I'm in real trouble in my English campaign at the moment. The year is around about 1270 and the Moors own all of Spain and Southern France and sadly the regions I was holding in Northern France were taken in a brutal Norwegian incursion.
My only region in mainland Europe now consists of a Fortress in Eastern France, and that's looking like it's about to fall any turn now.
I've launched an invasion force into Spain, not out of the hope of actually conquering it (The Moors are way too strong), but to raid and pillage basically, just to try and put a dent in their unstoppable war machine.
Alright so I've got a few problems...
1. The Moors military seems to consist of millions of men, I destroy two full stacks in a bloody battle for a castle and 4 more pop up from Spain and kill the remaining survivors....sticky situation.
2. I have nothing to stop the Moors! I was basically banking on getting some stronger units to finally stop the Moorish invasion of Europe and drive them back into North Africa, but no luck, I'm stuck with the odd unit of Feudal Knights and Spearmen Sergeants against their waves of heavily armoured spearmen and .... Christian Guard
My hope was that since I've apparently been told that firelocks were in the works, then I would be able to build them and use modern weaponry to counteract the Moors strength which is armour, but no luck, I've upgraded Nottingham with everything possible, bar changing it to a city, and the best unit I can get is dismounted feudal knights, which strangely seem to do worse against the Moors than Spearmen Sergeants do.
Is there a certain point where firearms become available for development? I got the message/video saying they were invented, but I'm guessing you have to wait till a certain date to recruit firelock units ? Does anyone know any tactics for holding back the unstoppable force that is THE MOORS!