The Three Certainties of Life - Death, Taxes & Byzantium
Starting Point: 1356
Mod: Death & Taxes
Lukew has asked me to put together this AAR to showcase the latest edition of Death & Taxes (version 4). There was a quick of show of hands to determine which realm I would get to play and fortunately Byzantium came in a close second to Brandenburg, so I decided to take the easier option, as I only started this on Weds 11th Jan, two days before the announcement!
All settings are set to normal and as a change of pace for Byzantium, I intend to only expand to the limits of Justinian's empire, though those of you following my Burgundian AAR will know how well my plans tend to hold together after a few decades, let alone centuries! Please feel free to give advice, especially as I've never played in the Middle East before and I'm doing this with no forethought at all! Please bear with me if the placement or quality of the screenshots are (still) crap, as I've just upgraded to Paint.net and I still haven't a clue how most of it works.
The Palaiologos Dynasty
Ioannes V, Menoitios [Ιωάννης ο Εξάνθημα/John the Rash] (b. 18.06.1332, r. 15.06.1341 - 22.03.1370)Prologue - 10th Jan, AD 1356Thomas, or his Regents thereof (22.03.1370 - 18.07.1373)
Chapter I (1356 - 1357) - Battle, Battle, Battle...
Chapter II (1358 - 1360) - ... It's a Soldier's World!
Chapter III (1361 - 1363) - War Isn't Easy...
Chapter IV (1364 - 1370) - ...But It Sure Is Hard Enough
State of the Realm - 22nd March, AM 6878