Any of you ever played Crusader Kings?
Well, they got a pretty decent Westeros mod for it.
- The guy quit in the middle of development because he didn't like the last two books...
So there's only two scenarios(start dates), one at Robert's Rebellion, and one called "The Winds of Winter" (nothing to do with the next book) which starts randomly a bit after Stannis goes north.
I recently did a pretty interesting game with the Arryns starting from the second one, and I thought I'd share it with you guys as an AAR.
I don't know if this is how old Harrold Hardying should be, but in the second scenario beginning he was about 4. I believe he's actually supposed to be about 15. So I believe the scenario starts around 300 AL.
At this time, the Vale is incredibly split up, with Yohn Royce also trying to take over the vale. 1/3 is in Eyrie hands, 1/3 is in Royce's (Runestone's) hands, and the rest is independent, save one of the Fingers which Baelish's father owns (thus Baelish rules it from his holdings in Harrenhal).
Robert Arryn dies off pretty quickly, and Harrold Hardying comes to power. Over the next, say 30 years,
I started building up a new dynasty worthy of succeeding the extinct Arryns (they've all died).
About 40 years in, almost half the Vale is re-united under my banner, even if some of my bannermen might be less than.... content.
However, Petyr Baelish's son still controlled the Vale in name. Took me about 1000 prestige to finally get a claim on that...
My recent ally, the Freys (don't hate ) , and the independent lords of Redfort, were both engaged in a war with the Baelish's, so I took this chance to take my newly forged blades, and march through the Bloody Gate and out into the Riverlands towards the God's Eye, to fight my new foe.
Since Harrenhal itself was, well, Harrenhal, I captured all the fiefs around God's Eye besides Harrenhal and forced the Baelish's to relinquish their lordship of Vale.
The war lasted around 3 years, and caused the death of two subsequent marshals, massive discontent and instability in the Vale, and the death of Harrold himself. His son Canther succeeded him and finished the war.
My armies and levies returned to their families and homes, and the new Hardying lord came to Eyrie's throne
with discontent and treason among his bannermen. He will have to spend the next few years piecing together the kingdom. (And then a war with the Royce's will be imminent...)
So it's approximately 345 AL now.
Here is a screenshot of the current situation:
Spoiler Alert, click show to read:
Just thought I'd share this with you guys. You might find it interesting.
On a side note, I'm considering making a proper Westeros mod with many scenarios for Crusader Kings II when it comes out. http://pc.ign.com/objects/084/084061.html