- Mar 24, 2011
Thanks...good to know!
Next update coming soon...
Next update coming soon...
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.
1 - Thanks DKM! Now to see if we can expand further...1 - Great job on getting the Golden Age borders!
2- Question - What patch do I use with Magna Terra?
Haha, very true! We've skipped world domination and gone straight to the self-destructive court intrigue .You got to admire how long the historical Roman Republic remained a working institution. Compared to them the Etruscan Republic is already faltering after only 30 years of Inertitatic enlightened rule . They haven't even become the dominant Mediterranean power yet! At least the Roman had the good sense to overshadow all their credible rivals before turning in on themselves.
Interesting analysis . If I had to compare him then I'd say he was more like Gaius Marius - taking command of the army during a military crisis, becoming the de-facto leading General for the next couple of decades and using his military power base to enforce Senatorial co-operation.Will Mercator be the Etruscan Caesar? Or more likely its Sulla?
Yeah, the Republic influence can make for more difficult gameplay. But Sardinia seemed a natural target and I figured I wouldn't have a better opportunity to steal it from Carthage while they were distracted in Africa.One thing I hate about republics in-game is that they're always only willing to declare war on someone WAAAAYYY more powerful than you rather than someone as powerful as the republic. Anyways, so Mercator died from depression and PTSD and Nasica has tipped the political balance in their favor. I do believe you require another unifying force to save the republic.
Thanks! Really glad you're enjoying itThese last uodates have been great! :Keep it up!
So great to see the rise and fall of our Etrurian Republic.
(...and what of its renewed rise to power after these troubles...?)
does this mean you had become a military republic before you had proclaimed the dictatorship?Nasica assembled his troops and prepared to make a great speech. The Republic, he announced, had reached a critical juncture in its history. The Silent Revolution of 279 BC had demonstrated the instability and dangers posed by a Pax Etruria led government: this was a message keenly understood by the rank and file, who had lost countless numbers of their comrades in the catastrophic First Battle of Bononia under Pax Etruria leadership. Nasica went on to declare that with the capital and the Senate House presently dominated by Gracchus and his cronies, it was inevitable that the upcoming elections would once again be rigged in Pax Etruria’s favour.
"But who might save the Republic from this mortal peril? Only we men," announced Nasica, "could possibly intervene. Together we must rally to the Senate House and sweep out Gracchus and his coterie of spineless bureaucrats, ensuring that a new government may emerge, a strong government, a Mars Imperito government; one that would honour it’s soldiers, protect it’s borders and marches in force against it’s enemies to extend new horizons of Etruscan glory!".
I can see why you might think that, but no, there weren’t any changes in the government before the Dictatorship set in. Gracchus’s 'rebellion' started immediately as a Dictatorship. Nasica’s ‘loyalist’ faction, of which I retained control as the player, converted soon after that (once the tyranny rating had risen high enough - which wasn’t hard considering all the inprisonments and executions!).Also, I'm not sure if I'm reading too much into this or not but does this mean you had become a military republic before you had proclaimed the dictatorship?
Where have I heard this before...?A charismatic and eloquent orator, Nasica leads the opposing group of Senators in arguing for the Republic’s full support of the Consul who, he argues, can yet lead Etruria to victory in these dark times. In direct opposition to Valens and Gracchus, Nasica calls for emergency powers to be placed upon the Consul and for him to be declared Dictator of the Republic. Such extraordinary measures had never before been undertaken in Etruscan history, and the fierce debate continued to rage as the Senate sought agreement upon a decision.