- Oct 22, 2012
CRESCENT OVER CROSSHello People, i shall be doing a AAR on Fez (Morocco really). With the famous MEIOU&Taxes mod.
Having already played Meiou with Fez for EU3, but given up on it shortly after, i will start anew on EUIV
My second serious game with MEIOU, please go easy on me, 'tis only my first AAR. Advice on how to better myself is welcome.
Our story begins in 711, Hispania. When Mr. Tariq with a force of 500 men invaded the Visigothic Kingdom of Hispania. Under the guise of helping the locals depose their corrupt king (he was deposed alright), though after succesfully kicking his ass, they proceeded to notice that Spain was divided and ripe for conquest and so they did conquer it all (except Asturias).
The Berbers went up north and north until a raiding party was destroyed by Charles "it's hammer time" Martell, the Muslims were eventually pushed back to the Ebro by Pepin the Short by the 9th Century.
Following that, the Rashidun, caliphs were deposed by the Umayyads, and the Umayyads themeselves continued the habit of getting deposed, this time by the Abbasids.
Every last Umayyad was hunted down and executed, tortured or had other nasty things done to them.
Except for one branch of the family which fled to Spain and founded their own Caliphate there.
This exact same Caliphate imploded in 1031 and was separated into a load of different states called Taifas ( or successor kingdoms).
These same states were eventually conquer by: A) the Christian Kingdoms. B) The Rising Power of the Almoravids.
Bob would be proud
They also unceremoniusly imploded as well to be replaced by more famous (and more puritan Almohads:
They continued the habit of imploding so many Muslim Emirates seem to love to do.
This time these territories were never reunited, split into 4: The Marinids, the Zayyanids, the Hafsids and in Spain, the Nasrids.
The Marinids (represented in MEIOU by Fez) are who i'll be playing as:
I wonder how they never came to reconquer Spain.
1. Unite the Al Maghreb
2. Island hop to Italy.
3. Invade Al Andalus
1. Conquer the Canaries
2. Colonize one of both Americas.
3. Conquer Aquitaine
4. Conquer Greece
5. Conquer Palestine.
Crescent over Cross: