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    The Bear & The Eagle - Russia 1399-1821 (A CK : DV Conversion AAR)

    The Bear & The Eagle: Russia 1399-1821








    ALL HAIL VASILII I, BY THE GLORY OF GOD TSAR OF ALL THE RUSSIAS AND BULGARIA, KING OF SERBIA, PRINCE OF ROSTOV, POLOTSK AND CHEREMISA, COUNT OF PEREYASLAVL ZALESSKY, ROSTOV, UGLICH AND BURTASY.


    King Vasilii I Rurikovich. A brilliant leader. In the first fifteen years of his reign Russia saw the most territory added since the reign of Kalojan the Great some 250 years earlier.




    Crown Prince Radoslav. Modest, suspicious and skeptical, but possesses a keen mind for administration.







    Sheriff Asli of Desht-i-Kipchak. Responsible for overseeing all tax collection in the Realm. A brilliant accountant and administrator. Firm but fair.




    Marshal Vykintas of Grassland Cheremisa. A superb military reformer.




    Chancellor Evpraxia Skleros. Beautiful. Modest. A mind like a steel trap.
    Last edited by Ivan Rogov; 29-04-2012 at 10:38.
    Thus it is that in war the victorious strategist only seeks battle after the victory has been won, whereas he who is destined to defeat first fights and afterwards looks for victory - Sun Tzu

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    The Story Thus Far

    * The current kingdom of Russia began as Pereyaslavl under Grand Prince Vsevolod in 1066. After a series of short wars, the Kingdom was declared by Kalojan "the Great" in 1140. Serbia pledged vassalage around the year 1100. Bulgaria was conquered from the heathens between c. 1150 and 1375. Astrakhan / Cumans - the Polovtsi - began to crumble after a savage war with Esfahan (Persia) around 1330. Russia easily subjugated several breakaway Polovtsi states, and Vasilli successfully conquered half of the remaining Polovtsi territory in a war that lasted from 1376 to 1378. This included the Battle of Hlynov which has entered into Russian epic lore after a miraculous last-minute reinforcement saved the Northern Army from almost certain defeat.

    * In 1084 what has come to be known as "The Cataclysmic Heresy" (die umwälzende Ketzerei) was committed by Holy Roman Emperor Henry IV. The HRE was plunged into civil war, Henry was deposed and the HRE, for all intents and purposes, ceased to exist. Around 1250 the Duke of Aswan was close to claiming the German throne but died prematurely and his lands were thrown into chaos. In the interim, the King of Bohemia has declared himself Holy Roman Emperor but there are no member states.

    * The King of England once ruled firmly over both the English and French thrones. The Plague took the life of Edward IV in 1371, leaving his infant son on the throne. The United Kingdom of England and France descended into chaos. The regency of the King was able to hold on to eastern England and some French lands, but the remainder is split into Cornwall, Lancaster and a dozen French duchies.

    * Ireland had unified by 1150 but was nearly subjugated by a Muslim counter-crusade. Scotland reconquered the Muslim occupied land and the remaining Irish declared themselves vassals to Scotland, which now calls itself the United Gaelic Kingdom of Scotland and Ireland.

    * The Spaniards were able to completely expel the Moors from Iberia by the early 12th century. Castille had nearly unified the entire peninsula before it, too, fractured. Castille, Catalunya and Navarra are now the major powers there.

    * Hungary had successfully conquered most of the pagan Pecheneg lands by 1100. It had successfully defended itself from several Polish attacks. It could not survive, however, against a concerted Turkish-Arabic counter-crusade around 1200.

    * Croatia took advantage of the Heresy to conquer Karnten and Venice along with parts of northeastern Italy and southern Austria. It has been involved in a protracted war with the Papal States for control of central Italy for approximately the last ten years.

    * Various crusades, mostly in the early 12th century, led to the Christian conquest of large parts of North Africa and the Middle East. At different times Christians controlled Jerusalem, Alexandria, Damascus and Baghdad. The loss and regain of lands has led to Christian sultanates and Muslim kingdoms. Christian "Crusader States" now control most of Syria, Lebanon and Libya.

    * Several offensives by Poland and the Rus managed to subjugate the Lithuanian and Finnish pagans by 1200. The Rus owns eastern Lithuania along with eastern and southern Finland.

    * Byzantium has managed to survive in the southern Balkans and northern and central Anatolia, but Constantinople was lost by 1125. Only recently has it been retaken by Saxony from the yoke of the heathens.
    Thus it is that in war the victorious strategist only seeks battle after the victory has been won, whereas he who is destined to defeat first fights and afterwards looks for victory - Sun Tzu

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    This will obviously have to wait until we have an available Diplomat or two...






    A title and a capital both befitting our greatness.


    Last edited by Ivan Rogov; 03-05-2012 at 02:44.
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    Intriguing. I'll have to go and read part 1 now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by generalolaf View Post
    Intriguing. I'll have to go and read part 1 now.
    If you mean CK, there isn't one. I started one years ago but my then-computer got fried and I lost several pics so I decided to wait for the conversion. I removed the "continuation" part from the title as it was unintentionally misleading. Sorry about that!

    Did I mention I started the CK game leading up to this five years ago?

    EDIT: Found the (abandoned) CK AAR here.
    Last edited by Ivan Rogov; 29-04-2012 at 11:09.
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    Oh, OK. Well, good luck with the AAR
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    After his wars of Pagan conquest early in his reign, Vasilii saw no need for more war. There were a few war hawks in his court that asserted that since Russia was the most powerful land in Christianity, it was their solemn duty to crush the pagans completely. But where would that end? Crush pagan Astrakahn, and then Muslim Persia? Drive Sharjah out of the Balkans? To what end? Being labeled a dishonorable warmonger, and generate more enemies? Yes, Russia was the most powerful land - most powerful Empire - in Christianity, the most powerful land in the known world as a matter of fact. That power was to be used as a deterrent, as a shield and not a sword. This philosophy would govern Russia for now. Good fences make for good neighbors, but a few gold pieces and a royal marriage doesn't hurt either.


    Thus it is that in war the victorious strategist only seeks battle after the victory has been won, whereas he who is destined to defeat first fights and afterwards looks for victory - Sun Tzu

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    Austrian Tripoli ? Are the Muslim nations that powerful in Crusader Kings?

    I'm interested in where you'll take Russia now, so I'll be following .
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrQwerty View Post
    Austrian Tripoli ? Are the Muslim nations that powerful in Crusader Kings?

    I'm interested in where you'll take Russia now, so I'll be following .
    A German Duke inherited the Duchy of Aswan, then himself became Aswan when he lost his first German title. He then lost the actual county of Aswan but still retained the title. He conquered most of Germany but died and his lands fell apart (see "The Story Thus Far.") Aswan became Tripoli during the conversion. Did you get all that?
    Thus it is that in war the victorious strategist only seeks battle after the victory has been won, whereas he who is destined to defeat first fights and afterwards looks for victory - Sun Tzu

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    "Well, I *am* Czar..."





    "Oh, Czar, eh? Oh, very nice... And how'd you get that, eh? By exploiting the workers! By hanging on to outdated imperialist dogma which perpetuates the economic and social differences in our society! If there's ever gonna be any progress in our society..."






    "Oh shut up!"





    "Did you hear that, eh? What a giveaway!"
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    Russia is having to post more troops at her borders with Astrakhan and the Golden Horde due to their problems dealing with internal strife. A zealot army crossed from Astrakhan into Bolgar and attacked the army there and almost routed them. We may have to increase peacetime military maintenance just to deal with the problem.







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    Quote Originally Posted by Deus Eversor View Post
    subs
    *blows up the subs* What subs? There's no subs here, or not back in soviet russia...

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    whiteism strong in this one... feels the power making me and my subs perish... no cool subs for this Russia then...

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    Renly Baratheon as your sheriff? Interesting. Make sure he does not plot to overthrow you

    Anyway, interesting to see how this goes along, so subscribed!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vrael_1492 View Post
    Renly Baratheon as your sheriff? Interesting. Make sure he does not plot to overthrow you

    Anyway, interesting to see how this goes along, so subscribed!
    Is that who it is? I'm only mildly familiar with GoT, but it makes for great pictures
    Thus it is that in war the victorious strategist only seeks battle after the victory has been won, whereas he who is destined to defeat first fights and afterwards looks for victory - Sun Tzu

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    The Kremlin of St. Petersburg as seen from the Neva River, 1407




    "My liege, Bohemia has attacked Sharjah in Transylvania and Oltenia. Bohemia, however, has accepted gold in return for a peace treaty but no territory. It might be advantageous for us to seize the opportunity and take Oltenia."




    "Are you suggesting a lengthy and costly siege?"




    "No, sire. Oltenia's fortifications and garrison are extremely weakened. We could take it quite easily."




    "Very well."


    Last edited by Ivan Rogov; 02-05-2012 at 15:37.
    Thus it is that in war the victorious strategist only seeks battle after the victory has been won, whereas he who is destined to defeat first fights and afterwards looks for victory - Sun Tzu

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    VASILII I RURIKOVICH 1351 - 1412




    ALL HAIL TSAR RADOSLAV I RURIKOVICH, TSAR OF ALL THE RUSSIAS AND OF BULGARIA, KING OF SERBIA.




    THE TSAR IS DEAD. LONG LIVE THE TSAR.




    Last edited by Ivan Rogov; 03-05-2012 at 14:58.
    Thus it is that in war the victorious strategist only seeks battle after the victory has been won, whereas he who is destined to defeat first fights and afterwards looks for victory - Sun Tzu

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    Rebel-Whacking Time!





    Thus it is that in war the victorious strategist only seeks battle after the victory has been won, whereas he who is destined to defeat first fights and afterwards looks for victory - Sun Tzu

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