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keyth
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To Forge an Empire

Post by keyth » Wed Jul 11, 2012 2:56 pm

*****NEWS*****

Spring, Year 1 of the Century of the Enlightened Turbot

The Known World is ripe for the taking. Twelve warlords have arisen and strive against one another for mastery....

https://skydrive.live.com/?cid=40461478 ... 6F26%21220

For the first season, I have randomised the player list and assigned each player two games versus the next two players in the list. Everyone will get four games in the first season (two as attacker, two as defender), after which we can descend into a free for all :) As it is Spring the challenges should be 400 points - REMEMBER that your mercenary army can only be used once per season!

GrudgeBringer should challenge Radio and ericdoman1
Radio should challenge ericdoman1 and Aristides
ericdoman1 should challenge Aristides and macsen
Aristides should challenge macsen and batesmotel
macsen should challenge batesmotel and iandavidsmith
batesmotel should challenge iandavidsmith and Tiavals
iandavidsmith should challenge Tiavals and Turk1964
Tiavals should challenge Turk1964 and Deeter
Turk1964 should challenge Deeter and keyth
Deeter should challenge keyth and phlewis
keyth should challenge phlewis and GrudgeBringer
phlewis should challenge GrudgeBringer and Radio

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From the producers of 'To Tame a Land' and 'To Tame a Land Redux', a new campaign is coming.... dust off your xyston, polish your sarrissa and try to find where you left your pelte. Watch this thread for details!

Players so far:

Keyth - Southern with Early Sarmatian mercenaries
Batesmotel - Barbarians with Alexandrian Macedonian mercenaries
Tiavals - Southern with Seleucid Successor mercenaries
Turk1964 - Southern with Early Achaemenid Persian(Plataea) mercenaries
Phlewis - Macedonian with Graeco-Bactrian mercenaries
Aristides - Eastern with Early Achaemenid Persian(Plataea) mercenaries
Macsen - Macedonian with Early Sarmatian mercenaries
Iandavidsmith - Eastern with Early Sarmatian mercenaries
Radio - Asiatic with Ipsos Alliance mercenaries
Deeter - Eastern with Lysimachid mercenaries
Ericdoman1 - Barbarian with Gupta Indian mercenaries
GrudgeBringer - Hellenic with Seleucid Successor mercenaries
Last edited by keyth on Fri Jul 20, 2012 12:43 pm, edited 18 times in total.
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Re: To Forge an Empire

Post by keyth » Wed Jul 11, 2012 2:58 pm

To Forge an Empire
A Campaign for Field of Glory
Immortal Fire

Background
The Known World abounds with city-states and small nations, all competing for wealth, territory and prestige. However, none of them have your vision, an empire of cities and nations to sprawl across the world...

The Campaign
To win the campaign a player must control six city-states and/or regions, referred to as 'territories'. Territories are assigned based on the player's current Renown score:

0 - 99 No territories
100 - 299 One
300 - 599 Two
600 - 999 Three
1000 - 1499 Four
1500 - 1999 Five
2000+ Six

Each turn represents one season. Seasons affect the number of troops that can be raised:

Spring 400 points
Summer 500 points
Autumn 300 points
Winter Reorganisation

Each player must choose a 'Region' to belong to. This affects which army lists are available, though each faction may have one army list available from another region as a mercenary force. See the scoring section below for the effect of mercenaries. Each winter, a new mercenary army must be chosen. After the first year, each player has the option of choosing a different region (just in case you are hating the lists you have chosen).

The Map
The map is a graphical representation of the current size of each player's empire. It has no strategic function in the campaign but is there for flavour and bragging rights.

https://skydrive.live.com/?cid=40461478 ... 6F26%21220

Armies and Battles
Each player starts with their region's army lists from ‘Immortal Fire’ plus one mercenary list. Any list may be used in each attack (with the exception of the mercenary list which can be used once per season) and can be tailored as required; army composition is not fixed in any way. A non-mercenary list can be used for no more than three consecutive seasons - it must then be 'rested' for at least one active season (Spring, Summer, Autumn). A player may attack twice per season.

https://skydrive.live.com/?cid=40461478 ... 6F26%21225

Battles should be fought with Fog of war and Double moves ON. The attacker should host a battle of the relevant size for the season.

Scoring Renown
Battles are where Renown is won and lost.

Battle (Army points / 2) - ( (BP lost / Starting BP) * (Army points / 2) )
Winning +0
Winning with mercenary army -10 (minimum 0)
Own camp looted -20
Enemy commander killed, Troop +5
Enemy commander killed, Field +10
Enemy commander killed, Inspired +20
Resigning a battle -(100 + ( (BP lost / Starting BP) * (Army points / 2) ))

Note: Hellenistic Eleian list may not use Roman allies (nor can any other lists that have slipped through the net ;) )
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Tiavals
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Re: To Forge an Empire

Post by Tiavals » Wed Jul 11, 2012 8:13 pm

I believe I will take the Southern list. I love my chariots.

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Re: To Forge an Empire

Post by keyth » Wed Jul 11, 2012 8:39 pm

It's a bold choice, but I like it! I am torn at the moment... Southern has some attraction as I have got the Egyptian lists to work a little bit. Asiatic is a bit munchkin, as is Macedonian. I loves me some HF armoured spears but Hellenic has little else. Barbarian is a bit of a wild card and Eastern is ellies and archers... Where to start? :)
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Re: To Forge an Empire

Post by macsen » Wed Jul 11, 2012 9:37 pm

I have a preference for the Macedonians, Barbarians as a backup.

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Re: To Forge an Empire

Post by Radio » Wed Jul 11, 2012 10:25 pm

I'm bad enough to get away with a munchkin pick so I'll go asiatic please.

Also the second link just takes me to a windows live ID sign in? Is it supposed to do that?

Also Also when do we pick our mercs and do we ever get to change them?

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Re: To Forge an Empire

Post by iandavidsmith » Thu Jul 12, 2012 2:42 am

I know i might regret this , but i love elephants
i will travel with the easterns :-D

Cheers
Ian

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Re: To Forge an Empire

Post by phlewis » Thu Jul 12, 2012 4:32 am

I will take Macedonian with Greaco Bactrian as mercenaries.

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Re: To Forge an Empire

Post by keyth » Thu Jul 12, 2012 12:19 pm

Radio wrote:I'm bad enough to get away with a munchkin pick so I'll go asiatic please.

Also the second link just takes me to a windows live ID sign in? Is it supposed to do that?

Also Also when do we pick our mercs and do we ever get to change them?
'Munchkin' was perhaps a little unfair :) I'll check out the link now and try to sort it out. Mercs are selected at start-up and must be changed every winter season.

Edit: Have changed spreadsheet to image so should work now.
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Re: To Forge an Empire

Post by keyth » Thu Jul 12, 2012 1:58 pm

Added option to change region after the first year in case anyone is saddled with a region they are not enjoying.
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Re: To Forge an Empire

Post by batesmotel » Thu Jul 12, 2012 2:16 pm

keyth wrote:
Radio wrote:I'm bad enough to get away with a munchkin pick so I'll go asiatic please.

Also the second link just takes me to a windows live ID sign in? Is it supposed to do that?

Also Also when do we pick our mercs and do we ever get to change them?
'Munchkin' was perhaps a little unfair :) I'll check out the link now and try to sort it out. Mercs are selected at start-up and must be changed every winter season.

Edit: Have changed spreadsheet to image so should work now.
I find that the windows links (skydrive.live.com) don't work in Chrome. Seem to work in IE and in Firefox.

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deeter
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Re: To Forge an Empire

Post by deeter » Thu Jul 12, 2012 3:49 pm

I would like to join in if there's room. Since two people have already called Macedon, I'd like to be Easteren with Lysimachid mercenaries.

Deeter.

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Re: To Forge an Empire

Post by keyth » Thu Jul 12, 2012 4:17 pm

deeter wrote:I would like to join in if there's room. Since two people have already called Macedon, I'd like to be Easteren with Lysimachid mercenaries.

Deeter.
Yep, you're in :)
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Re: To Forge an Empire

Post by Fedem » Thu Jul 12, 2012 7:40 pm

Hi, I will go Hellenistic if there is room.

Tks!

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Re: To Forge an Empire

Post by Radio » Fri Jul 13, 2012 12:27 am

keyth wrote: 'Munchkin' was perhaps a little unfair :) I'll check out the link now and try to sort it out. Mercs are selected at start-up and must be changed every winter season.

Edit: Have changed spreadsheet to image so should work now.

Thanks it works now.

For my merc pick I think I'll go with Ipsos Alliance thanks.

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Re: To Forge an Empire

Post by keyth » Fri Jul 13, 2012 7:48 am

Fedem wrote:Hi, I will go Hellenistic if there is room.

Tks!
Sure, adding you now.
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Re: To Forge an Empire

Post by iandavidsmith » Fri Jul 13, 2012 9:29 am

iandavidsmith wrote:I know i might regret this , but i love elephants
i will travel with the easterns :-D

Cheers
Ian
I also Nominate Early Sarmations as my Merc's
Ta
Ian

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Re: To Forge an Empire

Post by keyth » Fri Jul 13, 2012 11:23 am

I've got the scoring spreadsheet primed and ready to roll, we have enough players... all we need is a few players to make decisions and we can get rolling! :)
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Re: To Forge an Empire

Post by Turk1964 » Fri Jul 13, 2012 11:45 am

Ok after much deliberation im going with the South and EAP(Platea) Mercs. Good luck to all :D

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Re: To Forge an Empire

Post by macsen » Fri Jul 13, 2012 1:20 pm

For allies I'll have Early Sarmatian.

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