OK, Casse checking back in. I finally got some time to play last night and this morning! It's still not an 'empire' but a thriving kingdom nonetheless.
I'm mainly just here to post the progress of the AI for everyone. Interesting. Gaul has been a protectorate of Rome for a couple/few years now and if I'm not mistaken they have a provence in Asia Minor. :hmmm:
255bc - Casse Campaign
One good thing about me posting Casse campaign pics is that everything you see on mainland Europe and Asia are AI. I've had no hand in anything off the island of Britain itself (thus far that is ).
I have to say this mod is so engrossing!!! I only have 3 provences but I am still have loads of fun building up my kingdom. In the next couple years I will raise an army to take wales (sorry don't remember ancient name of it) and then head north. The key to Casse (at least IMO) is patience. As for lack of archers, cav, etc. Meh. Who needs them. You have plenty of slingers and merc cav to recruite. The Casse Master Swordsmen look fun. I had a band of rebel CMS sit in my provence for several turns while I saved up some money. I was dying to bribe them into joining my forces. Alas, to no avail. You can be sure I didn't grant them quarter at the end of that battle. They had their chance!
Great mod guys! Thanks again!
I decided it would be better to take Caern-Brigantae and then Ynys-Mon later (better defensive position).
OK, still not an empire (hehe). But I can finally field a full stack and still make money. Things are pretty tight when you play Casse. But again, I think the key is patience and I now it's all paying off. Things should move a little faster as far as expansion now that I control most of Briton.