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    Which year to play?

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    I was wondering if anybody was playing another startingyear besides 1066?
    I have just noticed that many seems to start there, even my self, at Stamford bridge...
    So, im interessed in knowing if some people start later, and why? Just curious...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vindahl View Post
    Hi
    I was wondering if anybody was playing another startingyear besides 1066?
    I have just noticed that many seems to start there, even my self, at Stamford bridge...
    So, im interessed in knowing if some people start later, and why? Just curious...
    has anybody finished a full grand campaign all the way to 1453 yet?
    a lot wouldn't want to play a shorter late game start unless you've fully experienced the "grand campaign" anyway

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    while i have not finished a game yet i am at 1109 or 1110 right now as the count of Northampton i like to play starting 1066 as it gives me more time to play the later dates make it shorter and we dont want that now do we

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    I cant see myself ever playing the Stamford Bridge scenario unless I am playing as one of the parties fighting over England. Other than that, I want a Norman England and the easiest way to ensure that is achieved is to start on the Dec 1066 start.

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    I'm realy happy that it's possible to chose any start date you like. That's way i set my clock on 15 July 1099 when Kingdom of Jerusalem apears on the map. It's only 33 years after first possible starting date, so you still have a lot of time to play.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vindahl View Post
    Hi
    I was wondering if anybody was playing another startingyear besides 1066?
    I have just noticed that many seems to start there, even my self, at Stamford bridge...
    So, im interessed in knowing if some people start later, and why? Just curious...
    I start in 1081 when I want to play Byzantium because Alexios Komnenos, and f*** these Doukas people.

    I'm realy happy that it's possible to chose any start date you like. That's way i set my clock on 15 July 1099 when Kingdom of Jerusalem apears on the map. It's only 33 years after first possible starting date, so you still have a lot of time to play.
    Is it just me or should the muslim-owned counties south of Tortosa start owned by Raymond of Toulouse at that start?
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    If you're tired of seeing a monster Byzantium in every game, try starting after 1071, or somewhere between 1077-87 if you're feeling cruel. Those are probably more interesting starting points for playing in Byzantium itself, as well.
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    I start December 10th 1081, the day Alexius Komnenos assumes the throne. Not only does it give me control of one of the greatest emperors in Byzantine history, but it is after Manzikert (1071), and thus all of Asia Minor (other than Abydos) is lost to the Sultanate of Rum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raczynski View Post
    Is it just me or should the muslim-owned counties south of Tortosa start owned by Raymond of Toulouse at that start?
    The County of Tripoli (1109–1289) was captured and created by Christian forces in 1109.

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    One good date I liked to muck around in is when all the Crusading Kingdoms are established. It's hard and challenging to play as the Duchy of Acre, especially if you try to keep your independence without kow-towing to the Kingdom of Jerusalem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by krzychon View Post
    The County of Tripoli (1109–1289) was captured and created by Christian forces in 1109.
    Thanks. I thought I spotted a bug
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    It always depends on what game as which dynasty you want to have. Having free starting year is an enormous advantage we didn't have before. So why not usng it to its full potential?
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