect means of getting ahead. Also: the Fez.
And here I was expecting:He heard a shout: "Stop in the name of Love!"
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