- Apr 20, 2008
Next update: Prelude, part 6 - Early next week.
This AAR will be played with HttT 4.1b, no mods per see, but there are tons of small changes I've made to the game over the last 3 years. All settings are standard exept for AI on aggressive and difficulty on hard. I will start the game as Achaea, and will as soon as I can try to (re)form my custom nation, the Latin Empire. The point of this won't be as much an after action report as it will be to tell a story I hope you will enjoy reading as much as I will enjoy playing and writing, so if things get out of hand (a lá france inherited castille pop-up) I might edit the save game to create a grand succession war or just reload. The illustrations in the prologue are by French artist Gustave Doré (chapters 1-5). The illustrations used in the banner as well as in the prologue (chapter 5) are made by Adolphe de Neuville.
Form the Latin Empire
Destroy the Byzantine successor states.
Drive the saracens out of Europe
Stop the reformation
Spread the faith to all four corners of the earth
Dismantle the Holy Roman Empire (there is only one roman empire)
Maintain the equilibrium in Europe (too powerful kings have a tendency to challenge the pope)
No breaking the bad boy limit, cheating or using gamey tactics
Never fight the pope
The actual AAR hasn't started yet, I'm still writing the prologue. I think there will be 6 or 7 chapters to the prologue, so if you're impatient it might be a good idea to come back in a few weeks or so
Prelude, chapter 1 - The Fourth Crusade
Prelude, chapter 2 - Disaster at Adrianople
Prelude, chapter 3 - The reign of Henri
Prelude, chapter 4 - The ships of Saint Lazarus
Prelude, chapter 5 - Knight-errant, Savior, Emperor
Latin Emperors (de facto only):
1204-1205 Baudouin I de Flandre
1205-1216 Henri I de Flandre
1216-1219 Yolande I de Flandre
1219-1228 Robert I de Courtenay
1228- Jean I De Brinne