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Personal logo timurilank Supporting Member of TMP25 May 2018 3:09 a.m. PST

Overall, I was very pleased with how well the card system functioned for the Merovingian campaign. This helped create alliances, generate the necessary conflicts to include rebellions and set the political tone of interaction between the participating kingdoms. The fact that the first unification of the Frankish kingdoms did take place, albeit three years earlier, is quite surprising. Unfortunately, the region of Aquitaine was not part of that unification is due to the resurgence of the Later Visigoths (II/83a).

Historically, the Visigoths were defeated by Clovis (507) sending them across the Pyrennees. Nonetheless, duplicating those conflicts on the game board can generate different outcomes as was the case with the Later Visigoths and Middle Franks (III/5a).

I decided to test further the Later Visigoths and their ‘invincibility' of in the new homeland of Hispania. Here, they campaigned against the Suevi, fought the Byzantine, were besieged by the Franks and became embroiled in a number of civil wars. These historical matches did deliver a number of interesting points.

The Later Visigoths vs. the Suevi (Kingdom of Galicia).


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