- Mar 12, 2014
I just binged read your AAR today. It's amazing!
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Thanks, that army is the largest yet. I believe that Alphonse II can field an even bigger one with the addition of mercenary units but I hope to never have to do that. No one wants that big of a war right now.Don't let the AI get you down, you're managing very well despite so many short reigns. Terrific story.
Your armies are terrific too. Queen Alix disposed of 15000 men ! (green with envy...) And now a rogue Dr d'Arny... wow!
Thanks Koly! I just wish I could put the same emotions into the characters that you manage to do so well in your AAR.I just binged read your AAR today. It's amazing!
Sorry, never answered this. My holdings are okay. Mostly level three techs which is on par. I bring in about 30 gold per month seeing that most of my vassals are baronies (for the levies) and I had the 10% feudal tax for a long time. Whenever I get a large sum of money I reinvest into my holdings. Now, I seek to maintain 1000 gold in reserve at all times.Also how good are your holdings? They seem to be good enough.
You shall keep our knowledge, dear brother. You were born a bastard, but my brother. How I wish you were my true blood. Our mother’s infidelity was not through our own fault. But the sins of our mother must be atoned for. I now judge your bastard birth: Though low, you are noble in my eyes. To the world you are now Guilheim d’Arny. You will walk with the Galimani kings as their shadow, recording and keeping our knowledge, for it is great and vast. I fear for your safety from the rogues of France and the Empire though. Yet the knowledge you keep is important dear brother. You will be our scribe, our Keeper of Knowledge.
Gold is never an issue for the Galimani! I try to keep a 1000 amount reserve in case the Imperial Laws change and France decides to wage another war but I'm slowly creeping past them in Total and Actual Levies. Whenever I have a gold explosion (a la my thieving stewards) I immediately reinvest most of it back into the baronies.Is gold still an issue for you? With that kind of empire, I had thought that you would have more problems spending it than getting it.
Just...you...wait. Glory awaits the Galimani.My oh my, your rulers die young. But congratulations on successful expansion of your domain !
Oops I forgot about that and had to go back and see that again. For the inheritance laws I admit that I'm just a big fan of Primogeniture because of the amount of control I have over my territory but, I would admit that attempting to go to that inheritance law would massively destabilize your realm right now. Also not a fan of losing territory cause some uppity groups of nobles decide that is what is best . It just kinda frustrates me for your situation to have gotten so far only to lose out on so much.@KingJerkera I see you missed my Atlas of 1162: Atlas of 1162[/URL]. Yes, it's 60 years old from where the game is now but it's still about right.
I like my elective system, of course it would be a lot better if I didn't have all of these kingdoms but let's explore my other options:
Gavelkind - Not for a realm my size. Sure, my king's have not had a lot of children lately, but you never know when that'll come and bite me in the ass
Primogeniture - Sure, everything would go to the firstborn son, but what happens when I have no firstborn? All other male children would then become disgruntled pretenders to the thrones...it would get messy
Ultimogeniture - See above
Senority - With a dynasty my size I would never have any allies and assassinations would increase tremendously
So, really, elective system is what I'm sticking with. I've had a good run with keeping the past seven or so kings from one familial line (Alphonse I) and, in character, the Galimani's like the elective system as it should bring about the best...or something like that.
Plus, my EUIV conversion of this (SPOILER ALERT) will probably either continue the Elective Monarchy, or, if I can retain Frisia, possibly a Dutch Republic????
Thank you very much @RedTemplar. I was literally thinking while signing onto the forum today that I'm getting a little burned out with this playthrough. But this definitely provides some much needed invigoration to keep the story going until the end.Enjoying quietly lurking through here... Enjoying it so much, in fact, that I nominated you for the Weekly AAR Showcase!
Go strike a pose and soak in the adulation of the forumites.
THANK YOU! I knew it was "Britain" something. LOL. I think it's hilarious that even in dominance, the Irish still have an inferiority complex to the English.Bhreatain Bheag is actually Little Britian in English. Just to translate.
Also, you collected 90 titles? I am impressed at that madness. Good luck trying to keep your army of new vassals from going too crazy.