Well, guess the Mongol army is trapped between a rock and a hard place. Imagine what it’ll do for Julius’ legitimacy if he captures the Khan alive and parades him through the streets, it’ll be a Triumph like no other.
I honestly expected Manuel to have less control over the Crusade, given how rowdy the Crusaders can be.
I imagine that given the distance from the Roman heartland that the Egyptian interior will be divided up between different Crusader lords with some sort of Feudal arrangement.
Epic update, I suppose we’ve been spoiled but it seems like it’s 5 updates worth of content compressed into 1!
Assuming Ibrahim is finished, so would the next phase of the war be an Indian invasion? Conquering the entire lot is impossible but I’m sure there’s plenty of loot involved?
Getting the sense that Artemios will fulfil much more of the traditional “Emperor” responsibilities whilst freeing up Alexis to be a full time general without any additional baggage. Provided Komnenoi remain loyal it sounds like a more potent combination.
The Romans can take the key port cities and rule from Alexandria. The Crusaders take the rest as a vassal (that’ll break away when the Romans eventually have a civil war).
We know already that Jerusalem will become a kingdom soon, will it be both Levantine and Egypt? I think it’ll be interesting...
How dominant is Greek the Empire? If the Exarchs of Italy are taking old Roman names maybe not so much.
Looks like the Makurians got off easy, a decisive battle killing their king should have resulted in more tribute or concessions.
Going to echo the sentiments here. This war was a great victory for the United Kingdom’s, but a massive loss for the Kingdom of England.
And won’t this naval rebalancing also affected Ireland too? They don’t have much to offer anyway so now it’s really the Kingdom of France + 2.
All things considered, this is probably the best result to ensure peace on the western border whilst the Romans are free to focus on the Ottomans.
Lombardy has been severely neutered, and a series of independent buffer states guaranteed by all major powers involved. Rome even got to keep Rome!