My unstoppable orcs have landed on the south western continent and have started laying waste to Bannor‘s cities. The city of Trinity soon falls and my minions use it as the basecamp for this campaign. With my new auxiliary troops, I should be able to sweep Capria away, setting the stage for a final showdown with Cardith Lorda. Oh, I forgot to mention I had new troops available? Well, let me show you…
So last time, I was worried about a counter attack from the Sidar and a inbound Mercurian galleon. Turns out there was no need to worry: the (now rather) large army continues to slaughter all before it, and my pirate ships easily take care of the galleon.What’s more, thanks to the spoils of war, my economy, and hence research is doing a little better now. It’s hardly a sustainable model in the long run, but I’m hoping that the Sidar will soon crumble into insignificance. And with the world’s strongest nation (at least in terms of technology) reduced to dust, I should be free to pick the remaining factions off one by one.
With the invasion of the Sidar stepping up a gear, it seems like a good time to use my world spell,For the Horde. This conversts 50% of the world’s barbarian orcish units to my cause. While it probably won’t help a huge amount at this stage of the game (probably more useful a bit earlier) I’m hoping I’ll at least gain a few raiding parties to harass the other nations with. Also, it will give me a better idea of the lay of the land beyond my borders!
It looks like there’s a big open expanse down in the south, populated by the odd giant
War… war changes…
The Clan of Embers has converted over to the Octopus Overlords:
The power beneath the Aegean waves is said to be more powerful than any other, but the Overlords are unfocused and follow a thousand different obscure agendas. The Disciples of the Overlords dare not expose themselves directly to the conflicting commands of their masters and instead use the poor as intermediaries. They are quickly driven insane by the process, which the disciples prefer as it keeps them from manipulating the message. They also share the process of turning a Warrior into The Drown, undead thralls, a process with few volunteers.
This has spurned our tribal elders on, and with their advice we have learned the secrets of warfare:
Our lands were forged through strife. The land was never given to us; we had to carve it out of Nature’s grasp with our swords and axes. We are a minority of good men in an evil world, and so we must be ever watchful, ever vigilant, lest the more vicious people of the world should take our lands for theirs.
– Jasper Rendrahl, Paladin of the Order
The enemies of the clan will know no mercy.
See, I told you I hadn’t given up on this game! And while i haven’t quite worked out the best way to play the situation I outlined in the last post, I have made some progress. Firstly, I’ve finally switched my government from God King to Aristocracy. While this is maybe a little less in keeping with the orc-ish way, the economy comes first, and hopefully this will stem the tide of unneeded orcish axemen and archers from my capital city. As, I still don’t have a navy.
Because this keeps happening
Ok, it’s been a while, I apologise. My excuses are many: moving house, work, playing some over games, etc. But, the recent 10 year long Civ 2 game story has given me some motivation to make sure I finish this game.
So, the current state of affairs is thus: my heartland is a landlocked peninsula, which has forced me to become a nation of sea-faring orcs. Well, this is perhaps over selling my navy. The Clan of Embers‘s research is pretty lousy, and so my ships are pretty basic too. For the first two campaigns, this wasn’t a problem, but recently my enemies have started a counter attack, and I find my empire split over four regions separated by water and mountains.
So, now that the west has been won (well, at least the north-west) it’s time to explore the lands to the south. However, first I’ll have to get past the sea monsters that have started patrolling these waters. Once the turtle has been dealt with, I’ll be free to swarm through the southern jungles.