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  1. HBO's Gaul

    It's 2021. Some big TV network (doesn't actually have to be HBO) seeking to emulate the success of shows like Game of Thrones and Vikings, is looking to the past for inspiration for a drama series, and has settled on Gaul and Britannia during the Gallic Wars from 58 BC to 52 BC ending with the...
  2. WI: Norman victory, but William and Harold both die at Hastings?

    It's the 14th of October, 1066 at Hastings. The now legendary Battle of Hastings rages on. As we know, at one point in the battle, William was believed by his troops to have been struck down, and to prevent his army from going into a full panicked retreat, William raised his helmet to show his...
  3. Map Thread XIV

    As a guy who lives in Hartlepool, County Durham just north of Teesside, I'd put Hartlepool and all of Teesside in Northumbria. Hartlepool is in County Durham IRL. Middlesbrough and the Teesside area are in North Yorkshire technically, but their being in Yorkshire is just... I don't know, it...
  4. Without Alexander's Conquest, When Would the Achaemenid Empire Have Fallen Apart?

    I imagine it'd still take at least another century or two. You could very well see the Achaemenid Empire survive right into the 2nd century BC. As Shahrasayr said, Alexander really did just come out of nowhere and topple everything. He smashed the status quo. The empire was already on a decline...
  5. Crusader Kings II - Paradox Entertainement (02/12)

    To be fair, my Empire of Britannia has a few Karlings in it, and I even made one of them the Duke of the Hebrides I think, but that's not really out of any desire to preserve the dynasty. There's plenty of them still in Europe, despite the collapse of the Carolingian Empire :) I just granted...
  6. Crusader Kings II - Paradox Entertainement (02/12)

    Meh, why try to preserve the Karling dynasty? Let it wither and die as it should, for all the CKII Old Gods games it has made so terribly difficult.
  7. Crusader Kings II - Paradox Entertainement (02/12)

    That's a fair few blobs you've got in your game there. It seems like everything in central Europe and the Balkans at least has managed to unify into just a handful of countries as opposed to being broken up into fucktonnes of duchies. I still can't wrap my head around the Byzantines losing...
  8. Crusader Kings II - Paradox Entertainement (02/12)

    Lapsed Pacifist, that gave me a bit of a chuckle. So did your character actually get syphilis? I'm not sure how it works in CKII and whether or not the trait is 100% certain to pass on. Presumably yes but, worth a check I think :) Anyway, I think I found out exactly why the Byzantine Empire...
  9. Crusader Kings II - Paradox Entertainement (02/12)

    How on earth did that come about? Ruled by a Muslim emperor of some Asian ethnicity who is a part of the Doukas dynasty? Was that the result of a Holy War against the Byzantines or something? And how much land does the Muslim Byzantine Empire rule over?
  10. Crusader Kings II - Paradox Entertainement (02/12)

    So in that game I mentioned a page or so back about father-daughter incest, this is an update on the status of that game. So like I said, I led the Duchy of Northumbria to forming the Kingdom of England with my father, King Aelfgar the Great, and in 932 I formed the Empire of Britannia with my...
  11. Crusader Kings II - Paradox Entertainement (02/12)

    Speaking of incest and potential incest, this just happened in my game as King of a Northumbria-led Kingdom of England, in 928. Yes, that is my daughter who literally JUST came of age. As good as her traits are, I can't afford a family scandal, nor can I afford to have an inbred, bastard son...
  12. Crusader Kings II - Paradox Entertainement (02/12)

    Yeah it works for me, I've used it multiple times in the past with no problems. Last time I used it, the Byzantines went ape from 1070 onwards and ended up conquering the Balkans, AND pushed east to the Caspian Sea, as you do. HRE ended up buttfucking France into rebellion, so Aquitaine formed...
  13. Crusader Kings II - Paradox Entertainement (02/12)

    Oh good Lord, I've seen that a number of times :') I'm sure the developers of the mod are going to fix this at some point, right? It's funny to see male characters getting the honor, but it's still a bug that needs to be fixed.
  14. Crusader Kings II - Paradox Entertainement (02/12)

    So I'm playing the Game of Thrones mod as Tywin Lannister, Lord Paramount of the Westerlands and all-around badass. No nonsense, to be taken seriously at all times, etc. Then this happens. I'm sure this has happened to a few of you, but it always gets a chuckle from me when male characters...
  15. AH Cultural Descriptions

    A quote made famous in the 1962 Spaghetti Western movie, 'Only Road to the Prairie', spoken by the character Marshal Samworth; played by George Hankinson, when the Marshal's men panic and consider retreating upon realizing they were being surrounded by the Blackboot Gang. The phrase soon caught...
  16. Crusader Kings II - Paradox Entertainement (02/12)

    Thought I'd upload an image of my game on CKII as the now King of Portugal, as of 1152.
  17. Crusader Kings II - Paradox Entertainement (02/12)

    Byzantium went absolutely ape against the Slavic Balkans countries, Croatia included, and they've also expanded far in the east all the way to the Caspian Sea in the Caucasus, despite having been on the losing side of a Holy War by the Fatimids who conquered the entire de jure Kingdom of...
  18. Crusader Kings II - Paradox Entertainement (02/12)

    Oh damn. So on my game that I mentioned before as the Doux of Athens, I kept playing it until his death, as I felt I'd hit a road block with him, i.e. it was becoming more and more difficult for me to obtain land, what with the Fatimids and the Seljuks proving too dangerous to pursue a claim...
  19. Crusader Kings II - Paradox Entertainement (02/12)

    Apparently that's exactly what happened. William seemingly won the throne, but evidently did not kill Harold Godwinson. William was then defeated by Harald Hardrada who became King, before eventually being overthrown as Harold Godwinson was put on the throne of England by faction demand. Also of...
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