Total War

6 10 2007

So what have i done all Saturday?

I bought the expansion pack to medieval total war 2 about a week ago. It lets you play 4 different campaigns based on different historical events, one of them being the early exploration of america.

now obviously i had to choose to be the Apache indians. The aztecs, mayans, tarascans, and thlaxacans are all similar and reside in the south. the apache (me) are the northernmost with the chichimec (similar to apaches like the 4 above are similar) are below us. The apaches can use guns and horses after defeating an army using that technology, unlike the 4 southern mesoamericans. (chichimec can too)

In the beginning i mostly just established trade routes with other nations and conquered rebel settlements making my empire grow. however a lot of things happened during this time. New Spain allied with the tarascans and thlazacans and pretty much wiped out the aztecs. then they all turned on each other with the tarascans ultimatly becoming the most powerful and new spain getting completely wiped out. (i think i took a few lands from the chichimec then we agreed to a ceasefire)

Spreading both east, west, and southwards (mostly against rebels, the whole northern coast of the gulf of mexico to florida were rebel lands, mostly rebel tribes who didnt want to become part of my great nation) New France decided to go south from where they entered the new world and low and behold i had those settlements, so they could either travel through my lands or take my settlements now. They choose to fight us….big mistake.

We wiped out New France before they could even get one settlement. thus we began to train horse and gun units.

Now i had crippled the chichimecs western lands taking them all along the coast of the pacific ocean until i found tarascan land. oh lord they had grown big and powerful. This is the beginning of the Apache-Tarascan War.

Our most devout priest of the great spirit called a warpath upon Octolan, the closest tarascan settlement. (did i mention everyone followed the sun god, even the chichimec?) 4 great war chiefs including the apache chiefs son went on the warpath and eventually conquered octolan after much bloodshed and many great victories (being outnumbered about 2 to 1)

As soon as this happened, one chief died from unknown reasons, one was assasinated, and so i had to send my best assassin to defend this area, the tarascans had a great amount of skilled assassins and the best way to fight this was with one of my own.

Astook the chiefs son patrolled the land leaving 215 men behind in octolan. the tarascans would not be defeated so easily, they assaulted the city wanting to quickly take it back before we could get a foothold. Astook came in behind them but sadly Ysika the Great Warrior and his 215 men were already defeated.

Astook adopted a new son, however he was quickly assassinated. Fearing for his life Astook went to the next city over, ahuatilin and made this the new apache capital. Soon the peasents of octolan revolted and allowed the tarascans to take over without a fight. the tarascans exterminated the population as soon as they arrived.

An uneasy peace settled as we finally conquered the chichimecs, and all the rebel tribes along the northern gulf of mexico coast and florida.

Another warpath was called and many chiefs answered, we took back octolan easily and then colotan to the north and another small village to the south. (after the tarascans failed to take our capital and decided to give up taking back octolan)

Now we must take the last rebel tribe, the yamacraw in northern florida, and we must advance upon the tarascan lands from the what once were chichimec lands.

(note, the mayans destroyed New England Colonies in this time, and the thlaxacans have two settlements in tarascan lands because the tarascans made them a slave empire)

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2 responses

6 10 2007
The DT

Just in time for Columbus Day, too!

7 10 2007
Ellira

Aww, I miss the days of playing computer games all weekend … I need to find me a good game …

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