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.
That was the AAR that got me wondering. At least some sliders seemed to be ignored at times.Originally posted by J. Passeportout
Judging from The Timurid Scientists, I'd geuss he ignores them.
And then we can compare the answers...Look, everyone is trying to answer the question for Petey.
Originally posted by Eochaid
And what if I blackmailed you with a picture of you from Copenhagen 2002? I finaly got the films developped... Would that make you go any faster?
A nice start. As usual, should I say!
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Originally posted by Peter Ebbesen ]
"By winter 1464, all of Portugal lay under the benevolent hand of the Grand Master, yet the king of Portugal would not surrender. So a ship was sent to occupy the colony in the Azores, but still he would not surrender. The planning was desperate, but finally the last hope of Afonso V of Portugal was discovered: Apparently, he believed that the ten traders living in a run down trading post in Kribi on the west coast of Africa could still save his realm. That winter, it was a widespread opinion in the cities that the government of the Knights had made some poor policies. Nevertheless, three expensive warships were outfitted, and an expedition launched to torch the trading post. The expedition had barely managed to ignite their torches, before their fleet sank behind them, a victim of attrition. However, the brave men torched the post before the local wildlife could kill them off. The ten traders used a dug-out canoo to return to Portugal at high speed, where they informed Afonso V of their failure. Disheartened, at long last realised that he was beaten. And thus, in September 1465, Portugal became a vassal of the Knights Hospitaller, and the Azores became a Hospitaller retreat.
Originally posted by Wyvern
Interesting DP slider moves. Centralisation for quicker war exhaustion (event given I seem to remember), innovative for even higher stability costs, offensive for slow sieges. What on earth is going on here?
All will be revealed I'm sure.
Originally posted by Peter Ebbesen
Exploration: This will present me with one problem: no explorers. In the SSREM, explorers are not tied to date triggers but rather to naval tech triggers, and the minimum to gain an explorer at all is naval 6 [which, not coincidentally, is supposed to arrive around 1495 for latin tech nations that are on schedule]. The other random explorer events are tied to naval 9 and naval 15. So I am not getting any explorers any time soon, but will have to rely on map trading (expensive! The Knights are not rich) or capital sacking. Still, Brazil belongs to the Knights, even if it is mostly trading posts, and it would look nice with Knights Hospitaller trading posts all over the Americas, would it not
Yes, it sure would.
...To be continued...
It would become necessary to pay them off. Plus I would guess Peter is not planning to allow much European expansion in the New World, except perhaps by France, since the Knights have French culture. Am I right?Originally posted by Derek Pullem
...World conquest - possibly. Will be interesting to see if you can hold on to all of your far flung possessions without a navy after the assault tech is available to all nations. Alliances between a European power plus an Amerindian nation could be awkward too in giving you a long war.
Originally posted by Owen
Maybe it's a ploy to prove that WC with the Knights is possible with 1.06 even with unexpected slider settings?