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.
Iesus Kristos... he's right! This explains everything - invasion from Far West was caused by papist schemes! Curse you, bishop of Rome!Old Aztek has a strange icon...
Exactly this. For most of the time instead of planning next conquest (as usual in CK2 when you have a decent blobby realm) I spend most of the time desperately defending the borders and doing everything I can to keep it all together. And (game-wise, not story-wise) I find surviving yet another invasion/civil war/assasination attempt extremely rewarding (also thanks to Ironman).this is just epic. the only thing one could consider as winning is surviving.
i never played with the aztec invasion but i might wanna try it now, cause i'm playing the makedons from the old gods starting date and after awhile it gets too easy.
in your situation i don't know if even restoring the roman empire would make any difference at all.
Wow. Now THAT would be an unexpected twist!I think the only thing that can save you is if the Last Patriarch of Constantinople (A wonderful name would be Gabriel Angelos) warps back in time from the year 2005 (all the scientists fled the Aztec and Mongol invasions into Constantinople) with a bunch of gene-modded troops and guns and tanks in order to save Christendom. You know, the stuff you see in XCOM: Enemy Within.
The only reason Constantinople survived till 2005 was that the Aztecs and the Mongols were too busy beating the crap out of each other to deal with some city in some backwater continent as well as progressing in science and technology. Meanwhile Constantinople gets a time machine working and warps the whole damn city back to Medieval Greece.
How dare you even think about comparing the glorious Basileia Romaion to this locust of soulless barbarians! Besides hey, these are tough times...A fascinating and bloody story. Christendom is looking doomed, but I'm not entirely sure that's a bad thing - the Byzantine emperors are as brutal as the Aztecs and Mongols!
I am gripped, amazed, and hoping I keep up with this one.
Actually having non-Byzantine culture I can't even punish them properlyNot again.....Annihilate them all! Let them suffer at the dungeons!
From what I know no, there is no such option unless you are a vassal and you want to change your culture to that of your overlord - and for obvious reasons this decision can't help me.Any possibility of switching culture to Greek by descision or event? It's been a while since I played the game, but I seem to recall at least an event calling for it.
Were you able to keep your cultural retinue?
It depends on how much troops do the rebels have - besides, war on two fronts would be deadly (Aztecs and Mongols attacking at the same time). Luckily, so far I didn't come to this.the civil wars are probably worse than fighting the aztecs head on
Yeah, it can't get much worse than that - it's kinda comforting in its own weird way. Unless of course it can get worse - and probably it can (imagine AI in charge of the Empire...).You aren't as doomed as you once were! As opposed to 100% Chance of Hell fire and Brimstone doom, there is no more brimstone! But hey! Once you win, you can revoke all the rebel titles and give them to more loyal Spaniards!
Lol, that's actually a good point - or would be if Castillans and Italians weren't using this facepack too. But hey, it isn't that bad!Look at the bright side. Your heir won't use the Mediterranean Face Pack for her portrait.
There is no peace amongst Men, only an eternity of carnage and slaughter, and the laughter of heathen gods.A wonderful update! The Romans seem okay for now, but there really is no chance of stability.
IRL they survived until 1453 (although in a quite pathethic condition), I hope I'll manage to beat this (by continuing in EU4); but yeah, it's constant warfare and death to thousands all the time. The Empire doesn't get any break.It's a wonder Romaion hasn't been killed off by her neighbours a long time ago, with all this bloodshed.
And the Angeloses have decided to keep the Tagmata and Themes in a good shape this time, it seems!IRL they survived until 1453 (although in a quite pathethic condition), I hope I'll manage to beat this (by continuing in EU4); but yeah, it's constant warfare and death to thousands all the time. The Empire doesn't get any break.
Martha has a normal child portrait, not the Mediterranean one. As for it not being that bad, I'm Greek and last I looked at my mirror, my skin wasn't orange :laugh:Lol, that's actually a good point - or would be if Castillans and Italians weren't using this facepack too. But hey, it isn't that bad!
You are Greek? That's great, I may have later few questions to you concerning Greek grammar properly when using Byzantine terminology, if you would be so kind to help me with itMartha has a normal child portrait, not the Mediterranean one. As for it not being that bad, I'm Greek and last I looked at my mirror, my skin wasn't orange :laugh:
Also, have you lost the Kataphraktoi? Wouldn't some retinues remain?
Good shape? I dunno if 80% losses during defensive war is a good condition Thank you very much!And the Angeloses have decided to keep the Tagmata and Themes in a good shape this time, it seems!
Thumbs up for a great AAR; I really like your writing style and knowledge of the Eastern Roman Empire!
Hope dies last, although concerning the sheer amount of destruction in Europe it may not take long before death takes it too.Loving this. It looks like you have hope, which I was not expecting.