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I'm going to share a few of my games over the last year, the first being a continuation of my French Carthaginian Empire, I'm copying and pasting the introduction from the previous Carthage post from about a year ago:

"I started as a custom French count of Gallura, aptly naming the family as House de Gallura. After quickly uniting all Sardinia and Corsica in a single kingdom, I spent the next century building up the power and wealth of the family before eventually marching on Africa. Establishing Carthage as the capital of this new Crusader Kingdom, the Grand Harbour of Carthage was built by successive scions of the family; being finished briefly before declaring the Empire of Carthage.

As for the rest of the world, England reigns supreme over the British Isles and the Kingdom of France, while the HRE managed to conquer Poland early on. The Piast dynasty become titular Kings of Jerusalem through conquest, before losing it to the Seljuks. The Byzantine Empire has re-emerged as a world power, after with a little help from a previous King of Africa a exiled claimant to the Imperial throne, Theophylact Komnenos who incidentally is tied to the House of Gallura via marriage and a Catholic to boot was installed as emperor after a short war. Egypt was then restored to Byzantine control by means of a Crusade by Theophylact and the Piast now-Duke's of Jerusalem submitted as vassals to the emperor, which allowed for the end of the schism not long after!

As for the Mongols, well they converted to Catholicism and are giving the Turks a right rogering from behind!"


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The better part of a century later and Carthage reigns supreme over the western Mediterranean whereas the Komnenoi, firm allies of Carthage hold sway over the east. However, problems from within are endemic due to the presence of powerful scions of the House de Gallura hold vast swathes of the empire and threaten to plunge it into civil war.

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Bonus:

The tendrils of Gallura spread far and wide, with the eponymous Geoffrey the Great taking Scotland into the Galluran domains.

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This one was from quite a while ago, and I abandoned it in favour of playing one of the updates!:

The House of Flanders sit comfortably upon the Imperial throne on Constantinople, having swiftly seen off the last remnants of the Byzantine and Bulgarian empires. Establishing Catholicism in the Orthodox Balkans has not come without cost, with rebellion after rebellion breaking out among the perfidious Greeks. The Schism has been forcibly ended, with the Church being united under the rightful rule of Saint Peter's successor. Thankfully, the Seljuk Sultanate of Rum tore itself apart, allowing for imperial forces to eliminate the various Turkish emirs and reclaiming Anatolia for the Imperium Romaniae.

The empire arguably remains the most stable realm in Christendom, with the various other realms fraying at the seams, mostly due to internal squabbles. The empire's future lay east, but they will need to contend with the rising powers of the Steppe and the Indus...

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Again, this is from an earlier version:

The founder of the Kingdom of Zabul, the Zunist Firuz, the master of war managed to establish Zunism as a major player in the region. The Kingdom straddles two worlds, with the forces of Islam to the West, and the fractious kingdoms of India to the east.

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By the close of the millenium, the Zunbils have managed to unite India in the light of Zun through many, many holy wars. India is in now in a position to launch Great Holy Wars to the West, the first to fall was Khorāsān, Persia is next...

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Starting with the reign of Basil the Makedonian, the Byzantines initiated the long-overdue revival of its imperial power. After restoring the empire's territories along the Danube, the subjugation of the Croats and Serbs progressed in earnest. The King of Croatia was defeated, his family brought back to Constantinople as hostages, and his rule reduced to that of an Exarch. His hostage son was educated in the Greek Orthodox fashion, and upon the suspicious death of the King, took the crown as a faithful vassal of the Makedonian dynasty. The fractious realms of Italy were conquered, yet again and brought into the Byzantine fold.

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After the Balkans were secured, the eastern territories of Anatolia, the Levant and Egypt were slowly but surely recaptured for the Empire, restoring imperial power to a level not seen for centuries!
However...

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As the Byzantine Empire rises from the brink of destruction, the Empire of Persia rises from the ashes under the Buyids, setting the stage for the renewal of ancient conflict. Rather than waiting for the forces of Islam to take Christian territories by storm, the Makedonian dynasty under Alexandros the III took the Hejaz in a surprise attack and smashed the Kaaba, reducing Mecca and Medina to a smouldering ruin.

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Not twenty years later, Alexandros the III, with the assistance of imperial scholars discovered that he was descended not from mere Makedonian peasants, but from the ancient King of Makedonia, Alexander III the Great!


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Just as the previous Byzantine game, this Persian one is still ongoing:

The House of Kareni, a scion of Parthia have rose from being petty Daylamite lords to restorers of Ērānshahr! The prophesied Saoshyant rose to restore Zoroastrian lands from the vile infidel, re-establishing righteous rule to the oppressed and began to fightback against such a hated foe. On his death, his son, Mardavij ascended the throne intent of extirpating Islam and eventually, conquering once and for all the ancient enemy, the Greeks.

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Persia on the eve of the great conquests.

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After conquering the Caliphate, the Shahanshah in his infinite mercy, and in emulation of the great Cyrus, allowed the Jews to return to the Holy Land, providing a safe-haven for those oppressed in Europe and beyond. However, the arrangement has proved troublesome in recent years, with Israelite lords mounting raids against the subjects of Persia. If the raids continue, a difficult choice will present itself: to conquer Israel or make of it a vassal to Persia.

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Decades later, in emulation of the Achaemenid Empire of old, Anatolia and Egypt have once again been brought under Persian rule.
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While Islam was slowly receding in its ancestral homelands, the Kingdom of Guge converted to Sunni Islam en masse. Judging the survival of Islam so close to his borders intolerable, the Shahanshah had a Purgyal princess abducted and married to one of his many bastards. Not long after, a war was raged to claim the Kingdom in the name of the princess was waged, and sure enough, it was conquered and a Zoroastrian queen, with her Karenid husband alongside ascended the throne and pursued a ruthless policy of mass conversions was carried out on the population. Over the decades, with the assistance of the Karenids in Persia, the newly-formed House of Purgyal-Kareni have managed to assert themselves as the rulers of the Tibetan Empire and look poised to conquer India, bringing yet another realm under the sway of the House of Karen!

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Outdoing the Sassanians before them, the Karenids manage to take Constantinople after a lengthy and costly siege. Lacking any real support, the vassals of the Byzantine Empire assert their independence and the Emperor is reduced to but a mere Despot, and even that is unlikely to last long as all Europe shudders at the predatory power of a resurgent Persia!

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The largest empire I have formed to date, out of my favorite religion in HIP. Startdate was 867. No crusade has been called yet (but a few jihads)

Both Occitania (controls all of norway) and the Holy Roman Empire have been formed entirely on their own by the AI, quite impressed by that.
How is Occitania formed???
 

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Nothing special, but nice campaign
1066(Conqueror) scenario
Son of Roussel de Bailleul of course
8 years reign currently, after crush 4/5 rebellions situation becomes quite stable, trying build dynasty
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