Decapitated the Emperor of Constantinople. The brother of the Triune Emperor bought the old title of the Latin Emperor.Sorry for nitpicking, is it decapited the emperor of constationople or decapited by the emperor of constatinople?
Is it time for the Empire to strike back? There should be a lot of Hungarian campaign veterans still on a victory high. Iskander should still be knee deep in subduing India, pulling troops out to fight the Romans will leave his conquests open to revolts or even Vijayanagara.HanEmpire: What makes you think it’s Iskandar causing the difficulties?
I think the Romans are waiting until the one of best generals of the last century dies.Is it time for the Empire to strike back? There should be a lot of Hungarian campaign veterans still on a victory high. Iskander should still be knee deep in subduing India, pulling troops out to fight the Romans will leave his conquests open to revolts or even Vijayanagara.
An empire stretching from Mesopotamia to Northern India is a massive stretch of land. How well developed is the Ottoman road network (considering that for most of its history it has been subjugated to invasion after invasion by steppe hordes?).ImperatorAlexander: That’s what Demetrios is thinking. Letting the Turks control the trans-Aras, giving them a direct invasion route to Anatolia via Armenia, is not something the Romans will tolerate if they can help it. It’s the road the Seljuks took in the late 1000s.
And I don't believe that the Rajputs would wholesale go over to Iskander's side here. And anyway they have a powerful co-religionist state within supporting distance. Even in OTL the Rajputs were the last rulers to submit to the Mughals as a whole and if they had support to resist the Mughals they likely would have resisted even longer. They have the support necessary to do that here. And I don't know why all westerners tend to downplay the competence of war making of other peoples. Rajputs had no qualms about being outnumbered in battles or sieges, their ferocity in battle remained the same. You could see that in most engagements with the Mughals they were hopelessly outnumbered and yet, bloodied the enemy badly before being defeated.Has anyone had the idea of reducing or abolishing cannon taxes on Imperial Merchant ships yet? Or would that lead to piracy and black market sales of Roman guns (since the government wouldn't check them as well)?
Also what's Vijayanagara been up to lately? Can't imagine they or the Portuguese are happy about a massive Muslim empire setting down roots.