Galactic Conquest Fanboy
- Apr 2, 2001
Oops... just accidentally unsubscribed myself...well, that's settled now!
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.
Well, at least they lived for a while. The average lifespan of my monarchs is rapidly dropping with boy-king after boy-king.Dead William said:Whew! That's some Empire. And what a bunch of crackpot loonies the Emperors have been.... Well done playing with that lot!
I just took England by force and all of Iberia other than Valencia (same shape as picture above). It was fun, Ionnes died, and his son died.... so now I've got a 12 year old Emperor and for some reason, all my provs are going heritical and none are coming back.... even though the last two Emperors had both been arch-bishops....Dead William said:Whew! That's some Empire. And what a bunch of crackpot loonies the Emperors have been.... Well done playing with that lot!
Well, I'll try orthodox one day, but crusading is not that bad if you've got it planned out. This being my first real game of CK I still knew little about crusading and so I did not plan it very well. The biggest problem with crusading is not having your King leading a siege. Vassals can then steal it, as you know, and rake up the piety (and prestige) for their own. The only real way to counter this seems to me to mobilize all their regiments as well, then keep them away from the fighting. Obviously, this can cause difficult loyalty problems, especially when you have a bad rep.Mr. Capiatlist said:Hehe...
Orthodox, no crusading....
My Pope doesn't do anything because he isn't affected by the Papal Ai (being the king of sweden) so nothing happens. And there is no Papal controler, ever. The Papacy is a thing of the past in my game.
Its soooooo beautiful!
First post, no. I pass the Empire on to my strongest son or grandson, nephew etc...Grundius said:Do you still have elective law then?
Oh okay. Indeed you said that. Elective law is not useful for human players. Suddenly you're an Emperor, next thing you know, you're a count.Mr. Capiatlist said:First post, no. I pass the Empire on to my strongest son or grandson, nephew etc...
Isn't it Ægyptus in Latin? Sorry, I had to say itMr. Capiatlist said:The Story of German Emperors:
See, one of my Emperors wed a German orthodox from Kärenten (my vassal for +/- 70 years) and his first son was a Greek by the name of Kyriagos (or something like that....), but he died at five months, the next son was Konstaninos, who was clubfooted giving him a low military score... and his dipolmency was low so I only gave him a count title in Iraq. Next was Adolph (Adolph I von Navarrien), German from his mother and his martial and diplomatic scores were both high, so he got four provences and two ducal titles in Iberia (so I could lower my provence number and regain some efficency (max is 30 I had 36 after invading muslims in Iberia, I gave counties out until I was down to 19, giving room for expansion)). Due to the high martial status and the huge fiefdom he controled he was next in line for the Empire.
Since Germany is run by Normans and most of the nation converted to Norman, that makes Byzantium the most German of nations...
Both hordes have been crushed utterly and completely. It gave me the chance to invade large parts or northern and central Persia, though I haven't claimed the kingly title thus far.... But my intentions in Persia have been completed, and after taking the renegade German Duchies, my German border is situated.
Most of Germany is Norman, well.... all of it really other than Saxony which keeps switching between German, Greek, and Frankish depending on who's in charge.
Three provences in Italy remain out of my control, though I doubt it will last very long. I have vassalized Smolnesk, giving my several titles, including Duke of Prussia (which I gave to an Orthodox count in Kurs and the King of Lithuania (which will be another one of my EUII vassal-kings along with Russia).
Valencia is still holding out against the flood of Orthodoxy, but I am getting ready to bump them off the map. Hopefully, my Gaulian divisions can crush their hold in Brittany and my Gibralter/Sevallia army can finish off their homeland.
Plans for invading Dracia (Hungary) and Ægypt are still on the drawing boards.
So is Gaul and Dracia; the formal language of Byzantium was Latin, though most people spoke greek naturally.Grundius said:Oh okay. Indeed you said that. Elective law is not useful for human players. Suddenly you're an Emperor, next thing you know, you're a count.
Isn't it Ægyptus in Latin? Sorry, I had to say it
The plan was to give the next heir the titles so the empire would re-unite, then he'd give it to his heir.... that way the empire would stay together....Grundius said:Well, that led to no good in history....