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    Re: [AAR] Scotland: An Alternative History

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    With the defeat of Norway and our strong alliances with Venice, Denmark and The Papal States, our position in Europe is secure.

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    It is finished.
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    While Etmond mac Gartnait made his heroic march through southern France, King Cailean moved up the coast from Iberia with the now full strength 13th Scottish Nobles and Giric mac Chormaic...
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    Our continued aggression against Norway led to excommunication. With a large and elite Papal force camped in Iberia, Cailean mac Eogain, now King, made...
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    While Etmond mac Gartnait battled his way through southern France, the mac Chormaics began their assault on Scandinavia. Young Somairle mac Chormaic raised a mercenary force and struck at...
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    In 1386 Etmond mac Gartnait and his mercenary army laid siege to the fortress of Toulouse in southern France. in 1387, when challenged by a powerful Norwegian force, he decided to break the...
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    The sleeping giant is already pushing south into Iberia... stirring up trouble in France is a desperate attempt to halt Norwegian progress. This will be an all out war against a very powerful enemy.
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    While war was raging in Iberia, Etmond mac Gartnait raised a force in Rhodes and, recruiting mercenaries on the way, sailed west along the coast of north Africa. His mission was to defeat the...
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    After defeating the Portuguese on the march to Toledo, Prince Cailean moved on the citadel with an army bolstered by mercenaries and men from the 16th. Wary of allowing Portuguese...
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    Thank you Alwyn (I don't think one can submit oneself to that competition).



    Yes, this was one confusing battle! If the conditions had not been as dire at Jucar we could have attacked Valencia...
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    Thank you Alwyn (I don't think one can submit oneself to that competition).



    Yes, this was one confusing battle! If the conditions had not been as dire at Jucar we could have attacked Valencia...
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    While Feradach moved his now reinforced 4th Hibernian on Leon, Prince Cailean finally had the opportunity to strike south into enemy territory. In 1383 he was attacked on his way towards...
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    Sailing north from Africa, the 4th Hibernian landed at Oporto and broke the Portuguese siege. Trapping the besiegers between the garrison and his own...
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    In 1380 the invasion suffered another setback when Cathal, bastard son of Matne mac Bróccín, married a Venetian princess. This selfish and treacherous...
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    Grand Master Máel Domnaich, perhaps foolishly, decided to throw the dice and attack Valencia. With culverin he assaulted the corner of the outer wall,...
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    Leaving Murcia, the 12th Hospitaller made their way north towards the fortress of Valencia. In the spring of 1378 they defended the Jucar crossing against a...
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    In 1376 Prince Cailean landed his 13th Highland Nobles, bolstered by spear militia, and struck south for Salamanca. This bold move surprised the enemy and...
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    The First Iberian Invasion was led, with great success, by the mac Bróccín clan. Veterans of the war in Flanders, these brave and martial Scotsmen took Burgos, Leon and Oporto for the Crown...
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    Re: [AAR] Scotland: An Alternative History

    Thank you.



    Yes, from what our spies have gathered they have thoroughly modern armies with many Late Musketeers, late cavalry and swordsmen. This invasion, I fear, may not be as simple as...
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    It is 1375 and King Gille Micheil mac Eógaín, son of King Cainneach, is King of Britain. Our possessions in the Baltic remain strong under the firm dominion...
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    It proved difficult, especially financially and Portugal got the upper hand in Iberia. However, our Mediterranean colonies were free from conflict and the Baltic states can easily rebuff Mongolian...
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    England's move proved to be foolish. They split their huge army and sent half their forces, under Jacob Trevelyn, to deal with the Norwegian landing party to the east of York while Captain...
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    The battle for Britain began in 1335 with the taking of York by Gille Escoib mac Eogain, now King of Scotland. His army, the 1st Heavy Pike, garrisoned the...
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    It is the winter of 1342 and it has been a troublesome five years for the Empire. In 1338 and 1339 the armies of Norway stormed through Flanders, smashing...
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    In 1337 the English attempted to retake York but the First Pike easily defeated the attack.

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    ​With the successful defense of both Leon and York our empire had proved once again the strength of it's men and the guile of it's commanders. Yet now, more...
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    ​In 1336 the Portuguese, with support from their allies Aragon, attempted to retake Leon.

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    ​Matne mac Bróccín positioned his troops in the city square and...
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    Re: [AAR] Scotland: An Alternative History

    Thanks!
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    In 1335 the First Pike moved on York, laying siege to the city. That winter English reinforcements arrived and Prince Gille Escoib, brother to King Cainneach, prepared for battle.
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    I'm playing a campaign but I can't tell what year it is because the number doesn't show on the bottom left of the screen.

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    Re: [AAR] Scotland: An Alternative History

    I find defending a fortress/ citadel with (especially with Scotland) very straightforward, defending a town/ city more complex and enjoyable while open field battles to be somewhat more unpredictable...
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    While the mac Bróccín clan were occupied in Iberia, Norway made another attempt on Antwerp. It was left to the garrison commander Captain Gille Coemgain to defend the citadel.
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    They would have been very easy to beat once the pike army was constructed and all their soldiers were on the continent but I thought that would be quite boring indeed! Now they have armies in England...
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    At war with Portugal, King Cainneach moved the rest of the mac Bróccín clan as pieces on a chess board to support the daring incursion by Cathal the Ugly. Feradach mac Bróccín was now dead but...
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    While war brewed at home King Cainneach made another daring decision to expand our possessions by sending Cathal mac Bróccín, son of Feradach, to take Burgos from our long time enemy Portugal....
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    Throughout our empire it has always been necessary to have strong defensive garrisons. At times we have used elite attack forces, such as the norse raiders of the Baltic and Feradach's Irish...
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    It was a miserable Flemish day when Feradach mac Bróccín and his Irish war-band reached the walls of Bruges. The rain pelted his sodden troops, lightning lit...
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    Yes, war is coming.

    The alliance with England is broken and I have blockaded the port of York in the hopes that they build up their forces near our borders. Hopefully they will put up a good fight...
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    It was not long before Cuilén mac Gartnait was called on to defend our colonies in the Mediterranean.

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    Excellent. Yes the Danes hold Constantinople (crusade) and the French have been destroyed by the English. The Portuguese are attempting a reconquista and allied to Aragon. The Moors remain strong...
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    Some years later the Lithuanians, led by Prince Jovridas, returned to lay siege to Riga.

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