The realm rejoices as Paradox Interactive announces the launch of Crusader Kings III, the latest entry in the publisher’s grand strategy role-playing game franchise. Advisors may now jockey for positions of influence and adversaries should save their schemes for another day, because on this day Crusader Kings III can be purchased on Steam, the Paradox Store, and other major online retailers.
My cadet branch up there managed to claim their independence from England! Will they be able to keep it?The AI really should execute imprisoned claimants, but I remained intrigued nonetheless.
Your British Isles sure are interesting, East Anglia in northern Scotland and Kent in Connacht.
The war for Poland continues...Interesting update!
Indeed, except this time, it helped weaken a potential future rival and gave one crown to my dynasty.Never a dull moment for the Anscarids! It's one of the disadvantages of setting up family on foreign thrones; they always get embroiled in some war and force you to save them! :angry:
Jeez, you read it all in one go?Boy, that took a while to read in one sitting. Fantastic AAR, I can't wait to see Richard III ascend to the throne, and I'm honestly surprised the current king wasn't deposed of immediately.
(God help Europe, you're becoming the Karlings in the 867 start..)
The crowns of France and Poland are united, just like what happened historically!With Paradox announcing the converter for EU4, I am strongly leaning forward continuing this AAR beyond the year 1444. I'm still a beginner concerning Europa Universalis, but I should be able to increase my skills by the time I reach 1444 with this AAR. Hopefully, the story will remain interesting during the EU4 era. This also means that I'll put my Alfred game on hold. I'm not very far anyway and I'd prefer to continue this AAR instead of creating a new one. Playing from 867 to 1453 will be a colossal story to write up as well. I'll keep going, because where I currently am, things are heating up...[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]
Wouldn't messy borders make a more interesting AAR though? Currently, I'm being extra careful because the Holy Roman Empire is very strong at this point. Richard I sure spanked them one too many times, so they elected a competent Kaiser. I'll have to see how my 1444 save is like in EU4.The crowns of France and Poland are united, just like what happened historically!
On the topic of continuing on to EU4, it sounds fantastic. If you do decide to continue, I'd advise you to try and limit your expansion. (Assuming another ruler expands as quickly as the "Just" did. If you quickly gobble up most of Europe, by the time you reach 1444 you'll be unstoppable.)
Regardless of what you do, I'd suggest cleaning up the borders beforehand. Converted games get really messy.
Denmark is my newest adversary... As if the Holy Roman Empire wasn't enough to keep in check! One thing I wonder is how the converter will change all my vassals. Could make an interesting story if someone threw a spanner in my imperial well oiled machine.Oh, goodness, that's some intense fighting in Poland. And I am always in favor of conversion games, though I might urge you to convert to EU3 instead. :rofl:
No, not really. EU4 is going to be awesome, and it looks like they're doing all the right things with their converter.
I guess it'd make it more interesting. A bit hard to justify, since sometimes it just gets silly.Wouldn't messy borders make a more interesting AAR though? Currently, I'm being extra careful because the Holy Roman Empire is very strong at this point. Richard I sure spanked them one too many times, so they elected a competent Kaiser. I'll have to see how my 1444 save is like in EU4.
Yeah..So that they get revolts more often? I approve!
He might have had a shorter rule with the diplomacy penalty... I do have a lot of kinsmen in my court usually. It's one of those reversals of fortune that turned out for the best. I might have lost Aragon, but I instead gained a new playground in the east. And it's actually Richard I who was flamboyant. Richard II restrained his passions to keep his head clear, focused and on his shoulders.Yeah..
Until they become one huge state in EU4 with unique national ideas.
Great recap of Richard II "the Flamboyant". I wonder how different it would've been had he killed his brother and gained the kinslayer trait. Quite a stroke of luck.
I remembered Christoper Lee in the Lords of the Rings commentaries when he discussed Sam's character. Based on my not so trusty memory, he said that to him, he was the true hero because he was an ordinary man who courageously assisted Frodo in his quest. Imagine, a Hobbit gardener crossing half the world into the heart of evil to get rid of a super evil artifact who corrupted kings? That takes quite a lot of guts! I guess people enjoy a good story where the underdog manages to come over the top despite his shortcomings, like in plenty of American comedy movies.Richard II has an inspiring story.