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.
I actually really liked that. The context was always very clear and more importantly, in contrast to EU4, you didn't stand to lose half your realm if you lost an offensive war.What kind of peace terms will be available?
I hope there's more flexibility than CK2's trinary win/tie/lose outcome.
Yes, yes I have been annoyed by that. This makes me very happy.Have you ever been annoyed by walking into a province just for a short while in CK2, only to go above the Supply Limit and lose a bunch of troops? Fear not. Armies now carry an amount of Supply with them. Supply is drained whenever armies are in Baronies with a lower Supply Limit than their size. You can therefore safely march through a few Baronies with a low Supply Limit without troops dying. If you army runs out of Supply however, it will start to take attrition and lose troops over time. Supply is increased as long as you are below the Supply Limit in territory you control. Beware though, your army might not take attrition on low Supply, but it will suffer an Advantage Penalty in battles!
I also enjoyed being able to play around with my flank composition and commanders.One commander per army?
B-but I really liked having three commanders....
It was interesting to combine several commanders and see how their different capabilities perform in battle.
You are essentially vying for control of the county. Occupying all fortified holdings within a county will make you automatically occupy everything else as well.And does it mean that, if you siege down fortified Baronies, you are immediately given control of other Baronies in the County, without the need to enter them?
Not a big fan of using "You" followed by "This is you". Wouldn't it be better to list our name instead of the first You: King Someone of Somewhere (This is you)?
The interface is indeed very much a work in progress. We'll go through and fix cases like these.Given how "you" was written in lowercase, I would guess that it's a placeholder.
Will religions/cultures that allowed Shieldmaidens in CK2 (e.g. Norse Germanic) be allowed to have female Knights and/or Commanders?As a ruler, you have a number of Knights at your disposal. These are the vassals and courtiers of your realm with a high Prowess, which is the equivalent to Combat Rating in CK2, and represents how good a character is at fighting and is used when they participate in battles. You can normally only have a few dedicated Knights, but there are various ways to increase the number of Knights, as well as their effectiveness.
What about shattered retreat though? Is it in? I assume you don't want ping-ponging again?Marching into a County controlled by the enemy, that doesn’t border anything you control and is not on the coast, will make your army take a single and quite significant attrition hit
It's maybe question for different DD, but how AI handle It ?Men-at-Arms allow you to customize your army for any given situation. If you know where or who you will fight, certain Men-at-Arms will be far superior. Is there a lot of hilly terrain in your region? Then Archers are the way to go. Are you facing a lot of cavalry? Bring Pikemen! A smaller army will stand a much higher chance of winning if you bring a Men-at-Arm type that counters those of the enemy
As long as it is freely disableable since it's an atrocious mechanic.What about shattered retreat though? Is it in? I assume you don't want ping-ponging again?