That's why we call it the Holy Russian Empire. Although at the moment it is not much of an empire, either: The alleged emperor sits his broken throne in Isengorod and does not protect his vassals even from each other; in mere self-defense they turn warlord and strive for supremacy.Holy Roman Empire, an Empire that is neither Holy nor Roman.
You're mixing up two different wars here. In the first war, Mark invaded me with Yugoslavia and Kiev as allies - Kiev betrayed me, not him. I was too slow - I had just started to type "help help I'm being oppressed" because Kiev broke its alliance with me, when the DOW came. With three on one it was naturally a rather quick war.The Eastern War is Mark’s Great Gambit, similar to mine for Italy and Falador’s for France. He invaded King of Men, with the forces of Imperium not far behind, by destroying King of Men, he would secure himself as a relevant power in the region and a leading member of the Empire. However things were not to be. He was betrayed by Kiev (BCM?) who declined to enter the war, though was unable to come to King of Men’s defence. Ranger intervened, marching through Northern Yugoslavia laying waste to the countryside to come to King of Men’s aid. Likewise Egypt sent troops as well. However Tazzzo, fielding a mighty and skilled General sent troops as mercenaries to Mark’s side, making the ending of the war uncertain.
The expression is "bated breath", from 'abated' - lessened, so as to make no sound and not alert one's quarry. I don't know what it would even mean to put bait on the breath.baited breath
Untrue; the glorious Thracian Legions were also at miltech 9 a few months into the game, and before any battles were fought this session or any Englishman set foot in the Balkans. Indeed this was the primary cause of the successful First Relief of Gumulcine, when we killed the Slavs in their thousands and drove their remnants back weeping to Belgrade.a tech level above the participants, meaning 5 pips on my infantry instead of 3